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Concept-Based Learning: Making Authentic, Real-World Connections for Deep Inquiry in a New Paradigm
Presented by: Future Design School
Monday, June 01, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Thursday, June 04, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Friday, June 05, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Session Location:
About the Session:

As experienced designers, educators take a human centred approach to designing units and lessons that build future ready skills and competencies. Participants work in teams to design and implement interdisciplinary, concept-based learning experiences that build cross-curricular skills and authentic inquiry. Aligning with the Alberta Teaching Quality Standard, this workshop introduces educators to a mindset and methodology for creative problem solving, providing hands-on experience with actionable tools for rapid brainstorming, user storyboarding and soliciting collaborative feedback. Participants learn how to develop a culture of creative problem solving and are given a framework for thinking about how to approach concept-based learning from a design thinking perspective. 


Intended Outcomes:

  • Develop a common language and process for human-centred experience design and making authentic real world connections
  • Build a mindset and methodology for creative problem solving
  • Use design thinking to build concept-based learning experiences 
  • Design and implement concept-based units/le


About the Presenter(s):
Future Design School

Professional Learning Opportunities for Alberta Teachers and School Leaders

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2020
Cost: $0.00
Focus(es): Curriculum Shifts (Concept based)
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Primary and High School teachers