The mandate of the conference is to improve on IDEAS through research, evidence-informed decisions across teaching, learning and leadership. The conference brings together Innovators, Designers, Educators, Academics and Students (IDEAS) from K-12, post-secondary and government to rise to the challenge of designing for today’s new learning landscape.

Recent Submissions

  • It's Not About Ideas, It's About Concepts: Teachers' Experiences Desiging Robotics Tasks 

    Alonso-Yanez, Gabriela; Duong, Kaitlin; Edge, Caytlin; MacLellan, Andrew; Polakovic, Dominika (University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    Research reports that use of robotics construction kits allow children to improve planning, reasoning, and problem-solving skills while also providing opportunities to engage in collaboration and teamwork. Incorporating ...
  • Attending and Responding to What Matters: A Protocol to Enhance Mathematics Pedagogy 

    Metz, Martina; Preciado Babb, Paulino; Sabbaghan, Soroush; Davis, Brent; Ashebir, Alemu (University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    For four years we have invested in improving mathematics teaching at the elementary level. By drawing from diverse research emphases in mathematics education and by considering the impact of lessons in terms of student ...
  • Using Variation to Critique and Adapt Mathematical Tasks 

    Metz, Martina; Preciado Babb, Armando Paulino; Sabbaghan, Soroush; Davis, Brent; Ashebir, Alemu (University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    We report on four key ideas we have found important in our work with teachers based on almost five years of research with the Math Minds Initiative. These ideas combine the Variation Theory of Learning with a strong focus ...
  • Making Meaning of Periodic Functions through Body Movements 

    Martinez Ortega, Minerva; Preciado Babb, Armando Paulino; Velasco, Hugo Rogelio Mejia (University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    We report high school students' meaning making process of the sinusoidal function when engaged in a dynamic activity based on body movements. Using a distance sensor connected to graphing software, students were asked to ...
  • An Interpretive Exercise in Moving from Research to Assessment in Language Arts 

    Blackman, Galicia (University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    Research on dialogic learning practices supports the use of dialogic contexts for language students, but actual teaching practice provides little evidence of corresponding assessments. In order to facilitate a qualitative ...
  • Better Together: Fostering Effective Relationships for Authentic Learning Partnerships 

    Meredith, Jennifer; Robertson, Travis; Kistorma, Ita; McKenty, Sanghamitra Dhar; McClernon, Frank (University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    Educational leaders need to consider the necessity of effective collaboration in complex educational networks. The Campus Calgary/Open Minds model allows students to directly benefit from complex relationships between ...
  • Instructional Leadership: The Art of Asking Questions to Promote Teaching Effectiveness 

    Rushton, Kenzie (University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    There is a growing body of literature that highlights the ways to support professional conversations on the part of leadership through processes and protocols. However, there are few opportunities for instructional leaders ...
  • Professional Development Partners 

    Thomas, Christy (University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    Professional development is integral for improving teaching and learning. This paper highlights research from a mixed methods study on the potential impact of a partnership providing teacher Professional Development (PD) ...
  • School Work, Adolescent Depression and the Classroom 

    Arguera, Nahum (University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    Studies suggest that adolescents report a variety of academic stressors, which can have detrimental effects on mental health. Using the Health Behavior in School-Aged Children survey (2005/6 data), this paper provides an ...
  • Responding to the Calls to Action: Indigenizing a Graduate Program 

    Pratt, Yvonne Poitras; Lablonde, Solange; Hanson, Aubrey; Danyluk, Patricia (University of Calgary, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, 2017-05)
    In this article, we present our work on Indigenizing pedagogy as a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015) Calls to Action. While Indigenous scholars provide access to the written voices of First Peoples ...

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