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IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation, is the fourth annual conference co-hosted by the Werklund School of Education and the Galileo Educational Network at the University of Calgary. The mandate of IDEAS is to study innovative teaching and leading practices that support student intellectual engagement in K-12 and post-secondary. This conference brings together thought leaders and researchers in the education community who rise to the challenge of designing for innovation.

Coming together to study learning, teaching and assessment in dynamic relationships, we design new practice, new knowledge and new research questions. This conference is creating opportunities for research to inform practice and practice to inform research.

Participants include members and leaders of professional and academic communities in K-12, post-secondary, and government.

Through collaborative work, we are rising to the challenge of:

  • Design Thinking
  • Higher Education Teaching and Learning
  • Indigenous Education
  • Language & Literacy
  • Leadership
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

The Canadian Education Association's What Did You Do In School Today? Teaching Effectiveness: A Framework and Rubric (Friesen 2009) addresses five core principles as a foundation for effective teaching in the knowledge era:

  • Teachers are designers of learning
  • Work students are asked to undertake is worth their time and attention
  • Assessment practices improve student learning and guide teaching
  • Teachers foster a variety of interdependent relationships, and
  • Teachers improve their practice in the company of their peers.

The College of Alberta School Superintendents' Twelfth Dimension Framework also addresses the idea that teachers need to be designers of 21st Century Learning. According to the framework, this requires the 1) development of strong authentic discipline-based inquiry; 2) scaffolding of student work and assessment practices that assist each child improving, growing and thriving; 3) the use of networked digital technologies to create knowledge-building classrooms; and 4) strong relationships with students, other teachers and experts in the field so to learn together.


  • College of Alberta School Superintendents. (2011). The Twelfth Dimension of the CASS Framework for School Systems Success: Systems Leadership for Learning Technology Success. Available for pdf download here.
  • Friesen, S. (2009).What did you do in school today? Teaching Effectiveness: A Framework and Rubric. Toronto: Canadian Education Association. Canadian Education Association. Toronto: Canadian Education Association.

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May-2016IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation Selected ProceedingsTakeuchi, Miwa Aoki; Babb, Armando Paulino Preciado; Lock, Jennifer
May-2016Critical Thinking in International Contexts: Poly-Ethnographic Accounts of Multicultural Research CollaborationWoodend, Jon; Fedoruk, Lisa; Beek, Avis; Wu, Xueqin; Roy, Sylvie; Groen, Janet; Li, Xiang
May-2016Students' Experiences of Group Work Revealed Through Mathematics AutobiographiesTakeuchi, Miwa Aoki; Towers, Jo
May-2016Designing for Student Engagement in an Online Doctoral Research Method CourseSimmons, Marlon; Parchoma, Gale; Jacobsen, Michele; Nelson, Dorothea; Bhola, Shaily
May-2016Juxtaposing Mathematical Extensions with Cognitvely Loaded Questions in the Mathematics ClassromSabbaghan, Soroush; Babb, Paulino Preciado; Metz, Martina; Pinchbeck, Geoffrey; Aljarrah, Ayman; Davis, Brent
May-2016Addressing the Challenge of Differentiation in Elementary Mathematics ClassroomsBabb, Paulino Preciado; Metz, Martina; Sabbaghan, Soroush; Pinchbeck, Geoffrey; Aljarrah, Ayman; Davis, Brent
May-2016Designing and Sharing Relational Space Through Decolonizing MediaPoitras Pratt, Yvonne; Lalonde, Solange
May-2016Moving Toward Critical Service Learning as a Signature Pedagogy in Aboriginal Communities: Why Good Intentions are not Enough.Poitras Pratt, Yvonne; Danyluk, Patricia
May-2016Try Again: Teaching Teachers and Students How to Fail with Design ThinkingNemcsok, Stephanie; Goldberg, Amy
May-2016Teachers' Awareness of VariationMetz, Martina; Babb, Paulino Preciado; Sabbaghan, Soroush; Pinchbeck, Geoffrey; Aljarrah, Ayman; Davis, Brent
May-2016Foreword: Designing for InnovationLock, Jennifer; Takeuchi, Miwa Aoki; Babb, Paulino Preciado
May-2016Gamefulness in Designing Digital Game-Based Learning Through a Role-Playing GameKim, Beaumie; Gupta, Diali; Clyde, Jerremie
May-2016Enhancing Students' Multicultural Counselling Competencies: A Self-Reflected Field ActivityKassan, Annusha; Green, Amy Rose
May-2016What the Front-Load?: Learning Language Through Complex TasksJaques, Shayla; Traxler, Rita; Rae, Erica
May-2016The Game of Life: The Process of Becoming Fully HumanHolmes, Kimberley
May-2016Decentralized Simulation Phenomena to Foster Mathematical Thinking Development in the ClassroomHernández Zavaleta, Jesús Enrique; Carrión Velázquez, Vicente; Carreón Vázquez, Gustavo
May-2016An Emergent Design for Mine CraftGupta, Diali; Rasporich, Stefan; Kim, Beaumie
May-2016Learning to Teach on a Construction Site: Applying Kolb's Model to the Student Teaching PracticumBurns, Amy; Danyluk, Patricia
May-2016Designing Synchronous Online Interactions and DiscussionsBrown, Barb; Schroeder, Meadow; Eaton, Sarah Elaine
May-2016Pedagogical Leadership Teams: Magnifying and Spreading ImpactBrandon, Jim; Saar, Candace; Friesen, Sharon; Brown, Barbara; Yee, Dianne
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