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CIS Ontario Future Skills Institute 2019
Posted 04/26/2019 08:43AM

Facilitated by Future Design School

For JK - 12 Teachers

Monday, June 24 & Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Day 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Day 2 - 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

* Lunch provided on Day 1


Montcrest School

658 Broadview Avenue
Toronto ON M4K 2P1
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How might we plan engaging project-based learning and inquiry for 2019-20?

The CIS Ontario Future Skills Institute will be held on June 24-25, 2019 at Montcrest School. The Institute is an action-oriented professional development program for educators who want to drive innovation in their school.

Educators will learn to harness design-thinking methods to build creative, project-based learning and inquiry in their classrooms. The program focuses on developing a culture of creative problem solving and how to approach curriculum competencies from a student-centered perspective.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the tenets of design thinking, entrepreneurship, global mindfulness and innovation and learn methods for building these skills/mindsets in students.
  • Learn and apply actionable methods for ideation & collaboration and experiment with using these methods with students
  • On Day 1, participants will design a student-directed, project-based learning experience that develops critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication in students
  • On Day 2, participants will create an assessment plan and tool to accompany the learning experience designed on Day 1.

1.5 Days of Learning

The Institute runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Monday, June 24, and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. On Day 1, you will learn about design thinking and create a project-based student learning experience. Day 2 is all about assessment, and you'll walk away with a tool for assessing student learning.

This Program Is For You If:

  • You are an educator with a passion for creating engaging, meaningful learning experiences
  • You want to learn how to use design thinking to empower student innovation
  • You want to learn how to connect innovation to your subject area

Immediately Actionable PD:

All participants walk away with repeatable methods and tools that they can use in the classroom with students, as well as a plan of action to implement their learning right away. You will learn by doing, and do the work of planning as part of the session!


Building a Case to Attend:

Why should your school administration support you to attend the Future Skills Institute? Click HERE to download a sample case for support. Click HERE to read a blog post about last year's Future Skills Institute.


Send a Team:

We recommend that schools send pairs or teams of teachers as the Institute is an excellent opportunity for teachers to collaborate and create a unit of study together.


Registration Fees per participant:

1-4 teachers purchased together $525
5-8 teachers purchased together $500
* Lunch provided on Day 1




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