University of Calgary

September 24, 2018

Agenda: Taylor Institute University of Calgary

08:45am Coffee and networking

09:00am Making, Maker Spaces and our shared experiences

09:15am Creating the Conditions for Thinking AND Doing. Rethreading the rope.

09:35am Site Visit/s:
Faculty of Environmental Design
Schulich School of Engineering
LabNEXT in the Taylor Family Library

11:30am Lunch

12:30pm Designing at the Intersections

1:15pm Project Pitch Tool in Grade Teams

2:00pm Staff Sharing

2:30pm Departure

3:00pm Debrief and refreshments.


  • Be Fully Present
  • Bring a Creative Commons Mindset
  • Adopt a beginner’s mindset
  • W.A.I.T. Why am I talking?
  • Take Risks and Fail Forward
  • Make Learning Visible

Driving Questions

How might we enhance our current and future practices as designers of powerful learning opportunities for students?


Firsthand exploration of design thinking processes and protocols.

Collaborative development of innovative educational practices

Conversation between specialists within the learning department