Calgary Board of Education initiative brings 5th- and 6th-grade students to Nureva’s headquarters
CALGARY, Alberta --- October 29, 2015 --- Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces its participation for the second year in the Calgary Board of Education’s (CBE) 2School program at the Education Centre. Nureva opened its doors to 5th- and 6th-grade students from Alexander Ferguson School to help them learn about collaborative technology, such as the Span™ ideation system. Using the system, students created their ideas on personal devices, shared them on the panoramic canvas and then actively collaborated with their classmates to group concepts, refine ideas and create deeper understanding.
Nureva is 1 of more than 30 local companies participating in 2School, which is a Campus Calgary program that has been taking place since 2011. The 2School’s location at the Education Centre in the Calgary beltline allows teachers and students the unique opportunity to move their classes for one week of the school year to the historical classroom environment in the Dr. Carl Safran Centre. During that time, students visit participating companies, like Nureva, to get real-world experience to better understand the world around them and apply their knowledge outside the classroom.
“Professionals working alongside students in engaging activities support the educational values of collaboration and exploration,” said Trish Hubbard, 2School coordinator at the Calgary Board of Education. “And the experience with Nureva has been transformative as students are able to learn about new technologies, assess them, revise and justify their new understandings.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome students from the 2School program to our office again this year,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “Students had the opportunity to collaborate using one of our latest award-winning products, and we are grateful for what we learned and for the spark of joy and inspiration that was lit up in them.”
Watch the students from Alexander Ferguson School create their project using the Span system in this video.
2School provides opportunities for teachers and students to uncover curriculum through the unique lens of public education and the role it plays in our democratic society. The historical classroom serves as a base from which student’s explore past, present and future in a dynamic downtown community. For more information, visit http://ccom.cbe.ab.ca/2school/2school.html.
Nureva Inc. develops solutions that foster a joy for learning and creating. The company focuses on delighting customers with simple, thoughtful hardware, software and services. A passion for deep customer understanding and a commitment to innovation drive the company’s product road map. For more information, visit www.nureva.com.
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Posted on Oct 29, 2015 10:26:29 AM