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The Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation has proudly sponsored ICE School since its inception in 2003. The ICE School program breaks the confines of the regular classroom and brings students in Oil Country to Rexall Place to engage in a week of learner-led, hands-on, inquiry based-learning and exploration through tours, journaling and a host of creative activities.
Located on level four of Rexall Pace, the ICE School classroom serves a springboard for a week of reading, writing, observing, interviewing and calculating in the classroom, the arena and in other fascinating places around Northlands Park. Teachers are selected to participate in the program based on a written proposal demonstrating a willingness to participate in a year long process incorporating the site facilities and provincial curriculum. With the assistance of program coordinator, Diane Gurnham, teacher training is provided and activities area planned to create a unique experience for each group.
At ICE School, we believe that learning occurs when experiences for students are concrete, real and meaningful, when connections are made between topics, concepts and skills, and when time is provided for observation and reflections using journals. The ICE School classroom is one of the Inquiring Minds Sites in Edmonton allowing students to bring a real world understanding to what they study during the year.
The ICE School program is made possible through funding from the Edmonton Oilers Community Foundation and is operated in co-operation with Northlands, who provide an incredible range of resources.
ICE School is one of the Inquiring Minds sites in Edmonton. For more information about these programs click here.
Click here for the 2013-14 Application and Proposal