Provincial ICE Challenge Conference for students in Ontario!
Do you have a handful of students who still need their ICE Certification to complete their SHSM requirements? The Provincial ICE Challenge conferences are designed to help you and your student(s)!
Open to all SHSM students across Ontario, this conference provides students the opportunity to learn about organizations in one of the following SHSM sectors: Arts & Culture, Business, Environment, Health & Wellness and Non-Profit sectors. Students will work in small teams and learn to apply Design Thinking methodology to address one of the organization’s challenges.
Students will participate in a day-long virtual program that alternates between synchronous instruction and small-group work. At the end the day, students will present their solutions to their community partner.
9am – 3pm (MS Teams)
$60 / student
Non-Profit and Environment
Arts & Culture, Health & Wellness, Business, and Non-Profit
Business, ICT and Arts & Culture
Thursday, May 13
Friday, May 14
Thursday, May 27
MEET OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS!
An exceptional system of provincial parks that inspires people to discover, enjoy, value and protect forever. Ontario Parks’ mission is to protect significant natural and cultural resources to maintain biodiversity in a system of provincial parks that is sustainable and provides opportunities for inspiration and discovery; now and for future generations.
Thatz Showbiz is a non-profit theatre company which offers performance and theatre arts programs to youth. Founded in 2012 by professional actor Sarah Magni after she spent the majority of her career in New York City discovering what the vibrant NYC theatre scene offered. After noticing this huge gap in theatre training she realized that what was missing was a place for students to learn how to grow as artists, truly harness their skills and put them to use outside of the program.
Clipwire Game is a mobile gaming studio in Toronto and creator of fan favorite Bingo Story. We bring joy through our mobile games and build connections for millions of players around the world.
Prior to the ICE Challenge, students will be assigned to groups of up to 5. It is likely that students from different schools and boards will be mixed.
|9am to 9:10am||Welcome||Together|
|9:10am to 9:20am||Icebreaker||Breakout|
|9:20am to 9:40am||Community Partner shares key challenges||Together|
|9:40am to 9:50am||Groups select one challenge and refine the problem statement||Breakout|
|9:50am to 10am||Instruction: Persona||Together|
|10am to 10:20am||Groups build persona and identify persona’s top need||Breakout|
|10:20am to 10:30am||Instruction: Brainstorming and Pitch criteria||Together|
|10:30am to 10:45am||Groups select one solution to present to the Community Partner||Breakout|
|10:45am to 10:50am||Instruction: Frame unstructured work time and expectations||Together|
|10:50am to 11:30am||Unstructured group time: Groups work on their solution idea, taking breaks as they wish||Students work on their own|
|11:30am to 12pm||Workshop: ACED IT! Tips when presenting online||Together|
|12pm to 1:30pm||Unstructured group time: Groups work on their solution idea and presentation, taking breaks as they wish||Students work on their own|
|1:30pm to 2:50pm||Pitches! Groups share solutions with Community Partner (Presentations and Q&A)||Together|
|2:50pm to 3pm||Reflections and wrap-up||Together|
** Agenda is subject to change.
Registration closes Friday, May 7 for sessions running on May 13 and 14.
Registration closes Friday, May 21 for the session running on May 15.
ACED IT! Workshop included!
The ‘new normal’ is the ‘now normal’ and that means that we are on camera for school, business meetings, social events and more. Are you comfortable turning your camera on? It is very likely that your next interview will be virtual and as part of the ICE certification, you will be presenting a pitch to a Community Partner. In this workshop, participants will learn 6 tips to be able to say they ACED IT during their next presentation on camera!
Each ICE Challenge requires a minimum of 20 students, maximum 40 students cumulative across all schools and school boards in Ontario.
- Hosted in Unearth Education Éveillée’s Microsoft Teams. Students and teachers will receive a calendar invitation with the MS Teams link.
- UEÉ and Y2 will:
- Provide experienced instructors and materials including an online workbook to help with team collaboration.
- Recruit and prepare the Community Partner.
- Invoice based on school/board preferences (by school and SHSM sector or central billing).
- Produce certificates of completion and send directly to students.
When registering, teachers must provide:
- SHSM and Grade
- Student full name
- Student email
- Supervising teacher’s name and email