Hey there, thanks for visiting your CMS Tutorial guide. If you’ve received the link to this page, it means that you’re on your way to getting a fantastic new website!
The purpose of this page is to help give you an idea of all of the different ways we can layout content on your site. We use a Panel Concept, and you’ll be able to view the various options below.
Don’t worry; we will take care of ensuring your new site is both visually attractive and professional. This area is just a hub to help you during your content creation process. If you have any questions or need a little direction feel free to reach out to your account manager, and they will be able to help walk you through the process!
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Our Standard Panel is one of the most diverse panel options we have available. It can be used to create buttons or links, upload PDF’s and supporting documents or any other information you’d like to place here.
The formatting options available here are also complex. We will upload all of the options so that it’s easy for you to use when you’re updating all of your own content.
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This is the standard panel content that appears above all of the tabs.
Tab One Content
The standard panel tab concept was created to help our users split up content while keeping the page visually enjoyable for visitors.
- You can place in bullet points
- Attach photos and videos
- Create a table for information
The button tab names can be adjusted, so if you have a wide variety of services your company offers you can place it all on one page and users can easily browse through that information.
Tab Two Content
They can be utilized in a multitude of ways and can also be customized to fit your brand!
As displayed below, embedding a picture or video is no problem at all and can be a powerful tool to help compliment your content. As with a standard panel adding in links, buttons or directing the user to find out more information is all possible in this panel.
This panel type should be reserved for a short eye catching blurb of information. As you can see, the words stay in place while the image scrolls behind it. We recommend around 85 - 100 characters in this section if possible. If you need assistance with a background image feel free to reach out to your account manager and they can help you choose one.
Here is an example of a Side by Side panel with an image on the right!
They are a great tool that can be used to guide the users attention.
You can place information here and also pair it with a relevant picture to display your information.
Here is another example of a Side by Side but this time with a video on the left hand side!
You can envision a similar concept as above, but this time you can place a relevant YouTube or Vimeo video here to help users understand the point you are making.
As a youth at 4-H summer camp, Jayme’s world opened up to environment, sustainability and community issues. She learned the importance of education and shared perspectives. Jayme loves watching people’s faces light up when they make important connections, and see the world in a new way. It starts with the opportunity to explore and discover. That’s the promise behind every sunrise, and the reason Jayme wakes up every morning.
Jill has been with Inside Education since 2008. In those days you could find her leading students through Alberta’s forests, co-chairing youth summits, and learning alongside amazing teachers.
After a brief hiatus, Jill hung up her hiking boots and began working behind the scenes as our Operations Manager.
- Acadia School Parent Advisory Society
- Director on the Acadia Community Garden and Art Society
We have our own secret energy source, and it’s called Kathryn. She energizes and inspires the entire education team, with her incredible vision and positivity. Kathryn is an enthusiastic, experienced science educator, who loves to play a role in creating aha moments for others. When light bulbs start going on, you know Kathryn is in her element, engaging others in learning. Which makes the future bright and full of promise.
- Director - Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication
- Alberta Emerald Foundation Judging Panel
Steve has worked for Inside Education for most of his professional life, after spending his earlier years as a classroom teacher. Steve’s career has seen lots of ’firsts’ - first Inside Education Educator hired, opened our first Calgary office in 1997, and Steve led our first student outdoor education field trip. He was appointed Executive Director in 2006, the first ED after our Founder, Jim Martin.
Steve is proud and humbled to have been awarded two prestigious awards in 2022: The Alberta Emerald Lifetime Achievement Award and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.
Steve’s other full-time job is wrangling and basically waiting hand-and-foot on two giant dogs.
- Director - Alberta Capital Airshed
Trent was first introduced to Inside Education 20 years ago and it took him that long to collect enough wisdom and courage to join our illustrious board! (Ed Note: His words, we’re delighted to have him!) Trent has a diverse experience in the resource industry, having worked in forestry and oil and gas….. forever. Trent’s day job is Manager of Community and Indigenous Affairs for Cenovus Energy. Trent’s main job is being the “fun” parent to Aiden, Abby, and Madison.
We are thrilled to introduce David as the President & Chair of the Inside Education Board of Directors. People still talk about the presentations David gives for our Teacher Professional Development programs! Once, after noticing a bit of an energy lag prior to another indoor presentation on a sunny day, David gathered all the teachers and challenged them to look at multiple perspectives by changing their perspective with “let’s go outside!” We first met David through his work in wind energy, and his current role with AltaLink continues to provide us insight into an important Inside Education topic area of electricity.
Brenda is a consultant who works with environmental and stakeholder engagement organizations, including several Alberta Airsheds that monitor and report on Alberta’s air quality. With a background in emergency management and administration, Brenda has worked in government, industry, and not-for-profit sectors, and is delighted to contribute to the important work of Inside Education. When not traveling, reading, or hanging out with her family, Brenda has been pursuing her wine education designation. She currently holds an International Level 2 and is certified in Canadian wine, so if you see her with a glass in hand she is doing “research” and “studying” for her Level 3.
We have our roots in forest education, which brought Laura to our door. Laura is an impressive and competent educator, completing her double Masters in both environmental management at UNB, and science in forestry and agriculture at the University of Eastern Finland. She is a leader, mentor and teacher in both team sports and the classroom. Laura brings a unique perspective and depth of experience to our part of the woods.
- Member-at-large on the Athabasca Watershed Council
- Laurier Heights Food Forest Steering Committee Co-Chair
Chloe brings a range of communication experience to the Inside Education team ranging from non-profit, corporate, and government. She has provided leadership, great ideas, and new direction to the team! When Chloe isn’t surfing the interwebs, you can find her hanging with her husband, Dan, 3-year-old son, Jack, and pup, Walter.
Do Inside Education programs connect to the curriculum?
Yes! Our programs are designed to link to specific learner outcomes within the Alberta Program of Studies. Our team of educators includes certified teachers that ensure that our programs remain curriculum relevant in all topic areas.
I am from outside of Alberta, can I request a program?
Inside Education has a provincial mandate, however we do occasionally offer programs to schools in Northeast British Columbia and Saskatchewan. We have brought teachers from across Canada to participate in our teacher professional development programs.
You can access all of our learning resources from anywhere in the world.
Inside Education Health and Safety Measures
Online Programs: To ensure the safety and well being of participants during Inside Education Virtual events, all participants must review and abide by the following code of conduct. This code of conduct applies to any student, teacher, guest speaker, program partner or Inside Education staff member attending a virtual event hosted by Inside Education.
COVID Protocols: Inside Education puts the health and safety of our participants and our staff above all else. Regarding Covid-19, Inside Education follows all current public health mandates outlined by the Province of Alberta, and applies the following measures to reduce spread of Covid-19 and other respiratory viruses:
- Hand sanitizer is made available at all programs.
- Inside Education staff are encouraged to stay at home when feeling unwell.
- Rapid test kits are available for Inside Education staff to use at their discretion.
In-person Programs: We are committed to ensuring a safe environment for all program participants.
Emergency Contacts: The supervising teacher from each school will provide a contact cell phone number and be accessible throughout the program.
- Inside Education – 1-888-421-1497. The program staff will make their cell phone available on the first day of the program.
- In the event of an emergency please contact 9-1-1
Program staff: Inside Education program staff each have up-to-date standard first aid and CPR certifications and have passed a criminal records background check. There will be a first aid kit accessible by program staff and others at all times. Inside Education staff will be recognizable by wearing Inside Education garments.
- Travel to and from the summit is the responsibility of the school.
- Check the road report – 1-877-AMA-HWYS (1-877-262-4997) and adjust your driving to the road conditions.
- Carry a cell phone.
- Carry an emergency kit including blankets, shovel, booster cables, snacks, and water.
- Carry a current map and stay on main roadways.
- Ensure someone knows your route; tell them when you plan to arrive and check in when you get there.
- Ensure your vehicle is in good repair and has had a safety inspection
- Free time during events: Any activities will be at the discretion of the supervising teacher(s).
- Behaviour expectations: Program delegates are representing their schools and communities, and are expected to maintain the standards of behaviour set forth by their school and their supervising teacher(s). Delegates will be further expected to adhere to all school division policies with respect to the use of alcohol and drugs.