RVS Learning Design

Leading and Supporting Rocky View Schools in designing learning so that Innovators CAN: 
Connect with their passions interests and people, Achieve their potential and
Navigate successfully as global citizens. 

RVS 2023 by Design

#InnovatorsCAN #RVSed

Join the fellowship of innovative Teachers & Leaders for one of our Immersive, hands-on PL workshops that bring Teachers together to design inquiry and project-based learning experiences that are real, visible and for everyone. Click the icons to learn more and register for a  workshop or cohort. The following workshops are facilitated by the Rocky View Learning Design Team and substitute release is covered by the Rocky View Learning Department. Speak with your administration prior to registration.

Learning Design Cohorts

A Learning Design Cohort takes you on an immersive, hands-on professional learning journey to collaboratively design and implement an inquiry and project-based learning experience with your students. These experiences feature a community partner to support authenticity, built-in scaffolding for you to make learning visible, and exhibitions of learning to provide purpose and audience for your students. Check out the Learning Design Cohorts archive here

Innovators are DESIGNERS

October 9 Experiential Day
Follow the Twitter Story

October 16 Design Day
@ The Cochrane Ranche Clubhouse

Innovators are ARTISTS

October 17 Inspiration
Grande Theatre Performance

October 24 Design Day
@ The Glenbow Museum

Innovators are STORYTELLERS

January 31 Studio Day

March 31 Exhibition
#InnovatorsCAN Spring Gala

Learning Design Workshops

Whether it’s a new learning design, a way to foster student voice, or a change in your community, join us for a day of collaborative design to bring your idea to life. The Idea Incubator workshops help you bring your innovative ideas to life through collaborative design processes. Design Accelerators are for projects that are already in motion, but need the time and support to consider the next steps and to hit the gas! Visit the Rocky View Professional Learning Registry for the latest workshop updates and registration. 

Idea Incubators

Fall Idea Incubator
September 18, 2019

Middle School Incubator
September 26, 2019

High School Incubator
November 26, 2019


RVS Playbook Workshops

Designing for Innovation
Oct 18, 2019 @Telus Spark

Designing for Innovation
Nov 16, 2019 @Telus Spark

Learning Design Exhibitions

The #InnovatorsCAN Gala Exhibitions offer regular opportunities for students, teachers and leaders to share their learning stories in a “RockyTalks” presentation format that is recorded and shared publicly on the RVS YouTube ChannelContact the Learning Design Team to learn more about sharing your Learning Story at an upcoming #InnovatorsCAN Gala event!


The next #InnovatorsCAN Gala event
will be held on Mar 31, 2020

Learning Design Supports

Contact the Learning Design Team to learn more about opportunities to support Design Thinking in your school or classroom.

Design Thinking

These sessions for Leaders employ a number of design-based strategies to generate meaningful solutions for your context. Consult the RVS PL Registry for Design Thinking Sessions for Administrators.

SEP Design

Develop a vision and pillars for your School Education Plan with a consultation protocol for stakeholders and a plan for implementation. 

Staff PL Design

Collaborative design to create an action plan, tools and protocols for enriching the Professional Learning of your staff. Administrators may contact the Learning Design Team to arrange a design session.

Inspired by...

Explore inspiring contexts, spaces, classrooms, schools and districts. Unpack and contextualize your experiences together through conversation. Click the icon to see the RVS PL Registry Calendar for opportunities.

Future Schools

Rocky View Future Schools are innovative prototype schools that change the way kids learn. By designing authentic learning experiences for students to demonstrate their understanding through place based experiences, we believe students will be more engaged, successful and audacious in life.

That combination of thought and action defines creative confidence: the ability to come up with new ideas and the courage to try them out.

Tom Kelley

Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All