Big Idea: Our design thinking process features four phases: Discover insights and user needs; Define opportunities to focus on; Develop and test possible solutions; and Document and share stories.

Driving Questions

  • How might we use collaborative processes and protocols in developing a vision for our school for the 2019/20 school year?
  • What were the insights from the LEARN survey and from our school engagements?
  • How have we addressed or How might we address the Priority areas in RVS:
    • Student Engagement
    • Inclusion
    • Instructional Practices
    • Making Learning Visible
  • What supports, initiatives, PL etc. will support each of the priority areas in your school?


A Visual draft of your PL plan and supporting evidence and measures for your SEP.
A stakeholder consultation process

May 13, 2019

8:30 Review the Playbook Planning Norms

8:40 The Big Picture: The RVS Design Thinking Phases Explained.- Year at a Glance

9:00 Consolidate Staff Feedback Discover Phase

  • Review Guiding Questions and Insights on Playbook Pages 23, 24, and 25.
  • Revise where necessary.
  • Describe what you uncovered in a draft paragraph for each of the LEARN Essential Conditions on Playbook Page 27

10:00 Peer Exchange and Feedback

– Pair with another School Action team
– Share your School LEARN Profile draft statements.- Receive Feedback: I like, I wonder, What if…
– Switch Roles: Share and Feedback.

10:30 Break and Networking

10:45 Creating your Professional Learning Plan

  • Develop your ‘How Might Questions’ on Page 28 of the Playbook organized by the four 4YP Priority Areas: Student Engagement, Inclusion, Instructional Practices, and Making Learning Visible.
  • For each of the 4YP Priority Areas and associated Questions, brainstorm PL opportunities, in-house and external resources, and stakeholders for each.
  • Refer to the RVS School Calendar and existing school PL dates and meetings.
  • Develop a Professional Learning Plan that outlines the strategies, dates, and outcomes for each of the priority areas.


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Priority Area

HMW Questions


People, Programs, Resources, Supports


Dates/Opportunit ies

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Student Engagement


Instructional Practices

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Making Learning Visible

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Using the RVS School Calendar and your existing staff PL opportunities, create a timeline graphic sharing your Professional Learning Plan. for the year. Colour code or indicate which priority areas will be the focus for each learning event.

11:30 Confirm the next steps in delivering your PL Plan to staff and planning or facilitating upcoming events.
Schedule a follow up Action Team meeting to review feedback on PL, revise or add to your insights in the Playbook.

12:00 Departure