Agenda – Site Visit for Inspiration – October 4-6, 2017

Big Idea: The Rocky View Learning Department supports teachers and leaders who have innovative ideas that re-imagine the possibilities for learning and provides opportunities for them to connect with each other to collaborate on current initiatives and inspire new ones.


  • Be Fully Present
  • Assume a Beginner’s Mindset for the work. Park your title, be open-minded, empathetic, and Channel your inner Roy Group coach and coachee.
  • Fierce Collaboration: Lean in, get creative, embrace discomfort and have an awareness of your role in creating an engaging atmosphere.
  • Make, Create, Do
  • We use processes and protocols that help us to be collaborative and creative together.

Driving Questions

How might we develop engaging and authentic school based initiatives that help advance the goals in the RVS 4 year plan? What opportunities exist in Rocky View for collaboration, community partnership and innovation?



To explore different contexts for authentic and engaging learning, and develop insights and inspirations for our context.



A succinct caption explaining your idea
A visual learning journey sketching the benchmarks along the way.
A Stakeholder Map identifying important stake holder groups and their relationship to the project.


October 4-6, 2017- Agenda

September 11
1pm Pre- Meeting Site Visit Planning:  What are we going to look for?  How are we going to document and collect during the visit?

October 4
Arrive in San Francisco

3:00pm Children’s Creativity Museum

4:30 dinner

6:00 TechShop San Francisco Tour: Continued reflection on the tour, and beginning to consolidate and organize reflections into insights. What inspired you? Has this visit helped you consider your own design challenge? Are there new questions or insights for the school tour?

October 5
 School Tour: Brightworks School Open House

12:00pm Lunch Debrief

1:00pm Nueva School Tour: STEM, Social Emotional Learning, Design Thinking, and Instructional Leadership.

6:00pm Dinner Debrief

October 6
 Arrive at San Francisco airport for 2:15pm flight to YYC


Travel/ debrief day

Follow Up Meeting
November 27-30 at the Design Commons.