Big Ideas

There are essential conditions for learning and innovation in RVS. We can use these LEARN principles to reflect on the design of learning throughout the division for all stakeholders.

Human-centered design is all about building a deep empathy with the people you’re designing for; generating tons of ideas; building a bunch of prototypes; sharing what you’ve made with the people you’re designing for; and eventually putting your innovative new solution out in the world.

Driving Questions

How might we enhance our current and future practices as designers of powerful learning opportunities for students?

What does the LEARN survey data tell us? What surprises us? What rings true? How might we use this data to better meet the needs in RVS?

How else might we learn more about the essential conditions and gain empathy for our administrators and teachers when designing branch initiatives and PL opportunities?


Review and Reflection on the LEARN survey

Sharing the LEARN Continuum and using this as a metric for designing and participating.

Firsthand exploration of design thinking processes and protocols.

Collaborative development of innovative educational practices

Conversation between specialists within the learning department


12:00pm Introductions, important items: May 7 Team Leadership Afternoon Session Update, Norms for our work together

12:20pm Supporting the Rocky View School Playbook.

12:30pm Inter-branch networking:

12:40pm Discover Phase Video 

LEARN Survey: Review the survey results, findings and How Might We questions for each of the essential conditions.

1:10pm LEARN Continuum: How might we…

1:30pm Walk and Talk Protocol with a partner or two
– What are you working on these days?
– How might we use the LEARN Survey Data and LEARN Continuum in our shared work as a dept.
– What are your plans for next year / have you started thinking about next year?

2:00pm Group Share in Large Learning Commons

2:30pm Departure