Learning Design Agendas

We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience. 

John Dewey

Philosopher & Educational Reformer

Welcome to Learning Design in Rocky View Schools

These agendas, articles, lessons, stories and posts chronicle the evolution of Professional Learning Design in Rocky View Schools, Alberta, Canada. Check in to stay up to date with the Professional Learning opportunities from the RVS Learning Design Team in #rvsed. 

Virtual Design Lab

Virtual Design Lab

The Virtual Design Lab was created during #RVSedLearningFromHome so that we could design learning to engages every student and mentor them for success and well-being even when separated. When we moved learning online, new barriers and opportunities emerged, but we...

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Learning Design Interviews

Learning Design Interviews

Learning Design Interviews...Rocky View Schools is full of Innovators who design engaging learning. As we navigate teaching and learning under these difficult circumstances, we wanted to connect with some of the teachers who are trailblazing a path forward for their...

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Online Idea Incubator

Online Idea Incubator

Big Idea Learning online is still learning. We need to design learning so that every student is engaged and every student can be successful. When you move the learning online, new barriers and opportunities emerge. What we can’t lose sight of is the student. Our...

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Create & Curate Your Channel

Create & Curate Your Channel

Launch Your Channel! Since schools closed, many teachers want to connect with their students in a personal way, and a short video recording is a great way to share a personal message that they can enjoy any time. This challenge begins by recording yourself on your...

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Herons Crossing: GIANTS are…

Herons Crossing: GIANTS are…

Big Idea Identity is important.  Our students and staff will be connected with Herons Crossing and it will be a part of their identity, we have an obligation to help craft that in a positive way.  Driving Questions What do we mean by School Identity and why is it...

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Langdon PL Day March 16

Langdon PL Day March 16

Big Ideas: Introduction to the Learning Design Process Deliverable:  Reflect on a lesson/project Visual Reflection of our Learning Journey      March 16, 2020 Intro to Design Team www.makinglearningvisible.com Virtual Learning Walk Phenomenological Improv...

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Designing Powerful Learning in your Classroom

Designing Powerful Learning in your Classroom

Big Idea: The Rocky View Learning Department supports teachers and leaders who have innovative ideas and provides opportunities for them to collaborate on current initiatives and to inspire new ones. Be Fully Present Bring a Creative Commons Mindset Adopt a beginner’s...

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Manachaban: Hitting the ground running in April.

Manachaban: Hitting the ground running in April.

Big Idea Instructional design requires attention in 4 areas: Know your Content, Know your Students, Design Powerful Learning, Communication of Student Learning.  Literacy and Numeracy are present in all disciplines, and all teachers are Literacy and Numeracy...

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Innovators are….REdesigners of learning spaces Day 2

Innovators are….REdesigners of learning spaces Day 2

Big Idea: How might we Redesign space to Redesign teaching and learning? Be Fully Present Bring a Creative Commons Mindset Adopt a beginner’s mindset W.A.I.T. Why am I talking? Take Risks and Fail Forward Make Learning Visible How might we create learning spaces that...

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Designing Powerful PL: February 27, 2020

Designing Powerful PL: February 27, 2020

Norms These are our ground rules for collaboration. Big Idea In Rocky View Schools, we believe that professional learning should model engaging classroom learning that follows the Rocky View Design Process. This session will take participants through the Learning...

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Cooper’s Crossing- February 14

Cooper’s Crossing- February 14

Norms These are our ground rules for collaboration. Big Idea Staff at Cooper's Crossing are creative and innovative with valuable ideas to contribute and action. The design of learning requires an intentional process or journey in order to find creative solutions to...

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Learning Specialist Meeting

Learning Specialist Meeting

Find the joy Be fully present and engaged Honour the collective expertise Recognize that we all contribute in a different manner Set an agenda with clear goals Agenda 12:00 Welcome (Dave)   Inclusion Practice Guide (Sherri)   iOS13 Challenge (Scott) ...

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Innovators are…REdesigners of learning spaces

Innovators are…REdesigners of learning spaces

Big Idea: How might we Redesign space to Redesign teaching and learning? Be Fully Present Bring a Creative Commons Mindset Adopt a beginner’s mindset W.A.I.T. Why am I talking? Take Risks and Fail Forward Make Learning Visible How might we create learning spaces that...

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We Well Being

We Well Being

Agenda 8:30 Introductions, Agenda and Review 9:00 Empathy Interview: How have you been putting We Well Being into action in your classroom or school? What has worked well? What has been tricky? What are your goals for today? 9:30 Learner Insights Tool: Ensuring...

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NormsThese are our ground rules for collaboration.Big IdeaThe work of the Learning Department is varied and diverse, yet we all strive to improving learning for our students and teachers.Goals Developing a greater understanding of inclusion in action.January 17, 2019...

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Innovators are Hackers

Innovators are Hackers

Be Fully PresentBring a Creative Commons MindsetAdopt a beginner’s mindsetW.A.I.T. Why am I talking?Take Risks and Fail ForwardMake Learning Visible  Agenda   January 20   9:30 Rosso Coffee Roasters (connected to Studio Bell) Introductions & Agenda for the...

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AE Bowers Designing Spaces for our Learners

Big Idea: The Rocky View Learning Department supports teachers and leaders who have innovative ideas and provides opportunities for them to collaborate on current initiatives and to inspire new ones. These are our ground rules for collaboration.   How might we better...

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Learning Specialist December 13

Learning Specialist December 13

Goal   Celebration and wellness Gather Reflections on Prototypes Review recent PL around Inclusion   Agenda   12:00pm  Share the "One Thing" on your walk. (Dress for a walk outside)   12:30pm  Pizza Lunch & Playbook    1:00pm Inclusion & Review...

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Indus School- December 2.

Indus School- December 2.

Norms These are our ground rules for collaboration. Big Ideas - Instructional practice is the creation of curricular materials, experiences and reflections. - We design learning for meaningful curriculum implementation. - "We do not learn from experience... we learn...

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High School Design Incubator

High School Design Incubator

Big Idea: The Rocky View Learning Department supports teachers and leaders who have innovative ideas and provides opportunities for them to collaborate on current initiatives and to inspire new ones. These are our ground rules for collaboration.   How might we develop...

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