Design Agendas

These posts tell the story of the ongoing work to design engaging learning experiences for students that are real, visible and for everyone. Take a look at the processes, protocols and tools that we use when we collaborate with teachers, leaders and professionals through Cohorts, Incubators, Commons, Field Experiences and Workshops.

 

Design Agendas

ALP3 Learning Department Workshop – Tuesday, Nov 21st

School Administration & The RVS Learning Department Big Ideas: The Rocky View Learning Department supports teachers and leaders, providing opportunities for them to connect and collaborate on current initiatives and inspire new ones. Leaders in a school have the...

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Idea Incubator Agenda November 17, 2017

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...

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RVSO/CLC Design PD

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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Elbow Valley Elementary School Based PD – Nov 13

Be fully present Assume a Beginner's Mindset. Lean in, get creative, embrace discomfort. Have awareness of your role in creating an engaging atmosphere. Collaborative style analysis helps teams to effectively work together by identifying team members' needs &...

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Learning Design Team Meeting

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...

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Colony School Site Visit

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...

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Prairie Rose PL Day – MFWHSR Design – Oct 27, 2017

Big Idea: Collaborative processes with a bias toward creativity, design, and inquiry offer numerous opportunities for Personalization, Mastery Learning, and Rigorous & Relevant Curriculum. Be Fully Present Assume a Beginner's Mindset for the work. Park your title,...

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Learning Stories Workshop

Learning Stories Workshop These professional learning opportunities are designed for teachers to learn multimedia skills by creating stories about what learning looks like in their classrooms. The workshops scaffold the skills needed to capture high quality images,...

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Physical Literacy Nov. 3

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...

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Sharing Our School Narrative

Sharing Our School Narrative Administrative Leadership Team  •  Breakout Session  •  Oct 17, 2017 Big Idea & Driving Questions Every school has a narrative to share. Who is our audience and what are their needs? What is our narrative and how might we share it with...

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Why is Finland #1?

Why is Finland #1? What are they doing differently and how does it work? In this conversation, we will begin to explore phenomenological curriculum reform and instructional design, design of the physical space, and what might we learn and try in RVS? Agenda 09:00...

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MFWHSR Presentation – October 5th, 2017

Big Ideas: Every school has its story. What's yours, and who's telling it? Welcoming, Caring, Respectful & Safe Meaningful Relationships Home & Community Involvement Most of the learning is done by those who do most of the talking. Be fully present Adopt a...

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University of Calgary – October 3rd, 2017

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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Learning Design 4 Year Plan Update

Big Idea: At Rocky View Schools we engage all learners through meaningful and challenging experiences, preparing them to understand, adapt and successfully contribute to our changing global community. How might we develop engaging and authentic school based...

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Learning Specialist Meeting- September 29, 2017

Be Fully Present: put 100% of your focus on the task at hand (put the device away:) Adopt a beginner’s mindset: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” Suzuki, Shunryu Embrace Radical Collaboration: Lean in, take...

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The University of Calgary- September 19, 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...

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Norms: These are our ground rules for collaboration.

Having a set of norms—or ground rules—that a group follows encourages behaviours that will help a group do its work and discourages behaviours that interfere with a group’s effectiveness. This list is always under revision as we continue to reflect on our experiences...

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Ecole Edwards Site Visit for Inspiration

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...

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Learning Design Agenda – Template

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...

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CHS School Based PL Day – Aug 30 – Making Connections

Be fully present. Fierce Collaboration: Lean in, get creative, embrace discomfort, and have an awareness of your role in creating an engaging atmosphere. Give & receive critique without obligation or judgement. Be mindful of your biases. When you're not in a "Lead...

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Living Local

The RVS Living Local Cohort  |  Spring 2018 Exploring, celebrating and contributing to our local communities. Teachers will design learning that will connect their curricula to their local communities, culminating in a Market Faire to celebrate and exhibit the...

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Maker Challenge

The RVS Maker Challenge Cohort  |  Winter 2018 Finding innovative solutions to interesting challenges. Teachers will design creative challenges for their students that will inspire innovative solutions to be exhibited in March at the Rocky View Education Centre. Our...

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#UXRVS

The #UXRVS User Experience Cohort  |  Fall 2017 Students designing experiences for others to bring the curriculum to life. Teachers will design an opportunity for their students to exhibit curricular outcomes to an authentic audience by producing a hands-on...

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RVS Productions

The RVS Productions Cohort  |  Fall 2017 Research, Compose, and Publish high quality stories and visuals for audiences near and far. Teachers will design a learning opportunity for their students where learning is represented through the production of high quality...

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East Lake August 29, 2017

q August 29, 2017 8:30am Welcome coffee and networking 8:40am Update from school leadership 9:00am Empathy interview: How was your summer? What are you excited about going into the school year? 9:25am Consolidate your interview into a couple of stickies to add to the...

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Learning Stories Workshop – Post Production

Big Ideas Making Learning Visible   Driving Question How might we create engaging videos to make the learning from our classrooms visible? Deliverables A polished video to share with your stakeholders and to upload to the Rocky View YouTube channel. For the...

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Creating a Common Vision – Fireside and Windsong Staff

Big Idea: A School Vision is powerful when all of the stakeholders have contributed and are invested. Driving Questions: What will it look like to have "Open Hearts, Open, Minds and Open Doors" at our new schools? Goals: Determine what "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open...

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Using Design to Create and Maintain a Positive Staff Culture

From Standford's D. School: Space is a powerful tool to encourage behaviours. Adjust simple aspects of your space to affect how your team collaborates. People: Who really needs to be part of the conversation or meeting? - Do you want to act or inform? Might you add an...

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Idea Incubator May 23, 2017

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...

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May 11- Learning Design Team 2017/18 Planning

May 11, 2017 Agenda 8:45am Look back and develop insights to drive the work of the upcoming calendar. Must do's and Do not's - Columns: Design Cohorts, MLV, RVS Fellowships, PL Support - Rows: Engagement, Participation, exhibition, timing and logistics, and KEEP IN...

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May 15- Exploring and Sharing Wellness in our Schools

May 15, 2017 Agenda 8:45am Welcome, Intros and Agenda for the day Act 1: Look Back 8:55am Review work from previous day. 9:00am  Walk and Talk Protocol What wellness actions, or opportunities have you participated in since our last meeting? What worked Well? What was...

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May 30- Maker Spaces and Maker Mindsets

Big Idea: Making is about finding and inventing innovative solutions to creative problems. Driving Questions: What constitutes a 'good' maker challenge or creative problem to solve? What is the design cycle or workflow in approaching a design challenge, where does the...

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RancheView Vision Cast – Outdoor Leadership

Be fully present Assume a Beginner's Mindset. Lean in, get creative, embrace discomfort. Be mindful of your communication biases (introvert/extrovert, product/process) Big Idea: RancheView is situated in an awesome part of Cochrane and Alberta. Richly connecting our...

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Learning Department Director’s Meeting- May 3, 2017

Big Idea: Aligning the initiatives in the learning department is an important step in advancing the current 4 year plan. Driving Questions: What are the current, and future, professional learning initiatives offered by the Learning Department? Are there opportunities...

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Inspired by CBE Learning Commons and Leadership- May 1, 2017

Big Idea: Driving Questions: How might we rethink school based instructional leadership to support our staff? Goals: Learn more about the Learning Leader Role in CBE. Explore new models of Learning Commons. Deliverables: Discussion around the different roles involved...

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April 24- New Teacher CofP

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...

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RVSCLC Design – May 19th PL Day

Be fully present Assume a Beginner's Mindset Lean in, get creative, embrace discomfort Be mindful of your collaborative bias (extrovert/introvert) The Idea Space has no borders (Big is OK) 8:30 Welcome, coffee, & agenda 8:45 Murray: State of the Union &...

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WG Murdoch School Identity Part 2 – Mar 25th

Big Idea: A school's narrative helps guide the norms for practice and culture within a building, as well as communicates an identity to stakeholders. Driving Questions: What is WG Murdoch's school identity?  What might it be if we could redefine it?  How might we...

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Maker Spaces and the Maker Mindset- May 24-25, 2017

Big Idea: How might we build opportunities and places for students to create innovative solutions to authentic problems? Driving Questions: What are the critical elements of Maker Spaces? How might we build a tinkering and making culture in our schools? What are the...

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RVS Learning Specialist Meetings

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...

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School Identity Exploration – WG Murdoch – Mar 20th PL

Be fully present Assume a Beginner's Mindset. Lean in, get creative, embrace discomfort. Have awareness of your role in creating an engaging atmosphere. Big Idea: A school's narrative helps guide the norms for practice and culture within a building, as well as...

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Cooper’s Crossing March 20 @ Telus Spark

Active Care We have a vision that all of our students will become confident, competent, and caring individuals who demonstrate solid character and are able to positively impact their school, families and communities.   Purposeful Instruction - bringing joy to...

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CCA March 20th – Instructional Design for Canada 150

Big Ideas Purposeful design for authentic learning. Driving Question Who are we as Canadians at CCA and in Canada? Deliverables Visual project template and exhibition plans.   Agenda 9:00 – 9:05 Intros and Agenda Agenda Purpose of the day - time, support,...

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Designing your SEP, March 3, 2017

Driving Questions: How might we use collaborative processes and protocols in developing a vision for our school for the 2017/18 school year? What are the Priority Areas of Focus in your school? What are the pillars of your school community? What supports, initiatives,...

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