Agendas

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

John Dewey

Philosopher & Educational Reformer

Innovators are STORYTELLERS

Innovators are STORYTELLERS

This workshop for teachers takes place on the next RVS Self-Directed PL Day. Immerse yourself in the Creative Process as you design a storytelling project for your students in any grade, subject or theme. In this workshop, you will create a Project Launch video to...

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Instructional Leadership Toolkit

Being a successful instructional Leader, Mentor & Coach..   Sounds like: Loud learningConstructive feedbackOpen to new, and sometimes crazy, ideasUse same languageEncouragingAbility to give feedbackClarifies informationFunnyShares...

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School Playbook Reflection Meetings

Big Idea The playbooks outline a process for school action teams to move forward RVS’ 2019-2023 Four Year Plan, Innovators by Design. As a team, your role will be to lead a design process to Discover insights and user needs; Define opportunities to focus on; Develop...

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RVS Learning Supports Meeting October 28

RVS Learning Supports Meeting October 28

If you only remember a few things… You are a designer. It’s your opportunity, and your responsibility, to have an impact on the lives of your students and be a part of changing and growing the system. Embrace your beginner’s mind. Approach problems as a novice, even...

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School Playbook Workshop October 18

School Playbook Workshop October 18

Norms We will utilize the spring and fall school playbooks to engage our staff, school councils, parents and students in enacting Rocky View Schools’ (RVS’) 2019 – 2023 Four Year Plan, Innovators by Design.  We will demonstrate a commitment towards achieving the plan...

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Learning Department Action Team October 15

Learning Department Action Team October 15

October 15, 2019 Welcome to the Action Team! Why Playbook?Slide 8: Conditions for InnovationSlide 9: Design ProcessSlide 14/20 Deadlines Slide 15: What to RememberSlide 19: Bulletin Board Identifying StakeholdersMapping ActivityEngaging our StakeholdersWhat currently...

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Springbank Middle School- October 11

Springbank Middle School- October 11

Norms These are our ground rules for collaboration. Big Idea The work of the Learning Department is varied and diverse, yet we all strive to improving learning for our students and teachers. Driving Questions What are the intersections for our work in the Learning...

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George McDougall October 11 PL

George McDougall October 11 PL

Be Fully PresentBring a Creative Commons MindsetAdopt a beginner’s mindsetW.A.I.T. Why am I talking?Take Risks and Fail ForwardMake Learning VisibleDefine our HMW Questions for the Spring Playbook. Ideate Develop and Document phases for each HMW  Agenda  8:45...

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Innovators are DESIGNERS

Innovators are DESIGNERS

Norms These are our ground rules for collaboration. 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. Deliverables Project...

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Innovators are ARTISTS

Innovators are ARTISTS

Innovators are ARTISTS  Big Idea: Art is a powerful force.  Driving Questions: How might we use the power of art in our classrooms?  Deliverables: Participants will submit 1-3 photos of their experience of the day, along with a statement answering the following...

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Middle School Incubator

Middle School Incubator

Big Idea: How might we redesign middle school 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 encourage cross school...

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Learning Specialists Education Technologies Sept 30th

Big Idea We all have a role in the visioning of our department through collaborative design and reflection. Driving Questions How might we use tools to support instructional design?How might we respond accurately to our users' needs?How might we empower creativity,...

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Grade Team Planning @ Herons Crossing

Grade Team Planning @ Herons Crossing

Norms These are our ground rules for collaboration. Big Idea   Driving Questions Which curricular outcomes will you cover?What issues exist in your classroom? Community? Country? Planet earth?What are you interested in bringing into your classroom or school?What...

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Design Incubator September 18

Design Incubator September 18

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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Design Accelerator September 19

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...

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Sarah Thompson – WHY the shift

Big Idea The work of the Learning Department is varied and diverse, yet we all strive to improving learning for our students and teachers. Driving Questions How might we create the conditions for meaningful teaching and learning by collaborative design and reflection?...

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Looking ahead to 2020~ Muriel Clayton- August 29, 2019

Looking ahead to 2020~ Muriel Clayton- August 29, 2019

Norms These are our ground rules for collaboration. Big Idea The work of the Learning Department is varied and diverse, yet we all strive to improving learning for our students and teachers. Driving Questions How might we create the conditions for collaboration,...

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Ecole Manachaban Aug 28th – Showcasing student learning

Ecole Manachaban Aug 28th – Showcasing student learning

Big Idea: Supporting teachers to create learning engagements that make learning visible Driving Questions: What are the upcoming learning engagements that I can redesign to include a collaborative and creative approach to showcasing student learning?How might we...

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Agenda

Be Fully PresentAssume 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...

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Learning Specialist Meeting- May 31, 2019

Learning Specialist Meeting- May 31, 2019

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 design...

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May 13 – Instructional Design in the Age of RTR

May 13 – Instructional Design in the Age of RTR

Big Idea: The Real Time Reporting model for assessment and reporting student progress can be both constraining and liberating. Aligning reporting to student outcomes is a mandate from the Education Ministry. However, the Ministerial Order on Education also...

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May 9 – RVS Spring Design Commons

Be Fully Present. Assume a Beginner's Mindset for the work. Park your title, be open-minded, empathetic, and presume a positive intention from your colleagues. Fierce Collaboration: Lean in, get creative, & embrace discomfort. Be aware of your...

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Springbank Middle School- May 17, 2019

Springbank Middle School- May 17, 2019

These are our ground rules for collaboration. Use student feedback to inform the School Playbook Discover and Define phases. Build staff familiarity with the LEARN Continuum. Draft captions consolidating the student and staff stakeholder feedback....

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May 8 – RVS Idea Incubator

Be Fully Present. Assume a Beginner's Mindset for the work. Park your title, be open-minded, empathetic, and presume a positive intention from your colleagues. Fierce Collaboration: Lean in, get creative, & embrace discomfort. Be aware of your...

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Learning Walks Workshop

Big Idea: Learning Walks are a provocation for conversation and personal growth We Understand that the only thing over which we have control is the quality of the work we provide our students We Agree to  a part of a reflective and supportive learning community ​...

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April 15- School Playbook Workshop.

April 15- School Playbook Workshop.

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. Be Fully Present Bring a Creative Commons Mindset Adopt a...

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April 3- Superintendent Design Team on Inclusion

April 3- Superintendent Design Team on Inclusion

1. To undertake a formal review on the current status of inclusive practices in the jurisdiction. Optimally, the review will include but not be limited to: jurisdictional and school profiles of student needs, school and staff capacity, school-based collaborative...

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April 12- Learning Specialist Meeting

April 12- Learning Specialist Meeting

These are our ground rules for collaboration.  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...

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Superintendent Design Team on Professional Learning   1: 00 Call to Order 1:05 Election of school-based chair and vice chair 1:10 Approval of Agenda   Agenda 1: 15 Establish norms “Writing norms helps to create groups that are able to have honest discussions...

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April 5- Concept Based Curriculum Follow Up Meeting

April 5- Concept Based Curriculum Follow Up Meeting

These are our ground riles for collaboration. In light of the Superintendent Design Team on Instructional Design, how might we develop, share and lead an instructional design process that honours student voice, designs for meaningful and rich curricular experiences,...

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Urban Observer: Spring Edition

Urban Observer: Spring Edition

May 28, 2019 at Loft 112 8:45 Introductions and Coffee 9:00 Guided Literary tour of the East Village with Lisa Murphy-Lamb 10:00 Return to Loft 112 10:15 Discover your Passion: research on your own, discover your own interests and inspiration  through a self guided...

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Sustainability Cohort with Journey 2050

Sustainability Cohort with Journey 2050

Day 1: Journey 2050 Classroom in the Nutrien Western Event Centre in Stampede Park 8:45 Coffee 9:00 Introductions, 3 Day Scope & Agenda for today 9:15 Introduction to Journey 2050 with Austin Lang Resources on site and online past Sustainable Action Projects...

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Thinking Strategies Workshop

Thinking Strategies Workshop

Thinking Strategies Workshop 1:00 Welcome and Introductions 1:05 Pedagogical Rainforest  What makes for a “good” learning design? What are the ties that bind the many frameworks that have emerged over the years? 1:20 Phenomenological Improv 1:30 Pitch Tool 1:45...

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Elbow Valley Houses Design Day – Mar 18, 2019

Elbow Valley Houses Design Day – Mar 18, 2019

How might we design a House System for our school that engages students, gives them opportunities to makes connections, and gives everyone a sense of belonging? A Short History: "Rebranding," visioning, and creating our pillars Ron Clark Academy Why...

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March 14- Concept Based Curriculum Task Force Meeting

March 14- Concept Based Curriculum Task Force Meeting

Powerful learning design scaffolds students to transfer and building understanding by connecting concepts built on a foundation of topical exploration as they create new and original high quality deliverables to share with an authentic audience. Concepts...

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New School Narrative

New School Narrative

Big Idea: A school narrative is an important element of the school's vision that encompasses values, vision, purpose, pedagogy, relationships, and more. It communicates to your school community and broader stakeholders: Who are we? What are we about? Where...

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