Agenda – Design Day – October/November

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
  • Adopt a beginner’s mindset
  • Embrace Radical Collaboration
  • Bring a Creative Commons Mindset
  • Make Learning Visible

Driving Questions

What opportunities exist in Rocky View and beyond for collaboration, community partnership and innovation?
How might we design engaging and purposeful learning in our multiage colony schools?
What strategies and considerations might we employ to meet the needs of our learners and community?
Who will I need to support this initiative and in what ways?


To immerse ourselves in a colony school similar to our context for inspiration and reflection on our own practice and program.
To expand our network of exemplary teachers and learners.
To glean insights into teaching in a complex multi-age school, generate design challenge questions and begin prototyping possible solutions.


Connections with inspiring colleagues to share best practice.
2-3 Possible prototypes inspired by conversation and observation that we’l try in our schools.
A plan for prototyping to allow for future reflection and redesign at the Design Commons.


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

November 7
Depart Calgary Meeting Spot

12:00pm Arrive in Dunmore at the Prairie Rose School Division Head Office 918- 2 Ave. Dunmore, AB

12:45pm Arrive at the Elkwater Colony School.. School Website

3:00 Depart for Hotel in Medicine Hat

6:00 Dinner and debrief

November 8
 Arrive at Starbrite Colony School with Roberto Ficiur

12:30pm Depart Foremost for Calgary

4:30pm Arrive in Calgary

Follow Up Meeting
December 1 at the Design Commons.