Inspiration

People, places, resources and opportunities that have inspired our design work with Rocky View students, teachers, and leaders.

Who We Follow


 

 

Books We’ve Read


 

 

Places we’ve visited


 

 

Design Thinking site visits for inspiration

The Maker Movement Design Cohort   Site Visits for Inspiration Bright Works: An extraordinary school. Everything is interesting. We can Create Anything. - Read about 'The Arc' - Go to the Press section and watch the different TED talks by Gever Tulley d.School:...

Manachaban Site Visit and Debrief

Big Idea Engaging students through meaningful and challenging experiences that matter to themselves and their communities. Driving Question How can we connect the big ideas from our curricula with authentic, real-world opportunities and resources from our community?...

Site Visit and Fellowship Ideation w/ AEMS

Big Idea A shared vision will provide us the end from which to design. Driving Question What do we want in the hearts and minds of our students when they leave our program? Goal Utilize design thinking tools to co-construct a common vision for our program. Deliverable...

Maker Movement Site Visits for Inspiration

Big Idea The design of this opportunity is to collaboratively reflect on our practice through site visits where the themes of maker spaces, learning commons culture and learning by doing are being explored.  Driving Question How might we develop spaces...

Parkland School Division

Big Idea Our role in the division is to produce, support and promote exemplary teaching practice. Driving Question How can Making Learning Visible promote and inspire engaging work in RVS to our stakeholders? Goal Utilize design thinking tools to meaningful...

BrightWorks November 2015

Risk Taking Be Fully Present Creative Commons Learn from Failure Empathy Make | Create | Do Embrace Ambiguity Assume a Beginners Mindset Optimism Iterate, Iterate, Iterate Agenda Pre-Departure: - Download Instagram - Follow Gever Tully on Instagram - Watch his TED...

Michael Strembitsky School

Rocky View Schools has fostered a reciprocal learning relationship with the faculty at Michael Strembitsky School  in Edmonton Public. Michael Strembitsky has done a great deal of thinking and working on how to actualize the Ministerial Order on Student Learning and...

High Tech High

Over one hundred teachers and administrators from Rocky View Schools have visited High Tech High to inspire reflection. The High Tech High family of schools includes elementary, middle and high schools and provokes reflection and conversation on many topics including...

An Extraordinary School

"Everything is interesting" is the tag line for Brightworks School and since the afternoon in September I spent with the students and teachers in their fantastical learning environment I have had an indelible image of student engagement and curiosity ingrained in my...

Our Team Planning


 

 

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...

21C Start Up Meeting August 22

Agenda 08:30am  Coffee/ Set up: Cohorts board, 2016 Calendar board, D. Schools board 08:40am 21C Trifold Brainstorm- Who/Where might we look to for inspiration for our work? 3 minutes What are some new ways to work with our stakeholders to meet our 4YP goals? 3...