Big Ideas

High School Redesign Foundational Principles:

  • Meaningful Relationships
  • Flexible Learning Environments
  • Welcoming, Caring, Respectful, and Safe

RVS 4-YP:

  • Student-centered decisions propel achievement

 

Driving Question

How might we develop a shared understanding of the reasons behind and best practices for student cohorting in a high school.

Goals

Inspiration and understanding of cohorting practices in Olds High School.

Identification of processes, structures, and supports for school improvement.

Agenda

9:00 – 9:15 Meet at Education Center, carpool divvy

9:15 – 10:00 Drive to Olds

10:00 – 11:45 Tour Olds High, Q&A with admin & staff


11:45 – 12:30 Return to Airdrie

12:30 – 1:00 Lunch Provided


1:00 – 1:30 Reflection & Insight Development

  • Record key insights & post to Knowledge Commons
  • Gallery Walk
  • If “Student Cohorts” was the answer, what was/were the question/s?

1:30 – 2:00 Ideation & Declaration

  • “I Wish” Collaborative Brainstorm
  • “I would like…”  “My reality is…”

2:00 – 2:30 Collaborative Planning 

  • Identify your strategy, needs & make a SMART chart.
  • Peer Critique & Revision

2:30 – 3:00 Next Steps & Divisional Support

  • How can we support you and your staff in actualizing the strategy?