Design Incubators

RVS Learning Design Incubators are designed for you when you have an innovative idea that you’d like help actualizing in your school. Whether it’s a unit plan, a new course design, or a change in your community, join us for a day of collaborative design to bring your idea and curriculum to life. The Idea Incubator is a day of collaborative design to actualize your innovative ideas about meaningful curriculum implementation. Register for an RVS Design Incubator:

Fall Incubator | Nov 17, 2017    •    Winter Incubator | Jan 19, 2018    •     Spring Incubator | May 11, 2018

Design Incubator Fundamentals

  • 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 an engaging atmosphere.
  • Make, Create, Do
  • We use processes and protocols that help us to be collaborative and creative together.


Design Incubator Agenda

8:45am Introduction

8:55am Empathy Interview in pairs

9:15am Caption development: Draft a caption for your partner’s

9:30am Refine or rewrite your caption

9:45am Authenticity Brainstorm: What experiences, community partners, and opportunities exist that may build into your project?

9:55am Illustrated Learning Journey Scope and sequence the experiences and reflections that might form the learning journey.

10:30am Coffee and Gallery Walk

11:00am Critical Friends Protocol: Share your Insight statements, Share your learning design, Share what might be tricky about this journey…
Partner/s Feedback: (Keeping in Mind their Insight Statements as a possible lens for feedback)
– I like..
– Hey have you heard of….?
– Some things I heard that are important and exciting

11:30am Stakeholder Mapping: Who are the stakeholders

12:00pm Lunch Provided

12:30pm Critique and revision: Share your narrative and receive feedback for your project.

1:30pm To do list and next steps….

2:15pm Departure