Mobile Escape PL: May 18

Indus School

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 Mindset
  • Adopt a beginner’s mindset
  • W.A.I.T. Why am I talking?
  • Take Risks and Fail Forward
  • Make Learning Visible

Driving Questions

How might we use design thinking to enhance our current and future practices as designers of powerful learning opportunities for students ?


Firsthand exploration of design thinking processes and protocols.

Collaboratively design project pitches for cross disciplinary inquiry.

Develop professional competencies that are sought after by school jurisdictions in Alberta.


Multiple ideations of cross disciplinary units of study


8:45am Introduction, coffee, hellos, mingle

9:00am Mobile Escape Experience

10:00am Empathy: What are the characteristics of powerful learning? What do you hope to see once your practice is fully matured and the learning is at its very best?  Populate to knowledge commons.

10:15am Sort & Label: Group and distill the various characteristics in to a few (3-5) broad categories. Share these to the larger group.

10:20am Puzzle Brainstorm, what do good puzzles look like?

10:30am RIG Ideation locked room ideas for your group design

10:50am C&R with Critical Friends

11:00am Return, iterate and build locked room challenge

11:15am Watch UX Locked Room
discuss what you noticed, what you liked, what stood out

11:30am PITCH Declaration
– The big ideas that might be explored by your discipline within that phenomenon (topics, concepts).
– One or more driving questions that could drive student learning.
– What students will make, create, do or become in this learning

12:00pm Lunch with Walk and Talk
– discuss your idea!

12:30pm Return to pitch and add or fix things you’d like to do

12:45pm P3 Populate and Gallery Walk

1:00pm Return to pitch canvas and reflect on feedback

1:30pm Exit Pass and Departure