Inspired by...

Places, Spaces and People…

Reading and tweeting about innovative implementations of Learning Design is one thing, engaging with them in person is a whole new level of inspiration. Whether it is a new Learning Commons, Maker Space, Design Studio, Innovative School, or Context, we are inspired by visiting these places, spaces and people in person with our peers. This is Professional Learning in action. Organize your own site visits for inspiration with other educators, or join us an inspiring journey in the RVS PL Registry. Here are the stories from our recent explorations of other innovative contexts:

Thinking AND Doing with Manachaban Middle school.

Agenda: Taylor Institute University of Calgary 08:45am Coffee and networking 09:00am Making, Maker Spaces and our shared experiences 09:15am Creating the Conditions for Thinking AND Doing. Rethreading the rope.  https://youtu.be/E5HtCQZ_Qc8?t=2m10s 09:35am...

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Design your Professional Learning- June 7

June 7, 2018 8:45am Rocky View Schools Introduction - What Learning Looks like in Rocky View Schools https://youtu.be/Jqo8toIcoB8 9:00am Empathy Interview: What themes are you interested in pursuing? What are some memorable or powerful professional...

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RVS Inspired by Maker Spaces

Big Idea: A makerspace is a place where learners can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials. Be Fully Present Assume a Beginner's Mindset for the work. Park your title, be open-minded, empathetic, and...

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Micro Society North Tour

" The design of a school is intrinsically linked to learning, and to even go a step further by demonstrating that design directly impacts teaching and learning." ~ The Third Teacher During the tour, the learning design team will visit a variety of...

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Inspired by Learning Commons~ Meadowbrook School

Big Idea: A learning commons is an inclusive, flexible, learner-centered, physical or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, imagination and play. How and in what ways could learners use the LC to facilitate their learning that would be highly engaging? What tools...

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Colony School Site Visit

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...

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Ecole Edwards Site Visit for Inspiration

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...

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May 30- Maker Spaces and Maker Mindsets

Big Idea: Making is about finding and inventing innovative solutions to creative problems. Driving Questions: What constitutes a 'good' maker challenge or creative problem to solve? What is the design cycle or workflow in approaching a design challenge, where does the...

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Maker Spaces and the Maker Mindset- May 24-25, 2017

Big Idea: How might we build opportunities and places for students to create innovative solutions to authentic problems? Driving Questions: What are the critical elements of Maker Spaces? How might we build a tinkering and making culture in our schools? What are the...

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Cooper’s Crossing March 20 @ Telus Spark

Active Care We have a vision that all of our students will become confident, competent, and caring individuals who demonstrate solid character and are able to positively impact their school, families and communities.   Purposeful Instruction - bringing joy to...

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HS Admin Site Visit — Olds High

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...

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Southern AB Schools Tour

Southern Alberta Inspirational Schools Tour Agenda D McWilliam, J Phillips, S Martin, J Ness, D Morris, A Penner November 3rd & 4th, 2016 Big Idea Progressive educational practices can be found in many schools and districts throughout Alberta.  Cross-pollination of...

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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:...

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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?...

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Inspired by Learning Commons

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...

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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...

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Banded Peak Maker Movement Tour Next Steps

08:30 Self Reflection- Revisit your tweets/photos/notes - document insights on sticky notes 08:45 Find Themes- Reorganize insight statements into emergent groups 09:00 Name Themes- Use the format: "Students need ......" 09:15 "I Wish Collaborative Brainstorm" using...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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