Big Idea: There are many ways to approach good learning design. Design is distinct from Planning. Planning is solution-focussed: Consider a problem, devise a solution, implement. Design is user-focussed and iterative: Learn about your end user, consider multiple solutions to their problems, prototype promising solutions (think small & agile), evaluate, iterate & scale up as needed.

Goals: To use our time together for collaboratively developing ideas for solving problems of practice (in light of empathy & insights that have come prior) and creating prototypes for these solutions. To learn about the use of Design Thinking in Elementary School contexts in Rocky View Schools.

Deliverables:
Crowdsourced “I Wish” Collaborative Brainstorm
Critiqued Prototype Plan

January 30

Jan 30th, 2019 Agenda

10:30am Introduction and Virtual Learning Walk:
– The RVS Learning Narrative
What Learning Looks Like in Rocky View Schools episode 6

10:40am Using Design Thinking in Rocky Schools to develop our next 4 Year Plan

10:50am I Wish Collaborative Brainstorm:

  • Develop your POV, HMW & constraint statements
  • Crowdsource Suggestions & Solutions

11:10am Consolidate & Sort.

  • Select 2 compelling, 2 easy, & 2 pie in the sky solutions
  • Pair & share. What collection of suggestions look promising? What might you add of your own.

11:40am Focussed design: Develop a prototype plan bearing in mind the following criteria:

  • Are your users considered? Are you designing for the average?
  • Is it relatively small? Iterative?
  • How will you know if it’s working?

11:55am Critique & Revision

  • Pair with a new colleague & share.
  • What do you like, wonder, & offer their plan?
  • What might you ask of them for your own plan?

12:10pm Laned design plan introduction.

12:15pm Q&A