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.

Driving Questions

How might we develop engaging and authentic school-based initiatives that enhance student learning, school culture, and our communities at large?
What opportunities exist in Rocky View for collaboration, community partnership, and innovation?
Who will I need to support this initiative and in what ways?


To flesh out your innovative idea, and to share it in order to receive feedback for revision. Solidify your vision and package it so that it can be shared with others.

– A succinct caption explaining your idea.
– A visual learning journey sketching the benchmarks along the way.
– A Stakeholder Map identifying important stakeholder groups and their relationship to the project.

January 23, 2019- Agenda

8:45am Introduction

8:55am Empathy Interview in pairs. Use the Flesh it Out tool to capture notes about your partners idea.

9:30am Title, Logo and Caption: Review the notes and develop a draft caption and title for your project, add them to the Incubator Mural.

9:50am Culture Building: Phenomenological Improv and Project Pitch

10:15am Pitch tool and instructional design inventory

11:00am Collegial Coaching: collaborative critique and revision for your project.

11:00am Illustrated Learning Journey: Scope and sequence the experiences and reflections that might form the learning journey.

11:30am Critical Friends Protocol: Share your caption and the essential details from your Pitch Tool. Share where you are at and what might be tricky…
Partner/s Feedback: (Keeping in Mind their Caption as a possible lens for feedback)
– I like..
– Hey have you heard of….?
– Some things I heard that are important and exciting

12:00pm Lunch Provided

1:00pm Share your narrative and receive feedback for your project.

1:30pm Revision and continued design time.

2:00pm To do list and next steps….Stakeholder Mapping: Map the impact of your idea, through identifying the stakeholders and their relationships. Exhibition planning, contacting partners, places, or programs.

Exit Pass

3:00ishpm Departure