Learning Specialist Meeting

Friday October 14, 2018



  • 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 design effective professional learning for the Rocky View Connected Communities?

How will we walk the walk through design and facilitation?

How might we make our learning visible to share with the broader community?

What site visits may inspire rich conversation and reflection?



  • Growing our network
  • Model powerful PL
  • Build a PLC around reflective practice
  • Leveraging the expertise in our admin group

October 14 Learning Specialist Meeting

12:00 Community Brainstorm Tool

12:20 Lunch with your team, chat about results from brainstorm

1:00 Professional Learning Committee Intro

Dave & Pam: Overall vision and how it came to be

1:15 Methodology: Brainstorming hook

  • What is a hook?

  • Create a knowledge commons


1:30 Pitch Tool

Consider how you might fill the buckets of the pitch tool. Consider the big ideas, your hook for day 1, a possible site visit and how you will make the learning from this day visible.

2:00 Designing Day 1

2:30 Departure

  • Share your plan with your director