Explore, Connect, and Create with our Community in Mind.

Collaboratively designing opportunities for students to make, create and do!

March 20th: Bow Habitat Station, Calgary

08:30 Arrive, Coffee & Networking.

08:45 Welcome, Introduction, NORMS & Cohort Overview.
– “Do the Project Day” March 20
– “Design Day” March 21 or 22 (participant choice to avoid PL conflict)
– “Living Local Exhibition and Gala Evening” June 5, 2018

08:50 “What are some of the issues faced by our local community (Calgary in this case) that we could explore, improve, or celebrate?”
Explore local issues that may be highlighted through the exhibits and on your learning walk around Bow Habitat Station.

09:30 Post issues to Knowledge Commons
– Sort into themes

09:40 Gallery Walk & Choose Issues for Idea Playoff

09:45 Feedback & Elimination using Playoff Tool

10:05 Issue Declaration & Coffee Break

10:15 Scaffolding: Story Studio and Adobe Spark

10:45 Issue Deep Dive – Collect imagery, information, and quotes for your Adobe Spark
– How does your issue impact or effect the community?  Visual Media Design: Catchy Title, 2-3 Persuasive Pillars incl. Facts and stats, Imagery, and a Call to Action.

11:45 Critical Friends Protocol

11:50 Revision and publishing
– share with kmogck@rockyview.ab.ca

12:15 Lunch & Exhibition

1:00 Photo Walks, Earth Walks, and Sketching.

2:00 “Human beings protect what they love, and love what they know,” Richard Louv
– Design an Action for your students that helps foster an appreciation for your local community.

2:40 Critique and Revision

3:15 Debrief and overview of Day 2.

3:30 Departure

Design Day: Participant choice of March 21 or 22

Cochrane Learning Connection (UPSTAIRS in the CORRAL) 
228 River Ave Cochrane 

8:45am Coffee Virtual Learning Walk
– Bow Watershed
– Oil Sands
– Nature Spy
– Wild Horses
– Quality of Life
– Lunch Box Talks

9:00am Reflection
– What resonated about these examples?

Act 1: Plan

9:10am Ideation Warm Up x2
– to develop norms
– groups of 3-4, not from your school 

9:30am Reflection

Essential Questions: What are the big ideas from your curriculum that you are designing towards? What do you hope to see students engage in and exhibit?

9:45am What are the BIG IDEAS from your curricula that you want to take up through this opportunity?
– Who is doing this work in the real world? What are the questions being asked in the ‘Real World’ about this topic?
– What are the driving questions from the curriculum and the field of study that you hope to uncover through this design?

10:15am Coffee Break and Gallery Walk with GASP
– Collaboratively populate P3

10:30am Develop Instructional Inventory from Pitch

11:30am Critical Friends Protocol

12:00pm Lunch

Act 2: Design

Essential Questions: What experiences will students take up along their learning journey? What skills and/or knowledge scaffolding will they require? What deliverables might they provide to exhibit and show evidence of learning?

12:45pm Learning Design Process Introduction and Design Time to plan the learning journey for your students.

1:15pm Scaffolding Protocol: What elements of your design will require skill or knowledge scaffolding? What resources are available to support this scaffolding?

Act 3: Share

Essential Questions: Who are your stakeholders, and what might they need in order to understand, okay, and/or participate in your design?  What are your needs for implementation and support?

2:15pm Develop your Hook for students, or the elevator pitch to share with parents, colleagues, and admin.
– develop your next steps and to do list

3:00pm What support will you need to be successful in this design? Exit Slip

3:30 Departure


Rocky View Living Local Exhibition and Gala June 5, 2018

Join us for a night of exhibition and storytelling with Rocky View students and teachers celebrating community on June 5 at the Rocky View Education Centre from 5-7pm. Hear about some of the exemplary learning in WIldrose A with Rocky Talks Living Local. Check out the student projects and products in the Market foyer.

Watch for Local Exhibitions in our Communities and Schools this spring celebrating our communities.

Wild vs. Protection
Lives that Matter
Global Guardians
Human Help or Human Hinder
Connection Interrupted...... Try Again
The Importance of Connecting to Natural Spaces
Lives That Matter