Instructional Design in the Age of RTR

May 13, 2019 - Camp Chestermere

Big Idea: The Real Time Reporting model for assessment and reporting student progress can be both constraining and liberating. Aligning reporting to student outcomes is a mandate from the Education Ministry. However, the Ministerial Order on Education also requires that front matter & concepts be considered over Specific Learner Objectives.

Essential Question: How might we design powerful learning experiences for students within the framework of the RTR reporting model?


  • Be Fully Present
  • Bring a Creative Commons Mindset
  • Adopt a Beginner’s Mindset
  • Mind Your Conversational Biases
  • Assume Permission!

Goals & Deliverables

A deeper understanding of instructional design processes and practices that elevate both the student experience and the richness of the learning.

A learning arc design that includes outcome mapping & a plan for gathering evidence of learning through observations, conversations, and products.


9:00am Introduction, coffee & setting the table. Norms for our work together

9:25am Phenomenological Improv & Ideas Tool: Questions & Connections, Disciplines & Literacies, P3, & Deliverables (CTF/CTS)

9:45am Sharesies. Reflect on the Tool. Likes? Trickies? Future Use?

10:15am COFFEE

10:30am Review your I CANs & consider your own ideation: Where in the tool do you begin? What does it mean to re-contextualize?

11:15am Instructional Inventory Ideation closer to “the ground floor.”

12:00pm LUNCH!

12:45pm Observations, Conversations & Products

1:00pm Outcome Mapping. Look at your Post-Its. Where are the experiences? reflections? deliverables? What outcomes do these align with?

1:20pm Scope & Sequence on a Laned Design Plan

2:30pm COFFEE

2:45pm Critical Friends Protocol Audience: What did you like? What might you gift? What do you wonder?

3:05pm Continued design time.

3:30pm Exit pass.