Middle School Idea Incubator

Big Idea: How might we redesign middle school teaching and learning? 


  • 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 encourage cross school collaboration? 

How might we create a network of middle schools that will encourage co-design and co-creation of learning? 



Make ALL Learning Visible (teacher and student learning)



Projects will be shared in a Twitter declaration

Learning Journeys will be shared at the RVS Gala



8:30 Doors open at the CLC, Coffee

8:45 Introductions, Agenda and Deliverables for the day

9:00 Improv x2

9:30 Discover Phase

10:15 Share your discovery

10:35 Walk and Talk

11:00 Define 

11:50 Twitter declaration (Photo and statement)

12:00 Lunch provided

12:30 Design Time (Develop)

1:00 Show us your stuff (Chart paper)

1:10 Gallery Walk + G.A.S.P.

1:30 Design Time (Document)

2:30 Exit Pass-Email to admin with design outlines/needs/further support/benchmark dates/etc.

3:00 Bye!