Learning Stories

Storytelling is a vital way to share, inspire and reflect upon what learning looks like in our classrooms. Through animations, documentaries, presentations and interviews. learning stories illuminate the process, design and impact of learning experiences on student engagement 

 

Learning Stories

Learning Stories Workshop


These videos are created by RVS teachers to highlight projects and inquiries that develop literacy, numeracy and 21st Century competencies in their students.

RockyDocs


Rocky View students learn by doing. This playlist features short documentaries that Make Learning Visible in Rocky View Schools.

What Learning Looks Like in RVS


This animated series summarizes some of the hands-on learning projects going on in our school district.

What it Means to Be a Maker


This story features a first-grader from Glenbow Elementary who describes what it means to make things and how she feels about the rocketship she built from recycled materials for her school Maker Fair.

I Love Reading


What is more worthwhile than picking a book, getting comfy and falling in love with reading? Listen to these kids talk about what reading looks like in their classroom.

Hands On Science


This series of videos features stories about students learning through real experimentation, research and work with community partners, from the Bow River Valley to the Sea of Cortez.

Eco Inquiry


This story features the Eco Inquiry Project that connected middle-school students at four schools in a collaborative, cross-curricular inquiry about eco-systems and environmental stewardship.

I Am Canada


This story features an inquiry from grade two classrooms in Westbrook, Indus & Langdon. Students contacted people from across Canada to learn about their communities first hand.

Spark Prototype Project


Students collaborated with Telus Spark to create an interactive science exhibition. Five hundred students from three schools participated in this project and a thousand people attended the exhibition.

F1 in Schools


This playlist features videos about Laminar Racing, a team of students from Bert Church High School who competed in the 2015 F1 in Schools engineering competitions. Learn more about the team at laminarracing.com

Project W.I.L.D.


Welcome to Project WILD (Wisdom, Inquiry, Learning, Doing), a program at École Manachaban Middle in which grade eight students experience curriculum through hands on activities and excursions in the natural world.

Building Futures


The Building Futures program began at George McDougall High School in partnership with Airdrie homebuilder McKee Homes. A cohort of grade ten students connected their learning while building two houses with mentorship from tradespeople.

Learning Through Experience


This series of RockyTalks features students from several schools in grades eight through twelve who share about the how they have learned through experiences both in class and outside of class.

Project Based Learning


These RockyTalks feature educators sharing their experiences designing Project Based Learning opportunities for their students.

Inquiry & Universal Learning


These RockyTalks feature educators sharing their experiences designing for Inquiry and Universal Learning Environments.

Learning Stories Workshops


These professional learning opportunities are designed for teachers to learn multimedia skills by creating stories about what learning looks like in their classrooms. The workshops scaffold the skills needed to capture high quality images, audio and video and to share the story publicly.

Learning Stories Workshop • November 6, 2017
Learning Stories Workshop • January 26, 2018
Learning Stories Workshop • May 10, 2018

Tools for Storytelling

The Writing Process
How To Make Pro Videos on an iPad
How To Publish with Your Students
How To Make a Learning Story
How To Take Pro Photos
How To Launch Your Digital Portfolio

#ShareYourLearning

We’re big fans of ShareYourLearning.org. They promote learning stories through exhibition, student-led conferences and presentations of pearning. Visit their site to see their toolkit, watch their videos and connect with the global community.

Toolkit

Exhibition.

Student Led Conference.

Presentation of Learning.