RVS Design Fellows
The RVS Design Fellowship program is an opportunity for dynamic educators to receive personalized support to design and actualize their vision. The fellowship program seeks teachers and leaders who have innovative ideas that re-imagine the possibilities for learning. The RVS Design Fellowship is a community of engaged learners and the program provides opportunities for the fellows to connect with each other to collaborate on current initiatives and inspire new ones.
To get a better idea of what the RVS Design Fellowship is all about, you can take a closer look at the stories of RVS Design Fellowship Alumni and the 2015 Design Fellows. Scroll down on this page to view the Frequently Asked Questions.
If you are interested in exploring RVS Fellowship, please contact RVS Learning Specialist Dan McWilliam at email@example.com
Using the Building Futures model, the students will experience their humanities courses and math/science curriculum through two extremely dedicated teachers. The format will also allow these grade ten students to complete their CALM and Physical Education requirements before moving into grade 11.
WILD (wisdom inquiry learning doing). 21st century learning is about exposure to real life connections, developing a knowledge of your local environment, developing a sense of place, blending technology with hands-on experiences; this is what we will be doing in the WILD grade 8 class.
Community Matters – Helping Hands & Caring Hearts
We are students working together to understand what creates social injustice and what it looks like in Airdrie. We will lend a hand to build links and create change in the heart of our community.
Project Founders: Jennifer Yersh & Amanda Russell
Building Futures Airdrie
Learn home building from the ground up, start your own business, become a better you… All while you’re getting your high school education.
Project Founders: Greg Rankin & Jarett Hooper
Life – Version 2.1
Acquiring authentic life skills to become an individual who is actively engaged in the modern, relevant and diverse facets of being globally, socially, civically and economically responsible citizens.
A cross-curricular humanities / outdoor environmental education program that immerses students in both the curriculum and the outdoors, with the goal of building connections among student, their communities, the environment and the curriculum.
RVS Design Fellows – Alumni
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Design Fellowship like?
The fellowship experience will be personalized based on what fellows need to actualize their vision. The fellows will form a dynamic community and will receive individualized support from the Learning Design Team which may include:
- Professional learning financial support
- Instructional Leadership Coaching
- Design, implementation and making learning visible support
*Please note, the fellowship program is designed to support the professional learning costs and does not directly support the operational or capital costs that may be associated with actualizing the instructional leadership vision.
Who can join the RVS Design Fellowship?
The Fellowship is designed for RVS teachers and administrators who have an innovative vision for instructional design and/or instructional leadership to transform their school.
What is the Timeline
Entrance to the design fellowship is ongoing and networking opportunities are offered on an a la carte basis throughout the year. Your fellowship vision will define the timeline for your individualized support. To get started submit your project pitch.
How do I become a Design Fellow?
Please submit the following items as a Project Pitch via a Google Drive folder to firstname.lastname@example.org .
- The story of who you are, what’s led you to this opportunity and what you need to realize your potential. (3 minute video)
- A pitch that details your vision. (up to 500 words)
- (Teachers only) A letter of support from your school based administration.
What happens after I have submitted a Statement of Intent?
Your project pitch will be reviewed by the Learning Department. We will contact you to set up a follow up meeting to design your next steps.
Can partnerships or teams collaborate?
Yes. If you have a common vision for your project and want to actualize it together please create a joint project pitch. In your submission be sure to speak to of all members of your team and to the nature of your partnership.
How developed does the concept need to be?
It’s entirely up to you and the circumstance you are in. It is important that you have a pitch for an instructional leadership initiative. Beyond that you may be a purely conceptual level for your vision or already somewhere down the road to actualization. The program is personalized to support your specific needs we will work with you at whatever stage your project is in.
What are the supports for the Fellowship?
What supports could be available as a part of the fellowship program?
The fellowship experience will be personalized based on what fellows need to actualize their vision. Individualized support from the Learning Design Team may include:
- Professional Learning financial support
- Design support
- Instructional leadership coaching
- Support to make learning visible
Please note, the fellowship program is designed to support the professional learning costs and does not directly support the operational or capital costs that may be associated with actualizing the instructional leadership vision.