Publishing the Stories that Matter in Rocky View Schools
September 20, 2017
8:30am Arrive, coffee, and networking
8:45am Welcome, introductions, and cohort overview
– “Do the Project Day”
– “Design Day”
– “Champion Day”
– Norms: Park your title, lean in, and embrace discomfort
9:00am Inspire: Watch “Hall of Fame” Video
9:15am Post insights to knowledge commons (“What did you See/Hear/Feel?”)
9:25am Inferences – “What does powerful story-telling include?” brainstorm on Post-its
– space on back of BINGO tool to record the insights that resonate with you
10:10am Theme BINGO
– Discuss given themes – Tell the untold stories, fiction or non-fiction
– Brainstorm at table and share with group to fill in other themes
– Leave wildcard to fill in during discovery
10:30am Exhibit Discovery – fill in BINGO card
11:00am Today’s Deliverable – Choose top 4 ideas for Idea Playoff
11:05am Feedback and elimination using the Idea Playoff Tool
11:20am Story idea declaration
11:25am Photography Scaffolding (symbolism and iconography)
– for front and back cover of your book
– show some exemplars
11:45am Jacket Teaser Scaffolding Tool
– Who is your target audience?
– Hook – how will you engage your audience?
– What do you want your readers to see, hear or feel?
– What’s your motivation for telling the story?
11:50am Exhibit Exploration
– Search and discover, create field notes using the scaffolding tool, interview athletes, tour Winsport, take pictures (12-24)
12:00pm Lunch Provided – sandwiches and salad
1:00pm Lucid Press Intro
– book cover templates
– share cover with firstname.lastname@example.org
1:15pm Draft #1 of Jacket Teaser, select top 2-4 photographs
– Jacket Teaser Essentials
1:45pm Peer Critique and Revision of photos and teaser.
– Critical Friend will provide a byline idea or book review
2:15pm Revision and continued design time
2:45pm Published book cover
– make sure it is shared
3:00pm Exit Pass and What’s Next
September 27: Education Centre, Airdrie
Act 1: Exhibition
8:30 Coffee and Gallery Walk
Act 2: Plan
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?
9:00 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?
10:00 P3: People, Places, Programs, Local Issues that could enrich the learning.
10:30 Coffee Break and Gallery Walk
10:45 Complete the Pitch tool
11:00 Pair and Share
Act 3: 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?
11:20 Learning Design Process Introduction and Design Time to plan the learning journey for your students.
12:30 Scaffolding Protocol: What elements of your design will require skill or knowledge scaffolding? What resources are available to support this scaffolding?
Act 4: 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?
2:00 Develop your Hook for students, or the elevator pitch to share with parents, colleagues, and admin.
3:00 What support will you need to be successful in this design? GOOGLE FORM.