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
– exemplars

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 jfortmuller@rvschools.ab.ca

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.

12:00 Lunch

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.

3:30 Departure

Exhibition December 14 2017


A public exhibition sharing the Stories of Rocky View in their different formats.