The Big Stuff

Big Idea: The Rocky View Learning Department supports teachers and leaders who have innovative ideas that re-imagine the possibilities for learning and provides opportunities for them to connect with each other and collaborate.

Driving Questions: How might we develop engaging and authentic school-based initiatives that enhance student learning, school culture, and our communities at large?
What opportunities exist in Rocky View for collaboration, community partnership, and innovation?
Who will I need to support this initiative and in what ways?

Goals: To flesh out your innovative idea, and to share it in order to receive feedback for revision. Solidify your vision and package it so that it can be shared with others.

A succinct caption explaining your idea.
A visual learning journey sketching the benchmarks along the way.
A Stakeholder Map identifying important stakeholder groups and their relationship to the project.


8:45am Introduction

8:55am Empathy Interview in pairs. Use the Flesh it Out tool to capture notes about your partners idea.

9:30am Review your partner notes and develop a draft caption and title for your project.

9:45am Stakeholder Mapping: Map the impact of your idea, through identifying the stakeholders and their relationships.

10:10am People Places and Programs Crowdsourcing Gallery Walk

10:45am Inventory Tool

11:00am Illustrated Learning Journey: Scope and sequence the experiences and reflections that might form the learning journey.

11:30am Critical Friends Protocol: Share your caption and the essential details from your Pitch Tool. Share where you are at and what might be tricky…
Partner/s Feedback: (Keeping in Mind their Caption as a possible lens for feedback)
– I like..
– Hey have you heard of….?
– Some things I heard that are important and exciting

12:00pm Lunch Provided

1:00pm Share your narrative and receive feedback for your project.

1:30pm Revision and continued design time.

To do list and next steps….

Exit Pass

3:00ishpm Departure