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University of Calgary – Thinking and Acting as a Designer Symposium – June 6, 2018

Big Idea: When working collaboratively, design thinking offers norms, tools and processes to inspire creativity, productivity and reflection.


  • Be Fully Present
  • Assume a Beginner’s Mindset for the work. Park your title, be open-minded, empathetic, and Channel your inner Roy Group coach and coachee.
  • Fierce Collaboration: Lean in, get creative, embrace discomfort and have an awareness of your role in creating an engaging atmosphere.
  • Make, Create, Do
  • We use processes and protocols that help us to be collaborative and creative together.

Driving Questions

How might we develop engaging and authentic school based initiatives that help advance the goals in the RVS 4 year plan?


An introduction to the visual learning design process from Rocky View Schools.
Learn and Practice Collaborative Interdisciplinary Project ideation using the Program of Studies.
To develop a collaborative team approach to instructional design that focuses on reflection on experience.


Problem of practice identified through your pitch: A clear and developed outline of the problem of practice you have chosen to engage for this assignment (see parameters below).

A Visual Design of your Process: Evidence of your thinking while working through the key stages of your chosen design process. This should be documented through a mix of substantive images and text and should be curated within your digital portfolio.

June 6, 2018

Rocky View Schools Learning Design Introduction

Our Learning Journey toward

Project Pitch Ideation 
Instructional Inventory
X,Y Sort
Visual Design Process
Making Learning Visible

2:40pm Gallery Walk and Exit Pass