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Big Idea: The Rocky View Learning Department supports teachers and leaders who have innovative ideas and provides opportunities for them to collaborate on current initiatives and to inspire new ones.


  • Be Fully Present
  • Bring a Creative Commons Mindset
  • Adopt a beginner’s mindset
  • W.A.I.T. Why am I talking?
  • Take Risks and Fail Forward
  • Make Learning Visible

Driving Questions

How might we use design thinking to enhance our current and future practices as designers of powerful learning opportunities for students ?


Firsthand exploration of design thinking processes and protocols.

Collaboratively design project pitches for cross disciplinary inquiry.



Multiple ideations of cross disciplinary units of study



8:30 Coffee and Networking

8: 45 Introductions and Agenda

8:50 Phenomenological Improv

What’s your idea in a nutshell?


Learning Design Process

Design Time with your Team

Critical Friends

 12:00 Keep in touch & future support