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Designing Powerful Learning

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.


8:30 am Introductions & Agenda

8:45 Phenomenological Improv

9:00 Learning Design Process and the 4 things to keep in mind when designing

9:30 Share what brought you here today and what & who you will be designing for in a project Pitch Tool

10:00 Design Time & Feedback

11:30 Follow up support & departure