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Learning Design with Instructional Leaders and MRU teacher candidates

Big Idea: How might we intentionally design learning to be engaging and authentic?


  • 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 better support our learners as a team?
How might we foster a culture of constructive feedback and support?
How might we make our work visible to inspire and inform our stakeholders?



Make ALL Learning Visible (teacher and student learning)



Analysis and observations of learning design in schools



9:00 Introductions, Agenda and Deliverables for the day
What Learning Looks Like in RVS
Making Learning Visible

9:10 Define: Pitch Tool
This gets us…
– to consider some driving questions to help flesh out a pitch for the unit or learning opportunity. 

Keep in mind…
– this is still a brainstorm and all ideas are welcome. From an abundance of ideas, we can collaborate to distill the learning we’re driving for. 

10:00 Critical Friends ProtocolShare your design and receive feedback for your project. Share where you are at and what might be tricky…
Partner/s Feedback: 
– I like.., I wonder…, What if….
This gets us….
– to share our pitch with colleagues and receive constructive feedback to our pitch before we move to the next step. 

Keep in mind….
– the feedback prompts and your role as critical friend in providing ideas, encouragement, and support. 

10:15 Develop / Document: Scope and Sequencing Using the Learning Design Process
This gets us….
– to consider the guiding questions or experiences for students along the learning journey and to intentionally design reflection opportunities all the way along.

Keep in mind….
– this process can certainly be used on your own, in a binder, and for your eyes only. But where it really shines is out in the open for your students and colleagues to see.

11:15 Gallery Walk + G.A.S.P.

11:30 Lunch provided

12:00 Mentoring and Critical Feedback

This gets us…
– a chance to explore common language and expectations for success

2:30 Next steps
February 14th – Inclusive Ed Symposium at MRU (optional)
Support from Design Team
#shareyourlearning at a school Exhibition

3:00 – 6:00pm Wildrose Brewery Networking – events provided by MRU for mentor teachers