Making Learning ‘Stick’!

When thinking about student learning, most of us would not dispute that the goal is to find out what learners know and what can they do. When I dig deeper and really think about it, this list might be incomplete. Human beings are complex. We are all different;... read more

Using New Technology…

Is using new technology like learning a second language? The other day I overheard a conversation between a grandmother and her granddaughter. The young girl was asking the grandmother to text her mother to ask about buying something that was pricy. The woman replied... read more

Flexible Pathways to Success!

Rocky View Schools (RVS) was fortunate to be selected to participate in an Alberta Education initiated research project and Community of Practice called Flexible Pathways to Success: Technology to Design for Diversity. Five school jurisdictions are involved: Fort... read more

Student-Centered Business Operations

This past October I celebrated my 25th year with Rocky View Schools! While attending the 33rd Annual Retirement and Long Service Awards Banquet, Oct. 17, 2014, I looked back on my career with the jurisdiction and concluded, “We’ve done it! I can proudly confirm that... read more

The Lucky Ones

As an adult looking back on my childhood and my youth, I have to say, “I was one of the lucky ones”. Despite having lost my father 13 years ago, his strong values, integrity, respect for others, and firm belief that his actions must guide the behavior he wanted to see... read more

We Are All Makers

The desire to make things with our hands is deeply rooted; think of the feeling of satisfaction you’ve experienced from creating something you were proud of. Listen to the engagement evident in these grade 2 learners as they talk about and showcase their art journals:... read more
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