Rocky View Schools has a number of Superintendent Working Committees (SWC) that come together to work on important initiatives that emerge from our Three Year Plan (3YP). I have the pleasure of representing the Education Centre of three of these committees.
The SWC on Learning is currently developing a Learner Profile for Rocky View Schools that eventually will be available through our new Student Information System (SIS), Power School. This committee has put in numerous hours to research and review what some schools and other jurisdictions are currently using that relevant to this topic. In addition, they have read the current literature available around learner profiles.
This research has been used to develop a potential prototype for trial next September. There is more work being done to refine this example and ensure the final product is reflective of all of the elements that RVS would like to see in their Divisional Learner Profile that will eventually be used by all schools.
Once the prototype has been put in Power School and tested out and reviewed by a few schools it will be available for all schools to begin using it beginning September 2013.
This committee has also been given the task of developing a standard reporting process for Rocky View Schools. The goal is to have a standardized reporting process implemented for September 2013 at the same time the Learner Profile will become available.
The work around the Learner Profile has led to some tremendous philosophical discussions around what a 21st Century reporting process needs to look like. It was important for the elements of Learner Profile to be identified before establishing the reporting process.