Open Data

RVS Learning Specialist – For many years, municipal, provincial, and federal governments collected, generated and then published data back to their citizens. In the past few years, the availability of free data has increased and a variety of websites share data....

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Building Our Students Futures!

Building Futures Teacher – “It’s not about the house!” It is what I say to visitors all the time about the Building Futures program, where 34 grade 10 students spend the whole school year in a double garage working side-by-side with McKee Homes amazing...

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Confessions from a Fixed Mindset!

RVS Principal, W.G. Murdoch School – When Joseph P Kennedy coined the term “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” he probably wasn’t referring to someone possessing a growth mindset. We often find what we’re made of in challenging situations, and what...

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Let’s Take a Look

RVS Literacy Team – Dear Independent Reading Level Comprehension Benchmark Assessment, It has been such an adventure to send you out into the world this August. You started out with the wind at your back, a document with a reputation for gathering valuable data...

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What’s in a Name?

Superintendent of Schools – Last week we celebrated the grand opening of two new schools in Airdrie – Coopers Crossing School and Heloise Lorimer School. The schools organized fantastic events aimed at a wide audience. In attendance for both events were Jaime...

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