Of Course We Want Meaningful Learning – But How?

Principal, Prairie Waters Elementary - It is not uncommon in today’s schools and on social media to listen to someone speak about the importance of authentic learning, purposeful learning, and meaningful learning. Others might preach about the importance of students...

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Celebrating Achievements

Principal, R.J. Hawkey - Last week I received an email from a mother inquiring into a program at our school. She asked a series of questions, most of which were very typical. One question stood apart from the rest and caused me to think deeply. She asked "Will my son...

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Leadership Trees

Superintendent of Schools - I’m a big NFL football fan and I watch my team play weekly, watch league highlights, enjoy pre-game shows, etc. The league is a multi, multi-billion dollar enterprise that is half business and half about the ego of the owners. Successful...

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One Room School House – Still Going Strong

Superintendent of Schools - Last week I continued my formal tours with visits to our schools in Beiseker, Crossfield and our three colony schools. It was my first time at our colony schools (Fairview Colony School, Tschetter Colony School, and West Haven Colony...

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Making it Real or Realistic?

RVS Teacher, Banded Peak School - “Wow… it feels like a business meeting is going on in here!” Our music teacher unknowingly provided the greatest compliment my students could have received last spring on an impromptu visit to our class. Her remark was greeted by...

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Design Cohorts Launch

Greetings from the Learning Department’s 21C team! Not sure who that is or what we do? Check out our introductory article, and then join us back here for an update. If you follow #rvsed or #rvs21c on Twitter, you’re probably well aware that we’ve been doing some fun,...

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