Responding to Our Changing World

Principal, Prairie Waters Elementary School - My 15-year-old son asked me the other day, “Dad, has the world ever been this messed up since you’ve been alive?” It was a great question. His question was prompted by his knowledge of recent current events that include,...

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A Generative Governance Team

Director of Communications - As I turn my calendar from September to October, I can't help but feel a bit melancholy. On October 16, a slate of new trustees will take the helm of Rocky View Schools, marking the departure of four veteran board members - all of whom...

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Advocacy

Superintendent of Schools – Noun - ad·vo·ca·cy \ ˈad-və-kə-sē \ - the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal. Let me start by saying I am not an elected official. I work for the Board of Trustees of Rocky View Schools and have an employment contract directly...

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Literacy Assessment for Learning

Literacy Specialist - In order to understand students as readers, it is important for teachers to collect information data about their reading and plan from there. In the first weeks of school, this can be a bit daunting; however, it is also a valuable opportunity to...

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The Journey to Inclusion

Director of Learning Supports - Have you ever read a book that cast a reflection on a part of your life? When I opened One Without the Other, I was introduced to the teaching world of Shelley Moore. It resonated. The students, conversations and meetings described in...

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Learning about Learning Sprints

Superintendent of Schools – This past week I was able to join one of our schools and take part of a pilot project being led by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. The project is called the Agile Schools Network led by Australian, Dr. Simon Breakspear. Dr. Breakspear...

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