Create with purpose & share with audience
Create for the Page, Stage & Screen with written, spoken and visual stories and artifacts designed with purpose for authentic audience. Design learning experiences with your students that employ the Creative Process of Imagination, Creation and Exhibition! Build your creative confidence by practicing the habits of creators yourself and with your students, to make print, visual, live, media and physical creations that you are proud of! For a little inspiration, start by listening to first-grader, Brookelyn, as she shares about what it means to be a Maker.
The Creative Process
Imagine, Create & Exhibit on the Page, Stage & Screen!
Design creative projects with empathy, curiosity & purpose.
Draft original creations, critique & revise with cycles of feedback.
Share quality work with an audience & reflect on the experience.
Create Your Channel!
Whether we are learning at school, at home, online or on the land, the opportunity to make, create and learn by doing is vital to our wellbeing! Making Learning Visible means to create with purpose for your audience by making engaging written, spoken and visual stories & artifacts on the page, stage & screen, including messages, lessons, presentations, prototypes and documentaries. Record yourself and your voice, and add stills, clips, narration, music and titles to assemble visual stories. Organize and share your videos with your audience on your video channel, and embed your videos into your online classroom, website and social media. Stay connected with the rich network of colleagues and resources in the #rvsed online community!
Launch your own Channel with a video message to your students!
Record your lessons and post them as videos on your Channel!
Curate and customize your Channel with video playlists and sections!
Whether it's on papyrus, parchment, paper or pixels, the best worksheet for developing creative confidence has always been the blank page.
The RVS Student Showcase
Click on the image to enjoy a playlist of student-created short films, documentaries, tutorials and animations
in the Student Showcase on the RVS YouTube Channel.
in the Student Showcase on the RVS YouTube Channel.
The RVS Learning Stories Gallery
Teachers create and share stories about learning design in their classrooms by documenting, storytelling and sharing to make learning visible. For inspiration, click on the image to dive into the teacher-created Learning Stories on the RVS YouTube Channel.
The RVS Bookshelf
Students in Rocky View Schools are publishing books and magazines of art, stories, photography, essays, science and more! Whether it is digital or print, student storytelling is shared publicly with audience. Pictured above is author/artist, Mackenzie Lynne Cox, as she creates the artwork for her first published children's book, When I Grow Up, and which she features on her exemplary portfolio & blog, Macki Makes! Click on the image above to visit our Bookshelf page for more stories about writing & publishing in Rocky View Schools.
RVS Presentations of Learning
The RockyTalks gallery on the RVS YouTube Channel features presentations by students, teachers and leaders, who share engaging stories, learning designs, projects, experiences and reflections from #rvsed classrooms. Click on the image to view the full RockyTalks Gallery on the RVS Youtube Channel. If your students are sharing original stories, speeches or presentations for a live audience, contact us to arrange to capture it on video as a RockyTalks event!
The Rocky View Studio Channel
Rocky View Studio is all about storytelling. Engage with the galleries of RockyDocs, Animations & Tutorials that share what learning looks like in Rocky View Schools from the perspective of teachers and students. Every story is meant to inspire creativity, prompt reflection and make learning visible. Click on the image to visit the Rocky View Studio YouTube Channel for examples!
Design for Creativity in the classroom, at home, online & on the land.
There are so many ways for us to connect with our parents, students and teachers by creating and sharing our exhibitions of learning online! In order for us to design engaging programmes for our communities in #rvsed, we recommend a workflow that invites home-made videos from the community, such as speeches, presentations, addresses, testimonials & performances, then assembling the content into a video programme, and sharing the virtual celebration on school YouTube Channels and social media.
Curate Your Channel
Your laptop in a quiet room at home is a digital studio for connecting with your learning community. You've got everything you need to create engaging written, spoken and visual stories for your audience, including messages, lessons, presentations and documentaries. Record yourself with iMovie and add stills, clips, narration, music and titles to assemble a visual story. Share your videos on your own RVSchools Youtube Channel. Organize stories into playlists and embed into your Google Classroom, Google Sites, Schoolblogs and social media. Scroll down this page to connect with the rich network of RVS Learning Resources and examples of learning stories for #rvsed!
Creating is the Highest-Order Thinking
This graphic from Niall McNulty shows how Bloom's Taxonomy of Thinking Skills has evolved since its inception in the mid-twentieth century. The revised taxonomy places Creating as the highest order of thinking in which we can engage our students. Click on the image below to read the blog post:
The RVS Design Team leads and supports Rocky View Schools in designing learning so that Innovators CAN: Connect with their passions interests and people, Achieve their potential and Navigate successfully as global citizens. Visit www.makinglearningvisible.com for PL opportunities and and click on the image for Learning Design tools, processes and stories to use in your classroom.
"Become part of a movement to transform schools into places where students can communicate, collaborate and contribute. By signing up, you commit to include exhibitions, student-led conferences, or presentations of learning in your teaching practice. Together, we can empower students to have agency over their learning and to know that they matter." ShareYourLearning.org contains a wealth of examples and tools that encourage Student-Led Conferences, Exhibitions of Learning and Student Presentations of Learning.
The #PBL Design Kit
The HTH Graduate School of Education has created a comprehensive resource package for Project-Based Learning that guides teachers through all nine phases of their PBL Design Process: Project Launch, Essential Questions, Ideation, Critique, Core Academic Skills, Drafting & Revision, Exhibition, Assessment and Reflection. Click on the image to access their media-rich Design Kit.
Sharing Student Work Publicly
- Develop scripts & content with your student presenters/creators and confirm AF144-A Consent Forms to share student work publicly.
- Gather writing, presentations, projects or videos from your students & performers in Google Drive.
- If students are creating their own video content, embrace the charm of DIY home videos while encouraging quality audio/video capture with a few simple suggestions:
- Quiet indoor/outdoor space with clean background
- Steady the camera, laptop or mobile device at eye level
- Face into light and speak/perform into the lens
- Encourage original content, music and images to avoid copyright claims on your videos.
- Note that using copyrighted content, especially popular music tracks, can provoke copyright claims, advertising and even cause entire audio tracks to be muted or videos to be blocked from public exhibition on platforms like youtube.
- The YouTube Audio Library is one of many online sources for royalty-free, creative-commons audio tracks, and it can be accessed from your YouTube Studio page.
- Collect and review student videos in RVSchools Google Drive and/or Classroom for inclusion in your YouTube playlist or a publication. Additional editing/assessment for each video or project, like adding titles, may be completed easily in iMovie, Docs or Pages.
- Upload videos onto your RVSchools YouTube Channel with titles & descriptions, then organize them into a Playlist with a title.
- Share your YouTube playlist link with your learning community through your #rvsed social media.
For support or questions about Creativity, Storytelling, Production, Exhibition, Publishing, RVSchools YouTube Channels or sharing student work publicly, please contact us!