C of P Calendar

2016-2017 Dates


June 6th, 2016 - June 9th 2016
  • Launch new Community of Practice registration site within the Rocky View Schools RVSPL registration system (https://register.rockyview.ab.ca)
  • Information notice sent to schools
  •  Staff to review 2015-2016 communities for ideas and structure - (https://register.rockyview.ab.ca)
  •  Staff asked to Plan and Discuss possible communities with principal/supervisor to ensure alignment


June 9th, 2016 - August 29th 2016
  • CREATE a CofP 


August 31st, 2016 - October 2nd, 2016
  • Open Registration - users can join and change registration as many times as they want without special approval
October 3rd, 2016 - October 7th, 2016
  • Closed Registration- approval from principal/supervision and CofP development team will be required prior to changes being made
October 11th, 2016
  • CofP Day #1
April 24th, 2017
  • CofP Day #2


May 1st, 2017
  • All contributions / reflections uploaded to individual communities and shared in the "stream"
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Optional - Reflections

A Community of Practice that decides not to use the new "SHARe and CONTRIBUTe" format must then use the standard "Reflect and Report" process from previous years. Reflections of learning will be required after each PL-CofP day using the milestones attachment and comment area with the RVSPL system.

Reflections – day 1 and 2

As a group, provide an overview of the learning;

1. Summary of Learning/Outline of collaborative work completed to this point.

2. Indicate how your chosen 21st Century competencies are reflected in this work.

3. Links to materials/resources & sources.

4. Post to the milestone area of your Community within the RVSPL site.  click here


Reflections – Final

As a group, provide an overview of the learning, outline of prep work, links to materials, resources and sources and include as many of the following reflective elements as possible:

  1. Explain how your new learning or new finished product has affected your professional work. In particular, state which skills were learned or more finely honed and how have you incorporated them into your professional work. Describe how the strategies learned or created were more effective than what you have done before.
  2. Which features have you actually tried or embedded in your work between August and March (provide specific examples/applications.
  3. Indicate how your chosen 21st Century competencies are reflected in this CofP work.
  4. Provide specific examples of how your new understanding is affecting and benefiting student learning in your classroom or work place. What does your collected data indicate?
  5. To what new areas of professional learning has this year's Cofp work led you?
  6. Provide a reference list of works/bibliography of your studies if applicable?
  7. Attach reflection document to your Community within the RVSPL site.  click here

Final reflections should be completed and submitted after the Final CofP session


Reflection Template (Sample version .doc) click here

Reflection Template (Blank copy) click here

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