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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If you did not "create" a community, as a member of the Rocky View Schools, you are required to register and actively participate in a community of practice. If you need to make a change to your registration prior to August 30th, 2015, please follow the procedure below.

Registering to a Community of Practice and your role & responsibility

Consider the following when selecting your Community of Practice:

1. Which CofP will enhance your RVS professional role?

2. Does this CofP best align with your  jurisdictional, school based and personal professional goals?

3. Will this study enhance your students' learning?

4. Will this study enhance your "working" practice?

5. What will/can you bring to this CofP study?

Next Steps

To register in a 2015-2016 Community of Practice you will need to login to the Rocky View Schools registration system (RVSPL) using your GroupWise username and password. (https://register.rockyview.ab.ca)

Follow the steps outlined in the "Quick Links" navigation on the lefthand side of this page.

  • click " Step Two" - Review Created Communities" on the left hand navigation pane; review communities that have already been created and select a good fit for your professional goals. Please record the community information and proceed to the next step.
  • click “Step Three" - "Register-join a Community of Practice” on left hand navigation pane;
  • complete registration by clicking join.you will now see your community in the "my communities" field
Once registered into a CofP you will be responsible for the following elements:


  • Introducing yourself to the community creator/facilitator and stating how you will be contributing to this group and what you hope to achieve for your professional learning.
  • Ensuring your professional goals are aligned with your chosen Community of Practice.
  • Sharing your professional learning within the Community and contributing to the group reflections and artifact creation.  Learn more

If you need to make changes to your Registration after October 2nd, 2016

****(changes after 4pm Oct 2nd, 2016 must be approved by your principal / supervision and a member of the CofP development committee)




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