C of P Calendar

2017-2018 Dates


June 5th, 2017 - June 9th 2017


June 9th, 2017 - August 30th 2017
  • CREATE a CofP 


August 31st, 2017 - September 30th, 2017
  • Open Registration - users can join and change registration as many times as they want without special approval
September 30th, 2017 - October 5th, 2017
  • Closed Registration- approval from principal/supervision and CofP development team will be required prior to changes being made
October 6th, 2017
  • CofP Day #1
April 9th, 2018
  • CofP Day #2


May 1st, 2018
  • 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. Active participation requires attendance on the community days, involvement in online meetings and discussions, posting and collaborating findings....

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 2017-2018 Community of Practice you will need to login to the Rocky View Schools registration system (RVSPL) using your Outlook 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; 
  • log into the registration portal
  • 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

  • NEW --Taking on a community management (housekeeping) role

Share the workload and make your community visible and meaningful for all RVS staff.  Use the registration portal as your housekeeping tool..( 2 to more can have the same role and share the duties....) 
        1. Note Taker  
        2. Social Media Poster
        3. Final Results Curator
House Keeping Tabs


  • Note Taker - capture minutes during the cofp days and post to the community stream using the Milestones - Meetings - or results tabs 
  • Social Media Poster - capture and post images and artifacts to various social media channels for all other communities to view  ( Google + , Twitter, Yammer etc)
  • Final Results curator --  summarize the communities reflections and working documents into a final product or final reflection.  Post the artifact to the RESULTS And COMMENTS tab within your community space

If you need to make changes to your Registration after September 30th, 2017

****(changes after 4pm September 30th, 2017 must be approved by your principal / supervisor and a member of the CofP development team)****

Scott Mahan - sgmahan@rockyview.ab.ca


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