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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C of P Lead Role

Roles and Responsibilities What's new

CofP Lead – Roles & Responsibilities



  • Display a passion for learning
  • Keep conversations about Communities of Practice current.
  • Provide direct on-site support to staff at their individual schools.
  • Be the point of contact for release of general communication
  • Provide monthly updates regarding CofP at school staff meetings


Support from the Jurisdiction

  • Information sessions will be provided on the CofP model and mechanics  - dates to be confirmed at the Education Centre.
  • Information and technical support from the Development team of:

Donna Leniuk - Divisonal Support Analyst  dleniuk@rockyview.ab.ca
Scott Mahan – Learning Specialist  sgmahan@rockyview.ab.ca

  • Provide communication information prior to and for general release for all staff.
  • Overview of the process and procedures for CofP including communications time lines, report requirements and deadlines.



  • Explain to new RVS staff and to staff entering a school mid-year, what the CofP model is, how it works and how they need to prepare for their involvement.
  • Remind/encourage/promote the proposal and registration stage of CofP – answer possible “how to” questions from their school staff
  • Field questions staff may have as the year progresses regarding group dynamics, work space and project evidence.
  • Support the admin team on an ongoing basis, in the sharing of the school staff’s Communities of Practice experience

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