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Who is an Innovator?

As defined in RVS' draft learning narrative, we believe everyone is an innovator. From infancy, children tackle the tough stuff, like walking and talking, feeding themselves and tying shoes. They try a lot and fail a lot. And once they’ve learned to say the word why, they just won’t stop. As they grow, innovators ask a lot of questions and tackle problems that matter--to them, their families, and their communities. They consult with expert sources and people, far beyond the classroom. They bounce possibilities off fellow students and teachers and spark ideas that just might work. They test their ideas in the real world. Trying, failing, asking more questions, redesigning, trying and failing, until they’ve earned success.

Challenge Criteria

Now that we’ve painted you a picture of what an innovator looks like within RVS, we are challenging you to provide a snapshot of an RVS innovator in action. Please ensure that your submission(s) meets the required criteria:

  • The photo must feature an RVS student(s) innovator in action.
  • Students featured in photos must have Form AF144-A Consent for Use of Student Images/Work on file.
  • Submitters must be age 18 or older.

You also will be asked to answer the following questions:

  • What was the problem to be solved? Or the concept to be created?
  • What skills were leveraged in this innovation?
  • Has/could this innovation have an impact in a real-life setting?

Prizes to be Awarded

From Oct. 15 - 21, 2018, members of the 2023 by Design community will have an opportunity to show support for their favourite submissions by applying earned Experience Points (XPs). A winning entry will be be identified and the submitter will be awarded an iPad Mini 4. A pizza lunch also will be provided to the featured classroom or student activity - whether that be at school or in the community.

Important Deadlines

Oct. 15, 2018 - Submission deadline
Oct. 16 - 21, 2018 - Crowd support
Oct. 23, 2018 - A winner will be announced

Questions about submissions can be directed to rvs@rockyview.ab.ca