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Register now for our 2021 Collaborative Response Learning Series!

In partnership with the Central Alberta Regional Consortium, this year long virtual series is focused on growing and refining Collaborative Response structures and processes in schools and districts.

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Exciting New Sessions planned for the New Year!

In partnership with the Central Alberta Regional Consortium, Jigsaw Learning team members are facilitating various learning opportunities.

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We are the leaders in Collaborative Response!

Collaborative Response is a school framework that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely support to ensure all students can experience success. Join the hundreds of schools and districts embracing Collaborative Response as an organizational mindset to respond to the needs of students, while enhancing the professional capacity and collective efficacy across the entire school or system!

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Who is Jigsaw Learning?

Get to know us a little better including how we can support organizations in a number of areas.

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Through a Collaborative Response lens, we can provide support in the following areas:

Beginning Teachers

A teacher's first years can make or break their experience and may influence them throughout their career. Establishing or strengthening your beginning teacher program to ensure consistency will lead to increased efficacy in classrooms as well as staff retention.

Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction

Determining essential outcomes, developing purposeful assessment plans,and delivering “best practice” learning opportunities are key factors in supporting students. Clear expectations and strategic implementation of curriculum, assessment, and instruction focus are crucial for school success.

Digital Supports

The effective implementation and sustainability of digital solutions in schools can be complex and challenging on many levels. To truly make a difference for the success of students, it necessitates a robust roll-out and coordinated learning plan.

Early Years

The investment in early years is integral to a solid support system across a school or district. Establishing beliefs, shared vision, common purpose and developing collective capacity are all elements of establishing the foundations for early learning.

Educational Assistants

Educational Assistants play an important role in every school. Articulating roles and responsibilities of educational assistants as well as understanding the important work they do is integral to how they effectively support students and families. Explore an online educational assistant learning series available for asynchronous learning opportunities.

First Nations Support

Our team has experience working with First Nation Educational Authorities to provide supports in a number of areas that honour and respect culture, relationships and indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Inclusive Supports

Providing a consistent, well articulated system of Inclusive Supports is an integral part of how a school ensures effective learning opportunities for all. Scaffolding teams, exploring and advancing the principles of inclusion and articulating processes and structures are important elements of inclusive supports.

Literacy

Literacy is a primary focus for all schools and districts. While every classroom and every teacher engages in literacy practices, there is a wealth of learning in providing effective literacy programming and assessment.

Numeracy

Attaining strong skills in numeracy is an indicator of successful academic achievement and lifelong learning for which all schools and districts strive. Our team can support teachers and leaders in creating a foundational understanding of numeracy through a balanced approach that focuses on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

Online Learning

Online teaching and learning requires a systemic understanding of what this type of learning involves and consideration of its associated best practices. To ensure students and families experience success online a variety of mediums, approaches, and contexts should be considered. Our team can help!

Responsive Behaviour Support

Establishing Responsive Behaviour Support ensures positive learning experiences for all. The implementation of a behaviour continuum of supports, behaviour matrix and the focus on establishing routines are all integral components of a responsive behaviour system.

Reviews and Documentation

Our team can work with your organization to conduct external reviews, develop documentation and other resources, and provide feedback, particularly on your Collaborative Response structures and processes.

School Leadership

School leadership is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Supporting school leaders through coaching and mentoring can ensure leadership success, impact and higher levels of retention.

System Leadership

System leaders require a vast expanse of skill sets as well as the ability to guide and support others. Visioning and engaging in effective strategic planning provides the context for working with teams and moving a system to success.

Wellness and Community

As we are faced with troubling and uncertain times, we seek solutions that will fill the gaps being created in new circumstances. Building a thriving conscious community begins with the examination of each individual and reflecting on how we know and understand ourselves. Our togetherness can be explicitly and intentionally grown to build a community that provides for all of its members.


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We have a large number of resources in French. Learn More!


We provide extensive and comprehensive support for First Nations
Educational Authorities and Indigenous Partners. Learn More!

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Testimonials

Our school staff had the privilege to work with Kurtis Hewson over three virtual sessions to explore the collaborative response structures and processes. Kurtis did a wonderful job drawing on the theory, research, and evidence-based best practices that helps create the components of the collaborative response framework.
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Kris Herbert
Principal - E.G. Wahlstrom School

The book Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model provides our school with several practical tools and ideas in furthering our systematic responses to intervention.
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John Holmes
Principal - Kate Chegwin School

I have worked with Kurtis Hewson and Jigsaw Learning with two different schools spanning K-12 and alternative education. Kurtis has done an excellent job differentiating guidance for the creation of a school/program specific CRM model and the delivery of professional learning.
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Carolyn Jensen
Principal - Memorial Composite High School

We have been working with the Jigsaw Learning team for 3 years now, and are impressed with their ongoing teacher support and instructional coaching for teacher collaboration.
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Dianne Crane
Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction – Learning Services Branch - Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission

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Jigsaw Learning Email Issues

On Tuesday, March 16 server issues interrupted the reception of emails to all jigsawlearning.ca email addresses. Partners are reporting bounce back messages when attempting to email Jigsaw Learning team members.

March 16, 2021 | Author: Nadine Wood | Read Article
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Developing a Ready, Fire, Aim Culture

If you’ve ever joined us for a workshop, webinar or professional learning session, you will inevitably have heard us share the mantra of “Ready, Fire, Aim”. This is a phrase that we’ve borrowed from the world of business which was popularized by Tom Peters who is a well-known author and consultant whose practise focuses on management, leadership, innovation, marketing, and design. It provides the impetus for engaging in change through a simple cyclical process.

April 13, 2021 | Author: Lorna Hewson | Read Article
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Upcoming Events

  • 2021 Collaborative Response Symposium

  • Pre-Symposium Session - Introduction to Collaborative Response

  • Interactive Writing

  • Ramping up Structures and Processes

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