A school framework that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success.
Our skilled facilitators and leaders can support organizations in identifying key strategic direction, coordinate teams and departments, and strategize in relation to system priorities.
Access a variety of documents, templates, samples and other resources in a wide variety of areas, free to copy and utilize to support your organization.
Through our network of skilled Associates, we can provide coaching at the district, school and classroom level in a variety of areas, such as literacy, numeracy, behaviour and more.
Work with us to engage in a school review process that provides rich and relevant feedback to school leadership teams in relation to key strategic directions and priorities.
We can offer a wide assortment of professional learning activities and events at the school and district level, as well as support learning through workshops, conferences, keynotes, and more.
The book Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model provides our school with several practical tools and ideas in furthering our systematic responses to intervention. Kurtis Hewson has provided our team with knowledgeable and personalized consultation. Moreover, he has linked us to a professional network of like-minded schools, and in doing so has facilitated practical, cost effective professional development.
I have worked with Kurtis and Jigsaw Learning with two different schools spanning K-12 and alternative education. He has done an excellent job differentiating guidance for the creation of a school/program specific CRM model and the delivery of professional learning. Kurtis is an excellent facilitator providing engaging and relevant learning activities for educators. Jigsaw Learning has been very helpful to both of the admin teams with which I have worked in responding to our requests as well as helping us anticipate next steps and future needs. Their work continues to be practical, user friendly, professionally empowering, research based and continually evolving.
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. They are very respectful and interested in Îyîniw Mâmtohnehicikan (Cree thinking) and Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin (Cree Ways of being). They work collaboratively with our teachers to offer support, coach and share ideas, plus they review the progress made in each school. Students really look forward to the CRM Focus time, as they have great success in these blocks.Their significant success was apparent in the first year that our school implemented the Collaborative Response Model. We started with 80% of our students needing urgent intervention and 0% of our students at/above benchmark. By the end of the first year, our urgent intervention numbers dropped to 43% and our at/above benchmark numbers increased by 12%.
Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction – Learning Services Branch - Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission