Every Child Deserves a Team!

Ensuring success for all students is a moral imperative for all schools, but it takes a highly coordinated framework of structures and processes within a school to maximize the collective capacity of the team.

In this two part workshop, you will learn:

  • The three foundational components essential to ensuring an aligned Collaborative Response in schools;
  • How Collaborative Response can take your current Professional Learning Communities (PLC) and Response to Intervention (RTI) efforts to the next level.

Session Overview

Come learn about Collaborative Response, an organizational mindset that involves some fundamental shifts for schools and districts, such as layering collaborative team structures, transforming how we talk about student needs, focusing on students close to meeting expectations through thoughtful organization of data and evidence and ensuring tiering of supports rather than students. Simple shifts that emerge through a focus on Collaborative Response and the good news is that some likely already exist in your building! Numerous school and district examples, as well as access to a large number of resources, will be provided for school leaders wishing to join thousands of schools using Collaborative Response to ensure high levels of success for students and staff!

Who Should Attend

  • School and district leaders, teachers, and support staff interested in learning more about Collaborative Response
  • Educators committed to ensuring success for all students
  • The sessions are also an ideal way for staff new to organizations already implementing Collaborative Response to understand the foundational components of Collaborative Response.

Session Dates

October 10
October 18

4:00 - 5:30 pm MDT

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March 16
March 13

4:00 - 5:30 pm MST

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May 15
May 22

4:00 - 5:30 pm MST

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All sessions facilitated via Zoom

A Zoom link will be sent out to registrants 24 hours prior to the first session

If you are looking to engage in learning that fits your schedule, check out our online course Collaborative Response 101!

Receive lifetime access to the resources and engage in the modules when it works for you!

For only $49, you will receive:

Free Resources

Access a number of free resources, samples and templates shared during the webinar

Personalized Support

Receive access to the slides and a recording following the session, as well as opportunity for Q & A during and after each session

Discount Codes

Receive discount codes for additional resources following the session

"The best professional learning opportunity a school leader can participate in!"

- Melissa Kerr, Principal - Mundare School - Elk Island Public Schools

"The Collaborative Response framework has guided our school division to have deep and meaningful conversations around school level data. The conversations have led to action oriented planning and the implementation of supports for all students. Having a Collaborative Response approach has positively impacted our schools for the better!"

- Joanna Landry, Superintendent of Education Services - Regina Catholic Schools, Saskatchewan

"We all need to be on the same team when it comes to student success and we are seeing huge benefits from Collaborative Response as it sets the table for increased student achievement at every grade level and subject area."

- Adam Murray, Superintendent - Peace River School Division

Access the participant handout to record key ideas shared during the workshop and access additional resources

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Presenter Information

Kurtis Hewson has been an award-winning teacher, vice-principal, and principal, as well as taught at the post-secondary level. With over a decade of experience as an administrator, Kurtis has championed the call for collaborative structures in schools to ensure success for all students. In addition to two finalist awards from Alberta Excellence in Teaching program and an Edwin Parr award recipients for excellence in his first year of teaching, Kurtis was an honoree for the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award in 2010. Kurtis is one of five Alberta principals featured in Reflecting on Leadership for Learning: Case Studies of Five Alberta Elementary School Principals, addressing exemplary leadership practices in elementary schools in Alberta. He is the co-founder of Jigsaw Learning, a co-author of the text Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model, and currently works with districts and schools nationally and internationally establishing Collaborative Response frameworks and interacting with thousands of educators annually.

Interested in learning more?

Check out the workshops section of our website to explore further sessions, all focused on enhancing the power of collaborative efforts in your organization!