Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model: Supporting ALL Students-Sherwood Park (2019-09-16)

Workshop Overview

It is virtually impossible for a teacher to know how to successfully provide instruction and support for all students in diverse, inclusive contemporary classrooms. Come learn about a Collaborative Response Model, a school framework that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success. Come learn how hundreds of school leadership teams are establishing inclusive structures to ensure support for every student, while enhancing professional expertise and collective efficacy. Numerous Alberta school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources will be provided.

Who Should Attend

Administrators, teachers, district leaders, EA's, instructional leaders

About the Facilitators

Kurtis Hewson has been a 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 across the province establishing Collaborative Response Model frameworks, interacting with thousands of educators annually.

Marilyn Schmitke is a strong proponent of the Collaborative Response Model in the Edmonton Public Schools for nearly a decade. Marilyn has extensive experience in implementing and growing CRM practices in a number of schools. She provides support to leaders in the development of their skills in strategic planning, instructional leadership, designing collaborative practices and effectively navigating change and growth for staff teams.

Location and Date

Registration Information

Only $100.00 with lunch and snacks included.


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