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We are excited to announce the second annual

Collaborative Response SYMPOSIUM!

Last year, over nine hundred educators from schools and divisions across Alberta and beyond joined us for our first ever online one-day symposium, participating in a variety of sessions to learn more about Collaborative Response and networking with colleagues engaged in this transformational work. This year, we are returning with a unique and differentiated professional learning experience!

Two layers of learning to build and refine your understanding of Collaborative Response

This year, we have focused on designing an event that will support your individual needs as well as provide multiple opportunities to learn about components as they relate to Collaborative Response. The event this year will take place with two connected learning streams:

Asynchronous - Video Library

Beginning on April 16, registrants will gain access to the symposium website to access more than 80 different session recordings, all focused on various topics related to Collaborative Response. Presenters from Jigsaw Learning, as well as school and divisional leaders, will share 10-15 minute video recordings to deepen your understanding and support the implementation of Collaborative Response. These recordings will remain available for symposium registrants until July 1, 2021.

Synchronous - April 26-29, 2021

Beginning at 4:00 pm MST on April 26, the live learning symposium will kick-off with a keynote address by Kurtis and Lorna Hewson, focusing on the fundamental shifts for Collaborative Response shared in their forthcoming new text. Then over the next three days, a variety of interactive sessions will be scheduled, including:

  • Panel discussions
  • Presenter question and answer sessions
  • Discussion forums
  • Individual consult sessions - sign up for one-on-one consultations with a number of the Jigsaw Learning team in a large variety of areas

The symposium will conclude with a variety of virtual wellness sessions, a closing address and door prizes on Thursday, April 29 at 4:00 pm MST.

All live sessions during the week will be facilitated through Zoom, with links for all sessions available in the symposium website for all registrants to access.

This unique virtual event will require no travel, no substitutes, no pants (if you so desire!)

All this for only $50!

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