Announcing our 2021 Collaborative Response Learning Series!

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

Beginning to Lead a Collaborative Response - Principal Community of Practice

Principals will engage in a community of practice that honours and involves schools beginning a Collaborative Response framework in their schools. For each session, school leadership teams will have a chance to connect and network with other participating schools, learn about strategies for implementation, access a variety of resources and samples, and then be provided extended time for planning next steps in their own school.

The goals of this community of practice are to:

  • Establish an understanding of Collaborative Response as it relates to leading schools and creating structures and processes to respond to the needs of students.
  • Network with other schools and develop a community of practice that can extend beyond the scope of this learning opportunity.
  • Collectively develop and share resources to support Collaborative Response Models in a variety of school contexts, that honour staff and student diversity.

Dates:

Jan 11, Feb 11, Mar 10, Apr 19, May 4 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Facilitator: Marilyn Schmitke


Collaborative Response Community of Practice - Focus on Literacy

In this community of practice, school leaders establishing and refining Collaborative Response frameworks with a specific focus on literacy will have a chance to connect and network with other participating leaders, share practices that are leading to success for students and staff, and access a variety of resources and samples. As part of the community of practice, school leaders will establish an action plan for their Collaborative Response work and use it as a guide for sharing and planning next steps forward. Each month, participants will be expected to come back to share one piece of their action plan as evidence of the work as it evolves in their school.

The goals of this community of practice are to:

  • Deepen an understanding of Collaborative Response as it relates to literacy and refine structures and processes to respond to the needs of students.
  • Network with a variety of schools and develop a community of practice that can extend beyond the scope of this learning opportunity.
  • Connect to literature related to Collaborative Response to initiate further discussion and exploration.
  • Collectively develop and share resources to support Collaborative Response structures and frameworks in a variety of school contexts, that honour staff and student diversity.

Dates:

  • February 3, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 MST
  • March 4, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 MST
  • April 7, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 MDT
  • May 6, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 MDT
  • May 31, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 MDT

Facilitated by: Kathleen Robertson


Collaborative Response Community of Practice - Focus on Numeracy

In this community of practice, school leaders establishing and refining Collaborative Response frameworks will have a focus on numeracy will have a chance to connect and network with other participating leaders, share practices that are leading to success for students and staff in the area of numeracy, and access a variety of resources and samples. As part of the community of practice, school leaders will establish an action plan for their Collaborative Response work with a focus on numeracy and use it as a guide for sharing and planning next steps forward. Each month, participants will be expected to come back to share one piece of their action plan as evidence of the work as it evolves in their school.

The goals of this community of practice are to:

  • Deepen an understanding of Collaborative Response as it relates to numeracy as a support focus area and refine structures and processes to respond to the needs of students.
  • Network with a variety of schools and develop a community of practice that can extend beyond the scope of this learning opportunity.
  • Connect to literature related to Collaborative Response and numeracy to initiate further discussion and exploration.
  • Collectively develop and share resources to support Collaborative Response structures and frameworks with a focus on numeracy in a variety of school contexts, that honour staff and student diversity.

Dates:

  • March 18, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MST
  • April 22, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT
  • May 25, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT
  • June 15, 2021 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MDT

Facilitator: Jennifer Ferguson


Pre-Symposium - Introduction to Collaborative Response - facilitated by Kurtis Hewson

It is virtually impossible for a teacher to know how to successfully provide instruction and support for all students in diverse, inclusive contemporary classrooms. In this introductory session, participants will learn about Collaborative Response, a mindset for educational organizations that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely support to ensure all students can experience success. Come learn how school administration and inclusive learning support leadership teams establish school-wide structures to ensure support for every student in our schools and across our districts. Numerous school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources will be provided.

This Pre-Symposium session is a great Introduction to Collaborative Response. For more information about the 2021 Collaborative Response Symposium click here.


Author: Nadine Wood