Join us in Australia!


Join Kurtis and Lorna Hewson in Australia for Envisioning Collaborative Response: Supporting ALL Students.


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, a school framework that values collaboration, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success. Come learn how hundreds of school leadership teams in Canada and beyond are establishing inclusive structures to ensure support for every student, while enhancing professional expertise and collective efficacy. Numerous school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources will be provided.


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.

Lorna Hewson is an award-winning educator with multiple years of experience in the classroom, school leadership, district leadership and involvement on many provincial organizations . She has a passion for curriculum, instruction, assessment, literacy and inclusive education. Lorna is the co-founder of Jigsaw Learning, 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 as well as supporting districts and schools in areas of growth.


Location and Date

Registration Information

Only $100.00 with lunch and snacks included.

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