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|Magazine article sharing the journey of Lakeland Catholic Schools as they implemented Collaborative Response over a multi-year implementation plan to align with divisional priorities.|
Guilbault, P., & Hewson, K. (Spring 2023). Identifying the "Big Rocks. The CASS Connection, 16-17.
|Magazine article sharing the journey of Holy Spirit Catholic Schools implementing Collaborative Response across all schools in the division, as well as adopting Collaborative Response as a divisional approach for coordinating the supports for schools in relation to key district priorities.|
Larsen, C., Lothian, C., Skretting, A., & Hewson, K. (Fall 2022). Knowing, Being, and Doing. The CASS Connection, 20-21.
|Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model: Beliefs, Structures, and Processes to Transform How We Respond to the Needs of Students|
Kurtis Hewson, Lorna Hewson, and Jim Parsons
|From My Students to Our Students: Collective Responsibility for Students and Teacher Efficacy|
Journal article describing the relationship between taking collective ownership for students and its impact on teacher efficacy.
Hewson, K. (2015). From My Students to Our Students: Collective Responsibility of Students and Teacher Efficacy.The Canadian Journal for Teachers’ Research, 2(1).
|Reframing the Puzzle: Collaborating for Multi-Literacy Instruction|
Recognizing that literacy is multi-faceted and classrooms are diverse, how can we ensure effective support for students and teachers? Includes video overview that accompanies the article.
Hewson, K. & Adrian, L. (2014). Reframing the puzzle: Collaborating for multi-literacy instruction. The Canadian Journal for Teachers’ Research, 1(1).
|The Children in the Numbers|
An article examining why assessments need to help flag students for professional dialogue, rather than allowing individual students to remain hidden in the aggregate.
Hewson, K. & Parson, J. (2013, June). The children in the numbers: Why aggregate achievement goals miss the mark. Education 17 Canada, 53(3), 9-11.
|Establishing a Collaborative Response Model|
Published by The Special Educator, a publication of Alberta Teacher Association’s Council for Inclusive Education, this three page overview provides the basic early conceptualization of a Collaborative Response Model.
Hewson, K. and Adrian, L. (2013, January). Establishing a collaborative response model: Structures and processes to support inclusion. The Special Educator, 42(3), 20-22.
|Time Shift: Developing Teacher Teams|
Principals can use their time effectively and encourage collaboration by working with teacher teams.
Hewson, K. (2013, January/February). Time shift: Developing teacher teams. Principal, 92(3), 14-17
|Action Planning: Rowing in the Same Direction|
An article describing the basic tenets of action planning, a school improvement framework that values distributive leadership, professional learning and alignment of organizational priorities through a professional learning communities structure.
Hewson, K and Adrian, L. (2008, September/October). Action planning: Rowing in the same direction. Principal, 88(1), 48-51.
|Reaching the Forgotten 10 Percent|
The first published article by Kurtis and Lorna that shows the initial foundation that later evolved into the Collaborative Response Model.
Hewson, K and Adrian, L. (2008, October). Reaching the forgotten 10 percent. Educational Leadership, 66(2), 75-76.