Exciting New Sessions for 2021-2022!

In partnership with the Central Alberta Regional Consortium, Jigsaw Learning team members are facilitating various learning opportunities:

10 Components of Responsive Behaviour Support

Do your classrooms or schools need help ensuring a safe and caring environment so all learners can thrive? Teachers feeling discouraged and searching for solutions for acute and chronic behaviour concerns? This series will start by providing participants with an overview of a model that focuses specifically on building a structure that identifies and organizes existing school-wide processes to ensure a safe and caring environment. Then we willl focus on each of the 10 components with activities, discussions and resources.

Session 1: Introduction

Session 2: The Roots of Behaviour

Session 3: Responsive Relationships

Session 4: Social/Emotional Instruction

Session 5: Routines and Classroom Environment

Session 6: Explicit Behaviour

Session 7: Responding to Behaviour Concerns

Session 8: Responding to Re-Occurring Behaviour Concerns

Session 9: Intervention Team and Collecting

Session 10: Collecting and Analyzing Data

Session 11: Behaviour Support Plans

Session 12: Crisis Management


October 13, November 3, November 17, December 8, January 12, February 9, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 11, June 8- 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Facilitated by Collette Sylvestre

Educational Assistant Series

We know that as educational assistants, you go above and beyond, every day, in pursuit of supporting complex needs and impacting the lives of children, families and the learning community to which you belong. You are the vital connection many students need to be successful. This requires skill, dedication and patience beyond measure! The challenges of supporting students and staff in an environment where teaching and learning needs are continually evolving is complex work. This series is designed to provide staff who are currently in this complex role as well as EA's new to the role with an overview of educational best practices in support of students and teachers. Participants will also develop an understanding of the importance of a common language and consistency in educational practices across a school or district.

Session 1 - Introduction

Session 2 - Roles and Responsibilities

Session 3 - Supporting Students with Medical and Disability Needs

Session 4 - Connecting with Community and Parents

Session 5 - Responsive Relationships

Session 6 - Professional Communication and Interactions

Session 7 - Overview-Continuum of Supports

Session 8 - Tier 1 Toolbox - (Part 1)

Session 9 - Tier 1 Toolbox - (Part 2)

Session 10 - Tier 2 Toolbox - (Part 1)

Session 11 - Tier 2 Toolbox - (Part 2)

Session 12 - Tier 3 & 4 Toolbox

Session 13 - Supporting Learning in the Classroom (Part 1)

Session 14 - Supporting Learning in the Classroom (Part 2)

Session 15 - Supporting Learning in the Classroom (Part 3)

Session 16 - Responsive Behaviour Supports

Session 17 - Understanding Support Plans

Session 18 - Connecting the Pieces


October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2, December 16, January 6, January 20, February 3, March 3, March 17, March 31, April 14, April 28, May 5, May 19, June 2, June 16 - 4:00 - 4:30 pm

Facilitated by Collette Sylvestre

Learning Strategist Community of Practice for Independent Schools

Come together to collaborate as Learning Strategists from Alberta's southern independent schools. This engaging Professional Community of Practice will align to share strategies and grow professionally within the context of the private school setting. From the onset, the group will collectively establish goals and direction for the year's meetings.


September 29, October 27, November 24, March 30, April 27, May 25 - 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Facilitated by Collette Sylvestre

Author: Nadine Wood