Schools across Alberta and beyond are establishing a Collaborative Response Model, a school framework that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success. This series of three one-hour webinars will be perfect for educators wishing to learn more about the model or staff new to schools or districts where the model is established, looking to deepen their understanding of the essential components. Register to attend the webinar live (with the ability to ask questions and interact) or view the recordings following each session, which will be posted on the Jigsaw Learning website and YouTube channel.
Session 1 (September 10, 2019 - 4:00 pm) - an overview of the model, core beliefs and focus on collaborative team meetings
Session 2 (September 17, 2019 - 4:00 pm) - overview of assessments and focus on data-informed conversations
Session 3 (September 24, 2019 - 4:00 pm) - overview of pyramid of interventions and development of a continuum of supports
About the Facilitator
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.