“We are a company of educators who work with schools and districts to build expertise and help them meet their goals."
Through meaningful relationships with our partners, we listen and help to identify and then respond to their organizational needs. We collaborate to develop customized, comprehensive and interwoven plans of support that can include any of the elements related to what we do.
We look forward to designing a plan to meet your goals and build expertise within the organization.
As you begin to examine the possible options for re-entry, there are a number of areas that Jigsaw Learning Associates may be able to help. Our team is skilled in facilitating conversations and leading collaborative conversations to determine next steps and possible plans for moving forward.
A school framework that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success.
System leaders require a vast expanse of skill sets as well as the ability to guide and support others. Visioning and engaging in effective strategic planning provides the context for working with teams and moving a system to success.
School leadership is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Supporting school leaders through coaching and mentoring can ensure leadership success, impact and higher levels of retention.
Literacy is a primary focus for all schools and districts. While every classroom and every teacher engages in literacy practices, there is a wealth of learning in providing effective literacy programming and assessment.
Establishing Responsive Behaviour Support ensures positive learning experiences for all. The implementation of a behaviour continuum of supports, behaviour matrix and the focus on establishing routines are all integral components of a responsive behaviour system.
Educational Assistants play an important role in every school. Articulating roles and responsibilities of educational assistants as well as understanding the important work they do is integral to how they effectively support students and families. Explore an online educational assistant learning series available for asynchronous learning opportunities.
Providing a consistent, well articulated system of Inclusive Supports is an integral part of how a school ensures effective learning opportunities for all. Scaffolding teams, exploring and advancing the principles of inclusion and articulating processes and structures are important elements of inclusive supports.
The effective implementation and sustainability of digital solutions in schools can be complex and challenging on many levels. To truly make a difference for the success of students, it necessitates a robust roll-out and coordinated learning plan.
The investment in early years is integral to a solid support system across a school or district. Establishing beliefs, shared vision, common purpose and developing collective capacity are all elements of establishing the foundations for early learning.
A teacher's first years can make or break their experience and may influence them throughout their career. Establishing or strengthening your beginning teacher program to ensure consistency will lead to increased efficacy in classrooms as well as staff retention.
The success of our partners in meeting their goals is a priority for our team! It is exciting to share the substantial successes accomplished by our partners in a variety of areas.
We have been working with the Jigsaw Learning team for 3 years now, and are impressed with their ongoing teacher support and instructional coaching for teacher collaboration. They are very respectful and interested in Îyîniw Mâmtohnehicikan (Cree thinking) and Nehiyaw Pimatisiwin (Cree Ways of being). They work collaboratively with our teachers to offer support, coach and share ideas, plus they review the progress made in each school. Students really look forward to the CRM Focus time, as they have great success in these blocks.Their significant success was apparent in the first year that our school implemented the Collaborative Response Model. We started with 80% of our students needing urgent intervention and 0% of our students at/above benchmark. By the end of the first year, our urgent intervention numbers dropped to 43% and our at/above benchmark numbers increased by 12%.
Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction – Learning Services Branch - Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission
Kurtis and Lorna’s leadership in the use of the Collaborative Response Model as well as their extensive knowledge and application of research in education is extremely beneficial in moving student learning along. They provided facilitation and coaching with various levels of leadership within the school division. When working with our group of Learning Coaches, Kurtis and Lorna provided research behind response to intervention as well as practical application for the use of the Collaborative Response Model. Their approach to learning and leading is collaborative and responsive to the needs of the groups with which they work. They also worked closely with school leadership teams to provide coaching as well as formative feedback for each specific team. The school teams were impressed by their ability to individualize each school’s situation, needs and challenges. Kurtis and Lorna also facilitated the research process for our division’s work to support teachers with a coaching model. They assisted us wi... Read more