What We Do

“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.


Collaborative Response

A school framework that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success.

Strategic Planning

Our skilled facilitators and leaders can support organizations in identifying key strategic direction, coordinate teams and departments, and strategize in relation to system priorities.

Coaching & Support

Through our network of skilled Associates, we can provide coaching at the district, school and classroom level in a variety of areas, such as literacy, numeracy, behaviour and more.

School Reviews

Work with us to engage in a school review process that provides rich and relevant feedback to school leadership teams in relation to key strategic directions and priorities.

Professional Learning

We can offer a wide assortment of professional learning activities and events at the school and district level, as well as support learning through workshops, conferences, keynotes, and more.


Testimonials

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%.

Dianne Crane
Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction – Learning Services Branch - Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission

Amber guided our staff through exercises to build a shared mission, vision, and values. Her workshop was responsive to our specific needs as a staff and she adjusted her workshop to allow more/less time to ensure everyone left with a consistent and thorough understanding of our individual and collective responsibility to supporting a strong and effective team culture that is honest and accountable. We are looking forward to applying our new skills to support even more effective collaboration and communication within our team.

Anne Martens
Principal - Pat Hardy Primary School

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

Leslee Jodry
Assistant Superintendent – Learning Services - Grande Yellowhead Public School Division #77