Collaborative Response Model

It is virtually impossible for a teacher to know how to successfully provide instruction and support for all students in diverse, inclusive contemporary classrooms. The Collaborative Response Model is a comprehensive school framework focused on three essential components.

Each component is essential when considering how schools coherently respond to the learning needs of students. The Collaborative Response Model provides a clear foundation for ensuring a sustainable network of support is in place for students. Each school needs to consider its unique culture, cohort of students, community and staff to design the desired result.

Through the establishment of a Collaborative Response Model, schools and districts can ensure that structures and processes are in place to support inclusive learning environments while informed by research and practices related to:

  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Response to Intervention
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Formative and Summative Assessment
  • Excellent Instructional Environments

Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model Book

Order a copy of the book Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model. The introductory chapter, as well as a study guide, are also available.

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The WeCollab system is a comprehensive digital resource available to assist schools and districts in implementing the Collaborative Response Model and collaborative team planning.

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CRM Module in Dossier

Through a partnership with Intellimedia, a Collaborative Response Model module is now available as part of the education management system Dossier.

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Thank you so much for an engaging day. I feel the learning and conversation was deep and has led to our next steps as a school. We are excited to take the leap and make our CRM more effective and valuable for staff and students.

Thank you so much!

2019 session participant

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