Jigsaw Learning to Collaborate with Parkland School Division for the 2023-2024 School Year, Deepening and Refining Collaborative Response

Jigsaw Learning is excited to share it will once again be engaging with the leaders of Parkland School Division. This partnership marks the fourth year of ongoing partnership, aimed at enhancing Collaborative Response across schools in the division to ensure success for students, staff and the greater educational community.

As part of the engagement, our Jigsaw Learning team will be providing the following supports:

  • A series of four school leadership sessions, focused on deepening and enhancing the implementation of Collaborative Response in schools.
  • In-school visitations, support and consultation for deepening Collaborative Response practices across schools.
We are thrilled to extend our ongoing collaboration with the exceptional leaders at Parkland School Division! Schools throughout the division have enthusiastically embraced the Collaborative Response initiative, and we're witnessing the impact of the implemented structures and processes on both students and staff across the division.

- Kurtis Hewson, Lead Learner/Co-Founder - Jigsaw Learning
By implementing a continuum of support and services supported by Collaborative Response across our schools, the division fosters a collaborative culture among educators, enabling them to work together to identify and address individual student needs effectively. “This approach not only enhances student engagement but also ensures that resources and interventions are tailored to support each student's unique learning journey, ultimately leading to improved academic outcomes and a more inclusive educational environment.

- Bryn Spence, Division Principal, Student Services - Parkland School Division

For the past three years, our team has worked with Parkland School Division to reintroduce and refine Collaborative Response across the system. This support has included leadership day learning sessions, a divisional overview of Collaborative Response for all staff, ongoing individualized consultation for school and divisional leaders, and feedback for their collaborative team meetings.

To learn more about how Jigsaw Learning could help your organization introduce, implement and deepen Collaborative Response efforts to have a substantial impact on student success and staff collective efficacy, access the Collaborative Response Across a System - Implementation Overview document. If you have any questions, please contact us at questions(at)jigsawlearning.ca.

Parkland School Division is home to over 12,400 students across 23 schools and a number of alternative learning locations. The Division is large in area, covering almost 2,450 square kilometres, spanning as far west as Tomahawk and Entwistle, and including rural areas south of Spruce Grove and Stony Plain, with the North Saskatchewan River providing a natural southern boundary all the way to Devon.

Author: Nadine Wood