Jigsaw Learning to Continue Collaborating with Horizon School Division

Jigsaw Learning is excited to share it will continue work with the leaders of Horizon School Division for the upcoming school year to carry forward a re-engagement with Collaborative Response in the division. This partnership is intended to provide support for interested schools to deepen the foundational components of Collaborative Response in their schools.

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

  • A series of four school leadership days, working with school and divisional leaders to share expertise and deepen understanding of Collaborative Response across schools involved in the project.
  • A Collaborative Response overview session for the staff of involved schools, to understand and connect the updates to Collaborative Response since first introduced in the division a number of years ago.
We’ve had the great privilege of engaging with the wonderful leaders in Horizon School Division over the past year through a division wide book study and a large contingency of leaders at the Collaborative Response Retreat. We’re thrilled to continue our collaboration in the upcoming school year to establish, refine and enhance Collaborative Response in Horizon schools!

- Lorna Hewson, Lead Learner and Co-Founder of Jigsaw Learning
We engaged four of our schools in the annual Collaborative Response Retreat with the Jigsaw Learning team and the Horizon School Division’s Learner Services team. It was evident that this would be how we align our school improvement plans with our collaborative team structures to ensure that every child deserves and receives a team to support them in their learning journey.

- Terri-Lynn Duncan, Associate Superintendent Learner Services

Last year, several members of the Horizon School Division Learner Services team engaged in a book study of Collaborative Response, as well as attended our annual Collaborative Response Retreat in Lacombe, AB.

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.

The Horizon School Division is a rural jurisdiction situated between the cities of Medicine Hat and Lethbridge spanning from Coutts on the Canada/US border to Lomond in the County of Vulcan. The Division provides education services to approximately 3500 students and consists of 20 schools of various grade configurations in the communities of Barnwell, Enchant, Grassy Lake, Hays, Lomond, Milk River, Taber, Vauxhall, and Warner, plus two Christian Alternative School, and three Outreach schools. Additionally, there are 19 Hutterian Brethren schools scattered throughout the Division as well as one elite sport academy (Vauxhall Academy of Baseball).

Author: Nadine Wood