Registration is now open for the 2020 Collaborative Response Retreat!

Join educators from across the province and beyond, sharing successes and challenges experienced when developing, refining and sustaining the Collaborative Response framework to respond to the needs of all students. This year's event will take a considerable shift, adopting a "retreat" approach focused on each and every school and district team in attendance walking away with a solidified plan for engaging in next steps for their organization. The learning format will focus on a "what does your organization need?" mindset, through the empowerment of collaborative networks and innovative program design.

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Dates: April 30 - May 2, 2020

Location: Lacombe Memorial Centre, Lacombe, Alberta

Pre-Retreat Sessions - Thursday, April 30, 2020

Option #1 - Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model: Supporting ALL Students - presented by Lorna Hewson

It is virtually impossible for a teacher to know how to successfully provide instruction and support for all students in diverse, inclusive contemporary classrooms. Come learn about a Collaborative Response Model, a school framework that values collaborative, action focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success. Come learn how hundreds of school leadership teams are establishing inclusive structures to ensure support for every student, while enhancing professional expertise and collective efficacy. Numerous Alberta school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources will be provided.

Option #2 - Going Deeper with Collaborative Response Model-Advanced Workshop- presented by Kurtis Hewson

Leadership teams across the province and beyond are engaging in the essential work of establishing Collaborative Response Models, a school-wide framework that values collaborative, action-focused responses, data-informed discussions, and timely intervention to ensure all students can experience success. This advanced session will allow educational leaders a chance to dig deeper and determine further next steps for their Collaborative Response Model, particularly in relation to deepening staff collaborative efforts that dramatically enhance collective efficacy across the organization.

Kurtis will share numerous ideas and examples from schools and districts across the province, as well as provide extended opportunities for focused conversations with those in attendance. Come ready to share your successes, challenges and learn from others to assist in determining where to go next with your team.

Main Retreat - May 1 & 2, 2020

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Author: Nadine Wood