Testimonials

The Collaborative Response process organizes Memorial Composite to provide teachers strong collegial support to address the learning needs of their students and, by extension, teachers' professional learning needs. The framework of Collaborative Processes and Structures, Data and Evidence, and the Continuum of Supports provide a strong research based organizational model that is flexible enough to adapt to our school context. Through the lens of intervention, our school has evolved notably in a short time span, seeing teachers review their instructional practices more thoroughly to meet student needs, have a clearer understanding of student learning needs, and access recently created support structures to assist their students. Our Collaborative Response work has become a foundation to build upon to address a variety of concerns, both transient and big picture, and is now an essential part of our school growth processes.

Carolyn Jensen
Principal - Memorial Composite High School

Collaborative Response gave our school the focus and framework needed to change the culture around how we identify and support all of our students. Providing meaningful and strategic tiered systems of supports, along with an emphasis on relationships, totally changed the game for our collaborative teams. This philosophical shift from the 'Me' to 'We' in the work we do has empowered all staff to initiate more student-centered conversations and consistently highlight celebrations. Collaborative Response was pivotal in this important work!

Chris Burris
Vice Principal & Behaviour Support Teacher Coach - South Shore Regional Centre for Education Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada

A great framework for school level planning! The Collaborative Response framework has guided our school division to have deep and meaningful conversations around school level data. The conversations have led to action oriented planning and the implementation of supports for all students. Having a Collaborative Response approach has positively impacted our schools for the better. Like many, we too feel all students deserve to be successful and by adopting the Collaborative Response framework, we will see it become a reality.

Joanna Landry
Superintendent of Education Services - Regina Catholic Schools Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Our district in coastal, rural, Maine has been actively implementing Collaborative Response for three years now, and each year we continue to grow and evolve through the implementation process. The Collaborative Response philosophy and approach served as the leverage that we needed after years of trying to get a district-wide RTI plan off the ground! The Collaborative Response approach has a focus on collaborative, student-centered conversations and also provides resources and support for our teachers, as the experts - it has been a transformational model for all of our teams through grade levels PK-12.

Nicole Chan
Director of Curriculum - Regional School Unit 24 Sullivan, Maine, United States of America

Using a "Ready, Fire Aim" approach, we implemented Collaborative Response throughout our division with Kurtis Hewson and Jigsaw Learning's consultation, and the result has been transformational . We have established Collaborative Response as the framework for our division's organizational structure to support students. With the implementation of consistent, intentional structures such as the Collaborative Team Meetings, data analysis, and continuum of supports, we have seen increased efficacy, confidence, and collaboration at all levels of our organization. We are embracing a culture where staff rely on the strengths of their colleagues in a student-centred approach to inclusivity.

Pamela Guilbault
Superintendent - Lakeland Catholic School Division