Kurtis and Lorna’s leadership in the use of the Collaborative Response Model as well as their extensive knowledge and application of research in education is extremely beneficial in moving student learning along. They provided facilitation and coaching with various levels of leadership within the school division. When working with our group of Learning Coaches, Kurtis and Lorna provided research behind response to intervention as well as practical application for the use of the Collaborative Response Model. Their approach to learning and leading is collaborative and responsive to the needs of the groups with which they work. They also worked closely with school leadership teams to provide coaching as well as formative feedback for each specific team. The school teams were impressed by their ability to individualize each school’s situation, needs and challenges. Kurtis and Lorna also facilitated the research process for our division’s work to support teachers with a coaching model. They assisted us wi... Read more
This was an exceptional day! Comments from my staff ranged from, "That was so inspirational" and "I can't wait to talk about the Bubble Kids." to "That was the best school PL Day presentation I have been a part of" and "I didn't even think, once, about what I had to do in my classroom."
We highly recommend Jigsaw Learning to support professional learning and collaborative processes. They are very professional, very experienced and truly helpful in supporting the school.
Principal - Lochearn Elementary School
Great big thank you! Best Friday session – this session was encouraging, stimulating, engaging, hopeful and not overwhelming. Lots of practical, fun ideas for attention getters for Monday. Provided times to discuss with a variety of people.
Canadian Rockies Divisional Workshop
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%.
Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction – Learning Services Branch - Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission