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 school administration and inclusive learning support leadership teams establish school-wide structures to ensure support for every student in our schools and across our districts.
Numerous school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources, will be provided. Time will also be allocated for participants to determine their next steps for planning and implementation.
Who Should Attend
School Administrators, Teachers, District Leaders, Instructional Leaders and anyone committed to ensuring success for students
About the Facilitators
Kurtis Hewson has been a teacher, vice-principal, and principal, as well as taught at the post-secondary level. With over a decade of experience as an administrator, Kurtis has championed the call for collaborative structures in schools to ensure success for all students. In addition to two finalist awards from Alberta Excellence in Teaching program and an Edwin Parr award recipients for excellence in his first year of teaching, Kurtis was an honouree for the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award in 2010. Kurtis is one of five Alberta principals featured in Reflecting on Leadership for Learning: Case Studies of Five Alberta Elementary School Principals, addressing exemplary leadership practices in elementary schools in Alberta.
Lorna Hewson is an educator with over two decades of experience in schools and districts, and is currently a Lead Learner with Jigsaw Learning. Receiving her BEd degree from the University of Calgary, she completed her MEd degree from the University of Lethbridge in Educational Leadership. In 2008, Lorna was a recipient of the Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award and is a past chair of the provincial Executive Council of the Alberta Assessment Consortium. Prior to her current position, Lorna served as an elementary teacher, a divisional lead teacher, Facilitator, Coordinator, Director of Student Learning Services with Livingstone Range School Division and Coordinator of Inclusive Services with Wolf Creek Public Schools.
Kurtis and Lorna are the co-founders of Jigsaw Learning, co-authors of the text Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model, and currently work with districts and schools across Alberta and beyond establishing Collaborative Response Model frameworks, interacting with thousands of educators annually.
Location and Date
- June 13, 2019 – Saskatoon (Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel)
- 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, with lunch provided
Full Day – $125.00 (+ GST) with lunch and parking included.