Co-Creating Continuums of Support

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Co-Creating Continuums of Support

Registration closes:
Feb 01, 2022 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Kurtis Hewson

Date:February 02, 2022
Time:4:00 pm to 4:45 pm MDT
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 22-IE-040-CARC

Target Audience

All members of the educational team

About this learning opportunity

Individually, every teacher has an instructional toolbox that helps inform their response when a student struggles. However, when we collectively bring those toolboxes together, the result can be extraordinary! A continuum of supports is the bringing together of instructional toolboxes that not only extends the collection of strategies, accommodations and interventions we could be considering, but reinforces the critical notion that we are all experts and we are all learners. Join Kurtis to explore a simple process for co-creating this continuum which empowers teachers, reinforcing that in any school, there is an immense wealth of instructional know-how that we must be able to access for every child.

This session addresses the TQS competency #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Lead Learner - Jigsaw Learning
Kurtis Hewson has been an award-winning 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 honoree 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. He is the co-founder of Jigsaw Learning, a co-author of the text Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model, and currently works with districts and schools nationally and internationally establishing Collaborative Response frameworks and interacting with thousands of educators annually."