Establishing a Behavioral Continuum of Supports

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Establishing a Behavioral Continuum of Supports

Registration closes:
Mar 29, 2022 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Kurtis Hewson
Barb Pears
Date:March 30, 2022
Time:4:00 pm to 4:45 pm MDT
Cost:
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Type:
Webinar
Course code: 22-IE-044-CARC

Target Audience

All members of educational team

About this learning opportunity

When establishing a Behavioural Continuum of Supports to provide strategies, accommodations and interventions to support the needs of all students, it is important not to focus on the behaviour but rather what is “under the surface”. What is the behaviour trying to communicate and how do we instead respond to the root causes? In this session, Barb and Kurtis will walk you through a process and considerations when engaging in this meaningful work in your own school.

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.

Learning Associate - Jigsaw Learning Barb Pears has been a teacher of students with behaviour challenges since 2000 and was instrumental in the design and implementation of a Behaviour Support School. Barb is gifted at fostering collaborative, respectful, supportive teaching and learning environments for students, families and staff. She has worked as a Behaviour Consultant for the past 5 years at the school division level and believes that a multi-disciplinary approach is essential to offer the best possible programming for students. This involves partnering with students, parents, staff, external agencies, district schools and community organizations. Barb has always had a connection with students with behaviour challenges and loves sharing her passion and knowledge with others through direct service and workshops. Barb is currently a Learning Associate with Jigsaw Learning and interacts with schools and districts in providing responsive supports for diverse student populations.