Schedule

PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION

Wednesday, April 25 – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (Jubilee C)  – “Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model”

Join Kurtis and Lorna Hewson, lead learners and founders of Jigsaw Learning as they break down the essential components of 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.

Participants in this introductory workshop will learn how school and district teams establish school-wide structures to ensure support for every student in our schools and across our districts.  Numerous Alberta school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources will be provided.  For those new to a collaborative response model approach, or wishing to extend their learning, this full day session will serve as a great primer for the rest of the conference

 


THURSDAY, APRIL 26

BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

8:00-9:00 am  (Jubilee

WELCOME AND CONFERENCE OPENING

 9:00-9:30 am  (Jubilee

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

9:30 -10:15 am  (Jubilee)  – “Collaborative Response – Putting the Pieces Together”

It has been over a decade now since the development of the Collaborative Response Model as a school organizational framework.  From humble beginnings in an elementary school in Southern Alberta, the framework is now seen as a primary organizational structure in numerous districts across the province.  A lot has been learned from these innovative districts, their schools and their educational leaders.  During this keynote, Kurtis Hewson will explore how to take the model deeper to ensure meaningful responses for students and increase collective efficacy for educators. As schools and districts strive for coherence in their efforts to support students, Kurtis will help us to put the pieces together.

TRANSITION BREAK – 10:15-10:45 am

THURSDAY BREAKOUT SESSIONS

BREAKOUT SESSIONS A – 10:45-11:45 am 

A1. Collaborative Response for Student Support – Ermineskin Junior Senior High School, Miyo Wahkotowin Education

Presenter(s):  Keith MacQuarrieJennifer Douglas

Audience: Grades 7-12, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Support Staff, School Leadership

Focus:  Collaborative Structures/Processes, Embedding Time

Room:  Terrace 2

In this session we will present on our collaborative response model for student support at EJSHS. We will cover how we began the process of redesigning our student support structures and how it has evolved over time to include Teacher Advisory Groups, Learning Commons, Flex Scheduling, and embedded time for Grade Team Meetings and Student Support Team Meetings. We have shown improvement in our graduation numbers, our drop-out rate, and student attendance since implementing these supports and look forward to sharing our successes and challenges along the way.

 

A2. Ready, Fire, Aim – Ecole Senator Riley School, Foothills School Division

Presenter(s): Dorothy Paszkowski, Meredith Bambrick

Audience: Grades 4-9 Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership

Focus:  Collaborative Structures/Processes, Embedding Time

Room: Terrace 3

Over the past 3 years Senator Riley Middle School has gradually implemented the Collaborative Response model. Come hear how about the structures and systems put into place to support an inclusive learning environment.  Take away ideas on how we structure Collaborative Team meetings, Intervention Team Meetings, COLT Sessions (Intervention), what data and assessment  we use to flag students and how we put it altogether into a yearlong plan.  Join us as we share where we are now and our plan for  our next steps.

 

A3. Articulating Quality Learning Environments While Ensuring CRM Fidelity – Northern Gateway Public Schools

Presenter(s):  Leslee JodryJennifer Ferguson

Audience: Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership, District Leadership

Focus: Collaborative Structures/Processes, Pyramid of Interventions/Continuum of Supports, Facilitating Conversations

Room:  Terrace 1

Years after initial implementation, administrative changes and shifts in education, Northern Gateway Public Schools took pause to assess the integrity of the Collaborative Response Model in the jurisdiction. This pause led to two key insights – 1) clearly articulating the dimensions of quality learning environments would be essential to ensuring consistent universal (Tier 1) instructional practices across Northern Gateway Public Schools, and 2) enhancing the essential role of leadership in schools’ collaborative response processes was critical.  Attend this session to learn more about how the district has engaged in efforts to build jurisdictional coherence around these two primary efforts. These efforts include ensuring that division-wide quality instruction is clearly articulated, co-constructed, supported by research and embedded in the culture of NGPS, as well as comprehensive leadership supports to support schools in deepening their Collaborative Response Model practices.

 

A4. CRM From a Teacher’s Perspective – Ecole Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School, Wolf Creek Public Schools

Presenter(s):  John FenrichSteff Zelmer

Audience:  Grades 10-12, Classroom Teachers, School Leadership

Focus:  Collaborative Structures/Processes, School Culture

Room:  Terrace 4

This session provides a teacher’s perspective on a CRM school in the 4th year of using the process. We started using the CRM process in 2014-15 and have learned a lot along the way. We hope to provide a realistic view on how the process is working for teachers in a large high school. We will discuss what is going well and where the areas of growth are for our school. We hope to generate discussion and answer questions that other schools may have.

 

A5. Microscope Vision: Using the Collaborative Response Model to Address the Full Picture – Elm Street School, Medicine Hat Public School Division

Presenter(s):  Ashton WeisgerberDana Hausauer

Audience: K-Grade 6 educators and leaders

Focus:  Collaborative Structures/Processes, Embedding Time, Facilitating Conversations, Software/Documentation, Use of Assessments, Small Schools

Room:  Gallery 2

How can we effectively address target areas necessary for purposeful interventions, strategies and accommodations, in which we can monitor progress in order to see the necessary shifts in learning? This session will provide a narrative example of the process of providing data-driven instruction in the classroom, based on powerful conversations in collaboration with other teachers. The information gained from this session will speak to the continual learning of two educators, based on what has worked and what has not, in finding the best approaches to addressing the learning needs in a grade four classroom.

 

A6. Moving Up the Pyramid: School and District Intervention Teams – Wolf Creek Public Schools and Jigsaw Learning

Presenter(s):  Lana Nogue, Lorna Hewson

Audience:  Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership, District Leadership

Focus: Facilitating Conversations, School Culture

Room:  Terrace 6

This session will provide an understanding of what happens beyond the school collaborative team meetings. In Wolf Creek Public Schools, each school has an intervention team that serves to support school level teams in determining when and how to access more intensive supports at tier 3 and 4. Join Lana Nogue, Director of Inclusive Learning Services, and Lorna Hewson, Jigsaw Learning, as they share how the structure of the collaborative team meetings is used at the school intervention team level and again at the district inclusive services level to support the needs of all students.

 

A7. Collaborative Response Model: Not a Destination, An Evolution! – Kildare School, Edmonton Public Schools

Presenter:  Tina Jeske

Audience: K-Grade 6, Classroom Teachers, School Support Staff, School Leadership

Focus: Collaborative Structures/Processes, Facilitating Conversations, Whole-Child Focus, SWAP Block

Room:  Gallery 1

Still in the early stages of establishing a collaborative response model? Come learn how Kildare School, a dual track English/Mandarin School in North Edmonton, has started! With the development of a school-wide SWAP block, literacy interventions are provided daily for students. As well, monthly collaborative team meetings have allowed rich discussions to occur to support the needs of students. Come learn about how the model was started and the difference it is making for students and staff.

 

A8. Intervention Toolbox for Behaviour at Tiers 2 and 3 – Jigsaw Learning

Presenter: Barb Pears

Audience:  All Grades, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Support Staff

Focus: Pyramid of Interventions/Continuum of Supports

Room:  Jubilee Ballroom

This session will examine behaviour interventions and supports that are established by the classroom teacher and in collaboration with other professionals which span Tier 2 and Tier 3. These supports are designed to focus on the needs of individual students who are exhibiting behaviours that are impacting their learning. A comprehensive approach to understanding behaviour and process to begin building your own Pyramid of Behaviour Interventions will be the focus of this session.

 

LUNCH BREAK – 11:45-1:00 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS B – 1:00-2:00 pm 

B1. Creating a Culture of Wrapping Up Kids – Westmount School, Foothills School Division

Presenter(s):  Cynthia GlaicarStacey Swanson

Audience: Grades 4-9, School Leadership

Focus: School Culture, Whole-Child Focus

Room:  Terrace 1

Join Cynthia and Stacey for a conversation about how implementing the CRM conversations have supported their Leader in Me culture and their team approach to wrapping up kids. In year two of the journey, the biggest impact has been seen in the middle and junior high grades. Cynthia and Stacey will share their experience with the meetings, how they have created importance and time, and how the meetings have supported their school vision.

 

B2. Collaboratively Responding…in High School? –  W.R. Myers High School, Horizon School Division

Presenter: Ken Pon

Audience:  Grades 10-12, Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership, District Leadership

Focus:  Collaborative Structures/Processes, Embedding Time, School Culture

Room:  Gallery 2

High Schools are awesome places to work! The students, staff and your school community are critical to the success of implementing a collaborative response model. The road to success will be filled with bumps and celebrations. My experience within two high schools as a school leader has been a great journey. In this session we will focus on three stages of CRM implementation: 1) Valuing what has been developed within your school, 2) Bridging the gap from the past and how it fits in the CRM model in your building, 3) Continuing the journey and how it works for your school. CRM works in the high school…it takes leadership and teamwork.

 

B3. Why Would You Pony Up for CRM? – Peace Wapiti Academy, Peace Wapiti School Division

Presenter:  Kate Thon

Audience:  Grades 10-12, Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership, District Leadership

Focus:  Pyramid of Interventions/Continuum of Supports, Intentional CTS Programming

Room:  Terrace 2

Painted Ponies, an equine assisted learning program, was developed in response to an increase in awareness of the need for social/emotional supports while at the same time, recognizing the challenge of providing these supports at a tier 1 level within a high school. This led us back to the Program of Studies, looking for opportunities in CTS to provide courses where students would receive credit while engaging in targeted programming on team building, communication, conflict resolution and leadership skills; skills directly linked to participants feeling less anxious, less depressed, and more likely to use healthy coping strategies in times of stress.

 

B4. It Takes a Village… and a Great CRM Model – École J.S. McCormick School, Wolf Creek Public Schools

Presenter:  Christine GravesTracy DuckettKaren Weidner

Audience:  K – Grade 3, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Support Staff, School Leadership, District Leadership

Focus:  School Culture, Whole-Child Focus, Software/Documentation

Room:  Terrace 4

The evolution of École James S. McCormick School towards successfully adopting the Collaborative Response Model has included shifting the paradigm over the years from a traditional one teacher/one class model to a holistic approach in which all staff members are responsible for the well-being and growth of every child. This collective responsibility requires a collaborative culture based on trust and team work. Growing beyond our own classroom responsibilities and reaching out to embrace the power of the collective has been a learning journey filled with celebrations and challenges. The presenters will share how CRM meetings provide natural settings for powerful professional development because of the collective expertise at the table and the intense focus on authentic, solution-oriented conversations.  They will share their experiences in using the WeCollab software is a tool that drives action-oriented discussions and documents plans for student growth. Finally, they will share how the model has shifted their school culture over time.

 

B5. Nurturing the Spirit of Learning for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Students – Wolf Creek Public Schools

Presenter(s):  Shelagh Hagemann

Audience:  Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership, District Leadership

Focus: Pyramid of Interventions/Continuum of Supports, Collaborative Structures/Processes

Room:  Terrace 3

Wolf Creek Public Schools is sharing a systematic approach to providing intervention supports to First Nations, Metis and Inuit students through the use of the CRMS. The CRM software provides an opportunity for staff to discuss student achievement, and identify necessary interventions and supports needed to assist in narrowing the achievement gap for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students. Explore Wolf Creek Public School’s pyramid of interventions, and understand the role of central office, as a support system in schools.

 

B6. I’m In, Now What? Our First Year Journey to Implementing a Collaborative Response Model – Southview Community School, Medicine Hat Public Schools

Presenter(s):  Todd SamuelsonAnnetta LabashMichelle Hilton

Audience: K-Grade 6, Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership

Focus: Collaborative Structures/Processes

Room:  Terrace 6

This session will showcase our school’s journey from investigating a Collaborative Response Model to implementation and continual refinement. We followed the mantra “go slow to go fast,” approach, but also were not afraid to “mess around” with the process. This balanced approach has led to a system where all teachers support Collaborative Response and in its short time of implementation has proven its effectiveness. CRM has changed the way we approach collaboration to meet the needs of all students.

Southview Community School is an elementary school with approximately 200 students. We provide a minimum of 80 minutes per week of CRM time for each teacher group and an additional 40 minutes for a CRM leadership team. Each CRM group has three teachers from different grade levels as well as an administrator and a Classroom Support Teacher that participate and guide the process.A district Instructional coach is also available to offer support for each group.

 

B7. Putting it Together: Structures & Scheduling – Winterburn School,  Edmonton Public Schools

Presenter(s): Marilyn Schmitke, Liz Ward

Audience: K-Grade 9, School Leadership

Focus:  Collaborative Structures/Processes, Embedding Time

Room:  Gallery 1

Marilyn & Liz will share how the Collaborative Response Model was rolled out at Winterburn School and how it has evolved over the last 3 years. Highlights will include how school wide structures and schedules have been implemented and revised to best support students.

 

B8. Developing Relationships: Creating Connections That Help Kids Thrive – Jigsaw Learning

Presenter: Barb Pears

Audience: K-Grade 12, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Support Staff

Focus:  Pyramid of Interventions/Continuum of Supports, Whole-Child Focus

Room:  Jubilee

Educational success and social-emotional development blossom when caring adults and supportive peers are present in young people’s lives. In this session you will develop strategies and techniques to build positive relationships with kids. Creating an accepting and understanding culture is essential to Tier 1 instruction and creates the foundation for resolving both academic and social emotional concerns when they arise.

 

TRANSITION BREAK – 2:00-2:30

BREAKOUT SESSIONS C – 2:30-3:30 pm 

C1. BLAST : Literacy Intervention for Early Learners (Basic Literacy Acquisition Skills Time) – West Meadow School, Livingstone Range School Division

Presenter: Lynda McGrattan

Audience:  K-Grade 3, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Support Staff

Focus: Pyramid of Interventions/Continuum of Supports, Flex Block

Room:  Gallery 1

BLAST (Basic Literacy Acquisition Skills Time) is a literacy intervention program to support early learners. This teacher-developed literacy program ensures explicit teaching of early literacy decoding skills for children in grades one and two, through participation in flexible, short term ability-appropriate groups. After an initial screening, students are placed in flexible, 4 week instructional groups as determined by their abilities in rhyming, alphabet skills, decoding of nonsense words (short vowels, ‘magic e’, double vowels, blends etc), fluency and comprehension. At the end of the 4 week cycle, students are reassessed and new groupings are created to support the learners.

In more traditional schools, time is fixed, and therefore how much students learn can vary: a better way is for outcomes to be fixed and the time needed to learn can vary. The formula for success is not complicated. If we provide students with the necessary targeted decoding instruction and the time to learn the new skills, then they will learn!

 

C2. Nitty Gritty to Easy Peasy: A Leader’s Take on the Essentials for Implementing CRM – Our Lady of the Angels School, Elk Island Catholic Schools

Presenter: Arlene Littlemore

Audience:  Grades 5-8, Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership, District Leadership, External Partnerships

Focus: Collaborative Structures/Processes, School Culture

Room:  Terrace 3

The framework is suitable to multiple approaches. The skill development, physical fitness and mental wellness components would be easily adaptable to many programs.

 

C3. What are the Pieces that Make CRM Work for Us? – Vera M Welsh School, Northern Lights Public Schools

Presenter(s):  Rachelle BestCheryl Kuraitis, Bonnie Collins, Keith White, Samear Abougouche

Audience: K-Grade 3, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Support Staff, School Leadership

Focus: Collaborative Structures/Processes, Embedding Time, School Culture

Room:  Terrace 6

Our Student Support Team (SST) members will discuss the components of how our school functions and how the ​Collaborative Response Model has supported us in taking our students learning and understanding further. We will discuss the following: School Culture – our mission, we are a reading school and home reading program; Building Teacher Capacity – PD Tuesdays and PLCs; Our Whole Child Programs – APPLE school, Zones of Regulation, TRIBES and Common Language; and Student Support Team – Weekly meetings, referral process and targeted services.

 

C4. Mending the Net: Moving from a Reactive Model to a Proactive Culture of Student Support – Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus, Clearview Public Schools

Presenter: Dianne EnyedyBrittaney CodeWarren AspenesJoe Thibeau

Audience:  Grades 10-12, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership

Focus: Collaborative Structures/Processes, Software/Documentation

Room:  Gallery 2

Wm. E Hay Stettler Secondary Campus has been an active participant in High School Redesign since it’s inception as one of the original 16 schools. The Collaborative Response Model and WeCollab software has helped tie up the loose ends and improved student focused collaboration. This session will describe how the Collaborative Response Model has supported the school and the most vulnerable students in their goal of obtaining a high school diploma. This session will include stories of students who were caught and saved and those who still slipped through.

 

C5. Collaborative Response Model: Implications for District Level Teams – Wolf Creek Public Schools and Jigsaw Learning

Presenter(s): Amber Hester, Lorna Hewson

Audience:  School Leadership, District Leadership, External Partnerships

Focus:  Collaborative Structures/Processes, Facilitating Conversations

Room:  Terrace 4

Wolf Creek Public Schools will share their journey of how they are using the Collaborative Response Model and WeCollab software to support all levels of their organization.  This session will describe how these processes are strategically planned and used at a district level to deploy staff to support schools and students, build capacity with staff and collaborate more effectively across departments and with the schools in the district. Several layers of collaborative teams have been established at the school and district level and this session will share processes and tools used to support highly effective teams working at all levels of the organization.

 

C6. Missing Pieces? #imagine – Beaverlodge Regional High School, Peace Wapiti School Division

Presenter(s):  Anna NelsonPenny CalvertLynn Nordhagen

Audience:  Grades 10-12, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Support Staff, School Leadership

Focus: Pyramid of Interventions/Continuum of Supports, High School

Room:  Terrace 2

As we continue to fit the pieces of our CRM puzzle together, the process has grown in unexpected ways. This has presented us with both challenges and gifts. Some of the challenges have been developing teacher capacity in the process, implementation and accountability of Tier 2 supports. One of the great gifts of CRM is the relationship building aspect that naturally flows from this process with our students and our community.

 

C7. Relationships and Culture in CRM – Drayton Valley Christian School, Wild Rose School Division

Presenter(s):  Terri-Lynn Emms, Kim Wedman

Audience: K-Grade 9, Classroom Teachers, Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership

Focus: Facilitating Conversations, School Culture

Room:  Terrace 1

Relationships and culture are essential pieces to the CRM at DCS. In this session, Terri-Lynn and Kim will discuss the building blocks and scaffolding that is imperative in building a CRM framework. This is the second year of implementation and they will share their learning along the way. Terri-Lynn and Kim will have an interactive session and model some activities that have been vital in building a vibrant staff culture to emanate the school belief that we support all of our students at our school and are one community.

 

C8. Going Deeper with Collaborative Team Meetings – Jigsaw Learning

Presenter(s):  Kurtis Hewson

Audience: Grades K-12, Learning Support/Coaches, School Leadership, District Leadership

Focus:  Collaborative Structures/Processes, Facilitating Conversations

Room:  Jubilee

At the heart of every successful Collaborative Response Model is the collaborative team meeting! When effectively structured and facilitated, these meetings should not only ensure a response for a wide array of diverse student needs, but deepen staff instructional capacity and develop an increased sense of collective efficacy. Join Kurtis as he shares how to go deeper in these conversations, ensuring that the student conversation is used as a mechanism to leverage the collective examination of classroom practice and support.

 

TEAM SOCIAL

 4:00 – 6:00 pm  (Jubilee

Join us in the Jubilee Ballroom for appetizers, beverages and opportunities to network. Cash bar open until 6:00 pm.

 


FRIDAY, APRIL 27

 

BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

8:00 – 9:00 am  (Jubilee

 

OPENING

 9:00 – 9:30 am  (Jubilee

 

PLANNING FOR THE DAY

 9:30 – 10:00 am  (Jubilee

 

SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING AND DISCOVERY

Friday, April 27 – 10:15 am – 1:00 pm  

Participants will have an opportunity to engage in 30 minute self-directed learning sessions, in which they will be able to choose several ways to engage in individualized learning.  There will be opportunities to connect with the breakout session presenters, engage in table conversations with facilitators, participate in software demonstrations and network.   The following schedule will provide these opportunities:

 

10:15-10:45 am (Block D)

Engaging with Breakout Session Presenters – connect with breakout session presenters from Thursday, ask questions, and learn more about concepts shared the previous day.

D1. Engaging with Winterburn School  (Edmonton Public Schools) – Marilyn Schmitke, Liz Ward

Room:  Terrace 2

D2. Engaging with W.R. Myers High School (Horizon School Division) –  Ken Pon

Room:  Terrace 3

D3. Engaging with Ecole Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School (Wolf Creek Public Schools) –  John Fenrich, Steff Zelmer

Room:  Terrace 4

D4.  Engaging with Drayton Valley Christian School (Wild Rose School Division) – Terri-Lynn Emms, Kim Wedman

Room:  Terrace 6

 

Exploratory Sessions – learn more about a topic related to the Collaborative Response Model, or explore processes to support the framework.

D5.  Dossier Overview – Intellimedia

Room:   Gallery 1

Join the Intellimedia team as they provide a broad overview to the Dossier platform, including the ease of access and data management through PowerSchool, as well as an introduction to the Inclusive Education, Student Learner Profile and Collaborative Response Model modules available within the platform.  The team will also explore the power of Dossier Analytics, providing powerful views of existing data such as PAT/Diploma, Attendance and other Dashboard data analytics.

D6.  WeCollab Student Support Plan Module 

Room:   Gallery 2

Come hear about the Student Support Plan Module, a module within the WeCollab system being designed to correlate individualized program plans, behaviour plans, success in school plans and potentially others with the current functionality of the system.  Facilitated by the Wm E Hay School leadership team, a pilot school engaging with the design and development of the module

D7. The Professional Practice Standards – Alberta Education

Room:  Terrace 1 

Please note this is a double-session – Block D/E – 10:15 – 11:30 am

What competencies do teachers and leaders need to provide optimum learning for students in today’s complex classrooms and schools? Join  Crystal ZukKelly Hennig, and Colleen Alpern from Alberta Education, as they provide an overview of the Teaching Quality Standard and Leadership Quality Standard along with an opportunity to make connections between these Standards and establishing inclusive learning environments. Outcomes for the session will include:

a) Provide an overview of the Government’s commitment to inclusion,

b) Highlight how the Professional Practice Standards directly support the establishment of inclusive learning environments, and

c) Dialogue about the revised Teaching Quality Standard – Competency 4 Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

 

Engaging in Facilitated Discussions (Jubilee) – engage in a round-table discussion, with a facilitator, to explore a topic related to Collaborative Response Model in schools and districts.

D8.  Facilitated Discussion – Behaviour Supports and Interventions

Table #1, Facilitator:   Barb Pears, Jigsaw Learning

D9.  Facilitated Discussion – Collaborative Response Model in Small Schools

Table #4, Facilitators:  Shelley Wyman, Grasmere School & Lorna Vardy, Darwell School

D10. Facilitated Discussion – Junior/Senior High Literacy Interventions

Table #8, Facilitator:   Cheryl Gascoyne, Wolf Creek Public Schools 

D11. Facilitated Discussion – Deeper Team Meetings

Table #12, Facilitator:  Kurtis Hewson, Jigsaw Learning

D12. Facilitated Discussion – Collaborative Response Model in Middle and Junior High Schools

Table #16, Facilitator:  Arlene Littlemore, Our Lady of the Angels

D13. Facilitated Discussion – Elementary Literacy Interventions

Table #28, Facilitator:  Lynda McGrattan, West Meadow Elementary School

D14. Facilitated Discussion – Collaborative Response Model to Support English Language Learners

Table #24, Facilitator:  Sheila Nash, Edmonton Public Schools

D15. Facilitated Discussion – Designing a PowerSchool Solution to Flag Students based on Reading Assessments

Table #6, Facilitator: Deborah Quick, Elk Island Catholic

D16. Facilitated Discussion – Strategic Planning for Districts

Table #32, Facilitator:  Amber Hester, Wolf Creek Public Schools

D17. Facilitated Discussion – Intervention Teams at the School Level

Table #36, Facilitator:  Lana Nogue, Wolf Creek Public Schools

D18. Facilitated Discussion – Numeracy Screens

Table #40, Facilitator: Jennifer Ferguson, Northern Gateway Public Schools

 

11:00-11:30 am (Block E)

Engaging with Breakout Session Presenters – connect with breakout session presenters from Thursday, ask questions, and learn more about concepts shared the previous day.

E1. Engaging with Ecole Senator Riley School (Foothills School Division) –  Dorothy Paszkowski, Meredith Bambrick

Room:  Terrace 2

E2. Engaging with West Meadow School (Livingstone Range School Division) – Lynda McGrattan

Room:  Terrace 3

E3.  Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus (Clearview Public Schools) – Dianne EnyedyBrittaney CodeWarren AspenesJoe Thibeau

Room:  Terrace 4

E4. Engaging with Southview Community School (Medicine Hat Public Schools) – Todd SamuelsonAnnetta LabashMichelle Hilton

Room:  Terrace 6

 

Exploratory Sessions – learn more about a topic related to the Collaborative Response Model, or explore processes to support the framework.

E5.  Dossier Overview – Intellimedia

Room:   Gallery 1

Join the Intellimedia team as they provide a broad overview to the Dossier platform, including the ease of access and data management through PowerSchool, as well as an introduction to the Inclusive Education, Student Learner Profile and Collaborative Response Model modules available within the platform.  The team will also explore the power of Dossier Analytics, providing powerful views of existing data such as PAT/Diploma, Attendance and other Dashboard data analytics.

E6.  WeCollab Tutorial (Introduction to WeCollab) – Jigsaw Collaborative Solutions

Room:   Gallery 2

Introduction to WeCollab – Join Training Associate Nathan McEntee as he introduces the WeCollab software, sharing basic functionality and design for those interested in system to support their Collaborative Response Model processes.

D7.  The Professional Practice Standards – Alberta Education (continued)

Room:  Terrace 1 

Please note this is a double-session – Block D/E – 10:15 – 11:30 am

What competencies do teachers and leaders need to provide optimum learning for students in today’s complex classrooms and schools? Join Crystal ZukKelly Hennig, and Colleen Alpern from Alberta Education, as they provide an overview of the Teaching Quality Standard and Leadership Quality Standard along with an opportunity to make connections between these Standards and establishing inclusive learning environments. Outcomes for the session will include:

a) Provide an overview of the Government’s commitment to inclusion,

b) Highlight how the Professional Practice Standards directly support the establishment of inclusive learning environments, and

c) Dialogue about the revised Teaching Quality Standard – Competency 4 Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

 

Engaging in Facilitated Discussions (Jubilee) – engage in a round-table discussion, with a facilitator, to explore a topic related to Collaborative Response Model in schools and districts.

E7.  Facilitated Discussion – Timetabling for High School to Support the Collaborative Response Model

Table #4, Facilitator:  Ken Pon, W. R. Myers High School

E8.  Facilitated Discussion – Behaviour Supports and Interventions

Table #1, Facilitator:   Barb Pears, Jigsaw Learning

E9. Facilitated Discussion – Numeracy Interventions

Table #16, Facilitator: Arlene Littlemore, Our Lady of the Angels

E10. Facilitated Discussion – Literacy Screens

Table #8, Facilitator:   Cheryl Gascoyne, Wolf Creek Public Schools

E11. Facilitated Discussion – Scheduling for Elementary Schools

Table #12, Facilitator: Kurtis Hewson, Jigsaw Learning

E13. Facilitated Discussion – School Reviews

Table #20, Facilitator: Kim Wedman, Wild Rose School Division

E14. Facilitated Discussion – Collaborative Response Model to Support English Language Learners

Table #24, Facilitator:  Sheila Nash, Edmonton Public Schools

E16. Facilitated Discussion – Strategic Planning for Districts

Table #32, Facilitator:  Amber Hester, Wolf Creek Public Schools

E17. Facilitated Discussion – Intervention Teams at the District Level

Table #36, Facilitator:  Lana Nogue, Wolf Creek Public Schools

E18. Facilitated Discussion – Numeracy Screens

Table #40, Facilitator: Jennifer Ferguson, Northern Gateway Public Schools

GRAB AND GO LUNCH – BOX LUNCHES AVAILABLE – 11:30-1:00 pm

11:45-12:15 pm (Block F)

Engaging with Breakout Session Presenters – connect with breakout session presenters from Thursday, ask questions, and learn more about concepts shared the previous day.

F1. Engaging with Westmount School (Foothills School Division) – Cynthia GlaicarStacey Swanson

Room:  Terrace 2

F2. Engaging with Elm Street School (Medicine Hat Public School Division) – Ashton WeisgerberDana Hausauer

Room:  Terrace 3

F3. Engaging with Beaverlodge Regional High School (Peace Wapiti School Division) – Anna NelsonPenny CalvertLynn Nordhagen

Room:  Terrace 4

F4. Engaging with Our Lady of the Angels School (Elk Island Catholic Schools) – Arlene Littlemore

Room:  Terrace 6

 

Exploratory Sessions – learn more about a topic related to the Collaborative Response Model, or explore processes to support the framework.

F5.  Dossier Overview – Intellimedia (repeat session)

Room:   Gallery 1

Join the Intellimedia team as they provide a broad overview to the Dossier platform, including the ease of access and data management through PowerSchool, as well as an introduction to the Inclusive Education, Student Learner Profile and Collaborative Response Model modules available within the platform.  The team will also explore the power of Dossier Analytics, providing powerful views of existing data such as PAT/Diploma, Attendance and other Dashboard data analytics.

F6. WeCollab Tutorial (Setting Up Team Boards) – Jigsaw Collaborative Solutions

Room:   Gallery 2

Setting Up Team Boards – Join Training Associate Nathan McEntee as shows users how to set up team boards for collaborative team meetings, as well as the establishment of custom team boards, for grouping students for interventions, tracking inclusive education workflow and more.

F7. District Use of WeCollab

Room:  Terrace 1

Join Lana Nogue, Wolf Creek Public Schools as she shares different ways the WeCollab software can be used at the district level to coordinate collaborative conversations about students from multiple schools with multiple supports, as well as coordinate the divisional conversations related to support for individual schools.

 

Engaging in Facilitated Discussions (Jubilee) – engage in a round-table discussion, with a facilitator, to explore a topic related to Collaborative Response Model in schools and districts.

F8.  Facilitated Discussion – Behaviour Supports and Interventions

Table #1, Facilitator:   Barb Pears, Jigsaw Learning

F9.  Facilitated Discussion – Role of the High School Principal

Table #4, Facilitator:   Ken Pon, W. R. Myers High School

F10. Facilitated Discussion – Junior/Senior High Literacy Interventions

Table #8, Facilitator:   Cheryl Gascoyne, Wolf Creek Public Schools 

F11. Facilitated Discussion – Scheduling for Elementary Schools

Table #12, Facilitator: Kurtis Hewson, Jigsaw Learning

F12. Facilitated Discussion – Scheduling for Middle and Junior High Schools

Table #16, Facilitators:  John Holmes and Tanya Ennis, Kate Chegwin School

F13. Facilitated Discussion – School Reviews

Table #24, Facilitator: Sheila Nash, Edmonton Public Schools

F14. Facilitated Discussion – Middle School Literacy Interventions

Table #20, Facilitator: Kim Wedman, Wild Rose School Division 

F15. Facilitated Discussion – Role of the Learning Support Teacher in Collaborative Response Model

Table #28, Facilitator: Lynda McGrattan, West Meadow Elementary School

F16. Facilitated Discussion – Engaging with Wolf Creek Public Schools Inclusive Services

Table #32, Facilitator: Amber Hester, Wolf Creek Public Schools

F17. Facilitated Discussion – Intervention Teams at the School Level

Table #36, Facilitator: Lorna Hewson, Jigsaw Learning

F18. Facilitated Discussion – Teacher Advisors at High School

Table #6, Facilitator:  Kate Thon, Peace Wapiti Academy

F19.  Facilitated Discussion – Collaborative Response Model District Leadership

Table #40, Facilitators:  Leslee JodryJennifer Ferguson, Northern Gateway Public Schools

F20. Facilitated Discussion – Collaborative Response Model to Support Indigenous Learners

Table #30, Facilitator:  Shelagh Hagemann, Wolf Creek Public Schools

 

12:30-1:00 pm (Block G)

Engaging with Breakout Session Presenters – connect with breakout session presenters from Thursday, ask questions, and learn more about concepts shared the previous day.

G1. Engaging with Peace Wapiti Academy (Peace Wapiti School Division) – Kate Thon

Room:  Terrace 2

G2. Engaging with École J.S. McCormick School (Wolf Creek Public Schools) – Christine GravesTracy DuckettKaren Weidner

Room:  Terrace 3

G3. Engaging with Vera M Welsh School (Northern Lights Public Schools) – Rachelle BestCheryl KuraitisBonnie Collins, Keith White, Samear Abougouche

Room:  Terrace 4

G4. Engaging with Kildare School (Edmonton Public Schools) – Tina Jeske

Room:  Terrace 6

 

Exploratory Sessions – learn more about a topic related to the Collaborative Response Model, or explore processes to support the framework.

G5. Building a Pyramid or Continuum of Supports

Room:  Gallery 1

Join Kurtis Hewson, Jigsaw Learning, in exploring the development, utilization and ongoing refinement of a school’s pyramid of interventions, or continuum of supports.  Various samples and templates will be shared.

G6. WeCollab Tutorial (Establishing Effective Pre-Meeting Processes) – Jigsaw Collaborative Solutions

Room:   Gallery 2

Establishing Effective Pre-Meeting Processes – Join Training Associate Nathan McEntee as he demonstrates effective strategies for establishing pre-meeting processes using the WeCollab system, showing as creating student alerts or initiating team meetings in advance to allow users to pre-enter information, to quickly move to the “so what are we going to do?” conversation.

G7. District Use of WeCollab

Room:  Terrace 1

Join Lana Nogue, Wolf Creek Public Schools as she shares different ways the WeCollab software can be used at the district level to coordinate collaborative conversations about students from multiple schools with multiple supports, as well as coordinate the divisional conversations related to support for individual schools.

 

Engaging in Facilitated Discussions (Jubilee) – engage in a round-table discussion, with a facilitator, to explore a topic related to Collaborative Response Model in schools and districts.

G8.  Facilitated Discussion – Behaviour Supports and Interventions

Table #1, Facilitator:   Barb Pears, Jigsaw Learning

G9.  Facilitated Discussion – Role of the High School Principal

Table #4, Facilitator:   Ken Pon, W. R. Myers High School

G10. Facilitated Discussion – Literacy Screens

Table #8, Facilitator:   Cheryl Gascoyne, Wolf Creek Public Schools

G11. Facilitated Discussion – Elementary Literacy Interventions

Table #20, Facilitator:  Kim Wedman, Wild Rose School Division 

G12. Facilitated Discussion – Collaborative Response Model in Middle and Junior High Schools

Table #16, Facilitator: Arlene Littlemore, Our Lady of the Angels

G13. Facilitated Discussion – School Reviews

Table #24, Facilitator: Sheila Nash, Edmonton Public Schools

G15. Facilitated Discussion -Role of the Learning Support Teacher in Collaborative Response Model

Table #28, Facilitator: Lynda McGrattan, West Meadow Elementary School

G16. Facilitated Discussion – Strategic Planning for Districts

Table #32, Facilitator:  Amber Hester, Wolf Creek Public Schools

G17. Facilitated Discussion – Intervention Teams at the District Level

Table #36, Facilitator: Lorna Hewson, Jigsaw Learning

G8. Designing District Quality Learning Environments

Table #40, Facilitators:   Leslee JodryJennifer Ferguson, Northern Gateway Public Schools

G10. Facilitated Discussion – Collaborative Response Model to Support Indigenous Learners

Table #30, Facilitator:  Sheila Hagemann Wolf Creek Public Schools

 

PLANNING TIME FOR TEAMS – 1:15-2:00 pm

This is your opportunity with your team to consolidate all your learning from the previous two days.  Planning documents will be made available in digital and paper form.

 

Closing Address – 2:00-2:30 pm

2:00 -2:30 pm  (Jubilee)  – Connecting the Pieces by Jayson Lovell, Superintendent of Wolf Creek Public Schools