Across Alberta, schools and districts are working to establish Collaborative Response Model frameworks, to guide the work of educators and leaders to identify and support the diverse needs of students. Establishing these collaborative structures and processes at the Junior High or Middle School level brings about several challenges and opportunities. Join Lorna Hewson, co-author of the text Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model, as she facilitates a symposium for Junior High school leaders and leadership teams to share their successes and challenges, as well as network with other schools actively engaging in the impactful work of a Collaborative Response Model. All schools attending will be expected to share their school's current work, as well as pose a challenge for group discussion throughout the day. Come ready to connect and engage in a CRM discussion focused exclusively on a Junior High School leadership audience.
Lorna Hewson is an educator with more than two decades of experience in schools and districts and has just recently moved into full time consulting with Jigsaw Learning providing supports as a Lead Learner. Receiving her BEd degree from the University of Calgary, she completed her MEd degree from the University of Lethbridge in Educational Leadership. Lorna was a Coordinator of Inclusive Learning Services for Wolf Creek Public Schools in Central Alberta from 2015-2017. Prior to that, Lorna served as an elementary teacher, a divisional lead teacher in Social Studies and Math K-12, School Improvement Facilitator and a Director of Student Learning Services with Livingstone Range School Division. 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. Lorna’s divisional experiences have focused upon learning support and inclusion, effective assessment and grading practices, pyramid of interventions development, curriculum implementation, coaching and mentoring teachers and inclusive practices at the classroom, school and divisional level. Lorna also has served on a number of divisional and zone committees related to AAC, professional development, Alberta Teachers Association and Regional Collaborative Service Delivery (RCSD). Follow Lorna on Twitter – @lornahewson
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|Registration Deadline:||March 05, 2018|
|Focus(es):||High School Redesign|
Session will run from: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM