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HALF DAY--Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model--Introductory Workshop
Presented by: Arlene Littlemore, Lorna Hewson
Friday, September 14, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Iron Ridge Intermediate School 101 Cottonwood Drive, Blackfalds, AB
About the Session:


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 Alberta school and district examples, as well as access to a myriad of resources will be provided.

The morning half-day session is intended for staff members new to schools with Collaborative Response Models already established or individuals interested in learning more about the Collaborative Response Model.

The afternoon will focus on school leadership teams interested in establishing Collaborative Response Models in their schools or districts. Focus will be placed on assisting teams in determining next steps for planning and implementation, with multiple examples and resources provided.


About the Presenter(s):
Arlene Littlemore

Arlene Littlemore has worked with Elk Island Catholic Schools for over 25 years, with the past 15 of these serving as an administrator and AISI Consultant. Arlene brings with her a wealth of expertise as well as good old common sense as to what works for students. She is committed to her staff in order that she provides for them the best work environments possible in order that they “have what the need in order to achieve”. Arlene has a MEd in technology and curriculum, a 2-year leadership certificate from Leader2Leader, and is currently working towards Master of Religious Education with Newman Theological College.

Lorna Hewson

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

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 3 FULL business days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide three FULL business days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place.
Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: September 07, 2018
Cost: $75.00
Focus(es): Inclusive Education
Grade Level(s): K-12
Audience: Administrators, teachers, district leaders, educational assistants, instructional leaders