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.
Kurtis Hewson has been a teacher, vice-principal, and principal, as well as taught at the post-secondary level with the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge and the University of Alberta, primarily instructing and supervising pre-service teachers.
With over a decade of experience as an administrator, including five years as principal at West Meadow Elementary School in Claresholm, Alberta, Kurtis has championed the call for collaborative structures in schools to ensure success for all students.
Kurtis received his BA/BEd degrees from the University of Lethbridge and a MEd degree from the University of Calgary with a specialization in Instructional Leadership.Lorna Hewson
Lorna Hewson is an educator with two decades of experience in schools and is currently a Coordinator, Inclusive Learning Services for Wolf Creek Public Schools in Central Alberta. Receiving her BEd degree from the University of Calgary, she completed her MEd degree from the University of Lethbridge in Educational Leadership. Prior to her current divisional position, Lorna served as an elementary teacher, a divisional lead teacher in Social Studies, and a Director of Student Learning Services with Livingstone Range School Division.