Collaborative Response 101

This course provides an overview of Collaborative Response, ideal for those looking to learn more or individuals joining organizations where Collaborative Response is already embedded.

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Access the Foundations of Collaborative Response module for free!

Meet the instructors

Kurtis and Lorna Hewson

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Kurtis Hewson has been an award-winning teacher, vice-principal, and principal, as well as taught at the post-secondary level. In addition to two finalist awards from Alberta Excellence in Teaching program and an Edwin Parr award recipient for excellence in his first year of teaching, Kurtis was an honouree for the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award in 2010.

Lorna Hewson is also an award-winning educator with leadership experience at the classroom, school, district and provincial levels. Lorna received an Alberta Excellence in Teaching award in 2008 and her professional background has included coaching and mentoring teachers and leaders, effective assessment, curriculum implementation, and inclusive practices at the classroom, school and district level.

Kurtis and Lorna are the co-founders of Jigsaw Learning, co-authors of the text Collaborative Response: Three Foundational Components That Transform How We Respond to the Needs of Learners (Corwin, 2022), and currently work with districts and schools nationally and internationally establishing Collaborative Response frameworks and interacting with thousands of educators annually.
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