Kurtis Hewson

Jigsaw Learning Inc.

Lead Learner/Co-Founder

Kurtis Hewson has been an award-winning teacher, vice-principal, and principal, as well as taught at the post-secondary level. With over a decade of experience as an administrator, Kurtis has championed the call for collaborative structures in schools to ensure success for all students. In addition to two finalist awards from Alberta Excellence in Teaching program and an Edwin Parr award recipients for excellence in his first year of teaching, Kurtis was an honoree for the ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award in 2010. Kurtis is one of five Alberta principals featured in Reflecting on Leadership for Learning: Case Studies of Five Alberta Elementary School Principals, addressing exemplary leadership practices in elementary schools in Alberta. He is the co-founder of Jigsaw Learning, a co-author of the text Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model, and currently works with districts and schools nationally and internationally establishing Collaborative Response Model frameworks and interacting with thousands of educators annually.

Speakers Session:

Intentional Use of Data to Inform Collaborative Conversations

It is not unusual for schools to be data-rich, but information-poor, collecting reams of student data but not ensuring the effective utilization of the information to guide next steps. In this session, Kurtis will explore a number of practical strategies and considerations for school leaders looking to ensure intentional organization and use of data to truly engage teachers and help guide timely, collaborative responses for students.