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Supporting Vulnerable Families--A Panel Discussion

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Facilitator(s): Lorna Hewson
Date:May 20, 2020
Time:2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
No charge
Location: Virtual
Course code: 20-IE-384

Target Audience


About this learning opportunity

Providing supports for students who are at risk can be a challenge but even more difficult during the pandemic. Come and join us to discuss a number of ways that different schools are reaching out, adapting and creating new innovative approaches to supporting the needs of individual students. Our panel may include a principal from an Australian High School, a Student Services Manager from an Indigenous community and a Learning Support teacher from an elementary school in Alberta.

About the facilitator(s)

Lorna Hewson

Lorna Hewson is a passionate educator who is engaged full time with Jigsaw Learning as a Lead Learner and co-author of Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model. Lorna’s diverse roles in schools and districts has provided a wealth of experience in essentially every area of development in supporting the needs of schools, staff and students. With Jigsaw Learning, Lorna engages in a variety of support structures with systems, including coaching, mentoring, leading and facilitating schools and districts in the areas of Collaborative Response, designing and coordinating teams throughout systems, building literacy and early years frameworks, and designing inclusive learning frameworks.

  • Co-Author of Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model
  • District leadership roles in curriculum, learning and inclusive services as well as experience in curriculum implementation and design with provincial prototyping and working groups
  • Past Chair of the Alberta Assessment Consortium
  • Recipient of the Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Engaging presenter, facilitator, coach and mentor for educators throughout the province and internationally