Collaborative Response Model

Collaborative Response Model

Lamont Elementary: Collaborative Response Model

For the past two years, we have been implementing the Collaborative Response Model (CRM) here at Lamont Elementary.  CRM is a process created by Jigsaw Learning (Kurtis and Lorna Hewson).  The CRM is designed to meet the needs of all learners in a school community.  There are three essential components to the CRM: Collaborative Team Meetings, Assessments, and Pyramid of Interventions.

Collaborative Team Meetings:  Once every 6 to 8 weeks, teachers come together to collaborate and discuss the learning needs of their students.  Collaborative meetings are structured with an agreed-upon agenda, student-focused, on task, and action-oriented.

Assessments:  Assessment data is gathered from all students.  The data is used to drive instruction and help identify students on the continuum of supports (or pyramid of interventions).

Pyramid of Interventions:  A visual organizer is created to identify current levels of support.  Tier I is universal, and students only require high-quality classroom instruction.  Tier II includes students that need additional classroom supports.  Tier III includes students that would benefit from additional school supports.  Finally, Tier IV includes students that require intensive school supports.

CRM is a comprehensive school-wide system that ensures no student slips through the cracks.   Please click on this link to see more information about CRM from Jigsaw Learning http://jigsawlearning.ca/

As a team, here at Lamont Elementary, we are committed to providing high-quality classroom instruction and support for all our learners.

Judy Anderson