February 2021

Updates from the C/W CSTAC’s Community Schools & MTSS Community of Practice

Over the last six months, the Central/Western Region’s Community of Practice on the intersection of Community Schools and MTSS has provided a platform for peer connection, meaningful reflection, and collaborative planning. School staff and community partners have processed what it means to lean on the foundational principles of the MTSS framework, while reimagining data, systems and practices to better meet the changing needs of students, staff, and families. 

While discussion topics range from managing uncertainty, prioritizing data, or building resilience, Ali Hearn and the C/W TAC team consistently center the conversation around SEL and equity. See what participants say the experience has meant to them:

“The Building a Community of Connections series has been invaluable. The small size of the group and the extremely high quality of the information has been unmatched in other webinars/trainings I have been a part of in the past 8 months.”

“This was great—refreshing—and a wonderful way to spend a Friday morning. Great tips to share with my colleagues!”

We invite you to review the recording from our January CoP session as well as explore one of our featured resources, the Adult SEL Self-Assessment from CASEL or the Learning Policy Institute’s Districts Advancing Racial Equity (DARE) Tool.

Be sure to join us for a future meeting! If you register for a session but are unable to attend, you will receive our follow-up email with access to the archived recording and all relevant resources.

Do you have a community school story that you would like featured in our e-newsletter?

Email Liz Anderson at cstac@binghamton.edu or call 607-777-9383.