May 2021

MTSS/CS Community of Practice Update

During May and June, we will wrap up our year-long Community of Connection sessions with Ali Hearn by further exploring the topic of “Recovery Through Renovation.”

Based on critical features of a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework, we will continue to examine our respective data, systems, and practices before and during COVID, and identify future considerations around:

  • Teaming Structures/Communication
  • Expectations/Values
  • Data Gathered for Decision Making
  • Discipline Policies and Procedures
  • Teaching SEL Competencies
  • Student and Family Engagement
  • Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Programs/Services

We will consider:

What is most important, impactful and meaningful for your school district/organization? 

What has promise, is a good start, could be used in a different way, could be great with a touch up, etc.?

What is no longer meaningful, no longer serves the purpose, no longer matches the motif, now makes things worse, etc.? 

Our overarching goals are to foster:

Connection: That you leave each session feeling more connected than when you came

Reflection: That there is something each session makes you say “wow, I hadn’t thought about that, or in that way…”

A Resource/Action Step:

This work only works if we do something with it. We want you to be able to take something tangible from each time together and do something with it.

Be sure to join us May 28th and June 25th from 10 AM to 12 PM. By registering for these events, you will also be able to access a link to the recorded session, as well as tools/resources:

Register for May 28
Register for June 25

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