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COVID-19 Resources

In response to the educational disruptions from COVID-19, the MiMTSS Technical Assistance Center strives to provide educators with information and resources that are both beneficial and hold true to the science and research base for effective implementation. Our goal is to complement and enhance resources provided by the Michigan Department of Education as they relate to a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. These resources have been developed and organized to meet these goals.

MDE Deputy Superintendent welcome message [video]
Dr. Scott Koenigsknecht provides a welcome message for the Four Part Webinar Series “Supporting Educators in Preparation for the Fall.”

Michigan’s Support for Back to School and Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 [video]
This brief presentation, which is part of an Office of Special Education Programs webinar, shares the activities of the TA Center to support educators during COVID-19.

Continuous Improvement and the Supporting Educators Webinars
Ben Boerkel, MICIP Professional Learning Lead, writes on the connection between Continuous Improvement and the Supporting Educators Webinars.

A District Guide for Returning to School During and After Crisis
This abbreviated district guide describes the use of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework to support students, families, and educators during the transitions back to school during and following the global pandemic in a manner that prioritizes their health and safety, social and emotional needs, and behavioral and academic growth.

A School Guide for Returning to School During and After Crisis
This abbreviated school guide describes the use of a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework to support students, families, and educators during the transitions back to school during and following the global pandemic in a manner that prioritizes their health and safety, social and emotional needs, and behavioral and academic growth.

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Effective Environments


A welcoming and positive school climate motivates students (and educators) to want to be in school and set up learning environments conducive to learning.

Social Emotional Needs


Social-emotional well-being helps to address the personal challenges experienced during the educational disruptions and return to school, creating a mindset for learning.

High Leverage Instruction


Effective instruction through high leverage practices addresses learning affected by the “COVID slide” and missed educational opportunities.

Family Engagement


Family engagement and home/school partnerships are essential in moving forward to address our current normal as well as ensuring student progress.

Data Informed Action


The use of data plays a central role in decision making, action planning, and continuous improvement during the educational disruptions and return to instruction.

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