Summer Intensifying Literacy Instruction Series


Aug 01, 2024

Event Details


Session 1 8/16/24 9a - 3:30p

Session 2 9/26/24 9a- 3:30p

Sessions 1 & 2 are at Hilton Garden Inn

Session 3 10/15/24 3:30p - 5:30p


Sessions 1 & 2 are at Hilton Garden Inn, 633 North Canal Rd Lansing, MI 48917

Session 3 is on Zoom.

Free for all participants.

Contact Info

MiMTSS TA Center
Note: SCECHs are
for this event.
An Event For:

Elementary Multi-Disciplinary Teams, including a building administrator, systems coach, reading interventionists for first and/or second grades, special education teacher, and a data analyst (someone who likes data)

Our Summer Intensifying Literacy Instruction series focuses on the advanced tiers within an MTSS framework. This team-based professional learning includes facilitated work time for Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs). It is designed to ensure an intervention system for one reading intervention forĀ first and/or second gradeĀ that allows teams to engage in Data-Based Individualization is in place for the start of the 2024-2025 school year. In addition, MDTs will develop the infrastructure and skills needed to support the ongoing work at the advanced tiers, including practice using scenarios to make decisions regarding the progress of groups and individual students. Practice opportunities include the application of the taxonomy of intervention intensity.

A school must register a full MDT, including a building administrator, systems coach, reading interventionist for first and/or second grades, a special education teacher, and a data analyst (someone who really likes data). Check out theĀ MDT Recruitment and Selection guidance documentĀ to help identify the roles and responsibilities of the MDT and to support the identification of your schoolā€™s MDT members.

This series also allows the Intermediate School District (ISD) or Regional Education Service Agency (RESA) to build capacity to support MDTs and the advanced tiers for early literacy. We strongly encourage schools to include representation from their ISD or RESA on the team.

District and School Requirements:
The participating school and its district agree to the following:

  • Form an MDT with the principal and, ideally, the ISD Early Literacy Consultant/Coach as MDT members
  • Identify one grade level to focus on (first or second grade)
  • Attend the training series
  • Use a standard treatment protocol intervention (options outlined below)
  • Collect Implementation RecordsĀ (enter summary dosage data for October, November, and December 2024 (at minimum) into the MiMTSS Data System)
  • Observe interventionists and provide feedback using a fidelity checklist. Enter summary fidelity data for October, November, and December 2024 (at minimum) into the MiMTSS Data System.Ā Ā 
  • Administer theĀ Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory (R-TFI) Advanced Tiers itemsĀ and enter scores into the MiMTSS Data System by the end of December 2024
  • Collect weekly progress monitoring using one of the following CBM measures:
    • Acadience
    • DIBELS 8th Edition
    • aimsweb+
    • Fast Bridge
  • Submit at least one intensification plan (group or individual student) along with a progress monitoring graph
  • Agree to submit data from the identified grade level for inclusion in the SSIP (must include students identified for intervention and demographic data)
  • Data can be provided to the MiMTSS TA Center program evaluator(s) through direct access to your data system as a district user, or by submitting password-protected data files to the evaluator after fall and spring screening, including details about which students are participating in intervention.
  • District-level signed data use agreement for the MiMTSS Data SystemĀ 

MiMTSS TA Center Agreements:
Given Michiganā€™s Department of Educationā€™s focus on intensifying literacy instruction in first and second grade for the State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP), the MiMTSS TA Center can provide the following to the district/schools:

  • A stipend of $500 to offset the cost of a standard treatment protocol intervention for either first or second grade from the following list:
    • UFLI Foundations
    • Enhanced Core Reading Intervention (ECRI)
    • Phonics for Reading
    • Other (Subject to review and approval by the MiMTSS TA Center. Must be a published curriculum/intervention program that includes a scope and sequence, scripted teacher language, error correction procedures, and decodable text.)
  • If the MDT includes a special education supervisor or administrator from the district or the ISD/RESA, the stipend will increase to $750.
  • If the standard treatment protocol intervention has already been purchased, the funds can be used to offset the cost of progress monitoring measures.
  • High-quality professional learning:
    • Full-day, in-person sessions in Lansing onĀ AugustĀ 16, 2024,Ā andĀ September 26, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST.
    • Two-hour remote session via Zoom onĀ October 15, 2024, fromĀ 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST
  • Monthly prompts/communication related to intensification
  • Quarterly office hours for consultation (optional)

Your responses will be reviewed before final registration is confirmed.Ā Ā 

Please contact Melissa Nantais ([email protected]) for questions regarding this registration form.
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