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Universal Technical Assistance

Universal technical assistance offerings are available across a variety of topics designed to support individual educators and leadership teams within an MTSS framework. Explore the various offerings by topics in the tabs below.

To learn more about each offering, view the:

MiMTSS TA Center Catalog

Training Windows

Behavior

Creating safe, predictable learning environments will positively impact both behavioral and academic outcomes for students.

OfferingFormatWho Should Attend
Behavior Interventions in the Classroom1 day, January or MayK-12 Classroom Teachers, Principles, Behavior Specialists, Interventionists, Coaches
Behavior Supports to Increase Student Motivation and Engagement1 day, FebruaryElementary Teachers (General Education and Special Education), Interventionists
Classroom Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports1 day, November or AprilK-12 Classroom Teachers, Principals, Behavior Specialists, Interventionists, Coaches

Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans, day 1

Functional Behavioral Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans, day 2

2 days, April and MayIndividuals and teams supporting the completion of FBAs and BIPs
Grade Level Problem Solving for Behavior1 day, December or FebruaryK-12 teaching staff, Principals, Behavior Specialists, PBIS Coordinators, Administrators
Sustainability of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and SupportsEduPaths – coming in JanuaryIndividuals serving on a leadership team that supports SWPBIS implementation

EWIMS

An Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS) is a data-driven, decision-making process.

OfferingFormatWho Should Attend
Introduction to the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS)90 minute session, offered multiple times throughout yearMDE internal staff, individuals interested in learning more about EWIMS and exploring the implementation of the process

Behavior & Reading

Behavior and reading are both critical to student learning. When supported together, the effects are even more powerful.

OfferingFormatWho Should Attend
Data-Based Individualization Overview: A Process for Intensifying Interventions1 session, September or MayDistrict and School Administrators, School Psychologists, Special Education Teachers, and other school staff who participate on multi-disciplinary teams (Child Study Team, Student Support Team, IEP Team)

Literacy

Across all academic areas, strong literacy skills are necessary for academic success. Literacy supports need to be provided within a multi-tiered framework in order to meet the varying needs of students in schools.

OfferingFormatWho Should Attend
Phonemic Awareness; The Skills That They Need to Help Them Succeed1 day, To Be DeterminedKindergarten, First and Second Grade Classroom Teachers
Phonics for Reading (First Level, Second Level, or Third Level)1 day, To Be DeterminedIndividuals providing reading intervention supports, Special Education and Title 1 Teachers
REWARDS Intermediate1 day, To Be DeterminedClassroom Teachers (grades 4-6), Reading Interventionists, Title 1 Teachers, Special Education Teachers
REWARDS Plus Science & Social Studies1 day, To Be DeterminedSecondary Teachers (grades 6-12) and Interventionists who will or are considering implementing this program, Reading Specialists, Administrators, and others who may be supporting the implementation
REWARDS Secondary1 day, To Be DeterminedSecondary Teachers (grades 6-12) and Interventionists who will or are considering implementing this program, Reading Specialists, Administrators, and others who may be supporting the implementation

Measures & Data Systems

Data use and analysis is a critical component of MTSS implementation and begins with accurate collection and coordination of measures and data systems.

OfferingFormatWho Should Attend

Acadience Reading K-6 Essentials, day 1

Acadience Reading K-6 Essentials, day 2

2 days, September to OctoberIndividuals who will be responsible for administering and scoring the Acadience Reading K-6 measures
Acadience Reading K-6 Data Interpretation1 day, September to OctoberPrincipals, Systems Coaches, School Leadership Team members, and any staff who want to become more knowledgeable around using Acadience Reading K-6 data
Acadience Reading K-6 Mentor1 day, To Be DeterminedIndividuals interested in becoming Acadience Mentors
Acadience Reading Pathways of Progress and Survey1 day, To Be DeterminedIndividuals who will be responsible for administering and scoring the Acadience Reading Pathways of Progress and Survey
Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Phonemic Awareness & Word Reading and Decoding (PA & WRD)1 day, To Be DeterminedIndividuals who will be responsible for administering and scoring the Acadience Reading Diagnostic: PA & WRD measure
Acadience Reading Diagnostics: Comprehension, Fluency, & Oral Language (CFOL)1 day, To Be DeterminedIndividuals who will be responsible for administering and scoring the Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Comprehension, Fluency, & Oral Language measure
Acadience Reading 7-81 day, To Be DeterminedIndividuals who will be responsible for administering and scoring the Acadience Reading 7-8 measures
An Overview of the School Climate Survey SuiteEduPathsIndividuals who are interested in learning about the School Climate Survey or administering the survey with a school or multiple schools within a district or ISD
An Overview of the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity InventoryEduPathsIndividuals who are interested in learning more about the School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Tiered Fidelity Inventory or those who are interested in becoming a SWPBIS TFI Facilitator
Becoming a PBIS Assessment CoordinatorEduPathsIndividuals who will serve in the role of PBIS Assessment Coordinator for a district or ISD
Check-In, Check-Out (CICO) SWIS Facilitator3-hour webinar, November or MayCurrent SWIS or I-SWIS Facilitators

Data Coordinator Webinar Series, session 1

Data Coordinator Webinar Series, session 2

Data Coordinator Webinar Series, session 3

3 webinars (60-90 minutes each) August, October, and NovemberPreviously trained Data Coordinators from ISDs and local districts
Early Warning System (EWS) Coordinator Training1 day, September or MayLEA and ISD staff who will be helping school leadership teams access and use an Early Warning System as a universal screening tool for secondary schools
Facilitating the Reading Tiered Fidelity InventoryEduPathsAll educators who are preparing to become an R-TFI Facilitator and will administer the R-TFI to a School Leadership Team
Facilitating the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity InventoryEduPathsIndividuals who are interested in becoming a School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Tiered Fidelity Inventory Facilitator

I-SWIS Facilitator Training, day 1

I-SWIS Facilitator Training, day 2

2 days, To Be Determined with Guidance from PBIS AppsIndividuals employed by the state/district/region who have the knowledge and experience using Targeted (Tier 2) and Intensive (Tier 3) systems of SWPBIS Support (e.g., basic behavioral science, behavioral assessments, and support planning)
Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory OverviewEduPathsEducators interested in becoming an R-TFI Facilitator or anyone interested in learning more about the measure
Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory: Tier 1 for Elementary and Secondary Level EditionsEduPaths – coming in NovemberEducators who will become Elementary and/or Secondary R-TFI Facilitators
Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory: Tier 1 Elementary FocusEduPaths – coming in NovemberAll educators who are preparing to become R-TFI Facilitators and have read and reviewed the R-TFI Elementary Level Edition
Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory: Tier 1 Secondary FocusEduPaths – coming in NovemberAll educators who are preparing to become R-TFI Facilitators and have read and reviewed the R-TFI Secondary Level Edition
Reading Tiered Fidelity Inventory: Advanced TiersEduPaths – coming in DecemberAll educators who are working to become R-TFI Facilitators at the Elementary or Secondary level

School-wide Information System (SWIS) Facilitator Training, day 1

School-wide Information System (SWIS) Facilitator Training, day 2

2 1/2 days, October and DecemberIndividuals employed by the state/district/region who will provide SWIS facilitation to schools
School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory: Tier 1EduPathsIndividuals who are interested in becoming a School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Tiered Fidelity Inventory Facilitator
School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory: Tier 2EduPathsIndividuals who are interested in becoming a School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Tiered Fidelity Inventory Facilitator
School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory: Tier 3EduPathsIndividuals who are interested in becoming a School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Tiered Fidelity Inventory Facilitator

MTSS Neutral

Foundational MTSS knowledge that is not linked to a specific content area can provide a common starting point for MTSS implementation.

OfferingFormatWho Should Attend
Applying the MDE MTSS Practice Profile to Your District2-hour webinarIndividuals employed by the district or district teams

District Decisions for Successful DBI Implementation, session 1

District Decisions for Successful DBI Implementation, session 2

2 sessions, MayDistrict-level and School-level Administrators
District Leadership: Supporting the Whole Child Through MTSS1 day, MarchDistrict-level Administrators and decision makers

MTSS Practice Profile: Collective Learning and Understanding, session 1

MTSS Practice Profile: Collective Learning and Understanding, session 2

Two 2-hour webinars, December and JanuaryISD Teams
Overview of the MTSS Practice Profile2-hour webinar, NovemberISD Teams
Supporting the Whole Child Through MTSS for School Staff1 day, AprilSchool staff and Administrators

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