ESC-20 Conference Building

RtI Training

 

RtI/MTSS Parent Training

Open 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Zoom ID # 673-525-944

Research has shown that establishing strong communication and relationships with parents can have positive and tangible effects on a student's success in school. This informational session will provide parents with tips and tools to be knowledgeable and aware of their rights regarding Section 504 & RtI to foster positive relationships with your child’s teacher.
Webinar ZOOM only
Zoom ID # 673-525-944

  Maximum Enrollment: 40 Free
 
 

RtI/MTSS Director Meeting

Sept. 9, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 64149

This meeting is for MTSS/RtI Directors.  We will share recent MTSS/RTI updates, information, products & services. District staff will have the opportunity to share reflections and collaborate to improve their MTSS/RtI frameworks.  These meetings are a great opportunity to build relationships and share experiences.

  Maximum Enrollment: 40 Free
 
 

Cluster 1: Re-boot & Refine your TIERED MTSS/RtI framework.

Sept. 22, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 68634

Re-boot your MTSS/RtI Framework. Join the collaborative work of TEA, UT Meadows Center & ESCs across the state to focus on TIERED Framework with 10 modules to help you to reboot and refine your MTSS/RtI framework. The 2020 TIER Modules will be shared in 4 Cluster Sessions to allow participants to learn, collaborate and plan for change to re-boot the framework with success.

Cluster 1: Module 1: Overview & Kick-off. Dr. Sarah Powell kicks off module series with an overview of TIER. Sarah will guide us through the newly launched TIER website demonstrating how to best navigate the website to access the resources you need. Participants will preview the Module 1: Leadership, to provides a synopsis of the specific elements necessary to implementing an effective MTSS framework. It summarizes what we have learned from research and from administrators implementing MTSS in their school or district. The purpose of this module is to give district and campus leaders organizational tools and structured systems for building an effective MTSS framework to support all students across academics, behavior, and social/emotional learning. The goal of Module 10 is to help administrators condense all of the information provided across the other nine modules into a manageable plan for establishing effective MTSS programs and processes that incorporate all the necessary components. Cluster 1 will begin with this focus and cluster 4 will conclude to fulfill this focus.

  Maximum Enrollment: 40 $100
 
 

MTSS Data Considerations and Child Find

Sept. 23 Zoom Part 1 & Sept. 30 Zoom Part 2 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Zoom Meeting https://esc-20.zoom.us/j/97281787920

Determining if and when to refer a child for special education evaluation, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, can be a tough call based on many factors. Data, progress and outcomes are different for each individual student. Join us for a two-part virtual session to explore discussions of data sources and considerations for teams as they review student progress to determine the next steps. This session is appropriate for all team members participating in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support/Response to Intervention type meetings.

Session Format:

Part I: This 90-minute webinar will outline data sources and considerations for data-informed decision making regarding student supports.

Asynchronous work outside of session parts I & II: Participants will identify one student to hypothetically apply their learning from Part I. This application will come in the form of a Guiding Question Rubric (to be provided to all participants). The asynchronous work is anticipated to require ~90 minutes to complete.

Part II: This 90-minute webinar will allow participants to briefly share their de-identified data and hypothetical recommendations. This think-aloud approach will facilitate both seeing and hearing different data perspectives and analysis. Don’t worry- we will support you each step of the way!

Participants will receive 4.5 hours of continuing education for the entirety of this session- both part 1 & 2.

  Maximum Enrollment: 50 $100
 
 

Improving Classroom Culture and Fostering Executive Function Through a Trauma-informed, “Mindful Classroom” Model

Oct. 6, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 68633

This training will involve raising awareness around different types of childhood trauma, as well as a look at research that helps us to better understand recent findings in the world of neuroscience. Teachers who receive training in a classroom management approach that is designed to reduce stress and anger responses that result from mental health challenges and childhood trauma will be empowered to foster a classroom culture that supports a wide array of social, emotional learning needs and build strong relationships that foster learning. Teachers and caregivers will also experience the benefits of a mindful classroom model as a strategy for their own stress reduction, as this model fosters teacher/caregiver wellness through changing the dynamics teachers experience in the classroom.

  Maximum Enrollment: 40 $100
 
 

Cluster 2: Reboot & Refine your TIERED MTSS/RtI framework.

Oct. 13, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 68636

Cluster 2: Modules 2, 3 & 4.
Module 2: Screening, provides an overview of screening assessments within a 3-tiered Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework. An introduction to universal screening and examples of academic and behavior universal screening measures are highlighted. A review of essential components of universal screening measures and general outcomes versus diagnostic measures are also included as guidance for selecting validated screeners. Module 3: Progress Monitoring, provides an overview of assessment within a 3-tiered, MTSS framework. The goal for this module is to strengthen educators’ knowledge and implementation of assessing and monitoring student achievement and using data to better inform instruction and intervention. Module 4: Data-Driven Decision Making and Problem-Solving Teams, focuses on the importance of maximizing the skills of a team of educators while imparting a problem-solving mindset with an understanding of data to make high-quality instructional decisions. Participants will learn to make these decisions, with an understanding of diagnostic assessments and the purpose of comprehensive evaluations in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and behavior.

Upon completion of Cluster 2 participants will gain greater clarity in:

  • screening tools in order to improve instructional decision-making
  • essential components of progress monitoring measures, types of progress monitoring tools for data collection, steps for progress monitoring, and instructional decision-making.
  • using assessment data more effectively to better ensure success and high achievement for all students.
  Maximum Enrollment: 40 $100
 
 

RtI/MTSS Director Meeting

Oct. 21, 2020 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 64169

This meeting is for MTSS/RtI Directors. We will share recent MTSS/RTI updates, information, products & services. District staff will have the opportunity to share reflections and collaborate to improve their MTSS/RtI frameworks. These meetings are a great opportunity to build relationships and share experiences.

  Maximum Enrollment: 40 Free
 
 

Cluster 3: Reboot & Refine your TIERED MTSS/RtI framework

Nov. 10, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 68653

Cluster 3: Modules 5, 6 & 7.
Module 5: Academic Instruction within MTSS, focuses on using evidence-based and scientifically-researched explicit instructional practices to support high-quality instructional delivery and academic support for all students in grades K-12 in Tiers 1, 2, and 3. This module encompasses instructional support and integrates the implementation of Module 6: Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Practices. The goal of this module is to support educators in implementing of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices (CLRP) and their application at the district, school, and classroom levels. This session will cover practices in both assessment and instruction that optimize MTSS for students of culturally diverse backgrounds, as well as for students who are developing biliteracy or English as an additional language. The module explores approaches to behavior supports within MTSS and provides connections between CLRP and restorative practices. Module 7: Behavior, provides an overview of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) within an MTSS framework as well as evidence-based practices and strategies for PBIS implementation at Tiers 1, 2, and 3.

Upon completion of Cluster 3 participants will gain greater clarity in:

  • meeting instructional needs of all students; ensuring success and high achievement for all students.
  • making connections to practice, examine examples of CLRP in schools, and become familiar with instructional tools and strategies that support culturally and linguistically diverse students within MTSS.
  • integrating systems within the district, community, and school levels to more efficiently support students’ behavioral and mental health needs.
  Maximum Enrollment: 40 $100
 
 

Elementary Math Strategies for Tiered Instruction

Nov. 17, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 68612

In this session elementary math teachers will discover new ways to differentiate instruction with a variety of strategies and tools to assist struggling learners in the classroom and small group settings. Participants will leave with the skills & strategies to assist with implementing differentiated instruction in the classroom for all tiered levels of instruction.

  Maximum Enrollment: 40 $100
 
 

Cluster 4: Reboot & Refine your TIERED MTSS/RtI framework

Dec. 1, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 68655

Cluster 4: Modules 8, 9 & 10.
Module 8: Social Emotional, focuses on the importance of supporting students’ social and emotional needs to improve student outcomes. Module 9: Communities, focuses on the importance of establishing and maintaining strong communication, collaboration, and partnership among schools, caregivers, and the community in order to strengthen the MTSS process and improve student outcomes. This module provides evidence-based strategies and tools on effective and practical ways to share MTSS data and decision-making with students, caregivers, and the community. The Module 10: Leadership, will be reviewed again to summarize elements necessary to implementing an effective MTSS framework. The goal of Module 10 is to help administrators condense all of the information provided across the other nine modules into a manageable plan for establishing effective MTSS programs and processes that incorporate all the necessary components. Upon completion of Cluster 4 participants will gain greater clarity in:

  • using evidence-based strategies and tools on effective and practical ways to connect and integrate Social Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, Trauma-Informed Care, and Mental Health Services within an MTSS Framework
  • developing a shared vision within MTSS and leveraging that shared vision to better collaborate with stakeholders to facilitate complex change.
  • leadership organizational tools and structured systems for building an effective MTSS framework to support all students across academics, behavior, and social/emotional learning.
  Maximum Enrollment: 40 $100
 
 

Cluster 1: Re-boot & Refine your TIERED MTSS/RtI framework.

Jan. 19, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 68709

Cluster 1: Module 1: Overview & Kick-off. Dr. Sarah Powell kicks off module series with an overview of TIER. Sarah will guide us through the newly launched TIER website demonstrating how to best navigate the website to access the resources you need. Participants will preview the Module 1: Leadership, to provides a synopsis of the specific elements necessary to implementing an effective MTSS framework. It summarizes what we have learned from research and from administrators implementing MTSS in their school or district. The purpose of this module is to give district and campus leaders organizational tools and structured systems for building an effective MTSS framework to support all students across academics, behavior, and social/emotional learning. The goal of Module 10 is to help administrators condense all of the information provided across the other nine modules into a manageable plan for establishing effective MTSS programs and processes that incorporate all the necessary components. Cluster 1 will begin with this focus and cluster 4 will conclude to fulfill this focus.

  Maximum Enrollment: 40 $100
 
 

RtI/MTSS Director Meeting

Feb. 3, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 64471

This meeting is for MTSS/RtI Directors. We will share recent MTSS/RTI updates, information, products & services. District staff will have the opportunity to share reflections and collaborate to improve their MTSS/RtI frameworks. These meetings are a great opportunity to build relationships and share experiences.

  Maximum Enrollment: 40 Free
 
 

Cluster 2: Reboot & Refine your TIERED MTSS/RtI framework.

Feb. 9, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 68711

Cluster 2: Modules 2, 3 & 4.
Module 2: Screening, provides an overview of screening assessments within a 3-tiered Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework. An introduction to universal screening and examples of academic and behavior universal screening measures are highlighted. A review of essential components of universal screening measures, and general outcomes versus diagnostic measures are also included as guidance for selecting validated screeners. Module 3: Progress Monitoring, provides an overview of assessment within a 3-tiered, MTSS framework. The goal for this module is to strengthen educators’ knowledge and implementation of assessing and monitoring student achievement and using data to better inform instruction and intervention. Module 4: Data-Driven Decision Making and Problem-Solving Teams, focuses on the importance of maximizing the skills of a team of educators while imparting a problem-solving mindset with an understanding of data to make high-quality instructional decisions. Participants will learn to make these decisions, with an understanding of diagnostic assessments and the purpose of comprehensive evaluations in the areas of reading, writing, mathematics, and behavior.

Upon completion of Cluster 2 participants will gain greater clarity in:

  • screening tools in order to improve instructional decision-making
  • essential components of progress monitoring measures, types of progress monitoring tools for data collection, steps for progress monitoring, and instructional decision-making.
  • using assessment data more effectively to better ensure success and high achievement for all students.
  Maximum Enrollment: 40 $100
 
 

Cluster 3: Reboot & Refine your TIERED MTSS/RtI framework.

Mar. 4, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 68715

Cluster 3: Modules 5, 6 & 7.
Module 5: Academic Instruction within MTSS, focuses on using evidence-based and scientifically-researched explicit instructional practices to support high-quality instructional delivery and academic support for all students in grades K-12 in Tiers 1, 2, and 3. This module encompasses instructional support and integrates the implementation of Module 6: Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Practices. The goal of this module is to support educators in implementing of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices (CLRP) and their application at the district, school, and classroom levels. This session will cover practices in both assessment and instruction that optimize MTSS for students of culturally diverse backgrounds, as well as for students who are developing biliteracy or English as an additional language. The module explores approaches to behavior supports within MTSS and provides connections between CLRP and restorative practices. Module 7: Behavior, provides an overview of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) within an MTSS framework as well as evidence-based practices and strategies for PBIS implementation at Tiers 1, 2, and 3.

Upon completion of Cluster 3 participants will gain greater clarity in:

  • meeting instructional needs of all students; ensuring success and high achievement for all students.
  • making connections to practice, examine examples of CLRP in schools, and become familiar with instructional tools and strategies that support culturally and linguistically diverse students within MTSS.
  • integrating systems within the district, community, and school levels to more efficiently support students’ behavioral and mental health needs.
  Maximum Enrollment: 40 $100
 
 

Cluster 4: Reboot & Refine your TIERED MTSS/RtI framework.

Apr. 8, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 68718

Cluster 4: Modules 8, 9 & 10.
Module 8: Social Emotional, focuses on the importance of supporting students’ social and emotional needs to improve student outcomes. Module 9: Communities, focuses on the importance of establishing and maintaining strong communication, collaboration, and partnership among schools, caregivers, and the community in order to strengthen the MTSS process and improve student outcomes. This module provides evidence-based strategies and tools on effective and practical ways to share MTSS data and decision-making with students, caregivers, and the community. The Module 10: Leadership, will be reviewed again to summarize elements necessary to implementing an effective MTSS framework. The goal of Module 10 is to help administrators condense all of the information provided across the other nine modules into a manageable plan for establishing effective MTSS programs and processes that incorporate all the necessary components. Upon completion of Cluster 4 participants will gain greater clarity in:

  • using evidence-based strategies and tools on effective and practical ways to connect and integrate Social Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, Trauma-Informed Care, and Mental Health Services within an MTSS Framework
  • developing a shared vision within MTSS and leveraging that shared vision to better collaborate with stakeholders to facilitate complex change.
  • leadership organizational tools and structured systems for building an effective MTSS framework to support all students across academics, behavior, and social/emotional learning.
  Maximum Enrollment: 40 $100
 
 

RtI/MTSS Director Meeting

Apr. 21, 2021 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 64185

This meeting is for MTSS/RtI Directors. We will share recent MTSS/RTI updates, information, products & services. District staff will have the opportunity to share reflections and collaborate to improve their MTSS/RtI frameworks. These meetings are a great opportunity to build relationships and share experiences.

  Maximum Enrollment: 40 Free
 
 

LEADERSHIP: Culture & Effective Tier 1 Instruction with Matt Pope

Jun. 3, 2021 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session #: 58991

Matt Pope, a former award-winning principal, will share how raising achievement requires a coherent, strategic focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning in all classrooms by transforming the school’s culture and improving Tier 1 instruction. Bring your leadership team to this full-day workshop to learn how to transform your school by changing adult behaviors to impact student outcomes and to build a plan for strengthening Tier 1 instruction. Participants will analyze their current school culture and learn some tools to build culture. Teams will also build an Instructional Playbook and learn a new cycle to monitor instruction.

  Maximum Enrollment: 150, Min 30 $175