Region 17 MTSS

COVID-19 Resources

Working within Multi-tiered Systems of Support

As you consider how you are providing tiered support to all of your students, perhaps the most important thing on your mind is "What do my students need to know now to be successful at the beginning of next year? Whether we return to school this year or not until Fall, plans for re-entry will be on our minds. Providing targeted instruction and practice now, based on mid-year data is a great place to land. Our struggling students may be most affected by the home school transition and the least likely to reach out for assistance. Remember to include special educators and interventionists in your planning, collaborating with them to generate ideas for accommodations and additional support.
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TEA has created a Coronavirus Support & Guidance webpage. This will be your best resource for the most up-to-date, accurate information. I recommend visiting this webpage every day for the latest updates and resources. Additionally, TEA will be hosting a daily conference call with school superintendents in order to communicate the most up-to-date information.

Current Guidance from TEA

COVID-19 FAQ: Multi-tiered Systems of Support

Guiding Questions for Educators Providing Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) Intervention April 7, 2020

Resources to Support Learning

Keep it Simple, Schools

To ensure equity and engagement in remote learning, schools need to zero in on key priorities, including enrichment and manageable projects. Article from ASCD Educational Leadership

10 Key Policies and Practices for All Schools

MCPER has distilled the latest research findings for various content areas into top 10 lists, which describe the most important practices and policies, according to high-quality research, that should be in place in every school.

Helping Your Kid With…

Educational experts at MCPER have created videos to help parents use effective practices to teach students at home due to COVID-19. Videos will be posted regularly, so be sure to return to this page often to get the latest information.

Pirate Math Equation Quest

FREE word-problem intervention designed to offer support to Tier-2 and Tier-3 students in the elementary grades who require supplemental remediation in the area of word-problem solving.

The Magic is in the Instruction-Part 1 & 2

Master teacher, Anita Archer reminds us that "Good instruction is good instruction," whether it occurs face to face or remotely. Our focus needs to be on learning and pedagogy, not technology. In these two webinars, she reminds teachers of the elements of explicit instruction, and how to design and deliver your content in a virtual classroom. Dr. Archer also addresses how to provide instruction when technology may not be available and lessons are delivered through paper packets. The two 1 1/2 hour training sessions are well worth your time as you will be guided through (with examples) how to develop and deliver quality, interactive lessons.
Explicit Instruction Online Series — The Magic Is in the INSTRUCTION, Part 1
Explicit Instruction Online Series — The Magic Is in the INSTRUCTION, Part 2
Maintaining Connections and Reducing Anxiety

Teachers can play a huge role in helping students with anxiety or trauma histories feel safe right now—even from a distance.

5 Strategies for Teacher Self-Care

The job of an educator is more complex than ever before.In order to better serve our students, we must take care of ourselves.