MTSS in TSD - Weekly Wednesday News
2022-2023 Series - Volume 18 (January 4, 2023)
This is our eighteenth edition this year!
We use this newsletter to make connections regarding the implementation of the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework in the Thompson School District (TSD).
> Access the last Edition (12/14/22).
TEE and MTSS Components
This is the first newsletter for this semester. Happy New Year!
Now is a good time to reflect on your understanding and implementation of the Thompson Educational Expectations (TEE). How are the four TEE Compass Points represented in your system's learning...for students and adults? Because of the MTSS framework, and TEE as a core to TSD MTSS, emphasizing Prevention and Response is priority! Here are some general questions you may reflect on for TEE:
- Conditions for Learning: What is proactive? What is prepared? What is predictable? What will purposefully facilitate learning?
- Learning Design: What is the flow? How will this "map" (lesson/unit/PD plan) help us get to the "destination" (desired outcomes: improved content knowledge and skill development)?
- Learning Delivery: How will the Lead Learner (i.e., facilitator) "follow the map", with adaptability, flexibility, responsibility, and acknowledgement of Learner Variability?
- Evaluations of Learning: How will you know learning occurs? What assessments "of", "for", and "as" learning are included as strategic "demonstrations of learning"?
CO-MTSS Essential Components: Resources related to each of the five Components are included below. Note: These are selected, national references, but these individual links are just overviews of certain Component elements. They can serve as helpful descriptions or tools, but these links do not represent the "totality" of what is known for each Component.
- Team-Driven Shared Leadership
- Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision-Making
- Family, School, and Community Partnerships
- Comprehensive Screening and Assessment System
- Layered Continuum of Supports (Evidence-Based Practices, Instruction, and Interventions)
As always, feel free to check out the other resources included throughout the rest of this newsletter. They, too, reflect MTSS Components and/or the framework, as a whole.
Instructional Coaching leader Jim Knight describes Habit creation in this blog post. Timely topic! "If we really want to turn ideas into actions, we need a structure that will ensure that we do what we know we need to do. That structure is a habit."
On this site, you can access a Literature Review of the "Family Math field." This downloadable white paper has recommendations for practice, policy, and research. On this Resources page, you may also sign up to receive updates from the Center.
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