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2014-2015 Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Professional Learning Calendar of Events

The following downloadable document includes the dates of upcoming events. If you are interested in the regional MTSS Overview Trainings, MTSS Webinars, MTSS Office Hours, or MTSS 101 online courses that are listed within the document, please see the training details and registration information included immediately below this section.

Download: MTSS 2014-2015 Calendar of Events (PDF)



Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Overview Training

During Fall 2014, we are offering 7 face-to-face, full-day training sessions throughout Colorado. This one-day workshop will be presented by representatives from the Office of Learning Supports. These sessions will include awareness and skill-building activities. Content will include an overview of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports, use of the problem solving process within a layered continuum, and the use of implementation science in sites' scale-up efforts. Participants are encouraged to attend in teams or with thinking partners to benefit from the interactive learning activities.

Download: Fall 2014 MTSS Overview Training Flyer (PDF)

Time: Check in for each event will begin at 8:30; training is 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Participants: Education stakeholders, such as: District and School Administrators, District and School Leadership Teams, Special Educators, MTSS/RtI/PBIS Coaches, and Related Services Personnel

  • Participants are encouraged to attend in teams or with thinking partners.

  • District or School Leadership (or Implementation) Teams should consider representation. For teams who are implementing MTSS, team composition should aim for balance and multiple perspectives.

  • Examples of team members include: Curriculum Director, Special Education Director, Title I Director, Parent Representative Co-Chair of SAC/DAC, Assessment/Accountability Director, Superintendents, Principals, Teacher Leaders, Academic, Behavior, and/or Systems Coaches, etc.

  • Six hours of professional learning credit will be offered; documentation in the form of a Certificate of Participation will be provided.

  • All participants are required to register using the following registration links. Click on the date to register for that individual event.

Event Notes:

  • There is no cost for registration.
  • The CDE will not be providing meals/snacks/drinks.
  • Additionally, there will be no travel reimbursement, and the CDE will not be providing substitute costs or stipends for attendance.
*As is noted in the full-year calendar (included at the top of this page), follow-up webinars and online office hours will be an additional support after these trainings. These online sessions will provide a deeper focus on topics, tools, and concepts from the face-to-face sessions. Separate registration for online events is posted on this web page, immediately below the MTSS 101 face-to-face session dates.
Locations & Dates (click on the hyperlinked date to access the registration page for each individual event)
  • Durango Recreation Center, Durango - Registration is closed.
  • Montrose Pavilion, Montrose - Registration is closed.
  • Lowry Conference Center, Denver - Registration is closed.
  • Pueblo Community College, Pueblo: Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
  • Fort Morgan Community College, Fort Morgan: Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Follow-Up Webinars and Office Hours
*These sessions provide more-elaborative or deeper explanation and conversations
related to the content that is introduced in the MTSS Overview Trainings listed above.
Dates and Times (click on the hyperlinked date/time to access the registration page for each individual event)
Office Hours

Online Classes (Blackboard)

MTSS 101: An Introduction to a Multi-Tiered System of Supports

If you are interested in learning more about MTSS, you might want to participate in this introductory course. You will have time to engage with materials available on the CDE MTSS website, and you will have an opportunity to dialogue with course instructors (who are consultants in the Office of Learning Supports).

Instructors: Bev Harris and Kim Watchorn

Offered: 2014-2015


Please see this sample syllabus for information about the course.

A. Progress Monitoring for Behavior 

B. Introduction to Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning

Instructor: Jessica Daily

Offered: 2014-2015


Please see additional course information on the PBIS web page to register for either of these two courses.

For online courses and other resources/trainings related to Family, School, and Community Partnering (FSCP), please visit the RtI Family web page


 Note: If you choose to use materials created by the Office of Learning Supports, please follow the expectations outlined in our Guidelines for Use.


For More Information

View the Resources page for tools and videos related to MTSS.
Please email Kim Watchorn or call 303-866-6262.

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