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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. Please see the training details and registration information included immediately below this section for information on individual events.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Trainings

During Fall 2014, we offered 7 face-to-face, full-day Overview training sessions throughout Colorado. This one-day workshop presented by representatives from the Office of Learning Supports included awareness and skill-building activities. You can download various materials from the session, including this handout version of the presentation: Slides from the MTSS Overview sessions (PDF)

If you choose to use any of our materials, we ask that you provide relevant citation information; please see the "Guidelines for Use" file included at the bottom of this page for additional clarification. Please note: The following statement applies to all materials from the Office of Learning Supports: The contents of this material were developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.


Power Point training slides by chapter:

Supplemental Materials shared during the overview trainings:

MTSS Fact Sheets and MTSS Videos are on the MTSS Resources page.

CSEAC Respectful Language (Person First)
handout is on the CSEAC page.

"Habits of a Systems Thinker" is online at this external link.

Family, School, and Community Partnering (FSCP)
brochures/standards are on the SACPIE website.

Downloadable: Teaming Structures/Working Smarter handout (PDF)

Downloadable: Multi-Tiered Partnering Supports Checklist (PDF)

Downloadable: Essential Components Notecatcher (PDF)

Article Citation: "The ABCs of Evidence-Based Practice for Teachers"
by Allison G. Kretlow and Sharon L. Blatz in TEACHING Exceptional 
, v43, n5, p.8-19, May-June 2011.

Follow-up to MTSS trainings 

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.

Webinars and Office Hours

These sessions provide more-elaborative or deeper explanation and conversations related to the content that was introduced in the MTSS Overview Trainings.

Webinars: These are structured learning opportunities that will be coordinated by facilitators and will be tutorial with some options for clarification.

Dates and Times

Office Hours: These are semi-structured sessions that will provide interaction, dialogue, and plans for personal application.

Dates and Times

  • MTSS Office Hours may be scheduled with individual staff members. Use the link below to identify yourself and the questions that you have relating to MTSS implementation. A consultant from the Office of Learning Supports will contact you directly to designate a date/time to have a phone call or virtual meeting.
  • Link: 

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: Kim Watchorn and Bev Harris

Registration is closed for Spring 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

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


A. Family, School, and Community Partnering High Impact Strategies: Communicating and Designing Homework "Two-Way"

B. Multi-Tiered Family, School, and Community Partnering

C. Family-School Partnersing at the Secondary Level 

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

For More Information

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

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

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