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Online Classes (Blackboard)

Our MTSS Online Academy courses were offered during Spring 2014 via the Blackboard course management platform. Because all courses are already completed, there are no available registration links at this time. This series of courses focuses on a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), which is defined as a:

"Whole-school, data-driven, prevention-based framework for improving learning outcomes for EVERY student through a layered continuum of evidence-based practices and systems."

We are offering a course this summer!

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).

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

July 7, 2014 - July 21, 2014

Credit available: 8 Contininuing Education Units (8 PD hours via CDE), which is free of charge, OR 0.5 ASU graduate credit hours (cost is $27.50)

*Register below, and after the course begins, you can self-select registration for ASU and submit payment to the University at that time.

Please see this syllabus for information about the course.

Registration for this course is closed.


Currently, we do not anticipate offering any additional courses prior to the 2014-2015 school year. Any information about future courses will be posted on this page.

If you have questions about any these or other MTSS professional development options, please email Kim Watchorn or call 303-866-6262.


Course Descriptions

These courses have a high expectation for participation and engagement with a focus on transferring knowledge and skills learned to application within one's site or situation. This emphasis will be evident through course activities that ask participants to implement new learning and have ongoing dialogues (in a virtual setting) with peers and instructors. In addition to providing information and support, instructors will act in a coaching capacity to provide feedback to participants.

The maximum number of students who can register for each course ranges between 30-35. Enrollment will close either when the maximum number of students enrolled is reached or - if course capacity is not reached - one week prior to the beginning of the course. Participants may receive a Certificate of Completion for 18 CDE continuing education credits; there is no registration fee or cost if participants are seeking CDE credit.

Alternatively, Adams State University (ASU) graduate credit (1.0) is an available option for each course; ASU registration costs ($55) will be the responsibility of the student. Please note: In the past, there was a brief online pre-requisite activity that introduced students to MTSS; it was required to be completed prior to entry into our MTSS Online Academy courses. Understand that this will be a possibility for upcoming courses, as well.

Multi-Tiered Family, School, and Community Partnering

This course is open to all Colorado education stakeholders including administrators, family members, teachers, related service providers, school board members, higher education faculty, district/school accountability members, and future educators. The course objectives include: developing knowledge about family, school, and community partnering (FSCP), applying evidence-based practices to a personal site or situation, learning about how FSCP implementation benefits all learning outcomes for students, identifying challenges and solutions, adapting tools, and using data to plan tiered individual, team, and school actions.

Instructors: Cathy Lines and Cindy Dascher

Offered: 2014-2015; return to this site for dates/registration information.

Note: You may NOT register for this course AND the secondary course (see description below); select only one of the two.


Family-School Partnering at the Secondary Level 

This course is for all secondary school staff including administrators, school counselors, teachers, alternative education staff, and students services personnel. The course objectives include: developing knowledge about family, school, and community partnering (FSCP), applying evidence-based practices to a personal site or situation, learning about how partnering within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) benefits all learning outcomes for students, identifying challenges and solutions, adapting tools, and using data to plan tiered individual, team, and school actions. This course has a specific focus on the secondary level, including postsecondary workforce readiness, ICAP, student engagement, and dropout prevention.

Instructors: Cathy Lines and Cindy Dascher

Offered: 2014-2015; return to this site for dates/registration information.

Note: You may NOT register for this course AND the Multi-Tiered FSCP course (see description above); select only one of the two.


Progress Monitoring for Behavior within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports

This online course addresses data collection, data analysis, and decision-making as part of a problem-solving process throughout the universal, targeted, and intensive systems of social-emotional support. The course provides the foundation for monitoring student progress for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of behavior interventions in school. Course objectives include:

  1. Explain how data is used within a system to impact practices and outcomes.
  2. Strategically select and defend the use of specific tools to gather data for behavior evaluation.
  3. Analyze progress monitoring data to drive decision-making and intervention planning.
  4. Apply behavioral assessment at all three tiers of social-emotional support.

Instructor: Jessica Daily

Offered: 2014-2015; return to this site for dates/registration information.


 


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 Please follow the expectations outlined in our Guidelines for Use.

 

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

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