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2015-2016 Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Professional Learning Events

See this CALENDAR of EVENTS for dates, topics, and type of professional learning for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

To learn about and register for upcoming offerings, select dates and event titles below:

For sessions related to behavior-specific topic areas, please see the PBIS page

Additional registration links for other offerings will be posted soon.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Trainings

During Fall 2014, we offered 7 face-to-face, full-day MTSS Overview training sessions throughout Colorado. This one-day workshop facilitated by representatives from the Office of Learning Supports included awareness and skill-building activities. You can download various materials from the training, 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 Guidance Articles 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 webinars are an additional layer of support. These online sessions provide a deeper focus on topics, tools, and concepts from the face-to-face trainings.

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


Online Classes

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).

Instructor: Kim Watchorn 

Learn about and register for the August 3-23, 2015 MTSS 101 online course.

Please see this sample syllabus for information about the course.


Online Instructor: Jessica Daily

Registration: Please see additional course information on the PBIS web page in the near future for registration for 2015-2016.


A. Family, School, and Community Partnering High Impact Strategies: Communicating and Designing Homework "Two-Way" [2016 dates: 1/18-2/1 and 3/14-3/28]

B. Multi-Tiered Family, School, and Community Partnering [2016 dates: 2/1-3/14 and 3/28-5/9]

C. Family-School Partnersing at the Secondary Level [2016 dates: 2/1-3/14 and 3/28-5/9]

For sample syllabi for these courses and for 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.

Note: Please visit the MTSS Components page for additional tools related to the six Components;
these include downloadable Practice Profiles and definition and/or descriptions documents.

Contact: 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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