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


As events are announced, registration links for other offerings will be posted here.

Please see the PBIS page for offerings related to supports for behavior, and for online courses related to Family, School, and Community Partnering, see the FSCP page.

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.


These structured learning opportunities were coordinated by facilitators and include tutorial elements with some options for clarification embedded.


  • MTSS in Preschool (overview/101): Teleconference held September 2015
  • MTSS Tools and Implementation Webinar Series

FSCP Online Classes

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 Partnering 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

The CDE MTSS Resources page contains several tools and videos related to MTSS, including videos and video guides. The CDE MTSS Components page for definitions, descriptions, and Practice Profiles for the six MTSS Components.

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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