Site Index | CDE Offices | Staff Directory


* * CDE will be closed on Monday, May 28 for the Memorial Day holiday. * *

Information on PBIS within an MTSS Framework Trainings

1. 2018-19 PBIS within an MTSS Framework Training Series

What is it?

The Office of Learning Supports at the Colorado Department of Education is pleased to announce a year-long training series for District-level Coaches and their accompanying school-based leadership teams. Using a new training model, our goal is to continue scaling up and rejuvenating Colorado PBIS!  

Who is it for?

District-level Coaches and their accompanying school-based leadership teams. A District-level Coach is someone who has dedicated FTE to coaching schools with the implementation and sustainability of universal/schoolwide social/emotional/behavioral efforts. This person may or may not be based within a school. A school-based leadership team is a team whose mission it is to prioritize, develop, and implement evidence-based practices to improve the school culture and climate. 

When is it? 

2018-19 School Year

District-level Coaches will:

  • Receive ongoing technical assistance and support from the CDE Office of Learning Supports staff through:
    • 5 face-to-face contact points, such as workshops, site visits, and regional coaching meetings
    • Ongoing correspondence and communication
  • Network with other district-level coaches across the state
  • Enhance skills in the area of technical assistance and coaching
  • Have access to training materials and resources
  • Identify a few number of school teams to receive 4 days of training throughout the year

School-based Leadership Teams will:

  • Receive 4 high-quality days of training of PBIS within an MTSS Framework, including Tier 1 and problem solving across the tiers. 
  • Have ongoing support from their coach 

Readiness Documents and Materials

Click here for the recorded webinar

To participate in the Training Series, please complete the Commitment Survey here by June 1. Do not complete the Commitment Survey unless you have listened to the recorded webinar. We will contact coaches after June 1 and make final decisions by June 18th. 

What have attendees said about our 2017/18 Training Series?

"The school-level PBIS training sessions provided strategic insights, excellent networking, and effective team-building times throughout the year. I now feel better equipped to coach teachers and administrators in system-wide implementation."

Matt Hughes, Implementation Coach, Thompson School District

"[The series] allowed us to get all staff members on the same page as we have brand new staff and people that have been here for many years. We were able to identify what is already in place and what needs to be done this next year as we move forward. The surveys allowed us to see what our staff’s highest priorities that are not currently in place, giving us the road map for our...Action Plan. We would highly recommend this training to other schools no matter where you are in your PBIS journey. Jason and Lynne can provide the support and information you need. The chance to collaborate with other schools and share ideas was also very beneficial and a rare opportunity!"

Valerie Zell, Intervention Coordinator, Poudre School District

"Through this year of training, we have seen positive outcomes and know that full implementation will bring a shift in mindset to our school.  PBIS within MTSS is providing us the framework to focus on positive behaviors while managing the unwanted behaviors.  It also gives us the platform to set clear expectations for students and staff.  Using data, we will monitor our implementation process and be able to ensure we are implementing with fidelity."

Elizabeth Riggleman, Counselor, Wray High School 

"The PBIS within an MTSS Framework yearlong training was an opportunity for schools to systematically establish or reinvigorate the essential elements of PBIS. District coaches were given the tools to support their schools with separate days to prepare beforehand and schools were given ample time to work in their teams to dig into their data and plan accordingly. For any school that is looking to strengthen or launch PBIS, and dedicated to committing to team-driven shared leadership-this series is well worth the time."

Camille Rossi, MTSS Community Partner, Aurora Public Schools

2. Two Day Tier 2 Institute

Register here! Registration closes June 14th. Space is limited!


June 27-28th in Montrose County School District. 930 Colorado Avenue; Montrose, CO 81402 

The goal of this Institute is to provide an overview of Tier 2 outcomes, data, systems, and practices as well as provide a more in depth view of the critical features of Check-in/Check- Out, a targeted intervention. Attendees will learn the structures and supports needed to implement efficient and effective Tier 2 interventions within a layered continuum supports and leave with products ready to implement in the Fall. 

Content to be covered: Day 1

  • MTSS Framework and components as they relate Tier 2 systems
  • Brief overview of Evidence Based Practices at Tier 1
  • Introduction to the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) used to measure effective system implementation at Tier 1, 2, and 3
  • Systems and structures needed for matching interventions to student needs
  • Behavior Theory, Function-based thinking and the problem solving process as they relate to individual student decision making.
  • Data commonly gathered and used for Tier 2 decision-making, goal setting, and outcome development

Day 2:

  • Examples of evidence-based practices used at Tier 2
  • Activities designed to guide school teams through what’s needed for Tier 2 and ensuring contextual fit
  • Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) as a Tier 2 Intervention
  • Team time to develop systems for selection, implementation, and evaluation of CICO
  • Team time to develop intervention materials for CICO implementation
  • Action planning for implementation timeframes
  • Networking and discussion with fellow attendees

Previous Trainings and Content

CICO Tier 2 (April 20, 2018)
PBIS within an MTSS Framework Training: A Tier 1 Systems-Level Training (Oct 19 & 20, 2017)

PBIS within MTSS Universal/Tier 1 Trainings, 2017-18:

Tier 2 Training on June 29, 2017:


Quick Links


Contact Us

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
Contact CDE

CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

Educator Licensing 

WCC Access