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2023

 

COMTSS Learner-Centered Leadership 3-Part Series (Virtual)

Who should attend: Open to the public with up to 10 Education Credits Available + Leadership Certificate. This series is designed for leaders at all levels, including state education agencies (SEAs), districts, and schools as well as those in instructional coaching roles. 

Series Description: Implementing MTSS and shifting to learner-centered experiences requires changes in leadership and a strategic focus on the enabling conditions to improve whole-learner outcomes. These include coherence, culture, and connectedness and this three-part series will provide participants with learning experiences and action planning templates to take impactful action in their communities for the benefit of all learners.

Session 3: (April 28; 12:30-2pm MST): Connectedness

  • Digital ecosystems and Use of time & space
  • Family & Community Partnerships & Commitments to sustain the reflection and action plan

Objectives for Session 3: Connectedness

  • Connect Multi-Tiered System of Supports with Lerner-Centered Leadership
  • Define learner-centered systems
  • Articulate the enabling conditions for learner-centered systems
  • Generate action plans to create the enabling conditions for learner-centered systems
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of their action plans based on evidence and feedback from learners

Learner Centered Leadership Series Part 3

  • Learner Centered Leadership Series Part 3 - Processing Guide
  • Learner Centered Leadership Series Part 3 - Padlet

 

Session 2: (March 17; 12:30-2pm MST): Culture

  • Relational Trust (including self-assessment survey)
  • Revising Action Plans: What changes can you make over the next 30 days in culture to impact outcomes in your environment? What evidence will you collect?

Objectives for Session 2: Culture

  • Make connections with MTSS, Learner-Centered Leadership, and Learner-Centered Systems
  • Understand elements of enabling conditions for culture
  • Create action plans for the next 30 days

Learner Centered Leadership Series Part 2

  • Learner Centered Leadership Series Part 2 - Processing Guide
  • Learner Centered Leadership Series Part 2 - Padlet

 

Session 1: (February 17; 12:30-2pm MST): Coherence

  • Connections with Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), learner-centered leadership & learner-centered systems
  • Action Planning: How might you improve coherence in your environment in the next 30 days? What evidence will you collect?

Objectives for Session 1: Coherence

  • Connections with MTSS, learner-centered leadership & learner-centered systems
  • Frameworks for the Future & Holistic Learner Outcomes
  • Learner Profiles
  • Learning Models
  • Resource Allocation
  • Enabling Policies
  • Action Planning: How might you improve coherence in your environment in the next 30 days? What evidence will you collect?

Learner Centered Leadership Series Part 1

  • Learner Centered Leadership Series Part 1 - Processing Guide
  • Learner Centered Leadership Series Part 1 - Padlet

 


Creating Safe Learning Environments for ALL Students Within Colorado Multi-Tiered System of Supports - Four-Part Series (VIRTUAL)

The Office of Learning Supports is providing a virtual Training Series designed to support the creation of systems and structures necessary to build positive learning environments at Tier 1 within the Colorado Multi-Tiered System of Supports. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports will act as the foundation and catalyst for transforming social culture. Additionally, we will explore how to integrate bullying prevention and other social emotional curriculum into one cohesive system, considerations to promote buy-in and support, and the use of implementation science to ensure a successful launch.

Although there are no requirements, it is encouraged that school level teams attend including an administrator, a team lead, representation from general and special education, family liaison, and someone with expertise in behavior. There is an expectation that attendees will need the capacity and skill to convey information gained from the learning opportunities to implementation team members to encourage application and effective implementation. Those in district level support positions are also encouraged to attend.

Part 1 of the Series was held on October 6th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The focus of Part 1 was on the importance of implementation teams leading these efforts, installing schoolwide expectations, and creating rules and routines both within instructional settings and in other common areas of the school. You can view the recording of Part 1 in our newly created a “course”. We split the recording into content sections to make it easier to find information you may be looking for to share with others.  In the future we will add other resources as well. Here is the direct link: https://comtss.learnworlds.com/course/safe-learning-environments. You will be asked to create an account if this is your first time on Learnworlds. 

Part 2 of the Series was held on December 1st from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The focus of Part 2 was on teaching social, emotional and behavioral expectations, creating opportunities for voice and choice for those in the learning community, and creating an acknowledgment system. Culturally responsive practices was interwoven throughout the training. You can access the recording here: https://comtss.learnworlds.com/course/safe-learning-environments. You will be asked to create an account if this is your first time on Learnworlds.  All future recordings for this series will be uploaded to the same link.   

Part 3 of the Series was held on February 2nd. Topics that were covered during this 8:30-12:30 session included active supervision and Creating comprehensive discipline systems that prioritize positive, proactive, and instructional approaches. You can access the recording here: https://comtss.learnworlds.com/course/safe-learning-environments. You will be asked to create an account if this is your first time on Learnworlds. 

Part 4, the last in this series, was held May 4, 2023 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  The focus of this final webinar will include using outcome and implementation data to inform decisions, considerations when integrating other social emotional learning initiatives within the PBIS Framework, strategies to encourage buy-in and motivation, and getting ready to launch in the Fall. The recording will be coming soon. You will be able to view at the same link as above.

2022

April 2022

April 13, 2022 from 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Kevin Schaefer, Director of Equity and Inclusive Practices for the Supporting Inclusive Practices (SIP) Project, gave a presentation connecting UDL with classroom-level instructional lesson planning (including students with disabilities), site implementation support, and system-wide improvement/alignment.

Padlet link
Link to recording (passcode below)
Passcode: OLSUDL2022!

March 2022

March 2, 2022 from 1 - 2:30 p.m.
Luis Murillo, Assistant Superintendent for Alamosa School District RE-11J, joined the Office of Learning Supports to present on Equity, Increasing District/School/Student Outcomes Using COMTSS & Family Engagement Efforts. 

Link to presentation (Google Slides)
Link to recording (passcode below)
Passcode: 5tzIxDn* 

February 2022

January 2022

January 12, 2022 from 3 - 5 p.m.
CDE offered a three-part series on creating a positive school climate, including how to attend to the needs of the whole child, create a safe and supportive environment, implement data-based decision making and apply an equity lens. This was the last of three sessions. 

For more information and session descriptions, please see the school climate training series flyer.

2021

December 2021

December 1: 3 - 5 p.m.
CDE offered a three-part series on creating a positive school climate, including how to attend to the needs of the whole child, create a safe and supportive environment, implement data-based decision making and apply an equity lens. This was the second of three sessions. 

For more information and session descriptions, please see the school climate training series flyer.

October 2021

October 20: 3 - 5 p.m.
CDE offered a three-part series on creating a positive school climate, including how to attend to the needs of the whole child, create a safe and supportive environment, implement data-based decision making and apply an equity lens. This was the first of the three sessions. 

For more information and session descriptions, please see the school climate training series flyer.

September 2021

September 23: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Reimagining Education: Strengthening Universal Supports for All Symposium
Link to materials padlet

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

  • June 11: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

PEAK Parent Center Presentation - all welcome! 

  • June 25: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Speaker Series with Devin Vodicka - COMTSS Scale up and Sustainability:
Utilizing Strategies for Transformational Change

May 2021

May 14: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Speaker Series with Kent McIntosh
COMTSS: Leveraging Existing Systems to Help Pave the Way to Recovery
Link to materials Padlet

April 2021

April 30: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Speaker Series with Tim Lewis
Part III of a three-part series: Response to Intervention within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Building a District-wide Tier
Link to materials Padlet

March 2021

February 2021

February 19: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Speaker Series with Tim Lewis
Part II of a three-part series: RrI within an MTSS Framework
Link to materials Padlet

January 2021

January 8: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Speaker Series: Devin Vodicka
Learner-Centered Leadership
Link to materials Padlet
 

2020

December 2020

December 11: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Speaker Series: Eric Monroe
Transformative Social Emotional Learning with Eric Monroe
Link to materials Padlet

November 2020

November 6: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Speaker Series: Kevin Schaefer
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Link to materials Padlet

October 2020

October 2: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Speaker Series with Tim Lewis:
Part I of a three-part series: Response to Intervention (RtI) within an MTSS Framework
Link to materials Padlet

September 2020

September 23: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Webinar: What’s so special about special education?
Link to materials Padlet

August 2020

August 3
Colorado Multi-Tiered System of Supports Virtual Summit 2020 
Link to materials Padlet

 

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Online Academy


The COMTSS Online Academy provides participants with on-demand training across multiple topics related to COMTSS in Colorado. The courses are free and available lessons in the Online Academy cover topics that include:

  • COMTSS 101
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Team-Driven Shared Leadership
  • Comprehensive Screening and Assessment
  • Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Family, School, and Community Partnerships
  • Layered Continuum of Supports
  • Evidence-Based Practices

  • Implementation Science
  • Response to Intervention
  • School Climate
  • Social-Emotional Wellness
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Systems Coaching
  • Universal Design for Learning

 

Each module includes a video around 10 minutes long, a quiz, a processing guide, and additional links to outside resources as needed. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for all the modules offered.

Follow the steps below to register: 

1. Visit comtss.learnworlds.com

2. Click the "Sign In" button:
 

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3. Register for an account: 
 

LearnWorlds registration screenshot 2

 

4. Create account

 

You will receive email confirmation that your account has been created. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam folder. 

 

Register at LearnWorlds to take courses and earn CEUs. 


If you need assistance navigating LearnWorlds, please email comtss@cde.state.co.us

 

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