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Developing Pathways for Academics - Year 1

This training, intended for a leadership team, is designed to utilize the NDMTSS Essential Components to solve problems at the school, classroom, and student level.  Emphasis will be given to translating current educational research into practice to help schools maximize resources and outcomes for all students, including those with disabilities.  Examples of data systems for universal screening and progress monitoring will be identified, as well as specific interventions and curricula to address problems at a systems level. 

Evaluating Your System - Year 2

This training, intended for the school leadership team, will focus on innovation of the NDMTSS model with an emphasis on data collection and disaggregation, data-driven decision making, problem-solving for student, classroom, and systems level.

Monitoring practices will be developed to determine if the system is having a positive impact on student learning with a strong focus on fidelity and outcome data.  Opportunities for collaboration and to observe MMTSS in action with the cohort will be organized.

Advanced Applications of Data-Based Decision Making - Year 3

Pre-requisite: MUST have completed Developing Pathways for Academics & Evaluating Your System

The facilitated training days with Wayne Callender and NDMTSS Coaches will assist teams as they look closely at their most current benchmark data to determine the overall effectiveness of their MTSS process. Teams will come away with an enhanced understanding of how to use their data to guide and strengthen their MTSS process to ensure all students succeed.

Foundations of Reading Instruction & Intervention

This three-part learning series is designed to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address a variety of students’ needs in reading.  

InstructionEducators will dive deep into the 5 big ideas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary) and learn how to explicitly teach those skills. 

Assessment:  Provides a deeper understanding of the different purposes of assessment, tools that assess the big ideas of reading, and how to use assessment data to guide an instructional response.

Intervention:  Provides educators with numerous strategies and resources to match the continuum of students’ needs for class-wide, small group and/or individual reading intervention.

Building Your System

This training, intended for school or district leadership teams, will assist schools in determining their desired state of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs while monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction and/or goals. The training will empower teams to build an action plan to determine the resources and supports necessary to ensure every student is provided the opportunity to succeed.

Intensifying Instruction

For Classroom Teachers and Instructional Coaches who understand the need to match instruction to student need and are willing to revise their instructional approach to ensure that it happens.

This training will provide educators with evidence-based instructional designs to accelerate students’ rate of learning. These can be applied at the universal (Tier 1), strategic (Tier 2), and intensive (Tier 3) levels of instruction. 


Barrier Busting: Implementation Structured Support Day

One of the greatest barriers with NDMTSS implementation is time for leadership team problem solving and action planning. The purpose of this session is to provide leadership teams the time to:

  • Revisit the work schools have been engaging in,
  • Assess current reality and identify obstacles for improvement, and
  • Receive assistance with next steps from consultants and other schools.

Supporting Secondary Struggling Readers

Audience: 6-12 classroom teachers, ELA teachers, interventionists, special education teachers, literacy coaches, at-risk leaders, and administrators interested in "digging deeper" into the instructional needs of secondary struggling readers.

This two-part learning series is designed to provide secondary educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to respond to student reading needs by matching to appropriate instructional strategies at the secondary level.

Series Focus includes

  • Curriculum - What we teach
  • Instruction - How we teach
  • Assessment - Data needed to guide the process

Course is aligned to the Science of Reading and is a companion series to the Foundations of Reading (K-5 audience).

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