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Thinking Forward with Equity-Based MTSS: Supporting All Students in a Changing World
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Dr. Dawn Miller, Associate Director of Technical Assistance, SWIFT Education Center; and Dr. Christine Russell, MTSS Coordinator and Psychologist, Oxford Community Schools, MI
Sponsored by Illuminate Education
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Educators are making district-wide pivots to meet the changing needs of students in light of COVID-19—from preventing learning loss to aligning supports around emotional stress and trauma. The prospect of successfully meeting a greater volume of student needs while accelerating learning can feel overwhelming. We recommend leaning into an equity-based MTSS framework as a way to bring clarity to an uncertain landscape.
Watch this edWebinar to help your team build on your high-impact, data-driven practices and retarget existing MTSS processes to meet the academic and social-emotional behavior (SEB) needs of each unique learner in light of COVID-19.
In this edWebinar, viewers will:
- Learn how the concepts of equity-based MTSS can provide structure and clarity to all educators as they work to support students in a post-COVID world
- Unpack how to utilize and retarget your current data practices to understand and meet the new academic and SEB needs of students
- Explore how to apply your team’s past experiences around MTSS—especially around what has and hasn’t worked—in order to leverage strengths and avoid pitfalls in the fall
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to preK through high school teachers, school and district leaders, MTSS coordinators, instructional coaches, data coaches, school psychologists, and school counselors.
About the Presenters
Dr. Dawn Miller serves as Associate Director of Technical Assistance at SWIFT Education Center. She provides professional development and consultation to districts across the nation around continuous improvement and tiered systems of support for all students. Prior to joining the SWIFT team, Dr. Miller was part of a team-leading effort for an integrated academic and behavior approach to MTSS in a first-ring suburb of Kansas City. She also served as a project director for statewide implementation of the problem-solving process and developing the Kansas Multi-Tiered System of Support.
Dr. Christine Russell is the MTSS Coordinator and General Education Psychologist at Oxford Community Schools, and she has spent her career providing technical assistance and evaluation supports to schools, districts, and regional education agencies implementing Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). Dr. Russell spent 10 years on staff with the Michigan Department of Education’s model for MTSS, Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI). Prior to her work with this grant, she served on faculty at Western Michigan University in the Special Education department and spent four years as a school psychologist supporting schools with their special education and data-based problem-solving systems. In her current role, she supports the district in further developing their MTSS system, practices, and program evaluation. She holds a Doctor of Education degree from Western Michigan University in the area of Special Education and Literacy Studies.
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