FIRST Education
MTSS Center

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OUR STORY

For the past two decades, the Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) framework has provided districts across the United States a clear process that supports ALL learners in a classroom setting. Implementation of MTSS is one of the single most effective systemic instructional moves. The essential pieces comprising an MTSS system include involving all stakeholders in the process, continuous assessment, high quality universal instruction, and multi-tiered supports. The MTSS Center was formed because of you - educators who care about each and every learner, their achievement and their growth.

A partnership with the MTSS Center will provide your learning community with professional development to solidify the belief that all students have the ability to achieve at high levels. Through a collaboration with your school or district, we will provide services tailored to meet the unique needs of your learners, educators and administrative team.
 

MISSION

The FIRST Education MTSS Center’s Mission is to ensure ALL students receive access to high quality instruction regardless of their abilities and/or disabilities and to develop and strengthen pedagogical practices within a multi-tiered system of support that provides students access to an appropriate level of challenge in order to realize their full potential.

VISION

Our Vision at The MTSS Center is to recognize every learner’s path is not the same. Acknowledging diverse learner needs exist in classrooms, compels us to provide support to schools and districts in order to implement a process for achieving higher levels of academic success for all students. When high impact instructional strategies, intentional data collection and aligned assessment interact within a multi-level system, the potential for achievement is ignited.

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Our Services

Instructional Systems Study

Big Picture...Small Steps

Our highly experienced consultants will examine the current instructional practices in your learning community and develop an action plan for continued growth and achievement. The core services provided during this phase of the systems study are learning walks, data collection and analysis & collaborative team interviews. Your district/building will then receive recommendations based on our “pathway approach” that will be incorporated into a Multi-Tier Systems of Support Plan co constructed with district stakeholders.

MTSS Toolkit Series: Response to Intervention & Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Providing high quality education to all students can best be done through a systematic approach to instruction. MTSS is a framework that supports strong universal instruction, small group learning, intense interventions and data-informed progress monitoring. Come join me to explore this multi-tiered system of support that uses best practices in instruction to promote academic growth and student achievement.

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Building the Framework: The RTI & MTSS Process

  • The History of RTI and MTSS

  • Multi-Tiered System of Support

  • Assessment, Instruction, Data & Collaboration

Tier 1 Universal Instruction & Intervention

  • Characteristics of support within Tier 1

  • Data collection in a Tier 1 setting

  • Assessment in a Tier 1 setting

  • Collaborative practices in a Tier 1 setting

Tier 2 Small Group Instruction & Intervention

  • Characteristics of support within Tier 2

  • Data collection & progress monitoring in a Tier 2 setting

  • Assessment in a Tier 2 setting

  • Collaborative practices in a Tier 2 setting

Tier 3 Intensive Instruction & Intervention

  • Characteristics of support within Tier 3

  • Data collection & progress monitoring in a Tier 3 setting

  • Assessment in a Tier 3 setting

  • Collaborative practices in a Tier 3 setting

Implementing the Framework: RTI & MTSS in Action

  • Putting it all together - what are the first steps in ensuring high quality instruction, varied assessment, data collection and collaboration occur?

Our Team

Amanda Ironside

Amanda Ironside,
Director

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Shelly Daun

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Garth Larson

Danica Lewis

Danica Lewis

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