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⛰️ 2024 VIRTUAL MTSS SUMMIT | Get notified when registration opens >>

    A day focused on harnessing the power of
    MTSS and setting intentions for the New Year

    About the event

    This event is a powerful professional development opportunity for superintendents, district, and school leaders who truly believe that “all means all” and are working to meet the needs of every student, holistically, and equitably. 

    This is a one-day virtual event full of workshops, networking, discussions, and keynotes from some of the field’s most inspiring leaders and researchers.

    Through dynamic, engaging sessions, district leaders and thought partners will share their experiences and best practices to help strengthen your implementation within your specific context.

    This event is free because...

    The Greek philosopher Aristotle said, “The essence of life is to serve others and do good.” The team at Branching Minds shows up every day to support educators, so you all can do your best work supporting all students' social-emotional and academic needs. No time is that need more acutely felt than during the holidays...during a pandemic. That's why the team at Branching Minds has chosen to dedicate our MTSS Summit to Project Night Night — a charity that "donates over 30,000 Night Night Packages each year to homeless children 12 and under who need our childhood essentials to have a concrete and predictable source of security and an increased exposure to high-quality literacy materials during their time of upheaval." We hope that you will join us in making a donation to this organization to provide comfort to more than 1 in 30 children who will experience the trauma of homelessness this year. Wishing the best to you and your family this holiday season!

    Warm regards,


    Keynote Speakers

    George Batsch, Ph.D.

    George M. Batsche, Ph.D.

    Professor and Co-Director of the Institute for School Reform at the University of South Florida

    Amanda VanDerHeyden. Ph.D.

    Amanda VanDerHeyden, Ph.D.

    Author and speaker
    Founder of Spring Math

    Mark R. Shinn, Ph.D.

    Mark R. Shinn, Ph.D.

    Professor of School Psychology and Program Coordinator at National Louis University

    Learn more about the speakers line up

    Our premier event for education leaders advancing effective MTSS implementation to ensure growth, success, and equity for all learners.

    Who Should Attend

    • Administrators/Leadership

    • Coaches

    • Educators/Special Educators

    • School Psychologists

    • School Social Workers

    • Behavior Specialists

    • Interventionists

    • MTSS Leadership/Implementation Teams

    Participants will... 

    • Learn new best practices within data-driven decision making, achieving equity and addressing disproportionality and SEL & behavioral health.

    • Glean insights and inspirations from three of the top academic experts within the MTSS field, as well as district leaders who have achieved success within both primary and secondary settings.

      Be able to connect with other educators equally passionate about this work to support all students holistically.

    When "All Means All"

    The Experience

    We recognize that our attendees range from teachers to principals and district leaders, from folks just starting to think about MTSS to those implementing robustly. We also know that teams want to learn how to use data to inform their decision-making better; they’re more interested than ever in achieving equity and addressing disproportionality; and they recognize the need for social-emotional learning for both kids and adults alike.  

    To help you navigate our four sessions and twelve workshops, we’ve created three clear learning pathways that we hope will make selecting workshops a bit easier.

    • Data-Driven Decision-Making

    • Achieving Equity and Addressing Disproportionality 

    • SEL and Behavioral Health

    Summit Tracks
    Summit agenda

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    300 x 300 elements for the summit