Branching Minds (BRM) offers a variety of professional learning opportunities for states, districts, and schools to ensure instructional leaders, specialists, coaches, and teachers are able to implement RTI/MTSS and the BRM platform with fidelity and maximizes educators’ efforts to accelerate learning for all students.

    RTI/MTSS Launch Series Workshops

    Branching Minds provides professional learning sessions, through workshops and coaching sessions, ranging from 60 minutes to full-day or multi-day workshops, with a maximum of 25 participants per session. As every school and district has its individual strengths and needs, BRM can differentiate our support and develop a customized Professional Learning Support Plan.

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    Instructional Leaders Launch

     

    At start of implementation

    The success of RTI/MTSS and implementation of BRM depends on the leadership of district and school-level administrators. Branching Minds provides sessions that prepare instructional leaders to support their staff on the pedagogical shifts and technical skills necessary to implement BRM and RTI/MTSS with fidelity. Districts that emphasize the value of this session tend to build the greatest capacity to sustain the work. This session is dedicated to provide professional learning time specifically for administrators and can be customized to meet district needs.

    3 Hours

     

    • Determining current practice; school-level reflection using the BRM implementation rubric and school and district Roots Reports

    • Instructional Leadership Dive into the BRM Platform

    • Customizing BRM resources for staff

    • Managing the platform, understanding analytics features, and ensuring fidelity of use

    • Reviewing the actions required for administrator support

    • Demonstration of BRM platform (if needed)

    • Defining the indispensable role of the principal

    • Identifying metrics of success and creating a timeline for measuring success

    • Planning for professional learning and ongoing teacher support

    Support Team Launch

     

    At start of implementation

    The fidelity of an RTI/MTSS implementation often rests on the shoulders of a school’s RTI/MTSS team. This core group of stakeholders must conduct and coordinate the various daily practices that ensure students’ needs have been identified, plans created, progress monitored, supports documented, families communicated with, and reporting needs met. When adopting a new RTI/MTSS platform, workflows, practices and, sometimes, expectations must change. These sessions prepare RTI/MTSS teams to use BRM as a driver to streamline and improve fidelity of a collaborative RTI/ MTSS best practice from soup to nuts.

    Remote sessions may be conducted in two 3 hour sessions.

    6 Hours

    What is Branching Minds?

    • Determining current practice; school-level reflection using the BRM implementation rubric and school and district Roots Reports

    • Demonstration of BRM platform (if needed)

    • Defining the indispensable role of the principal

    How do we get started?

    • Identifying metrics of success and creating a timeline for measuring success

    • Planning for professional learning and ongoing teacher support

    • Customizing BRM resources for staff

    Where does Branching Minds fit in?

    • Managing the platform, understanding analytics features, and ensuring fidelity of use

    • Reviewing the actions required for administrator support

    Teacher Orientation Workshop

    After launch workshops

    Once instructional leaders and intervention teams have established comfort and confidence in navigating new systems and the BRM platform, it is important to help classroom teachers understand how to collaborate, communicate, and proactively support students at whatever level of support they require. This session is designed to assist school leaders introducing BRM to teachers. Teachers will see how they can easily identify and document tier 1 supports, tier 2 small group work, tier 3 individual student plans, any enrichment plans, as well as easily log any meetings or generate any family communications or forms that are part of the RTI/MTSS student support practice.

    2 Hours - Remote unless multiple sessions are scheduled daily

    • Brief overview of RTI/MTSS keys for success

    • BRM demonstration

    • Engage and explore

      • Insight Survey

      • Support Library

      • Planning and Documenting

    • Teachers Develop Professional Goals

    Asynchronous Teacher Orientation

    Branching Minds understands the busy schedule our teachers have and wants to support them on their learning journey. As an alternative to synchronous instruction for teachers, Branching Minds offers an asynchronous pre-built course that districts may upload to their LMS. This interactive course allows teachers to engage in all that Branching Minds has to offer while not interrupting the school day!

    ~4 Hours of independent work time

    *Requires the district to have an LMS.

    • Overview of RTI/MTSS keys for success

    • The Basics of the Branching Minds Platform

    • Engage and explore

      • Building a support plan

      • Insight Survey

      • Support Library

      • Planning and Documenting

      • Teachers Develop Professional Goals

    Other Professional Learning Series

    At Branching Minds, we also offer Infrastructure Coaching Packages. Our Coaching Series helps school and district leaders to streamline and improve their RTI/MTSS practice at the system-level, helping them to achieve consistent high-fidelity practice, build capacity for educators, and deliver positive outcomes
    for all students.

    Contact us to learn how Branching Minds can support your district's RTI/MTSS practice


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