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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 - Remote Workshops

Branching Minds provides remote professional learning sessions, through workshops and coaching sessions, ranging from 60 minutes to full-day or multi-day workshops, with a maximum of 20 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 Leadership 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. Each session is dedicated to provide professional learning time specifically for administrators and can be customized to meet district needs.

Session 1
60 min

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

Session 2
60 min

Identifying metrics of success and creating a timeline for measuring success Planning for professional learning and ongoing teacher support Customizing BRM resources for staff

Session 3
60 min

Managing the platform, understanding analytics features, and ensuring fidelity of use Reviewing the actions required for administrator 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

What is Branching Minds?
90 min + 30 min homework

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?
60 min + 60 min homework

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?
60 min + 60 min homework

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.

Session 1 
2 hours

  • Brief overview of RTI/MTSS keys for success

  • BRM demonstration

  • Engage and explore

    • 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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