Branching Minds MTSS Summit -- December 8th, 2021

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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 maximize educators’ efforts to accelerate learning for all students.

Deepening Practice with Data 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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District Coordinator Data Workshop

This session can happen at any point during the year

For districts that have “coordinator” level educators, we offer a special webinar to show how BRM can increase the impact of their role as an “influencer.”

Session 1 
90 Minutes

  • The critical nature of their role

  • Identifying support structures for school-level staff

  • BRM reporting that directs the differentiated support needed for each school

  • Creating keys for success

  • Communicating with school leadership

Instructional Leaders Data Workshop 

After next universal screening period

School leaders have so many tasks to manage. Keeping RTI/MTSS at the forefront can be challenging, even when knowing how it improves overall school performance. To keep RTI/MTSS a priority for school and district leaders, BRM provides ongoing support through follow-up coaching. This helps the practice of using BRM as a data engine for evaluation and decision-making to become part of the operating system for leaders.

Key times for conducting sessions are mid-year or end of year, after assessment windows close. In these sessions, instructional leaders use all of the data tools in BRM to review the “wellness” of the school/district’s systems and practices toward ensuring success for all students. These sessions are highly customizable and can be done virtually or in-person.

3-Hour Session

  • Using data to examine grade and subject level trends

  • Examine tier distribution and movement

  • Analyze systems supporting teachers and students

  • Develop goals and growth plans for year 2

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Support Team Data Workshop 

8 weeks after launch, and after “next” screening period

Data Workshop #1

3-Hour Session

Evaluate the progress of the implementation, refine the processes and protocols, and deepen the work.

 

Evaluating implementation progress

  • Examine existing plans for quality in each element

  • Evaluate tier distribution

  • Continue customization of the library

Refine process and protocols

  • Examine effectiveness of support team meetings

  • Use BRM tools to monitor fidelity of plan delivery

  • Develop support plans for teachers in need

Data Workshop #2

3-Hour Session

Evaluate the impact of intervention plans in light of new universal screener data and continue looking at system needs.

Evaluating implementation progress

  • Develop support plans for teachers in need

  • Evaluate tier distribution shifts

  • Analyze grade/department-level trends

Refine process and protocols

  • Examine all support structures for effectiveness

  • Identify and communicate growth in practices

  • Identify changes needed for following year

Professional Learning Community Membership (PLC)

One session each quarter of school year

Branching Minds offers a moderated PLC for school-level leaders. Each seasonal cohort (Fall, Winter, Spring) covers three topics, meeting every three weeks, and provides:

  • A model of effective PLC concepts

  • Interaction and collaboration with peers from other schools and districts

  • Clarification of the BRM platform tools and practice

  • A safe environment to discuss progress toward a fully operational RTI/MTSS protocol

 

Utilizing BrM as a Key Data Source
60 min

  • Workflow supports (create one document compiled from multiple resources)

  • Data picture

  • Best practices for implementation

Creating RTI/MTSS Action Plans
60 min

  • Identify workflow issues

  • Criteria to support and prioritize issues in an RTI/MTSS action plan

  • Review of best practices in student support meetings

Monitoring Progress
60 min

  • Review individual or group student support meetings

  • Report on implementation and RTI/MTSS Action Plan

  • Reflect on the impact on your personal/leadership workflow


Additional Professional Learning Opportunities

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.

Learn more.

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


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