In a healthy RTI/MTSS practice, a data-driven approach is not only important for guiding decisions for individual student needs, but it’s also critical for evaluating the quality and effectiveness of the practice at the school and district level.
Join Dr. Eva Dundas, Chief Learning Officer of Branching Minds, and Trent Benjamin, Director of Elementary Teaching and Learning at North Platte Public Schools, to discuss best practices in leveraging data to monitor the health of your RTI/MTSS practice. Click here for more details.
Q&A/fireside chat with Dr. George M. Batsche about lessons learned from a career supporting school reform through RTI/MTSS
Join us live to hear from RTI/MTSS expert, and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dr. George M. Batsche. The majority of Dr. Batsche’s work has focused on systems of implementing academic and behavior interventions for at-risk students, and he has played a key role in advising the Branching Minds team in the development of our platform.
We’ll hear insights and lessons learned from his career supporting school reform through RTI/MTSS, trends, and shifts he is seeing in RTI/MTSS, and how covid has or hasn’t affected those. You will be able to engage with him by asking questions about all aspects of RTI/MTSS, such as:
Managing the mindset change from just a referral process for SpEd to a multi-tiered system of support for all students
Supporting a healthy problem-solving practice to facilitate the implementation of MTSS
The role of leadership within RTI/MTSS
Webinar - Successful Progress Monitoring in an RTI/ MTSS for More Efficient, Effective, and Equitable Work
Join Dr. Eva Dundas, Chief Learning Officer, of Branching Minds and Heather Haugse, Ed.S., NCSP, Global Product Advocate for aimswebPlus at Pearson to discuss the critical role progress monitoring plays in an MTSS/RTI practice. In this webinar, we’ll cover best practices in administering and evaluating growth using progress monitoring assessments and how that practice is facilitated on aimswebPlus. We’ll also spotlight how the partnership between aimswebPlus and Branching Minds has enabled our district partners to develop a streamlined MTSS practice that is efficient, effective, and equitable.
On-Demand Webinar - Improving the Equity in Personalized Learning through a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Approach
While Personalized learning can be a powerful tool for educators seeking to provide equitable outcomes for students, It has been proven much less successful when not delivered within a data-driven, Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework.
We are hosting a webinar during which we will present data from 300K students showing that there are large inequities in the implementation of PL, however, when delivered within a data-driven, Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework, PL can be delivered equitably and significantly reduce the racial achievement gap.
The impact of COVID-19 on the social-emotional learning (SEL) of our kids is undeniable. Supporting SEL in this context is more essential than ever before - for both students and teachers - as they transition back to school this fall.
Branching Minds is partnering with Sanford Harmony, the developers of a free, evidence-based SEL program, to co-host a webinar on understanding and supporting students’ social-emotional needs within an RTI/MTSS model.
In this webinar, we will:
Explain what social-emotional learning is, and how to integrate it in an MTSS framework
Demonstrate how to collect SEL data about your students
Give examples on how to find and effectively implement SEL interventions
Evanston / Skokie Community Consolidated School District 65’s MTSS journey,
Their challenges, needs, and how Branching Minds has helped them achieve their goals:
saving teachers time
improving student outcomes.
Teachers spend a lot of time and effort discussing student needs, creating plans, providing differentiated support, and documenting the work--however, without the right intervention plan, the work becomes a documentation process instead of the intended problem-solving practice. In this webinar, Dr. Nicole Moriarty, Director of ENL, and Catherine Shanahan, Instructional Leader K12, of Mineola Union Free School District in New York joined together with Dr. Essie Sutton, Director of Learning Science, and Dr. Eva Dundas, Chief Learning Officer at Branching Minds, to discuss best practices for intervention planning in a MTSS/RTI model.
In this webinar, Dr. Eva Dundas, Chief Learning Officer of Branching Minds, and Donna Cross, Director of MTSS and SEL at Evanston-Skokie School District in Illinois, cover how using screening data to tier students preemptively identifies struggling students while reducing referral bias. The team highlights some common successes and challenges districts face when adopting this practice, and spotlights how this practice has evolved at Evanston-Skokie and how Branching Minds is helping with that transformation.
On Demand Webinar - Effective meeting structures in a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) / response to intervention (RTI) practice
In this webinar, Dawn Kulpa, the Director of MTSS/SEL at San Antonio Independent School District, together with Dr. Eva Dundas, Chief Learning Officer of Branching Minds, and Karen Castle, Director of Professional Learning at Branching Minds, discussed:
different meeting structures and objectives in a MTSS/RTI model;
how to effectively problem-solve at the school, grade/content team, and individual student level;
highlight some common successes and challenges districts face when adopting these practices; and,
how this practice has evolved at San Antonio Independent School District with the support of Branching Minds.
A Texas School District's MTSS Story
Hear how Waco ISD has transformed their RTI / MTSS practice to be proactive, comprehensive, and collaborative across academics and behavior.