The Science of Improving Your MTSS Practice - A Live Q&A with W. Alan Coulter, PhD

    Thursday, January 19, 2023
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    1 PM ET/ 12 PM CT/ 10 AM PT
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    During our MTSS Summit in early December, Dr. Alan Coulter shared key takeaways and lessons learned from his 50 years of leadership in RTI/MTSS, including his most recent work with two state education systems. He also discussed why he got into this work, nerded out about implementation science and data quality, and debriefed his experience coaching many MTSS implementations (spoiler: it’s a marathon, not a sprint).

    Dr. Coulter invites YOU (and your colleagues) to join him for a follow-up live Q&A so he can answer your questions about starting or maintaining your MTSS practice, evaluating the quality of your MTSS data, or any other MTSS areas where your school, district, or state could benefit from some advice and coaching.

    In this live Q&A webinar, participants will learn

    • What implementation/improvement science is and how it can inform your MTSS practice
    • How to effectively evaluate the quality of your data
    • Strategies for building trust among your MTSS team(s)

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    About the presenters:

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    W. Alan Coulter, Ph.D.

    Dr. Coulter is a licensed psychologist and organizational development consultant (Directions & Resources Group) providing technical assistance, professional learning, and executive coaching in school improvement.  For more than 52 years, Alan has been an educator involved in school improvement at local, state, and national levels.  Currently, he provides technical assistance in support of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and improvement of results in special education using principles of improvement science and implementation science to states and local schools.  He is keenly interested and involved in the design, implementation, and evaluation of efforts to improve results.

    Dr. Coulter is also a Research Associate at the Center for Applied Research & Educational Improvement (CAREI) collaborating with colleagues in program evaluation of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Response to Intervention (RtI), and special education programs.  For CAREI, Alan also currently serves on the Intensive Support Team of the Wisconsin Minnesota Comprehensive Center.  Alan is a consultant to Com-Link, a firm providing intensive technical assistance to the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education on accountability and improvement of results.

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    Eva Dundas, Ph.D.

    Dr. Eva Dundas is the chief product officer of Branching Minds, where she pursues her mission to bridge the gap between the science of learning and education practice. Dr. Dundas has a Ph.D. in developmental and cognitive psychology from Carnegie Mellon University where she conducted research on how the brain develops when children acquire visual expertise for words and faces. Her research also explores how the relationship between neural systems (specifically language and visual processing) unfolds over development, and how those dynamics differ with neurodevelopmental disorders like dyslexia and autism. She has published articles on that subject in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuropsychologia, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Dr. Dundas also has an M.Ed. in mind, brain, and education from Harvard University, and a B.S. in neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh.