Branching Minds MTSS Summit -- December 8th, 2021
Branching Forward: Setting Intentions for MTSS in the New Year.
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.
Some key takeaways from this webinar were:
the evolution of current meetings teachers have to take on more of a problem-solving lens, such as PLC meetings (rather than adding more meetings );
the optimization of meetings to look for patterns and responses at the tier 1 and 2 level so that there are fewer individual student meetings required; and,
agendas and formats for guiding each of those tier 1, 2 and 3 meeting types to streamline and improve productivity within those meetings.
If you have any further questions on either using screening data to tier students for RTI/MTSS, or how Branching Minds can support you with this work, connect with us below.