From Theory to Practice: The Importance of PD for Sustainable MTSS [Live Podcast Conversation]

    Tuesday, March 26, 2024
    12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    12 PM ET / 11 AM CT / 9 AM PT

    Want to ensure your MTSS efforts do not fall short?

    Join us for a live podcast conversation about the indispensable role of Professional Learning in sustaining schools' Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). Explore the connection between ongoing professional development and MTSS implementation, ensuring success in supporting students and improving outcomes. 


    Participants will…

    • Understand the critical significance of ongoing professional development in MTSS implementation 
    • Learn practical strategies that align professional learning opportunities with the needs of educators and administrators.
    • Discover actionable ways to prioritize and optimize professional development using data, and cultivate a culture of continuous improvement.


    Note: Certificates of attendance were emailed to registered live attendees who attended 45 minutes or more of this webinar. We are unable to issue certificates of attendance to those who watch the webinar on demand (i.e., after it takes place live).


    The presenters:


    Larissa Napolitan
    Digital Content Creator & Schoolin' Around Podcast Host, Branching Minds

    Larissa Napolitan is the Digital Content Creator & Podcast Host for Branching Minds. As a former middle school English teacher and instructional coach, she has over 13 years of experience building systems for improvement, training and coaching teachers in new technology and instructional methods, and leading efforts to build curriculum and literacy initiatives. She holds Masters's degrees in both Curriculum and Instruction and Education Administration from Emporia State University. Not only is she passionate about using her experience and academic knowledge, but loves to use her writing to make a broader impact on education, teachers, and students.

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    LaTisha Cole
    Educational Consultant, Branching Minds

    LaTisha Cole is an expert Educator with 12+ years of experience in various capacities within the educational realm including as an International/Continental Teacher & Leader, MTSS Coordinator, Behavioral Interventionist, Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, Culture and Climate Advisor, and Special Education/Deaf Education Administrator. She is also a state board certified principal and secondary teacher. Currently, LaTisha serves as a High School Principal & Consultant and resides in Dallas, TX. She credits her hometown of Chicago with preparing her to be an excellent educator.

    Her passions within the education system include: dismantling systems of oppression within education, making education and resources accessible to all, and removing  socio-economic disparities and racial inequities that impact students and families educational opportunities and outcomes. She is dedicated to working with educators, parents, students, and community members to ensure every stakeholder has a valuable role in ensuring every child receives an equitable and excellent education experience.