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    Branching Minds is thrilled to offer all districts across the state of Wyoming, support in implementing and sustaining a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) that is efficient, effective, and equitable.

     

    Wyoming districts may opt in for free to participate in this partnership as it officially launches over the next few months. Opting in will include:  

     Access to the Branching Minds MTSS platform, including technical and consultative support with data implementation

    Ongoing professional development to scaffold platform implementation and support a streamlined, sustainable MTSS practice

    Joining a community of MTSS district and campus leaders and educators across the country to collaborate on best practices

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    Ready to empower educators, support students, and improve outcomes?

    Why Partner With Branching Minds?

    Give your team all the insights and guidance they need to collaboratively achieve best practices so that your students, staff, and schools succeed.

    We are a team of experienced educators, researchers in learning, and technology experts who have successfully helped over 3,500 K-12 schools across the country. Our software platform was built from the ground up to integrate the elements of MTSS, ensuring that teachers and administrators have all the information they need to provide effective academic and behavioral support to their students. 

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    Aligned With the WDE’s Key Components of MTSS

    bm_ico_screenerUniversal Screening

    Branching Minds helps you centralize universal screener data, making it visible and actionable for both teachers and administrators, while also ensuring that student tier recommendations are equitably and systematically applied across your district.

     


    bm_ico_interventionProgress Monitoring

    The Branching Minds platform scaffolds supporting planning by guiding educators through the creation of SMART goals, progress monitoring, and intervention planning for students using best practices. Educators can document services provided by all district staff and external service providers (including tutors) and track student progress with a calculated Rate of Improvement.

     


    Data workshop blueData-Based Decision-Making

    Branching Minds champions data-driven decision-making to elevate student support. Educators can identify student needs and root causes, craft personalized plans, and monitor real-time progress to make timely adjustments as needed and ensure interventions are maximally effective. The platform also empowers administrators to monitor the fidelity of their practice and ensure equitable allocation of school-level resources.

     


    bm_ico_tier (1)Multi-Level Prevention-System

    Branching Minds helps you proactively and equitably identify the appropriate level of support for each of your students, across all Tiers. This allows teachers and administrators to quickly and easily see at-a-glance which students need support, in which topic areas, and why, along with how they can most effectively support those students. 

     

     

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    Got questions? Join a Live Info Session

    We have answers! Join us for 1 of 5 live sessions to review what this partnership will entail and how your district can benefit. Attendees will see a live platform demo, review current partner success stories, and learn when & how their district can opt-in as this partnership officially launches over the next few months. 

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    Protect Your Data With Branching Minds

    When using our MTSS platform, our partners entrust us with a vast amount of student and staff information, and we make sure this data is protected so educators can focus on learning priorities and goals with peace of mind. Branching Minds has a mature Information Security Program that utilizes controls based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and a current SOC 2 Type 2 report to achieve this. We strive to stay current on security practices and requirements, and we go above and beyond to pursue certifications of security measures to demonstrate our commitment to safeguarding our partners' information.

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    • Research-Based Design Product Certification by Digital Promise - Branching Minds-min
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    • Learner Variability Certification by Digital Promise - Branching Minds-min
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    • SOC 2 Type 2 Certification by AICPA-min (1)

    Partner Feedback

    Don't take our word for it! Hear what our district partners have to say:

    "Branching Minds is helping all of the schools in our district move towards a systematic MTSS process. It has provided the platform we needed to more consistently document the work we are doing with students, specifically with goal-setting, delivering interventions, and monitoring progress. This documentation is aiding in our analysis of student data to continually improve student outcomes at all tier levels.”

    Tina Inghram, M.S. Ed., MTSS Coordinator, Crook County School District # 1

    "We actually had really good success with our scores last year, so much that the state superintendent talked about our school specifically in one of her reports that we had so much success in both our ELA and math and our proficiency and the results on the WYTOP. Our scores have made a significant jump since we've used Branching Minds. We were definitely more focused and data-driven last year than we ever have been."

    Jodee Nelson, Title 1 Coordinator & K-3 Reading Interventionist, Thayne Elementary, Lincoln County Schools #2

    Frequently Asked Questions

    QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS OFFER:

    How do I sign my district up?

    Sign your district up by filling out this form.

    What is WDE paying for?

    Through this new partnership, WDE is paying for districts to (1) access the Branching Minds MTSS platform, including technical and consultative support with data implementation, (2) participate in ongoing professional development to scaffold platform implementation and support a streamlined, sustainable MTSS practice, and (3) join a community of MTSS district and campus leaders and educators across the country to collaborate on best practices.

    Is the WDE current dashboard still being used?

    WDE will continue to provide districts with access to WY-View through the end of the ‘23-’24 school year.

    How does my district’s data get into the platform?

    The WDE and Branching Minds will work together to upload district rosters, student flags, ACCESS, ACT, WY-TOPP, and WY-ALT data into each district’s Branching Minds platform. Additionally, the Branching Minds Data Implementation Team will work with each district for any additional requested data sets/assessments.

    What should my district expect during onboarding?

    Districts will receive support throughout their onboarding from their Branching Minds Enterprise Customer Success Manager (CSM) and through the Branching Minds live chat feature (under one minute response time!). Districts will meet with their CSM to learn more about the platform and to set goals for their implementation at the start of the partnership. Their CSM will be their guide and internal advocate and will work with them throughout the partnership to make sure they are meeting their platform and practice implementation goals. 

    What professional learning is included for my district?

    Once districts are successfully rostered on Branching Minds (BRM), all educators gain access to the BRM MTSS Learning Hub. This hub hosts multiple mini-courses on how to launch and use Branching Minds, including “Branching Minds Basics,” “Teacher Role in Branching Minds,” and “Manager Role in Branching Minds.”

    All onboarded districts can attend Deep Dive Sessions, conducted in a webinar-style format, lasting 90 minutes each and available monthly. These sessions provide targeted assistance in crucial usage areas within Branching Minds, with a focus on specific aspects such as Behavior, Reports, and Secondary considerations.

    Districts will engage in the Launch Series Professional Learning post-onboarding. The two-session Launch Series consists of Session 1: Readiness 101 (2-hour remote session) and Session 2: Implementation 101 (2-hour remote session). Districts have the flexibility to choose sessions from pre-identified dates throughout the school year.

    What other professional learning is available beyond what WDE is paying for?

    Districts have the flexibility to purchase additional sessions or tailored coaching a la carte. Please review our Professional Learning Catalog for professional learning opportunities available to our partners.

    What does my district get if we opt in by March 31, 2024?

    If your district signs up by March 31, 2024, you will be granted a complimentary Infrastructure Development Guide and Protocol for independent use. This package encompasses valuable insights into our cooperative handbook development process, with an estimated value of $11,000.

    Is there an info session where I can learn more?

    Yes! In fact, we hosted a series of live info sessions in early 2024 to review what this partnership entails and how your district can benefit. You can watch on-demand to see a live platform demo, review current partner success stories, and learn when & how your district can opt-in as this partnership officially launches over the next few months. >> Watch on demand here.

    QUESTIONS ABOUT BRANCHING MINDS:

    What does the platform do?

    Branching Minds, a leading K-12 educational technology platform, is designed to support schools in doing the work of MTSS and to make personalized learning sustainable for schools and teachers. We do the heavy lifting by bringing together all the data and giving teachers actionable insights on how to provide the necessary instruction to meet the unique learning needs, strengths, and challenges of each student in their class. Our platform streamlines the work of MTSS, empowering teachers with the insights and guidance they need to personalize support for students and allowing them more time to build positive student-teacher relationships.

    How does BRM help teachers?

    Branching Minds helps teachers save time and effort, and make data-informed decisions. With access to student information, family communication, evidence-based interventions, observations, assessments, and more in one convenient location, teachers can focus on teaching, fostering better collaboration and efficiency.

    How does BRM help school leaders?

    Branching Minds supports educational leaders through actionable insights from centralized data. Through our scaffolded tools, leaders can pinpoint areas requiring support or resources, improving overall productivity and efficiency. This centralized approach saves leaders time and promotes equity and accountability, improving student outcomes. 

    Have districts like mine been successful with BRM?

    Absolutely! See how our district partners make their MTSS vision a reality with Branching Minds. https://www.branchingminds.com/success-stories

    What kind of impact has BRM had?

    Districts that work with Branching Minds see improvements in student achievement, student engagement, and teacher innovation & and effectiveness. Check out some of our case studies to learn more.

    How does BRM keep my data secure?

    Here at Branching Minds, we take data privacy and security very seriously. Striving to stay current on security practices and requirements means that we go above and beyond to pursue certifications of security measures to demonstrate our commitment to safeguarding our partners' information. We know our partners entrust a vast amount of student and employee information to us, and we aim to support our partners in protecting their data so they can focus on their learning priorities and achieve their goals with peace of mind. Learn more.


    LET'S GET STARTED.

    Streamline your MTSS and empower your educators.

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