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All Systems Go: The Change Imperative for Whole System Reform Book Study

In short, Fullan has shown that real change is possible but only by taking a truly systemic approach. No single quick fixes. No good guy-bad guy politicizing to mobilize public anger. No fear mongering about America’s declining competitiveness in the world. Just clear strategy, broad engagement (...

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Implementing Positive Behavior Supports Systems in Early Childhood & Elementary Settings Book Study

This book is written for early childhood and primary educators who deal with challenging behaviors in young children. It describes the development of a system of program-wide and school-wide positive behavior supports (PW/SW-PBS), and provides the research base and identifies the critical compone...

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Curriculum, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), School Improvement

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6)

KSDE 2013: MTSS: Increasing Achievement for ALL Students

Brown, D. and Stindt, S. (2013, November). MTSS: Increasing Achievement for ALL Students. KSDE Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.      Tags: State Conference, SC  

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December 06, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Preventing Teacher Burnout and Fostering Staff Well-Being

Presentation by Julie Ward, LSCSW and Cherie Blanchat, LSCSW at the 2017 KSDE Dialogue Summit. Teachers and nurses tie for the highest rate of daily stress among all occupational groups. Additionally, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), have a direct correlation on physical and mental health...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

Kansas Multi-Tier System of Support Innovation Configuration Matrix (ICM)

The ICM is a tool that may be used in multiple ways, though it’s primarily a descriptivedocument. The primary use is to assist in the understanding of the principles and practices ofa multi‐tier system and what they look like when implemented within a district, building orother community agency. ...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K), Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

KSDE 2013: Differentiation-It's Not just for Students

Guidrey, S., Davis, C., and Sipe, S. (2013, November). Differentiation-It's Not just for Students. KSDE Annual Conference, Wichita, KS.    tags State Conference, SC  

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

KSDE 2013: Empowering Families in a MTSS

Wiedemann, T. and Groff, J.,  (2013, November). Empowering Families in a MTSS. KSDE Annual Conference. Wichita, KS.      Tags State Conference, SC  

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

Kansas MTSS Research Base

The Kansas Multi‐Tier System of Supports (MTSS): Research Base document has been created to assist in the understanding of the research base that underlies the principles and practices of MTSS. This document is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all the research that supports MTSS but a...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction: K-3 Book Study

This book is designed to educate teachers on the latest science-based research in the field of reading, and how they can use that research to teach reading more effectively. In addition, it provides many classroom activities that are based on scientifically-based reading research. The information...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Dyslexia, Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

MTSS Math Assessment Critical Elements

This document includes critical elements associated with the Kansas Multi‐Tier System of Supports Integrated Framework (Kansas MTSS) and its process related to math. While this document and associated Kansas MTSS math process has been vetted by a nationally recognized math expert, it is not inten...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

CEC 2014: Brave New World

Brown, D. & Stindt, S. (2014, April).  Brave New World: Integrating Reading and Behavior Interventions in an Inclusive Setting. Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. National Conference, CEC

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

None

MTSS Brief - Errors of Implementation

In order to achieve improved student outcomes and functional systems, it is imperative that MTSS system components, practices and procedures are implemented with fidelity and monitored for effectiveness. This brief examines common implementation errors that inhibit schools from achieving the desi...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Defusing Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom Book Study

Even if proactive positive behavior support systems are in place, teachers will still encounter problem behavior in the classroom on a frequent basis. The teacher’s initial response to that behavior will determine, to a large extent, whether that behavior is defused or escalated. Interaction path...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior

Age

All Ages

School Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Practices within an MTSS Framework

Blanchat, C., & Mann, C. (2016, September 25). School Mental Health and Trauma-Informed Practices within an MTSS Framework. Presentation at CASE NASDSE Conference, Milwaukee, WI.      National Conference  

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Addressing Mental Health Needs in Schools

Blanchat, C., LSCSW, Mann, C., LSCSW, Behrens, S., LMSW, & Sheldon, C., LMSW. (2016, July 27). Addressing Mental Health Needs in Schools. Presentation at KSDE Leadership Conference, Wichita, KS. Tags: State Conference, SC

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

Response to Intervention in Math Book Study

Response to Intervention in Math.

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12 Book Study

Yellow Brick Roads provides a path for teachers to follow in developing their own literacy program. It focuses on grades 4-12 language arts classrooms or Tier 2 reading classrooms. Allen focuses on literacy development through making reading and writing so enticing that students can’t resist. She...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

Elementary (K − 6), High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

I Read It, But I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers Book Study

I Read It, but I Don’t Get It is an insightful, practical guide into your students’ minds. From here, Tovani takes you into the theory behind the most strategic thinking strategies and leaves you with practical tips to employing these strategies in your classroom. Tovani presents her information ...

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December 05, 2017

Topic

Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Programming for Middle and High School: Part 4 of 4: Developing and Implementing Visual Supports for Social, Communication and Behavioral Skills

Series Description: This four-part series provides participants with information about programming for secondary aged students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Presenters will discuss how to use assessment and curriculum guides to determine priorities in instruction across learning environmen...

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December 04, 2017

Topic

Autism, Secondary Transition

Age

High School (9 − 12), Middle School (6 − 9)

Tri-State Webinar: Working with Students and Parents From Poverty

Description: Anna Huynh will discuss proactive approaches for serving children and families from poverty that build connections in and out of school. Such connections facilitate students graduating from high school and breaking the cycle of poverty. Learner Objectives: Participants will lea...

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December 04, 2017

Topic

Instruction, Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages