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A Family Guide to Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

This booklet reviews the basic components of any MTSS process and includes questions you might want to ask your child's school to learn more about the MTSS process. Also included are ways you can get involved in the process and what to do and where to go if you have questions or concerns.

Updated on

December 01, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

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

Social, Emotional & Character Development (SECD) Standards

Social, Emotional, and Character Development (SECD) Standards were endorsed by the Kansas State Board of Education in 2012 to provide schools with a framework for integrating social-emotional learning and character development into a child’s education. The SECD Standards help students learn, pra...

Updated on

December 01, 2017

Topic

Family/Community Engagement

Age

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

Growing Graduates

This handout breaks down what families need to know to prevent their children from dropping out of school.

Updated on

December 01, 2017

Topic

Compliance/Guidance

Age

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

Sarah Powell: Mathematics Peer Tutoring in the Early Elementary Grades

In this 90-min session, participants learn how to effectively pair students for peer tutoring in mathematics. We focus on peer-tutoring practice related to counting, comparison, and addition and subtraction concepts.

Updated on

November 30, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

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

Randy Watson: Keynote Session

Keynote Session for the Septemeber 13-14 2017 Kansas MTSS Symposium

Updated on

November 29, 2017

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

Shauna Tominy: Stop, Think, Act: Promoting Executive Function and Self-Regulation for Young Children

Executive function (EF) and self-regulation are foundational skills for learning and lifelong success. These skills can be improved with practice and support, and serve as protective factors for children who experience contextual risk. Learn about caregiver and teacher practices that impact EF an...

Updated on

November 28, 2017

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Co-Teaching, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Instruction

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

Sensory Differences by Cara Woundy

What do sensory differences look like in individuals with autism? Woundy provides examples and shares information about upcoming webinars. 

Updated on

November 27, 2017

Topic

Autism

Age

All Ages

Are They Looking? Joint Attention and the Young Child with ASD by Teri McGill, M.Ed., BCBA

McGill discusses joint attention and joint engagement and provides a list of activities to support these skills. 

Updated on

November 27, 2017

Topic

Autism, Behavior

Age

Early Childhood (Birth − K)

Good Behavior Game

The Good Behavior Game: 10 Steps to Regaining Class-Wide Behavior ManagementAre your students suffering from the Spring Fever Sillies? As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines brightly, teachers of all grade levels begin to see the symptoms (e.g., wiggles, ants in the pants, like frogs jum...

Updated on

November 27, 2017

Topic

Autism, Specially Designed Instruction, Behavior, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Tri-State Webinar: Transition Planning for Individuals with ASD: Part 3 of 4: The Central Importance to Sexual Education in ASD

Description: Transition Planning for Individuals with ASD is a four part webinar series. In part 3: The Central Importance of Sexual Education in ASD, Dr. Peter Gerhardt discuss: Why we should teach human sexuality education to individuals with ASDGuide...

Updated on

November 27, 2017

Topic

Autism, Secondary Transition

Age

All Ages

Stephanie Stollar: Components of Effective Evidence-Based Intervention in Reading

This session will explore the components of effective evidence-based intervention. Definitions of terms such as effective, evidence-based, and intervention will be offered. Participants will interact with specific intervention examples and leave with practical solutions for implementation.

Updated on

November 27, 2017

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Reading, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Coaching, IEP

Age

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

Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 to 8: A Practice Guide Part 3- John Woodward

Overview of the 5 Recommendations of the IES Problem Solving Guide and Challenges (Pt.3)

Updated on

November 22, 2017

Topic

Mathematics, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Integrated School/ Community Mental Health within a Multi-Tiered System of Behavioral Supports- Lucille Eber

2016 Kansas MTSS Symposium Presentation 

Updated on

November 22, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Mental Health, Family/Community Engagement

Age

All Ages

Lucille Eber: Building Interventions for Students With Serious Mental Health Needs

This session includes descriptions and examples of individualized interventions for students with intensive mental health/behavior problems and how these interventions can be positioned within a school-wide system of PBIS.

Updated on

November 22, 2017

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), IEP, Instruction, School Improvement

Age

All Ages

Recognizing and Reporting Child Sexual Abuse Resources

This resource, from the TASN ATBS School Mental Health Initiative, provides information and resources regarding the topic of child sexual abuse prevention, human trafficking, and mandated reporting.  Users will find a definition of child sexual abuse, possible signs of abuse, and both state-speci...

Updated on

November 22, 2017

Topic

Mental Health

Age

All Ages

Kansans Can Vision Video Training Series

KSDE has developed a seven-module video training series outlining key components of Kansas’ vision for education. The purpose of this series is to help district and building leaders facilitate meaningful dialogue with staff and other stakeholders about the vision and what they want it to look lik...

Updated on

November 22, 2017

Topic

School Improvement

Age

All Ages

Kansas MTSS Pre K-12 Social Emotional and Behavior Structuring Guide

Kansas MTSS Guide for Pre K-12 Social Emotional Behavior  Structuring

Updated on

November 21, 2017

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Interconnecting School and Community Mental Health Systems to Foster Trauma-Sensitive Schools

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can impede the ability of children and adolescents to succeed socially and academically. Students dealing with ACEs are more likely to fail a grade, score lower on standardized achievement tests, have more receptive o...

Updated on

November 17, 2017

Topic

Autism, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Mental Health, Social, Emotional & Character Development

Age

All Ages

Kansas Special Education Administrators’ Webinars 2017-18

The KSDE ECSETS team will continue to provide monthly communicationfor special education administrators during the school year. Communication will occur via an online meeting platform using Adobe Connect. Participants will be asked to log in to view and d...

Updated on

November 17, 2017

Topic

Kansas Integrated Accountability System (KIAS), Specially Designed Instruction, Evaluation & Eligibility for IDEA, Gifted, APR Indicator Data Collection, Special Education MIS Data Collection, LRE and Inclusion, Compliance/Guidance, IEP, Secondary Transition

Age

All Ages

Guide for Identifying Evidence-Based Practices

ESSA: Guides for Identifying Evidence-Based Interventions for School Improvement 

Updated on

November 16, 2017

Topic

School Improvement

Age

All Ages