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Growing Graduates

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

Updated on

October 01, 2018

Topic

Compliance/Guidance

Age

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

Kansas State School for the Blind Regional Services Map of Kansas

Here is a visual representation of the state of Kansas divided by regions served by KSSB Regional Services Representatives.  Also included are the names and responsibilities of other Regional Services Specialists.

Updated on

September 27, 2018

Topic

LRE and Inclusion, Recruitment and Retention, Sensory Losses

Age

All Ages

Kansas MTSS Grouping Procedures for Phoneme Segmentation Fluency

This webinar is designed to explain and review the Kansas MTSS grouping procedures for Phoneme Segmentation Fluency. Content that references the integrated nature of academics, behavior, and social skills or tools that are integrated (e.g. protocols and assessment plans) was informed by and ad...

Updated on

September 25, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Reading

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

Teaching Blending to Non-Blending by Susan Hall

2016 Kansas MTSS Symposium Presentation

Updated on

September 25, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Reading

Age

All Ages

Arc of Vocabulary- Judi Dodson

2016 Kansas MTSS Symposium Presentation

Updated on

September 25, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Reading

Age

None

iTransition Application

Transition Planning? “There’s an app for that!”   Did you know there is a FREE app to help teachers, parents, and IEP team members engage students in the post-secondary transition planning process? It’s called iTransition Kansas and it was developed to ask simple questio...

Updated on

September 25, 2018

Topic

Career & Technical Education, Secondary Transition, Kansas Curricular Standards

Age

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

Hank Bohanon: Preparing for Acknowledgement Systems for PBIS in Secondary

  Secondary teachers can create effective settings for their students using school wide PBIS. This includes the use of reinforcement systems. Yet, without systems of support (e.g., teams, administration), long-term efforts may become frustrated. Systems data can help teams concentrate their ef...

Updated on

September 25, 2018

Topic

School Improvement, Co-Teaching, Instruction, Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Behavior, Secondary Transition

Age

High School (9 − 12)

Reading Secondary Structuring Supplement

Reading Secondary Structuring Supplement 

Updated on

September 25, 2018

Topic

Reading

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

September 11, 2018

Topic

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

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

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

September 11, 2018

Topic

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

Age

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

The Science of Reading

The Kansas MTSS processes for reading rely on what we know from research and science about how reading develops and how to treat reading difficulties. This webinar describes the rationale for teaching reading “scientifically,” and shows what effective reading instruction needs to include. Many of...

Updated on

September 11, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

Age

All Ages

Decodable vs. Leveled Text for Early Readers

This webinar explores the purpose and characteristics of both leveled and decodable “readers” when used with students who are beginning to read connected text. The potential problems of using leveled texts instead of decodable text with beginning readers area explained. Guidelines for when to tra...

Updated on

September 11, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Reading

Age

Elementary (K − 6)

Randy Watson: Keynote Session

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

Updated on

September 11, 2018

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

Creating Safety: How to Turn on The Thrive Circuit so Students & Staff Flourish

Mann, C., LSCSW. (2015, November 03). Creating Safety: How to Turn on The Thrive Circuit so Students & Staff Flourish. Presentation at 67th Annual Counseling Conference, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS. Tags:  State Conference, SC

Updated on

September 11, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)

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

September 11, 2018

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

Susan Danner and Beth Clavenna-Deane: Classroom Management Strategies to Increase Student Motivation and Success

Pinterest is full of classroom management strategies. But what really works? Participants will leave with evidence-based strategies to motivate students to meet expectations, both academically and behaviorally. Susan Danner and Beth Clavenna-Deane, Kansas MTSS State Trainers, will share strategie...

Updated on

September 11, 2018

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

Kansas MTSS Grouping Procedures for Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF)

This webinar will explain the process for grouping 1st grade students using data from the Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) subtest in order to provide intervention that is best matched to the needs of students. Documents are available that accompany this webinar. Content that references the integra...

Updated on

September 11, 2018

Topic

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS), Reading

Age

All Ages

Tim Shanahan: Teaching Struggling Readers with Grade Level Text

For generations, teachers have been told that it is necessary to teach students to read at their “instructional levels.” A whole industry has sprung up aimed at testing children to identify their instructional levels and providing “just right” leveled readers to meet their needs both in Tier 1 an...

Updated on

September 11, 2018

Topic

Specially Designed Instruction, IEP, Instruction, Reading

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

September 11, 2018

Topic

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

Age

All Ages

Kansas Accreditation Crosswalk with Rose Standards and MTSS

This document developed by KSDE Division of Learning Services shows the connections between the Rose Standards, Kansas College and Career Ready Employability Skills, Kansas 21st Century Accreditation: Relationships, Relevance, Responsive Culture, Rigor, and Kansas MTSS.

Updated on

August 29, 2018

Topic

Compliance/Guidance

Age

None