2019 MTSS Leadership Institute Materials

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Welcome to the September 26 & 27th MTSS Leadership Institute. This professional development opportunity focused on giving district teams the opportunity to learn about the new MTSS blueprint and discuss how to lead within an MTSS framework. Please see below for breakout session material links.

Resource Links

To access all breakout sessions, click here.

To access keynote speaker and breakout session videos, click here.

To access the MTSS Blueprint, click here.

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Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

 

Leading with Access & Equity 2018 Conference Materials

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Welcome to the November 1, 2018 Leading with Access & Equity Conference! This annual professional development opportunity focuses on systems and strategies to meet students’ holistic needs and ensure that every child has equitable access to a world-class education. The event represents a collaboration across multiple offices and initiatives at DESE and focuses on topics including, but not limited to: creating a pipeline of diverse educators, developing multi-tiered systems of support, equitable access to high quality curriculum, bilingual education, ensuring racial and cultural equity, effectively engaging families, student mobility, approaches to addressing students’ mental health needs, integrating social emotional and academic learning, and more. Please see below for breakout session material links.

Resource Links

To access all breakout sessions, click here.

For 2019 Leading with Access & Equity Conference materials, click here.

Source

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

 

Leading with Access & Equity 2019 Conference Materials

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Welcome to the October 24, 2019 Leading with Access & Equity Conference! Please see below for breakout session material links.

Resource Links

Breakout Session Materials:

To access all breakout sessions, click here.

For general conference materials, click here.

To access 2018 convening materials, click here.

Source

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

 

The School Climate Survey Suite

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The School Climate Survey Suite is a set of four multidimensional surveys to measure student, teacher, administrator, faculty, and family perceptions of school climate. The surveys are brief, reliable, and valid for assessing perceived school climate among students in Grades 3-12. Teams can use each survey separately or in combination to assess perceptions. Each survey includes a set of demographic questions about the participant and a number of questions related to school climate with Likert-scale response option.

Resource Links

School Climate Survey Suite

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OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, University of Oregon

 

Principles of Effective Practice for Integrated Student Support

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For over half a century, it has been recognized that contexts beyond school – like health, social-emotional well-being, family, and neighborhood – can account for up to two-thirds of the variance in student achievement. Developmental systems theories and neurobiological disciplines have more recently begun to explain the link between these outside factors and educational outcomes. This research provides insight into why experiences like poverty and trauma can inhibit learning, and what can be done to counteract their effects.

Resource Links

Principles of Effective Practice for Integrated Student Support

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Boston College Center for Optimized Student Support

 

Training: Understanding Trauma and the Impact on Learning

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This free online training for educators is part of the Clough Foundation Training and Access Project (TAP) Online series, which offers free courses on social-emotional learning and behavioral health in schools. TAP is a part of the Boston Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships Program (BCHNP). 

Resource Links

TAP Online Training: Understanding Trauma and the Impact on Learning Part 1: Definitions and Effects on the Brain

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Open Pediatrics