MTSS UPDATE August 23, 2012 Welcome to the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) News DISTRICT CONTACTS Shelly Dickinson MTSS Facilitator Ext. 358 Janet Stephenson MTSS Facilitator Ext. 448 The purpose of this newsletter is to keep the Brevard County community informed with what works in MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports). The MTSS framework aims at improving educational outcomes for all students through the Problem Solving process. WHAT IS MTSS? WHAT HAPPENED TO RtI? MTSS TRAININGS Professional Development Day Who: Teachers What: Problem Solving Within the MTSS Framework SRN: 20134401004001 When: Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 Where: Indialantic Elem. This workshop will assist teachers in building background knowledge of the problem solving process. The focus will be on skills for newer teachers to be successful at implementing different academic and behavioral supports for students including problem identification, analyzing data, intervention design, and implements documentation. WIMBA SESSION Who: Assistant Principals What: Overview of the new IPST Forms When: Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2012 2:00 – 2:45 PM Link: TBA Florida’s Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a system where resources and services are organized efficiently on a continuum of intensity based on students’ academic and behavioral needs. MTSS represents the integrated work of the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Instruction/Intervention Project and the Florida Positive Behavior Support Project, which has also been frequently referred to broadly as the Response to Instruction/Interventions (RtI) Framework. RtI refers to the fourth step of the planning/problem-solving process where teams use student response data to make instructional decisions to improve academic and behavioral outcomes.