Early Warning Systems
Coordinator Training
Using an Early Warning System (EWS) allows schools to identify students who are showing signs of risk for dropping out of school. Teams can then respond by addressing systemic changes to prevent future challenges, and match these students to intervention to get them back on track for graduation and engaged in school. This training will combine recorded pre-learning modules and a two-hour live, Zoom session. Participants will learn about why an Early Warning System is important, how to start the process of using these data, practice communicating and troubleshooting barriers, and practice using Early Warning Indicator data for decision making.
Training Details
September 22, 2020

11:00am- 1:00pm or
3:30pm- 5:30pm

Live Zoom Training
Anna Harms
Amy Basket

Free for all participants
Deadline to Register

September 1, 2020 or upon meeting session capacity, whichever occurs first.
Event Contact

Candi Drake
Who Should Attend
LEA and ISD staff who will be helping School Leadership Teams access and use an Early Warning System as a universal screening tool for secondary schools.
Learning with open book on the enter key of keypad.
Training Prerequisites
Participants will need to complete the free online course "Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS) Overview" in  EduPaths  in order to complete registration. The online course should take 30-40 minutes to complete and there will be an interactive review built into the beginning of the in-person training. Participants will need to email Candi Drake (cdrake@miblsimtss.org) the EWIMS Overview Course Certificate to receive registration information and Pre-Work requirement details.
Pre-Work Requirements
Once approved for the training, the pre-work below must be completed prior to the training.

  • EWIMS Alignment with MiMTSS Technical Assistance Center Supports (30-minute recording)
  • Excel Spreadsheet Basics and Understanding How the EWS Spreadsheets are Built (30-minute recording)
  • Using Early Warning Data for Action Planning (60-minute recording)
Event Cancellation : MiMTSS TA Center may cancel any training that does not have at least 10 people registered. In this case, we would refund the registration fee, if any, to the participant or his/her employer.
Michigan’s MTSS Technical Assistance Center is funded by the Michigan Department of Education 
  a nd the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.
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