November 2019
North Dakota's Multi-Tier System of Supports (NDMTSS) is committed to the development, enhancement and delivery of professional learning resources and coaching that supports all ND schools in the implementation of their MTSS Supports.

NDMTSS Leadership and staff are there to help as you determine your school's path to supporting all kids to be successful academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally in school. We have many new opportunities starting in the next few months. Take a peek, email/call us with questions, or get registered today!

If you have a question of what your next steps are for your school/district, please reach out to us and we'll help you determine the best fir for your needs.
What's coming up in November?
Foundations Learning Series
Tier 3 Behavior Support
WHO: Lead Teachers, Special Education Staff, Educators previously introduced to PTR

GREAT OPTION for those looking to establish an evidence-based, Tier 3 Behavior Intervention process that supports intensive behavior needs.

2-Day FOUNDATIONS course: Developed as a standardized process for implementing Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning Processes. Collaborative multi-step process to reduce serious challenging behaviors and increase desired behaviors of students needing individualized behavioral supports

MODELING & BOOSTER Sessions to provide ongoing implementation support to increase knowledge & skills (included with Foundations training).

PTR Foundations:
Nov. 5-6 - Fargo

Virtual Booster Sessions
#1 - Dec. 4
#2 - Jan. 8
#3 - Jan. 29
#4 - Feb. 12

Modeling Session
April 1 - West Fargo

TIPS Needs Assessment
Interested in supporting or enhancing your trauma-informed practices?

Attendees will receive assistance in completing the Trauma-Informed Practices for Schools (TIPS) Needs Assessment which aids in the assessment of progress toward creating and maintaining trauma-informed learning environments.

The TIPS Needs Assessment serves as a framework to enhance a school system’s trauma-informed practices by,
  1. Providing a course of action upon completion of the professional development curriculum Trauma Sensitive Schools: A new Perspective on Student Behavior and Learning;
  2. Conducting a gap analysis between current state and the desired state of a trauma-informed school;
  3. Supporting the guidance, planning and preparation for professional development in relation to implementation and maintenance of trauma-informed practices in schools.

Jamestown - Nov. 12

Bismarck - Nov. 13

Minot - Nov. 14
ND Social Emotional Learning Network - Apply by Nov. 13!
The application period is STILL OPEN for the ND SEL Network. This collaborative, information sharing, and resource generation opportunity is for ANYONE at any stage of incorporating Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into their school/district plans.

Initial application deadline is Nov. 13 - after that date, please contact Keely Ihry at 701-446-3168 or [email protected] .

This network will serve as a sandbox for school districts to develop or enhance strategic, thoughtful SEL implementation and innovation plans customized to each district’s unique context and aligned with best practices.

  • Leadership Team with strong push for SEL work

LEVEL to Choose?
Choose a level that matches your needs, level of interest and commitment dependent on how much time, money and energy you're able to commit!

  • Level 1: Annual summits and Annual SEL Implementation Profile Info Submission
  • REA support - statewide networking & support, interactive map creation

  • Level 2: Level 1 commitment + NDMTSS Open Resource review, implementation of NDMTSS SEL recommendations per district prioritization & timeline
  • REA support - targeted SEL Technical assistance via SEL webinars produced in partnership with CASEL

  • Level 3: Levels 1 & 2 commitments + Workgroup members and Resource Creation (workgroups: equity, assessment, integration, professional learning, family & community engagement, higher education, early childhood)
  • REA support - Access to external experts, Intensive Technical Assistance

  • Complete the application SOON as Network will kick off at the inaugural SEL Network Summit scheduled for Jan. 23, 2020 in Bismarck!

Building Your System
WHO: School or district lead teams who are beginning or renewing their MTSS work.

Building Your System is the foundational NDMTSS training designed to assist schools in determining their desired state of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need while monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction and/or goals.

Empower teams to build an action plan to determine the resources and supports necessary to ensure every student is provided the opportunity to succeed.

Held in Jamestown:
Day 1: Nov. 18
Day 2: Nov. 19
Barrier Busting
NDMTSS Implementation Structured Support Day with Shannon Harken.

WHO: For leadership teams who have attended Building Your System or beyond.

One of the greatest barriers with NDMTSS implementation is time for leadership team problem solving and action planning. The purpose of this session is to provide leadership teams the time to:
  • Revisit work you've been engaging i
  • Assess current reality and identify obstacles for improvement
  • Receive assistance with next steps from consultants and other schools.

Held in Mandan:
Nov. 20

You must complete an
MOU prior to registering.
**Deadline on MOU states Oct. 15,
but it's been extended!**
Developing Schoolwide Behavior Expectations
Schools will plan for the identification and teaching of school-wide expectations of behavior. Further, they will develop plans for active supervision, problem behavior, classroom management, data collection, and data systems.Upon completion, schools will have identified gaps in current practice and have an Action Plan for steps to improve practice in their building. 

Held in Devils Lake:
Day 1: Nov. 22
Day 2: Jan. 17
Day 3: March 10

You must complete an MOU prior to registering.

Intensifying Instruction
Train the Trainer / Modeling session

WHO: Classroom Teachers & Instructional Coaches who understand the need to match instruction to student need & are willing to revise their instructional approach to ensure it happens.

Do you have a design for learning? What are the evidence-based practices that help teachers differentiate and support learning at all levels?

This session investigates evidence-based instructional designs to accelerate students’ rate of learning. These can be applied at the universal (Tier 1), strategic (Tier 2), and intensive (Tier 3) levels of instruction.

Features of instruction will be addressed: more explicit; modeling; feedback; systematic; opportunities to respond; judicious review.

Held virtually & in Minot:

  • Nov. 25 Electronic PREVIEW

  • Dec. 2 Modeling Session - Minot
  • Open to teachers - future REA staff facilitators and Instructional Coaches participate as learners

  • Dec. 10 Electronic DEBRIEF
  • Q&A/technical assistance

ACADEMIC FOCUS Future Opportunities
Held in Bismarck:
Day 1: Foundations - Jan. 9
Day 2: Assessment - Feb. 3
Day 3: Intervention - March 2
NEW! Foundations of Reading
Three part learning series designed to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address a variety of students' needs in reading. When reading instruction is delivered by teachers with extensive knowledge and skills, more students are successful!

WHO: classroom teachers, Title teacher, special education teachers, interventionists, coaches, and administrators that wish to improve outcomes for all students in the area of reading.

FOUNDATIONS: Get the research behind what it actually takes to be a successful reader. Dive into and learn how to explicitly teach the 5 big ideas of reading:
  • phonemic awareness,
  • phonics
  • fluency
  • comprehension
  • vocabulary

ASSESSMENT: Deeper understanding of the different purposes of assessment, tools that assess the big ideas of reading, and how to use assessment data to guide an instructional response.

INTERVENTION: Get numerous strategies and resources to match the continuum of students' needs for class-wide, small group, and/or individual reading intervention.

Developing Pathways for Academics
This training is intended for leadership teams, designed utilizing the NDMTSS Essential Components to solve problems at the school, classroom, and student level. Emphasis will be given to translating current educational research into practice to help schools maximize resources and outcomes for all students. Examples of data systems for universal screenings and progress monitoring will be identified as well as specific interventions and curricula to address problems at a systems level.

Bismarck Cohort:
  • Day 1: Dec. 13
  • Day 2: Feb. 13
  • Day 3: March 17

You must complete an MOU prior to registering.
Data Review Days
Pre-requisite: Completion of Developing Pathways for Academics & Evaluating Your Systems

This one-day training is intended for MTSS teams who have established their reading and/or math academic pathways, and are implementing the MTSS processes at the district/school level.

The facilitated Data Review training days with Wayne Callender and NDMTSS Coaches, will assist teams as they look closely at their most current Benchmark data to determine the overall effectiveness of their MTSS process. Teams will come prepared with access to individual student Fall & Winter Benchmark scores, academic pathways, and most importantly thoughts and questions surrounding MTSS that they would like clarity on to enhance their overall processes. Teams will come away with an enhanced understanding of how to use their data to guide and strengthen their MTSS process to ensure all students succeed. 

Jamestown Date Options:
  • Feb. 20
BEHAVIOR FOCUS Future Opportunities
Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Master Coach Series
Orientation: Developed to assist coaches who mentor peers to implement the PTR process. Provides scripts and manualized processes necessary to implement high quality coaching. Practice-based coaching including behavioral skills training will be used to enhance coaching skills. This course is ideal for educators who will serve as master coaches for the PTR processes within their systems.

Performance Feedback Boosters: coaching processes and cases that implemented Step 1 (Goal Setting) and Step 2 (PTR Assessment).

TATE: Measure the technical adequacy (quality) of completed FBA/BIPs. TATE provides scores and patterns that help identify specific FBA/BIP areas needing improvement. Essential components of adequate FBA/BIPs are presented along with the rationale for including each.

FBA/BIPs: Improving FBA/BIP practice in districts requires systems level thinking and supports. This includes learning about other areas of need that enhance success of individualized supports such as the Good Behavior Game and increasing opportunities to respond.

Advanced PTR: This session is a deeper dive into the PTR process. Alignment of behavior interventions with hypotheses; developing task analysis steps for specific interventions; strategies for delivering active coaching support; data-based decision making; and expanding the PTR process to develop or supplement interventions to address internalizing behaviors such as anxiety are included.

Master Coach Series

Jan. 13: Minot
Jan. 15: Bismarck

Master Coach Orientation
Jan. 14: Minot

Advanced PTR
April 2-3: Minot
10th Annual
NDMTSS Conference
June 8-10, 2020
Fargo Holiday Inn
Contact us
Please refer to individual flyers for information contacts as they vary per training.
Cheryl Hoggarth
South East Education Cooperative
Dawn Hunt
Central Regional Education Association