Schools across the nation and around the globe are using the SWIFT framework, tools, and resources to create equity-based MTSS for inclusive education in their communities. Joining Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont in the transformation journey are more than 1,000 California local educational agencies preparing to lead more than 10,000 schools to implement equity-based MTSS that supports all students.
See what California education leaders have to say about what they are learning at #CAMTSS. For more information about the California Scale-Up of MTSS Statewide initiative check out this recent interview with Dr. Amy McCart.
Leanne Woodley, Senior Education Consultant: Student Services for Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales is bringing SWIFT to Australian schools. With a SWIFT-Fidelity Integrity Assessment self-assessment as a conversation guide, school leadership teams more objectively understand their own inclusive practices. SWIFT-FIA helped them to identify and celebrate areas where they scored well and discuss in a non-judgmental way areas for development.
We would love to hear how your state, district, or school is using the free resources available at swiftschools.org to transform education so that it benefits each and every student, their families, and their communities. Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wondering how to get started? Try using the SWIFT MTSS Starter Kit to organize your school’s resources, interventions and supports, and master schedule into an equity-based multi-tiered system of support for all students. This kit provides forms and examples from both elementary and secondary school settings.
Want to celebrate your commitment to Excellence + Equity — All Means All? Purchase a t-shirt, coffee cup or more at the SWIFT Store — swiftstore.ku.edu.
Wondering what SWIFT means by equity-based MTSS for inclusive education? Listen to an interview with Dr. Wayne Sailor, the co-director of SWIFT Education Center, as he defines the concept and describes how SWIFT supports its implementation.
SWIFT Talk is a blog where you can find brief articles from various points of view in the SWIFT community.
Is reading your preferred way of learning? Read Dr. Jessica Meisenheimer’s SWIFT Talk in which she introduces you to the SWIFT Research to Practice Brief summarizing Dr. Wayne Sailor’s full-length journal article titled “Equity as a Basis for Inclusive Educational Systems Change.”
Do you like to write and have a story to share about equity-based inclusive education? SWIFT welcomes submissions that advance the practice of equity, excellence, and All Means All. Clickherefor submission guidelines.
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Issue 49, November, 2017. Lawrence, KS: SWIFT Education Center