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Effective Universal Instruction: An Action-Oriented Approach to Improving Tier 1 serves as the foundation and primary set of resources for these services.
"Providing a contemporary view of universal instruction, this book should be in the hands of all district, school, grade, and departmental teams. Each chapter engages readers in thoughtful reflection about core instructional features that improve student outcomes. Gibbons, Brown, and Niebling are experienced experts who explain the issues, decisions, and evaluation processes that school teams need to master for effective continuous improvement. The authors' approach is strengths based and systemic, and the book's tools and exemplars make this deep dive into universal instruction both inviting and accessible.”
— Dawn Miller, PhD, SWIFT Education Center (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation), University of Kansas
The start of the continuous improvement process, we will discuss student learning data in your district/school(s), and do a review of your infrastructure and practices through the lens of MTSS with a focus on the Universal Tier (Tier 1).
Next, we will use the information collected in Step 2 to develop a plan customized to meet the unique needs of your district/school(s), and to start implementing that plan for enhancing the Universal Tier. This includes how to best use the Effective Universal Instruction book as a resource. Examples of customized services to meet your needs include things like:
Finally, we will use agreed-upon metrics, on an agreed-upon timeline, for monitoring implementation and improvement efforts both formatively and summatively. If adjustments are needed, we will identify and implement those adjustments. As our defined works nears completion, we will discuss next steps to ensure continued success on your implementation journey.
Have you started down the MTSS implementation trail, but find yourself getting stuck? Student outcomes not improving? Are staff getting frustrated? The following services will help you take your MTSS implementation for any Tier to the next level.
Are there other things you need help with regarding MTSS implementation you do not see here? Let me know and I will either customize a solution to meet your needs, or refer you to a Best Education Affiliated Partner or other resource.
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