A Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is essential to building an inclusive and equitable school system. A strong MTSS requires us to consider how we lead, share responsibility, collaborate, build community, provide professional learning, choose high-quality curriculum, allocate resources, and more. It also requires us to provide an accessible Tier 1 education for all learners. Simply put, we cannot “intervention” our way out of a weak Tier 1 foundation.
Through this course, we will explore what MTSS is and explore concrete action steps that can transform systems that do not serve our educators or our learners. We will explore how to create a vision and theory of action to drive MTSS, and dive into scheduling, professional learning, tiered interventions, and data-based decision making as means for improving the outcomes of our learners.
Unpack current systems and learn best practices for becoming more equitable and inclusive in our learning environments.
K.C. Knudson is an equity-driven educator with over 26 years of experience as a leader, teacher, trainer, and presenter. K.C. specializes in leveraging deep knowledge of the learning process and leadership theory to create inclusive schools and classrooms that work for all learners. Before joining Novak Education, Knudson was the Director of Teaching and Learning in the Lake Chelan School District in Chelan, Washington, and formerly served as Anacortes School District Assistant Superintendent and as Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for the Burlington Edison School District. K.C. credits his service to the Swinomish Tribal community as a middle school principal for inspiring his journey to better understand and support all learners.
Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant, a practicing leader in education, and author of 10 books published by CAST Professional Publishing, Routledge and IMPress. Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally focusing on the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and universally designed leadership. Learn more about Katie Novak.
The fee listed above covers course registration for your team with Novak Educational Consulting, Inc. only. Individuals on teams may also choose to purchase graduate credits (for professional learning) or clock hours (for Washington State teachers) at the time of registration. Please contact us for details.
If you receive a grade of C or better, you will receive a completion certificate from Novak Education at the conclusion of the course. Please check in with your school or district to determine if this alone will be sufficient for salary points or advancement. Some states require additional proof of completion such as clock hours, contact hours, or credits. Continuing education graduate credits (3) may be obtained for an additional $200 at the time of registration (Gordon College or Teachers College of San Joaquin). Prior to registering for professional development credits, please seek approval for salary advancement with your school or district.