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The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

BEST: Building Effective Support For Teaching Students With Behavioral Challenges

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Strand H

Success for ALL: Introduction to Vermont’s Multi-tiered System of Supports  (Level 1)

Ken Remsen



Overview: This introductory strand will explore the five components of Vermont’s Multi-tiered System of Supports, and tools & strategies for exploration and readiness to install VT MTSS.   Participants will learn about:

  • Meeting diverse learning needs through:
    • Systemic and comprehensive approach
    • Effective collaboration;
    • High quality instruction and intervention;
    • Balanced and comprehensive assessment; and
    • Well-designed professional learning
  • The VT MTSS Self-Assessment and other practical tools for use in your school community
  •  Planning next steps and the relation to existing plans in your school and/or supervisory union/district

Audience:  Individuals gathering information for Leadership Teams or full teams (Building or SU/SD level) who are exploring Vermont’s Multi-tiered System of Supports.  Ideal configuration of teams:
Building level: A representative team including Principal (required), classroom teacher(s),
                           special educator(s), counselor or behavior specialist.
SU/SD level: Superintendent (ideally—or designee if not possible), building-level 
                           administrators and teacher leaders from general and special education.


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Ken Remsen Ken Remsen has worked at the Vermont Agency of Education for 9 years. He currently serves as a School Effectiveness Program Manager working with schools and districts developing and implementing continuous improvement plans. He also oversees Green Mountain Star, the statewide on-line improvement planning tool. Ken has worked with learners from age 5 to age 65 as a teacher, principal, coach, camp counselor, adjunct faculty member, workshop leader, fitness instructor and school board member.


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