Summer Institute 2018
Optimizing Your Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to Achieve Better
Outcomes for All Students
Tracy Watterson, and members of the Agency of Education MTSS Team
and Special Education Team
You already have a MTSS in place, so whether your SU/SD leadership or school
team is looking for a jump-start or innovative ideas join us in learning
about and applying strategies and tools to achieve the best outcomes for all
In this strand, participants will:
• Discuss the culture, policies, and systemic structures
that are foundational to a vigorous MTSS and identify at least one area for
systemic change in their system.
• Explore structures of leadership teams, use of data, and
staffing considerations within a multi-tiered system of supports and use
these structures to support the identified change in their system.
• Learn about the roles, responsibilities, and
opportunities for planning and instruction in general education and special
education collaborations and identify change in their system that will
result in positive outcomes for all students.
1. Integrate new learning from presenters and peers
(e.g. proficiency, personalization, scheduling, effective collaboration,
educational support teams, and other staffing considerations) in systemic
implementation to create a unified, comprehensive, and systemic approach
with an SU/SD.
2. Discuss and apply examples of evidence-based
practices for school/classroom/student/family/community involvement for
participants’ educational settings.
3. Set goals to leverage existing expertise/ increase
expertise of staff to allow more precise matching of student with the most
need instructed by staff with the most appropriate expertise.
4. Learn to use data and system/s to examine and monitor
evidence-based practices to ensure fidelity and effectiveness of
Who Should Attend:
SU/SD/School MTSS Teams
Tracy Watterson has been an educator since 1986,
serving children as a K-5 teacher, para-educator, interventionist, and K-8
math specialist in Missouri, Washington, and Virginia. She has
served as adjunct professor at the University of Virginia, and provided
professional learning in Washington, Virginia and Vermont. For the past
five years, Tracy has worked at the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) as
Multi-tiered System of Supports Program Manager, SWIFT SEA Co-Coordinator,
and Elementary Mathematics Assessment Coordinator.