Are you interested in partnering with Illinois MTSS Network?

OUR APPROACH

IL MTSS-N Network Capacity Coaches build relationships with district/school leadership and staff to effectively support equity-based MTSS. “Equity-based MTSS values and welcomes each and every student as a full member of their school and provides the support students need when needed, as long as needed” (SWIFT Education Center 2018). IL MTSS-N builds whole system capacity to provide academic, social-emotional, and behavioral support to improve whole child outcomes.  

The IL MTSS-N approach includes:

  • Building relationships and understanding local context

  • Data-based decision making

  • Aligned continuous improvement plan

  • Systems capacity building

  • Evidence-based practices with fidelity

  • Integration of whole child supports (academic, social-emotional and behavioral) into one system

  • Specialized services with student groups, including special education

By partnering with the IL MTSS-N, you can expect:

  • Contextualized coaching

  • Professional learning including both virtual and face-to-face teaching and learning opportunities

  • Problem-solving, technical assistance, networking, and connection to resources

 

WHAT does IL MTSS-N do? 

  • Our goal is to provide professional learning that builds leadership and changes adult practices to make a positive impact on student growth and outcomes.

  • We provide professional learning as  a continuum of tailored support: teaching and learning opportunities, coaching, and technical assistance.

    • Teaching and learning opportunities are designed to build educators’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions resulting in change of practices.

    • Coaching supports successful use of the knowledge and skills developed during training through collaborative partnerships. Coaching includes modeling, observation, reflective questioning, feedback, and individualized support for individuals or teams.

    • Technical Assistance (TA) provides specialized information and skills through consultation, problem-solving, and connection to resources. TA may include participation in a community of practice, networking, and coaches meetings online or in-person.

  • Our regionally based IL MTSS-N staff provide individualized services to build district and school capacity and sustainability through a process of gradual release. IL MTSS-N coaches work directly with district and school  leadership teams, coach(es), and teacher leaders.

     

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ISBE IL-EMPOWER 2.0 PRIMARY PARTNER & APPROVED LEARNING PARTNER

Contextualized school improvement with experience in large and small rural, suburban and urban school districts  

 Flexible Learning Designs
  • Coaching for system, team, and individual change using modeling and gradual release

  • In-person and virtual teaching and learning opportunities

  • Online modules and recorded webinars

  • Technical assistance, problem-solving, and connection to resources

  • Community of practice learning to support successful implementation and sustainability

 Flexible Learning Content
  • Multiple measure data analysis

  • Student group data analysis with a focus on Children with Disabilities (CWD)

  • Practical action plans

  • Assessment Systems

  • High impact instructional strategies

  • Review of processes and programs

  • Assist in developing a process guidebook

 Outcomes
  • Alignment and effectiveness

    • 92% of participants report strong alignment with need

    • 87% of participants indicate knowledge and skills increased

  • Growth and sustainability

    • Fidelity of evidence-based practice implementation increased from 47% to 81%

    • Data-based decision making increased from 24% to 91%

    • Use of evidence-based assessment increased from 69% to 95%

Children with disabilities receive services and support within the Multi-tiered System of Supports across all three tiers. 

Contact Us!

To learn more about how IL MTSS-N can support your school or district, contact Dr. Melissa Hannasch at melissa.hannasch@ilmtss.net.