Capacity Building for a Sustainable MTSS Series

This series of 4 modules supports district and school leadership teams to build their own capacity to implement any practice or program successfully. Module 1 and 2 look at how establishing an effective MTSS requires a supportive culture and climate, staff consensus around core beliefs, and a system approach to implementation. After consideration of these supports, National Implementation Research Network drivers identified as essential for sustainable use of a program or practice are considered in Module 3. 

 

The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, please complete the pre-post test at the bottom of this page after reviewing all of the following modules.

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Module 1: Consensus, Climate, and Culture

Laying the foundation may not be the most exciting part of any building project, but it might be considered the most important phase. In Module 1 of the Capacity Building Series, learners will identify important features of climate and culture, consider the impact of consensus on capacity building and explore methods for assessing climate and culture in their own schools or districts.

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Module 2: Core Beliefs and Systems Thinking

Module 2 takes a deeper look at core beliefs essential to MTSS and the impact of their presence - or absence- on policy and practice. Learners will define system thinking, a system approach and system-wide implementation through the learning protocols and informative videos. Finally, learners will explore some key concepts for supporting a system approach and system-wide implementation as applied to their own context.

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Module 3A: Understanding the Capacity Building Drivers

In Module 3 Part A, learners will identify a research base and rationale for the work of building their own capacity for an effective MTSS. They will building their knowledge of and descriptors for each of the three evidence-based 'drivers' of capacity building.

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Module 3B: Using the Capacity Building Drivers

In Module 3 Part B, District and school staff will identify what the 'drivers' of Leadership, Organization and Competency look like in successful implementation. They will examine evidence for implementation within their current system of supports, and identify a plan to build their own capacity to use the drivers to support implementation.

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The IL MTSS-N is a project of the Illinois State Board of Education, with funding from the State Personnel Development Grant. Due to federal funding requirements and to provide feedback for internal development, we kindly request you complete this short pre-post survey after reviewing each series.

Pre-Post Test