Family Series

A Family Perspective

This is a series of learning opportunities developed to support parents/families in actively partnering with their school districts and participating in the educational decision-making process for their child/children. There are four modules in this series.  We recommend viewing in the listed order. 




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Introduction to Multi-Tiered System of Supports 

Gain a foundational understanding of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework and what each term within the Illinois definition of MTSS means. Participants will be able to summarize how MTSS assists schools in providing high-quality curriculum and instruction for all students.

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Multi-Tiered System of Supports: A Deeper Dive

As explained in the A Parent Perspective: Multi-Tiered System of Supports module, MTSS is a framework schools use to structure instruction and supports that help all students be successful. Multi-Tiered System of Supports: A Deeper Dive provides families with additional terminology related to MTSS and concrete examples of a family's role in supporting their child in the MTSS process.

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Introduction to Continuous Improvement

Learn how problem-solving processes use data and bring continuous improvement to life. This module will identify the continuous improvement process, relate problem-solving to parent and family participation in a child's education, and show the critical role of how a parent and family might engage in problem-solving with school staff to help their child.

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Introduction to Evidence-based Practices

Participants will be able to identify elements of effective evidence-based practices within a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework. The information explores how parents and families can have meaningful conversations with school staff to access, monitor, and ensure their child achieves his/her best educational outcomes.

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