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Email: ndseec.info@k12.nd.us

1305 9th Avenue South
Fargo, ND 58103

Phone: 701.446.3170

Fax: 701.446.3176

ND Multi-Tier System of Supports

North Dakota’s Multi-Tier System of Supports (NDMTSS) is a framework to provide all students with the best opportunities to succeed academically and behaviorally in school. NDMTSS focuses on providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals. Data are used to allocate resources to improve student learning and support staff implementation of effective practices.

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Training Schedule

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Academic Pathways -

Cohort 1 - Bismarck: November 15, 2018 | December 13, 2018 | February 19, 2019
Cohort 2 tentative -TBD: November 16, 2018 | December 14, 2018 | February 20, 2019
Site Visits - TBD: March 2019 | April 2019

Evaluating Your System -

Cohort 1 - Valley City: October 8, 2018 | December 11, 2018 | February 6, 2019
Cohort 2 - Devils Lake: October 9, 2018 | December 12, 2018 | February 5, 2019

Building Your System -

Cohort 1 - Bismarck: September 25-26, 2018
Cohort 2 tentative -TBD: November 19-20, 2018

Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) -

Year 1 (School-wide Behavior Expectations) - Fargo/Valley City: January 2019 + Coaching Calls in March, April, May
Year 2 - Fargo: October 9, 2018 (all schools who completed Year 1)
PBIS Tier I Booster - 2 more days TBD
PBIS TOT - Tier 1: Sept. 4 (virtual)
PBIS Tier 2 - (2 days TBD - February 25/26/27)

Barrier Busting -

Minot & Bismarck - April 25-26, 2019

Intentional Leadership Practices -

5-Days: Sept. 4 | Oct. 10 | Jan. 10 | Feb. 25 | April 22

ESSA Coaching Calls -

ESSA Coaching Calls - Oct. 19 | Jan. 22 | March 14
Individual School Coaching Calls - April 22 - May 10

9th Annual NDMTSS Conference -

June 10, 11, 12 - Fargo Holiday Inn


Wayne Callender, Ed. S. FaciliatorWayne Callender Ed.S., President of Partners for Learning, Inc., is an author and national RTI Consultant who has worked at the State, district and building levels improving educational outcomes. Wayne currently trains and advises educators across the country in the implementation of systems for school improvement, both on-site and through nationwide seminars. In addition to being featured as keynote speaker at over a dozen state and national conferences, Wayne has authored numerous articles, chapters and training books on the implementation of a School-Wide Approach to RTI and improved instructional practices.

Contact Information

Cheryl Hoggarth
MTSS Coordinator

Jennifer Glasheen
Director of Teaching & Learning
(701) 446-3172

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MTSS Core Training for Elementary

In-depth study of the essential components associated with implementation of a school-wide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support approach. Primary focus will be given to the development and use of elements used as part of a three-tier instructional model including the establishment of:

  1. Effective systems
  2. Universal screening
  3. Research-based interventions, and
  4. Problem solving for systems, groups, and individual students.

​MTSS in Secondary Schools: A Blueprint for Implementation

Implementing and sustaining MTSS in middle and high schools. Specific information for establishing tiered support structures within the secondary framework will be provided, with particular emphasis on tier I. Examples of data systems for universal screening and progress monitoring will be identified. Specific Reading and Math interventions (that really work) and examples of successful secondary MTSS models will be discussed. Participants will receive several tools useful for implementing MTSS at the secondary level, including Placement Pathways for Reading, Math and "Good Standing"; CBMs for secondary schools; and an MTSS Implementation Checklist.

Team membership from each building or district should consist of some of the following individuals:
  • District administrators (special education, superintendent, assistant superintedent, professional development/curriculum coordinator)
  • Building administrator (1 required per team)
  • General education content area teachers
  • (Grades K-6: elementary | Grades 6-12: secondary)
  • Special education teachers
  • Reading specialists
  • Instructional coaches

Building administrators will invite team members based on their roles, expertise, leadership abilities and authority to make school and district decisions (budgeting, schedules, course offerings, PD)