2022 Hybrid NeMTSS Summit – “Creating Coherence”
October 13-14, 2022
In-Person – Younes Conference Center North – Kearney, NE
Virtual – Zoom
- George M. Batsche, Ed.D., professor of school psychology and director emeritus of the Institute for School Reform, the University of South Florida in Tampa
- Adolph Brown, Psy.D., master teacher, author, and clinical psychologist
- Judy Elliott Ph.D., chief executive officer, EduLead, LLC
- Andy Garbacz, Ph.D., associate professor of school psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Visit the NeMTSS Summit Website – HERE to learn more about the keynote presenters and their talks.
If you haven’t already registered, registration is $125 per person and will remain open through Sept. 15.
Creating Coherence is the theme of this year’s hybrid event, hosted by the Nebraska Department of Education’s Office of Special Education.
As students and teachers move forward in education, the NeMTSS team aims to support Educational Service Units, districts, schools, and educators in coming together to work toward a common vision of success.
- The summit will highlight connections among behavioral support, academics, social-emotional learning, and continuous improvement within a multi-tiered system of support and offer ways to promote cohesion among these areas to improve outcomes for students.
- Presenters and workshops will focus on ways to increase communication, implement successful problem-solving strategies and strengthen MTSS support in all aspects of education.
- The summit will serve as an introduction and expansion of work educators are starting or have already begun with NeMTSS Systems Day training.
Hybrid format: Participants may attend the summit in person at the Younes Conference Center North in Kearney or participate in sessions virtually.
More event details, including Zoom links for virtual participants, will be sent at a later date.
Visit the NeMTSS Summit Website – HERE to learn more about the event, including how to register and reserve lodging.
NeMTSS Summit Presentations
Below are some presenter materials from the 2019 NeMTSS Summit
*Only presentations that were made available to us by the presenters are included*
Alcott MTSS Presentation 2019
Nebraska_pm – *Please contact Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org for this presentation*
Amanda Witte & Kristen Derr
Partnerships for Student Success – MTSS Conference_8-23-19
District Action Plan Template
District Level Considerations_9.5.19
District Systems Fidelity Inventory 080519
NE MTSS Workshop
SWPBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) 2017
Tier 2 Behavior Supports within MTSS_9.4.19
Dr. Gail Chan
NE MTSS Sept 2019_No Video
Dr. George Batsche (Keynote Speaker)
NeMTSS Summit KEYNOTE
Alignment Across Tiers and Lesson Planning
Case of Brian Instructional Plan
GB Nebraska Break Out
Lesson Design and Implementation Guide
Lesson Design and Implementation Template
Dr. Kelly Georgius
MTSS Math Standards and Strategies
Dr. Linda Karges-Bone
A Brain Treat for the Holiday
Brain Tips Revised Summer 2018
Family Engagement Nebraska 2019
Raising Smarter children – *Please contact Leslie at email@example.com for this presentation*
John Parsons JD
Effects of Poverty on Children
MTSS MAP Presentation 2019
Judith Carta & Robin Miller-Young
How Strong is Your Tier 1 workshop
Instructional Leadership Team Task Checklist 9-1-19 workshop
Moving an Early Education Program into an MTSS-Part 1-Introducing MTSS in Early Childhood workshop
Moving an Early Learning Program into an MTSS – Part 2 Leadership and Implementation Science workshop
Moving an Early Education Program into an MTSS – Part 3 on Tier 1 workshop
Moving an Early Learning Program into an MTSS – Part 4 Problem solving 9-3-19-workshop
MTSS Nebraska BREAKOUT Carta & Young 9-2-19 JC (1) FINAL
MTSS_RtI in EC Leadership, Consensus, PD Blog Entries 10-10-15
MTSS_RtI in EC Leadership, Consensus, PD Blog Entries 10-10-15
NE Coaches MTSS Handouts 0919
Kristy Feden & George Toman
School Psych Q and A for Sept MTSS Conference
Liberty High School
ESSA_LHS_6_11_19_Online Version – *Please contact Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org for this presentation*
MTSS Symposium Handout – *Please contact Leslie at email@example.com for this presentation*
NeMTSS 2019 Handouts -3 per page
NeMTSS Summit Screening & Decisions
Presentations are no longer available
Presentations are no longer available.
MTSS is a framework that promotes an integrated system connecting general education and special education, along with all components of teaching and learning, into a high quality, standards-based instruction and intervention system that is matched to a student’s academic, social-emotional and behavior needs.
The NeMTSS Framework is designed to provide an overview for MTSS practices in Nebraska. As such, it will chart the course for school-wide implementation from PreKindergarten through graduation. The framework is devoted to explaining the essential elements of MTSS and the systematic implementation in schools. It is intended to help school leaders to increase his/her understanding of the various aspects of the system and to identify areas that warrant future professional development within his/her school. It is not intended, however, to be a substitute for training. Professional learning, along with ongoing district or ESU level coaching, is required to implement MTSS. Readers are encouraged to pursue supplementary training in each of the elements and processes discussed in this document
MTSS is an essential component of the Continuous Improvement Process and should not be seen as a stand alone initiative. Local school districts and Educational Service Units (ESUs) are a critical part of the Nebraska MTSS network. Each school district and ESU is charged with multiple improvement efforts, have a variety of local expertise, and possess unique context. Making natural connections between the essential elements of the MTSS framework and other efforts that the school district or ESU are involved with, such as continuous improvement, will be beneficial.
The Nebraska MTSS framework encompasses the concepts of response‐to‐intervention (RtI), positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS), and special education eligibility determination. The MTSS framework is an educational systems change paradigm (Sansosti & Noltemeyer, Annual 2008; Shores & Chester, 2009) that provides a construct for supporting students and staff as part of school improvement.
The development of an MTSS framework begins by establishing a strong core of literacy, mathematics, and behavior, PreK-12, for all students which provides the foundation of prevention within the entire system. Universal screening processes measuring fluency and accuracy of critical early skills that are predictive of future student skill attainment are used to identify students who may need additional support. Evidence-based interventions are implemented to provide a layered continuum of supports matched to student need. Ongoing progress monitoring data are used to determine student response to intervention and is essential to the data-based problem solving process to determine next steps for fading, exiting, or intensifying interventions for students. Data from MTSS can be used as part of the process for the identification of students with exceptionalities (See the Special Education Eligibility Determination section of the NeMTSS Framework); however, in no way should MTSS delay the initial evaluation of a student that is suspected of having a disability.
KEY TO MTSS SUCCESS – The Problem-Solving Process
An effective MTSS relies on teams utilizing data to guide decision-making at all levels (i.e., district, school, grade, classroom, individual) of support. Some important things to consider when using a data-based problem-solving model:
(Adapted from Florida MTSS)
- A problem-solving model provides the structure to identify, develop, implement and evaluate strategies to improve the performance of ALL students.
- The use of scientifically based or evidence-based practices must occur.
- The effectiveness of the problem-solving process is based on both fidelity of the problem-solving process itself and fidelity in the implementation of the instruction/intervention plan.
- The problem-solving process is applicable to all tiers of instruction/intervention and can be used for problem-solving at the community, district, school, classroom, and/or individual student levels.
- The problem-solving process is iterative. Teams may need to cycle through the problem-solving process multiple times to find successful solutions.
THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF MTSS
MTSS has been defined by the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) as “the practice of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals and applying child response data to important educational decisions.” Following are MTSS Essential Elements as defined by Nebraska Stakeholders:
- Shared Leadership
- Communication, Collaboration, and Partnerships
- Evidence-Based Instruction, Intervention, and Assessment Practices
- Building Capacity/Infrastructure for Implementation
- Layered Continuum of Supports
- Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision Making