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A Guide to Strategic Planning, Shared Leadership, and Student Success  [Creative Leadership Solutions; with Dr. Doug Reeves]

Fixing MTSS: The Keys to Successful Multi-Tiered Academic and Behavioral Interventions  [Creative Leadership Solutions; with Dr. Doug Reeves]

Planning Your Multi-Tiered (MTSS) Services for Next Year by Analyzing Your Current Students' Needs Today  [Creative Leadership Solutions; with Dr. Doug Reeves]

Building Academic and Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Progress for All Students  [PresenceLearning]

SEL: Critical Steps to Implementing a Comprehensive School-Wide Evidence-Based Program  [Illuminate Education; with Dr. Chris Balow]

Decreasing Disproportionate Discipline Referrals through a Behavioral Accountability System that Work                                                                                       [Creative Leadership Solutions; with Dr. Doug Reeves]

Conducting Quarterly Student Achievement Review (Q-STAR) Meetings: An Early Identification & ESSA Progress Monitoring Approach  [Illuminate Education; with Dr. Chris Balow]



An ESSA Guide to Strategic Planning, Shared Leadership, and Student Success

ESSA requires districts and schools to take the primary responsibility for educating, addressing the academic and behavioral progress, and providing multi-tiered systems of support for all students. This webinar discusses the functional academic and behavioral student outcomes that “anchor” the ESSA legislation.  These outcomes are connected to an effective school and schooling blueprint that is implemented within a shared leadership structure and process.

   To view our newest Leadership and Strategic Planning books that accompany this Webinar:    CLICK HERE




Fixing MTSS: The Keys to Successful Multi-Tiered Academic and Behavioral Interventions

ESSA requires districts to develop multi-tiered systems of services, supports, strategies, and interventions for academically or behaviorally at-risk, underachieving, unresponsive, and/or failing students. This webinar discusses (a) the legal requirements for a multi-tiered system; (b) the primary goals and objectives for a defensible system; and (c) current flaws and solutions so that districts and schools can rethink their approaches and implement effective strategies that lead to successful student outcomes.

   To view our newest Multi-Tiered and Special Education Support books that accompany this Webinar:    CLICK HERE

   Webinar Handout:  MTSS Webinar CLS Handout 318.pdf 

   For Free Illuminate Education article (Knoff, Reeves, & Balow, 2018):  A Multi-Tiered Service & Support Implementation Blueprint for Schools & Districts: Revisiting the Science to Improve the Practice       CLICK HERE




Planning Your Multi-Tiered (MTSS) Services for Next Year by Analyzing Your Current Students' Needs Today

We believe that next year's MTSS system of school services begins with a number of significant transition activities that occur now. One such activity is the "Get-Go Process."  Using the Get-Go Process, each grade-level team in a school analyzes the progress of each of their students so that the student-centered "lessons learned" can be formally communicated to the next year's teaching team. 

But in addition, the Get-Go Process is completed to determine (a) what MTSS services and supports specific students will need on the first day of the next school year; (b) how to prepare teachers and other support staff to deliver needed multi-tiered programs or interventions; and (c) how to best organize students into their next year's classrooms so that differentiated instructional approaches and positive classroom interactions are maximized. 

This webinar describes the Get-Go process, discusses the data and information that need to be collected and analyzed, and explains how to prepare for and conduct the Get-Go grade-level meetings.

   To view the Get-Go Process book, and our newest Multi-Tiered and Special Education Support books that accompany this Webinar:    CLICK HERE

   Webinar Handout:  Get Go MTSS Webinar CLS 418.pdf




Building Academic and Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Progress for All Students

Research and practice demonstrate that effective classroom management and student instruction in social, emotional, and behavioral self-management is a blueprint for success.  This webinar discusses evidence-based ways to structure a strong student-centered foundation that schools can use to increase strengthen school climate, increase student engagement, and improve academic outcomes.  These approaches especially include ways to implement a comprehensive school discipline, classroom management, and student self-management (SEL) system.

   To view our newest School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Behavior books that accompany this Webinar:    CLICK HERE

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SEL: Critical Steps to Implementing a Comprehensive School-Wide Evidence-Based Program

Recent surveys reveal that educators want to implement SEL approaches in their classrooms, but many don't have a specific evidence-based model with programs and strategies for implementation.  In this webinar, we highlight: (a) a science-to-practice model complemented by the Stop & Think Social Skills Program; (b) ways to evaluate SEL program outcomes using a user friendly data management platform; and (c) how to implement a flexible, practical SEL program from start to finish.

   To view our newest SEL/Social Skills Training and Student Self-Management books that accompany this Webinar:    CLICK HERE



Decreasing Disproportionate Discipline Referrals through a Behavioral Accountability System that Works

Four recent national studies have found that schools (i.e., teachers and other staff) across the country continue to refer male, African-American, and Students with Disabilities  to the Principal's Office and for suspensions and expulsions for discipline problems in disproportionate numbers--regardless of the type of disciplinary action, level of school poverty, or type of public school attended.  Policy changes, changes in discipline codes, and changes at the organizational level have not work.  While discipline referral numbers have decreased, disproportionality persists.

This Webinar describes the science-to-practice characteristics of a school discipline model (evidence-based through SAMHSA) that has been implemented in thousands of schools nationwide, and that has decreased disproportionaity.  The reasons for schools' lack of success in this area are noted, the need for multi-tiered systems that address the root causes of students' inappropriate behavior are reinforced, and the focus on developing students' social, emotional, and behavioral self-management skills are emphasized.

Especially discussed is the Behavioral Matrix and Classroom Accountability system that gives teachers and students a “behavioral roadmap” for increasing prosocial behavior, decreasing disruptive behavior, and directly addressing disproportionate disciplinary referrals by teachers and administrators.

   To view our newest School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Behavior books that accompany this Webinar:    CLICK HERE

   To view our newest Multi-Tiered and Special Education Support and Behavioral Matrix/School Discipline Code Development books that accompany this Webinar:    CLICK HERE

   Webinar Handout:   CLS Disproportionality Beh Matrix Webinar Handout 518.pdf



Conducting Quarterly Student Achievement Review (Q-STAR) Meetings: An Early Identification & ESSA Progress Monitoring Approach

As part of a multi-tiered (MTSS) system, schools need to evaluate the academic and behavioral progress of all students each quarter to make sure that they are appropriately progressing and succeeding.  This webinar describes the Quarterly Student Achievement Review (Q-STAR) process, developed over 30+ years through Project ACHIEVE, that has been implemented in thousands of schools across the country.  Included is: (a) the information and data that should be routinely included in the meetings; (b) how to prepare for and conduct grade-level Q-STAR meetings; and (c) how data analytic software can facilitate data collection, analysis, and interpretation across multiple measures to drive instructional decisions.

   To view the Q-STAR Process book, and our other newest Publications to Help You Succeed that accompany this Webinar:    CLICK HERE