Tag Archives: MTSS

Plan Your PD for 2017/18

As we near the end of another school year, Kent ISD is ramping up efforts to provide outstanding professional learning opportunities in the 2017/2018 school year.

High Interest Topics for 2017/2018

Kelli Campbell, Teaching and Learning Director at Kent ISD, and I visited a few districts over the winter months to get an insight into what our local districts were looking for in the coming school year. We gathered all the information from our visits and found the following topics were of highest interest: Continue reading Plan Your PD for 2017/18

5 Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

In 2015, the Michigan State Board of Education identified as a priority, “Increasing the use of personalized teaching methods, including the integration of technology for K-14 students to improve learning and outcomes.” In 2016, The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) released their plan to become a top 10 state in 10 years, which incorporated personalized learning as 1 of its 7 strategies. While  the state has a strong focus on personalized learning, many local districts in Michigan are just beginning to develop their understanding around this educational concept. Continue reading 5 Misconceptions of Personalized Learning

PBIS: Thornapple Kellogg’s Success Story

Please read and think about the statements below:

  • If a child doesn’t know how to read…we ______ .
  • If a child doesn’t know how to multiply…we _____ .
  • If a child doesn’t know how to swim…we_____.
  • If a child doesn’t know how to behave…we _____.

How did you answer the questions? Continue reading PBIS: Thornapple Kellogg’s Success Story

Why We Love MTSS (And You Should, Too!)

Data-driven decision making, positive school climate, evidence-based reading instruction and interventions . . . all critical components of setting up a Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) Framework.

Kent ISD is currently supporting local districts in bringing the MTSS Framework to life to systematically raise achievement both Continue reading Why We Love MTSS (And You Should, Too!)