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Spring 2022 MTSS Leader Community of Practice

The purpose of this community off practice is to come together as an equity-centered community of practice in order to share with and support one another in strengthening your district and/or school’s multi-tiered systems of support.

The period of transitioning out of the global pandemic is a critical time for reflection, innovation, and forward planning. Join your colleagues across the state in leading schools into the future at this critical juncture. This CoP is jointly organized by CLEE, RIDE, and Systems of Support at Bridge RI.

Dates and Times:

April 5, May 3, June 7  8:30-10:00am

An enrollment key is required to join this community of practice.  Contact Michelle Li for more information.

Intended Audiences

District and school MTSS leaders

Course Type

Community of Practice

Recommended # of PLUs

4.5 PLUs

Course Contact: Ellen Reinhardt

Multi-Tiered System of Supports Overview

Participating in any course on BRIDGE-RI, the home of MTSS RI, presumes a foundational understanding of multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS); therefore, it is recommended that all participants begin with this course as a prerequisite to establish common language and conceptual understanding of the framework.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the preventative ‘why’ behind an MTSS approach to school improvement

  • Define MTSS and its components

  • Understand how a data-based, problem solving culture is integral to the framework

  • Reflect on how building a tiered model should be informed by Implementation Science

Intended Audiences

K-12 Educators, Administrators, Related Service Providers, Interventionists/Specialists, Paraprofessionals, Coaches

Course Type


Recommended # of PLUs

2 PLUs

Team Foundations

Much of the work of MTSS and school improvement is done by teams and during meetings.  Healthy functioning teams get more accomplished with fewer frustrations and setbacks.  This course will guide team members and leaders through the important considerations and tasks to develop a strong team and hold effective meetings. 

Participants will be able to:

  • assemble effective teams
  • establish team operating procedures to maximize engagement and outcomes
  • develop team communication plans

Intended Audiences

School Improvement Teams, MTSS Teams, Team Members

Course Type


Recommended # of PLUs

2 PLUs