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Upcoming trainings

School climate training series

Join us for a three-part series on making school climate improvements in your school building. These sessions will be sequenced to elevate the best practice strategies for creating a positive school climate and include: 

  • Utilizing a whole child approach

  • Cultivating a safe and supportive environment

  • Implementing data-based decision making

  • Applying an equity lens

Trainings will be held the following Wednesdays from 3 – 5 p.m.:

October 20, 2021 - The Why?

This session will focus on the research of why building a positive school climate that results in student and staff sense of belonging is essential to improving academic outcomes. Attending to the needs of the whole child so that every student (and staff person) feels safe, healthy, engaged, challenged and supported is key to making improvements in school climate. Creating and connecting this work to a mission, vision, and greater strategic direction of the school create alignment.

December 1, 2021 - The How? 

Utilizing data is essential to improving school climate. In addition to assessing perceptions of school climate with students and families, identifying, analyzing, and disaggregating other types of data (e.g., discipline) is essential to understand how various stakeholders experience school. Utilizing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) provides the framework for how to make school climate improvements that also align with a school's overall improvement process.

January 12, 2022 - The What? 

This school climate training series will conclude with a deeper dive into the universal practices that should be implemented school-wide to create the conditions and build the skills of students, staff, and families that lead to a sense of belonging to the school community. These school wide practices include infusing social emotional learning, trauma-responsiveness, positive behavior supports and other evidence-based practices throughout classroom environments, instruction, and school policies and practices.


Register for the training here.

Past trainings


September 2021

September 23 from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Reimagining Education: Strengthening Universal Supports for All Symposium
Link to materials padlet

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

  • June 11 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

PEAK Parent Center Presentation - all welcome! 

  • June 25 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Speaker Series with Devin Vodicka - COMTSS Scale up and Sustainability:
Utilizing Strategies for Transformational Change

May 2021

May 14 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Speaker Series with Kent McIntosh
COMTSS: Leveraging Existing Systems to Help Pave the Way to Recovery
Link to materials Padlet

April 2021

April 30 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Speaker Series with Tim Lewis
Part III of a three-part series: Response to Intervention within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Building a District-wide Tier
Link to materials Padlet

March 2021

February 2021

February 19 - 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Speaker Series with Tim Lewis
Part II of a three-part series: RrI within an MTSS Framework
Link to materials Padlet

January 2021

January 8 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Speaker Series: Devin Vodicka
Learner-Centered Leadership
Link to materials Padlet


December 2020

December 11 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Speaker Series: Eric Monroe
Transformative Social Emotional Learning with Eric Monroe
Link to materials Padlet

November 2020

November 6 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Speaker Series: Kevin Schaefer
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Link to materials Padlet

October 2020

October 2 - 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Speaker Series with Tim Lewis:
Part I of a three-part series: Response to Intervention (RtI) within an MTSS Framework
Link to materials Padlet

September 2020

September 23 - 10 - 11:30 a.m.

Webinar: What’s so special about special education?
Link to materials Padlet

August 2020

August 3

Colorado Multi-Tiered System of Supports Virtual Summit 2020 
Link to materials Padlet

MTSS Online Academy

The MTSS Online Academy provides participants with on-demand training across multiple topics related to MTSS in Colorado. Currently, the topics included in the Online Academy are:

  • MTSS 101
  • Team-Driven Shared Leadership
  • Data-Based Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Family, School, and Community Partnering
  • Layered Continuum of Supports
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Implementation Science
  • Response to Intervention
  • Universal Design for Learning

Join the Online Academy as a Guest

Joining the Online Academy as a guest gives you access to all of the learning materials. Your progress will not be tracked and you will not be able to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs). To join as a guest, simply visit the MTSS Online Academy site on Moodle and engage in the lessons.

Join the Online Academy as a Registered User

To receive ECUs and have your progress tracked, participants need to register for a free Moodle account. Registration only takes a few seconds to complete. Once you have submitted your registration, our office will create your account and you will receive an email that you are ready to join the Online Academy.