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2020 Abstracts: Montana

PR Award #: H323A200013
Name: Montana Office of Public Instruction
Title: The Montana Tiered System of Supports: Systematic Problem-Solving Approach to Implement Evidence-Based Practices with Autonomy
City, State: Helena, MT
Project Director: Sheila Lovato
Project Director email: Sheila.lovato@mt.gov

Purpose
This project will increase local educational agency (LEA) capacity to support and sustain the implementation of the Montana Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) through distance learning and web-based formats for professional development and coaching support focused on data-analytic problem solving at the systems level.

Method
The project will utilize implementation teams at the state, regional, district, and building level to increase capacity for implementation and create an efficient infrastructure for professional development, technical assistance, coaching, and communication. This project will prioritize rural LEAs and indigenous majority LEAs. In addition, the project will increase opportunities for school personnel who work with student with disabilities to exercise choice in professional development.