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Welcome

For more information please use the contact information below or reach out to a member of your district navigator team

Megan Elsinger

Holly Fish

Donna Heying

Patricia Lehmann

Sarah Lehmann

Kelli Olson

Teacher Leaders (TLC)

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Iowa Department of Education Guidance

Meetings and Training Opportunities

Other Tools and Resources

TLC Agora Online Community
The TLC Online Community (Agora) brings teacher leaders and administrators from across the state together to collaborate about school improvement and the teacher leadership compensation system. Navigate the community as a guest or enroll in the community to sign up for notifications and participate in activities.

 

Community of Learning Ning (Diane Sweeney)
The Keystone AEA Community of Learning provides a meeting place for members to ask questions, share resources, collaborate, problem solve, celebrate successes and network with teacher leaders, administrators, and AEA consultants.

Megan Elsinger

Holly Fish

Donna Heying

Patricia Lehmann

Sarah Lehmann

Kelli Olson

Tesha Ruley

Mentoring

Patricia Lehmann

Sarah Lehmann

Assessment

Overview of MTSS

Implementation of the Iowa MTSS framework should use the continuous school improvement process of (a) defining the problem, (b) diagnosing the problem, (c) developing a plan, (d) implementing the plan, and (e) evaluating the results of plan implementation. We use a ten-question framework to help schools engage in this process. Those ten questions are:

Universal Level

  1. Is our Universal program sufficient?
  2. If the Universal program is not sufficient, why isn’t it sufficient?
  3. How will needs identified in the Universal program be addressed?
  4. How will the sufficiency and effectiveness of the Universal program be monitored over time?
  5. Have improvements to the Universal program been effective?

Targeted and Intensive Levels

  1. For which students is Universal instruction sufficient and not sufficient, and why?
  2. What specific Targeted and Intensive instruction is needed?
  3. How will specific Targeted and Intensive instruction be delivered?
  4. How will the effectiveness of Targeted and Intensive instruction be monitored?
  5. Which students need to move to a different level of instruction?

This process helps educators think about their local needs within a data-based decision-making framework.

Iowa Department of Education Guidance

Standards-Based Education

Tools

The following tools are available for ALL schools to examine their assessment and universal tier practices. If you have questions about using these tools in your building or district, please contact a member of your navigator team. 

ESSA

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