MTSS Workshop Series Information

MO-CASE is planning a regional series of workshop sessions to help school districts establish a viable Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS).  The following points describe the current state of our planning for these workshops:

        The workshop series will consist of three full day sessions, held over a period extending from late September through early March. We are planning to offer the series at five sites - St. Joseph, Springfield, Columbia, Kirksville and Cape Girardeau – depending on level of interest in each region.

     Dr. Kaye Otten and Beth Wood will facilitate and guide the sessions.  They are both accomplished practioners, who have successful experience coaching districts in development and implementation of plans for MTSS.  Both academic and behavior intervention will be addressed in each session, as part of a comprehensive plan.

     These are work sessions, not sit and get.  While brief presentations to help set the context and parameters of the work will occur, the outcome for each session is for districts to complete part of a written plan for a viable MTSS. 

     Learning outcomes and plan components include:

  • Class-wide preventative intervention in general education;
  • Universal screening;
  • Progress monitoring including expected rate of improvement;
  • Data-based action triggers and decision making cut points;
  • Tiers of differentiated evidence- based intervention, including intensive intervention;
  • Fidelity of implementation.
   ·         Districts who participate must already be committed to these outcomes. While details of plans will vary from district to district, the structure of the plans should be consistent with MTSS guidance documents that MO-CASE has adopted, Missouri PBIS, and  Missouri DESE requirements for Response to Intervention.

·         Participants must be part of a district team, with a 3 to 1 ratio of general educators to those associated with special education.  Teams must include a district-level staff member who can commit district resources and direct district implementation of plans.

·         The total fee for the series (three full day sessions, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) is $900 per district team.  Teams may include up to 5 members.

MTSS Workshop Series Dates & Locations


ST. JOSEPH ~ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (*)

Session 1: September 28, 2016

Keatley Center

1202 S. 28th St.

St. Joseph, Mo. 64507

Local Contact:  Marlena Walley

Session 2: November 9, 2016

Session 3: February 17, 2017

Troester Media Center (TMC)

3401 Renick

St. Joseph, MO 64507

Local Contact: Marlena Walley

(*) There are 2 different locations for the St. Joseph MTSS Workshop Locations.

*Location Update!

JACKSON will now be located at

FARMINGTON ~ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 1: October, 20, 2016

Session 2: December 8, 2016

Session 3: February 15, 2017

Truman Learning Center

District Meeting Room

209 West College St.

Farmington, MO 63640

Local Contact:  Ashley Krause

KIRKSVILLE ~ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 1: October 13, 2016

Session 2: November 18, 2016

Session 3: March 28, 2017

Northeast RPDC

2200 Violette Hall

100 E. Normal

Kirksville, MO 63501

Local contact: Susan Rossmiller 


COLUMBIA ~ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 1: October 27, 2016

Session 2: November 10, 2016

Session 3: February 2, 2017

Aslin Administration Building

Columbia Public Schools

1818 West Worley St.

Columbia, Missouri 65203

Local Contact: Dave Wilson


SPRINGFIELD ~ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Session 1: October 26, 2016

Session 2: December 15, 2016

Session 3: February 10, 2017

Kraft Administrative Center

1359 E. St. Louis St.

Rooms A and B

Springfield, Missouri 65802

Local Contact: Phyllis Wolfram

Workshop Series Cost:  $900 per district

(includes three full day sessions from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.)

Click here to register!

Click here for the MTSS summary responses referenced in the May 2016 edition of The Director.


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Jefferson City, MO 65109

Phone: (573) 644-7804

Fax: (573) 644-7806

Dr. Terry Allee, Executive Director

Dr. Diane Golden, Policy Coordinator

Sara Clime, Administrative Assistant


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