September 29, 2022

Eaton County Teachers Take Part in Student Support Training

Charlotte, MI – Working to improve targeted support for all students, educators from the Eaton Regional Education Service Agency (RESA), local school districts, and public school academies gathered to collaborate, assess, and align teaching and learning around the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

MTSS is a research-based framework used by schools to identify struggling students early and quickly to provide support and intervention. This process focuses on the needs of the whole child, which includes addressing academic achievement as well as behavioral, social and emotional needs.

In sessions facilitated by MTSS expert Dr. Dawn Miller, educators examined ways to better screen students as part of core instruction, what implementing universal screening could mean for teachers and students, and how educators can continue to improve interventions and services for all learners.

.“This regional collaboration gives our districts and educators a chance to share information and learn from one another as well as Dr. Miller, whose expertise in MTSS implementation and evaluation will help our teams better understand tiers of support and the newest approaches to whole child services,” said Sean Williams, PhD, Eaton RESA superintendent.

Teachers from Eaton RESA, Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Grand Ledge, Maple Valley, Potterville, Insight Academy and Relevant Academy took part in the event. The session is part of Eaton RESA’s role as a regional service provider, making training and professional development available and accessible to local teachers and districts.

The MTSS is supported by the Michigan Department of Education and is designed to intentionally interconnect education, health and human services systems to support students. Learn more about Eaton RESA’s Strategic Plan and approach to whole child education and student achievement here.