Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

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The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports aligns academics, behavior and social-emotional wellness into a single decision-making framework to establish the supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students. We partner with school divisions throughout the Commonwealth to support the successful implementation of the framework.

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Formed Families Forward Videos

In partnership with Formed Families Forward, a community parent resource center, the VTSS produced a set of three brief training videos designed for wide use by educator and family audiences. The videos focus on building trauma awareness, responding to trauma and traumatic stress, and supporting trauma-sensitive schools.  Check out our Community resources page for the link to the videos and related resources. 

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May 2019

Effective Classroom Systems

May 30 - May 31
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville, 990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
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Completion of Tier 1 is recommended, or those Cohort 5 participants who are starting with academic tiered supports.

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June 2019

Tier 1 Forum

June 18 - June 20
Madison Hotel and Conference Center, 710 S. Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 United States
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This three-day event is designed to facilitate team learning and planning around Universal or Tier 1 implementation of the Virginia Tiered System of Supports. Division leadership teams and school leadership teams, inclusive of building principals, are invited to attend. This year, the Tier 1 Forum will have four concurrent “strands” to accommodate the needs of your division and schools. Division Leadership Teams should collaborate with their VTSS Systems Coaches to identify the most appropriate strand and who should attend.

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July 2019

Effective Classroom Systems

July 10 - July 11
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville, 990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
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Division leadership teams and school leadership teams, including building principals, are invited to attend. Divisions may want to consider extending invitations to division level staff charged with ongoing professional learning in classroom instructional and/or behavioral practices. It is recommended that participating schools wishing to attend have completed Tier 1 Professional Learning for school-wide practices (i.e. the Tier 1 Forum). Please contact your VTSS Systems Coach should you need additional guidance.

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Tier 1 Forum

July 30 - August 1
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Richmond – Midlothian, 1021 Koger Center Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23235 United States
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This three-day event is designed to facilitate team learning and planning around Universal or Tier 1 implementation of the Virginia Tiered System of Supports. Division leadership teams and school leadership teams, inclusive of building principals, are invited to attend. This year, the Tier 1 Forum will have four concurrent “strands” to accommodate the needs of your division and schools. Division Leadership Teams should collaborate with their VTSS Systems Coaches to identify the most appropriate strand and who should attend.

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