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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Upcoming Webinars

From now until the end of the year, we are offering virtual trainings from three of our four areas of interest. Please click on the links below to register for any of the webinars that interest you:

December State-wide Trainings

Join us for Session B of From Starting to Sustaining. This training is offered to anyone who attended Session A.

Breakouts for Strands 1, 2 and 3 are offered at both locations, while Strand 4 is offered at the western location and Strand 5 is offered at the eastern location

Individual training may be accessed below:

  • On December 3 at the Hotel Roanoke, we offer breakouts for Strands 1, 2, 3 and 4. More information and lodging details may be found at the December 3rd event page.
  • On December 5 at the  Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, we offer breakouts for Strands 1, 2, 3 and 5. More information and lodging details may be found at the December 5th event page.

Formed Families Forward Videos

In partnership with Formed Families Forward, a community parent resource center, the VTSS produced a set of three brief trauma 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.
Three additional family engagement videos were created to highlight specific strategies for school teams to consider as they build momentum around family-school partnerships and strengthen skills to meaningfully engage families in multi-tiered systems.
You can also check out our Community resources page for the link to the videos and related resources.

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December 2019

Virtual-COP – Administrators

December 12, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - “The Principal’s Role in Family Engagement”
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Virtual-COP – Coaches Networking

December 17, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - “How to prepare for the DCA and TFI”
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January 2020

Effective Classroom Systems

January 22, 2020 - January 23, 2020
The Westin Richmond, 6631 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230 United States
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This two-day event is designed to facilitate team learning and planning around Universal or Tier 1 Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports effective classroom practices. Classroom practices are those strategies essential to effective instruction and include: managing the classroom environment, encouraging/reinforcing appropriate behavior, responding to inappropriate behavior, active supervision, opportunities to respond, classroom expectations, routines and procedures aligned with school-wide expectations. Who Should Attend? Division leadership teams and school leadership teams, including building principals, are invited to attend. Divisions may want…

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