Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

Who we are

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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August 2019

Defusing Disruptive Behavior

August 6 - August 7
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville, 990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
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Defusing Disruptive Behavior is a deeper dive into understanding problem behavior and learning how to address these behaviors more effectively in the classroom. Building upon a continuum of responses, this training will explain multiple evidence-based strategies that can be used to address these behaviors.

Intended audience: teachers, administrators, individuals at the division and school level who support classroom management and student behavior.

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September 2019

Systems Coaching Institute 101 Session A

September 11 - September 12
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville, 990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
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VTSS Systems Coaching Institutes are designed to develop the capacity within teams to raise a system’s ability to organize personnel and resources for prompting and encouraging local school training and implementation efforts. Learning Intentions The learning intentions for the Day 1 training are to: describe and apply the VTSS Framework; define the role of systems coaching and begin to develop a “job description”; utilize the cascading model of support and your role within your division; understand and relate to the…

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Defusing Disruptive Behavior

September 18, 9:30 am - September 19, 4:00 pm
Great Wolf Lodge, 549 E Rochambeau Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Intended for VTSS Cohorts 1-5 School Teams with Division Team members who support implementation AND who have attended Tier 1, Defusing Disruptive Behavior is a deeper dive into understanding problem behavior and learning how to address these behaviors more effectively in the classroom. Building upon a continuum of responses, this training will explain multiple evidence-based strategies that can be used to address these behaviors.

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Administrators COP Webinar

September 25, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - “Collective Teacher Efficacy”
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October 2019

Data-Informed Decision Making

October 9 - October 10
The Westin Richmond, 6631 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230 United States
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The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports is excited to host a two-day, interactive professional learning event focused on developing, implementing and sustaining a data-informed decision-making process for improving instruction and interventions. Learning Intentions: Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to: recognize elements of an integrated and aligned data system that allows “real-time” access to data, analyze current systems for data collection and design a school-wide system for aggregating data to inform instructional decisions; reflect on current data-informed…

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Coaching Virtual Networking

October 15, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - “Roles and Responsibilities for Division & School Coaches”
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Starting to Sustaining – Session A

October 17, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn – Newport News/Hampton, 980 Omni Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Who Should Attend? Strand 1: Cohort 6 division teams and any cohort 1-5 division team that needs to revisit the DIDM strand Strands 2 or 3: Cohort 5 and any cohort 1-4 division team that has not participated in that strand previously Strand 5: All cohorts Session Information Thursday,October 17 Check-in Start: 8:30 a.m. Session Start: 9:30 a.m. Session Ends: 4:00 p.m. Meals Provided: Lunch How to Register: Attendees will choose and register for one strand only at the registration…

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HS COP Webinar

October 21, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - “Student Voice and Family Engagement”
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Starting to Sustaining – Session A

October 24, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn Charlottesville-University Area, 1901 Emmet Street
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
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Who Should Attend? Strand 1: Cohort 6 division teams and any cohort 1-5 division team that needs to revisit the DIDM strand Strands 2 or 3: Cohort 5 and any cohort 1-4 division team that has not participated in that strand previously Strand 4: All cohorts with division/school data points that indicate a need for equity work and participants who are ready to engage potentially difficult conversations Session Information Thursday,October 24 Check-in Start: 8:30 a.m. Session Start: 9:30 a.m. Session…

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November 2019

Family Engagement Webinar

November 19, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - “Strategies to Support Your Work”
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