Professional Development for the Effective Implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

General education teachers are faced with educating a diverse student population. In California, teachers are supporting students who are learning English, who have disabilities, who are gifted and talented, and who have an array of learning styles. California's uniquely diverse student population requires teachers to have access to multi-tiered supports specifically designed to address the impediment to learning that any student may experience. In an effort to support teachers to be as effective as possible in teaching a diverse student population with unique learning needs, this researcher developed a professional development experience that could increase general educators’ capacity to effectively meet the needs of their students. The profession development inservice that is the product of this project is entitled Effective Implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Support: A Professional Development for Teachers. The inservice is intended to orient K-12 public school general educators to the best educational practice of a School-wide Multi-Tiered System of Supports, (MTSS) structure and processes, so they may use the process within their schools.