The Washington MTSS Framework is an evidence-based organizational approach for districts and schools to create equitable, consistent, and flexible systems and supports that empower educators, students, families, and communities to ensure that every student benefits.
Our MTSS Coaching Model
We believe that MTSS is the foundation to providing equitable access to learning for each student. We strive to keep our coaching around systems change student-centered. We believe that with a focus on the Washington State MTSS framework and 5 components with an emphasis on data-based decision making, MTSS allows for equitable access and outcomes for all students in all areas of schooling. We believe it is an opportunity to remove systemic barriers while rebuilding equitable systems of support.
S. A. Journey and W.C.Vann, July 2023
We strive to meet the varying needs of our teams, districts and schools by differentiating our coaching supports based on capacity building, content coaching and systems coaching. Our coaching is taylored to the unique and individual needs of our region while also centering on best practices and the foundations of the MTSS Framework. We work alongside districts by building strong relationships to leverage effective coaching and implement systems change initiatives.
Content Coaching focuses on helping teachers improve instruction in a particular discipline such as reading, mathematics, and behavior (Neufeld & Roper, 2003). The majority of coaching in these models occurs at the one-on-one (coach-to-teacher) or small group (coach-to-teachers) level and focuses on enhancing classroom practices to improve student outcomes.
Systems Coaching shifts the concept of coaching from improving individual capacity to improving the coordinated capacity of groups of educators (e.g., district) to enhance implementation fidelity of empirically-based practices, as well as support and sustain whole school reform efforts (March & Gaunt, 2013; Sims, March, Barrett, & Knotek, 2015).
Systems coaching (v): the application of a set of skills that provides dynamic support and facilitation to develop the capacity of school or district teams to implement MTSS aligned with the school or district improvement plans in order to enhance student outcomes (March & Gaunt, 2013, p. 4).
2023-2024 Grant Sites
The application for the 23-24 school year is closed. Welcome regional cohorts!
- Ocean Beach – Cohort 2
- Castle Rock – Cohort 2
- Kalama – Cohort 2
- La Center – Cohort 1
- Washougal – Cohort 1
- Mill A – Cohort 3
- Lyle – Cohort 1
- Klickitat – Cohort 3
- Roosevelt – Cohort 2