Building the MTSS Pyramid: Supporting the People Who Construct It

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,5
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the current status of research on professional learning focused on MTSS implementation.
  2. identify the impact of professional learning activities on educator beliefs, knowledge and skills, and MTSS implementation.
  3. identify contextual variables that influence the effectiveness of professional learning for MTSS.
  4. understand critical professional learning design components needed to improve MTSS implementation.


Many districts and states mandate MTSS to facilitate student growth. We conducted a systematic review on educators engagement in professional learning to facilitate MTSS implementation. This presentation will report the effects of professional learning designs on educator and MTSS implementation outcomes. The presentation also will summarize key issues that influence professional learning effectiveness. Participants will learn how the literature indicates professional learning should be conducted to impact educators’ capacity to implement MTSS with fidelity.



Jose M. Castillo, University of South Florida
Rachael E. Hite, University of South Florida
Nicholas L. Scheel, University of South Florida
Lora Williams, University of South Florida


Joseph D. Latimer

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