Program Area Meeting 2020

The 2020 SPDG Program Area Meeting  (Tuesday, July 21st from 2:30-4:00 ET) is being held virtually this year.

We will meet to consider how your SPDG can prepare for the Fall.

Carole Carr (GA Communications and Family Engagement Specialist) and Melissa Hanasch (Statewide Director for the IL MTSS-N) will provide ideas about how to equitably meet the needs of children, family, and educators within a framework of multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS). To prepare, please watch the recorded presentation from Dr. George Sugai at Washington’s MTSS Fest: (note this should start at time stamp 21:40).

As you watch, please listen for these themes:

  • When school starts the triangle is going to look different
    • Tier 1 needs to meet more needs
    • Other educators will also have needs
  • It’s about the Relationships
    • Need to understand children and their families more than ever
    • Consider what other educators, families, children may need
  • Renovate
    • Use practices we know work and modify them to meet the needs of more students
    • Simplify: Choose a few key practices that have good effects and implement well
  • What can you do Now, 1 week before school, During?


Carole Carr, Melissa Hanasch
Jennifer Coffey
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