Toolkit for Rebuilding Student Supports into
a Comprehensive System for
Addressing Barriers to Learning and Teaching
Tools for initial and ongoing planning
of the rebuilding process
- Reframing Intervention
Moving toward a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports: Mapping & Analyzing Learning Supports
A tool outlining a six step process that can be used by school improvement planners and decision makers to chart all current activities and resource use (e.g., school, district, community) as a basis for evaluating the current state of development, doing a gap analysis, and setting priorities for moving forward.
Response to Intervention
Feature article in Center Newsletter/Journal
Natural Opportunities to Promote Social-Emotional Learning and MH
Featured article in Center Newsletter/Journal
Infrastructure: Is What We Have What We Need?
A tool outlining a four step process that can be used by planners and decision makers to map and analyze current infrastructure.
Notes on Infrastructure at a Small School
Obviously, a small school has less staff and other resources than most larger schools. Nevertheless, the three major functions necessary for school improvement remain the same in all schools, namely (1) improving instruction, (2) providing learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching, and (3) enhancing management and governance. These notes highlights the needed roles and functions that call for a change in current operational and organizational infrastructure at the school site.
Notes on Infrastructure for Learning Supports at District, Regional, and State Offices
Highlights roles and functions related to developing a comprehensive learning supports system that call for a change in current operational and organizational infrastructure at these levels.
Resource Oriented Teams: Key Infrastructure Mechanisms for Enhancing Education Supports
Pulls together the Center's work on resource-oriented mechanisms designed to ensure schools pay systematic attention to how they use resources for addressing barriers to learning and promoting healthy development.
One Page Handout on What is a Learning Supports Resource Team?
Basic description of the purpose, composition, and functions of a school site resource-oriented team mechanism
Guide to enhancing school-community infrastructure and weaving resources together
Discusses school-community collaboratives as key mechanisms for braiding school and community resources and stresses ways to optimize the functioning or such groups.
Guidance Notes for Designing a Comprehensive System of Learning Supports and Strategically Planning its Implementation
These notes are intended to highlight and guide teams through the work involved in developing
- a prototype design document for a comprehensive system of learning supports
- initial strategic and action plans for transformation
Job descriptions for learning support component leadership
Examples of job descriptions are provided for both an administrative and staff lead for a learning supports component.Notes about Reframing the Roles and Functions of Student Support Staff in terms of Levels of Competence and Professional Development
At a School Site
At the State Level
Presents a framework of areas of function, levels of professional development, and the nature and scope of competencies.
Benchmark Checklist for Monitoring and Reviewing Progress in Developing a Comprehensive System to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching
The checklist is designed to aid those involved in the process of restructuring education support programs and developing a Learning Supports (Enabling) Component.
This tool was developed as a formative evaluation instrument for use by Steering Groups, Organization Facilitators, and other change agents. It aids in focusing problem solving discussions and planning next steps.
Monitoring Progress in Developing a Comprehensive System to Address Barriers to Learning and Teaching – Topical Guide for Self-Evaluation
This outline is intended to provide a focus for informal self-evaluation of progress in developing a comprehensive, multifaceted, and cohesive approach to address barriers to student learning. Think in terms of four levels: school, complex of schools, district, and state.
Using Federal Education Legislation in Moving Toward a Comprehensive Multifaceted, and Integrated Approach to Addressing Barriers to Learning
Discusses those facets of the "No Child Left Behind Act" and the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" that cover coalescing student/learning supports
Presentation Handouts/Slides on: Enhancing School Improvement: Addressing Barriers to Learning and Reducing the Achievement Gap
- Powerpoints, Webinars, and Handouts
- Access: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/materials/trainingpresentation.htm#slide
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