SEL MTSS Toolkit for State & District Leaders
Dia Jackson, Sara Wolforth, Kathleen Airhart, Anne Bowles, & Pat Conner; AIR, CCSSO, & CASEL
Education leaders are increasingly interested in explicitly incorporating SEL within the MTSS framework. This interest is motivated by the desire to more intentionally connect academics and behavior to build equitable systems that ensure all students receive the support they need to succeed.
Beginning in October 2020, CCSSO and CASEL convened a community of practice (CoP) of cross-division eams from SEAs committed to working collaboratively to identify opportunities to integrate equity-focused SEL within MTSS to bring alignment and coherence with existing priorities, systems, and practices and ensure a focus on whole-child development. This toolkit draws on the resources and learnings from the CoP’s activities.