Behavior progress monitoring is an important component of any MTSS practice. When behavior progress monitoring is done effectively, the data collected can provide critical insights on the impacts of behavioral and social-emotional supports.
Join Dr. Essie Sutton, Director of Learning Science at Branching Minds, and Trudy Bender, Ed.S, Coordinator of District Behavior Intervention for Waco ISD, as they
Outline best practices for selecting and implementing behavior progress monitors
Explain how to interpret and use the data to inform next steps for students
Spotlight the work being done at Waco Independent School District, TX, to systematically improve their behavior and social-emotional supports and integrate this practice within their larger MTSS framework
Demonstrate how the Branching Minds platform can be used to leverage student data to develop behavior and social-emotional support plans as well as collect ongoing behavioral data.
About our presenters:
Dr. Essie Sutton is an Applied Developmental Psychologist and the Director of Learning Science at Branching Minds. Her work brings together the fields of Child Development and Education Psychology to improve learning and development for all students. Dr. Sutton is responsible for studying the impacts of the Branching Minds on students’ academic, behavioral, and social-emotional outcomes. She also leverages MTSS research and best practices to develop and improve the Branching Minds platform.
Trudy Bender, Ed.S, is the Coordinator of District Behavior Intervention for Waco ISD, where she facilitates implementation of PBIS across the district. Her role involves supporting teachers and administrators in building behavior support systems that reduce disproportionality in discipline while improving social-emotional and academic outcomes for all students.