Using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports to Maximize the Elementary School Day
This session will explore a unique multi-tiered systems of support for maximizing the instructional day while increasing access for all students to customized instructional supports that fosters whole school improvement. Participants will uncover how elementary A & B day schedules can be utilized to elevate students’ learning and close achievement gaps. The model that will be shared positively impacts instruction, and student growth and achievement. The instructional model is an all-math day and all-ELA day schedule designed to allow teachers opportunities to provide in-depth cohesive instruction with embedded time for re-teaching, flexible grouping, blended learning, increased writing opportunities, and enrichment within each day. Planning tools and formative data collection options will be shared. Participants will be exposed to strategies for daily regrouping, re-teaching, acceleration and creating opportunities for extended writing practice.
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Dr. Montgomery led the founding and implementation of this program. As a result of the data and success, she presented a groundbreaking presentation in 2019 on this unique model. This model was first piloted at her school in 2017. Since this presentation, she has had multiple leaders from the school district come to her school to view the new model and has received district-wide recognition.