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Multi-Tiered Family, School, and Community Partnering

Definition: The collaboration of families, schools, and communities as active partners
in improving learner, classroom, school, district, and state outcomes.

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Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Family, School, and Community Partnering (FSCP) Implementation Guide: Supporting Every Student's Learning

The Guide is a revision of the 2009 Response to Intervention (RtI) Family & Community Partnering “On the Team and At the Table” Toolkit and incorporates participant feedback from trainings, presentations, and online courses. It focuses specifically on the preschool through high school years, including secondary transition for students with disabilities. The content is sequenced into three steps and includes articles, slides, adaptable tools, video links, resources, and activities – all based on adult learning principles. The central focus is on partnering to improve student academic and behavioral learning. Numerous materials are also available in Spanish. Stakeholders are encouraged to investigate this new resource and to access a learning progression through the Guide.

Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conference

PEP Conferences are family-centered events designed to offer support, information and education to both parents and professionals who work with children with disabilities across Colorado. PEP promotes the partnerships between parents and professionals that are essential in supporting and including children with disabilities in schools and communities.

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