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PresenceLearning’s Webinar Offers Insight on Implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Results

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, By Aaron Cotton

MTSS expert Dr. Kimberly Gibbons leads live webinar for special education leaders on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, September 26, 2016 – To help special educators and administrators learn how to reap the benefits of Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) frameworks, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of teletherapy/telehealth services in education and health care, is hosting the second free webinar in their Fall 2016 “Results Matter” series. The webinar, “Getting Results with a Sustainable Multi-Tiered Support System,” will be led by RTI and MTSS expert Dr. Kimberly Gibbons on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific.

To register for the webinar, visit

RTI and the MTSS Framework have been hailed as an effective way to support students with learning and behavioral needs and even promised to help close the achievement gap for students with disabilities. However, a lack of student achievement under such frameworks is casting doubt on their effectiveness and educators’ understanding of how to implement them. During this, Dr. Gibbons will:

  • Explain how, when implemented with fidelity, a MTSS framework can effectively support students with learning and behavioral needs
  • Summarize components necessary for effective implementation of an MTSS framework
  • Identify approaches for ensuring effective leadership, sustainability and fidelity of an MTSS framework

About the Webinar Series: “Results Matter – Closing the Achievement Gap”
After decades of legislation, litigation, research, professional development, and an alphabet soup full of acronyms, the achievement gap remains stubbornly wide. What are the practical realities and what work still needs to be done to make the dream of full achievement for all students come true? PresenceLearning’s latest SPED Ahead webinar series explores this topic and provides a comprehensive look at where our education system is in reaching full achievement for all students and where we are headed. Led by subject matter experts, the series will unpack topics such as RDA and ESSA, factors that contribute to programs like MTSS and RTI not living up to their promises, socio-economic factors that impair achievement, how a growth mindset is the key to success, and much more. All webinars are 90 minutes and are offered free of charge. Every attendee receives a certificate of attendance. Qualified attendees who are members of their professional organizations are eligible to earn ASHA CEUs or NASP CPDs.

About Dr. Kimberly Gibbons
Kim Gibbons, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the St. Croix River Education District (SCRED) located in Rush City, MN. SCRED has received national recognition for its use of the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework. Dr. Gibbons obtained her doctoral degree in school psychology from the University of Oregon where she received extensive training in the problem solving model, curriculum based measurement, and research-based instructional practices. Prior to her role as the Executive Director, Dr. Gibbons has worked as a director of special education, staff development coordinator, and school psychologist. She is active in state leadership and is the past-president of the Minnesota Association of Special Educators. She is the author or co-author of four books and has numerous other peer-reviewed publications. She is a sought-after consultant who has given numerous workshops throughout the nation.

About PresenceLearning
PresenceLearning ( is the leading telehealth network of providers of clinical services and assessments to educational organizations. The PresenceLearning care network has provided over one million sessions of live, online speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, behavioral interventions and mental health services, diagnostic services and assessments, and early childhood services for children with special needs..

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