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What is Equity-based MTSS?
Equity-based Multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is a complex schooling structure that brings together educator knowledge of context, science, and systems, resulting in positive benefits for all students. It is an organizing framework that uses specific data sources to inform decisions coordinating diverse academic, behavioral, social, and emotional resources to meet the needs of each and every student in a dynamic and timely fashion.
What is the 10 Point Paradigm?
SWIFT’s 10 Point Paradigm is a framework for understanding different facets of equity that need to be considered in order to shift mindsets and create restorative educational ecosystems.
What are Transformation in Action Practices?
The Transformation in Action (TA) Practices are evidence-based methods for transforming educational systems. The TA Practices help educational leaders implement sustainable change.
What are Equity Actions?
SWIFT’s Equity Actions are a set of tools and practices that ensure implementation efforts are working toward equity in both process and results. The Equity Actions help educational leaders implement equitable change.
How does SWIFT define equity?
SWIFT defines educational equity as an intentional paradigm shift through which historically disenfranchised students and their communities build and retain systemic power within education; the process is dynamic, responsive, and advances a pluralistic culture of teaching and learning distinguished by intersectional affirmation, sociohistorical transparency, and contextualized resource allocation, and promotes collective health, healing, safety, connectedness, and the vital future of students, faculty, and communities.
What is Universal Design for Learning?
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn through multiple means of engagement, representation, action, and expression. For more information, visit our friends at CAST.org.