Solving Academic and Behavior Problems - Online Course

Course Description

The course consists of 5 modules each with 2 lessons per module.

Week - January and                                             Lesson topics         

Spring Sessions

Jan. 18 - Jan. 25          1. What does quality RTI/MTSS look like, whether remote        Apr. 20 - Apr.27             or in person?

                                       2. What are some quick and easy ways to collect data?

Jan. 25 - Feb. 1             3. How do you replace frustration with feelings of                      Apr. 27 - May 3                accomplishment at team meetings?

                                        4. What is Appreciative Inquiry and how is it a game-changer?

Feb. 1 - Feb. 8                 5. What are the best ways to build partnerships with parents  May 4 - May 11                and students?


                                         6. How does focusing on teacher and student strengths                                                        increase effectiveness when problem-solving? 

Feb. 8 - Feb. 15               7.  What is the 5 Whys Process?

May 11 - May 18            Advanced Level: Module 3 or prior coaches' training required.


                                        8. How does the 5 Whys Process make Tier 2 and Tier 3                                                      problems manageable?

Feb. 15 - Feb. 22            9.  How do we get buy-in from parents and students for          May 18 - May 25                student support meetings?

                                      10. How can problem-solving meetings result in action plans                                                  100% of the time?

The entire course takes approximately 20 hours to complete.


The course is facilitated once a week by problem-solving experts Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz via a live Zoom session. The Zoom session is the last day of each module and is recorded.


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