Michigan Integrated Behavior Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi)
The Michigan Integrated Behavior Learning Support Initiative is funded by the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services. This project is designed to help schools develop school wide support systems in reading, mathematics and behavior.
MiBLSi provides technical assistance to identified ISD and district personnel who are responsible for overseeing and supporting the implementation of data, systems and practices that fall beneath an Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. The technical assistance includes the following:
- Assistance to ISD and district administrators responsible for leading MTSS implementation with the recruitment and selection of Implementation Team membership.
- Monthly focused planning sessions with district Implementation Team members to discuss team member roles and responsibilities; identification of areas of strength and need; district-level data analysis/problem-solving; and suggestions/recommendations for addressing implementation challenges.
- On-site support meetings as needed to co-collaborate and develop support plans to further ISD and district-wide MTSS implementation.
- Leadership supports will be provided through monthly meetings with district-level administrators (building principals/assistant principals, central office administrators who support building-level leaders) to deepen their knowledge around how to effectively lead the implementation of the data, systems, and practices within a MTSS framework. An emphasis will be on deepening the knowledge of building level leaders in MTSS practices, data analysis, systems-level supports needed at the building and district level.
For the 2012-13 school year, the following Ingham ISD service area districts will be participating in the MiBLSi Scale Up project:
- East Lansing Public Schools
- Haslett Public Schools
- Holt Public Schools
- Mason Public Schools
- Okemos Public Schools
- Williamston Community Schools