Building Capacity by Linking University Faculty with Exemplary Educators
Mentor Demonstration Sites for Intensive Interventions are learning partnerships where we build capacity by linking UCF-based, federally-funded, personnel preparation projects with exemplary schools.
Graduate-level Scholars receiving specialized preparation in intensive interventions for students with high-intensity needs can demonstrate their knowledge and skills related to:
- High-Quality MTSS programming
- Specialized Instruction and Intervention
- Evidence-Based Practices
- Inclusive Practices
- Data-Based Decision Making
The purpose of MDS is to highlight, celebrate, and share the implementation of the selected resources and evidence-based practices of these outstanding educators within their classrooms and schools in Central Florida.
- Schools selected as MDS sites are able to highlight their successes and challenges in enhancing and implementing a responsive MTSS framework;
- Neighboring schools and districts are provided with specific evidence, resources, and methods for creating similar initiatives within their schools; and,
- Teachers are provided with access to scholars with specialized knowledge and skills who can provide consultation as teacher leaders to enact systems changes that directly improve student outcomes.
- Provide a model of evidence-based practices at the classroom and school-level for educators and schools across the district and nation of MTSS and data-based individualization
- Builds educator capacity for interprofessional collaboration to support students with high-intensity needs
- Extends professional learning communities
- Connects theoretical knowledge with practical application
- Increases educator self-efficacy
- Transforms theory into practice
- Promotes a reciprocal relationship where best practices are shared, and members learn from one-another in authentic settings.