Kaiser Permanente, Healthier Generation, and OSPI are excited to offer an opportunity for districts to apply the Multi-tiered System of Supports
(MTSS) framework to staff wellbeing. Using a learning cohort model, we are inviting up to eight (8) district teams to join us in the 2023-24 school year. Experts in MTSS and staff well-being will guide teams through a series of learning and activities
that will prepare them to implement key elements of workplace well-being within the context of MTSS. This process will assure compliance with SHB 1363:
Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress in the K-12 Workforce (WSSDA Model Policy 5515).
District teams that participate will:
Understand evidence-based components necessary to develop positive workplace well-being within the context of MTSS
Develop an action plan to improve staff well-being in their district through the implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports framework
Improve district-level compliance with SHB 1363: Addressing Secondary Traumatic Stress in the K-12 Workforce
Develop a peer network of district workforce well-being teams
Increased team capacity to implement staff well-being best and evidence-based practices
Expectations of Innovation Cohort members:
Have an established district-level workforce wellness team inclusive of staff from a variety of roles that include, at a minimum Human Resources, District Administration, classified, and certificated staff, in place by September 30, 2023.
Have at least one representative and preferably a majority of team members attend each session.
Complete activities as a Workforce Wellness Team in between sessions (approx 1-3 hours).
Complete either the WA Workforce Secondary Traumatic Stress Assessment or the Cultivating Staff Wellbeing Assessment topic of the Thriving Schools Integrated Assessment by November to use as a guide for creating a tiered positive work culture action plan. (Assessment is free and login is required).
Contribute to the refinement and application of the MTSS framework for staff wellbeing.
Informational Webinar (Teams): Register Here
June 1, 2023
10:00 - 11:00 am PST
Applications due (approx. 20 minutes to complete)
June 30, 2023
Announcement of cohort
Week of July 17, 2023
Sessions (90 minutes, virtual)
Session 1: Kick-off, overview, and shared understanding
Session 2: Integrating data into planning
Session 3: Resource mapping and sharing of resources
Session 4: Turning ideas into actions & discussion of barriers
Session 5: Implementation and peer problem solving
Session 6: Planning and sustainability for 2024-25
Session 7: Evaluation and Celebration
Exact dates TBD by cohorts:
Questions? Contact Jill Patnode (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 206-819-1758