The Masterminds program at Twin Cities International Schools is an intervention program for students in grades 2-4 based on multiple tiers of student supports (MTSS) that focus on giving students more time to master learning targets and state standards that are most challenging for them. This is a time (approximately 30 minutes, 4x/week) where students are either working in small intervention groups and/or working in the homeroom classroom doing a variety of tasks including small group or individual instruction with the teacher or educational assistant, partner practice, or on-line individual instruction/practice using web-based programs such as IXL, RAZ-Kids, Moby Max, and Reading Eggs.
Each student is enrolled in one hour of advisory. This is a time where students are given more time to master learning targets and state standards that are most challenging for them. Teachers provide new resources and instruction for the learning targets students are struggling with. Students will also reviece a chance to be re-assessed on each learning target.