Oklahoma MTSS/RTI Conference November 15th and 16th 2017
In collaboration with the Oklahoma State Department of Education, the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA), the University of Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State University, Data-Based Conferences is bringing a version of its annual Multi-Tier Systems of Support/Response to Intervention (MTSS/RTI) to Oklahoma!
These organizations are underwriting the Conference to keep the price total for 2 days, including continental breakfasts and box lunches to $175 per person. In addition, the Oklahoma State Department of Education may reimburse school districts for attendance, to 15 persons per district.
Substitute, travel, and registration reimbursement for this event is available through the OSDE-SES's Project 613 for Oklahoma Public School employees only. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, districts will need to obtain pre-approval by submitting a request via email to your Compliance, Data, and Finance Specialist. Please use “Project 613 – OKMTSS” in the subject line and provide the following details:
1. Names and title of staff members attending2. Dates of attendance3. Estimated total costAdditional instructions will be sent after approval.For questions, please contact:Carole Tomlin: firstname.lastname@example.org – 405-521-2335Janet Felton: email@example.com – 405-521-3587Ashlee Henson: firstname.lastname@example.org – 405-521-4857Karen Howard: email@example.com – 405-522-1578
If you need to prepare a Purchase Order BEFORE Registration, here is some information you may need.
Data-Based Consulting, Inc.
44 Holabird Loop
Highwood, IL 60040 847.275.7200. If you mail firstname.lastname@example.org, you can receive a W-9.
Attendance is limited to 300 and priority will be given to Oklahoma educators until October 1st, 2017. If space is still available, non-residents may register after October 1st, 2017 at the out-of-state price of $350 total for both days.
Data-Based Conferences is an informal group of national experts with considerable expertise and practical experience in the components of research-based assessment and intervention and knowing how to implement these components well into every day school practice. The Oklahoma 2-day conference will cover the essentials for powerful MTSS/RTI K-12 implementation.
A positive school and classroom climate and action protocols for challenging behavior is foundational and you will hear Randy Sprick, Ph.D.
Language arts/reading programs need to be research-based and of increasing intensity and you will hear Nancy Marchand-Martella, Ph.D.). Together with Ron Martella, Ph.D., she will also do a session on effective instruction, independent of content area. Ron Martella, Ph.D. will do an independent session on self management and supporting students with more severe disabilities, including ASD in an MTSS model. Jack Fletcher, Ph.D. will present the latest research effective intervention for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties.
LAW AND REGULATION
Understanding of federal and state law as well as court cases and hearing results is important for supporting MTSS/RtI implementation and attendees will hear our nation's leading authority on these topics, Perry Zirkel, Ph.D., J.D.
ASSESSMENT AND DECISION MAKING
Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn the latest research on identification and determining special education eligibility for students with reading difficulties, including specific learning disabilities (SLD), and dyslexia from our nation's premier researcher on these topics, Jack Fletcher, Ph.D. Because data-based decision making is a cornerstone of MTSS/RTI and time and cost efficient basic skills screening and progress monitoring that leads to early intervention and determining outcomes presented by Mark R. Shinn, Ph.D. He will also do sessions on Secondary MTSS and special education assessment and decision making.
SUPPORTING HIGH QUALITY IMPLEMENTATION FROM THE LEVEL OF THE SCHOOL TO THE LEVEL OF THE DISTRICT
Learning all the latest research and legal issues is important, but nothing is more important than practical implementation. Supporting implementation for schools just beginning their MTSS service delivery to moving to high-quality implementation remains a significant challenge and you'll have the opportunity to learn how to do this from W. Alan Coulter, Ph.D., and Kimberly Gibbons, Ph.D. For principals and school-based teams, they will learn practical strategies for scheduling interventions and ensuring all staff are on board from Michelle M. Shinn, a practicing school principal with almost 20 years of experience in elementary school leadership roles.
Continuing Education Credit for Nationally Certified School Psychologists is available. BCBA CEUs also will be available.