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Current DBC MTSS Conferences for 2019-2020

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Fawcett Center

Our MTSS 6th Annual Conference in New Orleans

April 2nd and 3rd, 2020

New Orleans, Louisiana

In conjunction with the the Louisiana State University Human Sciences Human Development Center (LSUHDC), Data-Based Conferences will be bringing our team of national experts to back to New Orleans on Thursday and Friday, April 2nd and 3rd, 2020.

Through a combination of whole group keynotes and smaller group break outs that participants choose to attend, our nationally recognized presenters will offer a range of professional development experiences from schools that are very experienced to those just getting started. Among the key topics will be the following:


Learn what is known (and not known) about Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) effectiveness, promising practices and outcomes in reducing exclusionary discipline practices, as well as research on teacher well-being as a variable in understanding barriers to implementation of evidence-based practices.

Learn about these practices from Dr. Jeff Sprague.


Knowledge of trauma impact is not enough unless it is paired with evidence-based practices that can address the social-emotional and educational impact of trauma. Learn about these practices from Dr. Clayton Cook.


Research has identifed a few "big dogs" of effective instruction that impact student achievement across grades, tiers, and programs, yet that are typically not part of preservice training and therefore, under-utilized.

Learn about these "big dogs" from Dr. Kevin Feldman.


Legal compliance is often cited as a barrier to MTSS implementation, whether in providing more intensive general education intervention, special education eligibility, 504 plans, behavior supports, and special education practices.

Learn about these practices from our nation's leading special education law authority, Dr. Perry Zirkel.


Typical MTSS implemention begins and ends with reading/language arts and behavior supports. However, the needs of America's students in mathematics are just as important.

Learn about how to undertake Math MTSS implementation from Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden.

Our other nationally recognized experts will bring professional development on MTSS practices that are scientifically sound, AND practical to support your implementation efforts, including:

* Behavior support strategies to improve school climate

* Simple and scientifically sound basic skills screening for early intervention and to determine when disability may be suspected

* Progress monitoring across Tiers and programs

* Secondary MTSS

* Supporting high quality and high fidelity implementation.

Join us by going to the Pull Down Menu entitled Purchasing Conference Attendance to Register and make Payment Arrangements. For more detailed information, go to the New Orleans MTSS conference page.

Attendance is limited to 300 and we already have more than 60 registrants. We expect to fill all available spaces within 45 days of initial announcement.

We Are Returning to Columbus, Ohio April 28th and 29th, 2020

April 28th and 29th, 2020

Based on the success of last year's MTSS conference that was held at The Ohio State University Fawcett Center, we have been asked to return to support further local, state, and regional implementation efforts. As we begin to plan our content, be assured that we will be providing keynotes and breakouts on MTSS implementation that are research-based AND practical.


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