Been to 4 in New Orleans and Looking Forward to 5th!
I have attended the MTSS conference in New Orleans for the previous four years. The reason I keep coming back is that the conference presents a great opportunity to step back and reflect on the current practice within my LEA in the context of up-to-date research from strong presenters in the field. It is also a great opportunity to network with colleagues doing similar work. I always leave the conference full of new ideas to bring back to my LEA and charged with a renewed vigor that can be very much needed during this time of year!
Evidence-based and Leaders in the Field
This conference is great because it is one of the FEW that offers all evidence-based approaches, backed by actual research. You learn from leaders in the field who have thoughtful and judicious opinions and approaches. Our field needs more of this. We need to be critical of the source of information and this group checks all the boxes.
There were fabulous presenters both days for the morning sessions. The afternoon sessions had numerous excellent presentations that made it hard to choose where to go. I was able to bring back great information I could share with staff day one in conversations.
Redeaming Experience in Education
I have been addending educational conferences since the very early 1990’s and was very reassured if not enlightened by the MTSS/RtI Conference that I attended on 5/21-22/18. Wonderful to be validated regarding the message that I try to provided with my districts along with remembering and learning new information. I have been energized to take up the heavy gaunlet of systems change for the next school year. Please let me know whether more conferences are in the plan for the fall, as I need more of my team to experience evidence-based common sense.