Information About 5th Annual New Orleans April 11th and 12th, 2019 MTSS/RtI Conference

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Digging Deeper into MTSS Practices

What We Know About Reading, Mathematics, and School Climate that is Trauma Informed and Evidence-Based

New Orleans

April 11th and 12th, 2019

Join us for our 5th Annual MTSS Conference in New Orleans!

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 11th and 12th, 2019.

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 for schools that are very experienced to those just getting started. Among the key topics will be the following:

HOW READING SCIENCE SHOULD INFORM READING INSTRUCTION

There is a remarkable consensus about the key components of effective reading instruction, yet the gap between what we know and what we do still impacts millions of students. Learn about what works (and doesn't) from one of our leading reading experts, Dr. Louisa Moats.

TRAUMA-INFORMED, EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES IN MTSS

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.

MTSS IN DIVERSE COMMUNITIES FROM TEAMS TO INTERVENTIONS FOR AT RISK MALES OF COLOR

In too many MTSS professional development activities, the importance of diversity gets left behind or left out. In particular, preventive efforts to reduce risk for males of color are neglected. We believe that these topics need explicit attention. Learn about issues of diversity, including teams and teaming, and interventions for high risk males from Drs. Alisia Moutrey and Ramel Smith.

LAW AND LORE

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.

MATHEMATICS AND MTSS

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 implemenation 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

* Special education assessment practices for specific learning disabilities (SLD), and writing more time and cost efficient IEP goals to ensure scientifically sound progress monitoring and revision of IEPs when appropriate

* 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 and we expect to fill all available spaces within 45 days of initial announcement at dbcconferences.com. Attendance is limited to 300.