Oklahoma MTSS/RTI Conference November 15th and 16th 2017

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SOLD OUT! We have allocated all 300 seats for our Oklahoma City MTSS Conference. Think about joining us in Houston Nov. 20-Dec. 1, or New Orleans April 19th-20th.

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 attending
2.            Dates of attendance
3.            Estimated total cost
Additional instructions will be sent after approval.
For questions, please contact:
Carole Tomlin: carole.tomlin@sde.ok.gov – 405-521-2335
Janet Felton: janet.felton@sde.ok.gov – 405-521-3587
Ashlee Henson: ashlee.henson@sde.ok.gov – 405-521-4857
Karen Howard: karen.howard@sde.ok.gov – 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 mark@dbcconferences.com, you can receive a W-9.

The Springhill Suites/Moore has offered our group a rate of $114 plus tax (13.25%, which is $15.10), for a total of $129.10 per night.  Our standard rate is $129 plus tax.
To reserve the discounted MTSS rate guests just need to call the hotel at: (405) 759-2600 and ask for the MTSS rate of $114. We are offering it on either room type (we only have two - one king bed or two queen bed studio suites).
The Springhill Suites/Moore is conveniently located at I-35 and 12th Street in Moore (exit #118, SW corner of intersection), just 3.7 miles from the conference, held at 13301 South Pennsylvania Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK, at the Moore Norman Technology Center.

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.


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.


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.


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.