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Tuesday, July 25
 

9:00am

11:30am

3:00pm

 
Wednesday, July 26
 

7:00am

8:30am

8:40am

National Perspective
Speakers
avatar for Michael Yudin

Michael Yudin

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education under the Obama Administration.


Wednesday July 26, 2017 8:40am - 9:00am
Pacific Ballroom

9:00am

California Perspective & MTSS
Speakers
avatar for Susan Hukkanen

Susan Hukkanen

Assistant Superintendent, Butte County Office of Education
Susan Hukkanen is currently the Assistant Superintendent, Butte County Office of Education, Educational Support Services. In addition, Susan is a member of the Executive and Statewide team for the CA Scale-Up Multi-Tiered System of Support (SUMS) initiative. The BCOE team is in partnership with CDE, Orange County DOE and the SWIFT Center to scale-up MTSS and integrate a transformational framework designed for all LEAs and schools in California... Read More →
avatar for Amy McCart

Amy McCart

Co-Director, SWIFT Education Center
Dr. McCart's current professional responsibilities include working with a collaborative team providing leadership, guidance, and development in the areas of inclusive education, school improvement, and community school approaches to students, families and research partners. She i... Read More →
avatar for Christine Olmstead

Christine Olmstead

Associate Superintendent, Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education
Dr. Christine Olmsttead has served in a variety of eduation roles including instructional classroom assistant, classroom teacher, site leader, and district level administrator. In 2012, Christine joined the Orange County Department of Education where she currently serves as the Associate Superintendent of Instruction overseeing STEM, Humanities, Learning Support Services, Early Childhood Education, Expanded Learning Programs, the Institute for Leadership Development, LCAP, and the 30 million dollar SUMS inititiative that is providing technical assistance to districts around creating a comprehensive MTSS framework. She is a firm believer in professional learning and serves on a variety of statewide committees that focus on educator... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 9:00am - 9:20am
Pacific Ballroom

9:20am

Universal Design for Learning: Why? What? How?
Speakers
avatar for Katie Novak

Katie Novak

Assistant Superintendent, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District​, Massachusetts
Internationally renowned education consultant, author on the subject of Universal Design for Learning and an assistant superintendent of schools in Massachusetts



Wednesday July 26, 2017 9:20am - 9:50am
Pacific Ballroom

9:50am

Break & Transition
Wednesday July 26, 2017 9:50am - 10:00am
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10:00am

Quick Talk: Implementing MTSS in Secondary Schools
Educators will discuss the unique characteristics for implementing MTSS in secondary schools. We will quickly highlight secondary examples in each domain. This content will be covered in more depth during the "Using MTSS for Secondary Education" strand.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Coleman

Matt Coleman

Executive Director, Chief Academic Officer, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Matt Coleman, DEd, has worked at every level of the secondary education system, from educational assistant to assistant superintendent. As assistant superintendent in Springfield Public Schools, he led and supported high school reform efforts that increased cohort graduation rates, decreased dropout rates, increased enrollment in advanced programs, and significantly reduced the disparities in achievement between different cultural groups. In 2014, Matt took on the role of Executive Director at EPIC in order to work alongside district and school leaders nationally to promote and support systemic secondary school change. Over the past two years, under... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Gelman

Carmen Gelman

Director, EPIC School Partnerships, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Carmen lived in Mexico for eight years before returning to the United States as an ELL student at the age of nine, giving her a unique understanding of what it feels like to be thrown into a system that did not really know how to support her needs. As a teenager she was an at-ris... Read More →
avatar for Brandi Kujala-Peterson

Brandi Kujala-Peterson

Assistant Director, EPIC School Partnerships
I'm part of a team that wants student readiness and success to be defined by engagement, adaptability, and what students can do with their knowledge, rather than just content mastery and testing. We partner with educators to provide strategies and frameworks that identify opportunities for real and actionable improvement in systems, schools, and classrooms. Our strategic work with educators creates clarity amid the clutter and empowers school communities to strengthen and sustain a culture that can support readiness and educational success for every student. | Previously, I built customized partnerships between New York City business leaders and principals to inspire innovation in public schools. I earned a... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Catalina Ballroom II

10:00am

Quick Talk: Blending Behavior and Academic Supports
This quick talk will focus on the organization structure in place a Weston Elementary that supports high quality inclusive academic interventions as well as effective and innovative PBIS practices that support the positive school climate.

Domain/Feature Focus:  Integrated Educational Framework--Fully Integrated Organizational Structure



Speakers
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Lisa Fereria

Principal, Ripon Unified School District



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Laguna Beach I

10:00am

Quick Talk: Building a Solid Foundation: Strengthening Universal Supports Within PBIS
Everyone knows a building is only as strong as its foundation. The same can be said for a school-wide system of behavior interventions and support. Learn about practical ideas and strategies to strengthen your site’s universal or Tier 1 behavior interventions and supports.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Garcia

Jennifer Garcia

PBIS/MTSS Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
Jennifer Garcia is a coordinator of MTSS and PBIS in Butte County. Additionally she supports implementation of PBIS within the Butte County alternative programs. She has over 20 years of experience supporting students with intensive behavioral needs.  She is a member of the stat... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Balboa Bay I

10:00am

Quick Talk: Communication is Key
This session will share our process of creating a Multi-Tiered System of Support graphic that includes useful links to information on MTSS, our implementation process, links to frequently used resources, and success stories specific to our region.


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Fountain Terrace

10:00am

Quick Talk: ELs, LTELs, RFEPs and MTSS
Participants will learn about tools and resources for implementing and monitoring a high-quality English learner program, within a multi-tiered system of support.


Session resources can be located at: https://goo.gl/FZA12K

Speakers
avatar for Rindy DeVoll

Rindy DeVoll

MTSS Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
Rindy DeVoll coordinates professional learning opportunities for educators through Butte County Office of Education - BCOE. She provided support to over 100 teachers throughout 2014-2015 in the implementation of the new CA State Standards, including the CCSS for ELA/Literacy in t... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Catalina Ballroom I

10:00am

Quick Talk: Empowering ALL Learners with Purposeful Technology
When technology is part of the UDL toolkit, teachers have a wealth of resources to support all students. 

We will share some simple but powerful ways you can use technology to engage, support, and assess your students

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Marriott

Rhonda Marriott

Coordinator, Academic Interventions, Orange County Dept of Education
Hi, let's talk about supporting ALL students in an academic setting utilizing an MTSS framework and UDL principles. We can share instructional practices to support reading, writing, and math for students requiring intervention, at grade level, and enrichment.
avatar for Kristin Thomsen

Kristin Thomsen

Coordinator, STEM, Orange County Department of Education
Life-long learner and educator-passionate about equity and EdTech to support all students.  | Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Educator, and Apple Certified Teacher | Educational Technology Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Huntington Beach I & II

10:00am

Quick Talk: Increasing Meaningful Parent Engagement Within the MTSS Framework
We will share practices and strategies designed to increase the level of meaningful parent engagement within the MTSS process in alignment with SWIFT-FIA 7.1 & 7.2.

Domain/Feature Focus:  Trusting Family Partnerships



Speakers
avatar for Tim Fulenwider

Tim Fulenwider

Director, Instructional Support Services, Bakersfield City School District
@drtfulenwider Director, Instructional Support Services, Bakersfield CSD. Equity and access warrior, PBIS champion, Family and Community Engagement (FACE) leader, policy wonk, and trailblazer for all things supporting the social-emotional, mental, and physical health of students... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Emerald Bay III

10:00am

Quick Talk: Introduction to the FIA (Fidelity Integrity Assessment)
Speakers
avatar for Dawn Miller

Dawn Miller

Coordinator of Technical Assistance, SWIFT Education Center


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Emerald Bay I

10:00am

Quick Talk: Mindful Moments
Want to take a mindfulness break? Come to this session to experience the practice of mindfulness and being in the present moment.

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Vezzuto, PhD

Lucy Vezzuto, PhD

Coordinator, SEL/Student Mental health/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Hi Let's talk about student mental health, stress management for staff and kids, and mindfulness. We can also talk about integrating social emotional learning into a tiered system of support for both students and staff.



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Bristol III

10:00am

Quick Talk: The Behavior Escalation Cycle

Participants will build understanding of the seven phases of the Behavior Escalation Cycle and strategies to develop appropriate interventions at each phase.

Outcomes:  (1) Build understanding of the seven phases of the Behavior Escalation Cycle (2) Identify behavior characteristics at each phase (3) Identify strategies for responding to challenging behaviors at each stage.



Speakers
avatar for Dori Barnett

Dori Barnett

Coordinator, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Dept of Education
Dori Barnett, Ed.D. is a school psychologist and program coordinator for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with the Orange County Department of Education. Dr. Barnett has over two decades of experience working with at-risk youth in alternative, general ed., and... Read More →
avatar for Lina Bender

Lina Bender

Program Specialist, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Let's talk! I'm a School Psychologist turned Program Specialist supporting MTSS and PBIS. I recently moved back to Orange County from San Luis Obispo County. Happy to chat about tiered supports, systems, and using data. Actually, anything about prevention, support, and interventi... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Balboa Bay II

10:00am

Quick Talk: The Reading Pals Program: Example of Successful Partnership with a Community Organization
This is an amazing program at our school that connects community members to young readers on a weekly basis. Not only are positive relationships formed, but student reading skills are improved.

Domain/Feature Focus:  Trusting Community Partnerships



Speakers
avatar for Kristine Keene

Kristine Keene

Principal, John McManus Elementary School
I just completed my 22nd year in education and love it more than I ever have. These past five years as an administrator, I have had the unique opportunity to rebuild a Title 1 Pre K-5 school that is now stronger than ever. From our strong literacy program to our committed supp... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Newport Beach III

10:00am

Quick Talk: Using LCAP to Drive MTSS
Look at how to leverage LCAP and categorical funding to increase support across school sites.  We will look at the state priorities and unpack the importance of intensive interventions for academic and social-emotional growth. The state's  focus areas mere those of MTSS which include family and community engagement, site administrative leadership, integrated education framework and inclusive policy and practice.

Domain/Feature Focus:  Integrated Educational Framework--Fully Integrated Organizational Structure



Speakers
avatar for Dana Budd

Dana Budd

Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Paso Robles Joint Unified School Distric


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Laguna Beach III

10:00am

Quick Talk: Utilizing an MTSS Framework in Alternative Schools
Learn to use the MTSS framework to identify disparities in student success and how to identify and organize the right resources that support students falling into the achievement gap. This workshop provides schools a systemic approach of organizing interventions within community school initiatives.

Domain/Feature Focus:  MTSS-Inclusive Social/Emotional Instruction/Intervention



Speakers
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Darren Gapultos

Full-Service Community Coordinator, Hillview Jr. High


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Laguna Beach II

10:00am

Quick Talk: Where Does Special Education Fit Within MTSS?
Speakers
avatar for Bill East

Bill East

Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
Theron (Bill) East, Ed.D. Dr. East began his work at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) in 1998 as Deputy Executive Director and was appointed Executive Director a year later. Previous to this national organization role, Dr. East served in s... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am
Newport Beach II

10:30am

Break & Transition
Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am
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10:45am

Building a Stronger Foundation for Increased Academic Outcomes for ALL!

Come hear how one school in Maryland created a blueprint for success which included accountability to: data, instruction, professional development, students/parents, and a safe and orderly environment. The principal will share ‘brick by brick’ how we “nailed” it by decreasing the achievement gap and having every student meeting success!



Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Seidel

Kimberly Seidel

Principal Sudlersville Elementary School, Queen Anne’s County Public Schools
Kimberly Seidel started her teaching career in Queen Anne’s County Public Schools in 1993.  Kimberly taught a variety of grades including kindergarten, Infants & Toddlers, special education, and second grade.     Prior to being an administrator, Kimberly supported teachers... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Laguna Beach II

10:45am

Designing, Implementing and Nurturing Systems of Collaboration that Integrate Evidence and Support Student Learning For All

In this session, Principal Dusty Porter will share practical examples of how the collaborative design and implementation of systems are impacting greater learning outcomes for all students. Specific resources to be shared and explained are the develop of a Master Schedule that supports purposeful MTSS, integration of PLC and RTI systems to work as one powerful force to monitor and adjust practices to support all students learning progress, design, implementation and integration of Special Education and Title I services to serve the needs of all students, and the development of a school vision and core values that worked. If you are interested in magic bullets, this isn't the session for you, but if you would like to see practical implementation practices and engage in meaningful dialogue about the real work of redesigning a school's trajectory to support all students, this session is for you.

Session resources can be accessed: https://goo.gl/S2uXmP



Speakers
avatar for Dusty Porter

Dusty Porter

Principal, John Tuck Elementary, Redmond School District
First and foremost I am a father of three beautiful girls and an amazing wife who puts up with all my flaws and is also an elementary teacher. I began my educational journey as an ELD Educational assistant and have had the pleasure of serving thousands of students, staff and pare... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Laguna Beach III

10:45am

Enhancing School Community Partnerships to Meet the Social-Emotional and Mental Health Needs of Students
This training focuses on meeting the social-emotional and mental health needs of students by integrating community-based programs. Participants will understand why/how schools can support these needs and how such supports are most effective when provided as an integrated, systematized, continuum that partners with community agencies. Participants will hear about how the Anaheim Elementary School District partnered with Western Youth Services to create Behavior Support Teams at each of their 24 school sites and how they use a uniform Student Success Team process aligned with a problem-solving/MTSS approach in order to better understand and address the academic and social/emotional needs of students. This presentation will discuss the process from inception to current practice, including challenges and successes.

Speakers
avatar for Johanna Parra

Johanna Parra

Program Specialist, SEL/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Johanna Parra has received her B.A in Law & Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her M.A in Counseling from Chapman University, with a PPS credential. She has worked in School-Based Mental Health for the past seven years and worked for one of the leading... Read More →
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Holly Shubin

Psychologist on Special Assignment, Anaheim Elementary School District
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Nicole Wohlgemuth

Program Manager, Western Youth Services



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Bristol III

10:45am

Getting Started with Screening in Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered (Ci3T) Models of Prevention: A Focus on Logistics
In this presentation, we focus on how to select and install systematic screening for behavior challenges in Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered (Ci3T) Models of Prevention. We provide practical suggestion to select, install, administer, and use data from systematic screening tools to inform instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Lynne Lane

Kathleen Lynne Lane

Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
Kathleen Lynne Lane, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Lane served as a classroom teacher of general and special education students for five years and a Program Specialists for two years. Dr... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Catalina Ballroom I

10:45am

How to Build Trusting Family and Community Partnerships
Family involvement is a crucial component of MTSS and LCAP state priorities, but its challenges and sheer size can seem overwhelming. Are you wondering where to begin? Get focused as we walk you through assessing your family partnerships. Get inspired by real stories of successful family and community engagement. Get prepared with practical tools and resources you can start using this fall.

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Deeble-Reynolds

Stacy Deeble-Reynolds

Director, Community and Student Support Services, Orange County Department of Education
Stacy Deeble­Reynolds has an extensive background working in family engagement, prevention and positive youth development programs over the last 17 years. She has worked in various settings including a psychiatric hospital, after school programs, and school districts in Sacramento and Southern California. She currently serves as the Director of the Orange County Department of Education's Community and Student Support Services division. Stacy holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelors degree from University of California, Irvine. She is a passionate advocate for education that supports the whole child, and enthusiastically embraces opportunities to collaborate around this... Read More →
avatar for Stephan Lambert

Stephan Lambert

Coordinator, Prevention, Orange County Department of Education


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Laguna Beach I

10:45am

Introduction to the SWIFT-FIA (Fidelity Integrity Assessment)
SWIFT Fidelity Integrity Assessment (SWIFT-FIA) is a self-assessment used by School Leadership Teams to examine the current status of schoolwide practices that have been demonstrated through research to provide a basis for successfully including all students who live in the school community. School-based teams can administer SWIFT-FIA through a structured conversation accompanied by a review of evidence to substantiate the ratings assigned. By assessing the extent of current implementation of SWIFT Core Features during the school year, teams can monitor their progress over time.  This session will provide an introduction to the SWIFT-FIA and how it is used by school teams to guide the implementation of MTSS. 

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Miller

Dawn Miller

Coordinator of Technical Assistance, SWIFT Education Center


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Newport Beach II

10:45am

Multi-Tiered System of Support: Creating a Framework for a Schoolwide System of Support

This session focuses on insights gained from two analyses of initial SWIFT implementation efforts. One analysis explores how SWIFT implementation increases the odds of students in special education being placed in less restrictive/more inclusive environments.  The second analysis explores a relationship between MTSS implementation and increased Reading achievement. Together, these analyses support the promise of schoolwide MTSS to improve student outcomes for ALL students. 


Speakers
avatar for Michael McSheehan

Michael McSheehan

Coordinator of Technical Assistance, SWIFT Education Center
Michael McSheehan serves as the Coordinator of Technical Assistance for the SWIFT Center.  He has been affiliated with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire since 1993. Prior to working with the SWIFT Center, Michael led a variety of state and federally funded initiatives to advance research, policy, and practice in inclusive education, alternate assessment, collaborative teaming, and Response to Intervention (RtI) + MTSS... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Balboa Bay I

10:45am

10:45am

Restorative Practices Within a Multi-Tiered System of Support Framework

Restorative Practices focus on keeping students IN school learning, rather than removing them for suspension or expulsion. This workshop will provide an overview of the Restorative Practices continuum of strategies within a multi-tiered system (MTSS) framework that build community, social-emotional competence, and keep students accountable. Implementation exemplars at the site and district level will be presented by local KDS sites.

Outcomes:  
(1) Develop a rationale for integrating Restorative Practices within a Multi-tiered System of Support.
(2) Identify and demonstrate basic Restorative Practices along a continuum of support.(3) Review research supporting implementation of Restorative Practices.
(3) Share practical implementation strategies at the site and district level.



Speakers
avatar for Dori Barnett

Dori Barnett

Coordinator, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Dept of Education
Dori Barnett, Ed.D. is a school psychologist and program coordinator for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with the Orange County Department of Education. Dr. Barnett has over two decades of experience working with at-risk youth in alternative, general ed., and... Read More →
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Sara Coley

TOSA, Huntington Beach Union High School District
avatar for Arthur Cummins

Arthur Cummins

Director, Student Services, Garden Grove Unified School District
DR. ARTHUR A. CUMMINS currently serves at the Director of Student Services for the Garden Grove Unified School District. In the past two years he has successfully implemented PBIS and Restorative Practice programming to reduce matters of suspension/expulsion and disproportionali... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Emerald Bay II

10:45am

Supporting Struggling Readers
In this session, elementary, middle school, and high school educators will obtain instructional and intervention strategies to address cognitive processing, instructional delivery, and instructional time to meet the needs of our struggling readers.

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Marriott

Rhonda Marriott

Coordinator, Academic Interventions, Orange County Dept of Education
Hi, let's talk about supporting ALL students in an academic setting utilizing an MTSS framework and UDL principles. We can share instructional practices to support reading, writing, and math for students requiring intervention, at grade level, and enrichment.



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Emerald Bay III

10:45am

Supporting Students that are Gifted and Talented or Twice Exceptional
Participants will explore the characteristics and needs of students that are GATE or Twice Exceptional across the continuum of academic, behavioral and social emotional supports

Speakers
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Lisa Reid

Reid Day School
avatar for Pam Tupy

Pam Tupy

Program Specialist, Orange County Department of Education



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Newport Beach I

10:45am

Theory, Practices, and Innovations for Creating a High Quality Education for Boys and Young Men of Color
Years of data show that many students exit the US educational system unprepared for college and career.  In 2014, the White House launched “My Brother’s Keeper” (MBK), calling for the close of opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color.  Much work has been done, but there is still more to do.  This presentation will take a three pronged approach for creating high quality educational programs for boys and young men of color.  The presenter will 1) Establish theoretical base for increasing outcomes for students in need; 2) Share interventions currently being employed across California and the United States, and 3) Explore “outside-of-the-box” strategies. Session resources can be accessed: https://goo.gl/caocmX

Speakers
avatar for Ramel LaMont Smith

Ramel LaMont Smith

President, Psychological Consultative Services, LLC
Dr. Ramel Smith, PhD, LP, was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He is a product of the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) system. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He later went to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he earned his Masters of Science in Educational Psychology and Doctorate of Philosophy in Urban Education with an emphasis in School Psychology. He completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited clinical internship at a juvenile correction... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Huntington Beach I & II

10:45am

UDL: Transforming Education from the Rotary Phone to the iPhone
Speakers
avatar for Katie Novak

Katie Novak

Assistant Superintendent, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District​, Massachusetts
Internationally renowned education consultant, author on the subject of Universal Design for Learning and an assistant superintendent of schools in Massachusetts


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Catalina Ballroom II

10:45am

Using Check-In/Check-Out to Support Student Behavior

This session will focus on using a Tier II behavior support, Check-In/Check-Out, to improve student behaviors and readiness to learn. Come learn practical information on how to start and improve upon your Tier II behavior supports. This session will include information on:

  • how Check-In/Check-Out has evolved at Cecil Manor ES.

  • the use of Behavior Screeners.

  • the creation of Check-In/Check-Out materials.

  • data collection and decision-making.

Please join me to learn about Check-In/Check-Out and receive resources to support your implementation!



Speakers
avatar for Tony Petinga

Tony Petinga

Principal, Cecil Manor Elementary School
Personal biography... | - grew up in Ventnor City, New Jersey | - graduated from University of Delaware - BA in Geography | - graduated from University of Delaware - BS in Elementary Education | - Regular Education Teacher for 14 years in Rising Sun Elementary School and Charlest... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Balboa Bay II

10:45am

Utilizing PBIS to Scale-Up Mental Heath Services in California Schools
Participants will…
Understand how the PBIS framework and implementation structures can be used to support mental wellness and suicide prevention.

Identify several evidence based programs that support mental wellness and suicide prevention at multiple levels of intensity.

Walk away with specific tools for addressing mental wellness within a Multi-tier System of Support (MTSS) structure.

Speakers
avatar for Michael  Lombardo

Michael Lombardo

Executive Director, Placer County Office of Education
Executive Director Prevention Supports and Services



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Fountain Terrace

10:45am

​Using Student Data to Identify Skill-Specific Interventions
At Charlestown Primary School, a small rural school with 240 students in southwestern New Hampshire, we employ MTSS for academics using NWEA MAP data and a variety of informal assessments. Teachers and administrators collaboratively analyze assessment data and place students into skills-based groups designed to meet students’ individual needs. We have put structures into place to support this important work, such as making our schedule more efficient to allow blocks of time for small group instruction and carving out time for our teams to meet on a regular basis to evaluate data, discuss student growth, and make instructional adjustments. During this presentation and roundtable discussion, we will share our methods, structures, strategies, challenges, and goals. We hope for a mutually engaging and meaningful discussion!

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Wiggins

Lynne Wiggins

Reading Specialist, Charlestown Primary School
Lynne Wiggins is a reading specialist, interventionist, and data team leader at Charlestown Primary School in Charlestown, NH. She started her career as a veterinary technician, but quickly realized her passion for teaching as she raised and educated her two daughters. She holds... Read More →
avatar for Chris Young

Chris Young

Principal, Charlestown Primary School
Christopher Young has just completed his fourth year as principal of Charlestown Primary School.  CPS is part of the Fall Mountain Regional School District located in southwestern New Hampshire.  Charlestown Primary School has used the strength based SWIFT domain to guide the direction of improvement... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Emerald Bay I

12:00pm

Lunch & TED Talk Panel
Join us for an hour of energetic and compelling talks from educational experts who have personally and professionally embraced the conference theme  - "ALL MEANS ALL".   

Panelist will highlight the critical need to address the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students and discuss how they must all come together to support the whole child.  

Speakers
avatar for Matt Coleman

Matt Coleman

Executive Director, Chief Academic Officer, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Matt Coleman, DEd, has worked at every level of the secondary education system, from educational assistant to assistant superintendent. As assistant superintendent in Springfield Public Schools, he led and supported high school reform efforts that increased cohort graduation rates, decreased dropout rates, increased enrollment in advanced programs, and significantly reduced the disparities in achievement between different cultural groups. In 2014, Matt took on the role of Executive Director at EPIC in order to work alongside district and school leaders nationally to promote and support systemic secondary school change. Over the past two years, under... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Gelman

Carmen Gelman

Director, EPIC School Partnerships, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Carmen lived in Mexico for eight years before returning to the United States as an ELL student at the age of nine, giving her a unique understanding of what it feels like to be thrown into a system that did not really know how to support her needs. As a teenager she was an at-ris... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Lynne Lane

Kathleen Lynne Lane

Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
Kathleen Lynne Lane, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Lane served as a classroom teacher of general and special education students for five years and a Program Specialists for two years. Dr... Read More →
avatar for Katie Novak

Katie Novak

Assistant Superintendent, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District​, Massachusetts
Internationally renowned education consultant, author on the subject of Universal Design for Learning and an assistant superintendent of schools in Massachusetts


Wednesday July 26, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Pacific Ballroom

1:30pm

Break & Transition
Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:30pm - 1:45pm
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1:45pm

Advancing MTSS
Advancing Your MTSS is designed for practitioners with an existing foundation in MTSS implementation in one or more of the three integrated components (Academic, Behavior , Social-Emotional).  This purpose of this session is to deepen understanding of the essential components of a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) including, Integrated Collaborative Teams, Universal Support, Additional and Intensified Support, and Decision Making with Data. Participants will use a Practice Profile to identify effective implementation strategies in these four essential components.  On day two, participants will have the opportunity to go deeper into the essential components using an EdCamp format.

Strand resources can be located at: https://goo.gl/QxgvWG

Speakers
avatar for Dori Barnett

Dori Barnett

Coordinator, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Dept of Education
Dori Barnett, Ed.D. is a school psychologist and program coordinator for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with the Orange County Department of Education. Dr. Barnett has over two decades of experience working with at-risk youth in alternative, general ed., and... Read More →
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Toby Espley

Program Specialist, ECE SEL/ECE PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Early Childhood Education is Birth through 8 years of age. CA SUMS is Pre-K through12th grade. For all the Districts that have preschool programs on your campus, let's talk! Let me support you in aligning your early childhood program to this great work and create this seamless t... Read More →
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Laura Miltenberger

Regional Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Laura Miltenberger is a Regional Facilitator Director for the SWIFT (School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Education Center at the University of Kansas. She has been engaged in the SWIFT Center work since its July 2013 launch in Washington D. C. Before transitioni... Read More →
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Pam Tupy

Program Specialist, Orange County Department of Education


Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Bristol III

1:45pm

Essential Partners in MTSS
MTSS is not just for teachers — related service providers are also essential to a system that supports a full range of diverse learners. Counselors, support personnel, and other school staff will learn how their roles can support all students within an MTSS framework. Strand files can be located at: https://goo.gl/AKLFuY



Speakers
avatar for Danielle Duarte

Danielle Duarte

Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results
Danielle Duarte is the director of professional development for Hatching Results. She is a former school counselor and grant project director. She trains school counselors and administrators nationwide. She has experience at all levels and earned RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) status. Duarte is past president of the California Association of School Counselors and during that time was involved in Michelle... Read More →
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Winnie Dunn

Distinguished Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri
Dr. Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Missouri. She wrote definitive texts for OT about serving children in schools and other community settings and about applying research to practice based on her extensive experience in school settings... Read More →
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Mayu Iwatani

Coordinator, CWA and Counseling Services, Orange County Department of Education
Mayu Iwatani graduated with a Masters in Social Work from University of Southern California and holds her Pupil Personnel Service Credential in School Social Work, Child Welfare and Attendance, and School Counseling. She has 11 years of combined experience as a School Social Work... Read More →
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Paul Meyers

Paul Meyers is currently a District Superintendent in California and has over 30 years of experience as a successful administrator, counselor, and teacher. Paul is an experienced trainer and consultant and uses a systems-approach to solving problems, specializing in policy development and district-wide program implementation. Paul has served as the School Counseling Consultant for the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Standards for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential, along with many legislative proposals... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Huntington Beach I & II

1:45pm

1:45pm

Introduction to MTSS
This strand will teach participants why and how MTSS is implemented and sustained.  Participants will learn about MTSS, supporting domains, and action steps for transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberli Breen

Kimberli Breen

Regional Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA is a Regional Facilitator Director with the University of Kansas SWIFT Education Center. She currently supports school, district and state teams with system-wide improvement efforts in California, Oregon and New York. Kim has had lead roles within the IL MTSS, IL PBIS and NYS PBIS Networks, and has driven school reform as a School Counselor, PBIS Coach and National Educational Consultant in a variety of settings throughout the country. Her publications focus on family-driven, targeted (Tier 2), intensive (Tier 3), and system-wide implementation... Read More →
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Jennifer Garcia

PBIS/MTSS Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
Jennifer Garcia is a coordinator of MTSS and PBIS in Butte County. Additionally she supports implementation of PBIS within the Butte County alternative programs. She has over 20 years of experience supporting students with intensive behavioral needs.  She is a member of the stat... Read More →
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Michael Lombardo

Executive Director, Placer County Office of Education
Executive Director Prevention Supports and Services
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Rhonda Marriott

Coordinator, Academic Interventions, Orange County Dept of Education
Hi, let's talk about supporting ALL students in an academic setting utilizing an MTSS framework and UDL principles. We can share instructional practices to support reading, writing, and math for students requiring intervention, at grade level, and enrichment.
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Alisia Moutry

Regional Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Alisia Moutry, Ph.D., is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Moutry is currently employed by the University of Kansas as a Regional Director for the School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation Grant supporting both Baltimore City Public Schools and California Scaling Up MTSS (CASUMS). She was employed by Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) for 18 years. At MPS she held the positions of teacher, mentor, teacher on special assignment, an administrative Program Coordinator and a Director. She began work with the Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) #1 in October, 2008, as the Statewide Director of the Responsive Education for ALL Children Grant and in April, 2012, as the local Chief of Staff for the Jamie S. Settlement Agreement working directly with the court appointed and nationally known, Independent Expert, W. Alan Coulter, Ph.D. August 2012, as the Title I Network Coordinator and Department of Public Instruction Turnaround Liaison. Dr. Moutry was the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC) a statewide non-profit alternative certification and training program for 4 years. | | Dr. Moutry achievements included: 2013 Rufus King Distinguished Alumnus, 2013 Milwaukee Community Journal Award, 2009 Holy Redeemer 100 Women of Honor Award, 1996 University Wisconsin-Milwaukee Pre-College Academy Distinguished Teacher Award, and the 1990 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Influential Woman Award. In Special Education Practices: Personal Narratives of African American Scholars, Educators, and Related Professionals, she has her first published article entitled, All Children are Special: Response-to- Intervention for African American Students with Nova Science Publisher of Hauppauge, New York. She is a member of Black Child Development Institute-Milwaukee Affiliate, City at Peace in the Arts (CAPITA) Production Board, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Dominican High School Board, Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators (former Executive Board Member), National Association for Alternative Certification, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Winthrop Special Education Advisory Board and, former member of the Young... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Newport Beach I, II, III

1:45pm

Leadership Development in MTSS - Shifting from Reacting to Creating
Participants will take stock of their own strengths and learning opportunities to lead change, using the MTSS framework as the context for inquiry.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Beitz

Linda Beitz

Pre-Engagement Coordinator, SWIFT Education Center
Linda has worked with the SWIFT Education Center since its inception in 2012. She currently serves on the Center’s State Education Agency and Capacity Team and as a Pre-Engagement Coordinator for potential partners. Linda’s professional experience crosses multiple sectors, in... Read More →
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Andrea Mayfield

Independent Education Consultant, The ABC’s of Education Consulting, LLC
Dr. Andrea Mayfield has over 25 years in education. She received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Alcorn State University (1992). She obtained her Master degree in Special education (1997) and Doctorate degree in Elementary Education (2003) from The University of Mississippi. She received her endorsement in Administration and Supervision from the University of Memphis in 2009 and a certificate in Leadership in Literacy and Coaching in 2015. She taught elementary students with disabilities in self-contained, resource and inclusion settings for twelve years. She has taught undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees and licensure in special and general education at the University of Memphis and Cambridge College for nine years. Dr. Mayfield has presented at numerous conferences, school districts and observed hundreds of teachers across the states of Tennessee and Mississippi. She worked nine years as the West Tennessee Regional Special Education Consultant for the Tennessee Department of Education where she provided technical assistance in the form of professional development, teacher observation, monitored state funded grants, investigated parental complaints of IEP violations, and worked collaborated with special education directors on instructional and federal budget project applications. She worked four years as an Educator in Residence (EIR) for the Office of Elementary Education and Reading at the Mississippi Department of Education. She works intensively with 16 schools in Mississippi in implementing the SWIFT Framework. She is a teacher at heart providing support for schools in strengthening administrative support, multi-tiered systems of support, teacher leadership, PLCs and school leadership team functions. She recently did a podcast on SWIFT in Mississippi that can be found on the SWIFT website at... Read More →
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Bacardi Mayfield-Harris

Regional LEA Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Dr. Bacardi Mayfield-Harris is an educational expert consultant and trainer. She serves as Regional LEA Facilitator Director for School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center at the University of Kansas. SWIFT is a national education center that provides acad... Read More →
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Jessica Meisenheimer

Research Project Manager, SWIFT Education Center
Jessica Meisenheimer, Ph.D. has worn many hats in her years as an educator.  She taught  first grade students to graduate students, worked in urban to suburban settings, and instructed as a general and special educator.  Jessica’s current work as a Research Project Manager for Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Education Center applies her knowledge and experience for the benefit of diverse students across the U.S... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Catalina Ballroom II

1:45pm

MTSS Starter Kit - Practical Tools & Strategies
Effective MTSS implementation requires schools and districts to identify available resources, set clear rules for when to provide additional support, and deliver equitable resources and support when needed. Participants will learn how to use the MTSS Starter Kit to guide this process.

Speakers
avatar for Lina Bender

Lina Bender

Program Specialist, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Let's talk! I'm a School Psychologist turned Program Specialist supporting MTSS and PBIS. I recently moved back to Orange County from San Luis Obispo County. Happy to chat about tiered supports, systems, and using data. Actually, anything about prevention, support, and interventi... Read More →
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Angie Caster

Regional Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Angie Caster works at the University of Kansas as part of the federally funded SWIFT project. SWIFT is a national K-8 center that provides academic and behavior support to promote the learning and academic achievement of all students, including students with the most extensive ne... Read More →
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Chris Davis

Program Specialist SARB/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
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Rindy DeVoll

MTSS Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
Rindy DeVoll coordinates professional learning opportunities for educators through Butte County Office of Education - BCOE. She provided support to over 100 teachers throughout 2014-2015 in the implementation of the new CA State Standards, including the CCSS for ELA/Literacy in t... Read More →
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Jessica Dulay

Regional Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Jessica Dulay is a Regional Facilitator Director with the University of Kansas, SWIFT Education Center, currently working with the California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide Initiative. Prior to this position, Jessica worked in Washington, DC at the district and state level, providing professional development and technical assistance to schools around Positive Behavioral Supports and Intervention (PBIS) and Response to Intervention. She also helped launch the Restorative DC... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Emerald Bay I, II, III

1:45pm

SWIFT-FIT (Fidelity of Implementation Tool) Training - Pre-Registered Event
 SWIFT-FIT is a strengths-based assessment that identifies system-level structures that indicate improved teaching and learning. Participants will become fully trained SWIFT-FIT assessors who can conduct assessments in schools and train others to become assessors.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Pollitt

Dan Pollitt

Research Project Manager, SWIFT Education Center
As a research project manager for the SWIFT Education Center, I coordinate fidelity measures that help schools and leadership teams monitor inclusive education. I have trained over a hundred educators across the country to serve as external assessors, managed 300+ assessments, an... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Balboa Bay I & II

1:45pm

Using MTSS for Secondary Education
Based on our partnership work with schools throughout California, Oregon, and Washington, facilitators from EPIC School Partnerships (ESP) will provide innovative examples of secondary MTSS implementation. This session will include interviews with educators implementing some of this work and will also give participants the opportunity to hear from and interact with others in the room. ESP facilitators will also give participants the opportunity to think about how student outcomes are defined in their MTSS work using Dr. Conley’s Four Keys to College and Career Readiness – a framework developed so that students, families, and educators can identify and prioritize what skills are needed to be successful after high school. In its simplest form, we refer to the Four Keys as Think, Know, Act, Go. In other words, students ready to be lifelong learners have the ability to THINK deeply about what they are doing; KNOW contextually why they learn; ACT purposefully to achieve their goals; and GO successfully through life’s transitions.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Coleman

Matt Coleman

Executive Director, Chief Academic Officer, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Matt Coleman, DEd, has worked at every level of the secondary education system, from educational assistant to assistant superintendent. As assistant superintendent in Springfield Public Schools, he led and supported high school reform efforts that increased cohort graduation rates, decreased dropout rates, increased enrollment in advanced programs, and significantly reduced the disparities in achievement between different cultural groups. In 2014, Matt took on the role of Executive Director at EPIC in order to work alongside district and school leaders nationally to promote and support systemic secondary school change. Over the past two years, under... Read More →
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Carmen Gelman

Director, EPIC School Partnerships, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Carmen lived in Mexico for eight years before returning to the United States as an ELL student at the age of nine, giving her a unique understanding of what it feels like to be thrown into a system that did not really know how to support her needs. As a teenager she was an at-ris... Read More →
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Brandi Kujala-Peterson

Assistant Director, EPIC School Partnerships
I'm part of a team that wants student readiness and success to be defined by engagement, adaptability, and what students can do with their knowledge, rather than just content mastery and testing. We partner with educators to provide strategies and frameworks that identify opportunities for real and actionable improvement in systems, schools, and classrooms. Our strategic work with educators creates clarity amid the clutter and empowers school communities to strengthen and sustain a culture that can support readiness and educational success for every student. | Previously, I built customized partnerships between New York City business leaders and principals to inspire innovation in public schools. I earned a... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:45pm - 3:45pm
Laguna Beach I, II, III

3:45pm

Break & Transition
Wednesday July 26, 2017 3:45pm - 4:00pm
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4:00pm

CA SUMS Cohort I Award Recipients Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Edgar Montes

Edgar Montes

Director, California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide (SUMS) Initiative, Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education
Edgar Montes currently serves as Director of the California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide (SUMS) Initiative within the Instructional Services division for the Orange County Department of Education.  Along with providing guidance and support to county offices of education and districts statewide, Edgar also leads a group of talented and dynamic professionals who manage student support services, assessment and accountability, as well as event management and... Read More →
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Jami Parsons

Administrator, Instructional Services, Orange County Dept of Education
CA SUMS, MTSS, PBIS, Counseling


Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Emerald Bay I, II, III

4:00pm

Quick Talk: How MTSS Supports the Goals of your LCAP

During this quick talk, presenters will share a 15 minute overview of how districts can utilize Dashboard data to support their MTSS efforts and develop targeted actions and services to include in their LCAP to further the work of full MTSS implementation.

  • Participants will gain a greater understanding of how MTSS, LCAP, and the Dashboard all intersect

  • Participants will learn how implementation of MTSS can improve outcomes for all students

  • Participants will be provided resources to assist with MTSS implementation that align to the eight state priorities.


Speakers
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Sandra Azevedo

MTSS Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
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Jeanette Spencer

Senior Advisor, LCAP/School & District Support, Butte County Office of Education



Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Balboa Bay I & II

4:00pm

Quick Talk: Implementing a Wellness Program at the Middle School Level
We will share how we implemented MTSS with a Wellness Program Model at the middle schools in our district. We will also share next steps for expanding MTSS and Wellness programs throughout NVUSD.

Domain/Feature Focus:  MTSS-Inclusive Social/Emotional Instruction/Intervention



Speakers
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Shannon Church

School Psychologist, Napa Valley Unified School District
Shannon has been a school psychologist for about 12ish years and has done lots of cool stuff in that time. He enjoys cooking for his fam, traveling, and implementing positive systems-level change in schools.
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Kristin Nelson

School Social Worker, Napa Valley Unified
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Monica Ready

Principal, Harvest Middle School



Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Laguna Beach I

4:00pm

Quick Talk: Moving from "Letting it Happen" to "Making it Happen": A Quick Look at the Science of Implementation
Struggling with the implementation of programs or practices? Learn about practical tools and resources from the field of implementation science that will help drive your efforts forward.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Garcia

Jennifer Garcia

PBIS/MTSS Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
Jennifer Garcia is a coordinator of MTSS and PBIS in Butte County. Additionally she supports implementation of PBIS within the Butte County alternative programs. She has over 20 years of experience supporting students with intensive behavioral needs.  She is a member of the stat... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Fountain Terrace

4:00pm

Quick Talk: Scaling Up PBIS in California
This session will focus on supports and tools provided by the California PBIS Coalition.  Participants will learn about the CA PBIS Structure, Resources and Tools available to support their PBIS Implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Dori Barnett

Dori Barnett

Coordinator, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Dept of Education
Dori Barnett, Ed.D. is a school psychologist and program coordinator for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with the Orange County Department of Education. Dr. Barnett has over two decades of experience working with at-risk youth in alternative, general ed., and... Read More →
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Michael Lombardo

Executive Director, Placer County Office of Education
Executive Director Prevention Supports and Services



Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Emerald Bay II

4:00pm

Quick Talk: Student Feedback as a Mechanism to Refine an MTSS System
Speakers
avatar for Katie Novak

Katie Novak

Assistant Superintendent, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District​, Massachusetts
Internationally renowned education consultant, author on the subject of Universal Design for Learning and an assistant superintendent of schools in Massachusetts


Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Laguna Beach II, III

4:00pm

Quick Talk: Using SWIS Data to Explore Disproportional Discipline
This session will review some resources available to analyze office discipline referral data (in SWIS) when exploring disproportionality in discipline.

Speakers
avatar for Lina Bender

Lina Bender

Program Specialist, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Let's talk! I'm a School Psychologist turned Program Specialist supporting MTSS and PBIS. I recently moved back to Orange County from San Luis Obispo County. Happy to chat about tiered supports, systems, and using data. Actually, anything about prevention, support, and interventi... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Newport Beach I, II, III

4:00pm

Quick Talk: Utilizing SEL and Trauma Informed Care Approach Within a MTSS Framework

Sycamore Elementary School leaders will share their MTSS Framework for Academic and Behavior Support, with the emphasis on Behavior Intervention for Tier 1, 2 & 3. We have become a Trauma-Sensitive & Informed school, with 85%-90% of our students with a score of 3 or more ACE's. We’ve implemented an effective system in teaching our students how to self-regulate through understanding how their brains work. We will highlight our sensory room, data collection, and RTI process. (PPT)

Domain/Feature Focus:  MTSS-Inclusive Behavior Instruction/Intervention



Speakers
avatar for Susanna Winstead

Susanna Winstead

Principal, Sycamore School - Redding School District
This is my 11th year as an administrator, and my 6th year at a TK-5, low socio-economic school, with a majority of students who have high ACE (adverse childhood experiences). As a school site, we have created a safe, caring environment, and have developed a multi tiered system o... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Bristol III

4:00pm

Where Does MTSS fit into Higher Education?

Preparing teachers to work in schools implementing MTSS starts with higher education.  This session will discuss how institutes of higher education can prepare pre-service teachers to enter the workforce prepared to implement MTSS for all.  


Speakers
avatar for Wayne Sailor

Wayne Sailor

Director, SWIFT Education Center
Dr. Wayne Sailor’s academic pursuits are focused on comprehensive school reform at the elementary and middle school levels. He has done extensive research within the framework of multi-tiered systems of support and response to intervention (MTSS/RTI). Much of this research has been concentrated on schoolwide applications of positive behavior interventions and support. He developed a school reform model called the Schoolwide Applications Model (SAM) which was field tested in Kansas City, Kansas, New Orleans, Louisiana, East Palo Alto, California, and most recently in Washington, DC schools. The success of that school turnaround model led to Dr. Sailor and his colleagues winning the competition to establish the National Center on Schoolwide Inclusive School Reform funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). As a result Dr. Sailor now directs the Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center at the University of Kansas. This Center provides technical assistance to 64 schools nation-wide spread across 16 school districts within five states. As one of the founders of the Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities (TASH) he has served as a member of its Board of Directors and was President of the organization over a four year span. Dr... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Costa Mesa Boardroom

4:30pm

Social Networking
Come and connect with speakers and fellow professional learning institute participants. 

Speakers
avatar for Linda Beitz

Linda Beitz

Pre-Engagement Coordinator, SWIFT Education Center
Linda has worked with the SWIFT Education Center since its inception in 2012. She currently serves on the Center’s State Education Agency and Capacity Team and as a Pre-Engagement Coordinator for potential partners. Linda’s professional experience crosses multiple sectors, in... Read More →
avatar for Matt Coleman

Matt Coleman

Executive Director, Chief Academic Officer, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Matt Coleman, DEd, has worked at every level of the secondary education system, from educational assistant to assistant superintendent. As assistant superintendent in Springfield Public Schools, he led and supported high school reform efforts that increased cohort graduation rates, decreased dropout rates, increased enrollment in advanced programs, and significantly reduced the disparities in achievement between different cultural groups. In 2014, Matt took on the role of Executive Director at EPIC in order to work alongside district and school leaders nationally to promote and support systemic secondary school change. Over the past two years, under... Read More →
avatar for Winnie Dunn

Winnie Dunn

Distinguished Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri
Dr. Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Missouri. She wrote definitive texts for OT about serving children in schools and other community settings and about applying research to practice based on her extensive experience in school settings... Read More →
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Bill East

Executive Director, National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
Theron (Bill) East, Ed.D. Dr. East began his work at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) in 1998 as Deputy Executive Director and was appointed Executive Director a year later. Previous to this national organization role, Dr. East served in s... Read More →
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Carmen Gelman

Director, EPIC School Partnerships, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Carmen lived in Mexico for eight years before returning to the United States as an ELL student at the age of nine, giving her a unique understanding of what it feels like to be thrown into a system that did not really know how to support her needs. As a teenager she was an at-ris... Read More →
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Kathleen Lynne Lane

Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
Kathleen Lynne Lane, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Prior to entering academia, Dr. Lane served as a classroom teacher of general and special education students for five years and a Program Specialists for two years. Dr... Read More →
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Amy McCart

Co-Director, SWIFT Education Center
Dr. McCart's current professional responsibilities include working with a collaborative team providing leadership, guidance, and development in the areas of inclusive education, school improvement, and community school approaches to students, families and research partners. She i... Read More →
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Katie Novak

Assistant Superintendent, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District​, Massachusetts
Internationally renowned education consultant, author on the subject of Universal Design for Learning and an assistant superintendent of schools in Massachusetts
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Christine Olmstead

Associate Superintendent, Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education
Dr. Christine Olmsttead has served in a variety of eduation roles including instructional classroom assistant, classroom teacher, site leader, and district level administrator. In 2012, Christine joined the Orange County Department of Education where she currently serves as the Associate Superintendent of Instruction overseeing STEM, Humanities, Learning Support Services, Early Childhood Education, Expanded Learning Programs, the Institute for Leadership Development, LCAP, and the 30 million dollar SUMS inititiative that is providing technical assistance to districts around creating a comprehensive MTSS framework. She is a firm believer in professional learning and serves on a variety of statewide committees that focus on educator... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Sailor

Wayne Sailor

Director, SWIFT Education Center
Dr. Wayne Sailor’s academic pursuits are focused on comprehensive school reform at the elementary and middle school levels. He has done extensive research within the framework of multi-tiered systems of support and response to intervention (MTSS/RTI). Much of this research has been concentrated on schoolwide applications of positive behavior interventions and support. He developed a school reform model called the Schoolwide Applications Model (SAM) which was field tested in Kansas City, Kansas, New Orleans, Louisiana, East Palo Alto, California, and most recently in Washington, DC schools. The success of that school turnaround model led to Dr. Sailor and his colleagues winning the competition to establish the National Center on Schoolwide Inclusive School Reform funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). As a result Dr. Sailor now directs the Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center at the University of Kansas. This Center provides technical assistance to 64 schools nation-wide spread across 16 school districts within five states. As one of the founders of the Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities (TASH) he has served as a member of its Board of Directors and was President of the organization over a four year span. Dr... Read More →
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Michael Yudin

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education under the Obama Administration.


 
Thursday, July 27
 

7:00am

8:00am

8:00am

8:30am

Advancing MTSS
Advancing Your MTSS is designed for practitioners with an existing foundation in MTSS implementation in one or more of the three integrated components (Academic, Behavior , Social-Emotional).  This purpose of this session is to deepen understanding of the essential components of a Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) including, Integrated Collaborative Teams, Universal Support, Additional and Intensified Support, and Decision Making with Data. Participants will use a Practice Profile to identify effective implementation strategies in these four essential components.  On day two, participants will have the opportunity to go deeper into the essential components using an EdCamp format.

Speakers
avatar for Dori Barnett

Dori Barnett

Coordinator, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Dept of Education
Dori Barnett, Ed.D. is a school psychologist and program coordinator for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with the Orange County Department of Education. Dr. Barnett has over two decades of experience working with at-risk youth in alternative, general ed., and... Read More →
avatar for Toby Espley

Toby Espley

Program Specialist, ECE SEL/ECE PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Early Childhood Education is Birth through 8 years of age. CA SUMS is Pre-K through12th grade. For all the Districts that have preschool programs on your campus, let's talk! Let me support you in aligning your early childhood program to this great work and create this seamless t... Read More →
avatar for Laura Miltenberger

Laura Miltenberger

Regional Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Laura Miltenberger is a Regional Facilitator Director for the SWIFT (School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Education Center at the University of Kansas. She has been engaged in the SWIFT Center work since its July 2013 launch in Washington D. C. Before transitioni... Read More →
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Pam Tupy

Program Specialist, Orange County Department of Education



Thursday July 27, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Newport Beach I, II, III

8:30am

8:30am

Introduction to MTSS
This strand will teach participants why and how MTSS is implemented and sustained.  Participants will learn about MTSS, supporting domains, and action steps for transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberli Breen

Kimberli Breen

Regional Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA is a Regional Facilitator Director with the University of Kansas SWIFT Education Center. She currently supports school, district and state teams with system-wide improvement efforts in California, Oregon and New York. Kim has had lead roles within the IL MTSS, IL PBIS and NYS PBIS Networks, and has driven school reform as a School Counselor, PBIS Coach and National Educational Consultant in a variety of settings throughout the country. Her publications focus on family-driven, targeted (Tier 2), intensive (Tier 3), and system-wide implementation... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Garcia

Jennifer Garcia

PBIS/MTSS Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
Jennifer Garcia is a coordinator of MTSS and PBIS in Butte County. Additionally she supports implementation of PBIS within the Butte County alternative programs. She has over 20 years of experience supporting students with intensive behavioral needs.  She is a member of the stat... Read More →
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Michael Lombardo

Executive Director, Placer County Office of Education
Executive Director Prevention Supports and Services
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Rhonda Marriott

Coordinator, Academic Interventions, Orange County Dept of Education
Hi, let's talk about supporting ALL students in an academic setting utilizing an MTSS framework and UDL principles. We can share instructional practices to support reading, writing, and math for students requiring intervention, at grade level, and enrichment.
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Alisia Moutry

Regional Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Alisia Moutry, Ph.D., is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Moutry is currently employed by the University of Kansas as a Regional Director for the School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation Grant supporting both Baltimore City Public Schools and California Scaling Up MTSS (CASUMS). She was employed by Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) for 18 years. At MPS she held the positions of teacher, mentor, teacher on special assignment, an administrative Program Coordinator and a Director. She began work with the Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) #1 in October, 2008, as the Statewide Director of the Responsive Education for ALL Children Grant and in April, 2012, as the local Chief of Staff for the Jamie S. Settlement Agreement working directly with the court appointed and nationally known, Independent Expert, W. Alan Coulter, Ph.D. August 2012, as the Title I Network Coordinator and Department of Public Instruction Turnaround Liaison. Dr. Moutry was the Executive Director of the Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC) a statewide non-profit alternative certification and training program for 4 years. | | Dr. Moutry achievements included: 2013 Rufus King Distinguished Alumnus, 2013 Milwaukee Community Journal Award, 2009 Holy Redeemer 100 Women of Honor Award, 1996 University Wisconsin-Milwaukee Pre-College Academy Distinguished Teacher Award, and the 1990 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Influential Woman Award. In Special Education Practices: Personal Narratives of African American Scholars, Educators, and Related Professionals, she has her first published article entitled, All Children are Special: Response-to- Intervention for African American Students with Nova Science Publisher of Hauppauge, New York. She is a member of Black Child Development Institute-Milwaukee Affiliate, City at Peace in the Arts (CAPITA) Production Board, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Dominican High School Board, Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators (former Executive Board Member), National Association for Alternative Certification, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Winthrop Special Education Advisory Board and, former member of the Young... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Catalina Ballroom I

8:30am

Leadership Development in MTSS - Shifting from Reacting to Creating
Participants will take stock of their own strengths and learning opportunities to lead change, using the MTSS framework as the context for inquiry.

Speakers
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Linda Beitz

Pre-Engagement Coordinator, SWIFT Education Center
Linda has worked with the SWIFT Education Center since its inception in 2012. She currently serves on the Center’s State Education Agency and Capacity Team and as a Pre-Engagement Coordinator for potential partners. Linda’s professional experience crosses multiple sectors, in... Read More →
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Andrea Mayfield

Independent Education Consultant, The ABC’s of Education Consulting, LLC
Dr. Andrea Mayfield has over 25 years in education. She received her undergraduate degree in Special Education from Alcorn State University (1992). She obtained her Master degree in Special education (1997) and Doctorate degree in Elementary Education (2003) from The University of Mississippi. She received her endorsement in Administration and Supervision from the University of Memphis in 2009 and a certificate in Leadership in Literacy and Coaching in 2015. She taught elementary students with disabilities in self-contained, resource and inclusion settings for twelve years. She has taught undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees and licensure in special and general education at the University of Memphis and Cambridge College for nine years. Dr. Mayfield has presented at numerous conferences, school districts and observed hundreds of teachers across the states of Tennessee and Mississippi. She worked nine years as the West Tennessee Regional Special Education Consultant for the Tennessee Department of Education where she provided technical assistance in the form of professional development, teacher observation, monitored state funded grants, investigated parental complaints of IEP violations, and worked collaborated with special education directors on instructional and federal budget project applications. She worked four years as an Educator in Residence (EIR) for the Office of Elementary Education and Reading at the Mississippi Department of Education. She works intensively with 16 schools in Mississippi in implementing the SWIFT Framework. She is a teacher at heart providing support for schools in strengthening administrative support, multi-tiered systems of support, teacher leadership, PLCs and school leadership team functions. She recently did a podcast on SWIFT in Mississippi that can be found on the SWIFT website at... Read More →
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Bacardi Mayfield-Harris

Regional LEA Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Dr. Bacardi Mayfield-Harris is an educational expert consultant and trainer. She serves as Regional LEA Facilitator Director for School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center at the University of Kansas. SWIFT is a national education center that provides acad... Read More →
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Jessica Meisenheimer

Research Project Manager, SWIFT Education Center
Jessica Meisenheimer, Ph.D. has worn many hats in her years as an educator.  She taught  first grade students to graduate students, worked in urban to suburban settings, and instructed as a general and special educator.  Jessica’s current work as a Research Project Manager for Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Education Center applies her knowledge and experience for the benefit of diverse students across the U.S... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Catalina Ballroom II

8:30am

MTSS Starter Kit - Practical Tools & Strategies
Effective MTSS implementation requires schools and districts to identify available resources, set clear rules for when to provide additional support, and deliver equitable resources and support when needed. Participants will learn how to use the MTSS Starter Kit to guide this process.

Speakers
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Lina Bender

Program Specialist, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Let's talk! I'm a School Psychologist turned Program Specialist supporting MTSS and PBIS. I recently moved back to Orange County from San Luis Obispo County. Happy to chat about tiered supports, systems, and using data. Actually, anything about prevention, support, and interventi... Read More →
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Angie Caster

Regional Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Angie Caster works at the University of Kansas as part of the federally funded SWIFT project. SWIFT is a national K-8 center that provides academic and behavior support to promote the learning and academic achievement of all students, including students with the most extensive ne... Read More →
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Chris Davis

Program Specialist SARB/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
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Rindy DeVoll

MTSS Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
Rindy DeVoll coordinates professional learning opportunities for educators through Butte County Office of Education - BCOE. She provided support to over 100 teachers throughout 2014-2015 in the implementation of the new CA State Standards, including the CCSS for ELA/Literacy in t... Read More →
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Jessica Dulay

Regional Facilitator Director, SWIFT Education Center
Jessica Dulay is a Regional Facilitator Director with the University of Kansas, SWIFT Education Center, currently working with the California Scale-Up MTSS Statewide Initiative. Prior to this position, Jessica worked in Washington, DC at the district and state level, providing professional development and technical assistance to schools around Positive Behavioral Supports and Intervention (PBIS) and Response to Intervention. She also helped launch the Restorative DC... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Emerald Bay I, II, III

8:30am

SWIFT-FIT (Fidelity of Implementation Tool) Training - Pre-Registered Event
 SWIFT-FIT is a strengths-based assessment that identifies system-level structures that indicate improved teaching and learning. Participants will become fully trained SWIFT-FIT assessors who can conduct assessments in schools and train others to become assessors.

Speakers
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Dan Pollitt

Research Project Manager, SWIFT Education Center
As a research project manager for the SWIFT Education Center, I coordinate fidelity measures that help schools and leadership teams monitor inclusive education. I have trained over a hundred educators across the country to serve as external assessors, managed 300+ assessments, an... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Balboa Bay I & II

8:30am

Using MTSS for Secondary Education
Based on our partnership work with schools throughout California, Oregon, and Washington, facilitators from EPIC School Partnerships (ESP) will provide innovative examples of secondary MTSS implementation. This session will include interviews with educators implementing some of this work and will also give participants the opportunity to hear from and interact with others in the room. ESP facilitators will also give participants the opportunity to think about how student outcomes are defined in their MTSS work using Dr. Conley’s Four Keys to College and Career Readiness – a framework developed so that students, families, and educators can identify and prioritize what skills are needed to be successful after high school. In its simplest form, we refer to the Four Keys as Think, Know, Act, Go. In other words, students ready to be lifelong learners have the ability to THINK deeply about what they are doing; KNOW contextually why they learn; ACT purposefully to achieve their goals; and GO successfully through life’s transitions.

Speakers
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Matt Coleman

Executive Director, Chief Academic Officer, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Matt Coleman, DEd, has worked at every level of the secondary education system, from educational assistant to assistant superintendent. As assistant superintendent in Springfield Public Schools, he led and supported high school reform efforts that increased cohort graduation rates, decreased dropout rates, increased enrollment in advanced programs, and significantly reduced the disparities in achievement between different cultural groups. In 2014, Matt took on the role of Executive Director at EPIC in order to work alongside district and school leaders nationally to promote and support systemic secondary school change. Over the past two years, under... Read More →
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Carmen Gelman

Director, EPIC School Partnerships, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Carmen lived in Mexico for eight years before returning to the United States as an ELL student at the age of nine, giving her a unique understanding of what it feels like to be thrown into a system that did not really know how to support her needs. As a teenager she was an at-ris... Read More →
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Brandi Kujala-Peterson

Assistant Director, EPIC School Partnerships
I'm part of a team that wants student readiness and success to be defined by engagement, adaptability, and what students can do with their knowledge, rather than just content mastery and testing. We partner with educators to provide strategies and frameworks that identify opportunities for real and actionable improvement in systems, schools, and classrooms. Our strategic work with educators creates clarity amid the clutter and empowers school communities to strengthen and sustain a culture that can support readiness and educational success for every student. | Previously, I built customized partnerships between New York City business leaders and principals to inspire innovation in public schools. I earned a... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 8:30am - 10:30am
Laguna Beach I, II, III

8:30am

Essential Partners in MTSS
MTSS is not just for teachers — related service providers are also essential to a system that supports a full range of diverse learners. Counselors, support personnel, and other school staff will learn how their roles can support all students within an MTSS framework.



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Speakers
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Danielle Duarte

Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results
Danielle Duarte is the director of professional development for Hatching Results. She is a former school counselor and grant project director. She trains school counselors and administrators nationwide. She has experience at all levels and earned RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) status. Duarte is past president of the California Association of School Counselors and during that time was involved in Michelle... Read More →
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Winnie Dunn

Distinguished Professor of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri
Dr. Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Occupational Therapy at the University of Missouri. She wrote definitive texts for OT about serving children in schools and other community settings and about applying research to practice based on her extensive experience in school settings... Read More →
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Mayu Iwatani

Coordinator, CWA and Counseling Services, Orange County Department of Education
Mayu Iwatani graduated with a Masters in Social Work from University of Southern California and holds her Pupil Personnel Service Credential in School Social Work, Child Welfare and Attendance, and School Counseling. She has 11 years of combined experience as a School Social Work... Read More →
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Paul Meyers

Paul Meyers is currently a District Superintendent in California and has over 30 years of experience as a successful administrator, counselor, and teacher. Paul is an experienced trainer and consultant and uses a systems-approach to solving problems, specializing in policy development and district-wide program implementation. Paul has served as the School Counseling Consultant for the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Standards for the Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential, along with many legislative proposals... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 8:30am - 11:00am
Huntington Beach I & II

10:30am

Break & Transition
Thursday July 27, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am
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10:45am

Best Practices in K-12 Social-Emotional Learning
Learn about the domains of social-emotional competence and the different approaches to teaching students the prosocial skills and positive perspectives that will help them thrive. This session will present an overview of research-based and promising programs and practices that work at different grade levels. A curated selection of resources will be shared.

Speakers
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Sandra Azevedo

MTSS Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
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Lucy Vezzuto, PhD

Coordinator, SEL/Student Mental health/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Hi Let's talk about student mental health, stress management for staff and kids, and mindfulness. We can also talk about integrating social emotional learning into a tiered system of support for both students and staff.



Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Newport Beach I, II, III

10:45am

Building Your Red Thread of Collaboration: Supporting Success in Behavior

A red thread has been used to symbolize togetherness, themes, and connection dating back to greek mythology.  Thus, how do you create a red thread in the area of behavior instruction? Whether you have supports in place or are just starting, we will show you how to create a conceptual map to create your theme for the year.  After attending this session, participants will be able to assess their work by becoming familiar with an implementation tool for PBIS and how to use the Google platform to organize the work.  This session is open to administrators, teachers, and school specialists.  After leaving this session, you will hear from various school perspectives on how to build a theme that will carry your work to student success in behavior.  



Speakers
avatar for Everett Barr-Hertel

Everett Barr-Hertel

School Counselor, Atkinson Elementary, Portland Public School
Originally from Bellingham, WA, I graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in 2006. While at PLU, I also earned minors in Spanish, Philosophy, Religion, and was very active in campus activities. After graduation, I served as an Americorps*V... Read More →
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Ivonne Dibblee

Principal, Atkinson Elementary
Ivonne began her path in education after moving to Portland and completing her Masters in Education.  She is a doctoral candidate at Portland State University and her work focuses on characteristics of leadership and their correlation to the success of English language Learners.  ... Read More →
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Rian Ford

5th Grade Teacher, Atkinson Elementary
Rian grew up in the Portland area. He has been teaching 4th and 5th grade for five years. He is an avid reader, amateur scientist, part-time explorer, and Wizard in Residence at Atkinson Elementary.



Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Huntington Beach I & II

10:45am

Implementing Social-Emotional Learning in a Multi-Tiered Framework with Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten
This session will focus on promoting social emotional competence, reducing challenging behaviors, and teaching young children the appropriate skills to manage their emotions in social situations. We will explore the connection between social emotional learning and mental health.

Speakers
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Catherine Darker

Project Liaison, ECE SEL/ECE PBIS, Orange County Department of Education
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Toby Espley

Program Specialist, ECE SEL/ECE PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Early Childhood Education is Birth through 8 years of age. CA SUMS is Pre-K through12th grade. For all the Districts that have preschool programs on your campus, let's talk! Let me support you in aligning your early childhood program to this great work and create this seamless t... Read More →
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Johanna Parra

Program Specialist, SEL/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Johanna Parra has received her B.A in Law & Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her M.A in Counseling from Chapman University, with a PPS credential. She has worked in School-Based Mental Health for the past seven years and worked for one of the leading... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Bristol III

10:45am

Including Students with Significant Intellectual & Communication Disabilities in MTSS

How are students with significant (cognitive & communication) disabilities educated in MTSS?  What is a model for addressing individual student needs in MTSS? This session will highlight a model of individualized student planning and one district’s approach to improving how students with significant disabilities experience equitable membership, participation and learning in inclusive schools. Using video, student examples, data and practice tools attendees to this session will explore strategies they can use locally.


Speakers
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Michael McSheehan

Coordinator of Technical Assistance, SWIFT Education Center
Michael McSheehan serves as the Coordinator of Technical Assistance for the SWIFT Center.  He has been affiliated with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire since 1993. Prior to working with the SWIFT Center, Michael led a variety of state and federally funded initiatives to advance research, policy, and practice in inclusive education, alternate assessment, collaborative teaming, and Response to Intervention (RtI) + MTSS... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Catalina Ballroom I

10:45am

Installing an Intervention Block: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
In the 2016-2017 school year, Grand Isle Supervisory Union selected to install an intervention block across all 5 schools knowing that this would improve our systemic capacity to serve all students more effectively.  As with any new venture, there are things that went well and things that did not.  In this session, we will talk about how we got to where we are, what we learned, and what we are doing to move forward in the implementation process.

Speakers
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Megan Grube

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology​, Grand Isle Supervisory Union
Megan Grube is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology for Grand Isle Supervisory Union which serves the 5 districts on the Lake Champlain Islands in Vermont.  Before taking her current role, Megan served as the SWIFT SEA Coordinator for Vermont. She has a passion... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Balboa Bay I & II

10:45am

Making Data-Based Decisions Using SWIFT Data Wall

Using data to make educational decisions is a process often encouraged, but too often the steps a team should use in decision-making are not clear.  This session will focus on specific procedures that have been demonstrated to improve team decision-making.  Those procedures will be applied in the context of the SWIFT Data Wall, but will have application to any school team using academic or behavioral data to guide improvement.



Speakers
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Rob Horner

Professor, Special Education, University of Oregon
Rob Horner is professor of special education at the University of Oregon.  His research has focused on behavior analysis, positive behavior support, multi-tiered instructional systems, equity in education, and systems change. He has worked for the past 20 years with George Sugai in development and implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Catalina Ballroom II

10:45am

Promoting Equity in School Discipline
A look at subjectivity in school discipline practices and how defining school culture can remove implici

Speakers
avatar for Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Program Specialist SARB/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education


Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Laguna Beach I, II, III

10:45am

Restorative Practices in High School
As a principal and a consultant with EPIC School Partnerships, Carmen has supported universal learning environments capable of supporting restorative practices and ensuring success for all students. Carmen's presentation will highlight her work as a principal in a large comprehensive high school in Oregon as well as her recent work with Valley High School in the Santa Ana Unified School District. She will focus on (a) the key characteristics of an effective universal approach; (b) how to incorporate student voice, family, and community stakeholders in designing a shared, universal language; and (c) how effective restorative practices build off a high quality universal approach.

Speakers
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Carmen Gelman

Director, EPIC School Partnerships, EPIC - Educational Policy Improvement Center
Carmen lived in Mexico for eight years before returning to the United States as an ELL student at the age of nine, giving her a unique understanding of what it feels like to be thrown into a system that did not really know how to support her needs. As a teenager she was an at-ris... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Fountain Terrace

10:45am

Using UDL for Planning Lessons & Environment
You know the principles of UDL. Check. You know the guidelines of UDL. Check. You have thought about UDL when planning your lessons. Check. What now? First we’ll tap into background knowledge to make sure we’re all on the same page. Next, attendees will investigate how they can use the UDL framework to move beyond designing lessons and into designing inclusive environments. Access SWIFT - It's Just Getting Good: https://goo.gl/YEiTjy

Speakers
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Loui Lord Nelson

UDL Specialist, RAISE, Inc
Loui Lord Nelson, Ph.D. is the UDL Specialist for the School Wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT). She is also an educational consultant whose work focuses on Universal Design for Learning. A former special education teacher, she is a member of CAST’s cadre, has b... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 10:45am - 12:00pm
Emerald Bay I, II, III

12:00pm

Lunch
Speakers
avatar for Michael McSheehan

Michael McSheehan

Coordinator of Technical Assistance, SWIFT Education Center
Michael McSheehan serves as the Coordinator of Technical Assistance for the SWIFT Center.  He has been affiliated with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire since 1993. Prior to working with the SWIFT Center, Michael led a variety of state and federally funded initiatives to advance research, policy, and practice in inclusive education, alternate assessment, collaborative teaming, and Response to Intervention (RtI) + MTSS... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Pacific Ballroom

12:45pm

Break & Transition
Thursday July 27, 2017 12:45pm - 1:00pm
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1:00pm

Bringing Meaning to the Mission
Follow one first year principal’s journey from Day 1 to Day 180 in an established, successful SWIFT partner school. Discover how a personal mission merged with a school’s vision, and how multi-tiered systems of support were maintained and fostered.  Driving each leadership decision was the essential philosophy of creating a strong school culture structured around collaboration to ensure success for all children  Methods of defining shared instructional priorities, establishing monitoring protocols, identifying professional development needs, and creating peer coaching and PLC opportunities using a strengths-based approach will be discussed.

Speakers
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Jennifer Schrecongost

Acting Principal, Matapeake Elementary School
Jennifer Schrecongost has been a Maryland educator for 20 years, and just ended her first year as an elementary principal at a successful SWIFT partner school, Matapeake Elementary. She has also worked as a classroom reading and language arts teacher, a school counselor, and an a... Read More →


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Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Balboa Bay I

1:00pm

Building MTSS from the Bottom Up: Focusing on Pre-K & K
Baltimore City Schools created an initiative which focuses on improving general education student outcomes through collaboration, consultation, prevention and early intervention. The team is comprised of related service providers. Providers support schools on creation and alignment of initiatives that support all students on a tiered response strategies using research based strategies. This initiative has partnered with the multiple offices and departments within City Schools in an effort to roll out MTSS. Session participants will learn about the history of the project, challenges, barriers and success stories of rolling out MTSS within a large urban district.

Speakers
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Wendy Barnes

Coordinator of Multi-Tier System of Support, Baltimore City Public Schools
Wendy Barnes’, Coordinator of Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS), 18 year tenure in education began as a classroom teacher for 10 years before pursuing leadership roles within a school. Wendy served as an Instructional Support Teacher, IEP Chair, and Staff Developer. Her administration tenure began in 2012 with Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) in the Office of Special Education as an Educational Specialists and as a Special Education Coordinator... Read More →
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Pamela Cocol-Brown

School Psychologist, Baltimore City Public Schools
Pamela Cocol-Brown, M.A., C.A.S., NCSP is a School Psychologist on a project which promotes collaboration between Speech-Language Pathologists, School Psychologists, and teachers to increase student outcomes. Pamela obt
avatar for Nadine Serbonich

Nadine Serbonich

Lead School Psychologist, Baltimore City Public Schools
Nadine Serbonich, M.A., is a Lead School Psychologist on a Baltimore City Public Schools initiative which focuses on improving student outcomes through collaboration, consultation, prevention and early intervention. Nadine obtained her Masters in School Psychology in 2008 and her... Read More →
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Jessica Silva

Lead Speech-Language Pathologist, Baltimore City Public Schools
Jessica Silva, M.A., CCC-SLP is the Lead Speech-Language Pathologist on a Baltimore City Public Schools initiative which focuses on improving student outcomes through collaboration, consultation, prevention and early intervention. Jessica obtained her Master of Arts degree in Hea... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Newport Beach II

1:00pm

Building Your Red Thread of Collaboration: Supporting Academic Success
A red thread has been used to symbolize togetherness, themes, and connection dating back to greek mythology.  Are you applying Multi-tiered systems to assure academic success?  Do you have systems but are unsure of how to put them to work for your students efficiently?   We will provide resources that will help you identify your level of support in academic areas.  You will see how to implement behavior and academic supports that will support all students.   After attending the session, participants will be able to see the connection of behavior and academics to assure that all students succeed.  This session is open to administrators, teachers, and school specialists.  After leaving this session, you will hear from various school perspectives on how to build a theme that will carry your work to student success in academics.

Speakers
avatar for Everett Barr-Hertel

Everett Barr-Hertel

School Counselor, Atkinson Elementary, Portland Public School
Originally from Bellingham, WA, I graduated with a Bachelor of Musical Arts from Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) in 2006. While at PLU, I also earned minors in Spanish, Philosophy, Religion, and was very active in campus activities. After graduation, I served as an Americorps*V... Read More →
avatar for Ivonne Dibblee

Ivonne Dibblee

Principal, Atkinson Elementary
Ivonne began her path in education after moving to Portland and completing her Masters in Education.  She is a doctoral candidate at Portland State University and her work focuses on characteristics of leadership and their correlation to the success of English language Learners.  ... Read More →
avatar for Rian Ford

Rian Ford

5th Grade Teacher, Atkinson Elementary
Rian grew up in the Portland area. He has been teaching 4th and 5th grade for five years. He is an avid reader, amateur scientist, part-time explorer, and Wizard in Residence at Atkinson Elementary.



Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Huntington Beach I & II

1:00pm

Family Engagement in a Rural School Setting K–8
Speakers
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Julie Holden

4th Grade Teacher, Sisters Elementary School
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Julie Patton

Health Teacher, Sisters Middle School
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Wendy Von Seggern

Counselor, Sisters Elementary School
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Becky Stoughton

Principal and Equity and Diversity Director, Sisters Elementary School and Sisters School District
Becky grew up in a family that supported education to the fullest. Her father was elected to the school board and her mom was the PTC president her whole public school career. Knowing she wanted to be a teacher in third grade, she began her career in a work-study program in hig... Read More →
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Kimberly Strong

Language Arts Teacher, Sisters Middle School



Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Laguna Beach III

1:00pm

Introduction to the SWIFT-FIA (Fidelity Integrity Assessment)
Speakers
avatar for Dawn Miller

Dawn Miller

Coordinator of Technical Assistance, SWIFT Education Center


Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Emerald Bay II

1:00pm

PBIS: Framework for Inclusive Behavior Instruction

This workshop will explore the alignment between PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) and the Inclusive Behavior Instruction component of the California SUMS (Scaling up Multi-tiered System of Support) statewide initiative. Exemplars from SUMS KDS (Knowledge Development Sites) will demonstrate the five principles of Inclusive Behavior Education within a PBIS multi-tiered system of positive behavior support.

Outcomes:  
(1) Build understanding of PBIS as a multi-tiered framework for delivering Inclusive Behavior Instruction.  
(2) Identify the five principles of Inclusive Behavior Instruction.  
(3) Review practical strategies for Inclusive Behavior Education at each tier.



Speakers
avatar for Dori Barnett

Dori Barnett

Coordinator, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Dept of Education
Dori Barnett, Ed.D. is a school psychologist and program coordinator for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with the Orange County Department of Education. Dr. Barnett has over two decades of experience working with at-risk youth in alternative, general ed., and... Read More →
avatar for Lina Bender

Lina Bender

Program Specialist, PBIS/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Let's talk! I'm a School Psychologist turned Program Specialist supporting MTSS and PBIS. I recently moved back to Orange County from San Luis Obispo County. Happy to chat about tiered supports, systems, and using data. Actually, anything about prevention, support, and interventi... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Garcia

Jennifer Garcia

PBIS/MTSS Coordinator, Butte County Office of Education
Jennifer Garcia is a coordinator of MTSS and PBIS in Butte County. Additionally she supports implementation of PBIS within the Butte County alternative programs. She has over 20 years of experience supporting students with intensive behavioral needs.  She is a member of the stat... Read More →
avatar for Kristine Keene

Kristine Keene

Principal, John McManus Elementary School
I just completed my 22nd year in education and love it more than I ever have. These past five years as an administrator, I have had the unique opportunity to rebuild a Title 1 Pre K-5 school that is now stronger than ever. From our strong literacy program to our committed supp... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Catalina Ballroom I

1:00pm

Promoting Academic & Social/Emotional Success in Middle School: Better Together!
Come hear one middle school’s approach to altering school climate by working collaboratively with all stakeholders to transform school image in the community and contribute to positive student outcomes.  This session will provide strategies for developing a multi-tiered system of support, promoting community engagement and enhancing school pride.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Frunzi

Megan Frunzi

Principal, Elkton Middle School
Megan Frunzi just completed her first year as Principal of Elkton Middle School in Cecil County, Maryland. Prior, she served for 11 years as an assistant principal at three middle schools in Cecil County. In all, Megan has worked for 19 years in education, all at the middle schoo... Read More →
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Angela Gyuro

PBIS Coach, Elkton Middle School
Angela Gyuro has been teaching Social Studies for 12 years, all at the middle school level. She has earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Assessment Design and has worked to design curriculum for multiple contents and grade levels. Ms. Gyuro has served as the PBIS coach at E... Read More →
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Samantha Wallace

Assistant Principal, Elkton Middle School
Samantha Wallace has just completed her second year as Assistant Principal of Elkton Middle School. Prior to this role, she served as the Coordinator for Special Education in Cecil County, Maryland.  Samantha has dedicated her 21 years in education to ensuring that ALL students have access to quality education... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Laguna Beach I

1:00pm

Strategies To Implement Specialized Instruction In a Co-Taught Classroom
Co teaching can provide more opportunities to address the needs of students with disabilities with the use of specialized instruction.  In this session you will learn about styles of co teaching with a general education teacher and a special education teacher in the classroom. Classroom strategies, flex grouping and hands on activities will be presented.

Speakers
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Rebecca Alkire

Special Education/Secondary Mathematics, Washington Middle School, Allegany County Public Schools
I have four years professional teaching experience, two of which were spent working with students with emotional/behavior disabilities for grades 4-12 and two working as a math/inclusion teacher for grades 6-8. I am certified in both Special Education and Secondary Mathematics an... Read More →
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Patricia Cuthbertson

Special Educator, Washington Middle School
I have been a special educator for 21 years.  I have spent the majority of my career teaching at Washington Middle School in Cumberland, MD. I have taught in a resource setting as well as inclusion.  For the last 7 years I have been a co teacher in 8th grade math.  Just this p... Read More →
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Kendra Kenney

Principal, Washington Middle School
I have worked in the field of public education for twenty-three years in Allegany County, Maryland. I taught special education for seven years, and served as Administrative Assistant and Assistant Principal in both middle and high school settings for twelve years. I have just completed my fourth year as principal of Washington Middle School in Cumberland, Maryland... Read More →
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Suzanne Taylor

Special Education, Washington Middle School
I have worked in the field of special education for 23 years, beginning my career as an instructional assistant, and then as a special education teacher in Allegany County, Maryland. Prior to my present position, I taught at several elementary schools and a high school. For the last 9 years, I have taught at Washington Middle School in Cumberland, Maryland. My instructional assignments have included that of resource room teacher, reading specialist, and inclusion teacher... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Emerald Bay I

1:00pm

Supporting School Staff Resilience, Wellness, and Mindfulness for Systems Change Work
Want high-level professional performance to implement system change? Learn about the benefits of investing in staff wellness, stress management, and mindfulness education for school staff.   This session will share how one project focused on teacher self-care and emotional regulation to reduce perceived stress, reduce symptoms of burnout, and increase mindful awareness. Since emotions are contagious these outcomes can impact students, colleagues and the learning environment.

Speakers
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Lucy Vezzuto, PhD

Coordinator, SEL/Student Mental health/MTSS, Orange County Department of Education
Hi Let's talk about student mental health, stress management for staff and kids, and mindfulness. We can also talk about integrating social emotional learning into a tiered system of support for both students and staff.



Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Bristol III

1:00pm

Systems for Implementing Tier III Behavior Support

Tier III Behavior Supports are designed for those students with more significant support needs. Tier III supports typically involve individual assessment of behavioral, academic, and mental health needs.  A team then defines the constellation of supports that uniquely fit the needs of a student, and the team builds a formal plan to deliver these supports.  This session will focus on the strategies for developing Tier III supports, and the organizational systems and data sources needed to implement these support plans with impact.



Speakers
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Rob Horner

Professor, Special Education, University of Oregon
Rob Horner is professor of special education at the University of Oregon.  His research has focused on behavior analysis, positive behavior support, multi-tiered instructional systems, equity in education, and systems change. He has worked for the past 20 years with George Sugai in development and implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Catalina Ballroom II

1:00pm

Transformational Change: One School’s Journey in Implementing an Integrated Framework
Shifting of Resources, Schedules and Mindsets – The scope of the presentation is geared towards how to design and implement new schoolwide systems that support all learners. The team will give practical examples on how to create PD, trainings, schedules and resources to booster the SWIFT framework and build inclusive environments for all learners. We will examine the roles of instructional assistants, intervention materials, IEPs, 504s and school wide scheduling for student success.

Speakers
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Byron Bethards

Principal, Adams Elementary
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Cody Hansen

Special Education Teacher, Adams Elementary
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Chris Hawkins

RTI Coach, Adams Elementary
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Claudia Raleigh

1st/2nd Grade Teacher, Adams Elementary


Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Laguna Beach II

1:00pm

Universal Design for Learning 101: All the Basics
Participants will learn about the 3 principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and explore strategies and resources for utilizing UDL  to support all students across content areas within a framework of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).

Speakers
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Pam Tupy

Program Specialist, Orange County Department of Education



Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Fountain Terrace

1:00pm

What's Data Got to Do With It!
This session will include information and activities to expand participants' knowledge of the importance of assessment; including but not limited to the assessment cycle, universal screeners, diagnostic, progress monitoring assessments, the difference between assessments FOR the learning and OF the learning, and the variety of ways to assess utilizing Universal Design for Learning.

Speakers
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Rhonda Marriott

Coordinator, Academic Interventions, Orange County Dept of Education
Hi, let's talk about supporting ALL students in an academic setting utilizing an MTSS framework and UDL principles. We can share instructional practices to support reading, writing, and math for students requiring intervention, at grade level, and enrichment.



Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Emerald Bay III

1:00pm

Where Many (MTSS) Roads Converge: Lessons Learned in Vermont
Participants in this session will embark on a journey of the highs and lows on the road to integration of MTSS initiatives in Vermont during the past ten years: RtI, PBIS, SPDG, SWIFT, SSIP, EQS, and ESSA.  Your travels will include opportunities to interact with others to problem-solve around road construction barriers and find solutions to paving a smoother road ahead for a unified integrated implementation of MTSS in your SEA.

Speakers
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Chris Kane

Inclusion Coordinator: Autism and Low Incidence Disabilities, Vermont Agency of Education
Chris has been supporting students with autism and other cognitive and physical disabilities his entire professional life. He was initially trained as a classroom teacher, but was drawn to supporting those with greater needs. He has worked as a direct support staff, special educa... Read More →
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Tracy B. Watterson

MTSS Program Manager, Vermont Agency of Education
Tracy has been an educator since 1986, serving children as a K-5 teacher, para-educator, interventionist, and math specialist in Missouri, Washington, and Virginia.  For the past four years, she has worked at the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) as the Elementary Mathematics As... Read More →



Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Balboa Bay II

2:15pm

Break & Transition
Thursday July 27, 2017 2:15pm - 2:30pm
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2:30pm

Closing General Session
Thursday July 27, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Pacific Ballroom

3:30pm

Social Networking
Thursday July 27, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Pacific Ballroom