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Monday, July 23
 

3:00pm

 
Tuesday, July 24
 

9:00am

1:00pm

Pre-Conference: Introduction to Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) (OMS Registration Required) (SCC-Room 204)
The National TA Center on PBIS defines PBIS as “a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.” This presentation will outline the key elements of this approach, key features of Tier I PBIS, and review PBIS fidelity and outcome data systems. The PBIS practices of defining, teaching, reinforcing, and responding will be reviewed. Examples and systems tools will be provided.  Click Here for Session Handouts 

Speakers
avatar for Ken Fitzgerald

Ken Fitzgerald

Director, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Ken is the Director of  Safe and Supportive Schools for the Prevention Programs Department at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. With 15 years of experience in prevention and health education, Ken provides training and technical assistance to schools to help support students... Read More →
avatar for Michael Lombardo

Michael Lombardo

Executive Director PBIS, Placer County Office of Education
Michael Lombardo is the Executive Director of Prevention and Intervention Services for the Placer County Office of Education. In this position he works throughout California in leadership in early prevention, student wellness, social-emotional support for students, breaking down barriers... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC - Room 204

1:00pm

Pre-Conference: PBIS Advanced Tiers (OMS Registration Required) (SCC-Room 203)
Based on public health model, the PBIS framework provides for varying levels (tiers) of intensity to meet a continuum of student needs. This presentation will focus on Tier II and Tier III interventions and the systems and data features required to efficiently and effectively deploy these interventions into schools. Specific interventions including Check in Check out, modified Check in Check out, School-Based Wraparound, and Prevent Teach Reinforce will be reviewed and examples and systems tools will be provided. Participants should have an understanding of the core features of Tier I PBIS. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Luke Anderson

Luke Anderson

Coordinator PBIS, Placer County Office of Education


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC - Room 203

1:00pm

Pre-Conference: Restorative Practices (OMS Registration Required) (SCC-Room 202)
Lucy A. Vezzuto, PhD, is a Fulbright Scholar in Education and a Coordinator of Student Mental Health, Social-emotional Learning and School Climate for the Orange County Dept. of Education.   She provides training and technical assistance in the prevention and early identification of student mental health issues for adults who serve youth. She is a certified trainer for the International Institute for Restorative Practices. She is a member of the California Dept. of Education’s Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup and a member of the Orange County Health Care Agency Mental Health Steering Committee. She is a member of the California Department of Education’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Initiative’s state leadership team advising on social and emotional learning. Click Here for Session Handouts
 

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Vezzuto

Lucy Vezzuto

Coordinator, Student Mental Health & Social Emotional Learning, Orange County Department of Education
Dr. Lucy Vezzuto is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Education and Coordinator of Student Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning at the Orange County Dept. of Education.  She leads the Resilient Mindful Learner Project, a stress management and mindfulness training for educators and... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC - Room 202

1:00pm

Pre-Conference: Social-Emotional Learning (OMS Registration Required) (Sheraton Grand-Magnolia)
Please join us for a deep dive presentation and discussion of social and emotional learning within the statewide context - including the newly released state SEL Guiding Principles.  Explore these principles further through 5 break out sessions, facilitated by practitioners and experts, focused on SEL as a strategy for equity, capacity building for teachers and staff, strategic partnerships with expanded learning, and SEL in the continuous improvement process.   Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Katie Brackenridge

Katie Brackenridge

SEL Advisor and Independent Consultant, Partnership for Children & Youth
Katie Brackenridge is an SEL Advisor to the Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) and an independent consultant. As Vice President of Programs until 2018, Katie oversaw PCY’s five program initiatives, including Expanded Learning 360°/365, a 9 district initiative to improve and... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton Grand - Magnolia

1:00pm

Pre-Conference: Universal Design for Learning (OMS Registration Required) (Sheraton Grand-Gardenia/Camelia)

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Marriott

Rhonda Marriott

Coordinator of MTSS Academic Interventions, Orange County Department of Education
Rhonda Marriott currently serves as the Coordinator of MTSS Academic Interventions with the Orange County Department of Education. She is the Orange County lead for the Scale-Up Multi-Tiered System of Support (SUMS) initiative.  As a member of the SUMS State Leadership team, she... Read More →
avatar for Katie Novak

Katie Novak

Assistant Superintendent of Schools, Groton-Dunstable Regional School District
Katie Novak, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned education consultant as well as a practicing leader in education as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools at the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District in Massachusetts. With 16 years of experience in teaching and administration... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Tupy

Pamela Tupy

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Pamela Tupy is a coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education who specializes in professional development and coaching in the areas of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive instructional practices and supporting students... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton Grand - Gardenia/Camelia

4:15pm

Opening & Keynote (SCC 3rd Floor)
Speakers
avatar for Shawn Ginwright

Shawn Ginwright

Flourish Agenda
Shawn Ginwright, PhD is a leading national expert on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development. He is an Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and Senior Research Associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
SCC 306+307+308+313+314+315
 
Wednesday, July 25
 

7:00am

7:00am

8:30am

MTSS Innovation Configurations Map (Institutions of Higher Education) (Sheraton Grand - Tofanelli)
Institutes of Higher Education teams participating in this session ideally should include teacher educators in general and special education, and colleagues who prepare school administrators. Work in this session will focus on the MTSS Innovation Configuration (IC) and its two cornerstones: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and culturally relevant teaching. In this session, your team will learn how to use ICs and will analyze how full and in-depth your courses cover evidence-based practices in these areas. Dr. Paul Sindelar, CEEDAR Center Lead in California, and Dr. Wayne Sailor, Director Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Education Center, will orient participant teams to the use of the ICs and assist in developing plans for upgrading courses and curricula. Participating teams must bring course syllabi and program planners or have them available electronically. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Sailor

Wayne Sailor

SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)
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... Read More →
avatar for Paul Sindelar

Paul Sindelar

Professor of Special Education, University of Florida
Dr. Paul Sindelar is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Florida.  His recent research concentrates on the special education labor market and its implications for policymakers and educators. He has written extensively on teacher certification, especially alternative routes to c... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:30am - 4:00pm
Sheraton Grand - Tofanelli

8:45am

Building Educational Trauma Informed Systems of Care (Sheraton Grand - Compagno)
This session will discuss how to build a trauma-informed system of care within your educational community.  Orange County examples of how they integrated this into the collaborative work of students and families will be shared.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Betsy DeGarmoe

Betsy DeGarmoe

Manager, Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, Orange County Department of Education
Betsy has Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton.   She has a School Social Worker (PPSC) Credential, Administrative Credential and is a Licensed Clinical... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:10am
Sheraton Grand - Compagno

8:45am

Social Skills in the Digital Age: Using Tier 2 to Support 21st Century Skills (SCC 319)
Presenters will review best-practices for the Tier 2 Intervention of social skills instructional groups and be provided opportunities to explore the use of this intervention to support youth in their development of 21st-century skills.

Attendees will develop their own social skills lessons to support their students in navigating digital space with savvy. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Lina Bender, Ed.S

Lina Bender, Ed.S

Coordinator, 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 intervention... Read More →
avatar for Toby Espley

Toby Espley

Program Specialist, Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education
Toby Espley is currently a Program Specialist at the Orange County Department of Education,with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education PBIS and California Multi-Tiered System ofSupport. She is part of the CA MTSS State leadership and the OCDE PBIS team. Tobysupports CA MTSS regional... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:10am
SCC 319

8:45am

A Multi-level System Cycle of Improvement to Ensure Student Achievement (SCC 309)
Participants will see how the same cycle of improvement can be used at the individual student level, classroom level, grade level, school wide, department, and district levels to establish structures of support and resource allocation that ensure student success. In this system, student achievement data drives upward decision making, while the effects of those decisions drive resources downward, so that one cohesive system can be built to meet the needs of all students and ensure appropriate allocation of district and school resources. Participants will be able to see how their current resources and tools can be plugged in and effectively used as well as get ideas for tools and resources that may be missing from their organization. The learning outcome for this session is to understand the foundational steps of the cycle of improvement and understand how it fits with their current practices. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Harrison

Rebecca Harrison

Instructional Coach
Rebecca Harrison is an instructional coach in a dual role, K-6 Title 1 Site-Based Instructional Coach and K-12 District level MTSS Coach. She has been an educator for 14 years in diverse educational settings including Title 1, high SES, and special education and has had a vast amount... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC 309

8:45am

At Risk Student Groups: How Can MTSS Impact Your California School Dashboard (SCC 317/318)
This session will demonstrate how the MTSS framework can be applied in improving state indicators within at-risk student groups such as foster youth and homeless youth. There will be a focus on few of the 6 state indicators for the purpose of the session although all 6 state indicators would be positively impacted through the targeted intervention. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Mayu Iwatani

Mayu Iwatani

Coordinator, CWA and Counseling Services, Orange County Department of Education
Mayu Iwatani currently provides support services to Student Services/SARB Administrators and District School Counselor Leads for the 28 districts in Orange County, California. She facilitates quarterly meetings for the different networks, provides professional development and collaboratively... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC 317/318

8:45am

Basics of Assessing MTSS (SCC 311)
This learning session is #1 of 3 that addresses the use of data within an MTSS framework. In this session, participants will learn how to measure and monitor current implementation status of schoolwide and LEA-wide practices using four tools. These fidelity tools are: LEA Self-Assessment, Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), SWIFT Fidelity Inventory (SWIFT-FIT), and SWIFT Fidelity Integrity Assessment (SWIFT-FIA). Fidelity data can be used by school leadership teams to guide priority action plans for school transformation.

Speakers
DP

Dan Pollitt

SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)
AS

Allyson Satter

SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC 311

8:45am

Building Community Partnerships in a Rural District (SCC 312)
Hear one rural district’s journey, as a Cohort I CA SUMS Grantee, as they designed and launched a community collaborative to build partnerships with universities, non-profits and community agencies to provide academic, behavioral and social-emotional supports.   As a key strategy for MTSS implementation, OUSD opened a family resource center to leverage the power of partnerships to create an eco-system to respond to student, staff and family needs. From lessons learned to specific planning tools, participants will leave with practical resources to begin developing meaningful community collaborations. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Erika Fuentes

Board of Trustee Member, Orland Joint Unified School District
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Ken Geisick

Superintendent, Orland Joint Unified School District


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC 312

8:45am

Check-in Check-out: An Efficient and Effective Tier 2 Intervention for Youth at Risk (SCC 316)

Speakers
avatar for Kimberli Breen

Kimberli Breen

National Consultant, Affecting Behavior Change Inc.
Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA is a National Consultant affiliated with the University of Kansas SWIFT Center and KOI Education based in Arizona. She is also the owner and lead Behavior Change Agent of Affecting Behavior Change Inc. supporting school, district, county and state teams... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC 316

8:45am

College Readiness Assessments: A close analysis into a district’s landscape providing Access and Opportunity
An increasing number of school districts in California administer College Readiness Assessments like the PSAT™ 8/9, the PSAT/NMSQT®, the PSAT™ 10, or the SAT® School Day.  Additionally, many California districts have removed barriers and expanded access for students to also participate in Advanced Placement®.  This session will walk through the College Board’s Equity and Excellence report and present supporting resources that allow a district to focus on key areas (aspire, expand, strengthen, and refine) when examining the AP programs of their schools and the AP program of the district as a whole. This session will include time for questions from the audience.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Ricky Cherry

Ricky Cherry

Educational Specialist, College Board
Ricky Cherry is an Educational Specialist who works with the College Board to connect students to college success and opportunity. Ricky has been in both Higher and K12 Education for over 10 years. Ricky believes that all students should be afforded the opportunity to attend and succeed... Read More →
avatar for Tacey Rodgers

Tacey Rodgers

College Board
In 2007, Tacey Rodgers began her career in education working as Paraprofessional at the Adult Education level while completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature. Immediately after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree, she earned a Master of Arts degree from California... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Sheraton Grand - Bataglieri

8:45am

Equity and Inclusion: Multi-tiered System of Support for ALL Learners (SCC 310)
The session will provide school and central office leaders with research, data, evidenced-based practices, practical tools and ways to examine professional practice through the lens of equity to increase opportunity and achievement for all students. Information and resources will be shared and participants will have opportunities to interact, collaborate and share current plans and practices in implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support addressing the needs of diverse learners. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Yvonne Contreras

Director Curriculum and Instruction, Los Angeles County Office of Education
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Lise Reilly

COE Administrator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
avatar for Carol Truscott

Carol Truscott

County Office of Education Consultant, Los Angeles County Office of Education
BW

Becky Wetzel

County Office of Education Consultant, Los Angeles County Office of Education



Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC 310

8:45am

Integrating Social, Emotional, and Academic Instruction for Student Success (SCC-Room 203)
Explore five high-leverage social-emotional skills that can be integrated easily and effectively within academic instruction, leading to accelerated learning and resulting in more positive and healthy classroom climates. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Baron

Wendy Baron

Co-founder, Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and New Teacher Center
Wendy Baron, M.A., is a teacher, author, researcher, mentor, and co-founder of the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and New Teacher Center, a premier national coaching organization. Currently, Wendy serves as Chief Officer of Social and Emotional Learning, focused on... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC - Room 203

8:45am

MTSS Integration into Site Based Professional Learning Communities (SCC 302/303)
We will discuss the relevance and process of bringing the MTSS framework and components into site grade level Professional Learning Communities. PLCs are a valuable venue of collaborating with other professionals and using relevant data to drive student outcomes through instructional changes, access to resources, data collection and progress monitoring.  PRJUSD has been trained on the Achievement Team Model to use during PLCs. Teachers are working towards creating success criteria and learning intentions across subject matter as aligned with CCSS. In addition, we are focused on using meaningful data analysis to drive instructional practices and strategies. Using the MTSS framework, PLC collaboration shifts focus from solely academic to seeing the needs of the entire child. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Dana Budd

Dana Budd

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Dana Budd received her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fresno and her M.A. in Instruction/Technology and Teaching Credential in Physical Education before earning her Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership. Dana now works as the Director of Curriculum... Read More →
avatar for Amber Gallagher

Amber Gallagher

Director of Special Education, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Amber Gallagher received her B.S. in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and her M.S. in Counseling from California State University, East Bay before earning her Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership through California State University... Read More →
avatar for Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Special Education Program Coordinator, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Katie Johnson received her B.S in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz and her M.A and Teaching Credential in Early Childhood Special Education at Santa Clara University before earning her Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership through the Santa Clara... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC 302/303

8:45am

Results Matter! The Counselor’s Role in Collecting, Analyzing & Sharing Data (SCC 305)

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Duarte

Danielle Duarte

Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results
Danielle trains school counselors and administrators as the Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results. A former school counselor, she successfully wrote the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Grant for her past district. As the Grant Project Director... Read More →
avatar for Trish Hatch

Trish Hatch

Hatching Results
Trish is a Professor in the School Counseling Program at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the founder and President/CEO of Hatching Results®. Her best-selling textbooks include: The Use of Data in School Counseling (Hatch, 2013), The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School... Read More →
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Becky Love

Coordinator Counseling Services, Shasta County


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC 305

8:45am

Role of Physical Activity & Fitness (SCC 304)
This session will provide an overview of the why, what and how of engaging all students in tiered system of physical activity programming addresses all the defining features of MTSS while supporting the needs of the Whole Child. Participants will:
·     Explore recent research about the extraordinary effects of physical activity on the brain and learning in terms of academic and behavioral outcomes
·     Learn about effective Tier 1 and 2 interventions using Standards-aligned, evidence-based, health-related fitness education curriculum, instruction and assessment
·     See what physical activity at school does to improve and support comprehensive social-emotional development in all students.   Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Chris Corliss

Chris Corliss

STEM - Health Sciences Program Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Chris is in his 14th year as the STEM - Health Sciences Program Coordinator for Health Education, Physical Education, Fitness, and School Wellness at the Orange County Department of Education. He provides professional development, consulting and technical assistance to teachers and... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC 304

8:45am

Serving the Whole Child: Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Priorities/Whole Child Resource Map Engagement Session (Part 1) (SCC - Room 202)
This first session will offer a mix of information and participant engagement on the LCFF/Whole Child Resource Map (https://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/lcff1sys-resources.asp).  The Resource Map provides resources and supports that local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, teachers, and families can use to support the needs of California’s diverse student population. We will first highlight the resources and supports on the Resource Map. We will then focus on a rich discussion/activity on the consideration of whole child resources currently used by stakeholders to add to the Resource Map and the value of the existing resources. Please consider joining us for our next session (Part 2 from 10:00 to 11:30) where we will focus on identifying bright spots across California and connecting data to resources. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Brown

Kristen Brown

California Department of Education
Kristen Brown is leading the California Department of Education (CDE)’s One System Serving the Whole Child Initiative. She has held several other positions within the CDE. She was the Director of the Project READ, a project to increase the reading and English Language Arts proficiency... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Covarrubias

Sandra Covarrubias

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Sandra Covarrubias is an Education Programs Consultant in the Language Policy & Leadership Office at the California Department of Education. In this role, she leads quarterly Title III Regional County Office of Education Meetings, in alignment with the System of Support, and acts... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Young

Crystal Young

Nutrition Education Assistant, California Department of Education
Crystal Young is a Nutrition Education Assistant with the California Department of Education. She has coordinated training, funding, and evaluation for the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act Reauthorization, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and Team Nutrition Smarter Lunchrooms Movement... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC - Room 202

8:45am

The Ventura County Office of Education MTSS Model in Action (SCC 301)
Learn about the Ventura County Office of Education's newly revised Multi-Tiered System of Supports and see how this model was used to support a K-8 district within a cohort model to scale-up the work across the district. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Resnick

Jeremy Resnick

Director, Ventura County Office of Education
Jeremy Resnick began his educational career as a high school English teacher in the Conejo Valley. He moved to Texas in 2003 where he continued to teach before transitioning as the Director of Assessment for the Richardson Independent School District. In 2008, he returned to California... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC 301

8:45am

Understanding and Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences (Sheraton Grand - Carr)
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study will be introduced along with a discussion of types of childhood trauma and what makes an experience traumatic. Brain development and the relationship between early adverse experiences and subsequent youth health and behaviors will be presented. Rationales for developing positive relationships with youth will be explored along with a variety of strategies that provide a safe and nurturing school climate and culture that supports students. Recognition of self-care needs and techniques for those who work with traumatized youth will also be considered. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Kahn

Pamela Kahn

Coordinator, Health and Wellness, Orange County Department of Education
Pamela Kahn is currently the Coordinator for Health and Wellness for the Orange County Department of Education in California. In this capacity, she acts in an advisory position regarding health programs and health care to the 28 public school districts in the county.  She works closely... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Sheraton Grand - Carr

8:45am

Why Social-Emotional Learning Matters for MTSS (SCC-Room 204)
In a truly effective MTSS structure, explicit and intentional SEL is critical and foundational.  In the workshop, participants will receive a clear definition for what SEL is, including key components around whole school implementation, classroom implementation, and individual competencies development.  key research will be shared, as well as a link to neuroscience.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Mai Xi Lee

Director of Social Emotional Learning, Sacramento City Unified School District


Wednesday July 25, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
SCC - Room 204

9:20am

Aeries Advanced Foster Youth Data Management Tools (Sheraton Grand - Compagno)
Join us in learning how Aeries is managing foster youth data in Orange County.  Participants will view a live demonstration of the Aeries Student Information System’s Foster Youth Page and explore ideas how to track and develop programs that support the educational outcomes of foster youth. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Betsy DeGarmoe

Betsy DeGarmoe

Manager, Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, Orange County Department of Education
Betsy has Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton.   She has a School Social Worker (PPSC) Credential, Administrative Credential and is a Licensed Clinical... Read More →
avatar for Camden Iliff

Camden Iliff

Vice President, Product Production, Aeries Student Information System
Camden has been with Aeries Software since 1998.  Starting as an intern and Jr. Programmer, Camden grew as a developer under the guidance of founder, Jerry Lloyd.  He now manages the team of developers working on Aeries SIS and engages with current and potential customers to identify... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:20am - 9:45am
Sheraton Grand - Compagno

9:20am

Implementing MTSS in Alternative Education Settings (SCC 319)
Panel discussion with CA alt-ed admin and teachers.

Through a moderated panel discussion, attendees will gain an awareness and a shared understanding of the various approaches to MTSS implementation.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Rindy DeVoll

Rindy DeVoll

MTSS Director for Rural California, Butte County Office of Education
As a member of the CA MTSS Statewide Team, Rindy leads the implementation support for rural CA. During her professional years in education, she has provided technical assistance and professional learning for teachers in the areas of ELA/ELD, NGSS, H/SS, and Math. She has also been... Read More →
avatar for Amy McCart

Amy McCart

Co-Director SWIFT Education Center, SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)
Amy McCart, Ph.D., is an Associate Research Professor with Special Graduate Faculty Status at the University of Kansas. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center, which was established in 2012 and is the largest... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:20am - 9:45am
SCC 319

10:00am

Advancing MTSS (OMS Registration Required) (SCC-Room 203)
This strand is intended for participants interested in extending their MTSS implementation. Participants will match existing resources to implement priorities and practices. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Toby Espley

Toby Espley

Program Specialist, Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education
Toby Espley is currently a Program Specialist at the Orange County Department of Education,with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education PBIS and California Multi-Tiered System ofSupport. She is part of the CA MTSS State leadership and the OCDE PBIS team. Tobysupports CA MTSS regional... Read More →
avatar for Laura Miltenberger

Laura Miltenberger

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 Education Center work since its July 2013 launch. Laura currently provides MTSS... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Tupy

Pamela Tupy

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Pamela Tupy is a coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education who specializes in professional development and coaching in the areas of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive instructional practices and supporting students... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC - Room 203

10:00am

All in for SEL! Creating a Coherent Approach Across Learning Environments (SCC 316)
Implementing SEL across a district requires thoughtful alignment across multiple initiatives. Join the Partnership for Children & Youth, an intermediary supporting SEL alignment across school-day and
expanded learning settings, the San Leandro Unified School District, and the Boys and Girls Club of San Leandro to explore the role of professional learning communities in cross-sector collaboration, and the implementation of SEL across school day, after school and summer. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Joanne Clark

Joanne Clark

Director, Prevention and Intervention, San Leandro Unified School District
Joanne Clark has over 18 years working with at risk and diverse youth and families as ateacher, administrator, assistant director and director. She has her Master’s degree inPsychology and Administrative Credential from John F. Kennedy University. She currently is theDirector of... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Pace

Kimberly Pace

Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Leandro
Kim brings over 15 years of experience in youth activism and engagement through After School programs, Youth & Government, sport and community service. A Bay Area native, Kim graduated with a B.A. in International Relations from San Francisco State University. Kim's passion is to... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Peck

Jennifer Peck

President & CEO, Partnership for Children and Youth
Jennifer Peck has led Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY) since the organization’s founding in 2001.  During this time, she has grown PCY to be the leading California intermediary building access to high quality after-school and summer learning programs, increasing resources... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC 316

10:00am

Community Family Engagement (OMS Registration Required) (SCC 310)
This strand will focus on the how to effectively engage both family and community partners in your MTSS work. LEAs at the introductory or advanced stage will benefit from the discussions around this important domain in the CA MTSS framework.
Trusting Family Partnerships extend beyond traditional parent involvement activities. Schools and families maintain effective, two-way communication, collaborate on meaningful projects and activities, and share in important decision-making responsibilities, such as in school leadership roles.
Trusting Community Partnerships contribute to positive student outcomes when schools work collaboratively with community members, agencies, organizations, businesses and industry around common goals.  Community representatives directly participate in school leadership and activities, and schools leverage a variety of community resources to meet the needs of their students and families. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Stephan Lambert

Prevention Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
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Christine Olmstead

Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education
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Allyson Satter

SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC 310

10:00am

Counselors Role in MTSS (OMS Registration Required) (SCC 317/318)
School Counselors as Leaders within a Multi-Tiered, MULTI-DOMAIN System of Support
A Multi-Tiered, MULTI-DOMAIN System of Support (MTMDSS) aligns to the work of the school counselor in three domains – academic, college and career, and social/emotional – to provide core instruction and data-driven interventions to meet ALL students’ diverse needs. This interactive presentation will help participants evaluate the school counseling program at their site or district within a MTMDSS to a) ensure all students receive developmentally appropriate instruction, b) maximize student achievement and prepare students for post-secondary success, and c) increase the social and behavioral competencies of students. Learn how school counselors are leaders in their schools and districts as they implement a comprehensive school counseling program utilizing Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Support with prevention and data-driven intervention practices. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Duarte

Danielle Duarte

Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results
Danielle trains school counselors and administrators as the Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results. A former school counselor, she successfully wrote the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Grant for her past district. As the Grant Project Director... Read More →
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Trish Hatch

Hatching Results
Trish is a Professor in the School Counseling Program at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the founder and President/CEO of Hatching Results®. Her best-selling textbooks include: The Use of Data in School Counseling (Hatch, 2013), The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School... Read More →
avatar for Mayu Iwatani

Mayu Iwatani

Coordinator, CWA and Counseling Services, Orange County Department of Education
Mayu Iwatani currently provides support services to Student Services/SARB Administrators and District School Counselor Leads for the 28 districts in Orange County, California. She facilitates quarterly meetings for the different networks, provides professional development and collaboratively... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC 317/318

10:00am

Data-Driven Improvement for School Climate Through PBIS in Your LCAP (OMS Registration Required) (SCC 302/303)
This session will offer background on ESSA and LCAP/LCFF, state and local priorities, the Differentiated Assistance levels of support,  and how to utilize the existing structures of PBIS to intentionally use the LCAP as a tool to strengthen PBIS sustainability through the continuous improvement cycle as it aligns with goals and outcomes across mandates and initiatives.  Click Here for Session Handouts


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC 302/303

10:00am

Getting Started With UDL (Sheraton Grand - Compagno)
Have you joined the UDL bandwagon yet?  You know...this growing movement that meets the needs of the whole child!  As schools and districts continue to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Support, they are seeing how UDL Principles are aligned to the CA MTSS Framework.  In this session, participants will not only deepen their understanding of UDL, but also discover how implementation is integrated throughout the entire continuum of supports.  Join the bandwagon and become more familiar with useful tools to support the implementation of UDL and build capacity. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Marriott

Rhonda Marriott

Coordinator of MTSS Academic Interventions, Orange County Department of Education
Rhonda Marriott currently serves as the Coordinator of MTSS Academic Interventions with the Orange County Department of Education. She is the Orange County lead for the Scale-Up Multi-Tiered System of Support (SUMS) initiative.  As a member of the SUMS State Leadership team, she... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Tupy

Pamela Tupy

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Pamela Tupy is a coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education who specializes in professional development and coaching in the areas of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive instructional practices and supporting students... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Sheraton Grand - Compagno

10:00am

Getting to Know Restorative Practices (RP) (Sheraton Grand-Carr)
You are invited to learn about the rationale, goals, key concepts, and practices for becoming a restorative school. At the heart of restorative practices is building community. Get introduced to a paradigm shift for discipline interactions that are restorative, inclusive, and trauma-informed rather than punitive. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Vezzuto

Lucy Vezzuto

Coordinator, Student Mental Health & Social Emotional Learning, Orange County Department of Education
Dr. Lucy Vezzuto is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Education and Coordinator of Student Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning at the Orange County Dept. of Education.  She leads the Resilient Mindful Learner Project, a stress management and mindfulness training for educators and... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Sheraton Grand - Carr

10:00am

Introduction to MTSS (OMS Registration Required) (SCC-Room 202)
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. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lombardo

Michael Lombardo

Executive Director PBIS, Placer County Office of Education
Michael Lombardo is the Executive Director of Prevention and Intervention Services for the Placer County Office of Education. In this position he works throughout California in leadership in early prevention, student wellness, social-emotional support for students, breaking down barriers... Read More →
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Jami Parsons

Administrator, Learning Support Services, Orange County Department of Education


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC - Room 202

10:00am

Leadership Development in MTSS/Shifting from Reacting to Creating (OMS Registration Required) (Sheraton Grand-Magnolia/Camelia)
Participants will take stock of their own strengths and learning opportunities to lead change, using the MTSS framework as the context for inquiry. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Amy McCart

Amy McCart

Co-Director SWIFT Education Center, SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)
Amy McCart, Ph.D., is an Associate Research Professor with Special Graduate Faculty Status at the University of Kansas. She is the Co-Principal Investigator for the School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Center, which was established in 2012 and is the largest... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Sheraton Grand - Magnolia/Camelia

10:00am

MTSS Starter Kit/ Practical Tools & Strategies (OMS Registration Required) (SCC - Room 204)
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. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Lina Bender, Ed.S

Lina Bender, Ed.S

Coordinator, 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 intervention... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Miller

Dawn Miller

SWIFT Education Center
Dr. Dawn Miller works at the University of Kansas as the Associate Director of Technical Assistance at the SWIFT Education Center. SWIFT is a national technical assistance center that focuses on state, region, district, and school transformation efforts supporting high-quality, equity-based... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC - Room 204

10:00am

Serving the Whole Child: Identifying Challenges, Defining Bright Spots & Connecting Data to Resources (Part 2) (SCC 312)
Are you are looking for a session where you can learn about resources, supports and offer input to the State on identifying/mapping Bright Spots that support a diverse student population? If so, you have landed in the right place! This session will focus on identifying bright spots as an integral part of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) Priorities/Whole Child Resource Map (https://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/lcff1sys-resources.asp). This session offers a mix of information and participant engagement which include:
  • Laying the Foundation: An Overview of State Resources and Supports
  • Identifying/Sharing LEA Challenges 
  • Defining Bright Spots Activity 
  • Spotlight on Bright Spots: Connecting the Data à Whole Child/LCFF Categories à Resources Circuit 
Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Brown

Kristen Brown

California Department of Education
Kristen Brown is leading the California Department of Education (CDE)’s One System Serving the Whole Child Initiative. She has held several other positions within the CDE. She was the Director of the Project READ, a project to increase the reading and English Language Arts proficiency... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Covarrubias

Sandra Covarrubias

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Sandra Covarrubias is an Education Programs Consultant in the Language Policy & Leadership Office at the California Department of Education. In this role, she leads quarterly Title III Regional County Office of Education Meetings, in alignment with the System of Support, and acts... Read More →
avatar for Crystal Young

Crystal Young

Nutrition Education Assistant, California Department of Education
Crystal Young is a Nutrition Education Assistant with the California Department of Education. She has coordinated training, funding, and evaluation for the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act Reauthorization, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and Team Nutrition Smarter Lunchrooms Movement... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC 312

10:00am

Using MTSS for Secondary Education (OMS Registration Required) (SCC 311)
In this session, we will discuss the journey we have been on with secondary schools throughout California as they implement California's Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) - a comprehensive framework that aligns academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning in a fully integrated system of support for the benefit of all students. 
As part of the session, we emphasize the importance of defining a holistic set of student outcomes so that students, families, and educators have a universal understanding providing coherence to all of the ways a school is supporting its students. To facilitate this discussion, we introduce Dr. Conley’s Four Keys to College and Career Readiness — a framework to help all stakeholders identify and prioritize the skills 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. We also highlight the successes and challenges secondary schools face when implementing this work, and give participants the opportunity to engage and collaborate with others in the room through interactive protocols. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Jocelyn Bigay-Salter

Jocelyn Bigay-Salter

Partnership Consultant, Inflexion
Jocelyn spent the last 16 years serving underrepresented populations, most recently as the Director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and the Reconnection Center for Portland Public School District in Oregon. Prior to her leadership role at the district office, she spent five years... Read More →
avatar for Brandi Peterson

Brandi Peterson

Director of School Partnerships, Inflexion
Brandi directs the School Partnership team’s portfolio of work to ensure Inflexion provides value within the unique context of each district and school who partners with us. She consults with schools to develop a strong, shared identity and impactful messaging to make sure their... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC 311

11:45am

12:30pm

Keynote (SCC - 3rd Floor)
Speakers
avatar for Tia Martinez

Tia Martinez

Forward Change
Tia Elena Martinez has over 25 years’ experience working for social justice in low income communities and communities of color in the United States.  Over the decades her work spanned a wide range of issues including K-12 education, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the war on drugs, homelessness... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SCC 306+307+308+313+314+315

1:45pm

Integrating Academic and Behavior Interventions: A Function Based Approach (SCC 319)
This workshop will introduce a function-based integrated competing pathways analysis of academics and behavior.  Participants will walk through a function based competing pathways process to identify academic and behaivor interventions for a student with reading and behavaior difficulties. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Kimberli Breen

Kimberli Breen

National Consultant, Affecting Behavior Change Inc.
Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA is a National Consultant affiliated with the University of Kansas SWIFT Center and KOI Education based in Arizona. She is also the owner and lead Behavior Change Agent of Affecting Behavior Change Inc. supporting school, district, county and state teams... Read More →
avatar for Lina Bender, Ed.S

Lina Bender, Ed.S

Coordinator, 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 intervention... Read More →
avatar for Toby Espley

Toby Espley

Program Specialist, Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education
Toby Espley is currently a Program Specialist at the Orange County Department of Education,with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education PBIS and California Multi-Tiered System ofSupport. She is part of the CA MTSS State leadership and the OCDE PBIS team. Tobysupports CA MTSS regional... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:10pm
SCC 319

1:45pm

A Deeper Dive into the Counselor's Role in MTSS (Sheraton Grand - Carr)
School Counselors as Leaders within a Multi-Tiered, MULTI-DOMAIN System of Support
A Multi-Tiered, MULTI-DOMAIN System of Support (MTMDSS) aligns to the work of the school counselor in three domains – academic, college and career, and social/emotional – to provide core instruction and data-driven interventions to meet ALL students’ diverse needs. This interactive presentation will help participants evaluate the school counseling program at their site or district within a MTMDSS to a) ensure all students receive developmentally appropriate instruction, b) maximize student achievement and prepare students for post-secondary success, and c) increase the social and behavioral competencies of students. Learn how school counselors are leaders in their schools and districts as they implement a comprehensive school counseling program utilizing Multi-Tiered, Multi-Domain System of Support with prevention and data-driven intervention practices. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Duarte

Danielle Duarte

Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results
Danielle trains school counselors and administrators as the Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results. A former school counselor, she successfully wrote the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Grant for her past district. As the Grant Project Director... Read More →
avatar for Trish Hatch

Trish Hatch

Hatching Results
Trish is a Professor in the School Counseling Program at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the founder and President/CEO of Hatching Results®. Her best-selling textbooks include: The Use of Data in School Counseling (Hatch, 2013), The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School... Read More →
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Becky Love

Coordinator Counseling Services, Shasta County


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sheraton Grand - Carr

1:45pm

Building a Coordinated System of Supporting Students (SCC 316)
This workshop is a deep dive into how a school utilizes Early Warning Indicators to proactively identify students at risk of falling behind and coordinates holistic services to ensure academic and social-emotional success.  Learn how a school district rolled this promising practice out district-wide and modified this approach based on the strengths and needs of each school site. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Louise Barbee

Louise Barbee

After School Program Coordinator, Pittsburg Unified School District
Louise has served as the after-school program coordinator for the Pittsburg Unified School District for the past seven years. Previously, she served as a program coordinator for the Contra Costa County Office of Education.
avatar for Tracy Catalde

Tracy Catalde

District Coordinator of Social-Emotional Supports, Pittsburg Unified School District
Trained originally as a clinical and school psychologist and, later as a school administrator, Tracy currently serves as the district coordinator for MTSS, mental health services, social-emotional learning, as well as positive behavior intervention and support in the Pittsburg Unified... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 316

1:45pm

Effective Tools to Strengthen PBIS Implementation (SCC 312)

Speakers
avatar for Ken Fitzgerald

Ken Fitzgerald

Director, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Ken is the Director of  Safe and Supportive Schools for the Prevention Programs Department at the Stanislaus County Office of Education. With 15 years of experience in prevention and health education, Ken provides training and technical assistance to schools to help support students... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 312

1:45pm

Engaging Students of Poverty within the MTSS Framework (SCC 305)
In this session, participants will explore resources and strategies for engaging students of poverty.  Participants will learn how the use of engagement strategies affects students and their learning, and learn about strategies and actions that support low-income students as a student group of the LCAP.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Toovey

Cindy Toovey

Coordinator Continuous Improvement, Orange County Department of Education
Cindy Toovey, School Improvement Coordinator in the Office of Continuous Improvement at the Orange County Department of Education, has worked to provide direct technical assistance to Title I schools for 12 years.  As Coordinator, she provides professional development services to... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Tupy

Pamela Tupy

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Pamela Tupy is a coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education who specializes in professional development and coaching in the areas of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive instructional practices and supporting students... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 305

1:45pm

Healthy Eating. Healthy Kids. Healthy Schools: An MTSS Approach to Creating Healthy School Environments (SCC 304)
This session will provide an overview of how to incorporate healthy eating, nutrition education, and healthy school environments using the MTSS framework. 
Participates will:
  • Review current research linking a healthy eating environment (beyond the cafeteria) to positive academic, behavioral, and SEL outcomes.
  • Learn best practices in Local School Wellness Policy (LSWP) implementation.
  • Take away practical tools and ideas to enhance your school’s environment while engaging students, parents, staff, and community partners.   Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Nadia Moya

Nadia Moya

Project Specialist, Orange County Department of Education
Nadia Moya is a Program Specialist in Health Sciences at the Orange County Department of Education. She has over 13 years of experience in education and has spent the majority of that time providing quality health and nutrition education and advocating for student wellness and healthy... Read More →
avatar for Janis Price

Janis Price

Certified Health Education Specialist, Orange County Department of Education
Besides holding a Health Science teaching credential and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Janis Price is a Certified Health Education Specialist who has worked for Orange County Department of Education for 3 years. Currently, she is a Project Manager for the Health Sciences... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 304

1:45pm

How to Facilitate Data Collection (SCC 311)
This learning session is #2 of 3 that addresses the use of data within an MTSS framework. In this session, participants will learn how data sources help school teams match educational supports to student need. This session includes the use of data in teaming structures, learning about universal screeners and progress monitors, and introduces the Tiered Intervention Matrix to help teams identify available interventions and supports and the decision rules that guide their usage.

Speakers
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Dan Pollitt

SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)
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Allyson Satter

SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 311

1:45pm

Integrating Mental Health Into Your MTSS (SCC 317/318)
Develop a mental health framework that provides tools and structures to guide and support school systems in adopting mental wellness and suicide prevention efforts. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Luke Anderson

Luke Anderson

Coordinator PBIS, Placer County Office of Education


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 317/318

1:45pm

Kings River Union Elementary: A Single School District's Journey as a Knowledge Development Site toward MTSS Implementation (SCC 302/303)
Kings River Union Elementary is sharing their story as a Knowledge Development Site for the Tulare County Office of Education.  KRUE is a rural, single site school district serving 460 students TK-8.

As we share our story, we will outline areas of need where we have built social-emotional and behavioral supports, as well as academic systemic responses for all children.   Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Kristi Blatner

Vice Principal, Kings River Union Elementary School District
Mrs. Blatner taught kindergarten for 23 years in Tulare County before coming on as Vice Principal at Kings River Union in 2013. She is an advocate for early literacy and the positive emotional health of all children.
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Jayson Camaquin

Special Education Teacher, TCOE, Kings River Union Elementary School District
Mr. Camaquin has been teaching seventeen years and has been assigned to Kings River Union since 2009.  He holds a Masters Degree in Administration, and is an instructor for the Impact Program teaching Interns in Tulare County as they navigate the credentialing process.  Mr. Camaquin... Read More →
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Sarah Humason

M.A., BCBA, Kings River Union Elementary School District
Mrs. Humason is Kings River Union’s school psychologist, assigned by the Tulare County Office of Education.  She is a member of the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network and an instructor for Fresno Pacific University, Pupil Personnel Services graduate... Read More →
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Sherry Martin

Superintendent/Principal, Kings River Union Elementary School District
Mrs. Martin has a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership and has been in Public Education for 26 Years as a teacher and administrator serving Preschool through eighth grade. She came to Kings River Union in 2012.    In 2014 she was named ACSA’s Superintendent/Principal Administrator... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 302/303

1:45pm

LCAP & MTSS for Continuous Improvement (SCC 310)
This presentation will highlight the potential for continuous improvement through an alignment of the LCAP to the MTSS All/Some/Few framework. Instead of writing an LCAP that includes MTSS, a district should be creating an MTSS-aligned LCAP that draws on site-level data and implementation while setting overarching goals for the LEA. Our presentation will focus on how to put this theoretical alignment into practice, using the example of planning for counseling support and the ability to distinguish need and purpose of counseling to identify the best resource to support this. From there, Jannelle Kubinec will facilitate an activity illustrating how to operationalize the framework in district and school planning. Participants will walk away from this presentation with a stronger understanding of how MTSS and LCAP can work in tandem to build stronger student-driven planning and budgeting. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Chevallier

Sarah Chevallier

Program Specialist, District LCAP Services, Orange County Department of Education
Sarah Chevallier is the Program Specialist for District LCAP Services at the Orange County Department of Education. Her work centers on leveraging data, strengthening partnerships, and aligning strategic initiatives to move beyond compliance toward accountability and continuous improvement... Read More →
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Jannelle Kubinec

Director, Comprehensive School Assistance Program, WestEd
Jannelle Kubinec is a nationally recognized expert on the effective use of resources to support district and school improvement. She supported the design and implementation of new policies and practices to implement California’s Local Control Funding Formal as a consultant to the... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 310

1:45pm

Leveraging Differentiation

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Miller

Dawn Miller

SWIFT Education Center
Dr. Dawn Miller works at the University of Kansas as the Associate Director of Technical Assistance at the SWIFT Education Center. SWIFT is a national technical assistance center that focuses on state, region, district, and school transformation efforts supporting high-quality, equity-based... Read More →
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Karla Reed

SWIFT Education Center


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sheraton Grand - Bataglieri

1:45pm

MTSS Implementation in a Large Urban School District (SCC 301)
This session will provide participants with information on how the Los Angeles Unified School
District (LAUSD) has scaled-up its MTSS efforts for district-wide implementation. The
participants will receive materials regarding the MTSS framework in LAUSD, access to policy
guides to support MTSS implementation, and a template design for the data-based problem
solving and decision-making team, known as the Student Support and Progress Team (SSPT).  Click Here for Session Handouts


Speakers
avatar for Annmarie Serrano

Annmarie Serrano

Intervention Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District
Annmarie Serrano has been an educator for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)for 18 years. Within her career in LAUSD, she has served as a School Psychologist, Specialist,and currently an Intervention Coordinator within the Psychological Services Department.Through each... Read More →
avatar for Robert Whitman

Robert Whitman

Director, Special Projects, Los Angeles Unified School District
Dr. Robert Whitman has been an educator in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for 17 years.  Within his career in LAUSD, he has served as a teacher, dean of students, assistant principal, principal, and is currently a director of special projects within the district’s... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 301

1:45pm

Social-Emotional Learning Resource Open House (SCC-Room 203)
Please join us for a brief introduction to SEL experts and get an overview of the SEL resources.  The remaining session time will be for allowing participants to visit the SEL Resource Open House booth at the Learning Pavilion to explore the resources and ask questions of the session hosts. Click Here for Session Handouts


Speakers
avatar for Sandra Azevedo

Sandra Azevedo

Social Emotional Learning Lead, Butte County Office of Education
Sandra Azevedo has been an educator for 23 years. She has been a school psychologist, coordinator, and has been the Social Emotional Learning lead for BCOE as part of the Scale Up Multi-Tiered System of Support (SUMS) Statewide MTSS Team for the past two years. Additionally, she is... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Baron

Wendy Baron

Co-founder, Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and New Teacher Center
Wendy Baron, M.A., is a teacher, author, researcher, mentor, and co-founder of the Santa Cruz/Silicon Valley New Teacher Project and New Teacher Center, a premier national coaching organization. Currently, Wendy serves as Chief Officer of Social and Emotional Learning, focused on... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Vezzuto

Lucy Vezzuto

Coordinator, Student Mental Health & Social Emotional Learning, Orange County Department of Education
Dr. Lucy Vezzuto is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Education and Coordinator of Student Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning at the Orange County Dept. of Education.  She leads the Resilient Mindful Learner Project, a stress management and mindfulness training for educators and... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC - Room 203

1:45pm

Starting with Why: An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (SCC-Room 202)
One component of MTSS is effective first tier instruction. Universal Design for Learning is the framework that specifically supports this component, and has been written into the Every Student Succeeds Act. Because of this, many districts are moving to implement UDL within their schools and many teachers are wanting more information on how to best meet the needs of all students by focusing on Universal Design. 

This session will introduce participants to Universal Design for Learning, including the theory and research behind UDL, the neuroscience of expert learning, the UDL big ideas of removing barriers in order to reach goals and provide access, and a quick jump into the UDL guidelines themselves. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Serin

Ashley Serin

Program Manager Curriculum and Instruction, Placer County Office of Education
Ashley Serin, M.A., is a Curriculum and Instruction Program Manager, CAST certified UDL Presenter, Google Certified Educator, Author, and Professor who specializes in UDL and Coaching for the Placer County Office of Education. She supports districts both within and outside of Placer... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC - Room 202

1:45pm

Successful School Strategies: Foster Youth and Vulnerable Populations (Sheraton Grand - Compagno)
This session will discuss innovative strategies that can increase academic outcomes for foster youth and other vulnerable populations. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Betsy DeGarmoe

Betsy DeGarmoe

Manager, Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, Orange County Department of Education
Betsy has Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton.   She has a School Social Worker (PPSC) Credential, Administrative Credential and is a Licensed Clinical... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Sheraton Grand - Compagno

1:45pm

Supporting Children in Managing Strong Emotions in Early Childhood Classrooms (SCC-Room 204)
Children’s ability to manage their own strong emotions is foundational to the development of self-regulation skills, building resiliency, and nurturing mental health and well-being.  As teachers, we can help provide children with the competencies and skills to handle their emotions in appropriate ways. This workshop will provide participants with practical strategies focusing on teaching students 0-8 years of age the skills necessary to manage their strong emotions. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Carly Bedard

Carly Bedard

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Carly is a Project Liaison at the Orange County Department of Education.  She has over 19 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies as well as a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Early... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Darker

Catherine Darker

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Catherine is a Project Liaison at the Orange County Department of Education and an adjunct professor for Brandman University. She has over 20 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development as well as a Master’s... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC - Room 204

1:45pm

We're Not Ready for MTSS......What About a Pathway? (SCC 309)
The thought of MTSS Comprehensive Implementation can be overwhelming! Within this session, participants will learn how Indiana is adapting SWIFT TA Practices as entry points or Pathways to MTSS. While each Pathway (Teaming, Data, Design, Priorities Planning) leads to MTSS Comprehensive Implementation, it enhances commitment and engagement of local leaders, acknowledges district/school strengths and interests, and makes the work more feasible with early momentum. Pathways to MTSS are flexible, allowing districts/schools to seamlessly adjust their focus as new information arises or as goals are modified. Examples and resources pertaining to each Pathway from our work in Indiana will be shared. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Angela McKinney

Consultant, IEPRC, Indiana IEP Resource Center (IEPRC)
Dr. Angela McKinney is a school psychologist and a project consultant for the Indiana IEP Resource Center (IEPRC). She is a graduate of Indiana University and Indiana State University. Training interests include evaluation and eligibility, case conference processes, and multi-tiered... Read More →
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Michael McSheehan

Coordinator of Technical Assistance, SWIFT, University of New Hampshire
Michael McSheehan is a Project Director at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability and Center on Inclusive Education. He serves as the Coordinator of Technical Assistance for the School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Education Center, currently... Read More →
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Jolly Piersall

Director, Indiana IEP Resource Center (IEPRC)
Jolly Piersall has been a special educational professional for over 35 years and is currently the Director of the Indiana IEP Resource Center (IEPRC). The IEPRC is a federally funded project administered by Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) through Indiana State University Blumberg... Read More →
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Marcae Wilburn

Project Coordinator, IEPRC, Indiana State University
Marcee Wilburn has worked in the field of Special Education for over 10 years. For six years, she taught both general and special education across settings while earning a Masters of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. In 2012, she began working as the Coordinator... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
SCC 309

2:20pm

California Rural Ed Network (SCC 319)
What is the CA RURAL ED NETWORK Model and Rural Resource Bank?

The intention of the CA Rural Ed Network is to advocate for rural students, be a champion for rural educators, discover and share best practices, and inform, educate and influence policies affecting rural communities.
Join us for an overview of the new CA Rural Ed Network and preview the Rural Resource Bank. Participants will learn how to access the Rural Resource Bank as well as discover topics of interest specific to educators in rural California. The Rural Resource Bank and FREE resources will be available in the Fall, 2018.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Rindy DeVoll

MTSS Director for Rural California, Butte County Office of Education
As a member of the CA MTSS Statewide Team, Rindy leads the implementation support for rural CA. During her professional years in education, she has provided technical assistance and professional learning for teachers in the areas of ELA/ELD, NGSS, H/SS, and Math. She has also been... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 2:20pm - 2:45pm
SCC 319

3:00pm

Aligning District and Social-Emotional Learning Data to Support MTSS (SCC 304)
In this session, we’ll explore how California districts like Sunnyvale, Tracy, San Bernardino, and Long Beach are using tools to identify at-risk students, monitor tiered interventions, and integrate social-emotional learning (SEL) data into their MTSS process. We’ll share case studies about how surfacing attendance data daily can improve attendance rates, and how student reflections of SEL skills like emotion regulation and growth mindset can provide a deeper understanding of student progress.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Gabi Zerbib

Outreach Director, Panorama Education
Gabi is a former educator and current Outreach Director at Panorama Education, where she works to support a network of over 50 school districts in California. Panorama partners with school districts to collect and analyze data about social-emotional learning, school climate, family... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
SCC 304

3:00pm

Mindful Movement for All: How students of all levels and needs can benefit (SCC 319)
The session will take a quick look at the research behind the benefits of mindful movement for students, different types of mindful movement options, tips and strategies, and list of related resources. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Mayu Iwatani

Coordinator, CWA and Counseling Services, Orange County Department of Education
Mayu Iwatani currently provides support services to Student Services/SARB Administrators and District School Counselor Leads for the 28 districts in Orange County, California. She facilitates quarterly meetings for the different networks, provides professional development and collaboratively... Read More →
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Dareen Khatib

Manager, Health Sciences, Orange County Department of Education
Dareen Khatib is Manager of Health Sciences at the Orange County Department of Education where she oversees programming for Health Education and Wellness, including comprehensive sexual health education;  nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention efforts; wellness policy... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:25pm
SCC 319

3:00pm

BELIEF: Meeting the Diverse Needs of English Learners (SCC 310)
Blueprints for Effective Leadership and Instruction for our English Learners’ Future, BELIEF, is a series of professional development modules that provides tools for site administrators. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Karen Foster

Coordinator Language and Literacy, Orange County Department of Education
Karin Foster is a Language and Literacy Coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education who specializes in providing professional development around the implementation of integrated and designated ELD to support both language acquisition and literacy development for students... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC 310

3:00pm

College and Career Readiness with MTSS (SCC 301)
How does college and career readiness fit into the Multi-Tiered System of Support? School counselors support student development in the MTSS themes – academic, behavior, and social/emotional – and also provide universal and additional support within the domain of college and career readiness. This interactive session will help school counselors, administrators, and other school stakeholders understand the vital role of developing prevention and intentional intervention within a tiered model for college and career readiness to support graduation, college eligibility, FAFSA/Dream Act completion, and more. Results will be shared from districts who are improving college and career readiness for their students. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Duarte

Danielle Duarte

Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results
Danielle trains school counselors and administrators as the Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results. A former school counselor, she successfully wrote the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Grant for her past district. As the Grant Project Director... Read More →
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Trish Hatch

Hatching Results
Trish is a Professor in the School Counseling Program at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the founder and President/CEO of Hatching Results®. Her best-selling textbooks include: The Use of Data in School Counseling (Hatch, 2013), The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School... Read More →
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Becky Love

Coordinator Counseling Services, Shasta County


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC 301

3:00pm

Equity and Inclusion: Multi-tiered System of Support for ALL Learners (SCC 305)
The session will provide school and central office leaders with research, data, evidenced-based practices, practical tools and ways to examine professional practice through the lens of equity to increase opportunity and achievement for all students. Information and resources will be shared and participants will have opportunities to interact, collaborate and share current plans and practices in implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support addressing the needs of diverse learners. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Lise Reilly

COE Administrator, Los Angeles County Office of Education
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Carol Truscott

County Office of Education Consultant, Los Angeles County Office of Education
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Becky Wetzel

County Office of Education Consultant, Los Angeles County Office of Education



Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC 305

3:00pm

Going Deeper with Secondary MTSS (SCC 302/303)
In this session, we introduce the Inflexion Approach as a framework schools are using to implement California's Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) - a comprehensive framework that aligns academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning in a fully integrated system of support for the benefit of all students.The Inflexion Approach is an organizational framework specifically designed to support schoolwide implementation efforts and to build learning communities that work for all students. The Approach articulates four connected elements - Identity, Structures, Learning Approaches, and a holistic definition of Student Readiness - critical to ensuring all students leave high school ready for success in their chosen postsecondary pathways. We believe that a clear, shared organizational identity informs the structuresneeded to support learning and empower readiness for all students. As part of the session, we provide examples of how secondary schools throughout California, Oregon, and Washington are approaching MTSS implementation using the Inflexion Approach. We also give participants the opportunity to engage and collaborate with others in the room.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Jocelyn Bigay-Salter

Jocelyn Bigay-Salter

Partnership Consultant, Inflexion
Jocelyn spent the last 16 years serving underrepresented populations, most recently as the Director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and the Reconnection Center for Portland Public School District in Oregon. Prior to her leadership role at the district office, she spent five years... Read More →
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Brandi Peterson

Director of School Partnerships, Inflexion
Brandi directs the School Partnership team’s portfolio of work to ensure Inflexion provides value within the unique context of each district and school who partners with us. She consults with schools to develop a strong, shared identity and impactful messaging to make sure their... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC 302/303

3:00pm

Implementation Science as a Lens for the Planning and Implementation of MTSS for Districts and School Sites (SCC 312)
The implementation science model is a framework to integrate evidence-based programs into practice with fidelity and sustainability. This is a particularly important approach of taking a theoretical model and putting it into practice. Across our nation, many states have used the implementation science as an approach to facilitate the implementation MTSS.

     The implementation drivers of competency, organization and leadership are the main components identified to take theory into practice and build the capacity to create systems change. All three of the divers are particularly important for systems change and supporting school staff with the implementation of MTSS. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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John Schilling

Superintendent/Principal, Southside Elementary School District, SJSU


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC 312

3:00pm

Including Students with Significant Intellectual & Communication Disabilities in MTSS (Sheraton Grand-Carr)
Description from Las Year:  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. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Michael McSheehan

Coordinator of Technical Assistance, SWIFT, University of New Hampshire
Michael McSheehan is a Project Director at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability and Center on Inclusive Education. He serves as the Coordinator of Technical Assistance for the School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Education Center, currently... Read More →
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Dawn Miller

SWIFT Education Center
Dr. Dawn Miller works at the University of Kansas as the Associate Director of Technical Assistance at the SWIFT Education Center. SWIFT is a national technical assistance center that focuses on state, region, district, and school transformation efforts supporting high-quality, equity-based... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton Grand - Carr

3:00pm

Restorative Practice with a Multi-tiered System of Support (SCC 317/318)
Restorative Practices in Schools are inspired by the philosophy and practices of restorative justice, which puts repairing harm done to relationships and people over and above the need for assigning blame and dispensing punishment (Eber, 2015).  This workshop will review the fundamental tenets of Restorative Practices in schools as an effective alternative to reactive discipline practices such as suspension and expulsion. A continuum of Restorative Practices, including Community Circles, Affective Statements and Questions, and Impromptu Conversations, will be reviewed within the context of MTSS. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice school-based restorative strategies that they can apply directly in their professional roles. Local Knowledge Development (KDS) sites will share their experience implementing Restorative Practices and Community Circles at in various grade level settings.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Sarah Coley

Teacher on Special Assignment, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Sarah Coley is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD)  She is a former Math teacher as well as AVID teacher and coordinator and recently completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with the Administrative... Read More →
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Lina Bender, Ed.S

Coordinator, 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 intervention... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC 317/318

3:00pm

SAT Suite of Assessments: Your school administered an assessment, now what?
An increasing number of school districts in California have removed barriers and expanded access for their students by administering College Readiness Assessments that are within the SAT Suite of Assessments: PSAT™ 8/9, the PSAT/NMSQT®, the PSAT™ 10, and the SAT® School Day.  This session will walk through the Suite of Assessments and will review the latest resources and benefits available for key stakeholders: students, counselors, and administrators. The goal of this session is to ensure attendees walk away with an understanding of what the assessments mean for their key stakeholder groups; offering more than a test but access to opportunities. This session will include time for questions from the audience.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Ricky Cherry

Educational Specialist, College Board
Ricky Cherry is an Educational Specialist who works with the College Board to connect students to college success and opportunity. Ricky has been in both Higher and K12 Education for over 10 years. Ricky believes that all students should be afforded the opportunity to attend and succeed... Read More →
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Tacey Rodgers

College Board
In 2007, Tacey Rodgers began her career in education working as Paraprofessional at the Adult Education level while completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature. Immediately after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree, she earned a Master of Arts degree from California... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton Grand - Bataglieri

3:00pm

Social-Emotional Learning Tier 1 and Tier 2 Strategies (SCC-Room 204)
The Principal of Sycamore Elementary School & the Director of Special Education will present their MTSS Framework for Response to Intervention, specifically in the area of Social Emotional Learning and Behavior. We will highlight our Universal Screening Process, Tier 1 components, and the process for Tier 2 Behavior Intervention, along with specific strategies implemented in both Tiers.  We will also share our progress with our Self-Regulation/Sensory Room intervention! Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Kim Bryant

Director of Special Education & Support Services, Redding School District
Kim has worked in the Redding School District for 27 years in the capacity as the Director of Special Education, School Psychologist, Middle School Counselor and Licensed Marriage Family Therapist.  Most recently, her focus and passion has been developing district-wide academic and... Read More →
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Susanna Winstead

Principal, Sycamore Elementary, Redding School District
Susanna Winstead is currently a TK-5th grade principal at Sycamore Elementary School, Redding School District of a traditional & dual immersion program in Redding, Ca.  Mrs. Winstead has been an administrator at the Elementary & Middle School levels for 12 years.  She began teaching... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC - Room 204

3:00pm

Sustaining Inclusive Behavior Instruction Through California's Multi-tiered System of Support Statewide (SCC 309)

Speakers
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Kimberli Breen

National Consultant, Affecting Behavior Change Inc.
Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA is a National Consultant affiliated with the University of Kansas SWIFT Center and KOI Education based in Arizona. She is also the owner and lead Behavior Change Agent of Affecting Behavior Change Inc. supporting school, district, county and state teams... Read More →
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Michael Lombardo

Executive Director PBIS, Placer County Office of Education
Michael Lombardo is the Executive Director of Prevention and Intervention Services for the Placer County Office of Education. In this position he works throughout California in leadership in early prevention, student wellness, social-emotional support for students, breaking down barriers... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC 309

3:00pm

The ABCs of Wellness Taking Care of Yourself (Sheraton Grand-Compagno)
This session will provide participants information and strategies that can be incorporated into the workplace to address overall wellness and sociol-emotional strategies.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Betsy DeGarmoe

Manager, Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, Orange County Department of Education
Betsy has Master’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Fullerton.   She has a School Social Worker (PPSC) Credential, Administrative Credential and is a Licensed Clinical... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton Grand - Compagno

3:00pm

Universal Design for Learning: Foundations, Principles, and the Expert Learner (SCC-Room 202)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Foundations, Principles, & the Expert Learner:
Many mission statements in education include the phrase “All Students”. What are we doing in classrooms to make those phrases a reality? If we design instruction with the UDL Framework; we can begin to make those missions a reality. This interactive session will briefly cover foundational knowledge of UDL for the purpose of designing effective instruction for ALL students from the start; as well as how to develop expert learners in the classroom. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Stacy Robb

Leadership Coordinator, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Stacy Robb is an Executive Leadership Coach at the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. She received her Master’s Degree in Special Education and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Curriculum & Instruction. Dr. Robb has teaching experience in general... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC - Room 202

3:00pm

Using Inquiry Cycles to Promote Reflective Teaching and Effective Mentoring (SCC 316)
Under the Administrator Leadership Domain of the MTSS placemat, we will focus on the feature of a Strong Educator Support System.  This presentation will demonstrate utilizing coaching and inquiry cycles to encourage professional growth and reflective teaching practices.  This model will provide access to instructional coaching, seek input from teachers and use data to make learning opportunities available to all.  Participants will walk away with mentoring structures and an easy tool to provide a systematic look at what is working and what is not in classroom teaching practices. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Christine Sisco

Director II, School and District Support, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Christine Sisco is the Director II of School and District Support at the Stanislaus County Office of Education.  She has worked in the field of education for 27 years as a classroom teacher, induction consultant and director, and credentials supervisor.  As a part of the Instructional... Read More →
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Gina Smith

Project Coordinator, Teacher Induction Program, Stanislaus County Office of Education
Gina Smith is a project coordinator in the Teacher Induction Program at the Stanislaus County Office of Education.  She has worked in the field of education for 19 years as a classroom teacher, induction consultant and induction coordinator.  As a part of the Instructional Support... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC 316

3:00pm

Using MTSS Data to Move Your System Forward (SCC 311)
This learning session is #3 of 3 that addresses the use of data within an MTSS framework. In this session, participants will learn about the Data Snapshot, a tool use to organize and differentiate between student outcome data, implementation data, and capacity data. Data Snapshots are useful to engage school and district leaders in a concentrated analysis of whole-system data review. School and LEA teams use Data Snapshots to address their unique strengths, areas of opportunity, and to identify school and LEA priorities.

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Dan Pollitt

SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)
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Allyson Satter

SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC 311

3:35pm

Encouraging Student Voice to Reduce Disproportionate Discipline (SCC 319)
During this session Dr. Jawetz will share the results of her recent dissertation research project.
As a step forward in eliminating disproportionate discipline for students of color, her study attempted to gather information regarding the lived experiences of students through the sharing of their stories.  The study was done through individual interviews of 8th grade males.  This research attempted to answer the following research questions:
  • What factors contribute to how 8th-grade male African American and white students experience discipline at school? 
  • Are there differences in perceptions based on the race of the student?
Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of how students perceive their interactions with adults at school, what students need from the adults to be more successful academically and behaviorally and how they view racism inside and outside of school. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Rona Jawetz

Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education
Rona Jawetz is a Coordinator at the San Mateo County Office of Education who specializes in supporting effective implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to school leadership teams and site-based and district level administrators.  She has experience... Read More →


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:35pm - 4:00pm
SCC 319

3:35pm

Engaging Parents Using Technology (SCC 304)
Research has shown that high levels of parental and community involvement help students succeed in school. Comprehensive family engagement strategies can also help to close the academic achievement gap. While few would disagree, figuring out how to create open communication and strong collaboration between schools and parents can be an arduous task. Learn tips and tricks to engage parent using technology.

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Christine Olmstead

Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:35pm - 4:00pm
SCC 304

4:00pm

 
Thursday, July 26
 

7:00am

7:00am

8:30am

Teach Like an MD (SCC 319)
A common practice in the medical field is the use of medical rounds.  Experts gather together to examine a patient, conduct further diagnosis, analyze the results, develop a treatment plan, and re-evaluate to determine if the treatment is effective.  Why should practices in the field of education be any different?  In this session, let’s focus on appropriate assessment tools to determine academic and behavioral strengths and needs of students, how teams work collaboratively with stakeholders to develop a plan of action, implement effective, evidence-based practices, and monitor progress to ensure that students are successful. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Rhonda Marriott

Coordinator of MTSS Academic Interventions, Orange County Department of Education
Rhonda Marriott currently serves as the Coordinator of MTSS Academic Interventions with the Orange County Department of Education. She is the Orange County lead for the Scale-Up Multi-Tiered System of Support (SUMS) initiative.  As a member of the SUMS State Leadership team, she... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:00am
SCC 319

8:30am

80% of Bust! Understanding the Teacher's Role in Achieving Tier 1 Success (SCC 301)
Participants will gain a deep understanding of the importance of achieving 80% success in Tier 1 first best instruction and how it supplies the foundation for Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Participants will also consider historical and current “barriers” to 80% achievement and will reevaluate these barriers from a growth mindset perspective. Furthermore, participants will understand that Tier 1 first best instruction may look different from classroom to classroom or from school to school depending upon the unique makeup and/or needs of the students in those classrooms. The objective of this session is that administrators and educators gain an in depth understanding of Tier 1 instruction, leave with a goal for the improvement of their own practice, and a tool they can use right away to address that goal in their educational setting. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Rebecca Harrison

Instructional Coach
Rebecca Harrison is an instructional coach in a dual role, K-6 Title 1 Site-Based Instructional Coach and K-12 District level MTSS Coach. She has been an educator for 14 years in diverse educational settings including Title 1, high SES, and special education and has had a vast amount... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC 301

8:30am

All Means All: Special Education and MTSS (SCC 302/303)
MTSS affords schools the opportunity to create a supportive framework for all students to have their unique needs met within the academic, social-emotional and behavioral domains. Since all students are first, general education students, it is imperative that the stakeholders of the MTSS committees have a lens of how to support special education students as well. Through increased collaboration between general education and special education, we see the possibilities of exploring multi-access points within the Least Restrictive Environment to maximize the outcomes of all students. Shifts have included;  designing multiple entry points for students to access instruction, writing CCSS aligned grade level IEP goals, maximizing the use of accommodations, changing service delivery model for SpEd to include more time within general education with support and targeting high leverage skill deficits through effective intervention. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Dana Budd

Dana Budd

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Dana Budd received her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fresno and her M.A. in Instruction/Technology and Teaching Credential in Physical Education before earning her Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership. Dana now works as the Director of Curriculum... Read More →
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Amber Gallagher

Director of Special Education, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Amber Gallagher received her B.S. in Biochemistry from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and her M.S. in Counseling from California State University, East Bay before earning her Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership through California State University... Read More →
avatar for Katie Johnson

Katie Johnson

Special Education Program Coordinator, Paso Robles Joint Unified School District
Katie Johnson received her B.S in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz and her M.A and Teaching Credential in Early Childhood Special Education at Santa Clara University before earning her Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership through the Santa Clara... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC 302/303

8:30am

Building a Statewide PBIS System and How PBIS Supports MTSS Outcomes (SCC-Room 204)

Speakers
avatar for Michael Lombardo

Michael Lombardo

Executive Director PBIS, Placer County Office of Education
Michael Lombardo is the Executive Director of Prevention and Intervention Services for the Placer County Office of Education. In this position he works throughout California in leadership in early prevention, student wellness, social-emotional support for students, breaking down barriers... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC - Room 204

8:30am

8:30am

Going Deeper with Secondary MTSS (SCC 305)
In this session, we introduce the Inflexion Approach as a framework schools are using to implement California's Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) - a comprehensive framework that aligns academic, behavioral, and social-emotional learning in a fully integrated system of support for the benefit of all students.The Inflexion Approach is an organizational framework specifically designed to support schoolwide implementation efforts and to build learning communities that work for all students. The Approach articulates four connected elements - Identity, Structures, Learning Approaches, and a holistic definition of Student Readiness - critical to ensuring all students leave high school ready for success in their chosen postsecondary pathways. We believe that a clear, shared organizational identity informs the structuresneeded to support learning and empower readiness for all students. As part of the session, we provide examples of how secondary schools throughout California, Oregon, and Washington are approaching MTSS implementation using the Inflexion Approach. We also give participants the opportunity to engage and collaborate with others in the room.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Jocelyn Bigay-Salter

Jocelyn Bigay-Salter

Partnership Consultant, Inflexion
Jocelyn spent the last 16 years serving underrepresented populations, most recently as the Director of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and the Reconnection Center for Portland Public School District in Oregon. Prior to her leadership role at the district office, she spent five years... Read More →
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Brandi Peterson

Director of School Partnerships, Inflexion
Brandi directs the School Partnership team’s portfolio of work to ensure Inflexion provides value within the unique context of each district and school who partners with us. She consults with schools to develop a strong, shared identity and impactful messaging to make sure their... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC 305

8:30am

How to Implement Universal Design for Learning Districtwide (SCC-Room 202)
In this session, participants will learn the 5 stages of UDL implementation, analyze their district’s placement within these stages, review sample implementation plans from a variety of districts, hear a firsthand account of UDL implementation, and walk away with next steps and actions for the 2018/2019 school year. Click Here for Session Handouts


Speakers
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Ashley Serin

Program Manager Curriculum and Instruction, Placer County Office of Education
Ashley Serin, M.A., is a Curriculum and Instruction Program Manager, CAST certified UDL Presenter, Google Certified Educator, Author, and Professor who specializes in UDL and Coaching for the Placer County Office of Education. She supports districts both within and outside of Placer... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC - Room 202

8:30am

Preschool GLAD (SCC 317/318)

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Christie Baird

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC 317/318

8:30am

Results Matter! The Counselor’s Role in Collecting, Analyzing & Sharing Data (SCC 309)

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Duarte

Danielle Duarte

Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results
Danielle trains school counselors and administrators as the Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results. A former school counselor, she successfully wrote the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Grant for her past district. As the Grant Project Director... Read More →
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Trish Hatch

Hatching Results
Trish is a Professor in the School Counseling Program at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the founder and President/CEO of Hatching Results®. Her best-selling textbooks include: The Use of Data in School Counseling (Hatch, 2013), The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School... Read More →
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Becky Love

Coordinator Counseling Services, Shasta County


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC 309

8:30am

SAT Suite of Assessments: Your school administered an assessment, now what?
An increasing number of school districts in California have removed barriers and expanded access for their students by administering College Readiness Assessments that are within the SAT Suite of Assessments: PSAT™ 8/9, the PSAT/NMSQT®, the PSAT™ 10, and the SAT® School Day.  This session will walk through the Suite of Assessments and will review the latest resources and benefits available for key stakeholders: students, counselors, and administrators. The goal of this session is to ensure attendees walk away with an understanding of what the assessments mean for their key stakeholder groups; offering more than a test but access to opportunities. This session will include time for questions from the audience.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Ricky Cherry

Ricky Cherry

Educational Specialist, College Board
Ricky Cherry is an Educational Specialist who works with the College Board to connect students to college success and opportunity. Ricky has been in both Higher and K12 Education for over 10 years. Ricky believes that all students should be afforded the opportunity to attend and succeed... Read More →
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Tacey Rodgers

College Board
In 2007, Tacey Rodgers began her career in education working as Paraprofessional at the Adult Education level while completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature. Immediately after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree, she earned a Master of Arts degree from California... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Sheraton Grand - Bataglieri

8:30am

Shift Happens! Integrated Supports for Equitable Quality First Instruction (SCC 316)
Integrating academic and behavior supports in the classroom requires a shift in educational practice. In this interactive session, we will explore strategies for creating equitable access for all students through the integration of academic and behavior practices at tier 1. Click Here for Session Handouts


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC 316

8:30am

Stay in Your Lane: Are you a Coach or Not? (SCC 304)

Speakers
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Alisia Moutry

President/CEO, 4AM Consulting, LLC
Dr. Alisia Moutry, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the President/CEO of 4AM Consulting, LLC, established since September 2010. Blending the worlds of business and education, 4AM Consulting, LLC, provides facilitation and professional development services. From focus groups, to... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC 304

8:30am

Supporting Children in Managing Strong Emotions in Early Childhood Classrooms (Sheraton Grand - Carr)
Children’s ability to manage their own strong emotions is foundational to the development of self-regulation skills, building resiliency, and nurturing mental health and well-being.  As teachers, we can help provide children with the competencies and skills to handle their emotions in appropriate ways. This workshop will provide participants with practical strategies focusing on teaching students 0-8 years of age the skills necessary to manage their strong emotions. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Carly Bedard

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Carly is a Project Liaison at the Orange County Department of Education.  She has over 19 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies as well as a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Early... Read More →
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Catherine Darker

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Catherine is a Project Liaison at the Orange County Department of Education and an adjunct professor for Brandman University. She has over 20 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development as well as a Master’s... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Sheraton Grand - Carr

8:30am

The Behavior Support Plan Through the PBIS Lens (SCC 310)
This workshop will guide educators in using a team-based approach to
create an effective behavioral support plan (BSP) for early stages of
behavior, or at the Tier 3 level. The Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence
continuum, environmental strategies, function and replacement behavior,
reinforcement, and communication principles will be reviewed. Participants
will learn a comprehensive approach to understanding and intervening with
the behavior. The goal of Tier III is to diminish problem behavior and, also,
to increase the student’s adaptive skills and opportunities for an enhanced
quality of life.  Click Here for Session Handouts


Speakers
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Natalie Sedano

Prevention and Intervention Lead Specialist, Desert/Mountain SELPA
Natalie Sedano is a Prevention and Intervention Lead Specialist at Desert/MountainSELPA. Desert/Mountain SELPA covers the 20, 627 squaremile region within the area that extends from the mountains tothe border of Arizona within San Bernardino County. She is partof a team supporting... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC 310

8:30am

Trauma Informed Practices for Schools (SCC-Room 203)

Speakers
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Michelle Lustig

Director, Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education, San Diego County Office of Education
Michelle Lustig, Ed.D, MSW, PPS is the Director of Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program and Homeless Education with the San Diego County Office of Education as well as the President and CEO of Foster Horizons, Inc. a consulting firm focused on improving the educational outcomes... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC - Room 203

8:30am

Understanding and Responding to Adverse Childhood Experiences (SCC 311)
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study will be introduced along with a discussion of types of childhood trauma and what makes an experience traumatic. Brain development and the relationship between early adverse experiences and subsequent youth health and behaviors will be presented. Rationales for developing positive relationships with youth will be explored along with a variety of strategies that provide a safe and nurturing school climate and culture that supports students. Recognition of self-care needs and techniques for those who work with traumatized youth will also be considered. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Pamela Kahn

Coordinator, Health and Wellness, Orange County Department of Education
Pamela Kahn is currently the Coordinator for Health and Wellness for the Orange County Department of Education in California. In this capacity, she acts in an advisory position regarding health programs and health care to the 28 public school districts in the county.  She works closely... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC 311

8:30am

MTSS Innovation Configurations Map (Institutions of Higher Education) (Sheraton Grand - Tofanelli)
Institutes of Higher Education teams participating in this session ideally should include teacher educators in general and special education, and colleagues who prepare school administrators. Work in this session will focus on the MTSS Innovation Configuration (IC) and its two cornerstones: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and culturally relevant teaching. In this session, your team will learn how to use ICs and will analyze how full and in-depth your courses cover evidence-based practices in these areas. Dr. Paul Sindelar, CEEDAR Center Lead in California, and Dr. Wayne Sailor, Director Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Education Center, will orient participant teams to the use of the ICs and assist in developing plans for upgrading courses and curricula. Participating teams must bring course syllabi and program planners or have them available electronically.

Speakers
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Wayne Sailor

SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation)
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... Read More →
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Paul Sindelar

Professor of Special Education, University of Florida
Dr. Paul Sindelar is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Florida.  His recent research concentrates on the special education labor market and its implications for policymakers and educators. He has written extensively on teacher certification, especially alternative routes to c... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:30am - 10:45am
Sheraton Grand - Tofanelli

8:45am

Building Effective Family Engagement (Sheraton Grand - Compagno)
Trusting Family Partnerships extend beyond traditional parent involvement activities. Schools and families maintain effective, two-way communication, collaborate on meaningful projects and activities, and share in important decision-making responsibilities, such as in school leadership roles.  Click  Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Stephan Lambert

Prevention Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
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Christine Olmstead

Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education


Thursday July 26, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Sheraton Grand - Compagno

9:05am

Mindful Moments (SCC 319)
Take a conference break and join us for a few minutes of mindfulness practice. No prior experience needed. Walk away feeling more focused and calm. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Lucy Vezzuto

Coordinator, Student Mental Health & Social Emotional Learning, Orange County Department of Education
Dr. Lucy Vezzuto is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Education and Coordinator of Student Mental Health and Social Emotional Learning at the Orange County Dept. of Education.  She leads the Resilient Mindful Learner Project, a stress management and mindfulness training for educators and... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:05am - 9:30am
SCC 319

9:45am

Social Skills in a Digital Age: Using Tier 2 to support 21st Century Skills (SCC 311)
Presenters will review best-practices for the Tier 2 Intervention of social skills instructional groups and be provided opportunities to explore the use of this intervention to support youth in their development of 21st-century skills.

Attendees will develop their own social skills lessons to support their students in navigating digital space with savvy. Click Here for Session Handouts


Speakers
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Toby Espley

Program Specialist, Instructional Services, Orange County Department of Education
Toby Espley is currently a Program Specialist at the Orange County Department of Education,with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education PBIS and California Multi-Tiered System ofSupport. She is part of the CA MTSS State leadership and the OCDE PBIS team. Tobysupports CA MTSS regional... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:10am
SCC 311

9:45am

To Wait in Tier 1 or Intervene Immediately: Dynamic RTI (SCC 319)
One reason RTI is gaining approval is that the discrepancy model, where students’ reading or math skills had to be seriously weaker than their IQ, meant that intervention could not be provided until students’ skills were seriously behind their peers. Given that prevention is more effective than remediation, early identifica tion instead of “waiting for students to fail” makes a lot of sense. However, even with RTI, some students are watched for a period of time in Tier 1 before they are moved to Tier 2, and they wait again before they are moved to Tier 3. With dynamic RTI, students move immediately to either Tier 2 or Tier 3 depending on their assessed constellation of skills and weaknesses. In our study, To wait in Tier 1 or intervene immediately, we randomly assigned first graders (n = 562) within classrooms (n = 22) to receive traditional RTI or dynamic RTI. The RTI interventions were exactly the same except for the timing of when students were moved to Tier 2 or 3. Tier 1 instruction followed the Open Court curriculum and was conducted for 90 minutes per day. Tier 2 followed a standard protocol, and Tier 3 was individualized.

Results showed that students who received Dynamic RTI made significantly greater gains in reading during first grade than their matched peers who received traditional RTI, with an effect size of 0.36, which is educationally meaningful and represents a 2- to 3-month advantage. Plus, students in Tier 2 and Tier 3 Dynamic RTI made greater gains than did their peers in Traditional RTI Tier 2 and Tier 3. Practical considerations for implementation and the importance of valid and reliable screening of vocabulary and reading will be discussed. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Carol Connor

Carol Connor

Chancellor’s Professor in Education, University of California, Irvine
Carol McDonald Connor, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Chancellor’s Professor in Education at University of California, Irvine. Her research investigates individual child differences and the links between children’s language and literacy development with the goal of illuminating reasons... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:10am
SCC 319

9:45am

Best Practices in Creating Mental Health Centers & Programs, in an MTSS system and addressing Social Emotional Learning (SCC 317/318)
This workshop is designed for school districts, medical providers, or other community agencies interested in collaborating with school districts to provide services on campus or open school-based health centers. The focus of this workshop will be on the how to create mental health centers and programs in a tiered system with interventions,  how partnerships play a role, and best practices for creating mental health programs in an MTSS system and addressing Social Emotional Learning SEL. This workshop will feature a wellness model approach with examples of what it took to make the model work.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Salina Mendoza

Project Director Mental Health, California School-Based Health Alliance
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Kristin Nelson

Social Worker RtI4 Middle School Counseling Grant, Napa Valley Unified School District


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 317/318

9:45am

9:45am

Coaching and Collaborating with New Teams (SCC 302/303)
Faced with the challenges of supporting, motivating, making a positive impact, and
nurturing professional relationships with leadership teams, this session will provide
skills for growth as a facilitator by expanding effective communication, foster a
culture of learning, and leading teams to achieve their purpose.  Click Here for Session Handouts


Speakers
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Carla Benchoff

Director of Instructional Support, Santa Barbara County Education Office,
Carla Benchoff, Director of Instructional Support at the Santa Barbara CountyEducation Office, provides guidance to district and school teams to establish andsupport goals, maximize potential, and support all educators. Carla holds a Bachelorof Arts degree from Cal State San Bernardino... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 302/303

9:45am

College and Career Readiness (Sheraton Grand - Carr)
How does college and career readiness fit into the Multi-Tiered System of Support? School counselors support student development in the MTSS themes – academic, behavior, and social/emotional – and also provide universal and additional support within the domain of college and career readiness. This interactive session will help school counselors, administrators, and other school stakeholders understand the vital role of developing prevention and intentional intervention within a tiered model for college and career readiness to support graduation, college eligibility, FAFSA/Dream Act completion, and more. Results will be shared from districts who are improving college and career readiness for their students. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Danielle Duarte

Director of Professional Development, Hatching Results
Danielle trains school counselors and administrators as the Director of Professional Development for Hatching Results. A former school counselor, she successfully wrote the Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program Grant for her past district. As the Grant Project Director... Read More →
avatar for Trish Hatch

Trish Hatch

Hatching Results
Trish is a Professor in the School Counseling Program at San Diego State University (SDSU) and the founder and President/CEO of Hatching Results®. Her best-selling textbooks include: The Use of Data in School Counseling (Hatch, 2013), The ASCA National Model: A Framework for School... Read More →
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Becky Love

Coordinator Counseling Services, Shasta County


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Sheraton Grand - Carr

9:45am

College Readiness Assessments: A close analysis into a district’s landscape providing Access and Opportunity
An increasing number of school districts in California administer College Readiness Assessments like the PSAT™ 8/9, the PSAT/NMSQT®, the PSAT™ 10, or the SAT® School Day.  Additionally, many California districts have removed barriers and expanded access for students to also participate in Advanced Placement®.  This session will walk through the College Board’s Equity and Excellence report and present supporting resources that allow a district to focus on key areas (aspire, expand, strengthen, and refine) when examining the AP programs of their schools and the AP program of the district as a whole. This session will include time for questions from the audience.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Ricky Cherry

Ricky Cherry

Educational Specialist, College Board
Ricky Cherry is an Educational Specialist who works with the College Board to connect students to college success and opportunity. Ricky has been in both Higher and K12 Education for over 10 years. Ricky believes that all students should be afforded the opportunity to attend and succeed... Read More →
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Tacey Rodgers

College Board
In 2007, Tacey Rodgers began her career in education working as Paraprofessional at the Adult Education level while completing her undergraduate degree in English Literature. Immediately after completing her Bachelor of Arts degree, she earned a Master of Arts degree from California... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Sheraton Grand - Bataglieri

9:45am

Effective Teaming (SCC 204)

Speakers
avatar for Kimberli Breen

Kimberli Breen

National Consultant, Affecting Behavior Change Inc.
Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA is a National Consultant affiliated with the University of Kansas SWIFT Center and KOI Education based in Arizona. She is also the owner and lead Behavior Change Agent of Affecting Behavior Change Inc. supporting school, district, county and state teams... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC - Room 204

9:45am

Implementing School-Based Wraparound as a Tier III Behavior Intervention (SCC 309)
Participants will learn the core features, readiness recommendations and realities involved with implementing school-based wraparound as a Tier III behavior intervention.  This session will include information from trainers of school-based wraparound as well as the story and outcomes experienced by an elementary school who began implementing in the 2016-17 school year.   Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Kerri Fulton

Coordinator, PBIS, Placer County Office of Education


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 309

9:45am

Mapping MTSS to Create Districtwide Equity and Access (SCC 310)
San Leandro Unified School District will share the journey around creating multi-stakeholder engagement and capacity around operationalizing through the use of our Multi-tiered Integrated Intervention Support System Maps ( integrated tiered services, academic and behavior for students in grades TK-12, including students in alternative education and professional development approach.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Joanne Clark

Director, Prevention and Intervention, San Leandro Unified School District
Joanne Clark has over 18 years working with at risk and diverse youth and families as ateacher, administrator, assistant director and director. She has her Master’s degree inPsychology and Administrative Credential from John F. Kennedy University. She currently is theDirector of... Read More →
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Sonal Patel

Senior Director, Educational Services Division, San Leandro Unified School District
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Zarina Zanipatin

Director, Family and Student Support Services, San Leandro Unified School District


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 310

9:45am

Mindfulness in the Classroom (SCC -312)
This session will focus on increasing students' social and emotional skills in the classroom.  Social and emotional learning is the process through which students effectively apply knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals and establish positive relationships.  Participants will learn about a framework to foster self-regulation and emotional control and learn strategies for using mindfulness in the classroom.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Karla Reed

SWIFT Education Center


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 312

9:45am

Navigating the Local Control Funding Formula Priorities/Whole Child Resource Map (SCC - Room 301)
Do you want to see how your work links to the State’s work as a whole to help students, parents and educators make smart educational planning decisions? Are you interested in learning how the vision of One System Serving the Whole Child offers an opportunity to build the foundation for educational excellence? Join us in navigating the Local Control Funding Formula/Whole Child Resource Map (https://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/lcff1sys-resources.asp) which affords a full range of academic, behavioral, and social support for all students to achieve. Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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Kristen Brown

California Department of Education
Kristen Brown is leading the California Department of Education (CDE)’s One System Serving the Whole Child Initiative. She has held several other positions within the CDE. She was the Director of the Project READ, a project to increase the reading and English Language Arts proficiency... Read More →
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Sandra Covarrubias

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Sandra Covarrubias is an Education Programs Consultant in the Language Policy & Leadership Office at the California Department of Education. In this role, she leads quarterly Title III Regional County Office of Education Meetings, in alignment with the System of Support, and acts... Read More →
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Crystal Young

Nutrition Education Assistant, California Department of Education
Crystal Young is a Nutrition Education Assistant with the California Department of Education. She has coordinated training, funding, and evaluation for the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act Reauthorization, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and Team Nutrition Smarter Lunchrooms Movement... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 301

9:45am

Restorative Practice with a Multi-tiered System of Support (SCC 316)
Restorative Practices in Schools are inspired by the philosophy and practices of restorative justice, which puts repairing harm done to relationships and people over and above the need for assigning blame and dispensing punishment (Eber, 2015).  This workshop will review the fundamental tenets of Restorative Practices in schools as an effective alternative to reactive discipline practices such as suspension and expulsion. A continuum of Restorative Practices, including Community Circles, Affective Statements and Questions, and Impromptu Conversations, will be reviewed within the context of MTSS. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice school-based restorative strategies that they can apply directly in their professional roles. Local Knowledge Development (KDS) sites will share their experience implementing Restorative Practices and Community Circles at in various grade level settings.  Click Here for Session Handouts


Speakers
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Sarah Coley

Teacher on Special Assignment, Huntington Beach Union High School District
Sarah Coley is currently a Teacher on Special Assignment in the Huntington Beach Union High School District (HBUHSD)  She is a former Math teacher as well as AVID teacher and coordinator and recently completed her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration with the Administrative... Read More →
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Lina Bender, Ed.S

Coordinator, 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 intervention... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 316

9:45am

Sanger Unified's MTSS Implementation Journey (SCC 304)
District and KDS site leadership will share Sanger's MTSS implementation process and journey from the district and KDS site perspectives.  Giving attendees the opportunity to learn what worked what didn't in SUSD's process of MTSS.  This will include a review of organizational systems, forms and processes that have been utilized to establish the three elements identified by California Department of Education for a MTSS.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
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John Hannigan

Principal, Sanger Unified School District
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Nicole Rosales

Principal, Sanger Unified School District
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Thomas Soto

Deputy Principal Sanger High School, Sanger Unified School District
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Amy Williams

Project Coordinator, Sanger Unified School District


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 304

9:45am

SEL and Skill-based Health Education (SCC-Room 203)
Participants will receive an overview of the Health Education State Standards and highlights from the current draft of the 2019 Health Education Framework, both of which play a critical role in addressing the Whole Child.  This session will highlight the link between Social and Emotional Learning Competencies and the Health Education content area of Mental, Social, and Emotional Health.  Learning will include how educators can utilize the performance-based health standards to develop the skills of students around practicing healthy behaviors that support college, career, and life readiness.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Dareen Khatib

Dareen Khatib

Manager, Health Sciences, Orange County Department of Education
Dareen Khatib is Manager of Health Sciences at the Orange County Department of Education where she oversees programming for Health Education and Wellness, including comprehensive sexual health education;  nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention efforts; wellness policy... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC - Room 203

9:45am

Universal Design for Learning 101: All the Basics (SCC-Room 202)
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).​ Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Tupy

Pamela Tupy

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Pamela Tupy is a coordinator at the Orange County Department of Education who specializes in professional development and coaching in the areas of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Universal Design for Learning (UDL), inclusive instructional practices and supporting students... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC - Room 202

9:45am

Where is Special Education in MTSS? (SCC 305)

Speakers
avatar for Michael McSheehan

Michael McSheehan

Coordinator of Technical Assistance, SWIFT, University of New Hampshire
Michael McSheehan is a Project Director at the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability and Center on Inclusive Education. He serves as the Coordinator of Technical Assistance for the School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) Education Center, currently... Read More →
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Dawn Miller

SWIFT Education Center
Dr. Dawn Miller works at the University of Kansas as the Associate Director of Technical Assistance at the SWIFT Education Center. SWIFT is a national technical assistance center that focuses on state, region, district, and school transformation efforts supporting high-quality, equity-based... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
SCC 305

10:20am

Effective RTI Depends on Effective Tier 1 Instruction (SCC 319)
Effective MTSS, particularly RTI, depends on highly effective Tier 1. When Tier 1 is not effective, too many students are referred unnecessarily to Tier 2 and Tier 3 instruction. The What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guide (2008) recommends that Tier 1 instruction be differentiated (or personalized or individualized) based on students’ assessed skills. In this presentation, we will discuss the Assessment-2-Instruction (A2i) technology, which is a professional support technology designed to support teachers’ ability to differentiate kindergarten through third grade Tier 1 literacy instruction. A2i includes integrated online and adaptive assessments for screening and progress monitoring of vocabulary, decoding, and comprehension. These assessments (and others that schools might use, like DIBELS), are used in the A2i algorithms to recommend amounts of four types of literacy instruction – both code-focused and meaning-focused. There are also algorithms that recommend student flexible learning groups (although teachers can change groupings), lesson planning tools, and online PD resources. Results of randomized controlled trials show that students in A2i classrooms make greater gains in reading (kindergarten through 3rd grade) than do students in classrooms where teachers received PD but not A2i. The presentation will discuss how A2i works, how teachers implement data-informed individualized instruction in their classrooms and the benefits to students in literacy and self-regulation gains.  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Carol Connor

Carol Connor

Chancellor’s Professor in Education, University of California, Irvine
Carol McDonald Connor, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is a Chancellor’s Professor in Education at University of California, Irvine. Her research investigates individual child differences and the links between children’s language and literacy development with the goal of illuminating reasons... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 10:20am - 10:45am
SCC 319

10:20am

Implementing a Multi-Tiered Framework in Your Pre-K, TK, and Kindergarten Classroom (SCC 311)
Did you know that there are strategies specifically designed for Early Childhood teachers to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Support in their classrooms? During this quick talk, we will explore the Teaching Pyramid Model and its alignment with the California MTSS framework. Come learn about this model and how it can transform your classroom!  Click Here for Session Handouts

Speakers
avatar for Carly Bedard

Carly Bedard

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Carly is a Project Liaison at the Orange County Department of Education.  She has over 19 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies as well as a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Early... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Darker

Catherine Darker

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Catherine is a Project Liaison at the Orange County Department of Education and an adjunct professor for Brandman University. She has over 20 years experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development as well as a Master’s... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 10:20am - 10:45am
SCC 311

11:00am

Closing & Keynote (SCC - 3rd Floor)
Speakers
avatar for Chris Ulmer

Chris Ulmer

Special Books by Special Kids
Chris Ulmer is known as the teacher behind Special Books by Special Kids (SBSK), a popular blog that has surpassed a million followers in only two short years. Chris travels the world interviewing neurodiverse humans and sharing their stories. The SBSK community is leading the way... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Wright

Kristin Wright

California Department of Education
Kristin Wright is the California State Director of Special Education, a role she assumed September 1, 2016. Kristin brings a wealth of professional and personal experience to this important position as a policy expert, a former special education student teacher, and a mother of... Read More →


Thursday July 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
SCC 306+307+308+313+314+315
 


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