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Wednesday, July 25
 

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

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

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

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
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 Susan Hukkanen

Susan Hukkanen

Assistant Superintendent, Butte County Office of Education
Susan Hukkanen is currently the Assistant Superintendent, Butte County Office of Education, Educational Support Services. In addition, Susan is a member of the Executive and Statewide team for the CA Scale-Up Multi-Tiered System of Support (SUMS) initiative. The BCOE team is in partnership... 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
avatar for Gabi Zerbib

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
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 →
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 →


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

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
avatar for Rona Jawetz

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.

Speakers
DC

Dr. Christine Olmstead

Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, Orange County Department of Education


Wednesday July 25, 2018 3:35pm - 4:00pm
SCC 304
 
Thursday, July 26
 

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
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 →


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

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
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 →


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
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 →


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

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
 


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