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Wednesday, July 25


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

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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 →
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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 →
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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


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

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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 →
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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


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

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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 →
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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 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC - Room 204


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

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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 →

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


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

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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 10:00am - 11:30am
SCC 311

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