Proposals for conference presentations will be accepted January 5, 2017 through March 6, 2017 for the 2017 UMTSS Connection Conference. We have great keynotes and featured presenters and are looking to add many other great sessions on a variety of topics related to a Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework, including: leadership, literacy, numeracy, behavior, positive behavior supports, English Language Learners, special education, transition, effective instruction, tiered intervention, assessment, and many other topics.
The primary presenter and up to one co-presenter receive complimentary registration to the conference. Subsequent presenters must pay the conference registration fee.
All submitted proposals must be aligned with UMTSS objectives.
UMTSS is designed to support Utah LEAs and schools in developing sustainable, evidence-based practices and provide supports for students within a multi-tiered system. The purpose of UMTSS is to assist LEAs in building infrastructure. Through coaching, UMTSS staff support LEAs in developing the necessary infrastructure to sustain a multi-tiered system of supports, integrate academic and behavior systems, implement systems and interventions with fidelity, utilize data, and sustain efforts over time to positively impact student outcomes.
Essential Elements for Effective UMTSS Implementation:
- Evidence-based practices for academics and behavior
- Instructionally-relevant assessments
- Team-based problem-solving
- Data-based decision making
- Evidence-based professional development
- Supportive leadership
- Meaningful parent and student involvement
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Utah State Board of Education
The Utah State Board of Education is committed to ensuring that its website and materials are accessible to people with disabilities. We uphold the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 standards and require a minimum AA standard of compliance. In addition, the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) will ensure third-party content providers of web content are aware of our web accessibility policy. Content provided for USBE by third-party developers must meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Section 508 standards at a minimum AA standard of compliance.
Any documents, media, or online tools that could reasonably be used to communicate information (emails and attachments, presentations, documents, videos, third-party materials or media, anything posted on a website) from any state agency are included in the requirement for accessibility (United States Accessibility Board, 2015). Materials from the UMTSS conference will be posted online and are subject to this requirement.