Achieving Equity and Opportunity: Access to Quality Learning Through Tiered Supports. June 21-22, 2017.
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Dr. Tiffany Anderson; Superintendent, Topeka, Kansas. Leadership and Equity: Accountability in Action. 'We often hear about school districts that struggle with high poverty, low test scores and budget problems. But one district has faced all of these and achieved remarkable results. In just over three years, Superintendent Tiffany Anderson...has lead a dramatic turnaround in one of the worst-performing systems in Missouri.'
Linda Gojak; President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 2012-2014. Visible Learning In Mathematics. 'To be truly prepared to do the work called for in the 21st century, whether in a STEM field or in the work of everday life, students must be able to reason about the world around them. The [Core Standards in Mathematics] call for understanding and reasoning to be a part of each child's mathematical education. We cannot afford to miss such an opportunity.'
Featured Speakers. Margaret Heritage, Formative Assessment; Amanda Vanderheyden, MTSS / Mathematics; Margo Izzo, Post-school Transition; Mary Louise Hemmeter, Preschool.


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Call for Proposals

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 Objective

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:

  1. Evidence-based practices for academics and behavior
  2. Instructionally-relevant assessments
  3. Team-based problem-solving
  4. Data-based decision making
  5. Evidence-based professional development
  6. Supportive leadership
  7. Meaningful parent and student involvement

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