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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UMTSS 2016 Conference: Survey Respondants. General Educators, 35%. Administrators, Specialists, UMTSS Systems Coaches, Instructional Coaches, 30%. Special Educators, 20%. Parents, Education Support Professionals, University Faculty, Staff and Students, 15%.