ORTII Annual Conference: Building Multi-Tiered Systems on a Foundation of Equity

02/17/2021 - 8:15am

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Professional Development

District/Organization: ORTIi

Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention Annual Conference

This year’s virtual conference will be held on 3 half-days over 3 months.

Building Multi-Tiered Systems on a Foundation of Equity
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rich Milner

Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention (ORTIi) is pleased to open registration for the 1st day of the 2021 ORTIi Annual Conference Series. This first day, Building Multi-Tiered Systems on a Foundation of Equity, will take place on February 17, 2021 from 8:15 AM - 12:30 PM PST and will be completely virtual and completely free!

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, or MTSS, provides a useful framework for delivering what each and every student needs. But these multi-tiered systems must be built upon a foundation of equitable mindsets and practices in order to truly address the needs of all our students, regardless of race, gender, language, disability status, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

Please join us for this half-day exploring how we can improve our multi-tiered systems to ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for our students.

Following an opening keynote from Dr. Rich Milner, breakout session topics will include family engagement, improving student-teacher relationships, a framework for educational equity based on dignity, ensuring access for marginalized student groups, and other considerations for building equitable MTSS.

Presenters will include:
Floyd Cobb
Kent McIntosh
Andratesha Fritzgerald
Hollie Peterson & Amy Jablonski
Nikole Hollins-Sims & Amira Hill-Yancy
Lisa Longoria
Larissa Gaias
Vicki Nishioka.

All sessions will be presented via Zoom. The digital program for the conference will be available in January and will be sent out to all registrants prior to February 17, 2021. The program will include full session titles and descriptions, as well as zoom links for all sessions. We recognize the schedule may not work for everyone. If you are unable to attend the live conference, please know that sessions will be recorded and available on-demand from the ORTIi website, following their completion.

The great news about this year’s conference is that all sessions will be recorded, so now your whole staff can attend! Be thinking about how to use these sessions in your winter and spring professional development planning. You could even think about including other stakeholders in the conference (think families, instructional assistants, board members, and other community members).