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Pacific Northwest MTSS Conference
Pacific Northwest MTSS Conference
WhenThursday, Oct. 5, 2017, 7:45 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) implementation, also known as RTI, is accelerating rapidly across the Pacific Northwest as schools recognize that not all learning and behavior problems are special education problems and that early and powerful intervention is the key to school success. General education and special education must work together in an "every ed" model to ensure that schools are systematic in these early identification and intervention efforts, bringing powerful and research-based practices to bear in a time and cost efficient manner.

This 2-day conference brings nationally recognized presenters who meld a strong research base with careful attention to practicality, striving to bring high quality training to practitioners at the lowest possible cost. Previous versions have been held in New Orleans for the past 3 years and recently, has expanded to Tennessee, Houston, Nebraska, and now Tacoma, Washington.

Although this is a 2-day conference, attendance can be broken into an option for Day 2 only on a limited basis. Both days emphasize what every educator needs to know about MTSS implementation. Day 2, aligned with Washington's teacher inservice day, focuses exclusively on basic skills intervention, screening and progress monitoring, and "how to make MTSS work."

Topics include the special education identification practices that promote coordinated early general education intervention K-12 and abandon failed methods such as ability-achievement or other cognitive discrepancies as well as relevant legal issues.

Attendees will learn research-based reading/language arts, mathematics, and behavior intervention across Tiers as well as strategies for including students with more severe disabilities (e.g., ASD) in MTSS. The focus will be on implementation with sessions for schools early in implementation and those working to get to the next level of high fidelity implementation.


Event typesConferences
Event sponsors
  • UW Tacoma School of Education
  • Data-Based Conferences
  • CORE
  • Safe and Civil Schools
  • McGraw Hill Education…
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