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Response to Intervention Offerings
Fall 2018
RtI: Intensive Interventions to Improve the Mathematics Outcomes for Students with Learning Difficulties by Sarah Powell
Dec. 18, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 53757

In this session, Sarah Powell will discuss the framework for providing effective instruction to students with or at-risk for disabilities. We focus on two components (instruction and assessment), and how these components work in tandem. We will cover necessary components for the instructional platform, how to monitor student progress, and how to determine and implement effective adaptations to instruction.

Sarah R. Powell, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Texas at Austin. She conducts school-based research on ways to improve the mathematics outcomes for students with learning difficulties. Powell is currently Principal Investigator (PI) of a four-year Institute of Education Sciences efficacy grant related to word problems and equation solving for third-grade students with mathematics difficulties. Powell is also PI of a five-year early numeracy and literacy read-alouds project funded by the T.L.L. Temple Foundation, co-PI of a National Science Foundation grant aimed at developing a science intervention for second-grade students with learning difficulties, and co-PI of an Office of Special Education Programs model demonstration grant for middle school algebra readiness.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 2, 4 & 7

Minimum Enrollment: 25 Maximum Enrollment: 300 Fee: $150

Spring 2019
MTSS For Prevention and Promotion-RtI for accurate Disability Identification
Presented by Data-Based Conferences
Jan. 10 & 11, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Session #: 49141

In conjunction with ESC-20, Data-Based Conferences will be bringing our team of national experts to San Antonio. This conference will revolve around MTSS content to related topics with particular attention to trauma-related mental health interventions, dyslexia, diversity in team building, and severe disruptive behavior, as well as critical features to support high quality implementation such as foundations of research based language arts interventions across tiers. Also including how to strengthen your core curriculum, functional assessment and decision making, and lessons learned in successful implementation. Attendees will be able to participate in selected whole group Keynote sessions as well as selecting their choice of break out sessions related to their own interests and needs. This year, we offer sessions guided by our experts specifically designed to customize your "strategic doing" (aka planning for changes) in 2018-19 and for future years ahead. . You'll leave with a written plan you can be accountable for. Our approach to MTSS and RTI is one of "Every Ed," where implementation success is a collaborative effort among multiple parties, including general, remedial, and special education. Our nationally recognized experts bring practices that are scientifically sound yet practical with respect to implementation success.

National speakers include: Randy Sprick, Ph.D., Nancy Marchand-Martella, PH.D., BCBA-D, Perry A. Zirkel, PH.D., J.D., LL.M., Mark Shinn, PH.D., Kimberly Gibbons, Ph.D., W. Alan Coulter, PH.D.

Critical Success Factors: 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6 & 7
Register at DBC to enroll and pay for event.
Register at ESC-20 to reserve a seat and receive credit hours.

Maximum Enrollment: 300 Fee: $300 prior to Dec. 15
$375 after Dec. 15

Secondary Math Strategies for RtI Tiered Instruction
Jan. 15, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 49923
This workshop will focus on research-based strategies to support secondary math instruction for Tier 2 & Tier 3 settings.  Participants will learn about a variety of secondary math universal screeners, tools, resources and other data sources useful within the data decision making process of RtI.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 2 & 4
Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $100

Family Engagement
Jan. 17, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 50811
Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers and administrators face on a daily basis. Research has shown that establishing strong communication and relationships with parents can have positive and tangible effects on a student's success in school. Whether trying to resolve an argument caused by miscommunication or sharing difficult information, this session will provide tips and tools to help you know how to handle tough situations and foster positive relationships with your students' parents.
Maximum Enrollment: 50 Fee: $50

How can the RtI/MTSS framework impact your accountability?
Jan. 24, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 49938
When Response to Intervention plays such an important role in the accountability of our students. We have to ensure growth is occurring for each student in order to establish success.  A student's identity of passing is just not enough.  We must focus on student growth, planning and instruction, an understanding of the state's use of multiple performance levels, and progress identities in order to truly provide high quality instruction. Join this session to receive up to date information on the state’s accountability measures and how to plan instruction for interventions to be effective.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $50

MTSS/RtI Best Practices
Jan. 30, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 49915
Legal requirements and best practices of a multi-tiered system of support and a Response to Intervention system will be shared to assist with effective implementation and fidelity at your campus. Participants will explore the critical components of these systems and suggested procedures & guidelines to utilize at the campus level.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $100

RtI Behavior
Feb. 5, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 49937
When students are chronically defiant or non-compliant in the classroom, they can disrupt instruction and create great stress for classmates and teachers alike. This training is designed to give teachers, support staff, and school administrators strategies that they can use immediately to manage challenging student behaviors in the classroom and the small group setting. Behavior interventions and recommendations for each tier will be shared.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 4 & 6
Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $100

RtI & § 504 Director Meeting following Curriculum Forum
Feb. 6, 2019 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 49680
This meeting will provide District staff the opportunity to share reflections and collaborate to improve their RtI frameworks and § 504 programs. Recent and new RtI & § 504 updates, information, products and processes will be shared. These meetings are a great opportunity to build relationships and share experiences.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 2, 4 & 6
Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: FREE

Elementary Math Strategies for RtI
Feb. 12, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 49900
In this session elementary math teachers will discover new ways to differentiate instruction with a variety of strategies and tools to assist struggling learners in the classroom and small group settings. Participants will leave with the skills & strategies to assist with implementing differentiated instruction in the classroom for all tiered levels of instruction.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 2, 4 & 6
Maximum Enrollment: 35 Fee: $100

Utilizing TRS Curriculum Documents to Pre Assess & Plan Targeted Interventions for your RtI or MTSS Framework
Feb. 13, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 49935

In order to effectively identify struggling learners, educators must pre-assess students to know the areas of need. TRS districts have built in pre-assessment focuses within our curriculum documents. Teacher may tap into these sections of the Instructional Focus Document and Vertical Alignment Document to efficiently plan for pre-assessments, and offer intervention in a timely and aligned manner.

In this session participants will learn how to utilize their IFD and VAD to plan targeted instruction to meet the individual needs of the struggling learners. Come and learn some strategies to get the most out of your curriculum and planning for intervention!
Critical Success Factors: 1, 2, 4 & 6

Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $100

Family Engagement
Feb. 26, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 50817

Family Engagement is more than just a series of events, but about inviting parents about inviting families to attend events on your campus, but when you do plan events on your campus, how are they linked to student learning? This session will focus on strategies and ideas to not only link student learning to family events, but everything you do within your school so families can clearly understand, be involved with, and communicate what their child is learning and how they are a part of it.

Maximum Enrollment: 50 Fee: $25

Parent Information over Section 504 & RtI
Feb. 28, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 53104

Research has shown that establishing strong communication and relationships with parents can have positive and tangible effects on a student's success in school. This informational session will provide parents with tips and tools to be knowledgeable and aware of their rights regarding Section 504 & RtI to foster positive relationships with your child’s teacher.

Maximum Enrollment: 40 Free:

RtI: Response to Intelligence
March 26, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 50055
How are we responding to students needing intervention and students needing enrichment? Come learn how to serve Gifted and Talented students within the RtI framework. This session will go through the RtI process for Gifted and Talented students including strategies for each tier of instruction. This training may also count as a 6 hour GT update.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 2 & 7
Maximum Enrollment: 45 Fee: $100


Elementary Reading Strategies for RtI
April 3, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 49902
In this session elementary math reading teachers will discover new ways to differentiate instruction with a variety of strategies and tools to assist struggling learners in the classroom and small group settings. Participants will leave with the skills & strategies to assist with implementing differentiated instruction in the classroom for all tiered levels of instruction.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 2, 4 & 6
Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $100

Family Engagement
April 4, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session #: 50804
Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT) is a research and evidence-based family engagement framework and best practice that aligns grade level learning skills, student performance data, and family-teacher communication and collaboration in order to inform and enrich the way families support learning at home. This session will teach the components to develop successful academic parent teacher teams that can build the capacity of families to effectively engage in supporting their child’s grade level learning goals.
Maximum Enrollment: 50 Fee: $25

ADJUST: RtI Tiered Instruction
April 16, 2019 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 49944
This training will define best practices of a Multi-Tiered System of Support and Response to Intervention system to support struggling learners. Participants will identify and create learning targets and discuss how to use data to focus on student deficits and adjust instruction to meet the needs of each learner. Participants will discuss instructional strategies, interventions and modifications to the original instructional strategy and/or lesson that may be better suited to promote student learning.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 2, 4 & 6
Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: $100


RtI & § 504 Director Meeting following Curriculum Forum
April 17, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Session #: 49687
This meeting will provide District staff the opportunity to share reflections and collaborate to improve their RtI frameworks and § 504 programs. Recent and new RtI & § 504 updates, information, products and processes will be shared. These meetings are a great opportunity to build relationships and share experiences.
Critical Success Factors: 1, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Maximum Enrollment: 40 Fee: free


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