Main Conference: April 9-10, 2020

Pre-conference: April 8, 2020


Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach, Portland, OR


Oregon's foremost conference on Response to Intervention and evidence-based instructional practices. 

Join educational leaders, trainers, researchers, teachers, and specialists who will share current best practices for:  

Equity and Culturally Responsive Instruction
Effective Core Instruction for Reading & Math
RTI in Secondary Schools
SLD Decision Making Using RTI
Leadership & Coaching

Supporting English Learners
Interventions & Supports
Teaming & Data-based Decision Making
Professional Learning Practices
Problem Solving Across the Tiers


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Pedro A. Noguera

Pedro Noguera is the Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University (2003 – 2015) Harvard University (2000 – 2003) and the University of California, Berkeley (1990 – 2000). He is the author of eleven books and over 200 articles and monographs. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets. His most recent books are Excellence Through Equity” (Corwin 2015) with Alan Blankstein, “School for Resilience: Improving the Life Trajectory of African American and Latino Boys” with E. Fergus and M. Martin (Harvard Education Press 2014), and “Creating the Opportunity to Learn” with A. Wade Boykin (ASCD, 2011). Dr. Noguera appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets. From 2009 - 2012 he served as a Trustee for the State University of New York (SUNY) as an appointee of the Governor. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations including the Economic Policy Institute, the Young Women’s Leadership Institute, The After School Corporation and The Nation Magazine. In 2013 he was appointed to the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and in 2014 he was appointed to the National Academy of Education. Noguera recently received awards from the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences/Sage for outstanding achievement in advancing the understanding of the behavioral and social sciences as they are applied to pressing social issues, the National Association of Secondary Principals for distinguished service to the field of education, and from the McSilver Institute at NYU for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.


Endnote Speaker, Dr. Anita Archer

Anita L. Archer is an educational consultant to school districts on explicit instruction, the design and delivery of instruction, behavior management, and literacy instruction.

Over the course of her 40-year career, Dr. Archer has taught elementary & middle school students and has served on the faculties of San Diego State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Oregon. She is nationally recognized for her professional development activities, having presented workshops and seminars in every state.

Dr. Archer is coauthor, with Dr. Mary Gleason, of numerous curriculum materials addressing reading, writing, & study skills. She is the recipient of ten awards honoring her excellence in teaching & her contributions to the field of education.

What to Expect:

Breakout Sessions: Educational leaders, trainers, researchers, teachers, and specialist will share evidence-based practices for ASSESSMENT, INSTRUCTION, INTERVENTIONS, and LEADERSHIP in the context of Response to Intervention systems.
Facilitated Team-Time: Gather with your district or school leadership team to process your learning and create action plans with assistance from an ORTIi Implementation Coach.
Networking Reception: Connect with others and share implementation challenges and solutions - Together we are better!

(Click HERE to see last year's program)


April 8, 2020

The conference will address evidence-based practices in the following areas:

Levels: Elementary, Secondary, and Early Childhood

Content Areas: Reading, Math, Behavior, and English Learners

RTI Components: Culture & Equity, Leadership, Teaming & Data Based Decision Making, Professional Learning, Core Instruction, Screening, Interventions, Progress Monitoring, and Specific Learning Disability Identification

April 9-10, 2020
Red Lion Hotel on the River Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217

The ORTIi Team
Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention (ORTIi)

Lunch & Coffee Service Included with Registration


Details coming soon