Sneak Peek at the 2017 Conference Workshops

 by Lisa Bates and Sally Helton

by Lisa Bates and Sally Helton

Our Annual Conference, scheduled for April 27th and 28th at the Eugene, Oregon Hilton is fast approaching.  We encourage you to take a peek at the list below of the exciting sessions being offered and register soon!  This conference is open to all – not just ORTIi districts.

The conference is aimed at helping schools and districts gain the knowledge and skills needed to implement practices designed to improve outcomes for all learners.  It will feature Anthony Muhammad as the keynote speaker and Anita Archer as the endnote.  These national experts will also be presenting breakout sessions during the conference.  Their sessions will be among the 90 breakouts focused on improved implementation in the following areas: 
•    Instruction in reading and literacy in elementary and secondary
•    Math at the elementary level
•    Teaming and data based decision making
•    Behavior
•    Professional learning
•    Leadership.  
•    Culture and Equity
•    Interventions
•    Using RTI to determine Specific Learning Disability eligibility

Sessions are available to address the needs of a range of experiences implementing RTI, from beginners to those who have been doing this work for some time.

We will also be hosting a preconference “Actions to Equity” day on April 26th with Sylvia Linan-Thompson, a nationally recognized leader in instruction and assessment of English Learners, as the keynote speaker.  Additional sessions that day will cover a range of topics focused on underserved populations, including ways to systematically provide robust vocabulary instruction, inclusive practices, and effective core instructional practices using data-based decision-making. Participants will have the opportunity to network with the presenters and plan next steps to transfer their learning into actions in their schools.

Click below for a list of sessions grouped by area of interest. We invite you to take a look at the offerings and then join us for ORTIi’s 2017 Annual Conference and Pre-Conference at the Eugene Hilton, April 26, 27 & 28! For more information and to register, visit us at:

2017 Annual Conference Workshops