Pre-Conference

Wednesday, April 24th

Pre-Conference Survey


Welcome & Introductions/Framing the Day David Putnam & Jon Potter

Keynote Address


Morning Sessions:

A Deeper Look at Intervention Selection and Delivery Chris Riley-Tillman, University of Missouri

Characteristics of Effective Interventions Barbara Steinberg, Dyslexia & Literacy Specialist and CEO of PDX Reading Specialist

Reviewing Your System of Interventions: Is intervention failure a rare event? Elise Hall, Title 1/ELA Administrator, David Douglas School District & Jon Potter, ORTIi Implementation Coach


Afternoon Sessions:


Facilitated Q & A with Dr. Chris Riley-Tillman



Main Conference

Thursday, April 25th

Main Conference Survey


Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. David Putnam


Keynote Address


Day 1: Session 1


Every Minute Counts! Are your Tier 2-3 systems changing your students’ lives? Jenice Pizzuto, ORTIi Implementation Coach


The Art and Science of Planning the 100%/20% Meetings: Fostering shared leadership Kate Barker, Principal and Sarah Felker, Title 1/Reading Specialist, Cherry Park Elementary School, David Douglas School District

Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disabilities in Reading in an RTI System Roland Good, President and Associate Director of Research and Development, Kelly Powell-Smith, Vice President and Associate Director of Research and Development, and Stephanie Stollar, Director of Professional Development, Dynamic Measurement Group

From Classroom Interactions to Disproportionate Outcomes: Addressing equity through MTSS & SW-PBIS Chris Borgmeier, Professor, Portland State University

Progress Monitoring: How to make better decisions when faced with uncertainty Lisa Bates & Jon Potter, ORTIi Implementation Coaches




Math Intervention - What’s worked for us Molly Smith, Principal and Betsy Nedrow, Math Interventionist and Pre-K teacher, North Powder School District

Learning to Read in a Second Language: Instructional practices for dual language classrooms Sylvia Linan-Thompson, Associate Professor, University of Oregon

ORTIi: A Framework for Delivering on the Promise of Reaching and Teaching ALL Students David Putnam, Director, ORTIi

9th Grade Success: Serving all students through a multi-tiered approach Karen Twain, Assistant Superintendent, Amber Fields, Administrator of College & Career, Andrew Kearl, Associate Principal, Cindy Pellicci, On Track Coordinator, and Keri Butler, On Track Coordinator, Tigard-Tualatin School District, Daniel Ramirez, Professional Learning Specialist, NW Regional Education Service District

Using Data-based Individualization to Put the “I” in IEPs Sarah Arden, Senior Researcher, Teri Marx, Senior Researcher, American Institutes for Research, and Bill Rasplica, NCII Advisor

PBIS Assessment: Using survey tools to guide implementation fidelity Bert Eliason, Research Associate, University of Oregon


Day 1: Session 2


The Importance of Quality Early Literacy Instruction to Avoid Academic Failure Barbara Steinberg, Dyslexia & Literacy Specialist and CEO of PDX Reading Specialist






What Do Teachers Need to Know and Do to Meet the Needs of Students with Dyslexia? Sharon Vaugh, University of Texas at Austin and Carrie Thomas Beck, Dyslexia Specialist, Oregon Department of Education

Understanding and Supporting Students with Challenging Behavior: School-wide training to build staff capacity Chris Borgmeier, Professor, Portland State University

Practical Implementation of Small Group Math Across a School or District Ashley Thomas, Math Instructional TOSA, Tigard-Tualatin School District and Jen Hunt, Elementary Math Consultant, SMc Consulting

Foster Collective Efficacy in Instructional Coaching Julie Walker, RTI/Literacy Coordinator, Lindsley Gehring, Literacy Coach, and Jenn Montoya, Literacy Coach, Bend-La Pine Schools

Early Registration, Intervention, and Acceleration: Making the most of the kindergarten year Jessica Swindle, Principal Assistant TOSA and Nicole Smith, Literacy Specialist, Tigard-Tualatin School District

Middle School MTSS: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support in TTSD Katie Beckett, RTI/Literacy TOSA, Amy Curtis, Instructional Coordinator at Twality Middle School, Susan Morgan, Instructional Coordinator at Fowler Middle School, and Angela Harkness, Instructional Coordinator at Hazelbrook Middle School, Tigard-Tualatin School District

PBIS 101: An over view of PBIS at a Tier 1 level Heather Bradshaw and Julie Sharp, PBIS Coaches, Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Bringing the Process of Evaluating Core Screening Data to Life through Core Review (100%) Meetings! Shelby DiFonzo, ORTIi Implementation Coach

ORIS Meets ORTIi: Integrating MTSS for literacy into the ORIS Framework Sarah Soltz, Coherent Strategies Specialist, Oregon Department of Education and David Putnam, Director, ORTIi


Day 1: Session 3


Characteristics of Effective Instruction Barbara Steinberg, Dyslexia & Literacy Specialist and CEO of PDX Reading Specialist







Increasing Equity and Student Success Through Perspective-taking, Empathy, and High Expectations Vicki Nishioka, Senior Research Advisor, and Alexandra Aylward, Data Fellow, REL Northwest at Education Northwest, John Lenssen, Consultant

Planning for Small Group Instruction During Core Teresa Lewellen, Independent Literacy Consultant and Lisa Bates, ORTIi Implementation Coach

Using RTI for Determining Specific Learning Disability Eligibility Nicole Kaye, ORTIi Implementation Coach

Using Systems-Level Data to Examine Effectiveness of All Instructional Tiers Kelly Powell-Smith, Vice President and Associate Director of Research & Development, Stephanie Stollar, Director of Professional Development, and Roland Good, President and Associate Director of Research & Development, Dynamic Measurement Group

The ABCs of Secondary Schools: Early Warning Systems (Attendance, Behavior, Course Performance) Jodi Elizondo, Principal and Nathan Sandberg, Associate Principal, Ontario High School, Ontario School District

Enhancing Math Communication for All Jen Hunt, Elementary Math Consultant SMc Consulting

Shoring Up the Core: K-5th Katie Becket, RTI/Literacy TOSA, Sue Scott, Associate Director of Teaching and Learning, and Janell Cooke, Reading Support Specialist, Tigard-Tualatin School District

From Classroom to Casa: Supporting emergent bilingual students through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Erin Chaparro, Research Assistant Professor, University of Oregon

Critical Features of Check-in Check-out as a Tier 2 Behavior System: Lessons learned Billie Jo Rodriguez, School Psychologist & PBIS Coach, Springfield Public Schools

Effective Behavior Support, Tier 1 Classroom Management and Behavior Strategies Sari Hedges, Colleen Thompson, and Sheri Le Drew, EBIS Tier 1 Coaches, Tigard-Tualatin School District


Day 1: Session 4


It’s ALL about the Core! Do you have an effective core reading system in your district/school? Jenice Pizzuto, ORTIi Implementation Coach

Equity Based MTSS: Ensuring All really means All Dawn Miller, Associate Director, SWIFT Education Center, University of Oregon

Using Pathways of Progress to Set Goals and Evaluate Student Progress Stephanie Stollar, Director of Professional Development, Roland Good, President and Associate Director of Research & Development, and Kelly Powell-Smith, Vice-President and Associate Director of Research & Development, Dynamic Measurement Group, Sherrie Kendall, Literacy Instructional Coach, Centennial School District


Friday, April 26, 2019


Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It: Opening Remarks for Day 2 David Putnam, ORTIi Project Director



Day 2: Session 5


Enhancing Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) for At-Risk Readers (K-2) Carol Dissen, Literacy Specialist, University of Oregon





Improving Written Compositions: One sentence at a time Anita Archer, Educational Consultant

Reviewing Your System of Interventions: Is intervention failure a rare event? Elise Hall, Title 1/ELA Administrator, David Douglas School District and Jon Potter, ORTIi Implementation Coach


Day 2: Session 6


Coordinating Academic and Behavior in MTSS: A single unified system , or the Dance of the Double Helix? Teri Lewis, Statewide Advanced Tiers Coordinator, Idaho Positive Behavior Network & David Putnam, Director, ORTIi

Keys to Reading Comprehension Anita Archer, Educational Consultant

Language Focused Repeated Reading: Improving language and fluency outcomes for English Learners in the PLUSS Framework Amanda Sanford and Julie Esparza Brown, Associate Professors, Portland State University and Metzger Elementary Staff, Tigard-Tualatin School District: Todd Farris, Principal, Jessica Swindle, Principal Assistant TOSA, and Jesabel Centeno & Joyce Haner, Title 1 Reading Specialists

Promoting Algebra Readiness: Teaching rational numbers to support student success in mathematics Nancy Nelson, Research Assistant Professor, Kathy Jungjohann, Lead Curriculum Designer and Expert Math Coach, and Ben Clarke, Associate Professor, School Psychology & Associate Director, Center on Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon

How Districts are Using Implementation and Improvement Science to Close Longstanding Disparities in Educational Outcomes Kathleen Ryan Jackson, Implementation Specialist, National Implementation research Network, Sondra Stegenga & Sloan Storie, Western Implementation Society for Practice and Research (WISPR), and Lillian Groff, Behavior Consultant, Eugene 4J School District

Are Your Walkthroughs Helping Improve Instruction? Leadership Matters in Improving Core Instruction! It is time for an effective, efficient routine that can IMPACT outcomes! Jenice Pizzuto, ORTIi Implementation Coach


Day 2: Session 7


Building and Maintaining a Healthy School Culture Jon Potter, ORTIi Implementation Coach





How to Amplify Phonological Awareness: Tips to support all of your emerging readers Carrie Thomas Beck, Dyslexia Specialist, Oregon Department of Education

20% Intervention Review Meeting Process and Practices: Lessons learned through implementation







Revamping the Elementary Tier 2 Behavior System in Tigard-Tualatin School District Lindsey Pratt, PBIS TOSA and Erin Gillam, School Counselor/Psychologist, Tigard-Tualatin School District

Narrowing the Achievement Gap through Reciprocal Teaching Carrie Stock, Middle School English Teacher and Amy Curtis, Instructional Coordinator, Twality Middle School, Tigard-Tualatin School District

Introducing Restorative Practices into High Schools Claudia Vincent, Research Associate and John Inglish, Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program Director, University of Oregon

Disproportionality in School Discipline: How do we measure it and what can we do? Bert Eliason, Research Associate, University of Oregon


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