Training Events Outside the ORTIi Project 2016-17

September 2016


September 14-16, 2016 

Soluciones—Closing the Achievement Gap

Monterey, California

Paving the path to lifelong success
Cultivate a learning-rich environment for Hispanic and Latino students. Through this powerful event, you’ll learn best practices and research-based strategies to eliminate the achievement gap. Perfect for leaders, teachers, support staff, and parents, this unique opportunity provides a unifying experience where teams can learn together. Experts will share specific, practical ways to connect with students from diverse backgrounds; ensure they feel comfortable in the school setting; and help them thrive in classrooms. Teams will develop an easy-to-implement action plan that will begin to make a major impact on day one. You’ll leave inspired, energized, and ready to make the future bright for your Hispanic and Latino students.

Learn practical strategies that schools and districts serving large Hispanic student populations use daily to increase student achievement.
Acquire district and site leadership practices that work to eliminate the achievement gap.
Discover how to engage and empower Hispanic and Latino students.
Gain targeted instructional strategies and assessment processes for developing academic vocabulary, literacy, and math skills for English learners.
Uncover parenting practices that help create a home environment conducive to 21st century learning.
Determine how to effectively initiate and build relationships with Hispanic and Latino students.

Supported by NABE (National Association of Bilingual Education).

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September 23, 2016 

Really Great Reading - Decoding and the Struggling Reader

Residence Inn-Portland Downtown River Place, Portland, OR

Really Great Reading is pleased to say that the response to the Portland workshop has been overwhelming and it is now closed/full.

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list please contact Really Great Reading

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October 2016

October 5-7, 2016 

ODE/COSA Special Education Administrators Annual Fall Conference - Making It Matter, For our Students, our Schools, and our Future

Eugene-Hilton, Eugene, OR


Pre-Conference Seminars: October 5, 2016

  • Data Awareness and Tools for Analysis: Bootcamp Re-Booted (limited to first 22 registrations) - We will examine how to use data tools. We will develop data awareness as we consider where does the data go and what does it really mean.  Requirements: This session is designed for experienced data managers only.  Participants must have already attended Boot Camp or submitted at least two years of child count data.  The focus of this inservice day is: Using the Multi-year Database; Using the Data Manager tool; Boot Camp Refresher

  • Mental Health First Aid Training

  • SPRI Workshop 

Main Conference - October 6-7, 2016

Featured Speakers: Dr. Jeffrey Sprague & Salam Noor

Main Conference Strands: 


  • RTI

  • Legal

  • Health

  • Funding

  • Behavior 

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October 6-7, 2016 

RtI Innovations in Education Conference 2016

Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Milwaukee, WI

Join experienced implementers from around the country as they discuss and share innovations in implementing RtI/MTSS.  

The conference agenda includes a choice of three half-day breakout sessions and a closing general session with Dr. Anita Archer. See the conference website to make selections before registering.  

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October 13-15, 2016 

OSPA - Scaling Up Best Practices in School Psychology

Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, Bend, OR

Enjoy three days of high quality professional development surrounded by like-minded professionals, fabulous accommodations, and breathtaking views. Presentation topics will include behavioral interventions, trauma informed practices, Response to Interventions, mindfulness, brain injury, and many more. Additional conference activities will include a research poster session and social hour

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October 21-23, 2016

NW Math Conference - What is Next in Mathematics? WIN with Math.

Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, WA

Approximately 1,000 participants will gather in Yakima for this year's two-day conference, which will kick off with a Makers' Fair the evening of Friday, October 21 and continue through the afternoon of October 23. The exhibit hall will feature approximately 45 exhibitors showcasing math curriculum materials, manipulatives, technology, and other items of interest to math educators.

This year's theme is What Is Next in Mathematics? WIN with Math. Five strands will be highlighted across the event:

Early Numeracy: Setting the Foundation for the Future
The CCSS Standards for Mathematical Practice: Engaging Students in Learning
Post-Secondary Education: Preparing for Tomorrow
STEAM: Driving Innovation in Learning
Assessment: Deepening Understanding

The 55th Northwest Mathematics Conference will help you:
-Examine and share best practices in math education
-Make connections with a network of math educators regionally and nationally
-Implement the Common Core State Standards in your current practice
-Leverage technology to promote student achievement
-Learn what is on the horizon in math education
-Walk away with new ideas ready for implementation

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October 23-25, 2016 

COSA Principals & Teacher Leaders Conference

Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center, Bend, OR

Featured Speakers: Salam Noor, Mary Ehrenworth, JC Pohl, Jayne Ellspermann, Dr. Steven Geis, and Jesse Payne

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November 2016

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November 3, 2016 

Disproportionate Discipline, NWREL

Embassy Suites, Tigard, OR

You are invited to join REL Northwest, Oregon Response to Instruction and Intervention, Oregon Leadership Network, and Region X Equity Assistance Center for a free half-day workshop featuring Dr. Anne Gregory of Rutgers University. Dr. Gregory has published extensively in the areas of equity in education, zero tolerance, and strategies for reducing racial disparities in school discipline. Join us to:

  • Increase your understanding of the root causes of classroom exclusionary discipline
  • Explore evidence-based strategies that middle and high school teachers can use to improve relationships with students from different cultural backgrounds
  • Discover practical ways to increase culturally responsive discipline practices that focus on keeping all students in class - engaged and learning.

Following Dr. Gregory, a panel of students of color and educators will share their experiences increasing the quality of teacher-student relationships in diverse classrooms.

Who should attend?

Middle and high school teachers, coaches, technical assistance providers, administrators, and local education agency personnel.

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November 17-18, 2016

COSA Early Learning Conference Pre-K-3

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, Portland, OR 

"Building Early Childhood Partnerships for a Strong Foundation in Education"

Focusing on building the capacity of P-3 professionals to support children’s social-emotional development as a core component of kindergarten readiness and school success, this conference represents a unique opportunity to bring together providers of early learning services and K-3 educators from across Oregon for a shared professional learning experience that will build on our statewide community of P-3 practice.  

Major points of emphasis:

Engaging families as partners in children’s learning and development
Building P-3 professional learning communities at the local level
Strategies and approaches for strengthening developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive practice 

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January 2017

January 26-28, 2017 

OACOA/OASE Winter Conference, "Learning and Leading...Moving Oregon Forward"

Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, Gleneden Beach, OR

Featured Speakers:

Kristin Anderson, Director of Professional Learning, Corwin & Noelle Ellerson Ng, Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy, AASA

"Federal Education Update": Ms. Ellerson Ng, who heads up AASA’s federal advocacy department, will walk through what is on deck for the new year, the new Congress, and the new administration, and what all three mean for opportunities to move public policy that supports and strengthens our nation’s public schools. Topics will include, but are not limited to, Every Student Succeeds Act, federal appropriations, regulations, health care, and more.

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January 26, 2017 

NorthWest PBIS Network Regional Institute Tier I Day 3

Clackamas Community College: Wilsonville Training Center, Wilsonville, OR

The focus for Day 3 will be on expanding PBIS into non-classroom settings and team meetings.

 •Review of Critical Features

•PBIS in Specific Settings

•Efficient Team Meetings

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February 2017


February 22-24, 2017 

2017 NWPBIS Network Spring Conference

Red Lion Inn on the River, Portland, OR


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March 2017

March 4, 2017 

5th Annual Student-Centered Practices Conference

Ambridge Center, Portland, OR

One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick Wormeli brings innovation, energy, validity and high standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which includes over 30 years teaching math, science, English, physical education, health, history and coaching teachers and principals. With his substantive presentations, sense of humor, and unconventional approaches, you will leave with a memorable experience. Come learn from Rick’s workshop sessions on Grading and Reporting, Formative Assessment, and Homework. Local Oregon experts will present best practices related to Personalized Learning.

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March 8-10, 2017 

COSA State English Learners Alliance Conference

Eugene-Hilton, Eugene, OR

"Oregon Educators: Answering the Call"

This year's EL conference will emphasize the continued implementation of our Statewide ELL Strategic Plan as well as our Oregon State Equity Plan.  We encourage schools, districts, universities, and organizations to submit RFP's that will assist all students close the achievement gap and graduate ready for college and/or the workplace.

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April 2017


April 13, 2017

NorthWest PBIS Network Regional Institute Tier I Day 4

Clackamas Community College: Wilsonville Training Center, Wilsonville, OR

The fourth day of the PBIS Tier I Regional Institute will continue to expand the content presented in the first three days.

The focus for Day 4 will be on Classroom Systems.

*Basic classroom management systems and practices
*Advanced classroom management related to using data for decision-making
*Overview of Tier II and III systems

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June 2017

June 21-23, 2017

COSA Annual Seaside Training

Seaside Civic & Convention Center, Seaside, OR


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