ORTIi 2017-18 Training Events

Click HERE to download the 2017-18 Training Calendar

The following training opportunities are open to all districts that have officially participated, either in the past or currently, in the ORTIi project. If you are unsure if your district’s status, please contact us at 503-431-4005.

Current Districts: The decision to attend an optional training will be made by the district and their ORTIi Coach after a review of implementation data. 


January 25, 2018

Data Day - Assessment Literacy, Assessment Audit, 100% Meetings

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Portland, OR

This training is required for all Cadre 11 Districts (districts new to ORTIi this year) and will provide a follow up to the initial training that your team received earlier this year.

This training is intended to help you develop and/or refine a data-based decision making system for reviewing the effectiveness of core instructional supports. Two main topics will be covered throughout the day:

  • Core Review Meetings - Presenters will help districts focus on how to use their universal screening data in a problem-solving model to help evaluate the health of core instruction. A formal process will be provided, including a multi-step agenda. School district teams will receive time to apply the core review framework to their own universal screening data, with coaching and support from ORTIi staff.
  • Making Practice Public - Teams will also explore ways to support and ensure high quality core instructional practices in all classrooms. As teams develop and begin implementing district-wide standards of practice around core instruction, presenters will help teams develop accompanying instructional feedback systems aimed at examining and supporting those evidence based core instructional practices.

This training is ONLY open to the following districts: Dufur, Newberg, Oregon Trail, Philomath, Prairie City, Salem/Keizer, Sherman County, South Umpqua, St. Paul, Vernonia, Wallowa, Yamhill/Carlton.

Registration will close on January 18th.




February 13-14, 2018

Tier I, II, III & Foundations Academy

Eugene Hilton, Eugene, OR

Are you new to your district or a new member of your district’s RTI Leadership Team? Perhaps you are interested in learning more about the current best practice in a culturally responsive RTI system? Or, maybe your district is interested in learning more about the ORTIi project.  If so, this training is for YOU!

 Join us for a comprehensive, 2-day training on Response to Instruction and Intervention.  This fast-paced training will cover an overview of EACH of the nine essential components of RTI, which include: culture, leadership, professional learning, teaming and data-based decision-making, core instruction, universal screening, interventions, progress monitoring, and Specific Learning Disability identification. This training is designed to provide the information that is essential to build capacity to implement a strong, effective RTI system. 

If you are considering joining our project in the future – this would be a perfect opportunity to learn more about implementing a strong RTI system.  There will also be allocated time for teams to discuss what they have learned and action plan to take back to their district – so we recommend bringing a team or small group. 

Lunch and coffee service will be provided. We will try our best to accommodate food restrictions, however, we would suggest that if you have multiple restrictions, you may want to provide your own meal. We cannot guarantee all restrictions will be met.

This special event is open to ALL districts.  If you are not currently part of the Oregon RTI project there will be a fee of $50 per person.

A block of rooms are available at the Eugene Hilton.

Click HERE for registration link


 alsoFebruary 27, 2018

Kevin Feldman

Eugene Hilton, Eugene, OR

Developing Critical Thinking/Comprehension Skills Across the Disciplines Grades 6-8

A Recent Institute on Education Sciences research summary practice guide has clarified five essential recommendations for improving adolescent literacy, especially critical in light of the challenging "21st Century Literacy Standards." Dr. Kevin Feldman will guide an exploration of "research to practice" applications of these evidence based "tools" via modeling, discussion, video demonstration, and classroom simulations. A particular emphasis will be on devloping critical thinking/comprehension skills across ALL content areas grades 6-8, including the urgent need to teach middle school students critical media literacy, how to reason effectively while using tools such as Google search and various social media platforms.

Who Should Attend:

Content area teachers
Special Education
ELL Support
Instructional Coaches
Others interested in improving student achievement

Learning Objectives: Explore key evidence based strategies to help students learn to:

Develop a growth mind-set supporting risk taking, engagement, & presistence
Make their thinking visible
Explain their thinking
Analyze their thinking
Compare/contrast their thinking w/peers
Refine, correct, and elaborate their thinking w/teacher feedback via formative assessment
Employ research based cognitive strategies designed to sharpen and enhance their ability to paraphrase, summarize, elaborate, compare/contrast, infer, & otherwise actively process academic information leading to enhanced comprehension. Thinking critically when using various digital tools/social media

This training is also open to districts outside the Oregon RTIi project for a fee of $50 per person.

Lunch and coffee service will be served. You must let us know when you register if you have any food restrictions. Please check your confirmation email to make sure your information is correct.

Registration will close on February 20 or before if we fill up.

Click HERE for Registration

Block of Rooms Link at the Eugene Hilton



March 13, 2018

Sustaining Training

Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR

Details announced soon.



April 25, 2018

ORTIi Pre-Conference

Eugene Hilton, Eugene, OR

Click HERE for details. 

This training will be open to districts outside the project for a fee.


April 26-27, 2018

ORTIi Annual Conference

Eugene Hilton, Eugene, OR 

Click HERE for details.

This training will be open to districts outside the project for a fee.

2017-18 Completed Events