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. 




September 27, 2017

Intervention Planning & Assessment System (IPAS) Webinar/Training 

Tigard-Tualatin School District, Tigard, OR or Online

This training opportunity is intended for districts that are already using, or are interested in using, the Intervention Planning and Assessment System (IPAS). IPAS is an online database for managing student screening and progress monitoring data and is available at not cost to school districts.

This 1-hour training will provide an overview of the system, showing how to get your district set up to use the online system as well as the many features and reports that are available for reviewing and analyzing student data. Participants will have the choice of attending on-site at the Tigard-Tualatin District Office OR via online webinar.  Districts who choose to attend this training-on-site will be able to receive hands-on technical support with IPAS following this initial 1-hour overview. This can include assistance with importing your student data (please note: student data import currently available for DIBELS, with easyCBM import features coming soon), help with setting up your district's IPAS site to be able to enter student data directly, or general help with navigating the website and learning about its features.

When registering, please indicate if you will be attending on-site or via webinar. Those who choose to attend via webinar will receive a weblink with directions on how to access the webinar, prior to the training.



October 17-18, 2017

Tier 1 Training (New Districts Only)

Portland, OR (Crowne Plaza) 

We are excited to invite you to attend your first training as part of ORTIi. During this required training, you and your fellow District Implementation Leadership Team (DILT) members will learn about the ORTIi essential components with an emphasis of how to install Year I practices (Core, Screening and Data Based Decision Making structures). Careful planning of these practices is essential for implementing strong, effective RTI systems leading to better outcomes for students. The goal of this two-day training is for teams to leave with a clear understanding of their next steps and the tools they will need to build and refine Year I practices. Teams will be provided with sufficient content and time to begin this work.

Who Should Attend:
District Implementation Leadership Team, which consists of Directors of C & I/T & L, Federal Programs, Student Services as well as principals, literacy specialists/coaches, teachers and specialist representatives. Consult your coach if you would like guidance on who should attend.

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.





November 9, 2017

Jo Robinson, Elementary Effective Instruction

Portland Monarch Hotel, Clackamas, Or

We are pleased to once again have Jo Robinson join us for a day of digging deeply into best practices for effective literacy instruction. This dynamic and interactive training day will focus on the essential elements of effective literacy instruction, identifying instructional targets, and practical strategies that can be used to differentiate and deliver instruction daily in the classroom. Jo Robinson will provide many classroom-focused tools and strategies. This training is designed for building teams that include instructional leaders (principals, coaches, etc) and teacher leaders (classroom teachers that can serve as models/coaches for their peers). In the past, teachers have left this training energized and inspired, and teams have left with a plan for infusing, what they have learned, into their buildings.

This training is required for new districts in Cadre 11 Reading

Districts past and present who are part of the Oregon RTI Project may attend this training.

Check in will begin at 7:45am with training at 8:15am. Lunch will be provided.

This Training is full


November 14, 2017

IPS & SLD Guided Practice

Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR


This training is intended for districts teams that have already had training on these topics and need more support in actually engaging in the process with actual student data. Teams will thus need to bring data from a sample student in your district to use during the team work times. Please note that this training day will not provide full and comprehensive trainings on IPS and using RTI to determine SLD eligibility.

This training is required for Cadre 10 and open to past districts in the Oregon RTI Project.


November 28, 2017

Math Instructional Day K-5

Portland Monarch Hotel, Clackamas, OR

Strong instruction is a powerful tool in helping all students reach their full capacity in the understanding and application of mathematical thinking. This hands-on, dynamic, and engaging professional learning will advance participants mathematical knowledge and instructional practices for the advancement of student achievement. Powerful evidence-based math instruction, at any tier, is the "secret sauce" tomeeting the needs of students at any level.

The first half of the day will be a deep student of the eight mathematical practices and how it applies to the K-5 classroom. The afternoon will split into grade band sessions with specific focus on topics relevant to your student needs. Kindergarten through second grade teachers will focus on number sense. Third through fifth grade teachers will dive deep into effective fractions instruction.

This training will be open to our districts involved in the math project first. After November 3rd, it will open to current and past ORTIi districts who are interested in the math training.

Registration will close November 21st.

Click HERE to register


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.





February 13-14, 2018

Tier I, II, III & Foundations Academy

Eugene Hilton, Eugene, OR 

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


February 27, 2018

Kevin Feldman

Eugene Hilton, Eugene, OR

Secondary Effective Instruction

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



March 13, 2018

Sustaining Training

Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR

Details announced soon. 



April 25, 2018

ORTIi Pre-Conference

Eugene Hilton, Eugene, OR

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


April 26-27, 2018

ORTIi Annual Conference

Eugene Hilton, Eugene, OR 

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