ORTIi Annual Conference

April 27-28, 2017

Pre-conference April 26, 2017

ORTIi 2016-17 Training Events

Click HERE to download the 2016-17 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. 

March 2017


March 6, 2017 (FULL)

Oregon RTIi Lab School

Tualatin Elementary, Tualatin, OR

This lab runs from 8:30am - 2:45pm and includes core program and intervention observations, professional development, opportunities to meet with building leaders, and an observation of a team meeting. 

As districts develop RTI systems, it is helpful for practitioners to see examples of these systems in action. Many schools have developed strong systems that can serve as models for emerging schools. In Switch, Dan and Chip Heath call these places Bright Spots. "These flashes of success, these bright spots, can provide our road map for action and the hope that change is possible.

Who Can Attend: This lab school is open to all educators. However, priority will be given to districts who have officially participated in the ORTIi project. 

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March 14, 2017 

MS Explicit Instruction with Kevin Feldman

Eugene-Hilton, Eugene, OR

Oregon RTIi is proud to host Dr. Kevin Feldman to spend a day working with Middle School teachers on improving adolescent literacy across the disciplines. 

Kevin's engaging and informative presentation will focus on helping all rise to the challenges of the Common Core. Schools who work together to provide a coordinated school wide focus on evidence based practices across all disciplines see enhanced improvement for all students.

Who Can Attend: This is a required training for current ORTIi project middle school districts. Other districts are welcome to attend if space allows.  

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March 21, 2017 

Using RTI for SLD Eligibility

Portland Monarch Hotel, Clackamas, OR

This training is being offered as a makeup training for Cadre 10 districts that were not able to attend one of the RTI for SLD Eligibility trainings offered on December 6, 2016 in Hood River, or Dec 8, 2016 in Eugene. It is required for Cadre 10 districts that did not attend one of those trainings and optional for Cadre 10 districts that did attend a previous SLD training, but would like to send additional people to this training. Please talk to your ORTIi coach for further information and clarification if needed.

This training describes in detail the RTI process for Special Education referral, evaluation, and eligibility decision making for students suspected of having Specific Learning Disability. The rationale for using an RTI approach to SLD Eligibility will be presented, including the empirical support for an RTI approach to identification, the legal context, and the benfits to students. Step by step procedures for referral, evaluation, and elgibility decision-making will be outlined. A Comprehensive Evaluation Checklist, an SLD Report Template, and sample report will be shared. Trainers will guide district teams through a referral and eligibility case study. District teams will be given time to evaluate their systems and create action plans for implementation and enhancement.

This training is required for Cadre 10 districts (districts in their 3rd year of ORTIi participation). Districts that entered the project prior to that are encouraged to attend if they have not yet started using an RTI approach to eligibility decision-making, or if they are interested in improving upon the eligibility decision-making process they already have in place.

Who should attend: district RTI representative, principal, literacy coach, Sped representative, teacher representatives, folks willing to train the rest of your staff. You are receiving this as a district leader, please pass on to others within your district that you think should be attending.

Who Can Attend: Required for Cadre 10 districts who have not attended this training prior. This is open to other districts who are currently enrolled in the ORTIi project or have been a participating district in the past. 

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April 2017

April 26, 2017

ORTIi Pre-Conference: Moving Toward Equity

Eugene-Hilton, Eugene, OR

Registration is now open!


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April 27-28, 2017 

ORTIi Annual Conference

Eugene-Hilton, Eugene, OR

Registration is now open!

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Completed 2016-17 Events

Click on any event title to go to the 2016-17 Resource & Handouts page to retrieve materials from past events.

September 22, 2016 - Intervention Planning & Assessment System (IPAS) Webinar/Training, Tigard-Tualatin School District Office, Tigard, OR

September 27, 2016 - Tier I, II, III & Foundations: Overview, Eugene-Hilton, Eugene, OR

September 29, 2016 - Tier I, II, III & Foundations: Overview, Bend School District-Administration Building, Bend, Oregon

October 13, 2016 - Math: 3-5 Instructional Day, Portland Monarch Hotel, Clackamas, OR

October 18 & 20, 2016 - Individual Problem Solving (IPS), Best Western, Hood River, OR & Eugene-Hilton, Eugene, OR

November 1, 2016 - ORTIi Middle School Training-IPS, Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR

November 3, 2016 - Disproportionate Discipline, NWREL, Embassy Suites, Tigard, OR

November 10, 2016 - Jo Robinson, Effective Instruction, Eugene-Hilton, Eugene, OR

December 6 & 8, 2016 - SLD, Best Western, Hood River, OR & Eugene-Hilton, Eugene, OR

January 9-10, 2017 - Tier I, II, III & Foundations Academy, Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR