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6. Kansas MTSS and District Session [clear filter]
Wednesday, September 11
 

8:30am CDT

Designing a Framework that Cultivated Visible Learning
Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) frameworks are utilized across the nation. RTI is a component of MTSS and currently ranks near the top of influences in the Visible Learning research and can triple the speed of learning. Success in these models can vary between districts and schools dependent upon how the framework is designed and implemented. In this session, you learn about how about how the Visible Learning Research and mainframes are interwoven with an effective MTSS framework.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Ballroom E

8:30am CDT

Reading is For Everyone: Reading Leaders, Coaches and Teachers Discuss the Essential Components of Building a Mult-Tiered Reading System
Most elementary and many secondary teachers are expected to teach their students reading skills; however, many feel unprepared or at a loss for what systems need to be in place to best meet the needs of their students. As a profession, we must consider how to support teachers and and create systems to best meet the needs of students. Coaches, Principals and teachers from Kansas schools will share their expertise as they have implemented a Multi-tiered Reading System and their suggestions for supporting teachers through the process. Bring questions and hear from these panelists that are making reading happen for everyone.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Redbud B

8:30am CDT

The Skills that Matter: Embedding Assertiveness Instruction into Middle School Classrooms
This session will feature how one Kansas MTSS middle school provided assertiveness instruction schoolwide, including practice with feedback in numerous classrooms. Specific instructional practices and activities from various classrooms will be shared, as well as important take-aways for quality implementation. After embedding assertiveness instruction within course content for 3-6 weeks, Kansas teachers have seen student increases in classroom engagement, more productive collaborative learning, balanced participation of all students in class discussions, higher levels of empathy, ownership over academics, increased advocacy, and the ability to speak up in difficult situations. Students have been able to generalize this learning to improve relationships with peers, teachers, and family members. During this session, we will share free resources, discuss implementation challenges, and give away a book or two. Together, we can develop socially and emotionally engaged, career-equipped, lifelong learners.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Cypress B

10:15am CDT

Measuring Social Emotional Growth: From Systems to Individuals
A wealth of social, emotional, behavioral and mental health information is now available to schools. It can be confusing to know how to begin looking at this data, let alone how to use it to show growth at the systems, school culture, and individual levels. Let the Kansas MTSS and Alignment trainers show you how we are using a novel and streamlined way of looking at climate data to guide and drive growth at the systems and program level. By using the freely available Kansas Communities That Care survey data in a streamlined report, districts can quickly pinpoint 'hot spots' that may need their focus and resources. This can create stronger coherence within your MTSS, efficiency throughout the tiers, and align with State board and KESA goals. This allows your Social Emotional Learning efforts to reach their full potential, and we'll touch on measuring core SEL skill growth. It also ensures you aren't overwhelmed by special intervention needs. We'll touch on progress monitoring to measure growth within interventions. You'll hear from districts who have used our new CTC report and walk away with clear ideas about how your district can most efficiently navigate and measure social emotional growth



Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Maple

10:15am CDT

Secondary Math MTSS Panel
Join us for a panel of secondary Mathematics teachers from across Kansas that are at various stages within the Integrated Kansas MTSS and Alignment Framework. In this session, we will hear the triumphs and obstacles these buildings have encountered while implementing their MTSS Framework at a middle or high school. Receive advice on how to create and sustain momentum in your building.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Ballroom FGH

10:15am CDT

Using the ASQ: 3 and the ASQ: SE-2 in Preschool and Kindergarten settings
What is the ASQ: 3 and ASQ: SE-2?  Why do we screen young children? Why is it important to share the results with families?  These questions and more will be discussed as KSDE and Kansas MTSS and Alignment partner to discuss the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Third Edition (ASQ: 3) and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional Second Edition (ASQ: SE-2) screening tool and how it is used in Kansas.



Wednesday September 11, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Osage

1:00pm CDT

Equity through Teacher Clarity - Define the Gap, then Close It!
“What a student brings to the classroom each year is very much related to achievement in previous years: brighter students tend to achieve more and not-as-bright students tend to achieve less. Our job as teachers is to mess this up" - John Hattie, 2012. So how do we "mess this up?" Do students believe you can? This presentation focuses on how research consistently points to the need for teacher clarity. Clearly defined success criteria makes learning visible for both the student and the teacher, shifting student self efficacy from a foundation of general past failures in the math classroom to timely and clearly defined success based on a thoughtfully established progression of learning.



Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Birch

1:00pm CDT

More than Fluency: Intervening with the Struggling Adolescent Reader
Come join members of the MTSS reading team as we discuss revised recommendations for interventing with the adolescent reader in light of the ever-developing research around this group!   Learn where the greatest leverage is for this group, promising practices, and next directions for the research! Leave with tools to refine your fall groups for middle and high students that will encourage you and your students!



Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Ballroom D

1:00pm CDT

The Kansas Family Engagement and Partnership Standards for Early Childhood; it's more than just a document.
What?!  There are Kansas Family Engagement and Partnership Standards for Early Childhood?  Join Stacey Mayberry and Emily Journot, Kansas MTSS and Alignment state trainers, as they discuss how to strengthen your family engagement practices using the five standards.  Examples will be given on how various districts and programs have successfully implemented family engagement.



Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Cedar

1:00pm CDT

The Ultimate balancing act: sharing power and evidence-based instruction
State data show an alarming trend toward decreased meaning and enjoyment of school as students age and progress through the school system.  How do we reverse this trend to prepare, at each age level, what will ultimately be a successful 24-year-old graduate? Come explore how to build student agency through the evidence-based principles aligned with the Kansans Can Integrated Learning Process.  Create your own plan to prepare students to engage in dynamic classroom environments that allow for rigorous learning, meaningful participation and a deeper sense of student agency.


Wednesday September 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Cypress A

2:45pm CDT

Developing Phonological Awareness Skills in Preschool and Kindergarten Students
Every word you hear, say, red, or write goes through the phonological system. Developing and enhancing children’s phonological skills is a vital aspect of literacy learning. Based on the current research, participants will learn the developmental sequences of phonological awareness. Instructional strategies include embedded routines and intentional activities for helping young children develop these important skills. Come learn how to best facilitate the learning needs of your students. Leave with strategies and ideas to take back your classroom tomorrow



Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
Redbud A

2:45pm CDT

New District Level Training to Improve Alignment, Leadership, and Communication
Our experience has taught us that focused conversations and customized support at the district level around each district's unique needs leads to stronger district wide structures and more clear communication. This session will address the newest level of Kansas MTSS and Alignment Training that is intended to align all of the efforts within a school district to common goals, prepare district leaders to facilitate change in each building, and develop instructional leadership competencies necessary to impact student learning.



Wednesday September 11, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm CDT
Redbud C
 
Thursday, September 12
 

8:30am CDT

Starting Off Right:  Updates for K-1 Intervention from Kansas MTSS Team
Recent developments in reading research are refocusing our efforts for Grades K and 1. Join Kansas MTSS State reading trainers for a practical session on recent changes in the sorting and grouping processes for our youngest readers. During this 90 minute session, we will explore the critical components of Tier 1 and focus on how that work should expand into our intervention work. Leave with problem-solving steps you can use next week with your primary grades!



Thursday September 12, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Birch

10:15am CDT

Challenges and Strategies for Implementing Tier 1 Competency Instruction in High Schools
This session will feature a panel of school representatives relating their experience implementing competency instruction, including practice with feedback in numerous classrooms. During this session, administrators and teachers will share their lessons learned for quality implementation schoolwide, as well as in specific classrooms. The session will focus on addressing the “how”, describing clear implementation processes in a variety of contexts, in addition to observed outcomes.  Together, we can develop socially and emotionally engaged, career-equipped, lifelong learners.

Moderators
Speakers
DH

Dr. Hollie Becker

Assistant Superintendent of Teaching & Learning,, Lansing School District
DB

Dr. Ben Smith

Principal, Abilene High School
VC

Vicki Cooper

MTSS State Trainer (and former Language Arts Teacher at Abilene High School
JD

Jay Doornbos

Assistant Principal & Athletic Director, Council Grove Junior Senior High School
LS

Lisa Suhr

Technology Integration Specialist, Prairie Hills School District
EB

Elizabeth Badertscher

Math Teacher, Sabetha Middle and High Schools
JB

Januarie Bridges

Math/Science Teacher, Quinter Junior Senior High School


Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Maple

10:15am CDT

Thinking Differently About Behavior
Linda Wilkerson, Co-Director of Kansas MTSS and Alignment, will illustrate how behavior is addressed within a Multi-Tier System of Supports.  During this session, participants will learn proactive and supportive strategies that can be used to increase positive student behavior.



Thursday September 12, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am CDT
Birch