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9th Annual NDMTSS Conference - June 10-12, 2019
North Dakota's Multi-Tier Systems of Supports Conference
Student Centered Support Systems

Light breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided each day.

You can attend any combination of the 3 days (1, 2, or 3 day options available.)
Early Bird Rates: $115/day|April 16-May 10
Regular Rates: $145/day|May 11-May 31


Optional Continuing Ed Credit from Valley City State University. (You must attend 15 hours of the Conference in any combination of days.)

Session 1 (Required)
(Monday, June 10, 2019 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM)
Session ID: 39466
Day 1 - Registration
Seats Filled: 371 / 450
Fee: $145.00
Location:Hotel, Holiday Inn

Important Breakout Information:

For Day 1 Registration - Complete Sessions 1-5

Check In 8:00 - 8:30 am Atrium

Welcome 8:30 - 8:40 am Great Hall

Keynote Speaker starts at 8:40 am 


Session ID: 39501
Not Attending Day 1
Seats Filled: 16 / 400
Location:Hotel, To Be Determined

Important Breakout Information:
Please choose if you are NOT attending Day 1.
Session 2
(Monday, June 10, 2019 8:40 AM - 10:20 AM)
Session ID: 39502
Keynote: Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety & Defiant Behavior in the Classroom
Seats Filled: 348 / 450
Location:Hotel, Great Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Jessica Minahan

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  K-12

With up to one in four children struggling with anxiety in this country, overwhelmed adults are in need of a new approach as well as an effective and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work.  Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, accurate thinking and self-monitoring.  


Session 3
(Monday, June 10, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Session ID: 39503
Kids Who Challenge Us: Increasing Work Engagement & Reducing Oppositional Behavior in Students
Seats Filled: 197 / 250
Location:Hotel, Great Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Jessica Minahan

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  K-12

Among the many reasons new teachers leave the field within their first five years, disruptive students are on the top of the list.  Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school.  As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to easily implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for increasing work engagement, initiation, persistence, and self-monitoring.  


Session ID: 39504
Creating an MTSS Playbook: What's Your Building's Plan for Success?
Seats Filled: 89 / 125
Location:Hotel, Dakota Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Shannon Harken

Audience:  Leadership Teams, Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

Successful teams, in sports and/or business, have a well defined plan of attack.  School improvement, through the implementation of NDMTSS, should be no different.  Participants will engage in the beginning development of an NDMTSS Playbook that will serve several purposes.  1) Needs Assessment Conversations - What do we have in place, and what do we need?  and 2) Communicate clearly the "way we do business" as a building/and or district.  For those struggling to pull all of the NDMTSS pieces together, this tool may be the answer!  


Session ID: 39505
Tier 1 Supports: Prioritized Standards and Proficiency Scales
Seats Filled: 42 / 125
Location:Hotel, Board/Director's

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Erin Lacina

Audience:  Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

In an effort to help schools implement a guaranteed and viable curriculum, North Dakota teachers and the Regional Education Associations partnered to identify K-12 prioritized content standards for ELA and Math.  Along with the prioritized standards, this State Work Group created aligned proficiency scales including essential vocabulary and sample assessment items.  The instructional strategies shared with this rich bank of resources will help educators enhance differentiated instruction and progress monitoring practices, supporting all students through the learning progressions. 


Session ID: 39506
Onboarding New Staff/Leaders to NDMTSS
Seats Filled: 28 / 125
Location:Hotel, Embassy Room A & B

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Lisa Klabunde

Audience:  Administrators

Grade Level:  K-12

You've done it!  You have finally finished hiring your new staff and your school employee roster has been fulfilled.  Now, sit back, relax and ....think about onboarding!  New staff onboarding is more than just filling out paperwork and getting a name badge.  Successful onboarding is introducing new hires to your NDMTSS system in your school.  NDMTSS is a framework to provide all students with the best opportunities to succeed academically, behaviorally and social-emotionally in school.  Attending this session will help you determine the essential messaging needed to effectively on-board new staff to your systems framework.  Attendees will receive an onboarding template to use.


Session 4
(Monday, June 10, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
Session ID: 39507
[Repeat] Kids Who Challenge Us: Increasing Work Engagement & Reducing Oppositional Behavior in Students
Seats Filled: 71 / 125
Location:Hotel, Dakota Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Jessica Minahan

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  K-12

Among the many reasons new teachers leave the field within their first five years, disruptive students are on the top of the list.  Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school.  As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to easily implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for increasing work engagement, initiation, persistence, and self-monitoring.  


Session ID: 39508
Executive Skills: The Hidden Curriculum that Needs Our Attention
Seats Filled: 122 / 175
Location:Hotel, Great Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Shannon Harken

Audience:  Leadership Teams, Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

Are you frustrated with underachieving students?  As educators we may be committing "assume-i-side" (Kevin Feldman), assuming too often that the lack of students' success is simply because students lack will power, determination, and good decisions.  This session will concentrate on how we might want to rethink our responses regarding the underachieving students.   We  will explore how to assess and teach "executive skills," the skills that are required to accomplish a task in an efficient manner, from cleaning our a desk to completing a research paper. 


Session ID: 39509
Intensifying Instruction
Seats Filled: 80 / 125
Location:Hotel, Board/Director's

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Carrie Ziegler

Audience:  Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

NDMTSS focuses on providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student need, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals.  In order to meet the demands of an MTSS system, educators are asking for assistance in deepening their knowledge and skills in how to intensify instructional practices to meet the needs of all students.  This training will provide educators with evidence-based instructional designs to accelerate students' rate of learning.  These can be applied to all levels of instruction. More Explicit, More Systematic, More Modeling, More Opportunities to Respond, More Feedback, and More Judicious Review will be discussed.  


Session ID: 39510
Blending Best Practices to Create a Safe and Positive School Environment: MTSS, PBIS, and Restorative Practices
Seats Filled: 83 / 125
Location:Hotel, Embassy Room A & B

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Lisa Klabunde

Audience:  Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

The blending of the NDMTSS framework and the restorative practices aims to increase positive relationships while decreasing a student's engagement in exclusionary discipline practices.  Both aim to keep our students in school.  NDMTSS framework lays the foundation for creating a school-wide approach focused on prevention and instruction while a restorative framework adds relational context and social emotional content to increase student's self-awareness of responsibility, accountability, empathy and the ripple effects of harm.  Utilizing restorative practices within a multi-tiered system proactively works to establish a safe and inclusive community.  


Session 5
(Monday, June 10, 2019 3:40 PM - 4:30 PM)
Session ID: 39511
NDMTSS Barrier Busting
Seats Filled: 219 / 250
Location:Hotel, Great Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Shannon Harken

Audience:  Leadership Teams, Administrators

Grade Level:  K-12

What are those barriers that are hindering NDMTSS implementation?  This session will provide guidance regarding the common barriers that emerge while implementing NDMTSS, and time will be provided to brainstorm as a group current issues buildings are facing.  


Session ID: 39512
Networking Session
Seats Filled: 119 / 200
Location:Hotel, Board/Director's

Important Breakout Information:

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  K-12

Use the sessions to personalize your learning and what YOU need during the conference.  Connect with educators doing MTSS work; expand on an idea or conversation you started during a sessions or at lunch; or brainstorm around a certain topic either individually or with others.  Stop in and utilize the time and space to meet your learning needs, enjoy a snack, and/or network with others.  


Session 6 (Required)
(Tuesday, June 11, 2019 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM)
Session ID: 39513
Day 2 Registration
Seats Filled: 349 / 450
Fee: $145.00
Location:Holiday Inn - Fargo, To Be Determined

Important Breakout Information:

For Day 2 Registration - Complete Sessions 6-10

Check In  7:30-8:00 am Atrium

Keynote Speaker starts at 8:00 am


Session ID: 39514
Not Attending Day 2
Seats Filled: 38 / 400
Location:Holiday Inn - Fargo, Holiday Inn

Important Breakout Information:
Please choose if you are NOT attending Day 2.
Session 7
(Tuesday, June 11, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Session ID: 39515
KEYNOTE: How to Teach Like Kevin Bacon: What Research-Based Instruction Looks Like
Seats Filled: 317 / 450
Location:Hotel, Great Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Nancy Marchand- Martella

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  K-12

The one single feature of instruction that improves reading achievement is increasing instructional explicitness.  Unfortunately, explicit, more intentional instrctuion is often treated as a second-class citizen in practice and teacher education programs.  Would Kevin Bacon's instructional practices in the movie Footloose be considered "second class?"


Session 8
(Tuesday, June 11, 2019 10:10 AM - 12:10 PM)
Session ID: 39516
Secondary Literacy Practices
Seats Filled: 57 / 125
Location:Hotel, Board/Director's

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Nancy Marchand-Martella

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  6-12

This session focuses on secondary literacy strategies for students in grades 6-12.  Learning-to-read and reading-to-learn strategies will be shared along with curricular programs shown to be effective for those needing strategic and/or intensive interventions.  Study strategies found to promote college and career readiness will also be highlighted. 


Session ID: 39520
Part 1 MTSS: Improving Math Instruction for Students Who Stuggle
Seats Filled: 60 / 125
Location:Hotel, Dakota Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Karen Karp

Audience:  Teachers

Grade Level:  Elementary

Are you ready to try new approaches to teaching mathematics?  Evidence-based strategies such as the concrete semi-concrete abstract approach that emphasizes student development of a balanced understanding of concepts and skills will be shared.  Participants will experience engaging classroom tested tasks that create more robust learning and focus on ways to use formative assessment to promote student's mathematical proficiency.  


Session ID: 39521
[REPEAT] Creating an MTSS Playbook: What's Your Building's Plan for Success?
Seats Filled: 27 / 125
Location:Hotel, Executive Room-Holiday Inn

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Shannon Harken

Audience:  Leadership Teams, Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

Successful teams, in sports and/or business, have a well defined plan of attack.  School improvement, through the implementation of NDMTSS, should be no different.  Participants will engage in the beginning development of an NDMTSS Playbook that will serve several purposes.  1) Needs Assessment Conversations - What do we have in place, and what do we need?  and 2) Communicate clearly the "way we do business" as a building/and or district.  For those struggling to pull all of the NDMTSS pieces together, this tool may be the answer!  


Session ID: 39522
The Happy Healthy Teacher Impact: How Your Social & Emotional Well-Being Positively Predicts Passionate Teaching
Seats Filled: 93 / 150
Location:Hotel, Royale/Crowne

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Dr. Jennifer Clifden

Audience:  Leadership Teams, Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

"Research suggests that cultivating your own joy and happiness has benefits not just for you, but also for others in your life." (The Book of Joy, 2016).  As an educator, embodying core elements of social and emotional well-being like self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-regulation not only improves your overall mental and emotional health as a teacher, they positively impact your effectiveness and influence with students.  You will discover the origins of teacher well-being while you explore simple and practical strategies to stoke your core SEL capacities that fuel your passion to teach.


Session ID: 39523
Accommodations, Modifications, & Interventions: Untangling Terms & Clarifying Roles
Seats Filled: 99 / 150
Location:Hotel, Sterling

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Dr. Lisa Stewart

Audience:  School Psychologists, Counselors, MTSS and Intervention Teams

Grade Level:  K-12

Clarifying the difference between student accommodations, modifications, and interventions will help staff understand how each can play a role in an MTSS System.  The sessions will also address how to think about differences in the intensity of interventions for students in different tiers.  


Session 9
(Tuesday, June 11, 2019 1:10 PM - 3:10 PM)
Session ID: 39524
Elementary Literacy Practices
Seats Filled: 73 / 125
Location:Hotel, Board/Director's

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Nancy Marchand-Martella

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  K-3

For more than 40 years, we have known that the more explicit the instruction, the more effective it will be, especially for struggling readers.  This session focuses on elementary (K-3) literacy strategies with a focus on explicit learning-to-read and reading-to-learn strategies along with effective reading programs for those needing more strategic and intensive interventions.  


Session ID: 39525
Part 2 MTSS: Improving Math Instruction for Students Who Struggle
Seats Filled: 41 / 125
Location:Hotel, Dakota Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Karen Karp

Audience:  Teachers

Grade Level:  Elementary

Are you ready to try new approaches to teaching mathematics?  Evidence-based strategies such as the concrete-semi-concrete-abstract approach that emphasizes students' development of a balanced understanding of concepts and skills will be shared.  Participants will experience engaging classroom-tested tasks that create more robust learning and focus on ways to use formative assessment to promote students' mathematical proficiency.  


Session ID: 39526
[REPEAT] Executive Skills: The Hidden Curriculum that Needs Our Attention
Seats Filled: 55 / 125
Location:Hotel, Executive Room-Holiday Inn

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Shannon Harken

Audience:  Leadership Teams, Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

Are you frustrated with underachieving students?  As educators we may be committing "assume-i-side" (Kevin Feldman), assuming too often that the lack of students' success is simply because students lack will power, determination, and good decisions.  This session will concentrate on how we might want to rethink our responses regarding the underachieving students.   We  will explore how to assess and teach "executive skills," the skills that are required to accomplish a task in an efficient manner, from cleaning our a desk to completing a research paper. 


Session ID: 39527
[REPEAT] The Happy Healthy Teacher Impact: How Your Social & Emotional Well-Being Positively Predicts Passionate Teaching
Seats Filled: 53 / 125
Location:Hotel, Royale/Crowne

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Dr. Jennifer Clifden

Audience:  Leadership Teams, Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

"Research suggests that cultivating your own joy and happiness has benefits not just for you, but also for others in your life." (The Book of Joy, 2016).  As an educator, embodying core elements of social and emotional well-being like self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-regulation not only improves your overall mental and emotional health as a teacher, they positively impact your effectiveness and influence with students.  You will discover the origins of teacher well-being while you explore simple and practical strategies to stoke your core SEL capacities that fuel your passion to teach.


Session ID: 39528
How to Select Evidence-Based Interventions
Seats Filled: 94 / 150
Location:Hotel, Sterling

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Dr. Lisa Stewart

Audience:  School Psychologists, Counselors, MTSS & Intervention Teams

Grade Level:  K-12

Evidence-Based interventions are essential for effective and efficient tiered support.  This session will focus on finding evidence-based interventions matched to the students and resources in your school and implementing those interventions successfully.  


Session ID: 39529
Digging Deep Into SWIS
Seats Filled: 17 / 100
Location:Hotel, Embassy Room A

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Sandy Zahn

Audience:  Current SWIS Users

Grade Level:  K-12

This session will be about digging deep and drilling down into your SWIS data.  Participants must have an active SWIS account.  School teams are welcome.  Participants PLEASE bring your laptops.  You will leave with next steps on your SWIS data.


Session 10
(Tuesday, June 11, 2019 3:20 PM - 4:30 PM)
Session ID: 39532
Literacy for Young(est) Learners
Seats Filled: 41 / 125
Location:Hotel, Board/Director's

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Kerri Whipple

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  

The SEEDS of Early Learning (ages 3-5) and SEEDS Begin at Birth (infants and toddlers) professional learning curriculum resources promote age-appropriate activities that prepare our littlest learners for eventual school success.  This session will introduce activities that promote vocabulary and phonological awareness skills by talking, reading and writing with our youngest learners through songs and play.  


Session ID: 39533
Part 3 MTSS: Improving Math Instruction for Students Who Struggle
Seats Filled: 42 / 125
Location:Hotel, Dakota Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Karen Karp

Audience:  Teachers

Grade Level:  Elementary

Are you ready to try new approached to teaching mathematics?  Evidence-based strategies such as the concrete-semi-concrete-abstract approach that emphasizes students' development of a balanced understanding of concepts and skills will be shared.  Participants will experience engaging classroom-tested tasks that create more robust learning and focus on ways to use formative assessment to promote students' mathematical proficiency.  


Session ID: 39535
ESSA Targeted Support Schools Session: Planning and Balancing Supports
Seats Filled: 28 / 125
Location:Hotel, Executive Room-Holiday Inn

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Stefanie Two-Crow & Annie Linden

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  K-12

This session is specifically designed for schools selected for Targeted Support.  The system of support for schools is a multi-faceted approach which provides schools customized outcomes and evidence-based practices.  This is a great opportunity to openly discuss planning and balancing systems of support.  


Session ID: 39537
Foundations of Well-Being: Mindfulness & Mindful Movement
Seats Filled: 142 / 175
Location:Hotel, Royale/Crowne

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Dr. Jennifer Clifden

Audience:  Teachers, Administrators

Grade Level:  K-12

Time to relax the body and calm the busy mind!  Participants will engage the foundations of mindfulness through mental and physical exercises that simultaneously soothe and restore the body while resting their minds.  Educators will engage slow and strategic mindful movements designed to stimulate the body's natural calming system while also practicing 2 mindfulness-based exercises that decrease anxiety and restore levels of mental health and well-being. 


Session ID: 39538
Networking Session
Seats Filled: 36 / 200
Location:Hotel, Sterling

Important Breakout Information:

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  K-12

Use the sessions to personalize your learning and what YOU need during the conference.  Connect with educators doing MTSS work; expand on an idea or conversation you started during a sessions or at lunch; or brainstorm around a certain topic either individually or with others.  Stop in and utilize the time and space to meet your learning needs, enjoy a snack, and/or network with others.  


Session ID: 39539
SWIS - How Can that Help with Keeping Track of all Those Behavior Referrals?
Seats Filled: 39 / 125
Location:Hotel, Embassy Room A

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Sandy Zahn

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  K-12

This session is an introduction to SWIS (School Wide Information System).  SWIS is a reliable, web-based information system used to collect, summarize, and use student behavior data for decision-making.  Through SWIS, staff enter office discipline referrals online and can readily use the data in the SWIS reports and SWIS Dashboard.  



Session 11 (Required)
(Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM)
Session ID: 39540
Day 3 - Registration
Seats Filled: 310 / 450
Fee: $145.00
Location:Hotel, To Be Determined

Important Breakout Information:

For Day 3 Registration - Complete Sessions 11-16

Check In 7:30 - 8:00 am Atrium

Keynote Speakers starts at 8:00 am

Closing Evaluations & Door Prizes 3:15 pm in the Great Hall


Session ID: 39541
Not Attending Day 3
Seats Filled: 77 / 400
Location:Hotel, To Be Determined

Important Breakout Information:
Please choose if you are NOT attending Day 3.
Session 12
(Wednesday, June 12, 2019 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM)
Session ID: 39542
KEYNOTE: Simle Middle School (Bismarck): MTSS - It Works!
Seats Filled: 268 / 450
Location:Hotel, Great Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Russ Riehl, Jess Nichols, Meagan Sharp, Kaye Andersen, Brigitte Johnson, Ryan Clark, Jacelyn Brown, Kelsey Boyce & Jennifer Barnhardt

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  K-12

Hear how MTSS has built a culture of collaboration and support throughout our school.  Simle Middle School is in year four of implementation and the results of this work are compelling and sustaining,  We would like to be a partner in your journey to building a sustainable model of dealing with behavior and academic supports.  Do not reinvent the wheel, learn with us.


Session 13
(Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:25 AM - 10:55 AM)
Session ID: 39543
[Part 1] Teaching Student Centered Math: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction Grades K-2
Seats Filled: 35 / 125
Location:Hotel, Embassy Room A & B

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Karen Karp

Audience:  Teachers

Grade Level:  K-2

Participants will experience engaging classroom-tested tasks that create more robust learning on topics for students in grades K-2.  The emphasis will be on number, number relationships and place value.  


Session ID: 39544
Simle Middle School (Bismarck): Building a Solid Tier 1-Tier 2 Framework
Seats Filled: 37 / 125
Location:Hotel, Executive Room-Holiday Inn

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Jess Nichols & Kaye Andersen

Audience:  Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  Secondary

Come ready to dig into your reading and math data to analyze your current reality.  Leave with a plan and steps to strengthen your core instructional practices.  


Session ID: 39545
It's Not Just Another Thing: Embedding SEL Within the MTSS Framework as a Trauma-Informed Practice
Seats Filled: 82 / 150
Location:Hotel, Great Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Keely Ihry, Lyndsi Engstrom & Lisa Klabunde

Audience:  Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

Many of the initiatives our schools engage in align with evidence-based best practices to support the academic, social-emotional and behavioral success of all students.  Unfortunately, the absence of explicit alignment between initiatives is all too common and resistance to "another initiative" emerges.  Explore filling the script of "initiatives fatigue" by explicitly embedding SEL within your multi-tiered system of supports with foresight rather than hindsight.  


Session ID: 39546
Using EL Norms and ACCESS Growth Charts: Taking EL Data to the Next Level
Seats Filled: 17 / 125
Location:Hotel, Press

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Kerri Whipple

Audience:  Teachers, Administrators

Grade Level:  K-12

This workshop assists MTSS and leadership teams to make more equitable decisions for EL students.  Typically, MTSS teams use national norms to view EL student performance.  The EL Norms training allows users to view EL students with a new, more equitable lens.  This application allows for the comparison of EL student performance against other ND EL students.  It helps schools to answer the question of "How does my EL student academic achievement compare to other EL students in ND who are at the same level of English language proficiency?"


Session ID: 39547
Effective Data Meetings
Seats Filled: 64 / 125
Location:Hotel, Dakota Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Cheryl Hoggarth

Audience:  MTSS Teams

Grade Level:  K-12

Effective Data Systems refers to how well student support structures are working.  Evaluating and problem-solving systems requires a plan.  Effective data plans must spell out what data your team will be using and how they will be using it.  How will your team organize the data so you can identify what's working and what's not?  


Session ID: 39548
Tier 1 Content Literacy Components at the Secondary Level
Seats Filled: 22 / 125
Location:Hotel, Board Room

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Amanda Peterson & Brenda Ehrmantraut

Audience:  Teachers

Grade Level:  Secondary

This session will show you how understanding key literacy components (i.e. phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension) can enhance instruction in all content areas for every learner.  It will also support teachers in effectively designing small group instruction to best meet the need of all leaners.  


Session ID: 39549
Northern Cass: Adults First: Why well-being and Soical-Emotional Learning Starts with You
Seats Filled: 42 / 125
Location:Hotel, Director's Room

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Ashley Krinke & Keira Oscarson

Audience:  Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

All educators know that social-emotional learning is important.  We also know that we need to take care of the adults in the building if we're going to take care of our learners.  This session will focus on why engaging the adults in the building in the work of social-emotional well-being is imperative.  Schools are systems.  If we want our learners to apply and practice positive SEL skills and well-being, the adults need to be engaged and encouraged in these areas as well.  


Session 14
(Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:05 PM)
Session ID: 39550
[Part 2] Teaching Student Centered Math: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction Grades K-2
Seats Filled: 31 / 125
Location:Hotel, Embassy Room A & B

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Karen Karp

Audience:  Teachers

Grade Level:  K-2

Participants will experience engaging classroom-tested tasks that create more robust learning on topics for students in grades K-2.  The emphasis will be on number, number relationships and place value.  


Session ID: 39551
Simle Middle School (Bismarck): Behavior Framework and Community Partnerships
Seats Filled: 55 / 125
Location:Hotel, Dakota Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Russ Riehl & Meagan Sharp

Audience:  Administrators & Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

This session will present strategies to build Tier 1 and Tier 2 behavior interventions.  We will discuss community partnerships and access behavioral health resources in schools. You will be introduced to resources and supports available to your school.


Session ID: 39552
Improving Student Success Through Application of the NDMTSS Social-Emotional Learning Goals and Scales
Seats Filled: 83 / 125
Location:Hotel, Great Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Keely Ihry, Lyndsi Engstrom & Lisa Klabunde

Audience:  Administrators & Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

Focused on the 5 core competencies (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making) of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) as defined by the Collaborative for Academic Social & Emotional Learning (CASEL), the NDMTSS SEL Goals and Scales were designed for ND educators by ND educators.  This session will introduce participants to these SEL Goals and Scales as a framework to guide to explicit instruction of SEL skills, navigate selection of evidence-based programs and curriculum, steer professional learning within ND and access knowledge and skills.

Session ID: 39553
New Salem-Almont: Elementary and High School Pathways
Seats Filled: 32 / 125
Location:Hotel, Director's Room

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Lauren Bennett, Amanda Wald, Karlie Murschel, Michelle Rud, Jamie Entzi, Brian Christopherson

Audience:  Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

We will be presenting on Academic and Behavior Pathways as well as how to structure your day to fit in the interventions necessary to implement these pathways.  We currently do a once per week MTSS meeting as well as PLC's at both the elementary and high school level.  We will present the schedule for both elementary and high school to show MTSS times, PLC's and intervention times.  We would like to present on the components of the pathways as well as how to build them and list our current interventions and how we use them.  


Session ID: 39554
NDMTSS & ND Literacy Plan Alignment
Seats Filled: 13 / 125
Location:Hotel, Press

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Cheryl Hoggarth

Audience:  Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

Through making connections between the NDMTSS Framework - Essential components and the ND Comprehensive State Literacy Plans Essential Components, participants will understand how the alignment of NDMTSS and ND State Literacy Plan, supports schools/districts in their ability to create equity and personalize learning for all students.


Session ID: 39555
Implementing Highly Effective and Engaging Literacy Strategies
Seats Filled: 34 / 125
Location:Hotel, Board Room

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Amanda Peterson, Brenda Ehrmantraut

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  Secondary

This presentation will provide an overview of how you can implement highly effective literacy strategies in the secondary classroom, focusing on opportunities for extended discussions of fictional and factual text meaning and interpretation (i.e., Socratic seminars, debates, small group discussions, writing prompts, etc.) and increasing student motivation and engagement in literacy learning.


Session ID: 39556
Richland Elementary: Everyone Does Everything
Seats Filled: 41 / 125
Location:Hotel, Executive Room-Holiday Inn

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Jill Harris, Faith Rieger, Amanda Jacobson

Audience:  Teachers

Grade Level:  Elementary

During this interactive session, we will explain, model, and practice Tier I classroom engagement strategies -- particularly those that ensure "Everyone does everything."


Session 15
(Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM)
Session ID: 39557
[Part 1] Teaching Student Centered Math: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction Grades 3-5
Seats Filled: 26 / 125
Location:Hotel, Embassy Room A & B

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Karen Karp

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  3-5

Participants will experience engaging classroom-tested tasks that create more robust learning on topics for students in grades 3-5.  The emphasis will be on fractions.


Session ID: 39558
Operationalizing the Priority Standards and Proficiency Scales
Seats Filled: 32 / 125
Location:Hotel, Board Room

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Erin Lacina

Audience:  

Grade Level: K-12

You've learned about the K-12 ELA and Math prioritized standards created by the NDREAs and the cadre of ND teachers and have started using proficiency scales.  Now what?  Join us to learn how to bring these resources to life in your daily operations.  


Session ID: 39559
NDMTSS Social-Emotional Learning Goals and Scales Review and Revision
Seats Filled: 31 / 125
Location:Hotel, Executive Room-Holiday Inn

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Keely Ihry, Lyndsi Engstrom, Lisa Klabunde

Audience:  Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

Collaborate with colleagues from across ND to inform the 2019 NDMTSS Social-Emotional Learning Goals and Scales review and revision process.  Participants will share knowledge, understanding and implementation experiences through facilitated discussion to work towards an improved iteration of these open source NDMTSS resources.  


Session ID: 39560
Using Students' First Language to Support Language and Content Learning in the Classroom
Seats Filled: 11 / 125
Location:Hotel, Press

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Kerri Whipple

Audience:  Teachers

Grade Level:  K-12

Research supports the use of student's first language in English-instruction settings, but how do monolingual teachers help with this?  This session will review the need and the research behind using a student's first language in mainstream content classes.  We will also brainstorm ideas for how to encourage and incorporate the use of a student's home language in your school and classroom.


Session ID: 39561
Tier 1 Social-Emotional Learning at the Elementary Level
Seats Filled: 82 / 125
Location:Hotel, Great Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Dawn Miller, Tabatha Joyce, & Sam Neitzke

Audience:  Counselors, Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  Elementary

This session will provide an example of how social-emotional learning can be implemented at the Tier 1 level for students in elementary school.  Examples of a large district implementation plan will be shared and will include district expectations, scope, and sequences, and training for classroom teachers.  Examples from one elementary school will also be shared and will include how to teach SEL during morning meetings, embedding SEL into the culture of a school, and a principal's perspective on how it has influenced students and teachers in their school.  


Session ID: 39562
West Fargo Implementation of Personalized Learning - Supporting Learning Needs for Students
Seats Filled: 75 / 125
Location:Hotel, Dakota Hall

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Dr. Allen Burgad, Michael Stecher

Audience:  Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  Secondary

This session will cover the "Why, How, and What" of Personalized Learning along with the positive impacts it has on student agency and motivation providing time for the intervention and enrichment needs for all students.  Educational leaders will share the strategic process and resources to support implementation.  Classroom teachers will share their success stories on how Personalized Learning enhanced student agency and supported the various learning needs of students.  


Session ID: 39564
Wilton: Establishing Consistent Expectations Using CHAMPS
Seats Filled: 35 / 125
Location:Hotel, Director's Room

Important Breakout Information:

Presenters:  Courtney Seiler, Macy Hettich

Audience:  Administrators, Teachers

Grade Level:  Elementary

Using our own experiences as school administrators, we will walk through how CHAMPS allows for both school wide consistency and classroom specific management.  We will provide an overview of CHAMPS and help you create an action plan for implementation and follow through.


Session 16
(Wednesday, June 12, 2019 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM)
Session ID: 39565
[Part 2] Teaching Student Centered Math: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction Grades 3-5
Seats Filled: 32 / 125
Location:Hotel, Embassy Room A & B

Important Breakout Information:

Presenter:  Karen Karp

Audience:  All

Grade Level:  3-5

Participants will experience engaging classroom-tested tasks that create more robust learning on topics for students in grades 3-5.  The emphasis will be on fractions.


Session ID: 39567
Team Action Planning
Seats Filled: 225 / 250
Location:Hotel, Great Hall

Important Breakout Information:
Use this time with your school team to review, assess and make a MTSS plan for your school/district. 


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