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Advanced Tiers Forum

July 10, 2018 - July 12, 2018

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Anchored directly to the TFI, the Advanced Tiers Forum teaches participants to create an effective and efficient system to install, implement and sustain Tier 2 group-based supports with fidelity. Representation from division leadership teams are invited to attend. Schools eligible to participate are those schools implementing Tier 1 with fidelity as measured by the Tiered Fidelity Inventory. School teams choosing to attend the Advanced Tiers Forum should be those teams responsible for interventions at Tiers 2 and/or 3.

This year, the Advanced Tiers Forum offers two opportunities for learning based on your experience implementing interventions at Tiers 2 and 3. Please contact your VTSS Systems Coach should you need additional guidance on which schools and/or teams would be the best match for each professional learning opportunity.

Who Should Attend Each Strand?

Strand 1 –Teams new to Advanced Tiers

If a school is exploring or beginning to install Advanced Tiers, they should plan to attend the first two days of the forum (July 10th and 11th). These two days focus on the data, systems and processes of installing and implementing Advance Tiers using one practice, Check-In/Check-Out, as the organizer. The learning intentions for the two days include:

  • Establish a process to select and install interventions that are aligned to Tier 1 and readily available for students in need
  • Establish a system of support for staff implementing advanced tiers
  • Utilize data informed decision making to include progress monitoring of implementation fidelity and student outcomes
  • Increase instructional time, structure/predictability and opportunities for feedback for students needing Tier 2 supports
  • Establish routines for regular school-home communication

Note: all registrations have been closed for Strand 1.

Strand 2 – Teams Experienced in Implementing Advanced Tiers

If a school has implemented Advanced Tiers with some success and is seeking additional interventions to add their repertoire, they should plan to attend the final day (July 12th) only. The third day of the forum focuses on interventions in three domains: math, literacy and behavior. Within each area, participants will be exposed to a variety of interventions and practices with a spotlight given to a specific high impact, evidence based intervention.

Note: registration has been closed for Strand 2.

How to Register

Please return to the strand descriptions above and upon choosing the appropriate strand, register via the link provided following the description. 

For questions about registration, please contact Jackie Lewis at (804-828-1482) or ude.u1558554484cv@nj1558554484siwel1558554484.

Note: Photographs and/or videos may be taken at this event to be used in a photo gallery, either on the VTSS -RIC or VDOE websites, or in a display via social media sources. If you do not want to be included in photos or videos, please contact us at ude.u1558554484cv@ci1558554484rsstv1558554484.

As a professional courtesy, if you are unable to attend please contact us as soon as possible at ude.u1558554484cv@ci1558554484rsstv1558554484.

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  • Agenda (Coming soon!)
  • Materials (Coming soon!)

Event Details:

Parking: free on the property

Meals: Lunch is included for all three days, and a continental breakfast for days two and three. Dinners are not included.


  • Tuesday, July 10
    Check-in: 9:00 a.m.
    Session Start: 10:00 a.m.
    Session End: 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 11
    Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
    Session Start: 9:00 a.m.
    Session End: 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 12
    Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
    Session Start: 9:00 a.m.
    Session End: 3:00 p.m.


July 10, 2018
July 12, 2018
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