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Advanced Tiers Forum
July 16, 8:00 am - July 18, 5:00 pm
The Advanced Tiers Forum is designed for school teams that have completed Tier I training, and are implementing with a TFI Tier I score of 70 or more. School teams should select one strand to attend as a team. Teams registering for the Advanced Tier Forum should talk with their Division Coordinator and VTSS Systems Coaches and use this “Decision Tree” to discern participation in this event.
Please also read the descriptions below to help make the appropriate selection.
Registration and materials links appear below each training description. The deadline for registering for both strands is Thursday, July 11. If the maximum number of attendees is reached before the deadline, a wait list will be created and you will be updated on the availability of space.
Tier 2: New Team Training – July 16-18, 2019
This three-day Tier 2 New Team Training is designed to help school teams (administrator and intervention coordinators*) develop their capacity to provide Tier 2 supports. Using the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) as an anchor, participants will understand and begin to develop effective and efficient Tier 2 team processes that use a data-informed decision-making system to identify groups of students in need of Tier 2 supports and assess the fidelity of interventions/supports provided.
Specifically, teams will develop an understanding of the critical features of Check-In-Check Out (CICO) and will be given support in developing their school CICO system referral processes, daily progress reports, acknowledgement systems, and plans for monitoring progress and assessing fidelity of implementation.
|Check-in Start:||8:30 a.m.||8:00 a.m.||8:00 a.m.|
|Session Start:||9:30 a.m.||9:00 a.m.||9:00 a.m.|
|Session Ends:||4:00 p.m.||4:00 p.m.||3:00 p.m.|
|Meals Provided||Lunch||Continental/Administrators networking breakfast (8:00 a.m.) & Lunch||Continental breakfast (8:00 a.m.) & Lunch|
Tier 2: Experienced Team Training – July 17-18, 2019
This two day Experienced Team Training is designed to help school teams* expand their capacity to provide Tier 2 supports. Using the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and The Academic Tiered Fidelity Inventory, school teams will consider critical features of Tier 2 implementation and explore academic and behavior interventions matched to instructional need and/or function of behavior; the systems necessary for supporting Tier 2 interventions and increased family engagement; and the data they can use to assess student outcomes and intervention fidelity.
|Check-in Start:||8:30 a.m.||8:00 a.m.|
|Session Start:||9:30 a.m.||9:00 a.m.|
|Session Ends:||4:00 p.m.||3:00 p.m.|
|Meals Provided||Continental/Administrators networking breakfast (8:00 a.m.) & Lunch||Continental breakfast (8:00 a.m.) & Lunch|
*More information about Tier 2 team membership can be found using our VoiceThread video or the transcript for the Advanced Tiers Forum VoiceThread .
A Preview of the Breakout Sessions for Experienced Teams!
Creating and Implementing Efficient and Effective Academic Decision-Making Documents for Schools-Loudoun County VTSS Implementation- Kristin McGraw
Kristin McGraw, RTI Coordinator for Loudoun County Public Schools, will share the processes LCPS used to create and implement decision documents for schools to use when identifying appropriate tiers of support and matching intervention to need for students at risk for reading difficulties and/or students with reading related disabilities. Implementation data reflecting the effective use of the documents and current practices will also be shared.
Restorative “Focus and Recovery”: Engage Disruptive, Defiant, Disrespectful Students and Regain Instructional Time – Fauquier VTSS Implementation-Carolyn Lamm
Break the hamster-wheel of repeated disruption/defiance/disrespect by integrating Restorative Practices and Trauma-Informed Supports into PBIS. Promote equity by reducing disproportionality. Empower educators to change from punitive habits to embrace restorative, trauma-informed, culturally-responsive practices. Engage “lost” students with self-management. Reduce recidivism. Learn how Restorative Practices are strategically aligned and integrated into the PBIS multi-tiered framework in order to achieve notable reductions in discipline incidents and regain instructional time. How-to steps provided.
Intensifying Mathematics Instruction-VCU TTAC-VTSS Systems Coach, Chris Frawley
This session will provide resources for finding interventions, review the selection of best practices and spotlight a few low to no cost mathematics interventions. Participants will review universal screening tools for math, utilize the data driven decision making process, discuss research about instruction and intervention for struggling math learners, and determine next steps for school implementation.
Social Academic Instructional Groups (SAIG)-Frederick County VTSS Implementation-Judi Greathouse, Ben Thompson, Marci Simmons and Jill Couturiaux with Kay Klein, GMU TTAC VTSS Systems Coach
While 70% of students respond to Check-in/Check-out when it is implemented with fidelity, there are some students who may benefit from further behavior instruction, practice opportunities and feedback. In this session, participants will learn how Robert E. Aylor Middle School implements “Aylor Ambassadors,” a Tier 2 social academic instructional group (SAIG) and its positive student achievement outcomes. Students who may benefit from further behavior instruction, practice opportunities and feedback.
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 .
All attendees are responsible for all travel expenses, including lodging and mileage.
Reservations: (use either method)
|Hotel:||DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Charlottesville|
|Reservations link:||Reserve here|
|Reservations by phone:||1-800-222-TREE (8733);
group code “VTSS – Advance Tiers Forum”
|Deadline to make reservations:||Saturday, June 15|
|Reservations cancellation deadline:||Refer to your reservation confirmation email.|
|Dates of room block:||July 15-17|
|State Per Diem rate:||$132 (plus tax)|
Check-in time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 12:00 p.m.
(Please plan to check out of the hotel before then.)
NOTE: VDOE/VTSS-blocked rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity has been reached. Once the block is full, additional rooms cannot be added. All attendees are responsible for all travel expenses, including lodging and mileage. The applicable state rate on the date of check-in is offered for single, double, triple or quad overnight room accommodations.
You must guarantee your reservation with your personal/school credit card.
If you find you cannot attend the event, you must cancel the lodging reservations the day prior to arrival to avoid being charged one night’s room + taxes. Rooms that are not cancelled in time on the day prior to arrival (“no shows”) will be billed to your personal/school credit card.