Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS), Research and Implementation Center (RIC)

Starting to Sustaining, Session C

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Starting to Sustaining, Session C

March 12, 9:30 am

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Who Should Attend?

All Strands: Division-level teams from Cohorts 1-6 who attended Session A in October and Session B in December.

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Session Information Thursday,
March 12
Check-in Start: 8:30 a.m.
Session Start: 9:30 a.m.
Session Ends: 4:00 p.m.
Meals Provided: Lunch

How to Register:

Attendees will choose and register for one strand only at the registration site. The deadline for registering is Wednesday, March 4, 2020, OR when the maximum number of registrations has been reached.

Please contact Jennifer Weatherly with any questions about registration at (804-828-1482) or .

As a professional courtesy, if you are unable to attend, please either cancel your registration through Eventbrite OR contact us as soon as possible at

Special Instructions – Please read!

If you have ADA or other non-dietary needs, we need at least 2 weeks’ advanced notice in order to provide them. Please contact Jennifer Weatherly at (804-828-1482) or to make such a request.

This training is for pK-12 educational professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We reserve the right to cancel registrations of individuals who do not meet this criteria.

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 .

Certificates of Attendance will be distributed at the conclusion of the training. We do not issue formal Continuing Educational Units (CEUs).

General Session

Information coming soon!

Materials and more information for the General Session

Strand 1: Data-Informed Decision Making

Division Leadership Teams will assess their progress with action items within the Division Implementation Plan; continue practicing a clear process for data-informed decision making; present a “problem of practice” from their context to a group of “critical friends”, soliciting feedback to strengthen the work in their division; and analyze the data-informed decision-making process for components of the VTSS Implementation Logic.

Learning Intentions

  • Self assess progress with action items within the implementation plan to provide division leadership team(s) and building-level teams with access to an integrated data dashboard (DCA #14 and 19) that includes fidelity AND student outcome data.
  • Practice a clear process for data-informed decision making with a focus on teaching and learning (DCA #15) using their own data.
  • Present a “problem of practice” to the group soliciting help from “critical friends” to strengthen the work of the division.
  • Analyze the data-informed decision-making process for components of the implementation logic.

Materials and more information for Strand 1

Strand 2: Academic Alignment

Participants will explore how members of the Division Level Team can support school leadership with data-informed decision making and monitor fidelity of implementation of evidence-based Tier 1 practices.

Learning Intentions

  • Develop a plan to monitor fidelity of implementation of evidence-based practices. (Matrix 3D)
  • Understand the elements of progress monitoring at Tier 1 and ensure a plan for utilizing these data exists. (Matrix 5D)
  • Examine how the division team guides schools to define access to Tier 2 supports. (Matrix 1E)
  • Examine the division plan for supporting the implementation of Tier 1 data meeting structures at the school and division level to improve student outcomes. (Matrix 2C)
  • Connect to the Academic Tiered Fidelity Inventory.

Materials and more information for Strand 2

Strand 3: Advanced Tiers

In previous sessions, emphasis has been placed on the data and practices necessary for successful implementation of advanced tiers. This third, and final session, will focus on creating the system to support and align this work. Division teams will use fidelity measures and outcome data to inform decision making and problem-solving. The teams will then use data to plan and align professional learning opportunities and coaching to build support for effective implementation of advanced tiers.

Learning Intentions

  • Apply outcome evaluation data to problem-solving (Matrix 6.A)
  • Implement fidelity measures for data-informed decision making (Matrix 6.B)
  • Develop professional learning and coaching supports for effective advanced tiers implementation (Matrix 1.G; 1.H)

Materials and more information for Strand 3

Strand 4: Equity

In this session, division leaders will focus on increasing student outcomes through equitable practices. Participants will finish the day with a complete plan to accomplish three things: 1) implement an equity audit, 2) determine division-level supports for inequities in schools, and 3) communicate the importance of educational equity to division stakeholders.

Learning Intentions

  • Create a plan for completing an Equity Audit that includes:
    • Choosing an equity audit that aligns with division's vision of educational equity.
    • Determining possible data sources to provide evidence of implementation of equitable practices and systems within school division.
    • Identifying when and how the audit will be conducted and how that process will be communicated to appropriate stakeholders/participants.
  • Analyze current policies and practices through an equity lens by utilizing the PBIS Cultural Responsiveness Field Guide.
  • Determine division support to assist schools in addressing found inequities.
  • Develop a communication plan to emphasize the importance of educational equity to all stakeholders.

Materials and more information for Strand 4

Lodging and Event Details:

Location: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel - Charlottesville
Reservations link: Click here to book a room
Reservations by phone: 1-800-222-TREE;
please use the code "VTSS-Starting to Sustaining"
Deadline to make reservations: February 10, 2020
Reservations cancellation deadline: Refer to your reservation confirmation email.
Date(s) of room block: March 11, 2020
State Per Diem rate: $96 (plus tax)
Parking: Free
Check-in/Check-out: 4 pm/11 am

All attendees are responsible for all travel expenses, including lodging and mileage.

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 canceled in time on the day prior to arrival ("no shows") will be billed to your personal/school credit card.

Checking in: Important Information

A credit card and I.D. are required at check-in. A deposit hold will be placed on the credit card in an amount to cover the anticipated room, tax and incidental charges.

SPECIAL NOTICE: At the time of check-in, the use of a debit card will initiate an immediate deduction from the account associated with the card. The charges that will be immediately deducted from the account will be the amount of the full stay, plus a possible additional fee per night for any incidentals. Upon check-out, any unused funds will be credited back to the applicable account. Based upon the bank, it may take three to five days, or even longer, to process this transaction to the account.


March 12
9:30 am
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville
990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
(434) 973-2121


(804) 828-1482