An Exciting Learning Opportunity for Middle and High School Implementers of VTSS!
VTSS in Secondary Schools – Making it Stick: Leveraging Untapped Resources

VTSS is excited to be able to offer a special professional learning event for our Middle and High School Implementers! Entitled, VTSS in Secondary Schools – Making it Stick: Leveraging Untapped Resources, this new Secondary School Symposium is comprised of two separate, one-day learning opportunities geared towards two different audiences. We are very fortunate to have distinguished speakers in the field with topics specific to supporting the unique needs of secondary schools.  Please read each description carefully to determine the best fit for the needs of your division and/or school. Each day has a separate agenda and registration link. Details about the events and the link to lodging and registration are provided below: 

March 24th, 2020: (Day 1) Pre-Symposium for State, Division and School Leaders and Coaches March 25th, 2020: (Day 2) Symposium for all VTSS Middle and High School Implementers

Intended Audience: Division and State Leaders and Coaches

George SugaiKeynote Speaker: George Sugai
Emeritus Professor, Neag School of Education

“VTSS: Using Alignment, Partnerships, and Implementation to Achieve Important Student Benefits”

Intended Audience: All High School Implementers

Patti HershfeldtSpeaker: Patti Hershfeldt
Co-Director, Center for Social Behavior Support, Old Dominion University

“Creating a Culture of Wellness in Your High School: Using the Tools You Already Have”

For schools to become effective learning environments for all students, implementation of evidence-based practices must be streamlined, aligned, integrated, and student outcome-focused. Tiered systems, like VTSS, provide the data-informed framework for enhancing how school leadership teams effectively, efficiently, and relevantly realize academic, behavioral, and social-emotional wellbeing. The goal of this presentation is to review the core features of effective tiered systems of support and move us to a common VTSS vision, language, and implementation experience. Topics will include MTSS, prevention continuum of supports, evidence-based practices, aligned and integrated teaming and data-based problem solving, and implementation effectiveness and efficiency.

In addition to this important keynote from Dr. Sugai, there will be opportunities for networking and action planning throughout the day. We hope you will join us for this exciting event.

High schools have always been tasked with supporting students with academic success. Our young people today face challenges above and beyond the rigor of their academic programs. As more is learned about the impact mental wellness plays in learning, behavior and social well-being, it becomes necessary for schools to include instruction of social/emotional/behavioral skills. We know that in schools where VTSS is implemented with fidelity, the learning environment is safer, more positive, and provides consistent messaging resulting in a more predictable experience for students and adults. VTSS serves as a framework for aligning the multiple initiatives that are taking place in our schools and can be ‘the conduit’ for promoting a culture of wellness. High school students will share their awareness of the need for creating a culture of wellness having been given the opportunity to explore their own school-level data.

In addition to this important keynote from Dr. Hershfeldt, teams will have opportunities to learn from other national leaders in the field around topics such as; student voice, coaching, advanced tiers, supporting student behavior and much more!

Reminder: Registering for this day’s event will NOT gain you access to the training on Day 2. You MUST register for each session separately.

Registration, reimbursement and lodging information for Day 1, March 24, 2020.

Reminder: Registering for this day’s event will NOT gain you access to the training on Day 1. You MUST register for each session separately.

Registration, reimbursement and lodging information for Day 2, March 25, 2020.