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Welcome to the first annual June Institute for Schools at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Iowa!  

We hope you find what you need across this 3-day event focused on supports in the areas of literacy, mathematics, social-emotional-behavioral well-being and mental health, subgroups, and culture/climate! This site is for all attendees to have access to presenters and session materials.  This is not where you register.    

Please note that registration must be completed within the AEA Registration System, and that special sessions are pre-registration only. Registration links for the Conference and Special Sessions are located HERE.

*General Sessions, as well as session descriptions may change; additional general sessions may be added.  Session materials will be posted prior to the conference.  

Pre-Conference PDF Agenda
General Conference PDF Agenda

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Wednesday, June 12
 

9:00am

Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Wise

Ryan Wise

Director, Iowa Department of Education
Dr. Ryan Wise was appointed Director of the Iowa Department of Education by Governor Terry Branstad in July 2015 and was reappointed by Governor Kim Reynolds in January 2019. In September 2017 he was named Policy Leader of the Year by the National Association of State Boards of Educations... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Hy Vee Hall B
  • Conference Type Pre-Conference

9:15am

Iowa's Intervention System in MTSS

Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
Hy Vee Hall B
  • Conference Type Pre-Conference
  • Session Type Plenary

10:00am

Research Foundations for Math Interventions Within Multi-Tiered System of Supports
https://www.dropbox.com/s/l6oxia3bwn0pwqv/Iowa_Revised.pptx?dl=0

A key component of Iowa’s approach to multi-tiered systems of support is evidence-based interventions at the universal, supplemental, and intensive tiers. There is a growing research base for implementing math interventions. This session will focus on providing a foundation in research-based and best practices for math intervention across all tiers within an MTSS, as well as practical examples and experiences that lead to successful implementation. Connections to Iowa-specific Intervention System resources and supports will also be made during this session.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda VanDerHeyden

Amanda VanDerHeyden

Founder, Spring Math, Education Research & Consulting, Inc.
Amanda VanDerHeyden, Ph.D., is President of Education Research & Consulting and Founder of Spring Math (www.springmath.com). She is a national leader in MTSS and her work has been featured on “Education News Parents Can Use” on PBS and The Learning Channel. She has served as a guest or standing panel member for NIH, IES at the U.S. Department of Education and on numerous boards including the RTI A... Read More →



Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Hy Vee Hall B
  • Conference Type Pre-Conference
  • Session Type Plenary
 
Thursday, June 13
 

8:30am

Making What Matters Happen: Leading with MTSS
Improving student outcomes starts with creating environments within which personnel feel safe to take risks.  A key lever to successful implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) is effective school wide leadership. The buy in for MTSS, both at the district and school levels, is often hindered by the belief that it is yet another initiative, rather than an evidenced based approach that uses a data-driven continuous improvement process to integrate academic, behavioral and social emotional instruction and intervention. MTSS is not another thing, it IS the thing!  Participants will walk away with a renewed feeling of why effective leadership and attitude matters in what you do on a daily basis, regardless of what comes your way.  Remember:  Work should be fun! 

Speakers
avatar for Judy Elliott, Ph.D.

Judy Elliott, Ph.D.

CEO/President, EduLead,LLC
Judy Elliott is the CEO of EduLead.  She is the former Chief Academic Officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Judy served as the Assistant Superintendent in the Long Beach Unified School District and as Chief, Teaching and Learning for the Portland, OR School District... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Hy Vee Hall B
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Plenary

10:15am

Leading MTSS Implementation for Administrators

This session is an extension of the opening plenary keynote session.
The focus will be on the importance and critical role of school leadership teams (a.k.a. instructional leadership teams, school improvement teams) and district leadership teams in the systemic implementation of MTSS. We will examine ways to build the capacity of teams and administration for MTSS sustainability. Participants will have opportunities to discuss these processes and identify ways to use some of them back in their districts and schools. There will ample time for Q & A that will allow your implementation questions and challenges to be addressed.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Elliott, Ph.D.

Judy Elliott, Ph.D.

CEO/President, EduLead,LLC
Judy Elliott is the CEO of EduLead.  She is the former Chief Academic Officer for the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Judy served as the Assistant Superintendent in the Long Beach Unified School District and as Chief, Teaching and Learning for the Portland, OR School District... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
Hy Vee Hall B
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Demonstration

10:15am

Oral Language as the Foundation of Early Literacy Learning
In a meta-analysis of early literacy studies, the National Early Literacy Panel found strong support for the importance of phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge, writing/name writing, as some of the strongest predictors of later reading and writing success.  As children learn to read and write, they rely on their use and understanding of oral language structures as a foundation.  Young children’s oral language skills, including vocabulary, should receive explicit efforts of support in the early care and education settings including in preschool.  This session will examine the English language structure and how intentional embedded learning opportunities of various early literacy components can be provided to strengthen young children’s skills in these areas.  

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Lin

Betsy Lin

ECSE Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
avatar for Kimberly Villotti

Kimberly Villotti

Administrative Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Kimberly is a member of the Early Childhood Team at the Iowa Department of Education.  She has worked in various settings in early childhood and early elementary grades as well as in leadership positions. They are well trained in early literacy content and have provided professional... Read More →
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Amy Stegeman

EC Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Amy is a member of the Early Childhood Team at the Iowa Department of Education.  She has worked in various settings in early childhood as well as in leadership positions. She is well trained in early literacy content and has provided professional learning on the topic to groups... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
101
  • Conference Type Demonstration
  • Session Type General Session

10:15am

Spring Math
This session will introduce participants to the Spring Math intervention system, including examples of lessons and data/decision making tools. The focus will be on how Spring Math can be used within a multi-tiered system of supports.

*This session will be repeated in the 1:00-2:30 and 2:45-4:15 time slots.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda VanDerHeyden

Amanda VanDerHeyden

Founder, Spring Math, Education Research & Consulting, Inc.
Amanda VanDerHeyden, Ph.D., is President of Education Research & Consulting and Founder of Spring Math (www.springmath.com). She is a national leader in MTSS and her work has been featured on “Education News Parents Can Use” on PBS and The Learning Channel. She has served as a guest or standing panel member for NIH, IES at the U.S. Department of Education and on numerous boards including the RTI A... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
105-106
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Skill Building

10:15am

Effectively Implementing PBIS in Secondary Schools: Context Matters
In this session, participants will:
  • Understand the importance of considering contextual influences that impact implementation in secondary schools
  • Identify barriers within your building/district and examine potential contextual considerations that may be contributing factors. Guiding questions will be provided to steer this reflective process.
  • Engage in collective problem solving and solution development to address common challenges faced in high school implementation.
Take away/activity: Guiding questions to be used with staff/district personnel that consider contextual influences potentially impacting implementation fidelity.

Speakers
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Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D.

Co-Director, Center for Social Behavior Support, Old Dominion University
Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D,  is the Co-Director of the Center for Social Behavior Support at Old Dominion University. Dr. Hershfeldt as an Implementer Partner with the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). In her role with the... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
313-315
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Demonstration

10:15am

Intervention System in MTSS
If interested,  ----> slide deck

This session will provide participants with a basic understanding of the Intervention System guide available to schools and teams on the ESSA Support Site. The guide was designed to support local system in the work around the development, delivery, monitoring, and refinement of local academic intervention work to increase outcomes for all learners. The guide addresses system beliefs and practices that enable an efficient and effective intervention system as well as those steps that address the needs of groups of students and specific learners. This 90-minute session will not be the entire training that schools may engage in through their local AEAs during the academic year, yet will provide teams with an understanding of the development and rationale to the Intervention System guide as well as the logic and flow of the intervention steps for local use.


Speakers
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Greg Feldmann

EPC, IDE
Greg Feldmann, is a Program Consultant with the Iowa Department of Education. Greg supports statewide C4K MTSS work primarily in the areas of assessment and data-based decision making.
avatar for Tabitha DeMey

Tabitha DeMey

School Improvement/Literacy Consultant, Prairie Lakes AEA
Tabitha DeMey is a School Improvement Coordinator/Literacy Coach from Prairie Lakes AEA  and supports buildings in analyzing their system while building actions toward improvement.



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
102-103
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Presentation

10:15am

Using the Universal Tier Tools to Support Students with IEPs and English Learners
In a multi-tiered system of support, high-quality universal instruction provides all students equity in opportunity to learn what is defined in Iowa’s academic standards. That includes students receiving special education services and English Learners. This session will introduce participants to new information and resources in the Universal Tier Tools that are designed to help schools use a collaborative inquiry process to examine the effectiveness of their universal tier for these students.  

*This session is repeated on June 14

Speakers
avatar for Brad Niebling

Brad Niebling

Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Education
Brad Niebling - Brad is the Bureau Chief for Learner Strategies and Supports at the Iowa Department of Education. He also serves as a C4K Development Team Co-Lead. Brad holds a doctorate degree in educational psychology. This is Brad’s 20th year in education.
avatar for Tina Wahlert

Tina Wahlert

School Improvement Consultant, Green Hills AEA
Tina Wahlert is a School Improvement Consultant with Green Hills AEA. She also serves as the C4K Development Team Co-Lead. She holds masters degrees in Special Education and Educational Administration. This is Tina's 34th year in education.
avatar for Sue Chartier

Sue Chartier

School Improvement Consultant, Northwest AEA
Sue Chartier is a School Improvement, Gifted Education and Math consultant at Northwest AEA. She is part of the Statewide School Improvement Team, and NWAEA MTSS lead team. Sue has worked in both Special Education and Gifted Education in her 30 year career. She recently concluded... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
107-108
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:15am

Where in the MTSS is Special Education?
Did you know that special education students are general education students first and always?  Or that specially designed instruction (SDI) can be provided by multiple people?  This interactive session will explore the fundamental principles of specially designed instruction in an MTSS framework.  Participants will learn about Iowa’s Framework for Specially Designed Instruction and its application to literacy for preschool - sixth grade learners in special education.

*This session is repeated on June 14

Speakers
avatar for Barb Pline

Barb Pline

Special Education Consultant, Keystone AEA
Barb Pline has been a Special Education Consultant for Keystone AEA for 13 years. Prior to that, Barb taught special education at the K-5 level. She has experience with special education law, Literacy instruction, co-teaching assistive technology, and has both professional training... Read More →
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Amy Pope

Special Education Consultant, Keystone AEA
Amy has been a Special Education Consultant for Keystone AEA for 5 years. Prior to that, Amy taught Kindergarten and Special Education for grades K,1,5,6. She has experience with co-teaching, significant disabilities, paraprofessionals, and preschool. Amy is married with three ch... Read More →
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Barbara Guy

State Director of Special Education, IDOE
Barbara Guy is the Director of Special Education at the Iowa Department of Education and serves as the Principle Investigator for Iowa’s State Personnel Development Grant which funded the development of the SDI literacy work. In these roles she has worked with regional and local... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 11:45am
306-307
  • Conference Type General Session

10:15am

Engaging in the Radical Discourse Needed to Interrupt Implicit Bias PART 1 and PART 2

In the first session of this two-part, highly interactive workshop, participants will review key terminology, concepts and relationships related to implicit bias and racial microaggressions.  After reviewing SF-CESS’ framework for transformation, they will engage in exercises including review a text lifting student voices about their related experiences. In the second session, participants will be introduced to the concept of Discourse II and learn about and practice tools to engage in such radical discourse in the form of probing questions as a method to interrupt inequities and engage with others about difficult, equity related topics. These topics can be addressed within a MTSS system. Participants should register for both Part 1 and 2 of this session.
Part 1 of 2: Implicit Bias, Microaggressions and a Framework for Transformation
Part 2 of 2: Discourse II and Discourse II Probing Questions

Speakers
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Gregory Peters, Ed.D.

Dr. Peters is a school reform leader with a longstanding history working within both local and national efforts. Peters served as Principal of San Francisco’s Leadership High School – a National Demonstration and Mentor School.  At LHS, Peters and his teachers were highly commended for... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 2:30pm
320
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:15am

Diagnosing Early Literacy Needs - DAY 1

This five-part workshop focuses on diagnosing early literacy needs as part of the MTSS system and is geared toward building/district leadership teams and teachers supporting effective instruction for persistently struggling K-6 readers.  Participants will learn key processes for teams to use to diagnose system needs to support effective instruction and tools to diagnose specific curricular needs of persistently struggling readers.  This workshop aligns to Iowa's MTSS work developed through C4K and uses the C4K Intervention System Guide as a key resource.  

Part 1 of 5: Orientation 
Part 2 of 5: Diagnose System & Learner Needs
Part 3 of 5: Intervention System Overview & Documenting Instructional Materials
Part 4 of 5: Diagnose for Instructional Design
Part 5 of 5: Coaching, Teacher Feedback & Next Steps

*Participants are required to attend the entire strand over day 1 and 2.

Speakers
avatar for Ronda Hilbert

Ronda Hilbert

Special Education Literacy Coach, Grant Wood AEA
Ronda Hilbert is a Special Education Literacy Consultant with Grant Wood Area Education Agency.  Ronda is also on the design team for the K-6 literacy focus area of the SDI special education personnel development grant and has been working with K-6 usability sites over the past four... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Bertsch

Kathy Bertsch

Consultant, IDOE
Kathy Bertsch is a Program Consultant with the Iowa Department of Education. She leads the K-6 literacy focus area of the SDI special education personnel development grant.  The SDI work is starting its 5th year of implementing with 40 districts across the state and expanding through... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Hockenberry

Lynn Hockenberry

Literacy Consultant, GHAEA
Lynn Hockenberry is an SDI Literacy Consultant with Green Hills AEA.  Lynn is also on the design team for the K-6 literacy focus area of the SDI special education personnel development grant and has been working with K-6 usability sites over the past four years.



Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 4:15pm
402
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:15am

LETRS Foundations - An Introduction to Language and Literacy: DAY 1

LETRS Foundations is a teacher's first step in gaining essential knowledge about effective teaching of reading. Foundations introduces educators to the concepts and practices supported by reading science. Crafted for the adult learner, this session addresses the differences between good and poor readers; aspects of language that are important for literacy; the components of effective instruction; principles of systematic, explicit instruction in each component; and instructional activities that can support the implementation of universal core instruction as well as interventions. LETRS Foundations is full of engaging activities, exercises for practice and review, and explicit connections to the classroom.

*Participants are required to attend the full Day 1 and Day 2 training.  

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beilke

Mary Beilke

Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Mary Beilke is a consultant with the Iowa Department of Education.  She supports Title 1 programs and school improvement.  Mary is a former elementary administrator and AEA consultant supporting literacy, MTSS and school improvement.  Mary has 13 years as an elementary teacher... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 4:15pm
318-319
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:15am

Youth Mental Health First Aid - Training Group 1 - DAY 1

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Youth Mental Health First Aid certification teaches participants to:
  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in youth and recognize the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate resources available to help a young person with a mental health challenge. 
  • Assess their own views and feelings about youth mental health problems and disorders.

Participants are required to attend the entire Training Group over day 1 and 2.  Registration is limited to 3 members of each building team in order to allow 20 schools to attend. At least one administrator from each building is encouraged, but not required, to attend. Materials will be provided at the training.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Trotter

Wendy Trotter

Education Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
avatar for Kay Augustine

Kay Augustine

Project Director, School Climate Transformation, Iowa Department of Education
Kay is the Project Director for the federal School Climate Transformation Grant at the Iowa Department of Education (DE). She is part of the DE Learning Supports team working at the state level with AEAs and local school districts to develop a strong foundation for a Multi-tiered... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 4:15pm
Boardroom 2
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:15am

Youth Mental Health First Aid - Training Group 2 - DAY 1

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Youth Mental Health First Aid certification teaches participants to:
  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in youth and recognize the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate resources available to help a young person with a mental health challenge. 
  • Assess their own views and feelings about youth mental health problems and disorders.

Participants are required to attend the entire Training Group over day 1 and 2.  Registration is limited to 3 members of each building team in order to allow 20 schools to attend. At least one administrator from each building is encouraged, but not required, to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Rurup

Cindy Rurup

School Social Worker/Special Education Team Rep, Central Rivers AEA
Cindy has been with Central Rivers AEA since 2006 as a School Social Worker/Team Rep serving special education students. Prior to the AEA, she was working as a Clinical Social Worker providing Child/Adolescent therapy at an area hospital. She is passionate about decreasing the stigma... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Hunt

Nancy Hunt

Education Consultant, Iowa Dept of Education
Nancy is an Education Program Consultant at the Iowa Department of Education.  Nancy is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor and serves as the State Project AWARE Youth Mental Health First Aid Coordinator. Nancy has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:15am - 4:15pm
Boardroom 3
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

1:00pm

Oral Language as the Foundation of Early Literacy Learning
In a meta-analysis of early literacy studies, the National Early Literacy Panel found strong support for the importance of phonological awareness, alphabetic knowledge, writing/name writing, as some of the strongest predictors of later reading and writing success.  As children learn to read and write, they rely on their use and understanding of oral language structures as a foundation.  Young children’s oral language skills, including vocabulary, should receive explicit efforts of support in the early care and education settings including in preschool.  This session will examine the English language structure and how intentional embedded learning opportunities of various early literacy components can be provided to strengthen young children’s skills in these areas.  

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Lin

Betsy Lin

ECSE Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
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Amy Stegeman

EC Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Amy is a member of the Early Childhood Team at the Iowa Department of Education.  She has worked in various settings in early childhood as well as in leadership positions. She is well trained in early literacy content and has provided professional learning on the topic to groups... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Villotti

Kimberly Villotti

Administrative Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Kimberly is a member of the Early Childhood Team at the Iowa Department of Education.  She has worked in various settings in early childhood and early elementary grades as well as in leadership positions. They are well trained in early literacy content and have provided professional... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
101
  • Conference Type Demonstration
  • Session Type General Session

1:00pm

Supporting Comprehension of Complex Texts in Secondary ELA Classes
Key elements of understanding complex texts involve evaluating evidence for claims and considering multiple perspectives. This session will present a method of using Anticipation-Reaction Guides to support students in developing these skills. Participants will experience an application of the approach and learn how to implement the strategy in an explicit instruction framework.

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Reed

Deborah Reed

Director, IRRC, University of Iowa
Dr. Reed spent the first 10 years of her career as an English language arts and reading teacher as well as a reading specialist, working primarily with students exhibiting serious reading difficulties in California and Texas. Since 2003, she has been a researcher and technical assistance... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
102-103
  • Conference Type Demonstration
  • Session Type General Session

1:00pm

Spring Math
This session will introduce participants to the Spring Math intervention system, including examples of lessons and data/decision making tools. The focus will be on how Spring Math can be used within a multi-tiered system of supports.

*This session is repeated at 2:45-4:15

Speakers
avatar for Amanda VanDerHeyden

Amanda VanDerHeyden

Founder, Spring Math, Education Research & Consulting, Inc.
Amanda VanDerHeyden, Ph.D., is President of Education Research & Consulting and Founder of Spring Math (www.springmath.com). She is a national leader in MTSS and her work has been featured on “Education News Parents Can Use” on PBS and The Learning Channel. She has served as a guest or standing panel member for NIH, IES at the U.S. Department of Education and on numerous boards including the RTI A... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
105-106
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Skill Building

1:00pm

What You Always Wanted to Know About PBIS ~ But Were Afraid to Ask!
Panel discussion with outstanding educators who have done the work of PBIS successfully within secondary schools. The panelists will outline the good, the bad, and the ugly of implementing PBIS with fidelity in middle and high school settings. Answering the questions of how to obtain staff buy-in, avoiding the pitfalls of the “ticket” reward system, and making PBIS meaningful and purposeful to students are just a few of the topics that will be covered. We all know that data doesn’t lie, so come, see, hear and learn from administrators and teachers how the data supporting the work of PBIS is too powerful to dismiss.  

*This session is repeated at 2:45-4:15

Speakers
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Scott Kibby

Principal, Liberty High School, Iowa City CSD
Scott Kibby is the principal of Liberty High School in Iowa City. Liberty is a new school to the district and Mr. Kibby will outline how one day he looked at the data and realized that the students did not feel a sense of belonging. PBIS changed all of that.  
avatar for Henry Shepard

Henry Shepard

Assistant Principal/PBIS Internal Coach, Expo/Alternative High School
Henry Shepherd is the Assistant Principal and PBIS Internal Coach for Expo Alternative High School in Waterloo. Mr. Shepherd brings several years of dynamic PBIS experience to the table with diverse populations.  
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Jackie Fober

PBIS Consultant, Central Rivers AEA
Jackie Fober, Central Rivers AEA, was one of the first trained in PBIS for the state and has trained hundreds of educators over the years. Ms. Fober’s knowledge of PBIS data, systems and practices will be invaluable.  
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Teresa Goehring

PK-12 Success Coach and PBIS Coach, Okoboji CSD
Teresa Goehring is the Success Coach and a PBIS PreK-12 Coach for Okoboji Community Schools, and works with special education/behavior and At Risk students. Ms. Goehring implements reinforcement using the concept of Quality Time for positive reinforcement.  
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Justin Blietz

Associate Principal, Cedar Rapids CSD
Justin Blietz is an associate principal with a passion for empowering educators and building capacity around trauma sensitive practices. Justin has worked extensively with schools, districts and organizations throughout the country to transform culture and climate through trauma informed... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
306-307
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Panel

1:00pm

English Learners in Iowa: Effective Services and Programming
Practical responses for serving English Learners in your school and district. This session includes “From Entrance to Exit” topics, supports for EL students in the universal tier of instruction, and integrating EL services in an MTSS.

*This session is repeated at 2:45-4:15

Speakers
avatar for Pam McDonnell

Pam McDonnell

Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Pam McDonnell is the English Language Acquisition and Immigrant Education consultant in the Bureau of School Improvement for the Iowa Department of Education.  Pam has been working in the field of education for more than 30 years, 25 of those years, she has worked with English learners... Read More →
avatar for Jen Adams

Jen Adams

Education Program Consultant, IDOE
Jen Adams is an Education Program Consultant in the Bureau of School Improvement for the Iowa Department of Education. She is a school psychologist and MTSS enthusiast, keenly interested in student outcomes and teacher supports. In her work with early warning systems, she often hears... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
107-108
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

1:00pm

Conditions for Learning: Emotional Safety, PART 1 and PART 2

School teams will be supported to review and use the results of their Conditions for Learning survey results in the area of Emotional Safety.  Data toolkits will be provided to all participants; expert facilitators will use the toolkits with participants to determine areas of need and focus for work at the school or district level within culture/climate that would directly impact the area of SEBMH. There will be support to identify evidence-based practices and interventions schools may use to address the area of Emotional Safety.  Participants will need to have access to the Iowa School Performance Profile report results from 2018, EdInsight for more detailed reports, and will need to attend Part 1 and Part 2 sessions (back-to-back sessions) on either day one or day two of the conference.  

Please note that this session is a PILOT, and participants will be expected to provide feedback on the process and outcomes of the data toolkit.

*This session (Part 1 and 2) is repeated on June 14

Speakers
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Cyndy Erickson, M.P.A.

Independent Consultant, CE Consulting
Cyndy Erickson is currently an Independent Consultant, working across projects focused on culture/climate issues across educational environments. Cyndy Erickson joined the Department of Education in 2007 as the Consultant for Learning Supports.  and Safe and Drug Free Schools from... Read More →
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Robin Galloway, Ph.D.

Robin Galloway, Ph.D., has worked for 35 years as a K-12 teacher, counselor,  AEA School Improvement Consultant and has served as an external evaluator.  She is also an independent contractor who supports multiple organizations in  identifying needs, developing project outcomes... Read More →
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Margaret Jensen Connet

Consultant, Connet Consulting
Margaret Jensen Connet has worked in the human service field for over 44 years and her work in the nonprofit and public sectors includes substance abuse and violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention/services to teen parents, services to homeless youth, organizational development... Read More →
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Anne Morgan

RPP 15 and 16 Coordinator
Anne Morgan has worked in the education field in several capacities.   She taught middle school students keyboarding and computers, served as principal and curriculum director at Davis County Community Schools in Bloomfield, Iowa, and ‘retired’ as superintendent at Davis County... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 4:15pm
304-305
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

1:00pm

PRESS - Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites, PART 1 and PART 2

This session will introduce participants to the PRESS literacy intervention materials (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary), data analysis tools and diagnostic screening tools.

Folder for Participants: 

*This two-part session is repeated on June 14.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Danker

Andrea Danker

School Improvement Consultant, Green Hills AEA
Andrea Danker is a School improvement consultant from Green Hills AEA.
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Alicia Helle

Assistant Coordinator, Keystone AEA 1
Alicia Helle is a Regional Administrator from Keystone AEA.
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Jessica Ferguson

School Improvement Consultant, Green Hills AEA
Jessica Ferguson is a school improvement consultant from Green Hills AEA



Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 4:15pm
312-313
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

1:00pm

Implementing PBIS in High Schools - DAY 1

This four-part workshop focuses on implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in High Schools and is geared toward district and building leadership teams that are establishing a multi-tiered system to create a positive learning environment and promote student social, emotional and behavioral health. Recommended team members include district and building administrators or administrative designees, and team members who are representative of their school buildings. Participants will learn core features of PBIS and how the context of high schools impacts the development and implementation of systems and practices.  Content will appeal to both new and existing teams implementing PBIS in high schools.  Participants are requested to bring the following data to be used for action planning during sessions, if available:  School-wide (SW) Behavior Matrix, SW Discipline Data report, TFI, SAS, S-SAMI and D-SAMI results.  

June 13th will include Parts 1 and 2 of the 4 part series.
Part 1: Using Data to Tackle Common Concerns in High School
  • Review the rationale for using data to ‘first’ identify and define problems and then to develop solutions that consider local context.
  • Practice using data (bring your school-wide discipline data if available) to develop precision statements that clearly define common behavior concerns
  • Begin the development of a comprehensive solution plan that targets behaviors specific to your school
Take away/activity: Precision statement and preliminary solution plan to address identified problem behavior in your school (district).

Part 2: Power of The Matrix: Bringing it All Together 
  • Understand the features of a well-designed behavior matrix
  • Identify initiatives and interventions currently implemented in your school and identify key components of each
  • Explore ways to reorganize/develop your behavior matrix to serve as a tool for aligning multiple initiatives. 
Take away/activity: Brief Resource Map, Sample Matrix template that includes examples of rules, behaviors that represent various initiatives, Tier 1 Crosswalk document


Speakers
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Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D.

Co-Director, Center for Social Behavior Support, Old Dominion University
Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D,  is the Co-Director of the Center for Social Behavior Support at Old Dominion University. Dr. Hershfeldt as an Implementer Partner with the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). In her role with the... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 4:15pm
314-315
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

2:45pm

Re-Spark the Soul & Rebuild the Energy: Creating Inclusive and Engaging Classrooms
This session will model culturally responsive specific strategies for implementation in the classroom. Participants will be able to replicate strategies in their own classrooms and schools.  Participants will: 
  • Identify and practice strategies to improve Conditions for Learning through improved adult student relationships;  
  • Learn the value of vulnerability and community building in order to establish authentic, inclusive safe and brave spaces where all students feel validated and empowered to use their voices ;
  •   Understand how to create conditions for improved student to student relationships, including safe environments for self-reflection, new learning, and actionable steps; and
  • Learn practices that empower and engage students in critical thinking, decision-making and deep learning 

Speakers
EL

Emily Lang

Teacher, DMPS Central Campus
Emily Lang is a teacher and Urban Arts Coordinator in Des Moines Public Schools, and co-founder of Movement 515, RunDSM, and the Urban Leadership Academy. Ms. Lang earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with endorsements in English, Rhetoric, & Theatre; a Bachelor of... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
320
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Demonstration

2:45pm

School-to-Prison Pipeline
Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mayes

Thomas Mayes

Attorney, Iowa Department of Education
Thomas A. Mayes is the attorney for the Iowa Department of Education's Division of Learning and Results, where he advises the department on special education law and policy and provides information on special education law to Iowa's parents and educators. Before joining the Department... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
102-103
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Presentation

2:45pm

Spring Math
This session will introduce participants to the Spring Math intervention system, including examples of lessons and data/decision making tools. The focus will be on how Spring Math can be used within a multi-tiered system of supports.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda VanDerHeyden

Amanda VanDerHeyden

Founder, Spring Math, Education Research & Consulting, Inc.
Amanda VanDerHeyden, Ph.D., is President of Education Research & Consulting and Founder of Spring Math (www.springmath.com). She is a national leader in MTSS and her work has been featured on “Education News Parents Can Use” on PBS and The Learning Channel. She has served as a guest or standing panel member for NIH, IES at the U.S. Department of Education and on numerous boards including the RTI A... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
105-106
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Skill Building

2:45pm

What You Always Wanted to Know About PBIS ~ But Were Afraid to Ask!
Panel discussion with outstanding educators who have done the work of PBIS successfully within secondary schools. The panelists will outline the good, the bad, and the ugly of implementing PBIS with fidelity in middle and high school settings. Answering the questions of how to obtain staff buy-in, avoiding the pitfalls of the “ticket” reward system, and making PBIS meaningful and purposeful to students are just a few of the topics that will be covered. We all know that data doesn’t lie, so come, see, hear and learn from administrators and teachers how the data supporting the work of PBIS is too powerful to dismiss.  


Speakers
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Scott Kibby

Principal, Liberty High School, Iowa City CSD
Scott Kibby is the principal of Liberty High School in Iowa City. Liberty is a new school to the district and Mr. Kibby will outline how one day he looked at the data and realized that the students did not feel a sense of belonging. PBIS changed all of that.  
avatar for Henry Shepard

Henry Shepard

Assistant Principal/PBIS Internal Coach, Expo/Alternative High School
Henry Shepherd is the Assistant Principal and PBIS Internal Coach for Expo Alternative High School in Waterloo. Mr. Shepherd brings several years of dynamic PBIS experience to the table with diverse populations.  
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Jackie Fober

PBIS Consultant, Central Rivers AEA
Jackie Fober, Central Rivers AEA, was one of the first trained in PBIS for the state and has trained hundreds of educators over the years. Ms. Fober’s knowledge of PBIS data, systems and practices will be invaluable.  
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Teresa Goehring

PK-12 Success Coach and PBIS Coach, Okoboji CSD
Teresa Goehring is the Success Coach and a PBIS PreK-12 Coach for Okoboji Community Schools, and works with special education/behavior and At Risk students. Ms. Goehring implements reinforcement using the concept of Quality Time for positive reinforcement.  
JB

Justin Blietz

Associate Principal, Cedar Rapids CSD
Justin Blietz is an associate principal with a passion for empowering educators and building capacity around trauma sensitive practices. Justin has worked extensively with schools, districts and organizations throughout the country to transform culture and climate through trauma informed... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
306-307
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Panel

2:45pm

English Learners in Iowa: Effective Services and Programming
Practical responses for serving English Learners in your school and district. This session includes “From Entrance to Exit” topics, supports for EL students in the universal tier of instruction, and integrating EL services in an MTSS.

Speakers
avatar for Pam McDonnell

Pam McDonnell

Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Pam McDonnell is the English Language Acquisition and Immigrant Education consultant in the Bureau of School Improvement for the Iowa Department of Education.  Pam has been working in the field of education for more than 30 years, 25 of those years, she has worked with English learners... Read More →
avatar for Jen Adams

Jen Adams

Education Program Consultant, IDOE
Jen Adams is an Education Program Consultant in the Bureau of School Improvement for the Iowa Department of Education. She is a school psychologist and MTSS enthusiast, keenly interested in student outcomes and teacher supports. In her work with early warning systems, she often hears... Read More →



Thursday June 13, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
107-108
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Demonstration
 
Friday, June 14
 

8:30am

ESSA: 2019-2020

Friday June 14, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am
Hy Vee Hall B
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Presentation

9:00am

Hope and Equity
Speakers
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Gregory Peters, Ed.D.

Dr. Peters is a school reform leader with a longstanding history working within both local and national efforts. Peters served as Principal of San Francisco’s Leadership High School – a National Demonstration and Mentor School.  At LHS, Peters and his teachers were highly commended for... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Hy Vee Hall B
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Plenary

10:45am

Positive Discipline and Restorative Practices
This session will serve as an introduction to restorative practices.  Participants will learn how restorative systems differ from punitive practices and how they align with a PBIS framework.  We will focus on the “why” behind restorative practices and also provide a continuum of practices that attendees can implement immediately. Some of these practices include affective statements and questions as well as various circle structures.

*This session is repeated in the afternoon

Speakers
JB

Justin Blietz

Associate Principal, Cedar Rapids CSD
Justin Blietz is an associate principal with a passion for empowering educators and building capacity around trauma sensitive practices. Justin has worked extensively with schools, districts and organizations throughout the country to transform culture and climate through trauma informed... Read More →



Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
308-309
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Demonstration

10:45am

One High School’s Journey to Tier 1 PBIS Development and Implementation
In this presentation, Liberty High School of the Iowa City Community School District will begin by discussing high school dropout data and how PBIS offers a framework for decreasing dropout rates, office referrals and suspensions.  The team from Liberty High will then describe barriers to high school implementation. The team will demonstrate the “WHY” to the work of PBIS. Liberty High School describes PBIS as, “Not another thing on their plate,” but indeed, “It is the plate.”  Finally, they will describe the professional development process and implementation in high school settings. This includes discussing specific strategies related to systems, data, and practices that resulted in significant improvements in students’ academic and behavioral outcomes.  

*This panel will be repeated in the afternoon

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Allison Bruhn

Dr. Allison Bruhn

Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Dr. Allison Bruhn is a Professor of Special Education for the University of Iowa and has trained Liberty and schools across the south and Midwest in PBIS, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Positive Behavior Support (APBS).  
LD

Lora Daily

Director of Learning Supports, Iowa City CSD
Lora Daily is the Director of Learning Supports for the Iowa City Community School District and is key to implementing the positive impact of PBIS across the district.  
JC

Justin Colbert

Assistant Principal, Liberty High School
Justin Colbert is the Assistant Principal for Liberty High School and leads the work of PBIS including, but not limited to: writing Liberty’s Staff Handbook with a PBIS focus.  
avatar for Daniel Lekin

Daniel Lekin

English Language Learners, Liberty High School
Daniel Lekin is an EL instructor and PBIS Internal Coach at Liberty High School.
avatar for Beth Long

Beth Long

Consumer Science, Liberty High School
Beth Long, is an FCS Instructor and Internal PBIS Coach at Liberty High School.



Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
306-307
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Demonstration

10:45am

Using the Universal Tier Tools to Support Students with IEPs and English Learners
In a multi-tiered system of support, high-quality universal instruction provides all students equity in opportunity to learn what is defined in Iowa’s academic standards. That includes students receiving special education services and English Learners. This session will introduce participants to new information and resources in the Universal Tier Tools that are designed to help schools use a collaborative inquiry process to examine the effectiveness of their universal tier for these students.  


Speakers
avatar for Brad Niebling

Brad Niebling

Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Education
Brad Niebling - Brad is the Bureau Chief for Learner Strategies and Supports at the Iowa Department of Education. He also serves as a C4K Development Team Co-Lead. Brad holds a doctorate degree in educational psychology. This is Brad’s 20th year in education.
avatar for Tina Wahlert

Tina Wahlert

School Improvement Consultant, Green Hills AEA
Tina Wahlert is a School Improvement Consultant with Green Hills AEA. She also serves as the C4K Development Team Co-Lead. She holds masters degrees in Special Education and Educational Administration. This is Tina's 34th year in education.
avatar for Sue Chartier

Sue Chartier

School Improvement Consultant, Northwest AEA
Sue Chartier is a School Improvement, Gifted Education and Math consultant at Northwest AEA. She is part of the Statewide School Improvement Team, and NWAEA MTSS lead team. Sue has worked in both Special Education and Gifted Education in her 30 year career. She recently concluded... Read More →



Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
310
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:45am

Where in the MTSS is Special Education?
Did you know that special education students are general education students first and always?  Or that specially designed instruction (SDI) can be provided by multiple people?  This interactive session will explore the fundamental principles of specially designed instruction in an MTSS framework.  Participants will learn about Iowa’s Framework for Specially Designed Instruction and its application to literacy for preschool - sixth grade learners in special education.

Speakers
avatar for Barb Pline

Barb Pline

Special Education Consultant, Keystone AEA
Barb Pline has been a Special Education Consultant for Keystone AEA for 13 years. Prior to that, Barb taught special education at the K-5 level. She has experience with special education law, Literacy instruction, co-teaching assistive technology, and has both professional training... Read More →
AP

Amy Pope

Special Education Consultant, Keystone AEA
Amy has been a Special Education Consultant for Keystone AEA for 5 years. Prior to that, Amy taught Kindergarten and Special Education for grades K,1,5,6. She has experience with co-teaching, significant disabilities, paraprofessionals, and preschool. Amy is married with three ch... Read More →
BG

Barbara Guy

State Director of Special Education, IDOE
Barbara Guy is the Director of Special Education at the Iowa Department of Education and serves as the Principle Investigator for Iowa’s State Personnel Development Grant which funded the development of the SDI literacy work. In these roles she has worked with regional and local... Read More →



Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm
320
  • Conference Type General Session

10:45am

Conditions for Learning: Emotional Safety, PART 1 and PART 2

School teams will be supported to review and use the results of their Conditions for Learning survey results in the area of Emotional Safety.  Data toolkits will be provided to all participants; expert facilitators will use the toolkits with participants to determine areas of need and focus for work at the school or district level within culture/climate that would directly impact the area of SEBMH. There will be support to identify evidence-based practices and interventions schools may use to address the area of Emotional Safety.  Participants will need to have access to the Iowa School Performance Profile report results from 2018, EdInsight for more detailed reports, and will need to attend Part 1 and Part 2 sessions (back-to-back sessions).

Please note that this session is a PILOT, and participants will be expected to provide feedback on the process and outcomes of the data toolkit.

Speakers
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Cyndy Erickson, M.P.A.

Independent Consultant, CE Consulting
Cyndy Erickson is currently an Independent Consultant, working across projects focused on culture/climate issues across educational environments. Cyndy Erickson joined the Department of Education in 2007 as the Consultant for Learning Supports.  and Safe and Drug Free Schools from... Read More →
RG

Robin Galloway, Ph.D.

Robin Galloway, Ph.D., has worked for 35 years as a K-12 teacher, counselor,  AEA School Improvement Consultant and has served as an external evaluator.  She is also an independent contractor who supports multiple organizations in  identifying needs, developing project outcomes... Read More →
MJ

Margaret Jensen Connet

Consultant, Connet Consulting
Margaret Jensen Connet has worked in the human service field for over 44 years and her work in the nonprofit and public sectors includes substance abuse and violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention/services to teen parents, services to homeless youth, organizational development... Read More →
AM

Anne Morgan

RPP 15 and 16 Coordinator
Anne Morgan has worked in the education field in several capacities.   She taught middle school students keyboarding and computers, served as principal and curriculum director at Davis County Community Schools in Bloomfield, Iowa, and ‘retired’ as superintendent at Davis County... Read More →



Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 2:45pm
Hy Vee Hall B
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:45am

Diagnosing Early Literacy Needs - DAY 2

This five-part workshop focuses on diagnosing early literacy needs as part of the MTSS system and is geared toward building/district leadership teams and teachers supporting effective instruction for persistently struggling K-6 readers.  Participants will learn key processes for teams to use to diagnose system needs to support effective instruction and tools to diagnose specific curricular needs of persistently struggling readers.  This workshop aligns to Iowa's MTSS work developed through C4K and uses the C4K Intervention System Guide as a key resource.  

Part 1 of 5: Orientation 
Part 2 of 5: Diagnose System & Learner Needs
Part 3 of 5: Intervention System Overview & Documenting Instructional Materials
Part 4 of 5: Diagnose for Instructional Design
Part 5 of 5: Coaching, Teacher Feedback & Next Steps

*Participants are required to attend the entire strand over day 1 and 2. 

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Bertsch

Kathy Bertsch

Consultant, IDOE
Kathy Bertsch is a Program Consultant with the Iowa Department of Education. She leads the K-6 literacy focus area of the SDI special education personnel development grant.  The SDI work is starting its 5th year of implementing with 40 districts across the state and expanding through... Read More →
avatar for Ronda Hilbert

Ronda Hilbert

Special Education Literacy Coach, Grant Wood AEA
Ronda Hilbert is a Special Education Literacy Consultant with Grant Wood Area Education Agency.  Ronda is also on the design team for the K-6 literacy focus area of the SDI special education personnel development grant and has been working with K-6 usability sites over the past four... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Hockenberry

Lynn Hockenberry

Literacy Consultant, GHAEA
Lynn Hockenberry is an SDI Literacy Consultant with Green Hills AEA.  Lynn is also on the design team for the K-6 literacy focus area of the SDI special education personnel development grant and has been working with K-6 usability sites over the past four years.



Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 2:45pm
402
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:45am

LETRS Foundations - An Introduction to Language and Literacy: DAY 2

LETRS Foundations is a teacher's first step in gaining essential knowledge about effective teaching of reading. Foundations introduces educators to the concepts and practices supported by reading science. Crafted for the adult learner, this session addresses the differences between good and poor readers; aspects of language that are important for literacy; the components of effective instruction; principles of systematic, explicit instruction in each component; and instructional activities that can support the implementation of universal core instruction as well as interventions. LETRS Foundations is full of engaging activities, exercises for practice and review, and explicit connections to the classroom.

*Participants are required to attend the full Day 1 and Day 2 training.  

Speakers
avatar for Mary Beilke

Mary Beilke

Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
Mary Beilke is a consultant with the Iowa Department of Education.  She supports Title 1 programs and school improvement.  Mary is a former elementary administrator and AEA consultant supporting literacy, MTSS and school improvement.  Mary has 13 years as an elementary teacher... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 2:45pm
318-319
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:45am

PRESS- Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites, PART 1 and PART 2

This session will introduce participants to the PRESS literacy intervention materials (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary), data analysis tools and diagnostic screening tools.
Participant Folder

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Danker

Andrea Danker

School Improvement Consultant, Green Hills AEA
Andrea Danker is a School improvement consultant from Green Hills AEA.
AH

Alicia Helle

Assistant Coordinator, Keystone AEA 1
Alicia Helle is a Regional Administrator from Keystone AEA.
JF

Jessica Ferguson

School Improvement Consultant, Green Hills AEA
Jessica Ferguson is a school improvement consultant from Green Hills AEA



Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 2:45pm
312-313
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:45am

Implementing PBIS in High Schools - DAY 2

This four-part workshop focuses on implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in High Schools and is geared toward district and building leadership teams that are establishing a multi-tiered system to create a positive learning environment and promote student social, emotional and behavioral health. Recommended team members include district and building administrators or administrative designee, and team members who are representative of their school buildings. Participants will learn core features of PBIS and how the context of high schools impacts the development and implementation of systems and practices.  Content will appeal to both new and existing teams implementing PBIS in high schools. Participants are requested to bring the following data to be used for action planning during sessions, if available:  School-wide (SW) Behavior Matrix, SW Discipline Data report, TFI, SAS, S-SAMI and D-SAMI results.  

June 14th will include Parts 3 and 4 of the 4 part series.
PART 3: Engaging Stakeholders to Increase Buy-In
  • Recognize the importance of securing commitment from faculty, families, community and students
  • Discuss strategies for ensuring stakeholder engagement
  • Explore student engagement in terms of a continuum of participation and reflect on how your school is incorporating the voices of ALL students
  • Collaboratively generate ideas for increasing the degrees of participation for stakeholders
Take away/activity: Group generated menu showing ways schools/districts have integrated authentic youth voice.  Reflection time for elevating student, family, community engagement

PART 4: You’re Not Alone: Accessing Supports and Helpful Resources
  • Explore different methods of ongoing professional development through networking, Communities of Practice.
  • Engage in collaborative brainstorming around the development of district/regional networks to support high schools with implementation
  • Learn about existing high school specific resources
  • Compile team’s ideas generated during 2 day training and create an action plan with tasks identified and timeline for completion. (or add to team’s existing action plan)
Take away/activity: Collaboration within regions specific to ongoing supports


Speakers
PH

Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D.

Co-Director, Center for Social Behavior Support, Old Dominion University
Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D,  is the Co-Director of the Center for Social Behavior Support at Old Dominion University. Dr. Hershfeldt as an Implementer Partner with the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). In her role with the... Read More →



Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 2:45pm
314-315
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:45am

Youth Mental Health First Aid - Training Group 1 - DAY 2

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Youth Mental Health First Aid certification teaches participants to:
  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in youth and recognize the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate resources available to help a young person with a mental health challenge. 
  • Assess their own views and feelings about youth mental health problems and disorders.

Participants are required to attend the entire Training Group over day 1 and 2.  Registration is limited to 3 members of each building team in order to allow 20 schools to attend. At least one administrator from each building is encouraged, but not required, to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Trotter

Wendy Trotter

Education Consultant, Iowa Department of Education
avatar for Kay Augustine

Kay Augustine

Project Director, School Climate Transformation, Iowa Department of Education
Kay is the Project Director for the federal School Climate Transformation Grant at the Iowa Department of Education (DE). She is part of the DE Learning Supports team working at the state level with AEAs and local school districts to develop a strong foundation for a Multi-tiered... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 2:45pm
Boardroom 2
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

10:45am

Youth Mental Health First Aid - Training Group 2 - DAY 2

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches adults how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. This training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents (ages 12-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Youth Mental Health First Aid certification teaches participants to:
  • Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents.
  • Use a 5-step action plan to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.
  • Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in youth and recognize the need for reduced negative attitudes in their communities.
  • Apply knowledge of the appropriate resources available to help a young person with a mental health challenge. 
  • Assess their own views and feelings about youth mental health problems and disorders.

Participants are required to attend the entire Training Group over day 1 and 2.  Registration is limited to 3 members of each building team in order to allow 20 schools to attend. At least one administrator from each building is encouraged, but not required, to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Hunt

Nancy Hunt

Education Consultant, Iowa Dept of Education
Nancy is an Education Program Consultant at the Iowa Department of Education.  Nancy is a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid instructor and serves as the State Project AWARE Youth Mental Health First Aid Coordinator. Nancy has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Rurup

Cindy Rurup

School Social Worker/Special Education Team Rep, Central Rivers AEA
Cindy has been with Central Rivers AEA since 2006 as a School Social Worker/Team Rep serving special education students. Prior to the AEA, she was working as a Clinical Social Worker providing Child/Adolescent therapy at an area hospital. She is passionate about decreasing the stigma... Read More →


Friday June 14, 2019 10:45am - 2:45pm
Boardroom 3
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

1:15pm

Positive Discipline and Restorative Practices
This session will serve as an introduction to restorative practices.  Participants will learn how restorative systems differ from punitive practices and how they align with a PBIS framework.  We will focus on the “why” behind restorative practices and also provide a continuum of practices that attendees can implement immediately. Some of these practices include affective statements and questions as well as various circle structures. 


Speakers
JB

Justin Blietz

Associate Principal, Cedar Rapids CSD
Justin Blietz is an associate principal with a passion for empowering educators and building capacity around trauma sensitive practices. Justin has worked extensively with schools, districts and organizations throughout the country to transform culture and climate through trauma informed... Read More →



Friday June 14, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
308-309
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Demonstration

1:15pm

One High School’s Journey to Tier 1 PBIS Development and Implementation
In this presentation, Liberty High School of the Iowa City Community School District will begin by discussing high school dropout data and how PBIS offers a framework for decreasing dropout rates, office referrals and suspensions.  The team from Liberty High will then describe barriers to high school implementation. The team will demonstrate the “WHY” to the work of PBIS. Liberty High School describes PBIS as, “Not another thing on their plate,” but indeed, “It is the plate.”  Finally, they will describe the professional development process and implementation in high school settings. This includes discussing specific strategies related to systems, data, and practices that resulted in significant improvements in students’ academic and behavioral outcomes.  


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Allison Bruhn

Dr. Allison Bruhn

Associate Professor, University of Iowa
Dr. Allison Bruhn is a Professor of Special Education for the University of Iowa and has trained Liberty and schools across the south and Midwest in PBIS, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Positive Behavior Support (APBS).  
LD

Lora Daily

Director of Learning Supports, Iowa City CSD
Lora Daily is the Director of Learning Supports for the Iowa City Community School District and is key to implementing the positive impact of PBIS across the district.  
JC

Justin Colbert

Assistant Principal, Liberty High School
Justin Colbert is the Assistant Principal for Liberty High School and leads the work of PBIS including, but not limited to: writing Liberty’s Staff Handbook with a PBIS focus.  
avatar for Daniel Lekin

Daniel Lekin

English Language Learners, Liberty High School
Daniel Lekin is an EL instructor and PBIS Internal Coach at Liberty High School.
avatar for Beth Long

Beth Long

Consumer Science, Liberty High School
Beth Long, is an FCS Instructor and Internal PBIS Coach at Liberty High School.



Friday June 14, 2019 1:15pm - 2:45pm
306-307
  • Conference Type General Session
  • Session Type Demonstration