Dates announced for annual three-day California MTSS conference

Dates have been announced for the popular three-day conference that brings together thousands of educators and school-based professionals to discuss practices that support the academic, behavioral and social-emotional success of all students.

Hosted by OCDE, the Butte County Office of Education and the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools, the fifth annual California MTSS Professional Learning Institute is set to take place from Tuesday, July 12 through Thursday, July 14, in-person, at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Focused on the theme “Hear Us, Together We Rise,” the event will feature a variety of keynote sessions and dozens of workshops that emphasize excellence, equity and access for all learners. Classroom educators, administrators, counselors, psychologists, district leaders, county office of education leaders and community-based organizations working to create inclusive and equitable learning environments are invited to attend. Registration will open on Mar. 1.

“Now more than ever, it is essential to focus on our educators as we learn together what it will take to move forward and create psychologically and physically safe spaces for adults and students to thrive in the future,” said OCDE Learning Supports Director Dr. Jami Parsons. “Our goal is to inspire and uplift educators as we come together to enjoy three days of keynote speakers and interactive breakout sessions that focus on supporting the needs of the whole child while leveraging the CA MTSS framework.”

In 2016, OCDE was selected by the state to be the lead agency on an initiative to scale up California’s Multi-Tiered System of Support framework, which aligns new and existing strategies to meet each student’s academic, behavioral and social-emotional needs.

“All Means All” has emerged as the official motto for California MTSS, and the annual institute has become a major draw for educators and community members committed to creating inclusive and equitable school conditions for students and families.

More information, including a registration link, conference schedule and featured sessions and speakers, will be available soon on the 2022 California MTSS Professional Learning Institute website.

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