An upcoming summer conference will bring together thousands of educators to share practices that support the academic, behavioral and social-emotional success of all students.
Presented by the Orange County Department of Education, the Butte County Office of Education and the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools, the three-day California MTSS Professional Institute will be held virtually Tuesday, July 20 through Thursday, July 22. 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.
Focusing on the theme “Know Me, Include Me,” the event will center on on promoting excellence, equity and access for all learners through the California MTSS Framework and the California Department of Education’s School Conditions and Climate Work Group Recommendation Framework (CCWG).
This year’s keynote speakers are Marc Brackett, Ph.D., author of “Permission To Feel” and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Tyrone C. Howard, professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.
In addition to Brackett and Howard, the virtual event will host a wide variety of featured guests and speakers. Breakout sessions will cover important topics including access and equity, academic and behavioral strategies and interventions, mental health, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), social emotional and therapeutic interventions, strategies for working with English learners and students with disabilities, Restorative Practices, and many more.
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.