Three-day educational institute hosted by OCDE and partners will emphasize excellence, equity and access

Sharing practices that support the academic, behavioral and social-emotional success of all students will be the focus of a three-day educational event hosted in July by the Orange County Department of Education, the Butte County Office of Education and the UCLA Center for the Transformation of Schools.

The third annual California Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Professional Learning Institute (PLI) will take place July 29 through July 31 at the Long Beach Convention Center, drawing thousands of educators, administrators, social workers, counselors and others interested in learning how the MTSS framework creates equity for all students.

Long Beach Convention and Events Center

This year’s theme is “All Means All: Know My Name, Face and Story.” Attendees can register now at

In 2016, OCDE was tapped 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.

The comprehensive, data-driven approach of MTSS builds on the strengths of each school and provides a foundation of core supports for all students, additional assistance for some and targeted interventions for those with the greatest 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.

Stakeholders are invited to learn — and share — promising practices at the 2019 California MTSS PLI, which will emphasize excellence, equity and access for all learners. Organizers include Joseph Bishop, director for UCLA’s Center for the Transformation of Schools; Rindy DeVoll, the MTSS director supporting rural districts based at the Butte County Office of Education; and Christine Olmstead, OCDE’s associate superintendent of Educational Services.

California MTSS PLI graphic

“The planning committee is excited to offer our participants the opportunity to engage deeply with the California MTSS Framework and the California Department of Education’s School Conditions and Climate Work Group Recommendation Framework (CCWG),” OCDE’s Olmstead said.

To register, or for more information including hotel accommodations, click on the graphic or visit​.