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Conference on 'Scaling Up' evidence-based practices set for April 30 Print E-mail

As one of four states selected for Scaling-Up Technical Assistance, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) will be collaborating with Oregon’s school districts and ESDs in implementing the initiatives of Positive Behavior Supports (PBS), Response to Intervention (RTI), and Effective Behavioral and Instructional Support Systems (EBISS). The K-12 Literacy Framework is the newest addition to this project.

ODE will host a one-day Scaling-Up Evidence-Based Practices in Oregon Leadership Conference for all districts and ESDs on April 30 at the Eugene Hilton & Conference Center.  The conference will focus on the science of implementing and achieving systems-change to maximize the academic achievement and behavioral health outcomes of students.   This work drives positive change in the way ODE does business to support new initiatives.  Register via the COSA website before April 5, 2010, and receive a reduced, early-registration fee of just $25 per team member.

At this conference and team-planning event, district/ESD teams will learn about pilot project successes with the evidence-based practices of the three initiatives of PBS, RTI, and EBISS.  The conference will provide both overview information and details about effective implementation and how to “scale up” evidence-based practices in large, mid-sized, and very small districts.  Regardless of the district’s current level of involvement in the statewide initiatives, district and ESD administrators will find that this conference provides a focus on effective practices and the powerful results Oregon districts are demonstrating.

Districts and ESDs participating in this event are encouraged to bring leadership teams to consider how this systems-change will impact their day-to-day work and planning.   Suggested district and ESD teams include the Special Education Director, Curriculum Director, principals, coaches, and other administrators.   Participants may want to consider using their IDEA enhancement grant funds, IDEA ARRA funds, or other professional development funds.

For more information, please contact Claudia Clark.  Register here.
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