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Montclair State University's Special Education Conference 2013

  • Tuesday, June 04, 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Montclair State University Conference Center

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Using RTI to Affect Academic, Behavioral, and Social Emotional Outcomes 

This second annual conference will extend content provided at last year’s event. New and repeat attendees are invited to participate in teams of administrators, general educators, special educators and specialists. Content will be directed towards all educators working to support student academic, behavioral and social emotional outcomes. This conference will provide up-to-date research, assessment and intervention strategies related to Response to Intervention approaches for service delivery across general and special education. Educators will enhance their knowledge of best practice in Response to Intervention. Participants will have the opportunity to hear nationally recognized speakers and to attend targeted breakout sessions to best meet their professional needs. 

Sara Whitcomb, PhD

Keynote Speaker and RTI Expert

Dr. Sara Whitcomb is currently an assistant professor in the School Psychology program in the Department of Student Development at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. She works with several school districts on their implementation of School-wide Positive

Behavioral Interventions and Support, and her current research efforts include investigation of quality implementation features and consultation related to school-based behavioral and social- emotional learning efforts. Whitcomb has co-authored several articles, the fourth edition of a textbook entitled, Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Assessment for Children and Adolescents and the Strong Start social-emotional learning curriculum series. She has previously held positions as a special education and general education teacher in grades K-8 and as an educational consultant. 

Selected Topics Include:

What do RTI systems for academics, behavior and social emotional needs really look like?

What does RTI look like in secondary schools?

What are concrete steps for beginning RTI implementation? 

How does RTI align with other initiatives in my school? 

How do we get parents involved with RTI? 

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