MTSS 2024

June 17-18, 2024

If you work with students in any capacity, this two-day virtual event is for you! We invite you to explore creative, research-based and evidence-based systems and practices to help make your instruction, interventions, assessments, and learning environment the most effective for ALL students.

  • Engage in interactive virtual sessions, keynotes and/or facilitated networking discussions!
  • Connect with a variety of researchers, practitioners, and other conference participants!

Please register by June 15, 2024

MTSS 2024

We invite you to explore creative, research-based and evidence-based systems and practices to help make your instruction, interventions, assessments, and learning environment the most effective for ALL students.

  • Engage in interactive virtual sessions, keynotes and/or facilitated networking discussions!
  • Connect with a variety of researchers, practitioners, and other conference participants!

Check out the full event brochure HERE.

    Keynote Speakers

    Tai A. Collins,

    PhD, BCBA-D

    Squad Goals: Implementing Effective Peer-Mediated Interventions

    We will discuss the influence that peers have on each other, and how this influence can be used to support student success. We will also identify ways to center student voice and empower them to become change agents in their own education.

    Headshot of Dr. Tai Collins

    Tai A. Collins, PhD, BCBA-D serves as Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Associate Professor of School Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Collins has published extensively in the area of interventions and supports for Black students, reconceptualizing the ways in which education systems promote the safety, wellness, and achievement of Black youth. Dr. Collins has co-edited a book entitled Peers as Change Agents: A Guide to Implementing Peer-Mediated Interventions in Schools, which focuses on the utilization of students as interventionists in schools.

     

    Jason Harlacher, PhD

    Intensifying Interventions within MTSS: Mindsets and Practices

    Within this keynote, attendees will not only  learn practices and strategies to use when intensifying supports, but also the importance of mindsets and beliefs when problem solving.  A framework for intensifying interventions will be shared, particularly referencing adjusting factors related to instruction, curriculum, and the environment.

    Headshot of Jason Harlacher, PhD

    Jason Harlacher, PhD, is the Director of the MTSS Center, where he oversees the vision and operation of the Center, as well as providing consultation and technical assistance to state and district leaders on MTSS. He is also the co-director for the Wyoming MTSS Center and provides technical assistance (TA) with the National Center for Intensive Intervention. He has extensive expertise in classroom management, data-based decision making, intensive intervention, positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), and social and emotional learning. For over two decades, he has worked directly with educators and district leaders to implement MTSS in a practical and manageable way. Previously, he has worked as a school psychologist, district-level coach, adjunct professor, and state-level TA provider. He is an award-winning author, having most recently co-authored Bolstering Student Resilience, Effective Bullying Prevention: A Comprehensive Schoolwide Approach, and Untangling Data-Based Decision Making: A Problem-Solving Model to Enhance MTSS. He earned his PhD in school psychology from the University of Oregon.