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Taking Action: Connecting PLCs and RTI for Student Success Institute

Worland, Wyoming | August 20–22, 2018
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  • $669.00 per person for teams of 5 or more

Decades of research shows that all students can learn at high levels—and schools control the factors that make it possible.

The PLC at Work™ process is increasingly recognized as the most powerful strategy for continuous school improvement, while the RTI at Work™ process is considered the most effective way to intervene when students struggle. This combined PLC and RTI institute will give you and your team the knowledge and tools to implement these complementary processes in your school or district.

Timothy D. Kanold, Mike Mattos, Maria Nielsen, and Regina Owens will provide professional development showing participants what successful professional learning communities (PLC) and response to intervention (RTI) look like in schools and share how to put all of the pieces together from start to finish. First you’ll acquire practical strategies for building your PLC foundation. Then learn how to develop a multitiered system of supports (MTSS) that provides timely, targeted, and systematic interventions to every student who demonstrates the need. Return to your school or district with a clear vision and actionable plan for harnessing the power of the PLC and RTI processes to transform teaching and learning.

Participants will…

  • Learn the five essential practices of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process
  • Create a collaborative school or district culture that focuses on student learning and academic success
  • Explore how to build an intervention system by looking at the four essential elements of a successful response to intervention (RTI) model: collective responsibility, concentrated instruction, convergent assessment, and certain access
  • Understand why the PLC at Work™ process is essential for a school to build an effective system of interventions
  • Design, analyze, and utilize common assessments to improve core instruction and guide interventions
  • Plan for embedded intervention time and differentiated instruction
  • Engage and empower students in the learning process
  • Receive professional development on the critical components and implementation of behavioral RTI tiers
  • Learn ways to pursue and sustain a well-balanced, high-energy personal and professional life and the positive effects this can have on others
  • Determine how to balance the use of lower-level and higher-level cognitive demand mathematical tasks and problems each day

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Keynote speakers

On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-op Open Throughout Event

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Download the detailed agenda and summaries

Monday, August 20th

6:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:00 a.m.


10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:30–2:00 p.m.


2:00–2:15 p.m.


2:15–3:45 p.m. Role-Alike Networking

Tuesday, August 21st

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30–9:45 a.m.


9:45–11:15 a.m. Breakouts
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:15–1:45 p.m.


1:45–2:00 p.m.


2:00–3:00 p.m. Team Time

Wednesday, August 22nd

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m.


9:30–9:45 a.m. Break
9:45–11:30 a.m.


Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Venue parking: Complimentary

Primary Hotel

Days Inn

500 North 10th
Worland, WY 82401

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Additional Hotel

Comfort Suites Worland

100 North Road 11
Worland, WY 82401

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Worland Middle School

2150 Howell Avenue

Worland, Wyoming

Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your department of education for CEU availability.

Lynchburg College Graduate Credit Opportunity 2018

On-Site Solution Tree Book Co-op Discounts

  • 30% off 5 or more Solution Tree titles or resources
  • Buy 10 or more Solution Tree titles or resources and receive 30% off and free shipping
  • On-site book co-op open daily throughout the event

Discounts above are for on-site purchases only. Does not include any non-Solution Tree product, toolkit, or sale table items. Continental US only.

Additional Information

Product code: CFF551

Hosted by: Washakie County School District No. 1

Five Reasons to Attend a Solution Tree Event (PDF)
A Letter to Your Boss (DOC)

Included with your registration

Taking Action

Taking Action

This practical implementation guide will teach you the RTI process (or MTSS) and how it can drive continuous improvement and academic success for your school.