MESPA Institute is still on despite the weather! Travel safely and we will see you there! Join us for the professional development event of the year! On February 6-8, 2019, you will be joined by 450+ of your colleagues for an incredible experience. With presentations from EIGHT incredible thought leaders, more than 25 sessions rooted in mental health, innovation, education equity, and leadership development, MESPA Speaks performances by your own colleagues, a Makerspace and Therapy Dog Showcase, an Unconference in which you guide your own learning, and 80+ education-based exhibits, how could you go wrong?

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Thursday, February 7 • 10:10am - 11:10am
Taking the Long View: A Systemic Approach to Student Success in K-5 Reading

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This session will focus on one school’s story of MTSS implementation in reading in juxtaposition with a synthesis of current research on the implementation of MTSS in elementary schools. Participants will have the chance to assess and reflect on their own MTSS implementation opportunities, challenges, and next steps.

In this session, participants will:
  • Learn about one school’s experience implementing an MTSS framework for elementary reading (Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites - PRESS)
  • Review the relevant MTSS implementation research for reading
  • Understand common challenges of program implementation, while also receiving suggestions for successful application in a diversity of school settings
  • Learn about a new tool for evaluating MTSS implementation in reading at school sites.

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Kristin Burger

Kristin has been an educator in schools in Massachusetts and Minnesota for many years. Her roles have included elementary classroom teacher, reading intervention teacher, literacy coach, and research assistant. Throughout her career, she has worked for equity in education. She holds... Read More →
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Mona Perkins

For the past 14 years, Mona Perkins has been a teacher and administrator at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Her points of focus throughout her educational career have been around equity and intervention (both academic and behavioral). Her priority is to be a voice and... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am CST
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