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 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Data Rounds + Interventions = Student Success!

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Looking to improve your decision-making process for students that are not yet successful? Does the randomness of academic and behavioral interventions got ya exhausted? Tired of singletons making referrals to special education? We have an intervention model for you and your building.

Participants will learn about an Rice Lake Elementary School’s success using data rounds to guide academic and behavioral interventions. This model is a structured approach that guides the flow of moving students into and out of interventions as well as referrals to special education, if appropriate. Key elements of this model make it uniquely effective: four rounds of intervention and four data analysis meetings to determine next steps for students. It is an intervention model that merges quality instructional practices with continuous review of student progress and multiple perspectives from educational professionals.

Participants will:
a. Learn about a rounds-based intervention model with quarterly data meetings to assess student progress.
b. Understand logistics and planning required of this model.
c. Discuss indicators of success.
d. Have access to documents that outline the process, track interventions (student level and school wide), communicate with parents, and facilitate the scheduling of the intervention rounds and data meetings.

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Jody Seppala

Rice Lake Elementary School
Aspiring principal with over 28 years educational experience within ISD 279, Osseo Area Schools. Extensive elementary teaching background, Instructional Coach, Title 1 Lead, and Instructional Assistant.            

Thursday February 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
Atrium 6