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2020 CO-MTSS Virtual Summit

UPDATE: Our Summit plans have changed!

August 3, 8:45-2:45 pm, Online

Our Summit was originally scheduled for August 3-4th in Colorado Springs. Given the current state of affairs, we have changed the Summit to be a one-day virtual conference on August 3rd. To register, please click here. We are pleased to have two keynote speakers and 8-10 live breakout sessions. We will also have several pre-recorded sessions uploaded the day of the Summit. 

Our keynote speakers are Dr. Rich Milner and Dr. Donna Ford.

Dr. Milner is Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor and Chair of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. His research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools. 

Dr. Donna Ford is a Distinguished Professor of Education and Human Ecology and Kirwan Institute Faculty Affiliate at The Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology. She is in the Educational Studies Department, Special Education Program. Dr. Ford conducts research primarily in gifted education and multicultural/urban education. Specifically, her work focuses on: (1) the achievement gap, (2) recruiting and retaining culturally different students in gifted education, (3) multicultural curriculum and instruction, (4) culturally competent teacher training and development, (5) African-American identity, and (6) African-American family involvement. 



MTSS: Aligning Systems to Achieve Student Outcomes

Join us for a free virtual webinar by Dr. Kent McIntosh, professor, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences at the University of Oregon and Co-Investigator on the OSEP National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS. Dr. McIntosh will share the historical perspective of MTSS and guide us through the steps in developing an effective MTSS framework. This presentation will dispel myths and misconceptions of MTSS and the necessity of building efficient and effective internal infrastructures to affect and sustain change. 

Click here to register! This session will be archived and will be available at

Implementation Science: How to Create Sustainable Change

Join us for a free virtual webinar by Dr. Caryn S. Ward, Associate Director, Education & Measurement, NIRN. This presentation is focused on implementation science at the district and school levels on Friday, Jun 26, 2020 from 11-12pm. 


Click here to register and learn more about this event! This session will be archived and will be available at

 If you are looking for more information on the State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG), please visit the SPDG page.

Archives of Sessions

Questions? Contact Allison Greene