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Request for proposals

Utah Systems Conference
Engaging students: The Power of Multi-Tiered System of Supports

The Utah Systems Conference is focused on supporting LEAs in their implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Supports framework. We are looking for proposals that explore the Eight Critical Components for implementing systemic, evidence-based practices to maximize student achievement in academics and behavior in preparation for and leading to College and Career Readiness.

Eight MTSS Critical Components:
  • High-Quality Instruction - Focus on intended learning outcomes as a key to high student achievement.
  • Data-Based Decision Making - Use multiple data sources and provide transparency in the public educational system using evidence-based data.
  • Team-Based Problem Solving - Using a structured problem-solving process, identify challenges, barriers, and solutions, prioritize and set goals, implement intervention, measure fidelity, and evaluate outcomes.
  • Equitable Education For Each Student - Create conditions in which each student can excel, including equity of educational resources and opportunities and culturally responsive practices to promote each student.
  • College and Career Readiness - Set educational and career goals that prepare students to experience fulfilling lives, actively participate in their communities as an informed citizen, and succeed in an economy.
  • Proactive School Climate and Structure - Use evidence-based efforts to improve school climate, safety, prevention, wellness, and pro-social behavior development.
  • Parent and Community Involvement - Set conditions for student success by working with, and listening to parents and community stakeholders on every level.
  • Supportive Leadership - Encourage educators to engage in leadership opportunities. Improve existing teacher and administrator preparation and training.
Utah Systems Conference Call for Proposals
Type Presentation or Poster
Level of content presented Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced
Level of target Preschool, Elementary, Secondary
Evidence-based Content Strong evidence, moderate evidence, promising, or demonstrates a rationale
Alignment with Multi-Tiered System of Supports
  • High-Quality Instruction
  • Data-Based Decision Making
  • Team-Based Problem Solving
  • Equitable Education For Each Student
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Proactive School Climate and Structure
  • Parent and Community Involvement
  • Supportive Leadership
Session Title 15 word limit
3 Learning Objectives 100 word limit
Abstract 200 word limit

Submitting Your UMTSS Conference Proposal Online

After you have edited your proposal submission and are comfortable that you have written clearly, concisely, coherently and logically, you are ready to submit your proposal. You can copy sections from your document and paste them into the online submission form. Once you have completed the online submission, you will receive an email confirming that your proposal was submitted and providing you with your proposal ID number. If you wish to edit your submission, you will use the username and password created for the online submission to re-enter the proposal submission form and select the proposal number that you wish to edit. You have until the proposal submission deadline on May 3, 2019 to edit your proposal if you wish.

Agreeing to Proposal Submission Assurances

The proposal submission will include the following assurances with checkbox signature confirmation.

I understand that in submitting this proposal, I am confirming the following:
  • I understand that the primary presenter and first co-presenter will receive complimentary registration to the conference. Subsequent presenters must pay the conference registration fee.
  • I will adhere to the following timelines:
    Proposal Submissions Close: Midnight on May 3, 2019
    Proposal Submitters Notified: May 10, 2019
    Conference Registration Submitted: June 7, 2019
    Presentation Materials Uploaded: June 8, 2019
  • The proposal is written clearly, logically, cohesively, and concisely, and closely follows appropriate writing conventions for grammar, spelling and punctuation. The proposed session incorporates adult learning principles, evidence-based practices for high quality professional development, and appropriate activities for active engagement of conference participants.
  • Upon acceptance to the conference, I will be able to prepare and upload materials, arrive early to the assigned room on the scheduled date, be prepared for the proposed session, and strive to conduct a high quality professional learning experience. If I am unable to upload session materials by June 8, I will upload them no later than the date on which I present.
  • If I have to cancel my participation in the conference, I will provide as much notice as possible to the conference organizers. Once the conference program is printed, I recognize that cancellation may appear unprofessional to peers and conference attendees.

We're excited to see your proposal submissions! We hope to see you at the 2019 Utah Systems Conference in Provo, UT.