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Utah Systems Conference
Alignment, Collaboration and Equity within a Tiered System of Supports

The Utah Systems Conference is focused on supporting Utah LEAs and schools in exploring the fit of the initiatives within their current work to guide decision-making and assist with the alignment of initiatives to achieve the intended organizational goals.

• The MTSS strand will focus on alignment of evidence-based practices, tiered supports for students and equitable access that integrates academic and behavior systems to positively impact student outcomes.

Utah Systems Conference Call for Proposals
Name, title or position Contact information (Phone number, e-mail)
Session Type and Length 55 min. or 90 min.
MTSS Strand Only
ELA, Math, behavior, preschool, other
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Session Title 15 word limit

Inviting, engaging, descriptive and aligns with session content
Session Objectives 100 word limit
3 objectives

Clearly aligned with all descriptors in the proposal, supported by activities or materials described in the proposal, and are measurable and observable
Abstract 200 word limit

Clearly defines the learning objectives, theory or evidence base, alignment with the MTSS strand and activities for participant engagement
Theory or evidence base 150 word limit

Includes citations/references with evidence of high quality evidence-based or well-grounded theories (APA style)
Alignment with high quality professional development and adult theory of learning principals Describe how you will engage your audience and what adult learning strategies besides "telling" will be incorporated into the session
Writing Quality and Clarity Free from Spelling and grammar errors, clear, coherent and logical, engaging, compelling and complete
Grades and Target Audience Grades
• PreK • 4th • 9th
• K • 5th • 10th
• 1st • 6th • 11th
• 2nd • 7th • 12th
• 3rd • 8th • Post-secondary
Target Audience
• Administrators • Instructional Coaches
• General Educators • Related Service Providers/Vocational Rehabilitation
• Special Educators • University Personnel
• Specialists/ Coordinators • Parents/K-12 Students

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 April 20, 2018 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 April 20, 2018
    Proposal Submitters Notified: May 4, 2018
    Changes to Abstracts (if requested): No later than 5:00 p.m. on May 18, 2018
    Conference Registration Submitted: No later than 5:00 p.m. on June 1, 2018
    Presentation Materials Uploaded: June 8, 2018
  • 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 2018 Utah Systems Conference in Provo, UT.