Celebrating 10 Years of NCII: Stories About Developing Systems, Preparing Educators, and Improving Student Outcomes

The National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) is excited to celebrate 10 years of building capacity at the state, district, school, teacher, and university level to support implementation of intensive intervention. We had a wonderful celebration June 7-9, 2021 hearing from educators, state and local leaders, researchers, professional development providers, and faculty. What amazing and inspiring stories! Thank you to all our presenters and the DBI Champions! View the recordings from the event linked below.

Event Overview

Time

Day 1 (June 7, 2021)

Day 2 (June 8, 2021)

Day 3 (June 9, 2021)

4:00-4:30 pm ET

The History of DBI
(optional pre-session)

Stories from Implementers
(optional pre-session)

Top Tools to Support Implementation of DBI
(optional pre-session)

4:30-4:40 pm ET

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome

4:40-5:15 pm ET
 
View the Day 1 panel recording to hear stories from presenters focused on creating the systems to support implementation of intensive intervention.
  • Jason Borges and Meghan Duffy, New York City Department of Education, New York
  • Leslie Anderson, East Providence School District, Rhode Island 
  • Thom Jones, Wyoming Department of Education
  • Rondalyn Pinckney, Georgia’s Tiered System of Supports for Students
  • Kim St. Martin & Meagan Walsh, Michigan’s MTSS Technical Assistance Center
  • Kim Rice, Arizona Department of Education
View the Day 2 panel recording to hear stories from presenters focused on preparing in-service and pre-service educators and leaders to implement intensive intervention.
  • Mary Little, Dena Slanda, and Cynthia Pearl, University of Central Florida
  • Sam Gesel, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Bill Rasplica, Enhancing Capacity for Special Education Leadership Program at the University of Washington Bothell
  • Sarah Powell, University of Texas at Austin
  • Brad Throud, Oregon Response to Instruction & Intervention
  • Adrea Truckenmiller, Michigan State University
  • Nicole Bucka, Bridge-RI, West Bay Collaborative, Rhode Island
View the Day 3 panel recording to hear presenters share stories focused on improving outcomes for students through DBI implementation.
  • Sarah Powell, Erica Lembke, and Leanne Ketterlin Geller, Project STAIR
  • Robin Madison, Eagle County Schools, Colorado
  • Elsa Iglesias, Buncombe County Schools, North Carolina
  • Keri Jenkins, Laramie County School District 1, Wyoming
  • Thom Jones, Wyoming Department of Education
5:15-5:45 pm ET

View the recording of the the Day 1 panel discussion and Q&A to hear from presenters.

View the recording of the the Day 2 panel discussion and Q&A to hear from presenters. View the recording of the the Day 3 panel discussion and Q&A to hear from presenters.
5:45-6:00 pm ET

Wrap up and celebration of DBI Champions

Celebration of DBI Champions Celebration of DBI Champions

 

DBI Champions

During each day of the event, we honored 18 DBI Champions (individuals and groups) who have promoted the use of DBI and intensive intervention through their work. These individuals were nominated by the field for their contribution to supporting students with severe and persistent learning and behavioral needs. They represent state, district, and school leaders, researchers, faculty, professional development providers, educators, and graduate students.

  • Thom Jones, Education Consultant and SSIP Coordinator, Wyoming Department of Education
  • Lynne Loeser, former statewide consultant for Specific Learning Disabilities and ADHD, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • North Kansas City Schools, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Leslie Anderson Director of Pupil Personnel Services, East Providence School District, Rhode Island
  • Sarah Bogdon Assistant Principal, Washington Oak Elementary, Coventry Public Schools, Rhode Island
  • Jill Gallegos Laramie County School District #1, Wyoming(District implementation)
  • Bill Rasplica Program Coordinator, Enhancing Capacity for Special Education Leadership Program at the University of Washington Bothell and former Executive Director of Learning Support Services for the Franklin Pierce Schools in Tacoma Washington
  • Nicole Bucka MTSS Implementation Specialist, West Bay Collaborative, Rhode Island
  • Stephanie Orton Blended Learning Project Coordinator at Hutto ISD, Texas
  • Dan Maggin Associate Professor of Special Education, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Devin Kearns Associate Professor of Special Education, University of Connecticut Neag School of Education
  • Sarah Powell Associate Professor of Special Education, University of Texas at Austin
  • Mary Little Professor and Program Coordinator, Exceptional Student Education, University of Central Florida
  • Rina Dorley-Amos Special Education Teacher, New York City, New York
  • Jennifer Sirois, Middle School Mathematics Teacher, Columbia Public School, Missouri
  • Lori Delemos Math Interventionist, Newport Public Schools, Rhode Island
  • Project STAIR Graduate Research Assistants including Alain Mota, Elizabeth Thomas, Jiyung Hwang, Rachel Juergensen, Samantha Bos, Stephanie Hopkins, Stacy Hirt, and Tessa Arsenault
  • Erica Lembke Professor of Special Education, University of Missouri