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2024 Nebraska MTSS Summit – Hybrid
“Super Systems for Success”

September 26-27, 2024
Younes Conference Center North
Kearney, Nebraska

Join us this fall for the 2024 Nebraska MTSS Summit in Kearney! The two-day event, hosted by the Nebraska Department of Education’s Office of Special Education, will feature engaging presentations and interactive breakout sessions around the theme of “Super Systems for Success.”

Participants may register to attend the summit in person at the Younes Conference Center North or participate in sessions virtually.

Registration is $125 and opens April 15, 2024

About the theme
The summit will feature keynote and breakout sessions focused on four key strands — school safety, behavior, multi-tiered systems of support, and foundational literacy — recognizing the synergy that arises when these individual strands form connections within a strong school system. Sessions will provide educators with opportunities to develop their individual “superpowers” to systematically promote inclusive practices and support staff in improving outcomes for all students.

The summit will serve as an introduction and expansion of work educators are starting or have already begun with NeMTSS workshops and implementation support.

Registration will open on April 15, 2024, and is expected to close on August 15, 2024, unless capacity is reached before that date. Registration for virtual or in-person attendance is $125. More details, including how to register and reserve lodging, will be available later this spring.

Call for Proposals
Individuals and groups may submit proposals for breakout sessions via Google Forms – HERE!  We are currently looking for proposals for 60-minute presentations that align with the four key strands and are of interest to Nebraska educators.

Breakout sessions will be categorized into four strands to help participants personalize their summit experience. The four strands include school safety, behavior, multi-tiered systems of support, and foundational literacy.

When submitting a breakout proposal, you’ll be asked to determine which strand matches your presentation best.

  • School safety presentations will relate to providing guidance and support to schools to prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from incidents that impact the safety and security of students and staff. More information can be found on the Nebraska School Safety Office’s website.
  • Behavior presentations will relate to strategies to teach, promote, and reinforce positive behavior within a multi-tiered system of support.
  • Multi-tiered systems of support presentations will relate to systems development, including infrastructure and shared leadership, collaboration and communication, a layered continuum of supports, and data-based decision-making.
  • Foundational literacy presentations will relate to high-quality foundational literacy instruction anchored in the most current research that supports the achievement of literacy proficiency for ALL students, as well as support for, and implementation of, evidence-based literacy instruction across a multi-tiered system, including the use of a data-based, problem-solving process.

The NeMTSS Framework may also be referenced to help tailor your proposed presentation to the audience. Proposals must be submitted via this Google Form – HERE! For full consideration, please submit your proposal by April 1, 2024.

NeMTSS Summit Presentations

2022 Virtual NeMTSS Summit Presentations

Video recordings from the summit presentations are available for registrants to view, as well as presentation slides, handouts, and other resources.

If you have questions, please get in touch with us – HERE

*Please note; The 2022 presentations and slides are intended for registrants only.  Do not copy, reproduce or distribute any of the materials.  For further questions on materials, please contact the presenter directly.*

2021 Virtual NeMTSS Summit Presentations
*Please note; The 2021 Virtual presentations are linked to the UNL MTSS website and are intended for registered attendees only*

2020 Virtual NeMTSS Summit Presentations
*Please note; The 2020 Virtual presentations are linked  to the UNL MTSS website*

Below are some presenter materials from the 2019 NeMTSS Summit
*Only presentations that were made available to us by the presenters are included*

Adam Weaver
FBT-MTSS2019 worksheet

Alcott Spotlight
Alcott MTSS Presentation 2019

Ali Hearn
NE MTSS Conference_Fall In Love with the TFI

Alyssa Anson, Karen Haney & Kayla Parr
MTSS Summit-GOLD Presentation
Nebraska’s-Learning-Pathways-for-GOLD 2019-2020
Results Matter TA Doc 2019

Amanda VanDerHeyden
Nebraska_pm – *Please contact Leslie at for this presentation*

Amanda Witte & Kristen Derr
Partnerships for Student Success – MTSS Conference_8-23-19

Barbara Mitchell
District Action Plan Template
District Level Considerations_9.5.19
District Systems Fidelity Inventory 080519
NE MTSS Workshop
SWPBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) 2017
Tier 2 Behavior Supports within MTSS_9.4.19

Dr. Felicity Post
An SEL Learning Approach-What Children Deserve Presented at MTSS Summit Fall 2019

Dr. Gail Chan
NE MTSS Sept 2019_No Video

Dr. George Batsche (Keynote Speaker)
Alignment Across Tiers and Lesson Planning
Case of Brian Instructional Plan
GB Nebraska Break Out
Lesson Design and Implementation Guide
Lesson Design and Implementation Template

Dr. George Batsche & Dr. Judy Elliott (Keynote Speakers)
NE half day session HO’s
Planning and Problem Solving Worksheet
SAM Individual Record

Dr. Judy Elliott (Keynote Speaker)
NE Break out Session HO’s

Dr. Kelly Georgius
MTSS Math Standards and Strategies

Dr. Linda Karges-Bone
A Brain Treat for the Holiday
Brain Tips Revised Summer 2018
Family Engagement Nebraska 2019
Raising Smarter children – *Please contact Leslie at for this presentation*

Dr. Shirley Vargas & Lane Carr
AQuESTT_System of Support

Ethan Mitnick
Nebraska MTSS Notecatcher
Nebraska MTSS Reflection Sheet

John Parsons JD
Effects of Poverty on Children

John Schwartz
MTSS MAP Presentation 2019

Judith Carta & Robin Miller-Young
How Strong is Your Tier 1 workshop
Instructional Leadership Team Task Checklist 9-1-19 workshop
Moving an Early Education Program into an MTSS-Part 1-Introducing MTSS in Early Childhood workshop
Moving an Early Learning Program into an MTSS – Part 2 Leadership and Implementation Science workshop
Moving an Early Education Program into an MTSS – Part 3 on Tier 1 workshop
Moving an Early Learning Program into an MTSS – Part 4 Problem solving 9-3-19-workshop
MTSS Nebraska BREAKOUT Carta & Young 9-2-19 JC (1) FINAL
MTSS_RtI in EC Leadership, Consensus, PD Blog Entries 10-10-15
MTSS_RtI in EC Leadership, Consensus, PD Blog Entries 10-10-15

Kimberli Breen
NE Coaches MTSS Handouts 0919

Kristy Feden & George Toman
School Psych Q and A for Sept MTSS Conference

Lauren Evanovich
NE MTSS_ RP Part 1 Building the foundation
NE MTSS- Part 2 reactionary practices working to repair harm

Liberty High School
ESSA_LHS_6_11_19_Online Version – *Please contact Leslie at for this presentation*

Loretta Tabor
MTSS Symposium Handout – *Please contact Leslie at for this presentation*

Penny Brown
NeMTSS 2019 Handouts -3 per page

Peter DeWitt
Nebraska MTSS
Nebraska MTSS

Wahoo Spotlight
Wahoo MTSS_Presentation_September4_5_2019

Westside Spotlight
NeMTSS Summit Screening & Decisions

Presentations are no longer available

Presentations are no longer available.

Nebraska’s Multi-tiered System of Support (NeMTSS) is a framework designed through the lens of continuous improvement to guide school districts, schools, and all educators to ensure each and every student has access to learning experiences that enhance their educational outcomes. This is accomplished through a whole child approach to ensure each student’s social, emotional, behavioral, academic, and environmental needs are met from prekindergarten through graduation. Continuous improvement is not the job of one or two people, working in isolation, but rather unfolds progressively and implementation is driven by district, school, and student-level teams that are dependent upon a common purpose and collaboration. The NeMTSS Framework outlines specific skills and actions to organize, support, deliver, and drive continuous improvement.

Nebraska stakeholders have identified essential elements that are critical to implement and sustain a successful NeMTSS framework.

  • Infrastructure and Shared Leadership:
    Sound infrastructure and effective shared leadership are the foundation from which all the other essential elements are built. Without a strong infrastructure and effective shared leadership, it is not possible to design a strong, layered continuum of support, engage in sound data-based decision-making, or support collaboration and communication.
  • Layered Continuum of Support:
    Within a layered continuum, tiered supports are provided to meet the unique needs of each student. Supports are dependent on data, and there is flexibility among the tiers, allowing each student to receive the support they need, when they need it. Adults are responsible for monitoring student progress and matching the support to each student’s specific needs.
Triangle showing three tiers of support. Tier 1 is core, Tier 2 is targeted, and Tier 3 is intensified.
  • Data-Based Decision-Making:
    Meeting the needs of every student requires understanding their learning journey, the root causes of challenges, and how to provide appropriate support that addresses those root causes. Data-based decision-making involves collaboration and communication from community members and caregivers, as well as district, school, collaborative, and student support teams, using a variety of data points to identify student needs and support planning.
    Supporting effective data-based decision-making in NeMTSS requires district and school teams to engage in the problem-solving model to drive continuous improvement of the supports for the system. Collaborative Teams and Student Support Teams engage in the problem-solving model to identify, analyze, plan, implement, and reflect on student supports.
Graphic showing decision making process. The circle can be read clockwise or counter clockwise. The five steps are: Identify what is the problem, analyze why is it occurring, plan what can be done to solve it, implement who, what, when, where, how, and then reflect what did and did not work.
  • Communication and Collaboration:
    Effective communication and collaboration hinge upon the belief that student, family, and community engagement enhance learning experiences and are culturally inclusive and relevant for each student. Student success and engagement rely on positive partnerships and relationships to fundamentally improve the outcomes for each student, school, district, and community.

There are many misconceptions of RtI and MTSS, both nationally and in Nebraska. It is essential to have a clear and concise understanding of both. To alleviate some misconceptions:

  • Response to Intervention (RtI) is in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), but it is NOT only the work of Special Education.
  • RtI and MTSS are NOT the same thing. Within the Layered Continuum of Support of an NeMTSS Framework, we use progress monitoring to determine if a student is responding to interventions.
  • RtI goes beyond academic support. Considering the needs of the whole child, educators need to provide academic, social, emotional, behavioral, physical, and environmental support.
  • Special Education is NOT Tier 3 Intensified Support.
Updated February 23, 2024 1:05pm