RTI Conference Resource Page

Thank you for registering to attend the RTI: Building Student Success Conference in Anchorage January 27 – 29.  We are excited to have over 1,000 educators enrolled from all areas of the state!

Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave, Anchorage

Schedule at a Glance
Friday Check-In and Registration:  1:00-5:00 p.m. Please allow time to check in before the keynote.
Friday Keynote:  5:00-7:00 p.m.
Saturday Check-In and Registration 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Saturday Sessions:  8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Lunch is on your own from 11:30 a.m.-1:00p.m.
Sunday Sessions:  8:30-11:30 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE:  Anita Archer’s Sunday morning session (Explicit Instruction) will start and end 30 minutes earlier than the other sessions (8:00-11:00 a.m.) to accommodate Dr. Archer’s travel schedule.

Click on the link to download the handouts for your session.  Bookmark this page – session handouts will be posted as soon as they are received.  Copies of the handouts will also be provided at the session.

Click HERE to download the final agenda.

Saturday Session Materials

Judy Elliott, & George Batsche – RTI Implementation for Leadership Teams (K-12)

Randy Sprick – Positive Classroom Management (K-12)

Anita Archer, Primary Reading Instruction (K-3)

Kevin Feldman – Improving Adolescent Literacy (4-12)

Dean Ballard & Mary Buck – Secondary Mathematics Instruction (6-12)

Donna Nylander – Navigating Preschool RTI

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Sunday Session Materials

Judy Elliott, George Batsche, Randy Sprick & Kevin Feldman – Integrating RTI: Pulling it all Together (K-12)

Anita Archer – (Note time change for this session: 8:00-11:00) Explicit Instruction (K-8)

Dean Ballard & Mary Buck – Elementary Mathematics Instruction (K-5)

Lexie Domaradzki – Data-Based Decision Making For Middle & High School  (6-12)

Donna Nylander & Lisa Cipriano – The Perfect Storm: Successfully Navigating the Turbulent Waters of Challenging Behaviors

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University Credit
One 500-level university credit will be available from UAA for participants who attend the entire conference and complete a short (2 or 3 page) follow-up paper. Registration will take place at the conference on Friday afternoon and will also be available online. The cost is $109.

  • Click here to download the PAPER registration form (must be turned in on Friday).
  • Click here to download the ONLINE registration instructions.

In order to keep the conference registration fee affordable, no food is included as part of the conference.

We will have complimentary coffee on Saturday morning. Coffee carts will be available at the Dena’ina Center both days.

Saturday lunch:  Please give some thought to your lunch options on Saturday. Lunch is on your own from 11:30-1:00. Remember that 1,000 people will all be looking for lunch at 11:30, so please plan ahead.  The concession stand at the Dena’ina Center will be open for sandwiches and convenience food on site.  There are many great restaurants close to the Center as well.

If you are traveling from outside Anchorage and would like to eat with your district team, please consider making restaurant reservations in advance or making lunch arrangements with your hotel so that you are able to enjoy lunch with your colleagues within the time allotted.

Street parking is free on the weekends.  There are several municipal and privately owned parking lots near the Dena’ina Center with over 2,000 spaces available.

Anchorage and Mat-Su participants are strongly encouraged to carpool!


If you have not yet made your hotel reservations, there are several nearby hotels offering very reasonable conference rates.

We currently have more than 50 people on our waitlist.

How to Cancel Your Registration
If you find that you are unable to attend the conference, please let us know so that we can offer your seat to someone else.  There is a large waitlist.

To cancel your registration, call Alaska Staff Development Network at 364-3801 or 364-3809.  We can be reached by email at asdn@alaskaacsa.org.  We will waive the $30 cancellation fee when we fill your seat.  No refunds after January 23.

Anchorage School District staff – please don’t forget to register on MLP. The ASD contact for this conference is Douglas Gray, Director of ECE Special Education.

We look forward to seeing you on January 27!

Kelly Tonsmeire and Douglas Gray


Kelly Tonsmeire
Alaska Staff Development Network
Email:  ktonsmiere@alaskaacsa.org     
Phone:  907-364-3802
Douglas Gray
Director, ECE Special Education
Anchorage School District
Email:  gray_douglas@asdk12.org       
Phone:  907-742-3886