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2015 BEST/MTSS Summer Institute


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June 22 - 25, 2015
Killington Grand Resort
Killington, Vermont

As of March 19, 2015, the BEST/MTSS Institute is FULL!!!

Please contact Anne Dubie ( or 656-5775) to be put on a wait list


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The BEST/MTSS Summer Institute provides opportunities for school teams of educators, family members, community and human services providers to share and learn strategies for improving and strengthening the systems, data and practices within a multi-tiered system of supports.  Expect to learn about new programs, curricula, practices and activities that emphasize positive, research-based strategies to support all of our students. Individual or team-attended strands and workshops are intentionally designed to complement afternoon school team planning for building an effective multi-tiered system of supports.

Cost per Team Member$535 registration fee per person! The per person fee includes Institute presentations, program materials (unless otherwise specified), morning refreshments, and 4 lunches (excludes lodging & dinners).  Family members are encouraged to be invited as team members at a reduced rate of $265 (one discounted family member per team).

Individuals must attend as part of a school or SU/District Team (min. of two people/team). Please encourage all team members to register right away! Once registration is full, we can no longer accept additional team members. Each individual team member must complete the online registration form by April 1st! 

How to register and prepare for the 2015 BEST/MTSS Summer Institute:

Each team member must select a first, second and third strand and workshop choice. Consider whether to attend the Institute for three credits (What do I need to do to take the BEST/MTSS Summer Institute Course?). Then, complete the on-line Individual Registration Form. Please identify one member of your team to list as Team Leader on your Individual Registration Form.

After individual registrations are completed, the Team Leader makes sure that the school/district sends in the fees, and indicates the names of all the team members that will be attending. Check should be made payable to: UVM. Please mail payments to:

Anne Dubie
University of Vermont, CDCI
208 Colchester Ave., 307 Mann Hall
Burlington, VT 05405

Deadline for individual registration is April 1st. Invoices will be sent no later than April 4th. Due date for payment of all school team members is May 15th. Registrations will only be confirmed for attendance once payment is received.  This Institute is expected to fill up fast — registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

All outstanding balances owed to UVM-BEST must be paid prior to registration!

For reservations at The Killington Grand Resort call 1-800-282-9955 and mention the BEST/MTSS Summer Institute for a special rate of approximately $130 per night, double occupancy .

Schedule a Pre-Institute Planning Meeting with your team.
Determine norms & roles for BEST/MTSS Summer Institute team time.
Review the Camp List
Begin outlining what your team hopes to accomplish during Team Time at BEST/MTSS Summer Institute.

Enjoy yourself!
Complete and submit your team's Implementation Strategy Form.

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