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2023 Nebraska MTSS Summit

Transformations Through Coherence

October 12-13, 2023 – Hybrid


Join us this fall for the 2023 Nebraska MTSS Summit on Oct. 12 and 13 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 “Transformations Through Coherence.”

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

About the theme

Earlier this year, NDE released an updated NeMTSS Framework and shared glossary to promote coherence within the department and across Educational Service Units, districts, schools and programs statewide.

Aligning with the new framework, the summit will focus on using a whole child approach in the process of implementing a multi-tiered system of support for continuous improvement and providing high-quality and evidence-based social, emotional, behavioral, environmental and academic support for all students.

Presenters and workshops will provide participants with opportunities to systematically promote inclusive practices and support staff in improving outcomes for 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 is now open and is expected to close Sept. 15, unless capacity is reached before then. Registration for virtual or in-person attendance is $125. More details, including how to register and reserve lodging, is available on our summit website.

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting proposals for the 2023 NeMTSS Summit. In addition to keynote presentations, the event will feature two types of sessions:

  • Breakout sessions
  • School spotlight sessions

Please submit proposals online by Friday, June 2 for full consideration. More information on session criteria and how to submit proposals is included below.

Breakout Sessions

To submit a proposal for a breakout session, please fill out this form. Submissions should include a proposed title and keywords for the session, along with a short description of your aims and objectives, expected learner outcomes and how your session will connect with Nebraska educators. We are looking for breakout sessions that address academics, behavioral supports, continuous improvement, early childhood education, secondary MTSS implementation, and social-emotional learning. We are most interested in presenters who can speak to the interconnectedness of systems work and how Nebraska educators can use multi-tiered systems of support to educate every student. Additionally, this year we are looking for select presentations that focus on mindfulness and educator wellness to offer to our participants on Thursday afternoon.

School Spotlights

To submit a proposal for a school spotlight, please fill out this form. Submissions should include information about your session and presenters. We are looking for school spotlights from throughout Nebraska that address successes and growth related to MTSS implementation. We are most interested in programs that can offer stories and examples from their work that other Nebraska schools and programs can find inspiration and information from. Presentations may utilize slideshows, handouts and specific examples to help explain the work you have done in the areas of academics, behavioral supports, continuous improvement, early childhood education, secondary MTSS implementation or social-emotional learning while implementing MTSS. This year’s school spotlights will occur throughout the day on Thursday and Friday, intermixed with other breakout sessions. Please plan to allow 15 minutes for questions and answers at the end of your session.

If you have questions, please email To receive updates about the summit in your inbox, we invite you to join our mailing list.