What is RtI?

Response to Intervention or RtI can be defined as a school-wide, multi-tiered prevention framework that provides supplemental, needs-specific intervention to students with learning problems, most notably in the area of reading.   Key components of an RtI framework involve: (1) data driven assessment and problem-solving and tiered supports.  Data driven assessment and problem-solving occur at all levels of the framework and includes universal screening to determine risk status and progress monitoring to determine student response to supplemental intervention.  Tiered support or intervention increases in intensity based on student needs and progress.   RtI operates within a collaborative context that includes educators and families working together to promote academic student success.  For a comprehensive definition of RtI, its components, and NYS regulations click here.

Webinar: Strand #18 - Developing Reading Comprehension for Children in Prekindergarten to Grade 2 at Tier One or Core Instruction

Posted 4 weeks ago

This webinar series will address how teachers can increase the effectiveness of teacher read-alouds, shared reading of complex texts, and small group reading of instructional level texts for developing the comprehension of young children.

Webinar: Strand #17 - Fostering Reading Comprehension for Children in Grade 3 to Grade 6 at Tier One or Core Instruction

Posted 4 weeks ago

This webinar series will focus on developing high level reading comprehension for ALL students in the intermediate grades.

Professional Development Opportunity: Response to Intervention: A Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Posted 1 month ago

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is school-wide, data-driven prevention model designed to maximize the impact of academic and behavioral instruction and intervention on student outcomes.

Dr. Alison Boardman | October 4, 2016, 9 am-3 pm

The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) emphasize the need for content area teachers to address the literacy needs of ALL students and provide instruction that supports student engagement and discussion of complex text and understanding of academic vocabulary. This 2-day + one webinar session PD event is designed to provide intermediate, middle, and secondary teachers an opportunity to learn and infuse specific reading strategies within core instruction in the content areas. Day One presents a comprehensive overview of Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), a research-validated instructional model designed to improve reading comprehension and content learning in general education and intervention settings in grades 4-12. On Day 2, participants learn how to fine tune strategy use, to incorporate cooperative learning into text-based discussions, and to lesson plan using CSR strategies and discipline-specific content and materials. A one hour, follow-up webinar is designed to further support successful implementation of CSR in content-area instruction. CSR can be used to differentiate core instruction in content area classrooms or as an intervention at Tier 2 or 3 of an RtI model. Participants will be given access to materials needed to implement CSR.

Dr. Alison Boardman | October 5, 2016, 9 am-3 pm

The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) emphasize the need for content area teachers to address the literacy needs of ALL students and provide instruction that supports student engagement and discussion of complex text and understanding of academic vocabulary. This 2-day + one webinar session PD event is designed to provide intermediate, middle, and secondary teachers an opportunity to learn and infuse specific reading strategies within core instruction in the content areas. Day One presents a comprehensive overview of Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), a research-validated instructional model designed to improve reading comprehension and content learning in general education and intervention settings in grades 4-12. On Day 2, participants learn how to fine tune strategy use, to incorporate cooperative learning into text-based discussions, and to lesson plan using CSR strategies and discipline-specific content and materials. A one hour, follow-up webinar is designed to further support successful implementation of CSR in content-area instruction. CSR can be used to differentiate core instruction in content area classrooms or as an intervention at Tier 2 or 3 of an RtI model. Participants will be given access to materials needed to implement CSR.

Dr. Katherine Dougherty Stahl | October 5, 2016, 4-5:15 pm

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