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The Help You Need to Get Started with RTI

Developing a building-level plan is essential for the successful implementation of RTI. A good place to start is with George Batsche's "Building Support." In this article, Dr. Batsche provides tools and resources for designing and refining your plan.
Another good resource is Susan Hall's series "Create Your Implementation Blueprint." Dr. Hall offers practical tips and activities specific to six stages of implementing RTI based on Dean Fixsen's Stages of Implementation framework.

RTI Interview Series:
Don Deshler on Supporting RTI Implementation

What conditions support the effective implementation of RTI? Watch the brief video featuring Don Deshler, Director of the Center for Research on Learning and the Gene A. Budig Professor of Special Education in the School of Education at the University of Kansas, to learn what makes schools successful in implementing RTI.

Upcoming RTI Talk:
Building Your Blueprint for Successful RTI Implementation
May 22, 2008 at 3 p.m. ET

Join Tom Komp, Principal of Boulevard Elementary School (NY), and George Batsche, Co-Director of the Florida Statewide Problem-Solving/Response to Intervention Project, as they answer your questions about "Building Your Blueprint for Successful RTI Implementation" during our next RTI Talk.


What programs actually work for under-served students, especially in impoverished urban and rural areas?

The core principles of RTI have the potential to address issues surrounding under-served students. Pedro Noguera, a professor in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University, the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, and the co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings, provides several strategies that are showing results in response to this question of the month.


Loring Elementary is a K-5 school in the Minneapolis public school district with an enrollment of 323 students, of whom 80% live in poverty. Douglas Marston, the co-principal investigator of an OSEP sponsored demonstration grant using progress monitoring to deliver an RTI model, describes the challenges Loring faced in implementing RTI and offers advice based on their experience.

RTI is for Tier 3, Too
Blogger -- W. David Tilly III

Nationally recognized RTI implementer Dave Tilly, of Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston, Iowa, blogs on the essential RTI role in "Becoming the Humble Expert." Read his ideas and then post your own thoughts on this important topic today.
National Comprehensive Center on Teacher Quality Online Discussion Board to feature discussion surrounding teacher preparation on the essential instructional strategies within Response to Intervention (RTI). This onlin discussion is scheduled to begin May 5. More information >>

National Center on Response to Intervention Hosts "What is RTI?" Webinar on May 14, 2008. This webinar will describe basic concepts of RTI and how it can be implemented in schools. Examples will be shared to illustrate how teams can be organized within schools to implement RTI. More information >>
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