The Leadership Network is an online leadership mentoring program that equips buildings and districts to effectively implement Response to Intervention (RTI).
“[The Leadership Network] is the lifesaver in tough financial times for professional development as we strive to best serve students and their learning, our community’s expectations for schooling and education, and most importantly, give our staff tools and skills to meet the…state and federal mandates placed upon schools these days”
– Superintendent, Edinburg, IL
“By using the information I received through the Leadership Network, my district was able to deepen our understanding of RtI and the important steps to consider in piloting and scaling up the initiative.”
– Director of Extended Learning and Academic Intervention, Rochester, NY
“It’s great to be able to hear ideas from people who are engaged in this work in so many different school districts across the county!”
– Response to Instruction and Intervention Coordinator, Los Angeles, CA
“The RTI Action Leadership Network has been an integral tool in helping me to provide my district with the leadership necessary to successfully develop and implement an effective RTI model.”
– Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Babylon, NY
“By using the information I received through the Leadership Network, my district was able to begin the process of developing an action plan for implementing RTI. “
– Director of Student Services, Sharon, MA
New for the 2012-2013 School Year:
Mentoring for Building and District Teams!
The RTI Action Network offered building and district teams support for the 2012-2013 school year to make RTI implementation a success. Participating teams are receiving 9 months of professional development for only $900 and
- Belong to a community of practice with other building- or district-based teams matched for level of RTI experience, grade levels where RTI is being implemented, and focus of implementation. These communities of practice are led by a mentor who is experienced in RTI implementation.
- Join monthly mentoring calls with your group to discuss a specific aspect of RtI, including: screening and benchmarking, leadership and building capacity, and response to intervention and learning disability identification.
- Engage in online conversations and the sharing of resources on Edmodo, a social network for schools and educators.
- Have access to on-demand and individualized problem solving with the mentor who leads the community of practice
- Receive monthly e-tips, the RTI Action Network’s monthly e-newsletter, and other resources
- A Certificate of Attendance for continuing education purposes
Unique Qualities of the Leadership Network
- Target audience of building and district RTI teams who are in the position of driving the change and building the infrastructure needed to achieve sustainable transformation
- Focus on RTI as a proven framework for achieving improved student outcomes
- Individualized attention
- Use of student data to measure the Leadership Network’s impact on all students
Components of the Leadership Network that support RTI Implementation
- Communities of Practice: Teams are placed in communities of practice that are matched for level of RTI experience, grade levels where RTI is being implemented, and focus of implementation. These communities of practice are led by a mentor who is experienced in RTI implementation.
- Monthly Mentoring Calls: Using Adobe® ConnectTM for Web Meetings, teams meet with their mentoring group each month for a one-hour presentation and discussion that focus on a specific aspect of RtI, including: screening and benchmarking, leadership and building capacity, and response to intervention and learning disability identification. There is also an opportunity for group conversations and the sharing of resources to continue on Edmodo – a social network for schools and educators.
- On demand problem solving with mentor
- Monthly e-tips and other resources
- The RTI Action Network’s monthly e-newsletter
Data demonstrates the impact of the Leadership Network on participants’ leadership skills, school systems, and student outcomes.
Below are some data from the 2009-2010 school year. Data from the 2010-2011 school year are available on our Evaluation and Impact page.
Impact on Students in the 2009-2010 school year – the first year of the Leadership Network
- As many as 57% of schools experienced gains in proficiency on state assessments in Reading and Math for students with disabilities as well as student overall
- Of schools that had a history of declining student achievement, 71% and 61%, respectively, reversed their downward trend in Reading and Math
- 75% of schools experienced a decline in disciplinary referrals
- 53% of schools experienced a decline in special education referrals
Increase in Percentage of Student Proficiency – Grades 3-8*
*Includes only those schools with sufﬁcient number of students with disabilities for disaggregation of state data.
Decrease in Discipline Referrals
Special Education Referrals – Grades 3-8
Our Logic Model outlines our vision for the impact of the Leadership Network.
Our Evaluation and Impact page includes additional data on student impact as well as evaluation summaries.
Email the RTI Action Network if you have any questions.
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