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May 18, 2010 ACTION UPDATE

Leadership Network

We are currently accepting applications for the 2010 – 2011 Leadership Network program. The RTI Action Network's Leadership Network supports district and building leaders in the effective implementation of Response to Intervention to improve student achievement. Members receive mentoring from an experienced RTI implementer, free resources such as monthly e-tips and a subscription to our monthly newsletter, involvement in an online community, and much more. The application process will close on July 30th, 2010. Submit your application today!

RTI Blog

Learn about the benefits of the RTI Action Network Leadership Network from an active participant. In his latest blog, Principal Bob Heimbaugh shares insights gained from serving as a Leadership Network mentor for the past school year. Find out why Mr. Heimbaugh believes you should join this group of outstanding educators who are coming together under the concept of RTI to improve learning opportunities for children.
Upcoming RTI Talk:
Building a Master Schedule to Facilitate RTI
June 2, 2010 at 3 p.m. ET

Join Leslie Van Kleek and Steven Vandemark during our next RTI Talk as they answer your questions about building workable master schedules with the flexibility to respond to student needs at both the elementary and secondary school levels. This Talk provides an opportunity for you to submit questions directly to RTI implementers experienced in scheduling to accommodate core instruction, intervention time, team meetings, and planning. Submit advance questions now or simply join the chat live on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 3 p.m. ET.

Presented by the RTI Action Network in collaboration with the National Center on Response to Intervention, this Talk is a companion to the May 25th webinar, "Developing Effective Schedules at the Elementary Level."


Does the RTI framework address students who are considered gifted?

Dr. Sheldon Horowitz, NCLD's Director of Professional Services, emphasizes that RTI is not just about looking for kids who are struggling.

Read more to learn how RTI supports all kids and helps educators understand and address their learning and behavioral needs in an effective, time sensitive and standards-appropriate manner.

Ask the Experts 

Ask the Experts

Send us your RTI-related questions and one of our experienced implementers and/or researchers will provide an informative answer on the regularly updated Ask the Experts page.

Visit the page now!

NCRTI Webinar: Developing Effective Schedules at the Elementary Level

On May 25, 2010 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET, the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) invites you to join their webinar: "RTI Implementation: Developing Effective Schedules at the Elementary Level." Dr. Alexandra Hilt-Panahon and Dr. Karen Gischlar are the guest presenters and will address issues surrounding the development of effective schedules for the implementation of RTI at the elementary level. Scheduling of core instruction, intervention time, team meetings, and planning will all be addressed. Visit the NCRTI Web site to get more information about joining the webinar.


ASHA Schools 2010 Conference
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) annual conference is being held on July 16-18, 2010 at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will have a session on RTI and will also address the topic in one of the round table discussions on the program. Visit the ASHA Web site for more information about registration.

NCRTI Brief on Essential Components of RTI
The National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) has developed a resource that provides a definition of RTI, reviews essential RTI components, and responds to frequently asked questions. The document provides educators with guidance for RTI implementation that reflects research and evidence-based practices, and supports the implementation of a comprehensive RTI framework.

Summer Institute Conference
The Center for Effective Learning is offering a Summer Institute training event for the Highly Effective Teaching (H.E.T.) program on July 18-21, 2010 in Lake Tahoe, California. The institute offers interactive sessions designed to build the necessary skills to meet the challenges and requirements of today’s standards, benchmarks, and mandates. Participants will learn how to increase student engagement and raise achievement levels through brain-compatibility. Chuck Grable, a mentor in the RTI Action Network Leadership Network, will be presenting a session on how H.E.T. relates to RTI. Early Bird Discount registration has been extended to May 24th, 2010.

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