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July 26, 2012 ACTION UPDATE

The Legal Dimension of RTI: Part 1. The Basic Building Blocks
Part one of a three part series by Perry Zirkel, The Legal Dimension of RTI: The Basic Building Blocks, concentrates on defining and explaining the foundational elements of RTI-related legislation, regulations and case law. Concisely detailing the legal grounds for RTI, this article is an invaluable tool for anyone wanting to learn how Response to Intervention is woven into current regulations at the Federal and state levels.  
Early Warning Signs: Moving From Reaction to Prevention
Successfully implementing RTI in secondary settings requires a strong plan for addressing drop-out prevention. Early Warning Signs: Moving from Reaction to Prevention details how developing early warning sign programs within RTI models can generate real change for students on the path to dropping out. The article shares two examples from real programs and offers suggestions for strengthening existing early warning programs.
RTI Blog: Successful Strategies
In this month’s blog, Professional Learning Communities, Data Driven Decision Making, and Response to Intervention, Lauren Campsen takes us into the thinking process of some of our country’s most successful principals and shines a light on the top three strategies successful principals use to turn struggling schools into successful schools.

Ask the Experts

Can Occupational Therapists provide direct services under RTI or does there need to be an IEP in place for a child to receive OT services?

In her response, Sandra Schefkind of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), explores the scope of therapists’ responsibilities in schools and early intervention settings and offers resources to provide guidance.


How to Utilize RTI Action Network Resources for Professional Development
Professional development plays a key role in RTI implementation efforts — for both the experienced implementers on staff and new members of the team. In her article, How to Utilize RTI Action Network Resources for Professional Development, Dawn Miller provides examples of how she has used the diverse resources on the RTI Action Network’s web site as professional development opportunities.


RTI Innovations Conference

The 15th annual RTI Innovations Conference will be held from September 27-28th 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Visit the RTI Innovations Conference website for more information on registration.
Deadline Extended—Limited Space Available
Due to popular demand, the RTI Leadership Network has extended the application deadline for the 2012-2013 school year. Leadership Network members receive 9 months of specialized professional development through monthly mentoring calls, entry into a community of professionals from across the country, monthly e-tips and topical resources, and access to on-demand and individualized problem solving with expert mentors. Don’t miss out, apply today!
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