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March 20, 2013 ACTION UPDATE

Tiered Instruction and Intervention in a Response-to-Intervention Model
The heart of any Response-to-Intervention (RTI) model lies in the use of tiered instructional processes. In the article, Tiered Instruction and Intervention in a Response-to-Intervention Model Edward Shapiro provides the reader with a clear understanding of why instruction needs to be a priority in implementing a multi-tier system of supports.  
The Reality of School Transformation
Steve Kukic, the new Director of School Transformation at the National Center for Learning Disabilities, believes school transformation is possible and highlights many of the new ways NCLD is working to make school transformation a reality for all schools and districts in his blog post, The Reality of School Transformation.
Upcoming RTI Talk: The Legal Dimension of RTI
April 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET
The legal dimension of response to intervention (RTI) has been the subject of considerable confusion. Join Perry Zirkel, University Professor of Education and Law at Lehigh University, during our next RTI Talk as he answers your questions regarding the foundational elements of RTI-related legislation, regulations, and case law. Don’t miss this opportunity to submit questions directly to a respected education-law specialist. Submit your questions today!

Ask the Experts

How does the RTI model support students in a Dual Immersion Program? In which language should students be receiving support? Should interventions be provided is their native language if the subject is only being taught in that student’s second language?

Amy Galicia, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder, details how meeting the child’s needs should come first when deciding on the sequence of instruction with a dual immersion program.

RTI Students

Promising Examples of RtI Practices for Urban Schools
There are many examples of RTI models thriving in urban school settings across the country. In Promising Examples of RTI Practices for Urban Schools readers are given a solid overview for how urban settings have embraced the essential components of RTI and made the models of implementation work for the unique challenges and strengths inherent in urban school settings.


RTI Talks

RTI Talks are regularly scheduled, live, web-based discussions on issues related to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention. If you aren’t available to join the live Talk, we archive the transcript so you can visit this online resource as often as you like. Previous Talks have explored the connection between RTI and topics such as mathematics instruction, school-wide positive behavior support, family-school partnerships, universal screening, data-based decision making, and much more. To read archived transcripts visit RTI Talks and click on the highlighted Talk topic you wish to review.

Special Education Law Symposium
Lehigh University is offering a Special Education Law Symposium, Legal Strategies & Successes on the Cutting Edge, on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, June 23-28, 2013. Designed for a national audience, this intensive one-week, well-balanced program is available on both a non-credit and graduate-credit basis and provides a thorough analysis of the leading issues under the IDEA and Section 504. The topics include eligibility; RTI; FAPE; LRE; discipline; remedies; and autism. Register today!

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