RTI Leadership Forum
The National Center for Learning Disabilities' RTI Action Network convened nationally renowned RTI leaders in Washington, DC on December 8, 2010 for a robust discussion and debate of RTI successes, persistent challenges, unanswered questions, and recommendations for solutions. Keynote addresses were delivered by Don Deshler, Eamonn Kelly, Alexa Posny, and Michael Yudin. In addition, the panelists explored the following topics:
Panel #1 - Realizing the potential of RTI - How comprehensive is implementation?
Panel #2 - Meeting the needs of struggling learners - How is RTI addressing the needs of students with disabilities, other students who need differentiated instruction, and students who need adequate instruction?
Panel #3 - RTI and learning disabilities identification
Panel #4 - Capacity for fidelity of implementation - What is needed to realize RTI’s potential?
The conversations begun at the live event continue on the RTI Leadership Forum section
of our Web site. Forum agenda and resources for each Panel—videos of the presentations and responses as well as print materials—are posted on the Web site with commenting enabled so you can join the discussion. Share your thoughts on these topics!
The RTI Leadership Forum is made possible by generous funding from the Oak Foundation, the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, and the Good Samaritan Foundation with additional support from Scantron/Spectrum K-12, the Clinical Assessment group of Pearson, Renaissance Learning, Wilson Language Training, the Cambium Learning Group, Winsor Learning, and the 95 Percent Group, Inc.
Video: Comparison of RTI and the Discrepancy Model
The RTI Action Network
offers instructional video and audio content to highlight some of the important issues related to RTI. In our latest video, Jim Crawford, a former school psychologist and assistant principal at Boulevard Elementary in Gloversville, NY, discusses why the tiered RTI framework better enables educators to help struggling students
. Listen to his valuable insights into the differences between the RTI and discrepancy models for determining students' eligibility for intervention services.
Upcoming RTI Talk:
Partnering with Families in an RTI Framework
February 9, 2011 at 1 p.m. ET
Join the Colorado Department of Education team during our next RTI Talk as they answer your questions about developing family-school partnerships based on shared responsibility and shared ownership of student challenges and successes. They will also offer tips and examples of materials they developed to nurture the collaborative process through information sharing, problem solving, and the celebration of student successes.