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May 17, 2011 ACTION UPDATE


 
A Pre-K RTI Framework

In this article, the Early Childhood Education Program coordinators at Prairie Children School in Aurora, Illinois explain how to develop socially competent and emotionally resilient young children through a Pre-K RTI framework. Highlighting Prairie Children School's universal practices, the authors provide an overview of the process for developing, implementing, and sustaining these EC practices in order to help young learners acquire social and emotional developmental milestones and prepare for successful engagement with formal schooling experiences.
  

Voices from the Field

To ensure that every child has a successful school experience, the School District of Philadelphia offers help to students experiencing academic or behavioral obstacles to learning through the Comprehensive Student Assistance Process (CSAP). Brenda B. Taylor, the school district's Retired Deputy Chief of the Office of Specialized Instructional Services, discusses the system of student support implemented in order to ensure that all students have an opportunity for a quality education and shares data reflecting student improvement as a result of CSAP.

Support for the Voices From the Field provided by Cambium Learning Group.
 
 
Upcoming RTI Talk:
School Psychologists and RTI
May 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. ET

Response to intervention (RTI) and other problem-solving systems have made the role of the school psychologist even more central. School psychologists can play a number of important roles within an RTI framework. Join Katie Eklund and Montina Romero during our next RTI Talk as they answer your questions about the various roles of school psychologists within RTI. They will also offer tips and examples of strategies to support the effective implementation of RTI based on lessons learned working in local schools.





QUESTION OF THE MONTH

Can you provide some information on using RTI for speech/language therapy? What type of success has there been? Is it possible to describe the models that have been successful for SLPs?

Dr. Judy Rudebusch, CCC-SLP, highlights various RTI practices that speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have been utilizing in classrooms across the country to help struggling students. SLPs can provide in-classroom Tier 1 support, be involved in direct and indirect activities in an RTI framework to support balanced literary interventions, and much more.
 
 
 

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RTI LEADERSHIP FORUM PHOTO GALLERY

View the photo gallery from the RTI Leadership Forum and access videos, material handouts, and transcripts from the December 2010 event.



 
 
RTI Blog: "A Resource That Literally Puts Research at Your Fingertips"

As educators strive to implement RTI in schools across the nation, practices should be grounded in sound research around instruction and assessment. In his latest blog, Principal Bob Heimbaugh highlights the content and features of the Doing What Works Web site—a resource that he accesses when studying ways to improve instructional practice in his Wyoming school district. Discover how utilizing the Doing What Works site can help improve your RTI framework!

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

NCRTI Web site
The National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) has launched an updated and expanded Web site!

•    Navigate the site and learn about RTI through the Essential Components.
•    See What’s New on the homepage.
•    Test your RTI knowledge with the Poll Question.
•    View an array of types of resources like videos, webinars, briefs, question and answers and much more!
•    Find exactly what you are looking for through the new Advanced Search.

Visit the NCRTI Web site to see what's new!

Get RTI Training at the NASP Summer Conferences
The National Association of School Psychologists' 2011 Summer Conferences, scheduled for July 11–13 in Indianapolis, IN, and July 25–27 in Atlantic City, NJ, will offer a variety of sessions focused on RTI. Attendees can take an in-depth look at data-based decision making; get tools to help address social, emotional, and behavioral aspects of RTI;  learn about evidence-based interventions to improve reading, math, organization, homework,  time-management skills; and more. All school professionals who need additional RTI training can benefit from attending the summer conferences. For complete session information and to register online, visit the NASP Web site.

CRTIEC EC RTI Summit
The Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CRTIEC) has announced that the Third Annual EC RTI Summit will take place from September 26-27, 2011, in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico. Visit the CRTIEC Web site for more information on registration.


 
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