Hi friends! This blog is for teachers and families- all for the sheer joy of literacy. When we are enthusiastic about reading and writing our students and our own kids become excited to read and write. I hope that we all can be models for those in our care- how did you show your passion for reading, writing, learning, language, or words today?? It's in those small, daily moments that we teach kids to love literacy.

Friday, March 4, 2011

RtI Resource

One the hats I'm wearing this year is as our school's RtI (Response to Intervention) Coordinator. We are just beginning to roll out RtI in my school's district. Our RtI team has been chugging along, trying to demystify what RtI is for ourselves and for our teachers. Boy, it's been a learning process indeed.   

At the CORE Leadership Summit today I had many ah-ha! moments about RtI. In many ways we have been not implementing RtI very well at our school (more meetings and more work is not a winning strategy!). But we're also doing a whole host of things really well (we have effective teachers at our school, etc...). Apparently, the National Center on Response to Intervention is a major force in the field of RtI. I'm excited to explore this resource further in months to come.

If you're a bit confused about this talk about RtI (which we all were at first!), here's how that aforementioned organization defines it:
Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems. With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those interventions depending on a student’s responsiveness, and identify students with learning disabilities.

If your school is rolling out Rti, or will be in the future, check out these informative webinars that the National Center on Response to Intervention has created for the benefit of all: RtI (FREE) Webinars

Hit this link to go directly to the site:
National Center on Response to Intervention

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