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RTI at Work™ Institute

Dallas, Texas | November 16–18, 2016
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  • $649.00 per person for teams of 5 or more

The key to unlocking powerful interventions

What does successful response to intervention look like? when all the pieces come together? The underlying premise of RTI is that schools should not delay providing help for struggling students until they fall far enough behind to qualify for special education, but instead should provide timely, targeted, and systematic interventions to all students who demonstrate the need.

With unprecedented access to nationally recognized experts who have successfully implemented RTI in a variety of settings—often with limited personnel and dwindling resources—you will learn how to create a tiered system of support, that includes:

  • Tier 1 core instruction that ensures all students have access to rigorous essential grade-level curriculum, highly effective teaching, and embedded academic/behavior support.
  • Tier 2 supplemental interventions that support students in grade-level curriculum, immediate prerequisite skills, and academic/social behavior expectations.
  • Tier 3 intensive interventions that develop foundational prerequisite academic skills (reading, number sense, writing, and English language) and behaviors without removing students from essential grade-level curriculum.

With a drill-down breakout approach full of hands-on activities and through interactive and highly engaging keynotes, the institute will explore how to build an intervention program by looking at the four essential elements of a successful RTI model: collective responsibility, concentrated instruction, convergent assessment, and certain access.

Expanding on the methods detailed in their best-selling books Pyramid Response to Intervention and Simplifying Response to Intervention, the presenters include specifics on how to lead the RTI process at the site and district levels. Learn how to create a proactive process to identify students who need help, place them in the proper intervention, monitor their progress, revise interventions as needed, and determine when students no longer need additional support. Each presenter will match theory with practice and offer strategies that can immediately pay big dividends for both students and staff.

  • Create a school or district culture that focuses on student learning.
  • Build a highly effective, collaborative core program.
  • Focus core instruction on rigorous core curriculum.
  • Unpack the CCSS into focused student learning targets.
  • Design, analyze, and utilize common assessments to improve core instruction and guide interventions.
  • Plan for embedded intervention time.
  • Engage and empower students in the learning process.
  • Target interventions to meet individual student needs.
  • Understand the critical components and implementation of a behavioral RTI system.
  • Utilize a site leadership and intervention team to support schoolwide interventions.
  • Design master schedules that provide core instruction, interventions, and elective options for students at risk.
  • Identify effective Tier 3 interventions for students struggling with reading, writing, number sense, and English language.
  • Determine the best ways to utilize schoolwide support staff in the RTI process, including psychologists, counselors, special education teachers, and intervention specialists.
  • Use intervention time to extend learning for students that have already mastered grade-level expectations.
  • Understand the district's role and responsibilities in the RTI process.

Hear from our attendees


Day One
7:008:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:009:45 a.m.


9:4510:00 a.m.


10:0011:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:002:30 p.m.


2:302:45 p.m.


2:454:15 p.m.


Day Two
7:008:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:009:30 a.m.


9:309:45 a.m.


9:4511:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m.12:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

12:452:15 p.m.


2:152:30 p.m.


2:304:00 p.m.


4:004:45 p.m.

Team Time

Day Three
7:008:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:0010:15 a.m.

In-Depth Seminars

10:1510:30 a.m.


10:3011:30 a.m.


Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Hotel Parking
Self: $17

All rates are per day and subject to change.

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.

Primary Hotel

The Westin Galleria Dallas

13340 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75240

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $189 per night
Deadline: October 24, 2016


In 36 years of teaching, I۪ve never attended a more professionally run conference. From the integrity of the presenters and the quality of the materials to the organization of the sessions, it was a top-notch affair. I am proud to know that the profession is being served so well by Solution Tree!۝ —Julie Harris, teacher, Willow Groves Elementary School, California

This was a coherent, informative, and empowering approach to establishing RTI in our district. I now have a dramatically clearer concept of RTI than I did before attending. The pacing was excellent. I was constantly learning, but never felt taxed.۝ —Leah Hieber, instructional coach, Wapato Middle School, Washington

Amazing! You helped us become a stronger, more committed team!۝ —Holly Edds, superintendent, Orcutt Unified School District, California

I appreciated hearing from practitioners and professionals who are actively doing their own research and have real understanding of how these ideas can work in the classroom.۝ —Jacey Barnes, teacher, Heritage Middle School, Missouri


The Westin Galleria Dallas

13340 Dallas Parkway

Dallas, Texas

Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation after the event. Please check with your department of education for CEU availability.

Additional Information

Included with your registration

The PLC at Work® Cartoon Book

The PLC at Work® Cartoon Book

These clever cartoons, with introductions from Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour, give a lighthearted perspective on professional learning community topics.