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RTI at Work™ Institute
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Syracuse, New York | June 28–30, 2016
$669.00
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  • USD$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, numeracy, 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 standards 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, numeracy, 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 who have already mastered grade-level expectations.
  • Understand the district's role and responsibilities in the RTI process.

Learn from leading experts

Hear from our attendees

Weekday, Month Day

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45–10:00 a.m.

Break

10:00–11:30 a.m. Breakouts
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Keynote

2:30–2:45 p.m.

Break

2:45–3:15 p.m. Breakouts

Weekday, Month Day

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30–9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45–11:15 a.m. Breakouts
11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

12:45–2:15 p.m.

Keynote

2:15–2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30–4:00 p.m. Breakouts
4:00–4:45 p.m. Team Time

Weekday, Month Day

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–10:15 a.m.

In-Depth Seminars

10:15–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30–11:30 a.m.

Keynote

Keynotes

In Praise of American Educators . . . and How They Can Become Even Better

Richard DuFour

This keynote is based on the following assertions:

  1. The current generation of American educators is achieving the best results in history.
  2. The consequences for students who do not succeed in the American educational system have never been more dire.
  3. Our profession has the ability to create conditions that can lead to dramatic improvement in both student and adult learning.
  4. We must accept responsibility for the fact that these conditions are not yet the norm in American schools.

Dr. DuFour provides explicit information regarding the conditions that must be created and presents a candid assessment of how many schools are skirting their responsibility to do what must be done.


Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill: Becoming a Professional Learning Community

Robert Eaker

Achieving significant improvement in learning for all students is a difficult, complex, and incremental journey. While the PLC process provides educators with the most promising vehicle to undertake this journey, the focus must remain on each student۪s learningskill by skill. Dr. Eaker shares ideas, examples, and research-based methods useful in implementing proven PLC practices with specificity, precision, and fidelity.

Breakouts

Richard DuFour

Common Formative Assessments: The Lynchpin of the PLC Process
The effective use of team-developed common formative assessments is the single most powerful tool available to a school for accelerating its progress on the PLC journey. See how educators can use these assessments to better meet students۪ needs and inform and improve their practice.

Getting Started: Building Consensus and Responding to Resisters
Gain a deep understanding of what consensus means, and learn best practices for building consensus among faculty. Explore seven research-based strategies to address resistance, and return to your school with clear ideas for breaking the traditional barriers of isolation and individual autonomy.


Robert Eaker

Friday Night in America: A Commonsense Approach to Improving Student Achievement
Improving student learning is a difficult, complex, and incremental endeavor. However, practices that coaches and others use to ensure student success are similar to strategies teacher teams can employ to enhance academic success. Find out how teams can suit up and use powerful strategies to win in the classroom as well as on the field.

A Focus on Learning: What Would It Look Like If We Really Meant It?
There is a fundamental difference between schools that function as PLCs and their more traditional counterparts: a shift from a focus on teaching and covering content to a focus on learning for every student, skill by skill. Learn specific strategies that schools, teams, and teachers use to enhance student success.

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Venue

The Oncenter

515 Montgomery Street

Syracuse, New York


Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 4–6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your state department of education for CEU availability.


Additional Information

Product code: CFF429

Hosted by: Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES


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