RTI at Work™ Institute

RTI at Work™ Institute
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  • $669.00 per person for teams of 5 or more
 

On Sunday, October 1, Mike Mattos and his family were attending a music festival in Las Vegas where a mass shooting occurred. Mike and his family are safe but understandably distraught.

This means that Mike will not be speaking at our RTI Institute in Virginia Beach. Mike will instead remain with his family and support them during this vulnerable time.

We wish to extend our condolences to all of those impacted by this tragedy.


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 in 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 a rigorous, essential grade-level curriculum, highly effective teaching, and embedded academic and behavioral support.
  • Tier 2 supplemental interventions that support students in a grade-level curriculum, immediate prerequisite skills, and academic and 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, this institute explores how to build an intervention system 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 matches theory with practice and offers strategies that can immediately increase effectiveness for 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.

Hear from our attendees

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Download the detailed agenda and summaries

Tuesday, October 3rd

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.–12:30 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Keynote

2:00–2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15–3:45 p.m. Breakouts

Wednesday, October 4th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30–9:45 a.m.

Break

9:45–11:00 a.m. Breakouts
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:00–1:15 p.m.

Keynote

1:15–1:45 p.m.

Break

1:45–3:00 p.m. Breakouts
3:00–3:45 p.m. Team Time

Thursday, October 5th

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

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

Parking is Complimentary.

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

DoubleTree by Hilton Virginia Beach

1900 Pavilion Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757.422.8900

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $119 per night
Deadline: September 8, 2017 or until group rate is sold out
Online Reservations

“In 36 years of teaching, I’ve 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

Venue

Virginia Beach Convention Center

1000 19th Street

Virginia Beach, Virginia


Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation after the event. Please check with your department of education for CEU availability.
San Diego State University graduate credit information.


Additional Information

Included with your registration

Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work™

Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work™

This practical implementation guide will teach you the RTI process (or MTSS) and how it can drive continuous improvement and academic success for your school.