RTI at Work™ Institute

RTI at Work™ Institute

CAD$709.00
  • $689.00 CAD per person for teams of 5 or more
 

The right way to intervene

What does successful response to intervention or multitiered system of support look like when all the pieces come together? The underlying premise of RTI and MTSS 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 behavioural support.
  • Tier 2 supplemental interventions that support students in a grade-level curriculum, immediate prerequisite skills, and academic and social behaviour expectations.
  • Tier 3 intensive interventions that develop foundational prerequisite academic skills (reading, numeracy, writing, and English language) and behaviours 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 behavioural 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

Keynote speakers

Hear from our attendees

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Wednesday, August 26th

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

2:45–4:15 p.m. Breakouts

Thursday, August 27th

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

Friday, August 28th

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 Information: Hotel Halifax: $29 Valet; $24 Self with in and out privileges, Hourly Parking available at Nova Centre

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

Hotel Halifax

1990 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1P2
833.357.8155

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $189 CAD per night
Deadline: July 27, 2020 or until group rate is sold out

“I am going home with a positive energy to try to lead RTI and to help our school become a place where all students can learn. Currently this is not happening...I know what we need to do and where we have work to do.”

Brenda Bella, special education coordinator, Island Catholic Schools, British Columbia

“Appreciated the effort the presenters invested in using Canadian/provincial educational vocabulary and stats. Appreciated the humour, energy, and common sense! Well done!”

Paula Giddings-Philip, teacher, Everest Elementary School, Quebec

“It was all very informative and gave us, as a team, a good basis for further discussion concerning what we are doing in our school and what needs to be changed. It certainly was thought provoking!”

Sharon Conway, teacher, Sawyerville Elementary School, Quebec

“Our team came away from this event with hope for our school/students. We feel we have pertinent information and much-needed tools to be able to begin our journey to RTI.”

Brenda Bercovitch, teacher, Pierre Elliott Trudeau School, Quebec

Venue

Halifax Convention Centre

1650 Argyle Street

Halifax, Nova Scotia


Additional Information

Included with your registration

Taking Action

Taking Action

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.