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February 6, 2009 Workshop

NH RESPONDS School Team Training on Response to Intervention (RTI) for Behavior or Literacy: Universal Prevention and Intervention.


This two-day training series is open to any NH public or charter school considering or beginning implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) for behavior support or literacy. School teams (minimum of 3 people) will need to choose an RTI Literacy or an RTI Behavior Support strand and must commit to attend both days of this 2-part event on February 6th and March 13th. The primary focus of both strands will be on understanding and perfecting the universal, or primary, level of RTI.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Steve Goodman currently serves as Co-Director for Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi), a statewide initiative to improve the behavior and academic outcomes of elementary and middle school students.

Literacy Level A: For schools who are considering using a tiered RTI model of support for literacy instruction, this strand provides an overview of the components recognized as best practice in the current research. After learning the components of the RTI model for literacy instruction, the focus of this strand is on the research-based, recommended practices of the model for both universal classroom instruction and universal teaming.

Presenters: Leigh Rhode and Eileen Leavitt

Literacy Level B: For schools that have already begun using RTI for literacy, the focus of this strand is on the research-based, recommended practices of the model for both universal classroom instruction and universal teaming and organizational features.

Presenters: Michael McSheehan and Stephanie Spadorcia

Behavior Level A: This strand is designed for schools considering the adoption of Positive Behavior Supports (PBIS) as a tiered RTI for behavior support. The outcomes of this readiness strand are to support schools in (1) making an informed decision about whether to adopt PBIS and (2) understanding the features of an effective universal leadership team that can oversee the design of systems, data and practices for implementation of the universal system.

Presenter: Eric Mann

Behavior Level B: This strand is designed for schools that have gained commitment and are ready to begin implementation of the universal tier of PBIS as RTI for behavior support. The outcomes of this implementers strand are to (1) establish the universal leadership team and processes and (2) design the universal system of behavior support for implementation in fall 2009.

Presenter: Howard Muscott

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