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March 13, 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.

Literacy Level A workshops, Part 2: The day will begin with a brief review of the RTI model, including the formation of school-based teams. Participants will complete a self-assessment of their current practices to determine their level of readiness for forming of a literacy leadership team in their schools. The primary purposes of a literacy team are to: a) support classroom teachers with professional development opportunities, b) collect, monitor, and analyze data of student progress, and c) determine levels of instructional fidelity and quality in the school.

Presenters: Leigh Rhode and Eileen Leavitt

Literacy Level B workshops, Part 2: School teams will learn about research-based, literacy-related assessment that can be used to determine level of need and for progress monitoring. Our research has shown that a primary professional development need of classroom teachers is how to use assessment data to guide instruction in the classroom for individual students or for the entire class. In addition, participants will learn how to track instruction across and between grade levels.

Presenters: Michael McSheehan and Stephanie Spadorcia

Behavior Support Level A workshops, Part 2: School teams will focus on the features of an effective school-wide system of response to problem behavior, including common conundrums in implementation. Data systems to collect and use discipline referrals as a way to systematically institute prevention and intervention efforts will also be covered. Assessment instruments will provide a snapshot of current practice within the school and suggest where a systematic RTI approach to behavior might be helpful.

Presenter: Eric Mann

Behavior Support Level B workshops, Part 2: School teams will complete assessments of current practice within their schools, suggesting priority areas for attention. In preparation for September 2009, teams will begin planning to engage stakeholders in the understanding and design of PBIS and assess readiness for implementing or refining the features of their universal system of behavior support.

Presenter: Howard Muscott

High School Afternoon Session: Developed for High School to attend and talk with other high school staff about RTI for literacy, behavior and secondary transition.

Presenter: JoAnne Malloy and Maria Agorastou

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