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RTI 2010 Webinar series materials

IRA's Commission on RTI developed a series of webinars in early 2010 to address important aspects of the Response to Intervention topic. A distinguished panel of experts presented at the series and their presentations and supplemental materials are posted here.

RTI 2010 Webinar Series

  1. Overview of IRA Principles on RTI, February 2, 2010
    An overview of the six “Guiding Principles for Educators” that have been adopted as the Position Statement of IRA on RTI. This webinar highlighted the principles and related components, linking them to concerns and issues raised by IRA members. The subsequent webinars will focus on each of the principles in more detail. Download the presentation from the Overview webinar.
  2. Systemic and Collaborative, February 24, 2010
    Practical embedded and content-specific strategies for approaching RTI from a systemic perspective. IRA Commission members (and participants) discussed strategies for initiating/sustaining RTI, focusing on the need for collaboration between and among a wide range of professionals. Download the presentation from tje Systemic and Collaborative webinar.
  3. Core Instruction, March 10, 2010
    IRA Commission (and participants) reviewed the key elements of good first instruction and framework for classroom literacy instruction K-6. Download the presentation for the Core Instruction webinar.
  4. Differentiated Instruction, March 23, 2010, 8 p.m. EST
    Learn the RTI principles to guide instruction or intervention that is flexible enough to respond to evidence from student performance and teaching interactions. Download the presentation from the Differentiated Instruction webinar.
  5. Linguistic Diversity, April 15, 2010, 6 p.m. EST
    Learn effective ways to implement RTI to meet the challenges of linguistically diverse students. Download the presentation from the Diversity webinar.
  6. Assessment, May 11, 2010, 8 p.m. EST
    RTI demands assessment that can inform language and literacy instruction meaningfully. Classroom teachers and reading/literacy specialists play a central role in conducting assessments and using assessment results to plan/monitor student performance. Download the presentation from the Assessment webinar.
  7. Expertise, May 18, 2010, 8 p.m. EST
    The greater the literacy difficulty, the greater the need for expertise in literacy teaching and learning. Learn comprehensive approaches to professional preparation that involve preservice, induction, inservice education ― and the importance of working with mentors. Download the presentation from the Expertise webinar.
  8. RTI at Secondary Level, June 1, 2010, 8 p.m. EST
    How to make RTI systemic and comprehensive at middle and high schools. What instructional strategies fit well with an RTI approach across Social Studies, Math, Science, English and other content disciplines. How adolescent development informs best RTI practices in secondary schools. Download the presentation from the RTI at the Secondary Level webinar.

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