April 24 ERPD

Blended Learning & RtI

We can, whenever we choose, successfully teach all children whose schooling is of interest to us. We already know more than we need to do that. Whether or not we do it must finally depend on how we feel about the fact that we haven’t so far.

--Ron Edmonds, 1982 in DeFour et al., 2004

Opening Session

Learning targets for today:

  • I can explain the basics of RtI.
  • I can connect the I-SS model and RtI.
  • I can explain the layers of the RtI triangle.
  • I can plan ways to provide remediation and/or a tier 1 intervention with my students from now until the end of the year.

No "n"

Turn to the person beside you. When the presenter says "begin," take 3 minutes to tell your partner about what you did last weekend. The CATCH: You CANNOT use words that contain the letter "n."

What is RtI?

What it is:

  • Responsiveness to Instruction (RtI) helps ALL students be successful!
  • It's differentiating to meet all students' needs.
  • It's using data to drive instruction.
  • It's problem solving with a team to provide layers of support for students.

What it isn't:

  • only for EC students
  • a program
  • a one-time thing
  • static
  • only for students with behavior problems

RtI is WHAT we're learning today.

Blended Learning (lab rotation model) is HOW we'll learn about RtI today.

ISS Model and RtI

Look at the photo of the I-SS model. How is it geared toward RtI?

What are you currently doing that can be considered RtI?

Resources for Teacher-led Session

Google presentation

Click HERE to access the presentation on SHS & RtI.

Resources for Lab Session A:

Vocabulary exercise

Visit the RtI network and specifically look for the definitions of the following words:

  • Remediation
  • Intervention

Once you've defined the words above, click HERE to answer survey questions.

Pre-assessment results

Now let's look at how you answered the questions yesterday.

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Making a plan:

  • On the Venn diagram handout, capture the similarities and differences between remediation & intervention.
  • Begin formulating a plan to address the needs of your students for the remainder of the semester. How can you provide remediation & interventions that will close gaps for your students? How can your PLC work together to make this happen?

Resources for Lab Session B:

A Great School

Visit the stixyboard at the link below and add 2 sticky notes and 2 pictures that portray characteristics of a great school. You will need to search the web, save the 2 pictures and then add them to the board. http://www.stixy.com/guest/275732

"I Can't Read" by Lamont Carey

Once you've completed the Needs Assessment Survey, click HERE to view the video.

Youtube override:

Username: ISSTeacher Password: S@f3Br0wse (0 is a zero)

Tying it Together

On your handout, list ways a GREAT school could help OUR "Lamont Careys."

ERPD Feedback

Click HERE to leave feedback on today's session. Leave a yellow note for something NEW you learned, and a blue note for a QUESTION you still have about RtI. Thank you!


clipart: pppst.com, mhcmcintyre.com, developmentcrossroads.com, iss.schoolwires.com, rainbowreaders.com