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Implementing Structures and Methods to Provide Tiered Support through RTI and MTSS: Practical and Effective Ways to Support Students’ Literacy Growth

Nov 20, 2024
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Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2024

Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET

Location: Online, via Zoom

Who Should Attend: Grades K-5 teachers and coaches

Cost: $150 per person

This day is designed to help you offer tiers of intervention to students during whole class, small group, and, when necessary, more individualized instruction. We’ll share ways you can collect student data within your reading and writing workshops and make the most of that data—establishing routines for collection, analysis, and management—so you can use it to plan instruction that best meets the range of needs of your particular students. We’ll also help you avoid the common pitfall of pulling students who need the most consistent support in several different instructional directions. As part of this, we’ll demonstrate how the same strategy might look across different grade levels and across various levels of proficiency, helping you to develop a toolbox of strategies that can be flexibly adapted based on the age and proficiency of the learner.  

You will learn ways to provide Tier II intervention for students who may need it, including ways cycles of small group work can engage kids in repeated practice around key areas. You’ll also envision ways you can use targeted Tier III interventions that are explicit and assessment-based to keep students from special education.

You will leave this workshop with concrete tools and methods for supporting readers at all levels and tiers of instruction. Similarly, you will gain support studying student writing and identifying high-leverage teaching that will propel writers forward. 

Across this day, expect to: 

  • Consider how you can support intervention work strategically across your day and when those interventions are best scheduled.

  • Learn how you can work alongside learning specialists and service providers to best meet students’ needs so that all adults are helping support a child toward the same goals.

  • Explore ways you can provide Tier I, II, and III levels of intervention, with an emphasis on the importance of cycles of small group work that engage kids in repeated practice around key areas.

  • Explore a few powerful intervention programs that are especially helpful for students who need additional support, and hear about ways these programs can be implemented alongside reading and writing workshops.

  • Learn about how universal assessments, such as your state’s screeners, can help you consider patterns and raise questions about your students’ progress. Then explore formative assessments that you can design and/or use to observe students’ progress, and use that progress as a source of direction for your teaching.

  • Learn about schoolwide systems and structures through which you can develop and support targeted plans for subgroups and for individual students.

  • Discover ways to be sure that kids transfer what they learn from your instruction in one area of a curriculum to other areas of