Response to Intervention: Understanding RTI

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

Understanding Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide to Systematic Implementation., by Robert Howell. 2008. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree. 181 pages.

Course Description

This teacher professional development course familiarizes educators with the RTI system for redesigning schools and possible implementation. RTI aims to meet the needs of struggling students through a pyramid of interventions. The course provides a practical RTI model for teachers, administrators and parents with clear examples of strategies to implement the RTI system components into a school setting. Educators will research the concept and results of the RTI system in districts nationwide. They will develop plans or activities for implementing RTI or its variety of recommendations for school improvement and reform.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will acquire an understanding of the basic components and philosophy of the RTI system and design for school for reform. 

2. Participants will study the RTI Multi-tiered Interventions Model Pyramid that explains
the intensive, targeted and universal levels of RTI best practices. 

3. Educators will be presented with solutions to address the root causes of student deficiencies and applications of RTI problem solving strategies. 

4. Participants will be able to use data and benchmarks for addressing special education
issues and concerns along with RTI professional development needs.

5. Educators will research the RTI system regarding its effectiveness in schools where it has been implemented and apply RTI concepts for use in their school district.

Response to Intervention: Understanding RTI

$395

3 Credits

shopping-cart

Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

shopping-cart

Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

(right-click and "Save As" to download)

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards seeks to identify and recognize teachers who effectively enhance student learning and demonstrate the high level of knowledge, skills, abilities and commitments. This course aligns with #1, #2, #3 #4 and #5 of those standards.

Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge or information you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Extended bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

Introduction RTI Overview
1. Common Questions about RTI, Core Principals, Three Tiers of Intervention
2. Leadership: BOE, Administration, School Site. Behavioral Interventions
3. Problem-Solving Teams: Root Cause Analysis, Solution Recommendations
4. Interventions: Special Education Concerns, Professional Development
5. Using Data: Progress Monitoring, Benchmarking, Graphing Student Data
6. Parent Involvement: Inclusion, Team Meetings, Objectives and Strategies
7. Special Education and RTI: Core Curriculum, Resource Alignment
8. Evaluating Progress, Categories of Evaluation, Student Outcomes
9. Sustainability: Discipline Issues, Reading Issues, Preventing Failure

Writing Assignments

After the chapter reviews, write a two-page paper linking key concepts from the book, Understanding Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide to Implementation to your specific classroom context. Compose your writings on areas of interest that are relevant to your teaching discipline or professional experience. This will enhance your capacity to apply the new concepts learned in this course. Focus your writings and activities on the concepts and strategies from the book and related assignments on how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice.

Required Assignments

1. Book chapter readings
2.Chapter reviews and reflections.
3. Research review
4. Project or activity
5. Final Application essay (APA or MA writing style format)

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

Response to Intervention: Understanding RTI

$395

3 Credits

shopping-cart

Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *

shopping-cart

Order: Step 1 of 2

Email * (please provide personal email - school district emails often fail or get blocked)
First Name *
Last Name *
Your School District *
Copyright 2018 Teacher's Learning Center