New Training Modules and Facilitator Resources
The National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) has released a number of customizable training modules to support RTI implementation, training, professional development, and evaluation. The modules should be delivered by a trained, knowledgeable professional and are designed as a component of comprehensive professional development that includes supplemental coaching and ongoing support. The modules include PowerPoint presentations with speaker’s notes for use by the trainer and activities and handouts for use during the training. Many of the modules also have an accompanying training manual.
Train the Trainer Materials: Response to Intervention Implementer Series
These materials were developed for those who wish to conduct a Training of Trainers (TOT) for the Response to Intervention Implementer Series Training Modules developed by the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI). TOT facilitators should have extensive knowledge of the Implementer Series training module materials (e.g., PowerPoints, training manuals, and handouts), Facilitator’s Guide, and related readings found on the NCRTI website, such as the Essential Components of RTI—A Closer Look at Response to Intervention. The TOT materials include a PowerPoint presentation, a self-assessment of trainer attributes, a trainer evaluation, and a post training self-assessment.
Using Fidelity to Enhance Program Implementation Within an RTI Framework
This training module was developed for teams implementing a response to intervention (RTI) framework. The module shares information, resources, and activities to enhance participants’ knowledge of fidelity and why it is important to consider within an RTI framework. The module describes considerations for evaluating fidelity across the essential components of RTI, discusses options for measuring fidelity, provides examples of measurement tools, and offers suggestions to improve fidelity through coaching, creating a supportive school culture, and identifying barriers.
Implementing Effective Literacy Practices for Instructing English Language Learners Within the Response to Intervention (RTI) Framework
This training module provides facilitators with materials to conduct a half-day workshop that can be delivered to teachers, administrators, or district RTI teams. The module reviews the research on effective practices for providing literacy instruction to English language learners (ELLs) and how these practices can be applied within the RTI framework. The module includes activities that will help teams consider what action steps they should take in their school or district to improve literacy instruction for ELLs.
Resources for Families
Parent Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Response to Intervention
What is RTI? How does RTI influence referral for special education? These are just two of the questions answered in the Parent FAQ about Response to Intervention. Many families have questions about RTI and how it affects their children. This resource intends to help families understand RTI by answering some frequently asked questions related to its structure, essential components, and the relationship between RTI and the referral and evaluation process for special education services.
The ABCs of RTI in Elementary School: A Guide for Families
The ABCs of RTI in Elementary School: A Guide for Families aims to help parents and other family members of elementary school students understand the essential components of RTI, ask questions about RTI, and learn how the RTI framework may be used to help their children succeed in school. A similar version for middle school students is forthcoming.
A Note from the NCRTI
RTI Pilot Site Selection: Things to Consider
Because of the great importance of pilot sites in effective RTI implementation, teams must take great care in selecting pilot sites that will lead to the desired goals and outcomes of the pilot project. The information brief, RTI Pilot Site Selection: Things to Consider, guides teams through the steps of developing an RTI pilot site selection process. It provides team facilitators discussion questions that they can use to help teams examine their priorities, evaluation strategies, resources, and possible selection processes.
This is the National Center on Response to Intervention's monthly e-newsletter, the RTI Responder. We share the latest research findings about RTI, related information from our partners and the federal Technical Assistance and Dissemination network, as well as the policies, strategies, and techniques that states have developed to implement an RTI model. We hope that you find this newsletter pertinent and informative.