Training Modules

Training Modules can be used for self learning as well as shared in professional development settings to increase the understanding of MTSS/RTI among all staff. Modules should be delivered by a trained, knowledgeable professional. These training modules are designed to be a component of comprehensive professional development that includes supplemental coaching and ongoing support. The Training Facilitator's Guide, which is a companion to all the training modules, is designed to assist facilitators in delivering the training modules developed by the Center.

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Center Resources

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This module is designed to help participants plan effective and appropriate professional development based on research, data, and best practices. Through the module participants will increase their understanding of the necessary considerations for developing a professional development plan, increase awareness of available professional development tools, and draft a professional development plan.

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The training module, Implementing Effective Literacy Practices for Instructing English Language Learners Within the Response to Intervention (RTI) Framework, 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 (ELL) and how these practices can be applied within the RTI framework.

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Using the latest research from implementation science, the Implementing RTI training module illustrates how using effective implementation strategies are critical for successful RTI outcomes and provides guidance for districts and schools at any stage of implementation. The module provides advice on how to avoid common implementation pitfalls, highlights the importance of implementing with fidelity, using data to inform decision making at each implementation stage, and evaluating your RTI framework.

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This training module was developed for teams implementing a response to intervention (RTI) framework at the middle school level. This module shares information about RTI implementation, essential components, practices, and considerations at the middle school level.

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Through this module participants will become familiar with the essential components of an RTI framework with a particular focus on universal screening and data-based decision making using screening data. The module covers (1) basic information on screening, (2) assessments used within an RTI framework, and (3) skills needed to use screening data to identify students at risk, to conduct basic data analysis using screening data, and to establish a screening process. 

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The RTI Implementer Series Module 2: Progress Monitoring focuses on the essential components of an RTI framework with a particular focus on progress monitoring. The module covers basic information on progress monitoring and a multi-step process for selecting progress monitoring tools. Data-based decision making is embedded throughout the module with content focused on using progress monitoring data to evaluate and make decisions about instruction, to set goals, and to establish an effective progress monitoring system. 

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Through this module participants will become familiar with the essential components of an RTI framework with a particular focus on the multi-level prevention system. The module covers the three levels of a multi-level prevention system (primary, secondary, and tertiary), selecting evidence-based practices, and making decisions about student movement between levels of the prevention system.

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This training module was developed for teams implementing a response to intervention (RTI) framework and planning to evaluate their RTI model. This module provides a rationale for conducting an RTI evaluation, information on measuring fidelity of implementation, activities for applying new knowledge, discussion questions for team planning time, and gives examples of tools and data that can be used to measure indicators of RTI success. 

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This collaborative report and training module summarizes what the High School Tiered Interventions Initiative (HSTII) has learned about effective implementation of RTI in high schools. It provides a brief description of the RTI framework and the essential components of RTI, illustrates how the essential components of RTI are implemented at eight high schools, and highlights contextual factors unique to high schools as well as how these factors can affect school-level implementation of tiered interventions. The training module includes a template to facilitate discussions about high school tiered interventions with school staff.

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These materials are intended for use by those wishing to conduct a Training of Trainers (TOT) for the Response to Intervention Implementer Series. TOT facilitators should have knowledge of the materials provided here, the Implementer Series training module materials (e.g., PowerPoints, training manuals, and handouts), Facilitator’s Guide, and related readings found on the Center's  website.

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The Training Module Facilitator’s Guide is intended to support teachers, professors, and other providers of professional development as they plan and deliver training modules developed by the Center. The guide describes the structure of Center training modules and offers suggestions for delivery. 

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This training module describes the difference between RTI and traditional assessment for learning disabilities, the basics of RTI using a three-tier model, and instructional interventions within each tier. The module also discusses progress monitoring, the basics of curriculum based measurement (CBM), and using progress monitoring data to make decisions within an RTI framework.

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This training module was developed for teams implementing a response to intervention (RTI) framework. This module shares information, resources, and activities to enhance participant’s knowledge of fidelity or integrity and why it is important to consider within an RTI framework. The module describes (1) considerations for evaluating fidelity across the essential components of RTI, (2) discusses options for measuring fidelity, (3) provides examples of measurement tools, and (4) suggestions to improve fidelity through coaching, supportive school culture, and identification of barriers.

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The RTI Implementer Series Self-Paced Learning Modules is a series of 11 learning modules for implementers of Response to Intervention (RTI). The learning modules are intended to provide foundational knowledge about the essential components of RTI and to build an understanding about the importance of RTI implementation. They were adapted as self-paced and downloadable versions of the RTI Implementer Series Training Modules upon which they are based. Each module includes the learning module (live version and downloadable version), transcript, PowerPoint presentation, handouts, and the training manual (if avaialble). 

Non-Center Resources

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This series of professional learning modules, released by the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt), presents Response to Intervention (RTI) as a culturally responsive framework for ensuring evidence-based, high-quality opportunities to learn in inclusive settings for all students, including those who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Together, the modules are designed to help participants become familiar with the basic structures and features of culturally responsive RTI, expand upon traditional views of what counts as evidence in research and practice, and design interventions that take into account the role of culture in teaching and learning.

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The CEEDAR Center has designed a Course Enhancement Module (CEM) on Classroom and Behavior Management which is designed to support participants in gaining an understanding of assessment tools and intervention practices that can be integrated within a comprehensive, evidence-based behavioral intervention program. The multi-part module covers universal, supplemental, and intensive supports including supports for students with intensive behavioral needs.