RTI training for teachers, educators, parents and schools.
RTI training is meant to help educators and school administrators understand how to effectively implement intervention strategies to help all students experience growth and success on an academic level. Investing in RTI training for your staff is a valuable action because of the many benefits this approach to specialized learning provides not only for teachers, but for parents as well.
From a Teacher’s Perspective
RTI is extremely fluid, and intervention strategies can be applied at any point during the school year. These interventions can be systematically and extensively applied to the student’s situation, depending on their current and ongoing level of need.
RTI also provides individual interventions and is meant to take a student from where they are in terms of their skill level and help them get to grade-level expectations. This means adjustments can be made based on responses to specific interventions for the individual student– not the response of a small group or a whole class.
From a Parent’s Perspective
Many parents approve of RTI systems because their children continue to receive core instruction in their general education classroom. Additionally, parents often recommend RTI methods because if one intervention doesn’t work, there are other options to explore before special education. It also doesn’t use a “wait and see” approach, which can cause students to get so far behind they have to repeat a grade or take additional courses in the summer.
Our RTI training workshops give teachers the tools they need to identify intervention strategies and implement them with success. If you have any questions, please contact us!
RTI Teaching Software – Student progress enhanced with custom instruction.
With proper Response to Intervention (RTI) methods, students have access to tailored instructional strategies to help them catch up and progress as they continue with core instruction. Our teaching software simplifies tracking student progress and identifying which students are receiving different levels of support. Here are some hypothetical situations you can log and track with our teaching software:
- Samantha is a first grader who lacks standard math skills and cannot recognize numbers. She has not been evaluated for special education at this point, but her school provides an hour of small group instruction on a daily basis to help her catch up. Her teacher looks into her progress every week.
- Justin is a fifth grader with dyslexia. He has issues with phonological awareness and decoding, so his IEP team provides 30 minutes of reading instruction several times a week. On a monthly basis, his progress is tracked.
- Kacie is a third grader lagging behind the rest of her classmates in math. She still receives core instruction, but is part of a small group once a week that focuses on developing mathematical skills. Every week, her teacher evaluates and records her progress.
With our RTI teaching software, accelerating learning among high-risk students is easier, and fewer students become at risk as time passes. Making decisions about which students need Tier 2 or Tier 3 intervention can also be made rapidly and reliably. For additional information about our teaching software and its capabilities, please reach out to us today!
RTI Software – Helping teachers, educators and schools with student intervention strategies.
Our RtI software, RtI Stored!, is a comprehensive system designed to help you implement and keep track of instructional and intervention strategies for students on an ongoing basis. With applications for teachers, schools, and school districts, it is the innovative tool you need to track the level of support being provided to each student.
- Comprehensive system—As students journey through the intervention process, our RTI software provides tools for date-stamping events, submitting data, and viewing historical documents. This allows educators to see the level of support for every student from differentiated core instruction through the various tiers of the Multi-Tiered System of Support.
- Leveled access—There are different levels of password-protected access available in our RtI software. For instance, states, districts administrators, building administrators, coaches, counselors, teachers, interventionists, psychologists, speech pathologists, and nurses can view all necessary components through a secure portal.
- Color-coded level of support—Within our software solution, students are color-coded depending on where they are in the intervention process. This allows viewers to clearly see an overall snapshot of who is receiving what type and level of support.
In addition to these components, our software solution provides a comprehensive suite of tools, such as Meeting Creation, Intervention Grouping Features, and the ability to easily run reports on a class, grade, or school level with additional filter options for ongoing continuous improvement.
We want to tell you more about our RtI software solution and how it can make difference for the students in your school, class, or district. For further information or to view a demonstration, please reach out to us today.
Educational Workshops – Educators, Teachers, School Administrators – The difference between MTSS and RtI frameworks for students.
Today, many educators and administrators who attend our MTSS/RTI workshops fail to completely understand the differences between these two critical educational frameworks. While each strives to achieve similar goals, it’s essential that you understand both the subtle and major differences between these two frameworks before attending one of our MTSS/RtI workshops.
What is MTSS?
A Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) is meant to provide a more comprehensive approach for supporting the whole child. MTSS is the framework for providing the exact level of academic, behavioral, or social/emotional support a student needs based on multiple indicators. There are three tiers that make up MTSS, and most students begin to show significant improvement in the first tier. This tier is designed to deliver differentiated, high-quality instruction to bridge the gap between struggling students and those who are on track. Those who need more strategic or intensive help receive it in both the second and third tiers.
What is RtI?
Response to Instruction or Intervention (RtI) is a framework in which we use data to determine how students are responding to the multiple layers of supports we have implemented for their academic, behavioral, and/or social/emotional needs.
Our MTSS/RTI workshops are for teachers, schools, districts, and even states to design and develop effective processes for prevention and early intervention by implementing the MTSS and RtI frameworks. We want to help you see growth for your students and maximize teacher effectiveness, so please contact us today if you have questions.