I would like to share one of the leading websites disseminating information about Response to Intervention (RTI), Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) and Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS). The website has a variety of resources for professionals and parents in the forms of voices from the field, blogs, ask the experts and research based guidance and reports. It is an invaluable resources to all school districts in the process of planning or implementation of these school reform efforts. Key contributors include Sharon Vaughn, Don Deshler, and many others.
Their mission states “The RTI Action Network is dedicated to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide. Our goal is to guide educators and families in the large-scale implementation of RTI so that each child has access to quality instruction and that struggling students – including those with learning disabilities – are identified early and receive the necessary supports to be successful. The RTI Action Network is a program of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, funded by the Cisco Foundation and in partnership with the nation’s leading education associations and top RTI experts.”
Recently, they asked to contribute a piece on the work I am doing with a Two-Way dual language school and how they are approaching a response to intervention model in reading. Here is the link.
Claudia is the Endowed Joan Wieler Arno 49 Professor at Lasell University. She is currently a full professor of education and chair of the Education Program. Claudia has been a teacher, researcher, consultant, and professor of special education.