RtI Innovations


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Strand 3: Leadership for RtI


Kim St. Martin, Ph.D.; Michigan Integrated Behavior Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSi), Kalamazoo, MI

Christi Whitter; USD #231 Gardner Edgerton, Gardner, KS

Committee Facilitators:

Dawn Miller, Ph.D. & Margie McGlinchey, Ph.D.

This strand is designed for individuals who are in leadership positions within districts to lead implementation of RtI for academic and behavior support. The session will provide a model for leadership that addresses the necessary systems, practices, and data based decision-making to create a sustainable model of RtI needed to support the needs of all students. Stages of implementation will provide a frame for leadership responsibilities and activities at each stage, and potential challenges and solutions will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
At the conclusion of training, participants will:

  1. Have tools for exploration and adoption of RtI practices, strategies for addressing accountability, and approaches for providing feedback to staff around critical issues of implementation;
  2. Have an understanding of the systems and infrastructure that are necessary to support implementation of RtI at different levels of an educational system. How to support sustainable implementation by addressing selection, allocation, coaching, and technical assistance so staff are adequately supported;
  3. Be able to use self-assessments and student outcome data to guide action planning, and apply problem-solving methodology across different levels of the educational system;
  4. Establish feedback loops to inform continuous improvement and policy making;
  5. Align RtI practices and priorities with other district/national initiatives, such as Common Core State Standards, and school climate and discipline.