Both proficiency-based learning and Response to Intervention (RTI) are based on the same fundamental equation: Targeted Instruction + Time = Learning. But what happens when a student needs different modes of instruction or more time? RTI is built on the assumption that, when a child struggles, we need to find better ways to meet his/her specific learning needs. Yet what can teachers do to ensure that the majority of students meet learning targets through effective (Tier 1) differentiated instruction? And what are schools doing to meet student needs outside the classroom (Tiers 2 and 3), both within and outside of the school day?

In this webinar, we will share strategies that several schools have developed to use time and resources strategically and purposefully to increase the academic success of all students.


Jean Haeger, Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership
Alex MacPhail, Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership
Susan Flaherty Walsh, Alternative Pathways Teacher, Sumner Memorial High School, Sullivan, Maine
Korah Soll, Liberal Arts Pathways Teacher, Sumner Memorial High School, Sullivan, Maine

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Time: 3:00–4:00 p.m. EST

→ Watch the Webinar (streaming video)
Presentation Slides (PDF)
→ First Response: A guide to Designing and Delivering Classroom Interventions
Backwards Design Sample: Elementary Literacy  (PDF)
Reading Learning Contract (PDF)
→ RTI Form 1 + 2 (PDF)
Comprehension Cubes (PDF)
Tiered Sample: Tic Tac Toe (PDF)

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