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Response to Intervention:
Powerful and Practical Interventions and Strategies for Classroom Teachers Using a Problem Solving, Tiered Approach to Support Struggling Learners

(Grades 6-12)

Presented by Susan Fitzell
Outstanding Special Education Teacher, Author and International Trainer

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Specifically Designed for Secondary Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Specialists, and Administrators Serving Grades 6-12

  • Implement strategies and interventions in the classroom that address the key components of an effective intervention plan for struggling students
  • Utilize dozens of practical, research-based strategies for helping students with learning challenges in grades 6-12 as part of a problem-solving approach to teaching
  • Acquire research-based, practical strategies and activities for RTI implementation to build an Intervention Bank for your RTI team and support classroom interventions
  • Strengthen your evaluation processes using simple and effective progress monitoring tools which identify students’ progress efficiently, accurately and fairly
  • Discover how to address students who are not successful in grades 6-12 before they fail … Use classroom-based approaches that reduce teacher stress and increase students’ success

Practical Ideas and Strategies

The changes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004 are significant when it comes to the identification of learning disabilities. The traditional “discrepancy” model is based upon the student falling behind and being referred for special education services. It is a wait to fail model that often leads to frustration for both students and teachers. RTI, a three tier problem solving model focuses on identifying student weaknesses or deficiencies earlier and providing support and interventions immediately to prevent failure, promote credit recovery and reduce drop-outs. This outstanding seminar will provide you with practical progress monitoring tools and interventions that are specifically designed for students in grades 6-12.

Drawing from her extensive experience as a secondary classroom teacher, special education teacher and international consultant, Susan Fitzell, will provide you with a clear definition of what RTI is in teacher-friendly language as well as simple, common sense and effective strategies and interventions. You will leave the seminar with a greater understanding of how RTI can successfully work in the secondary content-driven classroom as well as an “intervention bank” of practical, research-based strategies and assessments for Tiers I, II and III.

We invite you to join Susan for this informative, yet highly practical day. You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to learn how you can successfully implement RTI and a problem solving, tiered approach to student success in grades 6-12. Every seminar participant will receive Susan’s comprehensive resource handbook that will include the tools and strategies discussed during her seminar.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Develop Classroom Approaches for Implementing RTI in Grades 6-12
    Discover the crucial components of a successful RTI model from a teacher’s perspective … Learn how to help your struggling students find academic success and get the support they need
  2. Build a Bank of Practical Intervention Strategies
    Take away dozens of intervention strategies that can be implemented immediately … Intervention strategies for Tiers I, II and III will be addressed
  3. Discover How to Differentiate Instruction: A Key Component of Tier I
    Learn to use teaching techniques that support all intelligence styles and modes of learning … Receive practical center and station activities, flexible grouping ideas and specific ways to differentiate your lessons to meet the needs of ALL your students
  4. Maximize Your Limited Time to Provide Quality Intervention
    Organize lessons to include intensive, systematic, multi-leveled instruction … Learn to look critically at your core curriculum and focus on what’s most important, thereby allowing time for meaningful teaching, repetition and student practice
  5. Apply Each Differentiated Instruction Strategy to Tier I, Tier II and Tier III
    Learn how and when strategies become interventions for Tiers I and II, as well as encouraging students to adopt intervention strategies as their own to foster study skills
  6. Implement Intensive Strategies to Prevent Failure and Reduce Drop-Outs
    Specific Tier II and III interventions for students who need that extra support … Practical ways for you to intensify your interventions to help those students who are struggling after Tier I instruction
  7. Strengthen Your Assessment Processes
    Find out if your interventions are working … Use frequent progress monitoring in the classroom to provide a more accurate picture of the student as a learner ... Gain the necessary information for determining appropriate “next steps” with your students
  8. Document Student Progress Efficiently, Accurately and Fairly
    Incorporate practical, easy-to-implement assessment techniques that will provide the necessary data to inform your instructional decisions
  9. Alleviate Stress and Confusion Regarding RTI at the Secondary Level
    Learn time-efficient problem solving strategies that are successfully implemented in grades 6-12 … Discover what a three tiered problem solving model is and is not and what you are already doing that supports RTI at the secondary level
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook
    Receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for implementation of RTI in grades 6-12 … Take away numerous strategies, ideas and examples you can use immediately in your own program

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Proactive strategies for content area teacher to identify and support struggling students in grades 6-12
  • How to use your own professional skills and experience to create interventions for Tiers I, II and III
  • Numerous intervention strategies that complement a three tiered problem solving approach to student learning
  • Teaching techniques that support all intelligence styles and modes of learning
  • How to maximize your limited time to provide meaningful teaching and progress monitoring
  • The role of the specialist and teacher for intervention at Tier III
  • Ready-to-use strategies to reach your at-risk students earlier and quicker
  • How to take easy-to-implement Tier I strategies and adapt them to address Tiers II and III by increasing time, frequency and intensity
  • Learn possible options for implementing Tier III interventions
  • How to differentiate your instruction, a critical component of Tier I, in grades 6-12
  • How to utilize intervention scripts and procedures in grades 6-12
  • What to do next when students aren’t responding to your interventions
  • Easy-to-use grading or ranking rubrics to monitor student achievement
  • How to best utilize visuals that enhance student understanding of key information and skills
  • Step-by-step instructions for implementation of interventions
  • How and when to intensify instruction for students who continue to struggle
  • How to accurately assess student progress … Timing assessments and measures to build an accurate picture of the student as a learner
  • How to alleviate your stress and confusion regarding RTI at the secondary level
  • Dozens of practical, classroom-proven strategies to pick and choose from for working with your students who don’t respond in a RTI model
  • Specific ways to differentiate your instruction to better support your struggling students and accelerate their learning

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As educators, we have all worked with struggling or at-risk learners. It can be frustrating when students don’t respond to excellent, sound classroom instruction. In the past, we would often have to wait until a student fell “far enough behind” to qualify for extra help or special education services. Particularly at the secondary level, this can lead to discouraged and unmotivated students. How can we, as grades 6-12 teachers help these students before they reach their maximum frustration level? How can we get the most accurate picture of where a student is struggling and design interventions to target that deficiency? What support can we provide sooner and more effectively? If you are seeking answers to these questions, this seminar has been designed for you!

Response to Intervention (RTI) is an exciting problem solving model that schools and districts may opt to use as a new way of meeting students’ needs earlier and more quickly. Given that most of the current literature on RTI focuses on reading at the elementary level, many secondary teachers may have questions about the initiative’s purpose as well as about how to effectively implement it in grades 6-12. You may feel that RTI is just one more educational trend that adds work to your plate with minimal gains. However, there is no need to be discouraged or frustrated. I have designed this seminar to show you how RTI can effectively and efficiently be implemented in grades 6-12.

In this seminar, I will share with you practical, classroom-proven strategies for implementing RTI as a way to get students the help and support they need sooner and more effectively. You will leave with dozens of ideas including:

  • How RTI can be effectively implemented in secondary content-driven classrooms
  • How RTI complements, not replaces what you are all already doing
  • How you can get an accurate picture of your students’ strengths and weaknesses and design instructional strategies to target the deficiencies
  • What strategies and interventions can be used at Tiers I, II and III
  • And much, much more!

The purpose of this seminar is to help alleviate your fear and confusion about RTI at the secondary level by providing practical, classroom-tested techniques for Tiers I, II and III, as well as user-friendly materials that can immediately be implemented in your classroom. You will receive many simple, straightforward and effective strategies, best practices and classroom-proven tips to enhance the success of all your students.

Please join me for an exciting day of interactive, practical solutions to your RTI questions and challenges. This program is specifically designed for secondary teachers, special educators, paraprofessionals, intervention specialists, and administrators. I look forward to meeting you and sharing ideas which will be meaningful and successful for your students.

Susan Fitzell

P.S. The many practical ideas I’ll share are research-based and classroom-proven. You’ll receive a wealth of ready-to-use strategies that can be put to use right away as you implement RTI in your secondary classroom.

Who Should Attend

Secondary Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Paraprofessionals, Specialists, and Administrators Serving Grades 6-12.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed by Susan Fitzell for this seminar. This handbook includes:

  • descriptions of Tiers I, II and III interventions
  • ideas for applying the strategies in all subject areas
  • teacher-friendly resources for research-based instructional methods
  • easy-to-understand graphics and accompanying explanations
  • tips for building an effective intervention team
  • a bibliography of resources

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in RTI and serving students with learning challenges.

Consultation Available
Susan Fitzell will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!

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