Special Education

Webinar Series on Response to Intervention Hosted by the New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center

October 2013


James P. DeLorenzo

Webinar Series on Response to Intervention Hosted by the New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center - PDF PDF document (142 KB)

The New York State Education Department, P-12: Office of Special Education is pleased to announce the first in a series of webinars to be offered by the New York State Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center (NYS RtI-TAC) on topics related to the development and implementation of RtI frameworks in schools across the State.  These webinars are being offered as part of the new RtI Personnel Development Project.  Additional webinars will be presented throughout 2013 and 2014.  All webinars will be archived on the NYS RtI-TAC website (www.nysrti.org) for future review.

Below is further information related to the webinars including a description of the overall series, intended audience, presenters and title/content for each webinar.  Interested participants can register at the NYS RtI-TAC website at www.nysrti.org.  If you have any questions regarding this memorandum, please contact Jason O’Connell at (518) 486-7462.

To ensure dissemination to appropriate individuals within a school district, I ask Superintendents to please share this memorandum with individuals such as Principals, RtI Team Members, Directors of Special Education, School Psychologists, Committee on Special Education Chairpersons, Directors of Pupil Personnel and Parent Teacher Associations.

The Basics of RtI: RtI Basics; RtI Infrastructure; Planning for RtI
Description: This strand features three, one and a half hour webinars designed to provide participants with an introduction or overview of the critical features embedded within an RtI framework.  Emphasis will focus on infrastructure issues which need to be addressed within a RtI prevention model.  Discussion regarding how RtI fits within existing school reform initiatives, such as Common Core, will be presented.   Case study examples from NYS’ RtI pilot schools will be used to illustrate and exemplify critical concepts.  Tools to assess schools and districts with RtI implementation will be discussed and provided.
Intended Audience: The Basics of RtI is intended for school personnel who have introductory level knowledge of RtI and wish to extend their understanding of RtI as a prevention model.  This workshop is also applicable to school personnel who are interested in examining their existing RtI model against critical components that will be highlighted in this webinar series.
Presenters: Dr. Daryl Mellard, University of Kansas
Dr. Theresa M. Janczak, Project Director, NYS RtI TAC
Webinar Title: Date/Time: Agenda
RtI Basics November 4 , 2013
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Defining RtI as multi-tiered prevention system
  • Rationale
  • Purpose
  • Critical Features
  • RtI and Common Core
RtI Infrastructure November 12, 2013
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Establishing Your RtI Core Team
    • Composition
    • Purpose
    • Functions
    • Meetings
  • RtI Logistics
Planning for RtI November 18, 2013
4:00 p.m.– 5:15 pm.
  • Assessing Your School/District’s RtI Implementation Status
  • Where to Begin
Last Updated: October 24, 2013