Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don't Learn
, Jan 1, 2008
- 225 pages
Pyramid Response to Intervention uses accessible language and compelling stories to show how response to intervention (RTI) is most effective when implemented by a professional learning community (PLC). The authors translate formal legal mandates into a clear picture of how to create three-tiered pyramid response to interventions (PRTI) to close gaps in student learning and resolve behavioral problems. Readers will learn: How RTI blurs the boundaries between regular and special education to create a unified system that serves all students, regardless of labels, The two accepted systems for implementing RTI and models of RTI at work in real schools, How the three big ideas of a PLC-a focus on learning, a collaborative culture, and a focus on results-make PLC and RTI natural partners, The characteristics of effective interventions, The central importance of building a strong core program, How to create effective supplements to the core program, When to apply intensive interventions, How behavioral interventions fit into a PRTI system, The keys to legal compliance and stakeholder support, The role of leadership in creating, monitoring, and sustaining a pyramid response to intervention. Over a dozen reproducible activities will guide teams in evaluating their current system, building strong interventions, and creating a successful and compliant pyramid response to intervention. Book jacket.