Response to Intervention 60 Points per Certificate 7/12 2-007-001 General Objective The purpose of this inservice component is to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to make use of research-based instruction and interventions to improve student performance. This problemsolving process is defined as the Response to Intervention model (RtI). Specific Objectives Upon successfully completing this component, participants will be able to: 1. Define RtI, understand the three tiered model, the components of compliance and have an understanding of the laws (IDEA/NCLB) defining this process. 2. Use assessments to screen, diagnose, and progress monitor students, and be able to graph the results. 3. Learn the problem solving process which includes, identify the problem, analyze why it is occurring, develop an intervention plan and evaluate the effectiveness of RtI for all students. 4. Document interventions and the student response to those interventions. 5. Collaborate with other professionals about student needs and priorities. 6. Engage in the development of a common curriculum, common assessments, implementation of high quality, research-based instructional strategies in the classroom and a proactive intervention process to improve student performance. 7. Provide high quality instruction and assessment matching student needs. 8. Align standards, curriculum, instruction, and assessments 9. Participate in discussion and reflection about instruction, in collegial (BLOG-type) 10. Plan differentiated instruction. 11. Gather, organize and analyze student data Measure and document that the interventions are being implemented as intended. Determine effectiveness of interventions. Description of Activities Participants will participate in a series of online professional development (OPD) activities focused on a series of topics related to literacy in the classroom, specifically for middle and high school teachers. A combination of direct instruction, discussion, and hands-on activities will make up the OPD. The OPD will contain rich examples of how to incorporate literacy activities in the classroom as well as interviews with teachers who are experts in integrating reading into their classrooms. Evaluation of Participants Evaluation of the specific objectives will be determined by the activity leader or designee through analysis of student performance data affected by training activities, portfolios maintained by the training participant, documented observation by administrators, rubrics developed for special area curriculum, teacher-provided test results/grade books, or curriculum alignment data. Evaluation of Activity An online evaluation for this activity will be conducted through the Santa Rosa Professional Growth System.