Essentials for Teaching – Understanding Response to Intervention


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Planning 1.2, Planning 1.3, Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 0.25

If student success is our goal, Response to Intervention (RTI) is just one of the tools we can use to get there. Although it may seem that RTI is just another set of hoops to jump through, it can actually be a powerful method of communication about the progress of students toward their goals. So what exactly is RTI and how can we use it effectively?

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RTI, or Response to Intervention, came out of 2004 legislation that opened the door for all students to receive intervention, not just those who were performing below their intelligence level. It allows teachers to provide resources to any student they think could use support. RTI is not a curriculum or a program as much as a pathway for guiding students toward  successful outcomes based on their “response to interventions.”

“Essentials for Teaching – Understanding Response to Intervention”, Lisa Van Gemert explains 10 things you need to know about RTI in order to make the most of it for your students. Some of the things you will learn include:

  • What RTI is and its origins
  • What RTI models are available
  • How RTI is different than IEPs and 504s
  • How RTI practices fit perfectly with good teaching practices

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20 reviews for Essentials for Teaching – Understanding Response to Intervention

  1. Cynthia – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

    Good practical information about RTI.

  2. Lisa – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Simple to understand.

  3. Selena – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful of knowing the laws for 504 & sped

  4. Kimberly – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    It was very informative

  5. Patricia – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    It was helpful and a good reminder about the purpose of RTI

  6. Sally – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    It was beneficial because again there is an assumption that all teachers know all areas of intervention, curriculum and intervention. I did not have a clear understanding after having been out of education for a while.

  7. Patricia – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Thank you for this refresher

  8. Virginia – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Helpful information

  9. Terrie – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    good length

  10. Missie – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    brief and to the point

  11. Shannda – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the this refresher.

  12. Krystal – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    excellent information

  13. Jeff – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Great refresher.

  14. Stephanie – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Info I already knew

  15. Alecia – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)


  16. Timothy – TIPP CITY EXEMPTED VILLAGE (verified owner)

    helpful information

  17. Noemi – FT SAM HOUSTON ISD (verified owner)

    This was short and to the point

  18. Ashley – DENTON ISD (verified owner)

    Very basic information about RTI.

  19. Theresa – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Cleared up misconceptions

  20. Stefanie – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

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