(19 customer reviews)

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

Presenter Bio

Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas. 

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19 reviews for Essentials for Teaching – Understanding Response to Intervention

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

    very informative

  2. Theresa – STOCKDALE ISD (verified owner)

    Cleared up misconceptions

  3. Ashley – DENTON ISD (verified owner)

    Very basic information about RTI.

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

    This was short and to the point

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

    helpful information

  6. Alecia – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)


  7. Stephanie – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Info I already knew

  8. Jeff – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    Great refresher.

  9. Krystal – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    excellent information

  10. Shannda – BEAUMONT ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed the this refresher.

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