Pyramid Response to Intervention

Students who don't get the education they need run higher risks not only of dropping out of school, but of incarceration, homelessness, and early death. Response to intervention (RTI) strategies to combat these unfortunate scenarios can be effective, but are sometimes complex and difficult to implement. Pyramid response to intervention (PRTI) seeks to remedy that situation-and has met with remarkable success-by systematically identifying students' needs, providing targeted interventions, monitoring students' progress, modifying interventions as necessary, and thereby enabling all of a school's or district's students to learn at high levels.
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Updated on: September 14, 2018

In this course, expert presenters Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, and Chris Weber share their experience implementing PRTI. They take participants through the critical stages of establishing professional learning communities (PLCs) within schools and districts, using universal screening tools to ascertain students' learning needs, and devising interventions for students at three tiers.

  • Expert guidance for effective implementation of PRTI
  • Convenient, flexible online format
  • 45 PD hours or 3 graduate credits
Skills You'll Learn

In this course, you'll learn the essential elements of PRTI, how professional learning community practices create the foundation needed to successfully implement PRTI, and how to align site interventions to the characteristics of highly effective interventions.

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About the Instructors

Austin Buffum, EdD, has 38 years of experience in public schools. His many roles include serving as former senior deputy superintendent of the Capistrano Unified School District in California. Dr. Buffum has presented in over 400 school districts throughout the country and around the world. He delivers trainings and presentations on Pyramid Response to Intervention. This tiered approach to RTI is centered on Professional Learning Communities at Work™ concepts and strategies to ensure every student receives the time and support necessary to succeed. Dr. Buffum also delivers workshops and presentations that provide the tools educators need to build and sustain PLCs.

Mike Mattos is recognized throughout North America for his work in the areas of response to intervention and professional learning communities. He is coauthor of the best-selling book Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn which was a 2009 finalist for the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers. 

Mike is former principal of both Marjorie Veeh Elementary School and Pioneer Middle School in Tustin, California. At these schools, Mike used RTI and PLC practices to create a collaborative environment among his staff and improve learning for all students.

Chris Weber, EdD, is a consultant and administrative coach for Chicago Public Schools and the Oakland (California) Unified School District. He delivers trainings and presentations on Pyramid Response to Intervention. This tiered approach to RTI is centered on Professional Learning Community at Work™ concepts and strategies to ensure every student receives the time and support necessary to succeed. Dr. Weber also delivers workshops and presentations that provide the tools educators need to build and sustain PLCs

 

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