In almost 20 years of experience in education, good intention when it comes to intervention or specifically Response to Intervention (RtI) has never wavered or lacked. As educators, we are passionate about our students and we know that with the “perfect prescript” of support all students can grow. However, at times we may find ourselves settling with our intent as “good enough.” We become overwhelmed with the tasks involved in developing, implementing, and following-up with these support plans. As educators these unmet expectations weigh heavily and too often districts find themselves with well-written plans that lack follow-through. So how can we move beyond “good enough” to become “more than enough” - intervening with fidelity and effectiveness?
In this webinar Dr. Eva Dundas, Chief Learning Officer of Branching Minds, and Donna Cross, Director of MTSS and SEL at Evanston-Skokie School District in Illinois, will cover how using screening data to tier students preemptively identifies struggling students while reducing referral bias, and we’ll highlight some common successes and challenges districts face when adopting this practice. We’ll also spotlight how this practice has evolved at Evanston-Skokie and how Branching Minds is helping with that transformation.