Are you an local education agency leader or district level personnel interested in learning more about how to support and scale data-based individualization (DBI) implementation? NCII is excited to launch a community of practice (CoP) for local leaders. During the CoP, you’ll get to learn from experts, develop an action plan, and network with other local leaders. The CoP will be held Wednesdays from Feb 1, 2023 — March 15, 2023 from 1:00pm-2:15pm ET. Participants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Please register by January 15. If this timing does not work for you, we will be hosting additional CoPs in the future. Sign up for the CoP
Implementation Guidance and Considerations
Are you an professional development provider interested in learning more about data-based individualization (DBI) and how to support educators to implement DBI? NCII is excited to launch a community of practice (CoP) for individuals who work in schools, districts, or state agencies who conduct, design, or supervise professional development activities for educators on topics related to intensive intervention. You’ll get to learn from experts and network with others in similar roles. The CoP will be held Tuesdays from January 17–February 28, 2023 from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. ET. Participants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Please register by December 15. If this timing does not work for you, we will be hosting additional CoPs in the future.
The course is expected to take 30 minutes to complete. You may complete the course in one sitting or return at a later time to complete it. View Module By completing this course, participants will be able to:
Are your intervention planning meetings taking up too much time or resulting in limited solutions? This webinar, Better Together! Keys to Creating Collaborative, Efficient, and Effective Intensive Intervention Team Meetings, shares the important role teams can play in implementation of intensive intervention and identifies strategies to improve meeting efficiency and effectiveness. Presenters, Sarah Benz, Amy Peterson, and Nicole Bucka, introduce a series of data teaming tools designed to help facilitators and participants before, during, and after their intervention meeting. These tools allow for active participation in individual problem-solving meetings, which can provide a clear plan for intensifying an intervention based on a student’s unique needs. Presenters discuss how tools may be used and highlight lessons learned from district and school-level implementers.
This webinar, featuring Drs. Donna Sacco, John Hoover, and Tracy Spies, illustrates considerations for implementing data-based individualization (DBI) with ELs that accounts for their unique academic, social, behavioral, linguistic, and cultural experiences, assets, and needs. They share why it is important to (a) deliver instruction that represents culturally and linguistically sustaining best practices, and (b) distinguish the needs and assets of learners to improve progress (i.e., second-language acquisition, culture, learning challenges).
Getting along with others, paying attention, following directions, making responsible decisions, and managing emotions are challenges for many students who require intensive intervention, and may be linked to difficulties with executive functioning, communication, behavior, and academic learning. In this webinar, presenters Mara Schanfield and Zach Weingarten shared an overview of how social emotional learning (SEL) relates to intensive intervention and offer sample strategies and resources for building social and emotional competencies for students in need of intensive learning, social, emotional, or behavioral supports.
State education agencies (SEAs) have an important role in initiating, supporting, and sustaining district- and school-level implementation of intensive intervention for students with severe and persistent learning and behavior needs. This document outlines five recommendations offered by SEA personnel who successfully led DBI capacity-building efforts in their states.
To support English Learners (ELs) with intensive intervention needs it is important to (a) deliver instruction that represents culturally and linguistically sustaining best practices, and (b) distinguish the needs and assets of learners to improve progress (i.e., second-language acquisition, culture, learning challenges). This brief illustrates considerations for implementing data-based individualization (DBI) with ELs that accounts for their unique academic, social, behavioral, linguistic, and cultural experiences, assets, and needs.
This video features reflections from Bill Rasplica, the former executive director of Franklin Pierce Schools, about his experiences implementing DBI, lessons learned, and recommendations for other district leaders.
After initial data-based individualization (DBI) implementation, schools and districts need to own the work and deliver ongoing support, including supports for new teachers within existing budgets and staff time. Planning for sustainability upfront can help district leaders to streamline their implementation efforts. In New York City, Jason Borges and Meghan Duffy from the New York City Department of Education have found several successful strategies for DBI implementation that have helped make DBI self-sustaining. This audio story shares their DBI implementation approach, successes, and lessons learned about sustainability. The recording is broken into three parts.