This series of videos provides brief instructional examples for supporting students who need intensive instruction in the area of fractions. Within college- and career-ready standards fractions are typically taught in Grades 3-5. Developing an understanding of fractions as numbers includes part/whole relationship, number on the number line, equivalent fractions, whole numbers as fractions, and comparing fractions These videos may be used as these concepts are introduced, or with students in higher grade levels who continue to struggle with the concepts. Special education teachers, math interventionists, and others working with struggling students may find these videos helpful.
Response to Intervention (RTI) and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) are frameworks for integrating instruction, evidence-based interventions, and assessments to meet the academic and behavior needs of all students. This video includes a discussion with MTSS experts Lynn Fuchs and Joe Jenkins.
In this video, Dena Dillenseger Slanda, Ph.D., Preeminent Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Central Florida explains how to ensure that teachers are comfortable using evidence-based strategies.
In this video, Dr. Rolland O’Connor, Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California Riverside a member of the NCII Academic Intervention Technical Review Committee, addresses the implications of early reading research for understanding late-emerging reading disabilities, working with students learning English, and preparing teachers to have a strong grounding in the stages of reading development.
In this video, Dr. Rebecca Zumeta Edmonds, Co-Director of NCII discusses the differences between the terms “multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS)” and “Response to Intervention (RtI).”
Dr. Doug Fuchs, Nicholas Hobbs Professor of Special Education and Human Development and Co-Director of Vanderbilt University's Kennedy Center Reading Clinic, presents a summary of his recent article published in Exceptional Children. Dr. Fuchs emphasizes the importance and relevance of tertiary prevention and describes the process of data-based individualization.
This webinar, led by Dr. Rob Horner, described school-wide systems of early literacy and behavior support, which have been successfully used in over 10,000 elementary and middle schools. Data was presented on the impact of investing in preventive behavior support on both social and literacy outcomes. The topics discussed included the core features of tiered behavioral intervention systems as well as examples of strategies and implementation in elementary and middle schools.
This webinar, led by Dr. Julie Esparza Brown, Dr. Amanda Sanford, and Erin Lolich focused on improving educational outcomes for ELLs through culturally and linguistically responsive implementation of an RTI framework in the area of elementary reading. Specifically, it discussed critical considerations to appropriately utilize screening and progress monitoring data with ELL students to improve reading outcomes by addressing the factors that influence ELL students' academic success. Recommendations were provided for the appropriate selection and use of screening and progress monitoring data based on students' unique backgrounds and needs. A case study was provided to illustrate these recommendations with a first grade ELL student.
In this webinar Dr. Tessie Rose Bailey, provides an overview of the essential components of RTI including screening, progress monitoring, a school-wide, multi-level prevention system, and data-based decision making.
This webinar, led by Dr. Russell Gersten, provided an overview of the research related to RTI and mathematics and described specific guidelines for implementation for grades K-7. The topics discussed included effective instructional practices for interventions, strategies for screening and progress monitoring, and criteria to think about when selecting intervention curricula. The webinar also offered a candid appraisal of the quality and quantity of research on these topics.