This three-part Voices from the Field video series profiles how Education Service Center (ESC) 15 in Texas approached implementing the DBI process in San Saba Independent School District (ISD). In these videos, Dedra Carter and Valerie Moos from ESC 15 and Jenna McSherry from San Saba ISD, discuss their experiences and recommendations for other districts implementing DBI.
Implementation Guidance and Considerations
In this video, Amy McKenna, a special educator in Bristol Warren Regional School District shares her experience with data-based individualization (DBI). Amy discusses how she learned about DBI, the impact her use of the DBI process had on students she worked with, and how DBI helped changed her practice as a special educator.
In this video, Drs. Mitch Yell and Tessie Bailey share information about the 2017 Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. They highlight implications for writing a student's IEP and discuss the importance of setting setting ambitious IEP goals to ensure that students make progress in light of their individual circumstances.
In this video, Sandy Cook, NCII Coach and Differentiated Instruction Specialist at Elms Road Elementary in Swartz Creek Michigan & Michele Corbat, NCII Coach and Principal at Morris Elementary in Swartz Creek Michigan, discuss the importance of leadership to support implementation of intensive intervention.
In this video, Dr. Sharon Vaughn, Senior Advisor to the National Center on Intensive Intervention and the Executive Director of The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk, discusses the importance of intensive interventions in academics and behavior.
In this video, Derrick Bushon, Director of Student Services for Swartz Creek Community Schools, discusses how his district took a systems approach to integrating DBI into schools.
In this video, Ellen Reinhardt, MTSS Technical Assistance Provider in Rhode Island and NCII Coach, discusses conditions that are necessary for effective and sustainable implementation of intensive intervention.
In this video, Mary Randel, a doctoral candidate in Special Education at Michigan State University & NCII Coach for the Swartz Creek School District, addresses the importance of ensuring that students with disabilities have access to supports across the tiers of a tiered frameworks, especially intensive intervention.
In this video, Ellen Reinhardt shares how schools can help to support staff during DBI implementation.
In this video, Ellen Reinhardt, MTSS Technical Assistance Provider in Rhode Island and NCII Coach shares considerations for implementing a new innovation and why it might be beneficial to pilot the innovation before scaling it up across the entire school or district.