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, Dr. Steve Goodman, Director of Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative, discusses the benefits of embedding intensive intervention within a multi-tiered system of support.
In this video, Russell Gersten, Senior Advisor to the National Center on Intensive Intervention and Professor Emeritus at the College of Education at the University of Oregon, discusses the relationship between foundational skills and the core curriculum within intensive interventions.
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, 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, Cathy Kea, Professor of Special Education at North Carolina A&T State University, discusses how we can better serve racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse students who have persistent learning and behavior problems.
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, Don Deshler, Ph.D., the Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education and the director of the Center for Research on Learning (CRL) at the University of Kansas, discusses considerations for determining if a student should move directly into Tier III supports.
In this video, Dr. Chris Riley-Tillman, a Professor at the University of Missouri and NCII Senior Advisor, discusses how evidence-based practices, instruction, and intervention change as academic and behavior needs become more severe.