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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Response to Intervention/Three-Tiered Model Opportunity

Source: Heidi Atkins Lieberman, Assistant Commissioner

Intended Audience: Superintendents, Principals, Directors, Teacher Leaders

Date: November 25, 2009

Due to the success of the Response to Intervention (RtI) training held in Springfield this summer, this event will be replicated in four other sites throughout the state over the next year.  The registration cost of $125 includes breakfast, lunch, and materials for both days.

Four of the Regional Professional Development Centers will host awareness level RtI trainings in the following locations:

South Central RPDC (Rolla):  February 22-23, 2010 Southeast RPDC (Cape Girardeau):  March 17-18, 2010 Central RPDC (Warrensburg):  May 24-25, 2010 Northeast/Northwest (Kirksville):  TBD (summer 2010)

The training will feature presentations from the national perspective about what RtI is and is not, its alignment with other initiatives, as well as the state's perspective about where we are in terms of three-tiered models of intervention.  Schools currently implementing RtI will be showcased along with discussion about resources to assist districts in exploring initial steps to implementation.

Planning for this training was a joint effort among the Regional Professional Development Centers, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the North Central Regional Resource Center, the National Center on RtI, and the Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center.

A link to information about registration, cost, and location is available at http://dese.mo.gov/3tieredmodels/documents/RtIRepsites.pdf.