WS17: Implementing Response to Intervention: Evidence-Based Strategies for Developing Consensus and &ldquo Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Wednesday, February 22

  • 7:30–10:30 a.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: II
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

The most critical step in the implementation of RTI at the building or district level (or both) is the development of consensus. Until consensus is achieved, successful implementation will not occur. This workshop will focus on the use of effective strategies for achieving consensus and school or district structures that facilitate the development of consensus. Through guided group activities, participants will develop a written blueprint for achieving consensus at the building or district level. Data and strategies from implementation in large urban and small school districts will be used and disseminated.

Participants will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • An understanding of evidence-based strategies to achieve consensus,
  • An understanding of barriers to development of consensus, and
  • Skills in the development of a consensus implementation and evaluation plan.

This workshop is relevant for pre-K through high school.

Speaker(s): George M. Batsche, EdD, University of South Florida, Tampa, Judy L. Elliott, PhD, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

George M. Batsche, EdD, University of South Florida, Tampa, George M. Batsche, EdD, is professor and codirector of the Institute for School Reform at the University of South Florida. He is codirector of the statewide Problem Solving and Response to Intervention Project for the Florida Department of Education. Dr. Batsche works with school districts and state education agencies to facilitate sustained implementation of RTI.

Judy L. Elliott, PhD, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA, Judy L. Elliott, PhD, is chief academic officer of Los Angeles Unified School District. She has led the development and implementation of the LAUSD RTI Strategic Plan. In the past two years, RTI has been implemented in 400 schools in Los Angeles. Dr. Elliott is the previous associate superintendent of the Long Beach, California, and Portland, Oregon, School Districts.