WS26: Implementing Response to Intervention: Evidence-Based Strategies for Sustaining Successful Implementation Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Wednesday, February 22

  • 2:30–5:30 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: III
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

Sustaining the implementation of RTI past the first year requires knowledge of specific collaboration, planning, and implementation strategies. “Real” changes in school culture, professional practices, and beliefs must occur to sustain systems change. This workshop will present strategies for sustaining change in school structure and organization, professional development, staff roles and responsibilities (for example, coaching), staff evaluation (outcome based), and leadership to achieve, in turn, sustained implementation of RTI. Data and case examples from multiyear implementation sites will be presented. Through the use of direct instruction and guided group activities, participants will

  • Understand evidence-based practices for sustaining reform,
  • Learn facilitators and barriers to practices critical to sustainability, and
  • Develop a strategic plan for sustaining implementation.

This workshop is relevant to 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 the 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.