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RTI (Response to Intervention) Sails into Preschool

by Donna Nylander
April 5, 2013
Reg. 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)

Rock Island Regional Office of Education
3430 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, Illinois

Description:Learn to chart a course for all preschool learners using RTI (Response to Intervention). This workshop will highlight the three-tiered system approach in academics and challenging behavior. Enhance the Tier 1 foundation level with evidence-based best practices. You will become familiar with universal screening tools and how to use assessments effectively. Understand how to identify Tier 2 and 3 students by analyzing data and implementing interventions for each tier. A collaborative problem-solving model for "top of the tier" students will be shared.

Presenter Bios:Donna Nylander, M.S.Ed., is Principal of the Valley View Early Childhood Center School District 365U in Bolingbrook/Romeoville, Illinois. She has been an educator, Regional Coordinator for the STARNET System and an Early Childhood Administrator in the public schools for 18 years. Donna's master's degree is in Early Childhood Leadership and Administration. Since 2006, the Valley View Early Childhood Center has been learning and implementing RTI practices using the three-tiered approach and the Pyramid on Challenging Behavior. Additional professional contributions include:
webinar co-presenter for RTI Talks for RTI Action Network -" RTI in Early Childhood"
presenter on Response To Intervention (RTI) at state and national conferences
appointed to the Governor's Illinois Early Learning Council
and served on the national and state executive board of CEC/DEC professional organization.

This training will provide 5 contact hours for the following:

  • CPDUs (Continuing Professional Development Units) for teacher certification
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) #2, #7
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals
  • Gateways to Opportunity credit in area(s) C, D

Full attendance is required to receive a certificate.

In collaboration with: Rock Island ROE Partnering with Parents/Early Learning Quad Cities

Registration form for this workshop.
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