RTI Panel Discussion Draws Educators from Around the Region

Albany, NY (May 17, 2011) - Faculty experts across four program areas in the School of Education held a public panel discussion on Response to Intervention (RTI) on March 31, 2011 at the University at Albany uptown campus. 

School of Education RTI PanelistsTeachers, school specialists, and administrators from around the Capital Region joined professors and graduate students to hear the panel’s featured experts Peter Johnston, Kevin Quinn, Donna Scanlon, Frank Vellutino, and Stacy Williams.

Response to Intervention (RTI) assists students by preventing learning problems from becoming insurmountable gaps.  Using RTI, educators identify general education students who are struggling with academic and behavioral areas early, provide high-quality instruction, assess progress frequently, and make assessment-based decisions about differentiated supports that match students’ needs.

The RTI panelists gave an overview of research and practice and took questions from the audience.  Questions from the audience and answers compiled by the panel are available below.  The panelists have also shared the presentation and list of recommended resources.  The School looks forward to convening another panel discussion in the next academic year.

PowerPoint Presentation, March 31, 2011

Q & A, March 31, 2011

Recommended Resources, March 31, 2011