In this breakout session from the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ Institute in Boston, Massachusetts (August 28, 2009), Austin Buffum uses engaging stories from his experiences in and out of the classroom to explore how response to intervention (RTI) works in real-life applications. Buffum shows how RTI is most effective when implemented on the foundation of a professional learning community (PLC), as demonstrated in the book he coauthored, Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn. To successfully help learners at risk, he suggests, an instructional intervention program must follow the precedent of medical emergency response procedures. Buffum describes providing students at risk with “Learning CPR” that is:
When an intervention program is built to meet those criteria, student achievement will improve.
This package includes a 70-minute DVD with the presenter’s session, a CD with the presenter’s slide presentation, an excerpt from the book Pyramid Response to Intervention, and more.