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Woodstock Elementary School RTI. Dr. Christy Bowling Crista Sycks, M.Ed Bonny Keheley, Ed.S Kristina Gibbs, BS.Ed. www.tinyurl.com/rtiatwes. Who is Woodstock Elementary School? A Title 1 Community school Winners of State . Award - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Woodstock Elementary School RTIwww.tinyurl.com/rtiatwesDr. Christy BowlingCrista Sycks, M.EdBonny Keheley, Ed.SKristina Gibbs, BS.EdWho is Woodstock Elementary School?A Title 1 Community schoolWinners of State . AwardWinner of the SSTAGE Award for outstanding elementary school practices.A Distinguished School

The Components of RTIscreening children within the general curriculum,tiered instruction of increasing intensity,evidence-based instruction,close monitoring of student progress, andinformed decision making regarding next steps for individual students

How We Started RTI at WESAdministration and key staff discussed the scope of RTIthe focus and the potential benefits to students and overall school

Worked to bring consensus Lead teacher meetings, training, introducing the RTI language

Considered the resources we already had available to make RTI happen at WES?

Universal Screener chosen for whole school using what we already had in place

Timeline Established a timeline as to how we would baby step into the process; CCSD adopted our schools timeline for the district.

CultureWithin WES, we began to establish a culture to help teachers gain some initial knowledge and understanding as we began to roll out RTI in our school.

Universal Screening

Universal Screening is where we begin as we identify struggling students

As our RTI process has evolved, we have identified key staff who specialize .

Kristy Gibbs is one of our Intervention Specialists who will discuss the area of Universal Screening and progress monitoring.Universal ScreeningWhat is Universal Screening?Whole school benchmark testing F/W/SProgress monitoring T2, T2 and T4Reliable norm based measurementExpectations for all students to gain, retain and demonstrate knowledge.Sharing data teachers, administrators, parents, and students

Data Driven School as we begin the school yearBeginning in August...We analyze previous years Tier lists to identify students needsReview benchmark data from the current yearIdentify at risk students, below the 25th percentile, and place them at Tier 2Meet with staff to discuss data, concerns and course of actionDiscuss implementation of interventions such as Early Intervention Program

InterventionsAs we began the RTI process at WES, we searched for research based interventions and put together a notebook to assist teachers in implementing their own interventions.

Each grade level put together a set of tried and true interventions that worked for their particular subjects/ grade levels.

Next Mrs. Crista Sycks will discuss processes and other key aspects of the RTI process at Woodstock Elementary School.CHANGING STAFF MINDSETFrom Me, the teacher to We, the team

There is no I in TEAM

The People that make RTI workThe TEAMRTI ChairAdministrationSpeech/Language Pathologists(SLP)Early Intervention Teachers(EIP)Academic CoachStudentsParents (invited to T3)Classroom TeacherSpecial Education StaffSchool PsychologistOccupational Therapist(OT)English Language Learners Teachers(ELL) Specials/Exploratory TeachersCollaboration is KeyThe TEAM uses information collected to LOOK

at the students BIG PICTURE to make timely decisions about a students educational programs.

TEAM PROBLEM SOLVINGProblem Solving at Tier 2 & 31. Identify the Problem: for which students is the core program not sufficient and why? 2. Analyze the Problem: what is the specific supplemental instruction that is needed? What is the specific skill that needs to be strengthened?3. Develop a Plan: How will supplemental instruction be delivered?4. Implement the Plan: How will effectiveness of supplemental instruction be monitored for the student? How will fidelity be maintained?5. Evaluate the Plan: Is there a need to move to a different level of instruction? Determine as a team.


Interventions are one of the cornerstones of the RTI Process.

Once we determine what the specific target goal is, we identify a way to serve the student with appropriate interventions.

At WES, we have a variety of ways to provide interventions.

CAMP LEARNALOTTA is an innovative program that utilizes volunteers to assist with providing interventions to struggling students.

CAMP LEARNALOTTA IS THE BRAIN CHILD OF Mrs. Bonny Keheley who will tell you all about it.


One of the most cost efficient and effective ways to provide our large number of students with appropriate interventions Is Camp Learnalotta

What is Camp Learnalotta?As part of the Special Services team, Camp Learnalotta is an in-house volunteer tutoring program matching students, teachers, parents, community contacts, service organizations and partners in education with K-5 students. Its purpose is to remediate, maintain and accelerate academic skills using a variety of interventions to meet students academic needs in an informal setting as part of the Response To Intervention (RTI) process for Woodstock Elementary School (WES).

Mission of Camp LearnalottaTo meet the needs of individual students through a cooperative effort between students, parents, teachers and the community.

To increase community involvement by providing assistance to teachers through academic support and curriculum enrichment activities to students.

To provide the structure and materials needed for operating an organized volunteer program.

To provide assistance in areas of recruitment, orientation and training, supervision, public relations and recognition for volunteers and partners.

Recruitment for Camp LearnalottaPeople from all walks of life volunteer their time in Camp Learnalotta.

The Cherokee County School District (CCSD) requires persons in contact with students to submit an annual Volunteer-Mentor Application form which is reviewed by the schools principal and/or by the CCSD Police Department.

Volunteers indicate their preference for grade/subject area as well as their weekly schedule using a form designed for that purpose.

Honing in on specific student needs

Ensuring Fidelity when providing interventionsRTI Growing Pains are to be expected:

Communication is a challenge.Establishing systems and understandings took us about 3 yearspolishing the process was another 2 years. mistakes will be made, but when the team works together, the team serves as a check and balance through the process.

Each year we have grown, changed and begun again as needs and resources have changed.

Program additions and InnovationsFast forward to todayUniversal Screening tools. There are many.Our school now uses EasyCBM EIP teachers not only teach students but they serve as a go to person for teachers Camp Learnalotta - Interventions T3 interventionist was addedRTI roomComputerized RTI plans provide continuity countywide.County website serves as RTI resource to teachers

ConclusionWhat is RTI?screening children within the general curriculum,tiered instruction of increasing intensity,evidence-based instruction,close monitoring of student progress, andinformed decision making regarding next steps for individual students


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