Experts Bernhardt and Hébert's latest book demonstrates strategies to ensure your entire staff works together to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate a schoolwide prevention system with integrity and fidelity. Each step in this important resource is designed to help administrators, teachers, and other educators improve the learning of every student by implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) as part of a continuous school improvement process. This second edition spotlights the "Five Stages of RtI Implementation" and is complemented by the robust online RtI Implementation Guide, which includes more than 30 downloadable templates, examples, and other files to help schools start their journey of establishing a successful system. By applying the authors' insightful guidance in Response to Intervention (RtI) and Continuous School Improvement (CSI), you'll be able to redesign your general and special education programs to put your school on a path toward improvement!
Ensure the success of your school and improve the learning of all students by implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) as part of a continuous school improvement (CSI) process. This book shows you how to get your entire staff working together to design, implement, and evaluate a schoolwide prevention system. With specific examples, CSI experts Victoria Bernhardt and Connie L. Hebert demonstrate each step of the RTI process as it relates to continuous school improvement. By applying effective RTI strategies in your classrooms, you'll put your school on a path toward continuous improvement. The strategies in this book will help administrators, teachers, book study groups, and other educators use RTI to achieve their CSI goals!
Ensure the success of your school and improve the learning of all students by implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) as part of a continuous school improvement (CSI) process. This book shows you how to get your entire staff working together to design, implement, and evaluate a schoolwide prevention system. With specific examples, CSI experts Victoria Bernhardt and Connie L. Hebert demonstrate each step of the RTI process as it relates to continuous school improvement.By applying effective RTI strategies in your classrooms, you'll put your school on a path toward continuous improvement. The strategies in this book will help administrators, teachers, book study groups, and other educators use RTI to achieve their CSI goals!
Learn how successful principals make a difference in their school’s performance! Based on a ground-breaking study and numerous firsthand accounts, this illuminating book captures unique perspectives from 20 outstanding principals, representing a wide range of urban and rural schools. This resource includes: The nine personal characteristics that help principals lead high-performing schools Practical strategies for balancing both administrative responsibilities and instructional leadership Guidance on using a systems-development approach to support excellence at every level Discussion of the use of research and data for school improvement Tips and suggestions from effective principals, along with recommended resources for further learning
Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
Education is a necessary foundation for improving one’s livelihood in today’s society. However, traditional learning has often excluded or presented a challenge to students with visual, physical, or cognitive disabilities and can create learning gaps between students of various cultures. It is vital that learning opportunities are tailored to meet individual needs, regardless of individual disabilities, gender, race, or economic status in order to create more inclusive educational practices. Accessibility and Diversity in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines emerging methods and trends for creating accessible and inclusive educational environments and examines the latest teaching strategies and methods for promoting learning for all students. It also addresses equal opportunity and diversity requirements in schools. Highlighting a range of topics such as open educational resources, student diversity, and inclusion barriers, this publication is an ideal reference source for educators, principals, administrators, provosts, deans, curriculum developers, instructional designers, school boards, higher education faculty, academicians, students, and researchers.
The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in RtI: Implementing Multiple Tiers of Student Support is an innovative resource for school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs). The author examines the current interaction among special and general educators and identifies how SLPs best fit into a multitiered/response to instruction process. This collaboration requires school staff share the same vision on the operation of the system, understand their respective roles, and merge the curricular with the developmental perspective to build basic skills in support of student performance growth. General educators have traditionally utilized the language of curriculum (e.g., standards, pacing guides, formative and summative assessments) to talk about student goals and achievement. Special educators, including SLPs, most often utilize the language of development (e.g., norms, percentile ranks, development milestones) to measure student growth. The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in RtI assesses this apparent clash in nomenclature and identifies new ways for collaboration and cooperation among faculty and administration. In order for the SLP to be an effective partner in the development and implementation of RtI, the author proposes that SLPs should: understand the "language" of general education,be able to "translate" the curricular needs of students into skill-based units that can be measured and progress-monitored,have full understanding of the developmental progression of skills and how that progression links to curriculum standards, andbe knowledgeable on evidence-based practices that can have a meaningful impact on closing developmental gaps and result in higher achievement outcomes. This text provides the blueprint for the implementation of a system of student support that was envisioned in the 2004 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). Unlike other books on RtI, this essential resource addresses the very specific roles that different school-level professionals must play to make the system effective. No other text provides SLPs with such a comprehensive, schoolwide perspective on the different roles in the process, the different "languages" used by the professionals in those roles, and how to navigate those different perspectives.
Special education law and practice have undergone profound transformation over the past 50 years. Students with disabilities are now more likely to receive a free and appropriate education in the least restrictive environment possible; however, the ideals of the law have not always been manifested in effective practice. Although special education services are vastly better today than they were in the early years of public education, current policies and practices continue to result in the under-education of many children with disabilities. This book illustrates key failures of the system within the context of real children’s experiences. The case study approach gives voice to the students, families, and educators who have been let down by the special education process. The goal is to shed light on the flaws and injustices of the status quo. After identifying these problems, the authors offer sound solutions. Section 1 is devoted to issues surrounding identification of students with learning disabilities. These topics include occurrence of inconsistencies in assessment and diagnoses, understanding the struggles of the “slow learner,” and the interference of behavioral challenges with students’ educational performance. Section 2 addresses problems within the evaluation process that negatively influence diagnoses. Discussions include disproportionate representation of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds as well as students of color and bilingual students. Section 3 highlights significant concerns with service provision within the special education realm. The narratives throughout the book present stories of children on the receiving end of a severely fractured special education system. Recommendations focus on solving specific problems, such as inconsistent identification processes and categories, disproportionate representation, ill-conceived IEPs, ineffective specially designed instruction, and poorly implemented RTI programs. The book’s methodological approach affirms that there is much room for reform within both the special education system and the public education system as a whole. This book will be an excellent resource for graduate-level students, practitioners, and teachers in the fields of special education, disability studies, early intervention, school psychology, and child and family services. Additionally, it will be of interest to social workers, counselors, and researchers.
Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement provides a new definition of school improvement, away from a singular focus on compliance, toward a true commitment to excellence. This book is a call to action. It is about inspiring schools and school districts to commit to continuous school improvement by providing a framework that will result in improving teaching for every teacher and learning for every student through the comprehensive use of data. A culmination of over 30 years of doing the hard work in schools and districts both nationally and internationally, Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement shares new, evidence-based learnings about how to analyze, report, communicate, and use multiple measures of data. The updated edition provides a wealth of tools, protocols, timelines, examples, and strategies that will help schools and districts become genuine learning organizations.
Globalization has shifted perspectives on individualism and identity as cultural exchange occurs more rapidly in an age of heightened connectivity. As technology connects those around the world, it too helps to provoke a shift in the autonomy of individuals. The Handbook of Research on Individualism and Identity in the Globalized Digital Age is an essential resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate-level students. This book explores and explains how globalization has impacted humans with specific emphasis on education and human development. This research-based publication presents critical perspectives on universal changes that are occurring due to globalization.
Experts Bernhardt and Hebert s latest book demonstrates strategies to ensure your entire staff works together to design, implement, monitor, and evaluate a schoolwide prevention system with integrity and fidelity. Each step in this important resource is designed to help administrators, teachers, and other educators improve the learning of every student by implementing Response to Intervention (RtI) as part of a continuous school improvement process. This 2nd Edition spotlights the "Five Stages of RtI Implementation" and is complemented by the robust online RtI Implementation Guide, which includes more than 30 downloadable templates, examples, and other files to help schools start their journey of establishing a successful system. By applying the authors insightful guidance in Response to Intervention (RtI) and Continuous School Improvement (CSI), you'll be able to redesign your general and special education programs to put your school on a path toward improvement! "