Intervention in Mrs. Dunn's Classroom (Intervention in Co-Taught…
Intervention in Mrs. Dunn's Classroom
Intervention in Co-Taught Classes
Create a true co-taught classroom environment where students do think of the core teacher as the "real" teacher and me as the "SpEd" teacher, but that we are both there to help everyone.
My role in RTI Tier I
Build lessons based on the Universal Design for Learning to cater to many learning styles
Use frequent formative assessments to find weak spots early
Examples of Formative Assesments
Assist co-teachers with modifications for students with IEPs
Build in time to review concepts not mastered
Help implement assistive technology to help all students
Have headphone available to students with sensory/attention issues
Allow students to type longer assignments
Create worksheets with larger writing space, for students who struggle to write in small spaces
Break lessons into small pieces
Check in with struggling students daily during the Do Now
Use stations in the classroom for small group intervention
RTI Tier II If Tier I interventions are not suffient, students will be referred to the Learning Center for Tier II interventions.
Small group instruction in a pull-out setting
RTI Tier III If students are not making adequate process in Tier II they progress to Tier III
1:1 targeted intervention in a pull-out setting
If the RTI Tiers have not helped the student in any meaningful way they they will be referred to SpEd for evaluation
A meeting is held with parents, teachers, and school admin to discuss the students needs and create a plan for evaluation
In conjunction with the school psychologist I will administer tests to evaluate weather or not a student is eligible for SpEd services
If a student is deemed eligible, I create an IEP with measurable and attainable goals, appropriate accommodations, and ways to modify a students work to reflect their disability.
Use video to capture interest
As a Special Educator, my students have already been identified as needing SpEd services. I have created a flow chart that outlines my schools process for getting students to me, including my role in RTI Tier I in my co-taught classes.
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