This is a series of 4 sessions to be held on 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, and 2/20.
Pyramid Response to Intervention RtI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn is the book that will be reviewed in this study. Pyramid Response to Intervention uses accessible language and compelling stories to show how Response to Intervention (RtI) is most effective when implemented by a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The authors translate formal legal mandates into a clear picture of how to create a three-tiered Pyramid Response to Intervention (PRtI) to close gaps in student learning and resolve behavioral problems. Readers will learn: how RtI blurs the boundaries between general and special education to create a unified system that serves all students, regardless of labels; the two accepted systems for implementing RtI and models of RtI at work in real schools; how the three big ideas of PLC (focus on learning, create a collaborative culture and focus on results) make PLC and RtI natural partners; the characteristics of effective interventions; the central importance of building a strong core program; how to create effective supplements to the core program; when to apply intensive interventions; how behavioral interventions fit into a PRtI system; the keys to legal compliance and stakeholder support; and the role of leadership in creating, monitoring and sustaining a PRtI system.
 
Each participant is responsible for purchasing their own book. One graduate credit will be available through Saint Mary’s University for $120. Credit registration will be discussed at the first session.
 
This book study will be held via distance learning. Participants are welcome to attend at CESA 10, which located at 725 W Park Avenue in Chippewa Falls, if their DL room is unavailable or their school does not have that capability.