- Integrate RtI for ELLs into existing RtI frameworks
- Provide greater access to grade level curriculum
- Connect the WIDA Standards, assessments and other resources
Offered by WIDA:
Response to Instruction & Intervention (RtI²) for English Language Learners
WIDA’s guide to RtI² presents a framework to assist educators in designing and implementing RtI² systems that proactively support the instruction, intervention, and assessment of ELLs. The document specifically addresses seven factors to consider during the solution-seeking process that help explain ELLs’ educational experience. It also provides information on how educators can use WIDA tools and resources to better understand ELLs’ academic language development, as this will serve as a context for collecting and interpreting the data they use to make instructional and programmatic decisions within an RtI² process.
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Free RtI² for ELLs Webinar!
Presented by: Cristina Sanchez-Lopez and Laurie Donnell, the lead developers of the WIDA RtI² for ELLs document
This interactive webinar presentation will address considerations for the solution-seeking process to better understand ELLs’ academic language development, as this will serve as a context for collecting and interpreting the data they use to make instructional and programmatic decisions within an RtI² process. Participants will have the opportunity to complete a sample screening protocol that will support districts in gathering qualitative and quantitative data along seven integral factors. Participants will also learn how WIDA tools and resources can be used within an RtI² framework through viewing real examples from school districts across the consortium.
When: April 26, 2013, 10:30am – 12:30 pm CDT (Please note time zone! Start time is 11:30am EDT and 9:30am MDT)
How to access:
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3. On April 26, click to join the webinar
This webinar will be recorded for those who are not able to join, but we strongly encourage you to tune in live if possible for the best experience.
Re: Universal Instructional Design
by Rachel Holland – Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 08:21 PM
RtI fits in here and using all resources to help our ELLs learn before referring them for services.
This article from Reading Research Quarterly explores cultural considerations with RtI models.