Friday, April 4, 2008

RTI Action Network Online Monday

On Monday April 7th, The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) and founding partner the International Reading Association (IRA) are launching a new national initiative dedicated to the responsible and effective implementation of Response-to-Intervention (RTI), the RTI Action Network.

NCLD has taken the lead developing the social network and secured funding from the Cisco Systems Foundation.

The RTI Action Network will involve teachers, administrators, specialists, and parents that will focus on four important elements: research, extensive information resources, effective professional development, and mentoring of those responsible for implementing RTI.

The guiding vision of the RTI Action Network is systemic education reform ensuring that all children have access to high quality instruction and learning opportunities, and that struggling learners – including those with learning disabilities – are identified, supported, and served early and effectively so that all children succeed in school. - RTI Action Network Program Summary

RTI Action Network website will feature articles, fact sheets, FAQs, link lists, newsletters, online training, blogs, chat rooms and forums. Press Release 4/08, 12/07

On April 23, a live chat will be held with Stanley Deno on the web site.

RTI Action Network Founding Partners: America Federation of Teachers, International Reading Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of State Directors of Special Education, National Education Association.

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