May 26th 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Dr. Matthew K. Burns is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri, and Director of the Center for Collaborative Solutions for Kids, Practice, and Policy. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters in national publications, and has co-authored or co-edited 14 books. He is also the immediate Past Editor of School Psychology Review and Past Editor of Assessment for Effective Intervention. Dr. Burns is one of the leading researchers regarding the use of assessment data to determine individual or small-group interventions, and has published extensively on response to intervention, academic interventions, and facilitating problem-solving teams. In addition Dr. Burns was a practicing school psychologist and special education administrator before becoming an academic, and served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota for 10 years and Central Michigan University for 5 years.
Response to intervention (RTI) was formally introduced in the United States over 15 years ago, but the results have not always been positive. This interactive workshop will share valuable insights from research, and from implementation efforts with a consultant who has supported implementation in hundreds of schools. The workshop will identify common practices that have not led to increased student outcomes and more successful alternatives.
1. Identify and remediate class-wide problems in reading and math,
2. Use data to identify appropriate Tier 2 interventions in reading and math, and
3. Recognize the role that various school-based teams play in implementing RTI.
Hosted by SISP student committee, McGill University
& Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology