The Johnson County School District is contemplating implementing RTI, or Response To Intervention at the district's secondary schools, according to Kathy Camino, who gave a report to the school board at a recent meeting.
She and administration from the district's two high schools discussed recently traveled to hear Wayne Calendar, an expert in the field, talk about how they can get the program started at the high schools.
Calendar has already helped start the program in the district's K-5 schools.
Camino said the district was asked to host Calendar for the Wyoming Department of Education's Spring Training.
Over 70 people from the state will be in Buffalo February 27th, 2014 for the training, to learn more about RTI and school improvement and Calendar will also speak on Common Core standards.
As the host district for the training, Johnson County School District One will have as many peopleas they want from the district attend, and then Calendar will perform site-specific visits to schools to help determine how they can improve the implementation of RTI.
According to their website, Response to Intervention (RTI) is a multi-tiered approach to help struggling learners. Students' progress is closely monitored at each stage of intervention to determine the need for further research-based instruction and/or intervention in general education, in special education, or both.