It's About Time [Elementary]: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Elementary School

It's About Time [Elementary]: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Elementary School


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It's About Time [Elementary]: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Elementary School by Austin Buffum

Carve out effective intervention and extension time at all three tiers of the RTI pyramid. Explore more than a dozen examples of creative and flexible scheduling, and gain access to tools you can use immediately to overcome implementation challenges. These books are full of examples from real schools that have achieved these results without using additional resources or extending the school day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936763030
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Publication date: 10/27/2014
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 207,418
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

About the Editors xiii

Foreword Rebecca DuFour Richard DuFour xv

More Than Time xvi

Common Themes xvi

References xix

Introduction: Harnessing the Power of Time Austin Buffum Mike Mattos 1

The Importance of Time to Student Learning 1

The Original Purpose of Elementary Education 3

The Brutal Facts 4

High Levels of Learning for All 5

The Real Problem 6

Proven Solutions From Real-Life Schools 8

An Overview of This Anthology 9

References and Resources 12

Chapter 1 Choosing Prevention Before Intervention Sharon V. Kramer 15

Supporting the Needs of All Learners 16

Using Respectful Strategies to Differentiate 22

Extending Learning 25

Finding Time for Interventions 26

A Final Note 27

References and Resources 28

Chapter 2 Looking in the Mirror Will Remmert 31

Our Process 33

Our Obstacles 37

Our Schedule 39

Our Identification Process 42

Our Monitoring Process 43

Our Revision Process 44

Our Extension Process 45

Our Celebrations 46

References and Resources 47

Chapter 3 Collaborating in the Core Brian K. Butler 51

Master Schedule Creation 53

Common Knowledge, Common Language, and Common Expectations in Literacy and Numeracy 56

The Purposes of Mason Crest Grade-Level Team Meetings 57

Deeper Ongoing Learning 75

References and Resources 77

Chapter 4 Making Mid-Unit Interventions as Easy as 1-2-3 John Wink 81

Finding Our Focus on Learning 82

Rebuilding a Schedule 83

Planning Instruction and Interventions 85

Monitoring and Improving Instruction and, Interventions 88

Learning the 1-2-3 Process 89

Using the 1-2-3 Process in All Tiers 93

Conquering Concerns by Cultivating Trust 95

Getting to the Heart of Learning 97

References and Resources 97

Chapter 5 Teaming Up in Tier 1 Susan B. Huff 101

From Good to Great 102

The Obstacles 106

The School Schedule 107

Challenges to Overcome 125

References and Resources 126

Chapter 6 Focusing on the "Principal" of the Thing Lillie G. Jessie 129

Vaughan Elementary 130

The Obstacles 131

The Schedule 132

The Data 132

The Interventions 134

The Monitoring Process 135

The Extension Process 138

The Foundational Elements of Tier 1 138

Collective Capacity and Efficacy Building 138

Vertical Anchors 140

Baseline Supporters 141

The Glue 142

Conclusion 143

References and Resources 144

Chapter 7 Working in an RTI Construction Zone Merrilou Harrison 147

Our Research 151

Our Barriers 151

Our Development 152

Our Responsibility 155

Our Monitoring Process 157

Our Changes 158

Our Extensions 160

Our Results 160

References and Resources 161

Chapter 8 Making Time at Tier 2 Maria Nielsen 165

A Compelling Reason 166

Teacher Determination Process 176

The Monitoring Process 179

The Move to Mastery 180

The Extension Process 180

The Journey 180

References and Resources 182

Chapter 9 Accelerating Learning With an Aligned Curriculum Paul Goldberg 185

How We Got Here 188

High Expectations 195

How We Assess 197

Solid Extensions 200

Solutions for Acceleration 201

References and Resources 204

Chapter 10 Ensuring All Really Means All Paula Rogers 207

Defining Schoolwide Behavioral Support 208

Incorporating PBIS at Hallsville 209

Teaching PBIS Strategies 213

Scheduling Timely Identification and Interventions 215

Building a Strong Future 221

References and Resources 222

Chapter 11 Creating Consistency and Collective Responsibility Chris Weber 225

The Purpose 226

The Research 227

The Obstacles 228

The Schedule 231

The Identification and Determination Process 232

The Implementation of Tiers 1 and 2 236

The Implementation of Tier 3 239

The Monitoring Process 243

The Extensions 243

The Implementation Dip 246

Conclusion 248

References and Resources 248

Chapter 12 Personalizing Learning Through Online Interventions Regina Stephens Owens 255

Building the Virtual School and the Early College 257

Designing Belief-Driven Interventions 257

Facing Challenges While Fueling Continuous Improvement 260

Leveraging Time 261

Sharing Data 266

Accessing Technology and Interventions 267

Leading and Managing Personalized Online Interventions 268

References and Resources 269

Epilogue 271

References and Resources 273

Index 275

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