Response to Intervention (academic & behavior) in Maine
Now is your chance to learn more about this framework, get started on that certificate, or improve your resume. By offering online and blended courses, the faculty at USM has made these classes accessible to educators throughout the state.
There are three courses about RTI for Academics and Behavior (PBIS) that will be offered this fall. You can register for these courses by visiting the USM Registrar’s page at http://usm.maine.edu/reg. Act quickly - time is running out!
SPY 610 (formerly EPS 508): Developing a School-Wide System of Behavior Support
Today’s schools are charged with improving school climate with a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes. School-wide support includes procedures and processes that are intended for all students, all staff, and all settings. The school-wide PBIS process emphasizes the creation of systems that support the adoption and durable implementation of evidence-based practices and procedures, and fit within on-going school reform efforts. Participants in this course will work in collaborative groups to gain awareness, knowledge, and skills regarding SW- PBIS and to create action plans to build (or further develop) school-wide leadership teams who want to move more toward a preventative, positive, and educational model of school-wide discipline. This course is a prerequisite for EPS 532: Data and Assessment in Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support. Cr 3.
SPY 620: Multi-Tier Systems of Student Support (RTI)
This course provides training in knowledge and skills for the use of response to intervention (RTI) methods in school settings. Students learn how to select and use scientifically-validated academic and behavior intervention and assessment methods for three distinct instructional levels. Through readings, discussion, and practice students will develop the skills necessary to design, implement, and evaluate comprehensive RTI programs in school settings. This course is appropriate for general and special educators, school-based specialists (e.g., school psychologists, speech/language clinicians, and math/reading specialists) as well as other professionals interested in scientifically-based methods of learning outcomes for all children.
SPY 625: Advanced RTI for Math
This course will provide advanced training in application of knowledge and skills related to response to intervention (RTI) methods to support elementary mathematics instruction. Students will learn how to select and use universal benchmark screening measures, empirically based core curricula, supplemental and intensive math interventions, and weekly progress measures. Through readings, discussion, and practice students will develop the skills necessary to set up, implement, and evaluate RTI practices to support elementary math achievement for all students. Cr 3.