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Alliance meeting to focus on Response to Intervention learning method

New Mexico State University's Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning will partner with Regional Education Laboratory Southwest (REL Southwest) to hold a meeting focusing on "Understanding and Strengthening Response to Intervention" from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum.


The Alliance and REL, along with several guest speakers, will present research as to how to implement a multi-tiered model of instruction along with considerations for measuring responsiveness as New Mexico educators begin participating in the statewide implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI), a method of academic intervention designed to provide early, effective assistance to children who are having difficulty learning.

The event's keynote speaker, Edward Kame'enui from University of Oregon, will give a presentation on how evidence supports RTI and its multi-tiered model of delivery from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Kame'enui is the dean-knight professor of education, director of the Institute for the Development of Educational Achievement, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, and associate dean for Research and Outreach at UO.

The event will include other presentations from Amy E. Barth, an assistant research faculty member from the University of Houston; Scott Brody, the deputy director of What Works Clearinghouse; as well as a panel discussion with Elsa Cardenas-Hagan of the Valley Speech and Language Center and Joe Dimino, co-director of the Instructional Research Group.

Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

The Alliance is a College of Education organization and program, which receives legislative funding in order to provide outreach, training, professional development and resources for participating New Mexico school districts and other agencies with education initiatives.

For more information, contact Michelle Saenz, Alliance program coordinator, at (575) 646-1348 or micsaenz@nmsu.edu.