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RTI conference will focus on implementing strategies for student success

New Mexico State University's Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning will partner with the New Mexico Public Education Department, the National Center on Response to Intervention and the Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest (REL Southwest) to hold the Alliance Spring Conference "Response to Intervention: Moving from Theory to Practice."

The conference will be held April 29 and 30 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. The first day will be from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. and the second will be from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. On-site registration may not be available so preregistration is encouraged.

"The goal of this year's conference is to provide school districts in New Mexico with current research-based information on the RTI framework and process," said Eric Lopez, the Stan Fulton Endowed Chair for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools.

The conference will feature keynote speakers on both days, and during the second day it will be divided into breakout sessions with various topics of emphasis. The keynote speakers are Daryl Mellard from the National Center on Response to Intervention, "RTI, Best Practice, and a National Perspective;" Rebecca Holland, sponsored by REL Southwest, "Progress Monitoring;" and Laurie Emery from the Vail School District in Arizona, "Making RTI Work."

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