How effective is RTI in supporting students with learning and behavioral needs? RTI and the Multi Tiered System and Support Framework (MTSS) promised to close the achievement gap even for students who struggle with disabilities. But a persistent shortfall in achievement outcomes is raising questions about the multi-tiered approach and whether special educators really understand the essential elements of MTSS. Register now for this informative session with RTI expert, Dr. Kim Gibbons. Dr. Gibbons will provide you with sustainability strategies for MTSS implementation with a focus on approaches for effective leadership and sustainability. With renewed attention to these MTSS implementation fidelity factors, we will see improved outcomes for all students.
Kim Gibbons, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the St. Croix River Education District (SCRED) located in Rush City, MN. SCRED has received national recognition for its use of the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework. Dr. Gibbons obtained her doctoral degree in school psychology from the University of Oregon where she received extensive training in the problem solving model, curriculum based measurement, and research-based instructional practices. Prior to her role as the Executive Director, Dr. Gibbons has worked as a director of special education, staff development coordinator, and school psychologist. She is active in state leadership and is the past-president of the Minnesota Association of Special Educators. She is the author or co-author of four books and has numerous other peer-reviewed publications. She is a sought-after consultant who has given numerous workshops throughout the nation.