Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
7:00 am – 1:30 pm

December 12, 2022

$279.00 per person

RTI: Best Intervention Strategies to Support Struggling Readers

NEW Seminar Presented By
Lynne Ecenbarger

Outstanding Teacher and Presenter

Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Students in Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators

  • Practical, ready-to-use strategies to embed in core reading instruction and reading intervention support aligned with a Tiered RTI Instructional Approach
  • Proven, multisensory methods to accelerate your struggling readers at all tiers of instruction
  • Dozens of resources and digital tools to better support the teaching of reading and spelling in Tiers 1, 2, and 3
  • Receive an extensive digital resource handbook and a free digital download of seminar materials

Practical Strategies

In this NEW, strategy-packed seminar presented by Lynne Ecenbarger, you’ll learn how to accelerate your reading instruction within a 3-tiered learning approach. Lynne will engage you in practical, research-based strategies to enhance student mastery of foundational reading skills. During this seminar you’ll have the opportunity to fill your instructional toolbox with new additional ideas to teach phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. You will have an opportunity to explore low-tech tools and resources to close gaps in your struggling students’ reading skills and provide a more successful inclusive educational experience. You’ll leave this seminar equipped with powerful reading strategies you can use immediately in your classroom and any RTI Implementation setting.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Boost Struggling Readers’ Literacy Skills Through Effective RTI Reading Support Implementation
    Discover proven methods to accelerate your students’ mastery of foundational reading skills … Dozens of highly effective instructional strategies aligned with a Tiered RTI Instructional Approach
  2. Enhance Your Tier 1 Reading Instruction with Specific Techniques to Differentiate Foundational Reading Strategies
    Explore multiple techniques to teach the five pillars of reading including phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
  3. Monitor Your Students’ Reading Growth Using Easy-To-Use Diagnostic and Formative Assessments
    Enhance your skills in vetting and using assessments for diagnosing your students’ literacy needs and monitoring their response to your instruction and tiered interventions
  4. Accelerate Accurate and Fluent Word Reading Through Orthographic Mapping Strategies
    Learn orthographic mapping strategies and activities that support instant word recognition
  5. Expand Your Bank of Intervention Techniques to Teach Inference-Making Skills
    Analyze methods to teach students at all reading levels how to formulate inferences by using objects, pictures, statements, and text passages
  6. Build Reading Accuracy, Automaticity, Phrasing, and Voice Inflection through Simple Fluency Routines
    Incorporate varied routines for Tiers 1, 2, and 3 Interventions that support struggling readers’ fluency and comprehension
  7. Engage Students During Whole Group, Differentiated Reading, and Spelling Instruction in Tier 1
    Implement practical whole group reading strategies to teach foundational reading skills
  8. Advance Student Use of Reading and Writing Vocabulary through Multisensory Vocabulary Learning Methods
    Enhance your students’ mastery and use of reading and writing vocabulary though the use of research-based vocabulary routines
  9. Increase Your Students’ Ability to Develop Sentence Writing and Grammar Skills
    Learn highly effective strategies to improve the writing and comprehension skills of your students
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with dozens of instructional resources, strategies and a bibliography of websites that will enhance any RTI approach to reading Instruction

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Powerful reading strategies aligned with RTI Implementation
  • How to more efficiently interpret diagnostic reading data to develop the most effective literacy supports
  • Impactful instructional routines to accelerate reading growth in your struggling readers
  • Strategies to boost reading and writing vocabulary though dynamic, research-based strategies
  • A highly effective framework for small group, Tier 1 and Tier 2 instruction that includes reinforcing concepts while building prerequisite skills
  • How to incorporate Universal Design for Learning to provide effective and equitable reading intervention instruction
  • How to adapt RTI reading strategies more effectively across multiple grade levels
  • Ways to best utilize high-yield techniques in both your core and intervention support programs
  • How to incorporate the teaching of inference-making skills with emerging and proficient readers
  • Easy-to-use multisensory tools and techniques to intensify your reading and spelling instruction
  • How to use visual supports to help your students better comprehend both narrative and informational text
  • Specific, public-domain rubrics and diagnostic tools to monitor reading progress in Tiers 1, 2, and 3
  • How to incorporate phonological awareness instruction with phonics instruction to build word automaticity and spelling skills
  • Easy-to-use orthographic mapping strategies to improve word recognition skills
  • How to adapt reading strategies in Tiers 2 and 3 to better support your struggling readers
  • Where to find free digital resources to reinforce student mastery of foundational skills during Tier 1 instruction

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I’ve received many compliments during my professional career, but the one I most appreciate came from a colleague with whom I shared many students during my years of teaching. She told me that I always had a way of “helping students understand things differently”. Fast forward in my career to my current roles and I’m told that I never give up on any student, regardless of the challenges that we face. Much like you, those students who need extra help are my reason for being a teacher. And, as I’m sure you’ve done in your career, when you’ve figured out a strategy that works, you are excited to share that with a colleague!

It is so fortunate that we don’t have to reinvent the wheel in order to create and implement high quality tiered interventions. RTI puts into place a system that is sensitive to the learning needs and progress of all students. So I am beyond excited to be able to share with you my best classroom-tested intervention strategies and resources to help you help your students “understand things differently”. Full disclosure: these ideas won’t come just from my instructional toolbox. I’ve put together folders and folders of ideas, many which come from working with innovative educators across the country. These no-cost, tried-and-true techniques will help you provide meaningful learning experiences for your students during Tiers I, II, and III.

Our day together will be filled with interactive, hands-on learning activities that demonstrate the strategies in action. I look forward to meeting and working with you during this engaging, strategy-packed day.

Lynne Ecenbarger

P.S. Join me for a full day of interactive learning how to strengthen your RTI Instructional Implementation in Reading and leave with a wealth of powerful intervention strategies to reach and teach all your students.

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Students in Grades K-6: Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Literacy Coaches, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Assistants, Interventionists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Detailed descriptions of practical reading strategies and routines
    • Multiple examples of RTI tools and resources to support reading instruction
    • Extensive bibliography of free digital resources
    • Live links to even more resources embedded in the digital handbook
    • Sample forms and public domain reading diagnostic inventories and assessments
  2. Consultation Available
    Lynne Ecenbarger will be available for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
  3. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  4. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.