Response to Intervention Training

Instructor: Carrie Soucy
Several types of Response to Intervention training resources are available to educators. Read on to learn about different types of training programs, who offers them, and what they entail.

Response to Intervention Training Options

Center on Response to Intervention Training Resources

The Center on Response to Intervention, a program operated by the American Institutes for Research, has a comprehensive library that includes more than a dozen training modules, along with a training facilitator's guide, that are accessible online ( Modules available include implementing RTI, considerations for different grade levels, screening, monitoring progress, and developing RTI frameworks and evaluation plans. This organization also offers in-person consultations and training sessions, as well as remote coaching.

RTI Action Network Training Resources

An initiative of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, the RTI Action Network offers educators a variety of RTI training and professional development assets on its website ( These include online live presentations and discussions with prominent RTI researchers and implementers, forums for educators, videos demonstrating RTI implementation, webcasts and podcasts by experts in the field, training webinars, and an annotated bibliography of additional RTI resources. A Response to Intervention case study is also available as well as toolkits to help educators identify specific learning disabilities with RTI. This organization also offers online learning modules to help schools implement RTI.

ASCD Training Resources

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) offers many resources for each of the three RTI tiers: whole class, targeted groups, and special needs students. The ASCD website ( provides links to these RTI training and informational assets, which include DVDs, books, and other published materials. These resources cover topics such as implementation, classroom management, feedback and assessment, and classroom strategies and instruction. The ASCD also offers RTI Tier 1 training via its PD In Focus program, a library of research-based professional development videos for educators.

RTI Training Resources Offered by Colleges and Universities

Educators may find RTI continuing education courses and RTI certificate programs offered by colleges and universities. Some of these programs can be completed online. Several schools also offer RTI training and webinars and seminars online and in-person. The Iris Center (, an initiative of Vanderbilt Peabody College and Claremont Graduate University, for example, offers RTI training modules, case studies, videos, informational documents, and interviews with RTI experts.

Local RTI Training Resources

Some state departments of education offer RTI professional development resources and training programs that may be available as downloadable documents, via in-person regional training sessions, or accessible as online courses. RTI Training Resources offers several online RTI training lessons for educators. Created and taught by experts in the field, these self-paced lessons are designed for busy professionals who need the flexibility to study whenever they have time. Because they are available online, you may access them at your convenience on a computer, smartphone or tablet. Explore what they have to offer:

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