What are some factors that should be addressed when implementing the RTI approach?
Page 10: Implement the Action Plan
The Mayflower planning team has created an action plan, and a majority of the teachers has agreed to support RTI. Now Mayflower Elementary begins the next stage of the change process: implementing the action plan. This process is complex and requires building an infrastructure, and because every school is unique, the infrastructure will differ from school to school. Therefore, schools need to prioritize the infrastructure components based on their needs. Most schools will have to balance:
- Implementation guidelines
- Professional development
- Scheduling considerations
- Teacher support
- Parent-school partnerships
- Data management
Click on the audio link below to hear Brian Miller reiterate a principal’s need to gradually build an infrastructure for RTI (time: 0:30).
Brian Miller, Principal
Jefferson Elementary School
In the stage referred to as implementing the plan, principals actively participate in the planning team, oversee day-to-day activities, work with the planning team to solve problems, and ensure that adequate resources are available. Additionally, they promote good communication with parents, support collaboration among staff, create a supportive climate, manage school-wide data, and support professional development activities.