October 12 & 13, 2010
Kansas City, Missouri
The Second Annual RTI in Early Childhood Summit was held in Kansas City,
Missouri on October 12 & 13, 2010 with almost 200 practitioners, researchers,
policymakers, and higher education faculty in attendance. During the 2 day event,
all participants had opportunities to learn about what we know and what we don’t
know about RTI in Early Education. Participants had the opportunity to find out about
cutting edge work on new progress monitoring measures and interventions that can be used in
multi-tiered systems of support, hear about programs implementing RTI, network with colleagues,
and help direct the focus of future research.
Hosted by the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CRTIEC) and coordinated
by the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), the event was highlighted with excellent presentations
and breakout sessions and provided a basis for future communication among the diverse stakeholders
interested in RTI for young children. The PowerPoint presentations included here have been
generously shared by our presenters and represent their perspectives on this important topic.
Plenary Sessions: What Features of Instruction Should Differentiate the Tiers in RTI Approaches Focused on Early Literacy?