September 26-27, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM


The Third Annual RTI in Early Childhood Summit was held in Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico on September 26 & 27, 2011 with 150 practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and higher education faculty in attendance. During the 2 day event, all participants had opportunities to learn about what we’ve learned, 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 successfully 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 thought provoking plenary panels and breakout sessions organized around five strands, Measurement, Higher Tiers of Support, Professional Development, RTI Models, and English Language Learners. Table Top discussions and a Poster Session provided an even richer platform for ongoing communication among the diverse stakeholders interested in RTI for young children. The PowerPoint and Poster presentations included here have been generously shared by our presenters and represent their perspectives on this important topic.


Tier 1: Critical Considerations in Implementing Effective Instruction in Early Literacy and Language

Critical Considerations in Implementing Tiered Models of Instruction with Children from Diverse Language Backgrounds

Alternative Approaches for Identifying Children for Tiered Interventions



Strand: Measurement

Strand: Higher Tiers of Support   

Strand:  Professional Development

Strand: RTI Models 

Strand: English Language Learners