Early Literacy Intervention:
Expanding Expertise and Impact

a Reading Recovery initiative in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education

The goal of this initiative is to focus on developing highly effective teachers and resources for schools for improving the reading and writing abilities of students.
Funding has been provided through an award from the U.S. Department of Education, under award number U215K090094, for the Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE) Program. The contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

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Reading Recovery as an Effective Component of RTI
On-Demand Audio Webcast with PowerPoint Presentation
Originally aired Thursday, October 1, 2009
Length of session
90 minutes including questions and answers
Target audience
Principals, federal funds administrators, district superintendents, state and federal education officials, teachers, and school administrators
Featured speakers
Peter Johnston, professor, University at Albany–SUNY
Barbara Honchell, associate professor, Reading Recovery trainer, University of North Carolina–Wilmington
Cathy Duvall, Reading Recovery teacher leader, Fort Bend (Texas) ISD
Jolene Reed, Reading Recovery teacher leader, Rio Rancho (New Mexico) Public Schools
Brian Reindl, literacy coach, Sheboygan (Wisconsin) Area School District
Session description
Many schools are using Reading Recovery as a part of the response to intervention (RTI) required under the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). Regardless of the stage of your implementation, this 90-minute presentation will provide valuable information on RTI, as well examples of the multiple aspects of a comprehensive literacy plan with Reading Recovery as a first-grade safety net.
Equipment needed
Computer with high-speed Internet connection, computer speakers

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