Enriching Students is an RTI scheduler that enables users to schedule intervention and enrichment sessions, take attendance, and track engagement and usage for accountability. Why use an RTI scheduler? Before we dive into that, let’s briefly talk about RTI. RTI stands for Response to Intervention. This model has proven to be extremely effective in assessing student needs and meeting, or responding, to them.
What does this look like?
Many schools designate a portion of their daily schedule to provide students with intervention or enrichment opportunities. This time period may be called and Intervention Period or and Enrichment Period, an Intervention/Enrichment Block, or even RTI time. We will use some of these terms interchangeably in this article.
To manage an intervention period and make sure students are getting the supports they need, an RTI scheduler can come in handy,
Do I really need an RTI scheduling tool?
It is possible to manage RTI sessions without a scheduling tool. However, having a tool to schedule students for an intervention period helps teachers and administrators stay organized, ensure accountability, and track data that will be useful for future sessions.
Student needs change, so where they are scheduled and why is going to change over time as well. Using a system of paper hall passes can become tedious and time-consuming. An RTI scheduling tool allows teachers to schedule kids quickly and efficiently.
How can you schedule RTI sessions?
Scheduling RTI Sessions
First off, it’s important to make decisions about where to schedule students for intervention, and for what. Data can help you make informed decisions. Ultimately, you want students to get exactly what they need to help them succeed. Do they need academic support and extra help in a subject area? Do they need time to meet with a school counselor or psychologist? Do they need both?
Examining the data, as well as communicating with other staff members and the student will help you to make the best decision.
Identify which students need intervention
Pinpoint a student’s exact
Provide a targeted intervention in response
Once you have pinpointed what a student needs, schedule that student where they need to go during your intervention or enrichment block. Select which teacher the student will be meeting with, as well as when, and what type of appointment this will be. For example, is this an extra help, intervention, or enrichment session?