NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Response to Intervention (RTI): Rdg & Writing in the Clsrm

EDUC 600




Instructor: Dewey Walsh

Grading: Letter

Monday, August 25, 2014 - Friday, December 19, 2014

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $280

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to understand the structure and implementation of RTI, Response to Intervention.   RTI; response to focuses on effective practices for helping all readers achieve, especially struggling readers, using simple and authentic instruction, assessments and support.  This effort focuses on information needed to create a safety net that can save struggling readers before the learning gap widens forever.


As a result of participation in this course, students will:

  • Be able to examine the structure and role of Response to Intervention (RTI), it implementation, intervention, and the three tiers of support.
  • Be able to learn the criteria for selection of students for the three levels of instruction, the need for continues assessment, differentiation, and collaboration with other professionals.  


RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

The required text is: Howard, M. (2009). RTI from all sides, what every teacher needs to know. NH: Heinemann. Textbook can be ordered from http://www.amazon.com

About The Instructor

Dewey Walsh
Dewey Walsh

Dewey J. Walsh, Ed.D. was a public school teacher and guidance counselor for 34 years. Dewey taught graduate-level professional education classes through Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN for 10 years and the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, for 26 years. Dewey was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota where he attended the University of North Dakota, earning a B.S. &  M.A. in Education and a Doctorate in Teacher Education.


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