Making it Real: RTI and MTSS for Reading and Reading Interventions – PresenceLearning

Dr. Jeanne Wanzek


Clay Whitehead

CEO & Co-Founder PresenceLearning


A fundamental blueprint for student success in school and in life is the ability to read. Special educators especially appreciate the need for constructs that help students with disabilities acquire literacy skills early in their academic career. Yet, even with hundreds of elementary reading programs and interventions we still have persistent gaps. What type of learning architecture will stand the test of time? Dr. Jeanne Wanzek, a noted expert in MTSS and making interventions work, presents research-based guidance and answers your questions about how to plan and design interventions for students struggling with reading in elementary grades.

Presenter Bio

Dr. Jeanne Wanzek is the Currey-Ingram Endowed Chair and associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Peabody College. She conducts research examining effective reading instruction and intervention. Her focus is on prevention and remediation for students with reading difficulties and disabilities. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she worked as a special educator and as an elementary teacher. She has a number of publications as well as national and international presentations in the areas of early reading, learning disability, response to intervention, and adolescent reading intervention. Currently, Dr. Wanzek is implementing two federally funded grant projects related to reading intervention with opportunities for graduate students to gain research and practical experience.

Learning Outcomes

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

Contrast the efficacy of core reading instruction and reading interventions for students with disabilities

Identify sustainable organizational approaches to improve results from reading interventions

Show ways to intensify reading interventions including content and instructional delivery elements

Work with other members of interprofessional teams to apply these principles to specific student cases

Time Ordered Agenda

90 MINUTES (1.5 hrs)
1:00 -1:05 pm Welcome & Context Setting (Moderator)
1:05 - 1:10 pm Context for the Architecture for Intensifying Interventions for Struggling Students
1:20 - 1:30 pm Using scheduling and organizational changes to intensify interventions
1:30 - 1:55 pm Planning and providing content that intensifies interventions for students with special needs
1:55-2:05 pm How and when to modify instructional delivery to intensify interventions
2:05 - 2:25 pm Audience Q&A (Moderator & speaker)
2:25 - 2:30 pm Summary and wrap up (Moderator 5 min)
*All times Eastern time

To Earn a Certificate of Attendance

To be eligible for a certificate of attendance and/or ASHA, AOTA or NASP Credit:
Attend this live event for the entire (90 minute) duration.
Complete the post-webinar self-assessment & feedback survey.

Financial Disclosure

Jeanne Wanzek, Ph.D, received a consulting fee from PresenceLearning, Inc. for her presentation for this webinar and receives a salary from Vanderbilt University/Peabody College where she is Associate Professor of Special Education.

Nonfinancial Disclosure

No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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This webinar is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).

This webinar is offered for 0.15 AOTA CEUs or 1.5 AOTA Contact Hours for Occupational Therapists. Course content is Intermediate Level, but can be applied at all levels of professional experience. Classification Codes for this course include: Domain of OT: Occupations; Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention, and; Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues & Trends. Course Number AOTA 9463-0005-001.

This webinar is offered for 1.5 hours of NASP CPD credit (Content areas: Data-Based Decision-Making and Accountability and Interventions and Instructional Support to Develop Academic Skills). Course Number NASP 1115-0019-001.

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