80+% ELL, 90+% FRL, 35 student classroom average, 1300 students on campus. With those numbers how can a middle school in the highest crime-rated zip code in the heart of Las Vegas hope to identify those students in need of RTI and/or Tier 2 interventions? We have implemented a strategy in which every student is identified based on not only their academic strengths and weaknesses, but also through an intricate evaluation of their social-emotional needs. We have implemented a system in which every teacher on campus is transformed into a valued instructor to the core curricular areas, regardless of license specialty. Therefore, no student or teacher is allowed to fall through the cracks or be left behind.
In addition to having previously presented on various topics from flipping the classroom to differentiated assessments at conferences such as FETC, NCTM, and ISTE, Mr. Goldberg has previously presented at the ESEA Conference (Then known as the National Title I Conference) on creating an interactive flipped math experience for elementary students. He has served for several years as the RTI chairperson at various schools attempting to increase the academic success of the neediest of students. As the student success advocate, Lloyd is tasked with identifying the behavioral, in additional to academic needs, of over 1300 students.
Carie has been intimately involved in the RTI process from her decade in elementary education, serving as grade-level RTI chairperson for several years. Her expertise on the social-emotional learning of students has been evidenced in her student success and ongoing classroom management. Her training and presentations on multiple intelligence, in addition to her site-based presentations on student connections have been integral in perpetrating the student success at her school.