Implementation Stories

Although every school implements the RtI framework differently, there is much to be learned through others' experiences. These schools share their stories, so you can get ideas and inspiration for implementation at your school.

Onalaska's Culturally Responsive Journey

Presented by: Onalaska School District Administrators and Staff (Approximately 5 minutes) In order to better serve all students at their schools, the School District of Onalaska has embraced Culturally Responsive Practices. This approach to teaching helps teachers learn about themselves, about their students’ cultures, and helps them build bridges between a student’s home culture and school culture. By learning how cultural beliefs and practices impact student lives, staff in Onalaska are gaining an understanding about where students are coming from, and are adapting their practices to ensure students who have a different culture are given the chance to succeed.

Muskego Norway: Systematic Implementation of a Data-Informed RtI System

Muskego-Norway believes that the development of an RtI system is the key to achieving their district mission: every student learning, growing, and succeeding. Presenters will briefly review the process followed to develop an RtI system, how they know their RtI system is effective, and how they use data to inform virtually every aspect of how they operate. This presentation is not only for districts in the early stages of developing their RtI systems, but also for those districts who continually seek to refine and improve.

Franklin Elementary School

With a motto of "Buliding Our Future, One Student at a Time," Franklin Elementary in West Allis/West Milwaukee is making giant strides. They have been recognized with the Title I Beating the Odds award, their School Report Card shows them Exceeding Expectations in closing the gap for students with disabilities, and they have been recognized by the Wisconsin RtI Center for setting up a multi-level system of support in mathematics, reading, and PBIS. What's their secret? Watch the video to find out.

Crandon: Integrating Academic and Behavioral Systems of Support

The School District of Crandon has adopted a culturally responsive multi-level system of support to achieve gains in academics and behavior. They began with separate behavior and academic systems; however, they were able to integrate the two, supporting student success. This video tells their story.

Onalaska High School's Multi Level System of Support 3-11-15

Jared Shaffner, principal of Onalaska High School, shares how his school has developed an Early Warning System to drive team problem-solving, develop interventions, and communicate most effectively to PLCs throughout the building. He also describes the process used to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions.

Let's Talk About It - Pewaukee's Journey to Improve System Wide Collaboration

Collaboration is an essential element for developing and sustaining effective multi-level systems of support, yet the structure (e.g., schedules) and culture (perception of roles, use of data) of many schools are still better suited for isolated adult practice.

Wausau East: Where to Start in RtI

With Jill Koenitzer and Heidi Erstad This webinar describes Wausau East High School’s beginning journey to implement a responsive system of support for its students. They describe how they made use of existing schedules, structures, and initiatives, as well as use of existing data through an Early Warning System (EWS), to better meet student needs. They also describe their collaborative efforts to engage staff to improve instruction in all content areas and at all levels of support. Their journey started over a year ago and continues to develop each and every day. Presenters: Kelly Rohr, RTI and Academic Enrichment Coordinator, and Chris Budnik, Assistant Principal, Wausau East High School, Wausau School District, Wisconsin