Schedule - Response to Intervention

Events and Conferences

Schedule - Response to Intervention

Conference Schedule
November 17, 2006 - 8:30am-3:30pm
NYU Lipton Hall in D'Agostino Hall, 108 West 3rd Street

8:30am: Registration

8:45am: Introductory Remarks
Jane Ashdown
(Vice Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning, NYU Steinhardt)

8:50am: Welcome
Associate Dean Ron Robin
(NYU Steinhardt)

9:00am: Keynote Address - Preventing and Identifying Learning Disabilities
Lynn S. Fuchs
(Vanderbilt University) and Douglas Fuchs (Vanderbilt University)
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10:15am-11:30am: Breakout Sessions – Group 1

Session A: Deficit, Difference and Variability: How Should We Conceptualize Literacy Learning Difficulties in the Context of RTI?
Chair: Cynthia McCallister (NYU Steinhardt)
Panelists: Robert Schwartz (Oakland University) and Katherine A. Doughtery Stahl (NYU Steinhardt)
Room: Lipton Hall, Main Room
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Session B: Evidence-Based Literacy Interventions: What Works With Whom in What Contexts?
Chair: Ellen Hauser (Ruth Horowitz Center for Teacher Development, NYU)
Panelists: Joanna Williams (Teachers College) and Brenda McDonagh (NYC Department of Education)
Room: Juan Carlos Auditorium (see map enclosed in folder)
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Session C: The Relevance of Race and Culture in Implementing RTI
Chair: Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz (NYU Metro Center)
Panelists: Richard D’Auria (NYC Department of Education) and Eddie Fergus (NYU Metro Center)
Room: Lipton Hall, Faculty Lounge
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11:30am-11:45am: Coffee and Tea available
Lipton Hall and Juan Carlos Auditorium

11:45am-1:00pm: Breakout Sessions – Group 2

Session D: Progress Monitoring and Data-Based Decision Making in
the Context of RTI: Current Thinking and Possible Alternatives
Chair: Lisa Fleisher (NYU Steinhardt)
Panelists: Esther Friedman (NYC Department of Education) and Chris Lemons (Vanderbilt University)
Room: Lipton Hall, Main Room
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Session E: The Use of RTI Data in Classifying Students as Learning Disabled
Chair: Rose Vukovic (NYU Steinhardt)
Panelists: Don Compton (Vanderbilt University) and Matt Giugno (NYS Department of Education)
Room: Juan Carlos Auditorium (see map enclosed in folder)
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Session F: Evidence-Based Literacy Interventions: Critical “All-Tier” Work
Chair: Cynthia McAllister (NYU Steinhardt)
Panelists: Kate Garnett (Hunter College) and Laura Cunningham-Barrett (Hunter College)
Room: Lipton Hall, Faculty Lounge

1:00pm-1:30pm: Buffet Lunch
Lipton Hall

1:30pm-2:30pm: Keynote Address - Rethinking Learning Disabilities
Lou Danielson
(U.S. Department of Education) with Introduction from Dean Mary Brabeck (NYU Steinhardt)
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2:30pm-3:15pm: Prospects and Challenges - Moving forward with RTI in New York: How will RTI help public schools serve all students more effectively?
Facilitator: Lisa Fleisher (NYU Steinhardt)
Panelists: Lisa Fleisher (NYU Steinhardt), Esther Friedman (NYC Department of Education), and Linda Wernikoff (NYC Department of Education)

3:15-3:30pm: Closing Remarks
Associate Dean Ron Robin
(NYU Steinhardt)

Conference Organizing Committee:
Jane Ashdown, Eddie Fergus, Douglas Fuchs, Ellen Hauser, Lisa Fleisher, Cynthia McCallister, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Katherine A. Doughtery Stahl, Rose Vukovic and the Office of Special Programs – Helen Kelly and Athena Maikish.