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Improving Mathematics Instruction Within a Response to Intervention Framework

Friday, August 10, 2012
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
REL Midwest and the Great Lakes West Comprehensive Center cohosted a full-day conference that engaged participants in a discussion about evidence-based strategies for mathematics instruction and interventions within a response to intervention framework. Participants became familiar with mathematics intervention strategies for students struggling in Grades K–8. 
This event featured a presentation by Anne Foegen, Ph.D., associate professor at Iowa State University, who discussed the recommendations of the Institute of Education Sciences practice guide Assisting Students Struggling With Mathematics: Response to Intervention (RtI) for Elementary and Middle Schools.The event also featured four breakout sessions and a moderated panel discussion regarding mathematics instruction and interventions. This event addressed the U.S. Department of Education’s priority area of school improvement.

Anne FoegenPh.D.
Associate Professor, Iowa State University

Cathy Shide
Mathematics Consultant

Billie Earl SparksPh.D.
Mathematics Consultant

Jennie Winters
Mathematics Consultant

Event Materials
Dr. Foegen's Keynote Presentation
Breakout Session: Understanding What Understanding Means (Dr. Sparks' Presentation)
Breakout Session: Fluency (Cathy Shide's Presentation)
Breakout Session: Purposeful Use of Data (PresentationHandouts)
Breakout Session: Problem Solving in Math  (Jennie Winters' Grades 6–12 PresentationGrades 6–12 HandoutsGrades 6–12 Cards; Jennie Winters' Grades K–5 PresentationGrades K–5 HandoutsGrades K–5 CardsCommon Core State Standards for Mathematics Handout; Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8 ) 

Related Resource
Gersten, R., Beckmann, S., Foegen, A., Marsh, L., Star, J. R., & Witzel, B. (2009). Assisting students struggling with mathematics: Response to intervention (RtI) for elementary and middle schools (NCEE 2009-4060). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.