RtI for English Learners: Onsite Delivery

The RtI for English Learners program was developed with original Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®) Model authors Dr. Jana Echevarría and Dr. MaryEllen Vogt to help administrators, coaches and specialists:

  • Understand specific considerations for English learners (ELs) in the RtI process
  • Identify research-based interventions that are appropriate for ELs
  • Learn how to compare language differences with language and learning disabilities


This two-day training helps participants learn to use the SIOP Model for providing research-based instruction for ELs in mainstream classrooms, identify specific research-based Tier 2 interventions that are appropriate for ELs, and discuss Tier 3 interventions and instruction for ELs with diagnosed learning challenges.


OUTCOMES: By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Define Response to Intervention (RtI) and its role in the education of English learners
  • Identify challenges of effective progress monitoring for English Learners
  • Explain how the SIOP® Model supports Tier 1 instruction for English Learners
  • Identify specific literacy development issues for English learners
  • Compare and contrast effective Tier 2 and Tier 3 assessments and interventions for English learners
  • Generate ideas for overcoming barriers and implementing an effective RtI process 



District Administrators, School Leaders, Coaches and Specialists



RtI for ELs: Onsite Delivery