Introduction of RTI
Board introduces Response to Intervention (RTI). Dr. Mary Howard provides two days of training and support.
Each school board has its own story when it comes to the adoption of evidence-based practice. While the approach and structure may vary from one school board to another, the common element between all boards is that evidence-based practice is a long-term endeavour which offers viable results.Facing Down Uneven Odds: The Eastern Shores School Board Experience
Building student success is not done according to a set recipe. It is not a drop of this or a pinch of that. Change cannot be ordained. It is often a messy, somewhat uncertain process without guaranteed results. Certainly, research informs and advises on what are the basic ‘must have’ ingredients, and then it is up to each school system to figure out what other ingredients and how much of each will work together, given local circumstances, to make the recipe work. This can certainly be said to be true of the Eastern Shores School Board (ESSB).
In 2016, Québec’s nine English school boards generously shared their stories with the EBP project about how they implemented evidence-based practices in their schools. In doing so, they hoped that the experience and knowledge gained as well as the support they received could illuminate and inform others embarking on a similar journey.
Whereas important aspects of these stories have been captured on video , the story here provides a fuller picture of a complex work in progress and reflects how local conditions, constraints and challenges, such as the school board’s mission, the size of its territory and demographic make-up, factor into making this school board’s implementation journey unique.