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2017 Spring Workshop

  • 05 May 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Emporia, KS


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“The Teacher as ‘First Responder’: Resources that School Psychologists Can Use to Build the Classroom Intervention Toolkit”

The Kansas Association of School Psychologists is pleased to bring Dr. Jim Wright of Intervention Central to Emporia for a one day workshop. The workshop will provide school psychologists, teachers, administrators, and support staff with necessary tools to serve as academic intervention ‘first responders’.

Students who struggle academically often require individualized interventions carefully tailored to their areas of academic deficit. This workshop provides school psychologists, general- and special-education teachers, administrators, and support staff with the necessary tools that classroom teachers need to serve as academic intervention ‘first responders’. The training covers these topics:

At-Risk Learners: The Profile. The workshop opens with an overview of struggling learners, with particular attention to poor motivation and ‘learned helplessness’ and their negative classroom impact.

Strong Core Instruction. Participants review the effective elements of direct instruction that every teacher should incorporate into large-group lessons.

Academic Interventions. A range of research-based intervention strategies are demonstrated for reading, writing, math, and general ‘academic survival’ skills. Teachers can use these intervention ideas immediately to support at-risk learners.

Progress Monitoring. No academic intervention counts unless the student’s progress is being monitored. This training segment presents teacher-friendly data-collection tools such as checklists, rubrics, behavior report cards, and more--showing how each can be used to track student growth.

As an additional training benefit, participants will have access to a webpage containing links to all resources presented at the training, including downloadable scripts for all academic interventions discussed.

Workshop Outcomes

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will:

  • be knowledgeable of ‘foundation’ academic components that should be routinely incorporated into core instruction for struggling learners
  • know specific intervention ideas tools for common student academic concerns.
  • be able to identify simple progress-monitoring methods that can track academic-intervention outcomes in ‘real time’.
  • have free access to Internet resources that can serve as a starter set in assembling a teacher intervention toolkit.

Presenter Information:

Dr. Wright is an independent trainer and consultant with Intervention Central. He has presented numerous workshops on topics of Response to Intervention (RTI) across the nation and provides consultation services to support implementation of RTI. Please click the following link to view Dr. Wright's Curriculum Vitae


Opens:  February 20th and closes April 22nd. Seats are limited. Payment must accompany registration. If using a P.O. it must be received by fax or mail by April 25th or the seat will be forfeited. No registration the day of the workshop. Registration questions: kpersing@emporia.edu

Registration forms: Registration online  is preferred, or the registration form (CLICK HERE) may be downloaded and sent to P.O. Box 1801, Emporia, KS 66801 or faxed c/o Keely Persinger fax # (620)341-6290.


Eligible for 6 CPDs through NASP. Participants sign in for both morning and afternoon sessions. A certificate of attendance will be handed out at the end of the afternoon session upon receipt of the evaluation form. KASP is a NASP approved provider of CPDs (NASP #1030 provider).

No person will be denied access to or full participation in any KASP program, event or activity on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin disability or age.

Conference information: Judy Ball, Conference Chair, jkb1841@gmail.com

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