Workshop Title: Data to the Rescue: Using Data to Match Small-Group and Individual Academic Interventions to Student Needs.
Matthew Burns, Ph.D., University of Missouri – USA
Workshop Description: This interactive session will provide information about reading and math interventions at tiers 2 and 3 within a multitiered system of support. Participants will learn how to implement several interventions for individual and small groups of students, and how to use data to determine which intervention to use. For tier 3 (individualized interventions) we will focus on using data to determine what to do when nothing else worked.
Upon completion of the presentation, participants will be able to:
- Implement small-group interventions in a K-5 classroom
- Use data to determine which small-group intervention to implement
- Use data to determine an intervention for students for whom a small-group intervention was not effective
Brief Bio: Dr. Matthew K. Burns is a Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri, and Director of the Center for Collaborative Solutions for Kids, Practice, and Policy. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters in national publications and has co-authored or co-edited 14 books. He is also the immediate Past Editor of School Psychology Review and Past Editor of Assessment for Effective Intervention. Dr. Burns is one of the leading researchers regarding the use of assessment data to determine individual or small-group interventions, and has published extensively on response to intervention, academic interventions, and facilitating problem-solving teams. In addition, Dr. Burns was also a practicing school psychologist and special education administrator before becoming an academic, and served on the faculty of the University of Minnesota for 10 years and Central Michigan University for 5 years.