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 specialist:

-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

Administrators, coaches and specialist learn ways 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.