Courses in Tier 2 offer opportunities to learn more about targeted interventions and the use of data at Tier 2.  Targeted interventions include evidence-based interventions delivered to a group of students or an individual through a standard protocol. Interventions can be academic, behavioral, or social-emotional in nature. Tier 2 learning opportunities also include courses on using data at Tier 2 to identify students for interventions, evaluate implementation efforts, and measure student response to the intervention.

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Tier 2 Overview

This self-paced course will walk you through the big picture of what success looks like at Tier 2. This short overview is a prerequisite to registration in the other Tier 2 courses available on Practices, Data, and Systems at Tier 2.  Learning objectives include:

  • Describe the purpose and essential components of Tier 2
  • Understand the "big picture" of Tier 2, and be able to navigate the Tier 2 courses available on BRIDGE-RI 
  • Preview effective Tier 2 guidelines
  • Review Tier 2 exemplar(s) and identify areas of strength
  • Identify and select next steps for learning


Intended Audiences

K-12 school- and district-based educators, including Tier 2 team members, interventionists, and administrators

Course Type

Self-Paced

Recommended # of PLUs

1 PLU







Tier 2 Practices

This is the second course in the Tier 2 strand.  Expanding on the information introduced in the Tier 2 Overview course, here we explore "Practices" - the support provided to students who are at some risk of not achieving successful outcomes.  Emphasis is placed on understanding the characteristics of Tier 2 support with a specific focus on how to find and select the right evidence-based interventions for successful Tier 2 practices.  Participants completing this course will be well poised to move on to the next two courses in the Tier 2 strand, Data Use and Systems.

Please note that you must complete the Tier 2 Overview course first. Upon successful completion of that course, you will get an enrollment key to enroll in the other courses in the strand, including this course.  


Intended Audiences

 K-12 Educators, Coaches, Administrators, MTSS Teams

Course Type

Self-Paced

PLUs

3 PLUs


Course Contact: Ellen Reinhardt

Tier 2 Data

Data use is central to everything we do in Tier 2!  This course builds off of the lessons learned in the Tier 2 Overview and Practices courses.  Here we explore the important ways that data are used to identify students in need of support, match that support to need, monitor progress, and make both individual student and group intervention decisions. Emphasis is placed on understanding the characteristics of data and effective data use. Participants completing this course will be well-poised to refine and improve data routines supporting effective Tier 2 implementation. 

Please note that you must complete the Tier 2 Overview course first. Upon successful completion of that course, you will get an enrollment key to enroll in the other courses in the strand, including this course.  


Intended Audiences

K-12 Educators, Coaches, Administrators, MTSS Teams

Course Type

Self-Paced

Recommended # of PLUs

3 PLUs


Facilitator: Ellen Reinhardt

Behavior - Introduction to Check-In Check-Out

This course is designed to provide an overview of Check-In Check-Out, an efficient, evidence-based Tier 2 intervention intended to address low level behavior that is maintained by adult attention. Upon completion of this course, participants will:

  • Understand the essential features of Check-In Check-Out (CICO)
  • Be ready to try implementing CICO
  • Know where to get additional information about CICO


Intended Audiences

Teachers, Building Leaders, Tier 2 Teams

Course Type

Self-Paced

Recommended # of PLUs

2 PLUs


Facilitator: Ellen Reinhardt

Math - Word-Problem Intervention Introduction

Do your students struggle with math word problems? Do you struggle to help them? You are not alone and we have an evidence-based solution for you. Pirate Math Equation Quest (PMEQ) is a math word-problem intervention for students experiencing math difficulty. During PMEQ, students receive explicit instruction on reading, interpreting, setting up, and solving word problems with a focus on schemas. This course is the first in a series intended to enable educators to know what the research says to do and not do when teaching word problems, understand more deeply schema instruction (a "to do"), and then access materials and training to implement PMEQ.  

Learning objectives include:

  • Learning the why - what works and what doesn't in word-problem instruction
  • Understanding schema-based instruction

If the students you serve are Grades 1-3, after this introductory course you are encouraged to take the PMEQ Additive Schema course.  If your students are Grade 4 and up, you should instead take the PMEQ Additive/Multiplicative Schema course because older students need both and we'll cover both in one course. 


Intended Audiences

Grade 1-8 Educators, Math Interventionists/Specialists

Course Type

Self-Paced

Recommended # of PLUs

2.5 PLUs


Course Contact: Nicole Bucka

Math - Word-Problem Intervention: Additive Schemas

Do your Grade 1-3 students struggle with math word problems? Do you struggle to help them? You are not alone and we have an evidence-based solution for you. Pirate Math Equation Quest (PMEQ) Additive Schemas is a math word-problem intervention for first through third-grade students experiencing math difficulty. Note: If your students are older, fourth grade on up, take the Pirate Math Equation Quest Group Level course instead because that includes multiplicative schemas, as well.  During PMEQ, students receive explicit instruction on reading, interpreting, setting up, and solving word problems with a focus on schemas. 

Learning objectives include:

  • Learning the why - what works and what doesn't in word-problem instruction
  • Identifying three additive schemas
  • Learning five activity routines to implement PMEQ
Please note that enrollment in this course requires successful completion of the prerequisite course Math - Word Problem Intervention Introduction. When you successfully complete this prerequisite, you will be given an enrollment key to access this course.


Intended Audiences

Grade 1-3 Educators, Math Interventionists/Specialists

Course Type

Self-Paced

Recommended # of PLUs

3 PLUs


BRIDGE-RI Support: Nicole Bucka

Math - Word Problem Intervention: Additive and Multiplicative Schemas

Do your Grade 4-8 students struggle with math word problems? Do you struggle to help them? You are not alone and we have an evidence-based solution for you. Pirate Math Equation Quest (PMEQ) Additive and Multiplicative Schemas is a math word-problem intervention for fourth though eighth grade students experiencing math difficulty. During PMEQ, students receive explicit instruction on reading, interpreting, setting up, and solving word problems with a focus on schemas. 

Learning objectives include:

  • Learning the why - what works and what doesn't in word-problem instruction
  • Identifying three additive schemas and one multiplicative schema
  • Learning five activity routines to implement PMEQ
Please note that enrollment in this course requires successful completion of the prerequisite course Math - Word Problem Intervention Introduction. When you successfully complete this prerequisite, you will be given an enrollment key to access this course.


Intended Audiences

Grade 4-8 Educators, Math Interventionists/Specialists

Course Type

Self-Paced

Recommended # of PLUs

3 PLUs


BRIDGE-RI Support: Nicole Bucka