Author Margaret Searle Leads Arcanum-Butler Staff professional development


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ARCANUM – The Arcanum-Butler Local School District utilized the planned professional development day on August 31 by welcoming Margaret Searle.

Searle, author of several books, including “Causes & Cures in the Classroom” is the president of Searle Enterprises, Inc, an educational consulting firm. She specializes in consulting with schools in areas such as curriculum, differentiation of instruction, inclusive education and response to intervention. Searle has been a teacher, special education director, principal, adjunct professor and served as an advisor to President George H. W. Bush on elementary and secondary education issues.

“Arcanum-Butler staff enjoyed the presentation, “Implementing RTI With Quality” that will serve to address goal no. 1 of the district’s Continuous Improvement Plan – The district will maintain academic excellence with instruction that will support the unique educational needs of every student,” said a school representative.

Searle shared key research regarding how students learn, key factors that affect learning and the process of using Response to Intervention (RTI) to identify and help struggling students.

The visit was just the first of five throughout the school year in which Searle will help lead the staff in further developing the RTI process in the district.

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