1st annual | #RISS2019
RtI for International Schools Summit

oct 24-26, 2019 | SINGAPORE

Strengthening Our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support


About the Summit

The purpose of this unique RtI Summit experience is to deepen our collective understanding of the science and philosophy behind the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework and how it can be used to inform our decision-making as international school teams.

RISS sessions will offer an in-depth understanding of the key principles and practices foundational to this highly effective school-wide model.


Keynote Speakers


Dr. Amanda VanDerHeyden

President, Education Research & Consulting
Founder, Spring Math

Dr. Matthew K. Burns

Professor, School of Psychology
University of Missouri

Dr. John Hosp

Professor, Special Education
College of Education
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Chris Borgmeier

Professor, Special Education Department
Portland State University




The first day of our summit will focus on deepening our understanding of the language and logic behind RtI and how this model will lead to greater outcomes for all students.

Day One Sessions >>

Evening Reception & Banner Sharing
School teams are encouraged to identify some aspect of RtI/MTSS implementation to share with other RISS participants at Thursday’s evening reception. We hope you join us for this event as it will serve as a unique opportunity to learn about other schools RtI/MTSS implementation efforts.



The second day of our summit will explore movement within the tiered continuum and powerful intervention resources to maximize student progress.

Day Two Sessions >>



Post-Summit Workshops are designed to provide participants with a full-day to extend learning in a relevant topic of choice.

Post-Summit Workshops >>

Post-Summit Workshops are in addition to the general 2-day summit registration fees.


Attend as a Team

We encourage school leaders and practitioners to participate as a school team so they may build systems-level knowledge alongside practical implications in the delivery of high quality instruction and supplemental interventions.


who should attend


International Schools LEADERS, such as:

  • Heads of School or Superintendents

  • Deputy Heads or Heads of Learning

  • Principals or Deputy Principals

  • Directors of Student Support Services or Head of Inclusion

  • SEN or RtI Coordinators

  • Directors of Curriculum or Directors of Assessment

International Schools PRACTITIONERS, such as:

  • School or Educational Psychologists

  • Educational Consultants

  • Learning or Academic Support Teachers

  • English Language Specialists

  • School Counselors

  • Behavior Specialists

  • Classroom Teachers

summit Organizers

This unique 1st annual RtI for International Schools Summit is a collective effort facilitated by members representing the following schools and partnering organizations:



Stamford American International School

The International School of Kuala Lumpur

Canadian International School

Singapore American School

Shanghai Community International School

Hong Kong Academy

Australian International School

The International School Nido de Aguilas

UWC South East Asia



Special Education Network and Inclusion Association

Next Frontier Inclusion

English Language Learning Specialists Asia

International School Leaders of Educational Support

WIDA International School Consortium

Singapore Psychological Society


Sponsorship opportunities

Make an impact at #RISS2019! 

Showcase your organization to international school leaders and practitioners from around the world with one of our sponsorship packages.