Barb Rowenhorstis an education specialist with TIE. She trains teachers in instructional strategies and collaborates with districts to provide systemic professional development. Barb has received a BS dual degree in Elementary and Special Education, a MS degree in Education, and is certified as a K-12 Reading Specialist, teacher educator, and middle school language arts and social science teacher. Barb taught 25 years in the Rapid City School District and has been a SD READS instructor/literacy coach and regional director. Barb is certified as a NCA QAR trainer. She is a state MTSS/RTI coordinator so she trains teachers on how to administer the DIBELS Next and AIMSweb assessments and how to analyze the data. She is an instructor for the CORE Sourcebook South Dakota DOE Foundational Skills. Barb also trains on several other SD DOE initiatives (see list below).
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  • SD Department of Education Initiatives - Trainer
    • Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
    • Student Learning Objectives (SLO)
    • Standards-based Report Cards
    • Close Reading
    • Text Dependent Questions
    • High Quality Assessments
    • Reading Instruction Coach
    • Beyond the Data Retreat
    • Data Retreat
    • Foundational Skills
  • SD DOE: Coordinator for Multi-Tiered Support Systems (MTSS/RTI)
  • Belle Fourche School District: MTSSCoordinator
  • Douglas School District: SPED, Professional Learning Communities, Formative Assessment, elementary literacy curriculum and assessment work.
  • Rapid City School District: S-SIPP Reading Grant, CORE Sourcebook training, DIBELS Next assessment administration and data analysis.
  • State Recognized Trainer
    • DIBELS Next assessment administration and data analysis
    • AIMSweb assessment administration and data analysis
  • Oglala Lakota County School District: MTSS/RTI coordinator, AIMSweb assessment administration and data analysis.


  • Comprehension (Based on the CORE Reading Sourcebook and National Reading Panel Research)
  • Data Analysis (AIMSweb/DIBELS Next)
  • Data Retreat
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Formative Assessment (Based on Rick Stiggins' and Jan Chappuis' work
  • Instructional Strategies (Based on Robert Marzano's Work) Instructional Strategies
  • Literacy Integration
  • Literacy Strategy Instruction and Interventions (Based on the CORE Reading Sourcebook and National Reading Panel Research)
  • NCA QAR Trainer
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
  • Reading in the Content Areas
  • School Improvement
  • Vocabulary Strategies (Based on Robert Marzano's Work and the National Reading Panel Research)

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