References and Credits

Suggested Citation

Buysse, V., Epstein, D., Winton, P., & Rous, B. (2012). CONNECT Module 7: Tiered Instruction [Web-based professional development curriculum]. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge. Available at


Thanks to Lise Fox, Judy Carta, Cathie Collie, and Sharon Palsha, who contributed to the content and development of the module.

We would also like to give special thanks to our experience-based knowledge experts: Jim Lesko, Lydia Carlis, and Doré LaForett. Thanks also to Caitlin Gallingane, and the children, families and staff at Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center, University of Florida.

Revised in 2019 by Chih-Ing Lim, Toni Miguel, Christine Wagner, and Zeke Hart.


Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning.

Edelman, L. (Producer). (2011). Child Outcomes Step By Step (Video). Published collaboratively by Results Matter, Colorado Department of Education; Desired Results access Project, Napa County Office of Education; and Early Childhood Outcomes Center.

Recognition & Response: RTI for Pre-K.

RTI National Online Forum (2011). Implementing Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Settings. RTI Action Network. National Center for Learning Disabilities, Inc.

SpecialQuest: Birth-Five: Head Start/Hilton Foundation Training Program.

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children.




Pam Winton
Principal Investigator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Virginia Buysse
Co-Principal Investigator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Beth Rous
Co-Principal Investigator
University of Kentucky


Project Staff

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chih-Ing Lim
Project Coordinator

Dale Epstein
Module Coordinator

Jonathan Green
Director of Electronic Communication

Cici Sidor
Instructional Technology and Media Specialist

Gina Harrison
Graphic Designer

Don Trull

University of Kentucky

Patricia Singleton
Instructional Design Specialist


Project Interns

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Anna Stagg
Graduate Research Assistant

Robert Ezekiel Hart
Research Assistant