A system in which struggling students must fail before they can receive additional support is being replaced by comprehensive systems of interventions. In this breakout session, Mike Mattos provides an accessible survey of response to intervention (RTI) systems and explains how RTI, combined with a professional learning community (PLC) foundation, creates a powerful system for achieving high levels of learning for all students. In accessible language, Mattos uses engaging examples to provide an overview of this innovative and effective approach. He analyses the essential features of RTI and shows how each relies on PLC practices to be truly successful. With great humour, integrity and insight, Mattos shows educations how PLC and RTI practices align to promote excellence for all students.