Hot Topics in Behavior (2012-2013)

  • January 14th, 2013
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Supporting appropriate student behavior is a critical skill for today’s educators. This webinar series addresses a variety of practices that will support students in a 3 Tiered Model of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. (Click on the session titles below to access a streaming media version of the webinar, which can be viewed asynchronously.)

Asking ‘Why?”: A Function-Based Approach to Dealing with Problematic Behaviors
October 17, 2012 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm:
This session provided teachers and school-based personnel with a systematic process for determining factors that may contribute to student misbehavior. Teachers address problematic behaviors ranging from behaviors that are merely annoying, to those behaviors that could put one’s self and others at risk. Having a function-based approach to addressing problematic behaviors can help teachers be more effective in managing common classroom behaviors, be proactive in preventing the development of more serious behaviors

Tier 2 Supports: Beyond Check In/Check Out
December 19, 2012 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This session provided information on Tier 2 supports to teachers and other school personnel who are implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports with fidelity at the universal level. This session will include an overview of a variety of supports typically offered at Tier 2 with a focus on Check and Connect. Check and Connect is a research-based intervention designed to ce student engagement at school for students in grades K-12.

De-Escalation: Strategies for Defusing Challenging Behaviors
February 20, 2013 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Knowing how to prevent and respond to challenging student behavior is important in maintaining a safe and secure educational environment. This session will address: 1.) the role of the educator in an instance of escalation, 2.) strategies for manipulating the educational environment to prevent escalation, 3.) the phases of an escalation cycle, and 4.) effective de-escalation strategies.

Integrating Academic and Behavior Supports within an RtII Framework
April 17, 2013 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The integration of academics and behavior into a single Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII) framework has proven to advance outcomes for all students and to prevent school failure. This session will provide participants with information that addresses how academic and behavior systems can be combined into an integrated school-wide system of supports for students.

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