Session Resources: Designing Tier 2 and 3
Behavior Support Systems
You should have received an email invitation from your presenter via Zoom with your unique link to join the session. If you can’t find that email, please check in your spam or junk folder (search for emails sent from firstname.lastname@example.org). If you still cannot find the email, contact us right away and we will resend it.
Also be aware that you should also have received a separate Zoom email with a unique link to join the Keynote and Panel Discussions. Make sure to use the right link for the right meeting!
See Daily Objectives and Assignments below.
While we all need to turn off our cameras occasionally, I do hope that you remain on camera for most of the session. I believe you’ll find that it creates a more interactive experience for all of us! Participants will also be periodically invited to unmute themselves to facilitate discussion in both large and small groups.
While Zoom can function on a variety of devices, access to a computer (or laptop) is recommended to fully participate in the activities. During the meeting, we will use various Zoom features for engagement and interacting.
This session will meet on Tuesday through Friday starting at:
11:30 am ET • 10:30 am CT • 9:30 am MT • 8:30 am PT • 7:30 am Alaska • 5:30 am Hawaii
We’ll meet for 2.5 hours, then take a 30-minute break before the start of the Panel Discussions:
- Tuesday: Schoolwide
- Wednesday: Classroom
- Thursday: Tiers 2/3
Please submit questions for panelists to: email@example.com.
Daily Objectives and Assignments
- Understand how and why to create a continuum of supports using a Multi-Tiered System of Supports approach for behavior
- Assess the status of your building’s universal behavior support practices
- Determine ways to identify students who require additional supports
- Section 1 (Task 1 and Task 3)
Homework for Session III on Thursday
- Read your assigned intervention (assigned during Tuesday’s session) and complete the intervention summary sheet. Be prepared to discuss this intervention with a small group of colleagues who read the same intervention. You will then be placed in a group with members who read different interventions, and each person will share a summary of their intervention.
- Determine the differences between objective and subjective descriptions of behavior
- Understand how to use objective behavioral descriptions to identify appropriate replacement behaviors, goals for intervention, and data collection methods
- Identify possible Tier 2 interventions for your school
- Section 3 (Task 1)
- Section 1 (Task 5)
Homework for Session III on Thursday
- If you have not done so already, read your assigned intervention (assigned during Tuesday’s session) and complete the intervention summary sheet. Be prepared to discuss this intervention with a small group of colleagues who read the same intervention. Then you will be placed in a group with members who read different interventions, and each person will share a summary of their intervention.
- Provide an overview of several specialized interventions in a jigsaw activity with colleagues (sharing the intervention summaries from Session 1 and 2 homework)
- Understand how to design an effective behavior intervention plan
- Section 4
- Section 3
Homework for Session IV on Friday
- Complete a Behavior Intervention Planning form (Reproducible 3.1) for a case-study student and be prepared to share with one colleague.
- Identify possible teams (or evaluate existing teams) for problem-solving at different tiers
- Develop a support coordinator program
- Establish effective problem-solving approaches for problem-solving across different tiers/teams
- Section 1 (Task 2)
- Section 1 (Task 4)
- Section 2
- Read and work through procedures in Section 1, Task 6–9
PRESENTED BY JESSICA SPRICK
Hello everyone and welcome! I am very much looking forward to working with you on ways to establish or refine your Tier 2 and 3 behavior support systems. We will be working on a variety of topics, from how to set up effective and efficient systems of problem-solving support across tiers to how to design intervention plans for individual students. Here are some thoughts for our time together so that you can get the most out of this session.
Please plan to attend each day and for the full 2.5 hours per day. Each session will build on the previous day’s content, and we will work to establish some consistent working groups throughout the week. If anything comes up that will prevent you from attending part of a session, please get in touch with me so that I can ensure you have the materials you need before the next session.
If at all possible, please plan to attend on a computer or laptop. While you can run Zoom on a phone or iPad, we will be using numerous active engagement tools that are easiest to use on a desktop computer or laptop. If you have not used Zoom before, we recommend testing it out before the first day so that you can make sure you are able to access the video and audio. See “Session Expectations & Zoom Tips” above for more information.
We will be frequently using and referencing the book Interventions (3rd ed.): Support for Individual Students With Behavior Challenges. If you previously used the second edition, it is very different from the current edition, so you will need access to the new third edition text. If you haven’t yet received your copy, please contact us.
The book includes downloadable resources that we will be using during the session. You may wish to download them in advance by going to your book’s copyright page and following the directions at the bottom of the page for downloading reproducible materials.
Jessica Sprick began teaching as a special education teacher for students with emotional behavioral needs and later became a Dean of Students at the middle school level. Her practical experience in schools with positive behavior support techniques drives her passion to help school personnel develop and implement effective behavioral and academic approaches.