Safe & Civil Schools Virtual Courses are designed to help educators at all levels learn research-based tools to improve student behavior

While everyone is working to create social distance, you may have a luxury rarely afforded before—time for online professional development. We encourage you to consider using this time to provide vital learning for yourself and your staff.

Safe & Civil Schools has been working to create a variety of web-based training options. Below are possible offerings at the individual, classroom, and schoolwide levels. 

Early-Stage Interventions and The Teacher’s Encyclopedia: Building a Bridge from Tier 1 to Tier 2 With Tricia Skyles

Even with the best classroom management strategies in place, some of our students with challenging behaviors will need additional support. We need strong Tier 1 interventions to serve these individuals. This session will focus on providing both strong preintervention strategies and individual interventions to serve as a bridge between Tier 1 and Tier 2. Classroom teachers will be empowered with intentional strategies to drive positive behavior without needing a team of support. Expect the resources in this session to be pulled off shelves again and again as they prove effective for our students (and teachers) in need.

Presented by Tricia McKale Skyles
Included materials for this course: Early-Stage Interventions and Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management (2nd ed.)

Course Duration:
2 weeks, 4 sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays (6 hours total)

Sessions:
Tuesday, April 20
Thursday, April 22
Tuesday, April 27
Thursday, April 29

Session Times:
3:00 pm-4:30 pm PT/6:00 pm-7:30 pm ET
All sessions are 1.5 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Leadership in Behavior Support With Jacob Edwards

Effective schools have effective leadership. The role of the principal is complex, with tremendous rewards. Access to the best research- and evidence-based tools and strategies is key to every instructional leader’s success. Topics cover the instructional leader’s role in:

  • Building and maintaining a positive and proactive school climate for students, staff, and the community
  • Effectively creating a shared leadership model that can support and unify staff around a schoolwide classroom management model
  • Collecting and analyzing behavior data for continuous improvement
  • Conducting powerful staff meetings and practicing effective decision-making

 

Presented by Jacob Edwards
Included materials: Leadership in Behavior Support

Course Duration:
2 weeks, 4 sessions, Mondays & Wednesdays (6 hours total)

Session Dates:
Monday, April 19
Wednesday, April 21
Monday, April 26
Wednesday, April 28

Session Times:
8:00 am-9:30 am PT/11:00 am-12:30 pm ET
All sessions are 1.5 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

The Tough Kid: Tier 1 Interventions for Responding to Misbehavior With Tricia Skyles

Never before has it been more important to intervene quickly and effectively to address challenging behaviors. Noncompliance and disruptive behavior often impact precious instructional minutes in the classroom. Drawing on the works of Bill Jenson and Randy Sprick, this session will focus on effective techniques, strategies, and interventions to positively motivate kids who may be reluctant learners in today’s classroom.

Presented by Tricia McKale Skyles
Included materials for this course: The Tough Kid Book (3rd ed.)

Course Duration:
2 weeks, 4 sessions, Mondays & Wednesdays (6 hours total)

Sessions:
Monday, April 19
Wednesday, April 21
Monday, April 26
Wednesday, April 28

Session Times:
1:00 pm-2:30 pm PT/4:00 pm-5:30 pm ET
All sessions are 1.5 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Designing Tier 2 and 3 Behavior Interventions With Dr. Tricia Berg

Many students will need targeted and/or intensive individualized interventions for more involved and persistent behavior problems. These behavioral challenges may have been exacerbated by the complexities of the 2020/2021 school year. Learn how to create a behavior intervention plan for students who need behavior, social, or emotional support to be successful in school. Specialized intervention strategies for addressing certain types of problematic behavior (e.g., internalizing challenges, dangerous or highly disruptive behavior) will be explored.

Presented by Dr. Tricia Berg
Included materials for this course: Interventions (3rd ed.)

Course Duration:
2 weeks, 4 sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays (6 hours total)

Session Dates:
Tuesday, April 13
Thursday, April 15
Tuesday, April 20
Thursday, April 22

Session Times:
3:00 pm-4:30 pm PT/6:00 pm-7:30 pm ET
All sessions are 1.5 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Improving Attendance: Strategies for Prevention and Intervention With Jessica Sprick

A growing body of research indicates that regular student attendance is one of the most critical yet under-addressed issues in schools today. During the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about attendance issues have become even more evident and widespread. This session provides participants with practical strategies to monitor and address student absenteeism across all grade levels.

Presented by Jessica Sprick
Included materials for this course: School Leader’s Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges and Absenteeism & Truancy: Interventions & Universal Procedures
Not included but recommended: Functional Behavior Assessment of Absenteeism & Truancy

Course Duration:
2 weeks, 4 sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays (8 hours total)

Session Dates:
Tuesday, April 13
Thursday, April 15
Tuesday, April 20
Thursday, April 22

Session Times:
9:00 am-11:00 am PT/12:00 pm-2:00 pm ET
All sessions are 2 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting