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. 

TEST meetings

This session focuses on ways school teams can work with vision, intention, and practical strategies to ensure students attend school every day possible and experience meaningful, positive engagement throughout their school experience. Educators will reflect on ways that they can connect with students and families to overcome barriers to attendance and implement strategies to understand and address common address causes of absenteeism. Participants will identify ways to strengthen their systems of school connectedness, creating a positive classroom and school climates, and by being consciously invitational and enhancing two-way communication with families.

Presented by Jessica Sprick
Included materials for this course: School Leader’s Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges

Session Times:
4 sessions, July 13–16 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2:30 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11:30 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET/12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PT

Session Length:
3 hours per day (12 hours total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Creating a Schoolwide Culture of Attendance and Engagement

This session focuses on ways school teams can work with vision, intention, and practical strategies to ensure students attend school every day possible and experience meaningful, positive engagement throughout their school experience. Educators will reflect on ways that they can connect with students and families to overcome barriers to attendance and implement strategies to understand and address common address causes of absenteeism. Participants will identify ways to strengthen their systems of school connectedness, creating a positive classroom and school climates, and by being consciously invitational and enhancing two-way communication with families.

Presented by Jessica Sprick
Included materials for this course: School Leader’s Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges

Session Times:
4 sessions, July 13–16 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2:30 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11:30 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET/12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PT

Session Length:
3 hours per day (12 hours total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

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Early-Stage Interventions

Every teacher will encounter students with challenging behaviors. Left unchecked, these behaviors can interfere with learning and place the students at risk for ongoing problems at school and in the future. Unfortunately, teachers often report that they feel unprepared to deal with challenging behavior. This session will offer a set of simple, teacher-friendly, evidence-based interventions to use as a starting place in addressing an individual student’s chronic misbehavior and add to your school or district’s multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) framework. When students have been away from the traditional classroom setting for an extended period of time, we may see an increased need to apply these interventions.

Presented by Tom Stacho
Included materials: Early-Stage Interventions

Session Times:
4 sessions, July 13–16 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2:30 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11:30 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET/12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PT

Session Length:
3 hours per day (12 hours total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

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

REGISTRATION CLOSED 

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

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Explicit Instruction — Learning Is the Goal, Effective Teaching Is the Practice

This session is designed for professional developers, administrators, and teacher-leaders who recognize the incredible impact that systematic, direct, engaging, and success-oriented instruction can have on students, teachers, and schools—people who exemplify the idea that how well students learn depends on how well they’re taught. This session will immerse practitioners in the theory and practice of designing and delivering instruction in a manner that is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented—in a word: explicit. Participants will be prepared to provide this training to educators in their home districts.

Presented by Dr. Anita Archer
Included materials: Explicit Instruction

Session Times:

4 sessions, July 13–16 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2:30 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11:30 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET/12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PT

Session Length:
3 hours per day (12 hours total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

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Discipline in the Secondary Classroom

Managing student misbehavior can feel overwhelming and time consuming, causing some educators to fall into negative patterns. A corollary to CHAMPS, DSC is a proactive, positive, and instructional approach to classroom management designed to help the secondary classroom teacher manage student behavior and increase student motivation.  Participants will learn to organize their classroom for student success, communicate clear expectations for student behavior, motivate students to do their best, and skillfully respond to misbehavior.

Presented by Jacob Edwards
Included materials: Discipline in the Secondary Classroom

Session Times:
4 sessions, July 13–16 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2:30 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11:30 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET/12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PT

Session Length:
3 hours per day (12 hours total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

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