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Professional Development

Behavior and Classroom Management

Practical Strategies and Resources that Get Results
Although our specialists take great care to embed behavior strategies into all of our instructional and academic sessions, these highlighted sessions provide specialized tools for classroom teachers and administrators to create an efficient, effective, and positive climate.


Key Contacts:


Professional Learning Workshops
Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted/Talented Students - Online
Build a working knowledge of the intense feelings and sensitivities of the gifted student.  Learn to recognize and interpret the behaviors of gifted children and how these behaviors can affect their social growth and academic achievement. Participants will explore strategies to increase gifted students' awareness of their own social development and how it impacts their academic achievement.  This is a facilitated, self-paced online course.  Participants must submit accurate e-mail addresses to receive course access information.


Strategic Observations with Actionable Feedback

July 14, 2020

Participants will engage in strategic planning for teacher observations for intentional evidence gathering.  Leaders will use the Texas Teacher Evaluation Support System (T-TESS) rubric to identify high leverage action steps to improve teacher efficacy and student outcomes. LEARN MORE



Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports: A Guide to Proactive Classroom Management

July 15-16, 2020

Class-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CWPBIS), are a critical element necessary for implementing PBIS school-wide. The training will cover: (a) foundations of PBIS, b) behavioral principles, c) CWPBIS practices, and d) data collection. At the end of the training, participants should be able to: identify basic principles of behavior and understand their application in classroom management, maximize structure in the classroom, establish expectations and encourage students to follow these expectations, implement strategies to decrease inappropriate behavior, collect data to make decisions about behavior supports in the classroom, and differentiate levels of behavioral support as needed.  LEARN MORE



CHAMPS: A Proactive & Positive Approach to Classroom Management

August 11-12, 2020

The CHAMPS: A Proactive & Positive Approach to Classroom Management session is designed to help participants:

  • manage student behavior and increase student motivation.
  • acquire information to assist in developing or strengthening classroom management plans.
  • identify and maintain the effective parts of current classroom management plans while concurrently identifying and strengthening areas of need.
  • acquire knowledge, ideas, and suggestions that can have a positive benefit on behavior and motivation for students.

Participants will walk away from this 2 day session with the knowledge and skills to be confident and successful in dealing with students. LEARN MORE



Thinking Systematically: Implementing Equitable Instruction and Culturally Responsive Practices

November 11 and 13, 2020

This session will discuss a systematic approach for implementing alternatives to exclusionary practices across three levels of influence (i.e., the classroom, the school building, and the district) in an effort to support educators in reducing discipline disparities. Specifically, the session will focus on equitable access and implementation of instructional and culturally responsive practices across each level. LEARN MORE




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