Specific Strategies and Interventions for the Most Difficult to Manage Students

  • CPE Course #20120155

    Upcoming Session Dates

    April 4 - May 1, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is March 28, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before March 28, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after March 28, 2019.

    May 4 - May 31, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is April 23, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before April 23, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after April 23, 2019.

    June 3 - June 26, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is May 21, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before May 21, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after May 21, 2019.

    June 29 - July 22, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is June 19, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before June 19, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after June 19, 2019.

    July 25 - August 17, 2019

    Registration deadline for this session is July 16, 2019. Payment must be received in the CIU 10 office on or before July 16, 2019. Late fee of $15.00 will be charged for payments received after July 16, 2019.

    Course Description

    This three-credit graduate level course is designed for teachers from grades K-12. The participant will be introduced to fourteen different types of behaviors commonly exhibited by difficult to manage students. Descriptions, underlying causes, common traps, and strategies will be presented and discussed in detail for each type of behavior. The Procedural Framework for School-Wide Effective Behavior will be analyzed and discussed, specifically in relation to its focus on designing and implementing proactive school-wide behavior support systems for all children. This is an online Moodle class, and each session contains a series of lessons, videos, written responses and other activities.

    This course, which lasts approximately 30 days, will be completed strictly online using the Moodle platform. The instructor for this course is Agolino Educational Services. Pending receipt of payment, participants will receive an email from Agolino Educational Services containing their log-on information the night before the course begins.

    Participants who successfully complete all requirements of this course will earn Three (3) PDE Graduate Level Credits, equal to 90 Act 48 Hours.

    Participants will be able to:

    • distinguish the main components of the Procedural Framework for School-Wide Effective Behavior Support.
    • describe the responsibility of school districts within Pennsylvania to provide safe learning environments while simultaneously attending to regulations protecting the rights of all students.
    • examine how, according to the Procedural Framework for School-Wide Effective Behavior Support, schools within Pennsylvania develop, implement, and adjust school-wide behavior support plans based upon analyses of collected data.
    • discuss how, according to the Procedural Framework for School-Wide Effective Behavior Support, ensuring that all children are actively engaged in an appropriately challenging and rigorous curriculum that is aligned with the standards is an essential and integral component in designing effective behavior supports at both the systems and individual levels.
    • identify and define a Functional Behavioral Assessment.
    • examine the characteristics of fourteen types of behaviors commonly exhibited by the most difficult to manage students.
    • recognize the underlying causes and reasons why students consistently engage in these fourteen types of behaviors.
    • summarize common traps into which teachers commonly fall when dealing with these fourteen types of behavior problems.
    • choose strategies, techniques, and interventions that are supported by research to effectively deal with these fourteen types of behavior.
    • interpret the role of school-wide effective behavior team members.
    • analyze situations in which students have engaged in inappropriate behavior.

    Graduate Level Requirement

    Act 48 requires 42 hours of instruction plus 48 hours of out-of-class activity including a course project. Participants' out-of-class assignments include but are not limited to:
    • complete activities that incorporate the Pennsylvania Academic Standards.
    • write a plan of implementation that will include several of the specific strategies and interventions presented in this course.  The paper will state how these strategies and interventions can be used in their own classrooms.

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