STAR Training: Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research

The instructional methods of discrete trial training, pivotal response training, teaching functional routines, and positive behavior interventions and supports form the instructional base of this comprehensive program.

How to Enroll: Visit STAR Training on the CSPD Region IV website

Trauma Informed Teaching: Moving Students from Surviving to Thriving

This training explores the impact of ACE, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and poverty on the teaching and learning process and strategies for planning, instruction, classroom management and parent intervention to cope with those impacts.

Learning Objectives:
* Increased understanding of the scope and impact of trauma on children.
* Increased understanding of the effects of poverty on childhood trauma.
* Ability to identify the CDC descriptors for ACE, Adverse Childhood Experiences.
* Development of a schema for the developing brain, especially as it is impacted by adverse childhood experiences.
* Creation of a toolbox of strategies to address the impact of ACE and poverty.
* Improvement in the development of a school culture of equity and social justice.
* Enhanced pupil performance as learning is more personalized and behavior is improved.
* More lively dialogue and communication between leadership team and faculty.
* Development of parent support and trust as leaders demonstrate greater understanding of the needs of all families.
* A more focused, flexible, and functional leadership team equipped to meet the needs of children and families.

About the presenter: Dr. Linda Karges-Bone is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant on the topics of creativity, differentiated instruction, and brain-body connections. She is a tenured professor of education at Charleston Southern University and earned her Ed.D. at the University of South Carolina in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Bone is the author of over 30 books in the fields of curriculum and assessment, including her most recent: “Brain Tips” and “Rich Brain, Poor Brain”. She has delivered keynotes and workshops in 38 states through her consulting firm, Education InSite, and is the creator of the radio program “Prayerful Parenting”, one minute messages of inspiration and research for over 25 years.

How to Enroll: Visit Trauma Informed Teaching: Moving Students from Surviving to Thriving on the Professional Learning website

OPI Summer Institute 2019

Please visit the Montana Behavioral Initiative Summer Institute website to register and learn more.

Join us in celebrating over 20 years of excellence! This year’s institute promises to be one of the best!

Featured Presentations:

  • K-12 School Security Guide
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Setting Up Positive Behavioral and Academic Supports in Early Childhood and K-12
  • Supporting the Whole Student : Considering Student’s Academic, Behavioral and Social Emotional Needs
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Family Engagement
  • Social Learning Networks
  • Creativity in the Classroom
  • Implementing Indian Education for All
  • Restorative Practices
  • Anxiety and the Impact on Student Learning
  • Current Teen Drug Trends
  • Understanding Statewide Assessment
  • Content area sessions in Literacy, Math, and Science!

Join us for special events!

  • June 17th, 8:30 – 11:30AM., Join us for the opening keynote Best Day, Best Play, Best Life with Monte Selby and Kevin Honeycutt.
  • June 17th, 4:30 – 5:30PM, It’s Movie Night with a special showing of the Arlee Warriors.
  • June 18th, 4:30-6PM, Best Practices Expo and Awards Recognition featuring hors d’oeuvres, networking, and showcasing Montana MBI schools with music by Monte Selby
  • June 19, 8:30 – 11:30AM, Keynote session When Less is More: How Simplifying MTSS Can Improve Outcomes & Your Budget with Tessie Rose Bailey

Effective Classroom Practices

Effective Classroom Practices provide crucial support for the universal Tier 1 system. It creates a foundation of primary interventions to integrate with classroom management and instructional practices. These evidence-based “Great 8” essential components of an effective classroom focus on preventing rather than responding. The effective practices promote academic and behavioral competence. Participants will build on their strengths to further develop an effective and efficient classroom.

How to Enroll: Visit Effective Classroom Practices on the Region 1 CPSD website

Check In Check Out

The Check-In/Check-Outbehavior intervention is a commonly used option for behavior supports within Tier 2. Tier 2 interventions provide additional support for students who need more support to meet their goals socially, emotionally, and/or academically.

Sidney MT Extension Agency
Jon Skinner and Shannon Toney Presenters