Monday, October 23, 2023 at 8:00 AM EDT
Monday, November 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM EST

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VIRTUAL via Zoom 



Pam Ouellette 

Fundamentals of an Inclusive Secondary Classroom: Core Strategies to Increase Engagement and Decrease Disruptive Behaviors - AM Session

Are disruptive student behaviors interfering with your ability to provide instruction? Do you want to spend more time teaching and less time responding to problem behaviors? This workshop will outline core universal strategies that should be in place within every secondary classroom to create and maintain an optimal learning environment - where engagement is high and disruptions are low. Topics covered include basics of behavior, truths and myths of classroom management, effective classroom structures, high-leverage instructional practices, reinforcing desired behaviors, and responding effectively to disruptive behaviors. Participants will learn the rationale behind implementing each strategy, when and where to use each one, and most importantly, how to implement each strategy. Related resources to assist in implementation will be provided to participants. 

Designed specifically for: General and Special Education Teachers, grades 7-12

October 23, November 6, and November 13, 2023 from 8:00-11:00am

Objectives: By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. State the rationale for ensuring core classroom management strategies are implemented with fidelity within their secondary classroom

  2. List 5 core instructional practices to implement within their classroom to increase student engagement

  3. Describe evidence-based strategies for responding to appropriate and inappropriate behavior in the classroom

Training #1: Shifting our Thoughts and Actions to Increase Student Success 

 Date: October 23, 2023 - 8-11:00 am

Description: In this session, participants will be provided a brief introduction into the foundations of human behavior to better understand why disruptive behaviors may be occurring in the classroom. Common misconceptions surrounding classroom management will be debunked and necessary shifts in thoughts and actions to increase success will be discussed. Finally, participants will learn the importance of setting the stage for success with effective classroom structure to include organization, physical layout, and the use of visuals, schedules, routines, and expectations.

Training #2: Leveling-Up Your Instructional Practice

Date: November 06, 2023 - 8-11:00 am

Description: In this session, participants will learn five strategies to maximize instruction and engagement within their secondary classroom. Concepts taught include precorrection, verbal scaffolding, instructional choice, active student response methods, and active supervision. Participants will also learn when and how to combine strategies within an instructional block to increase effectiveness. 

Training #3: Responding to Desirable and Undesirable Student Behavior

 Date: November 13, 2023 - 8-11:00 am

Description: In this session, participants will learn how to pay-off or reinforce appropriate classroom behaviors as well as how to respond effectively to inappropriate behaviors. The use of non-tangible reinforcers and methods to increase student motivation will be discussed. Participants will learn to understand the escalation cycle and be provided with effective responses at each level of the escalation cycle