Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Do you have students in your classroom with challenging behaviors?
Aside from a few strategies that work occasionally, are you looking for a systemic approach to classroom management that has the potential to change your environment in a very positive way? PBIS may be the answer for you, like it is for so many teachers across the nation. This book provides educators with the “why” as well as the “what” of PBIS. It introduces empirically supported practices that can help establish PBIS in your classroom – and perhaps in your school. It teaches you how to maximize structure in your classroom and how to actively engage students in your instruction, as well as how to establish, define, teach and prompt for your classroom expectations.
Graduate Credits/Clock Hours: 3 Quarter Graduate Credits offered through Seattle Pacific University or 30 Clock Hours offered.
*WA State educators have the option of earning 30 clock hours offered through ESD 112.
Book: Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, written by Brandi Simonsen and Diane Myers
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1) Purchase and read Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports by Brandi Simonsen and Diane Myers. You can find this book at amazon.com or your favorite bookstore.
2) Write complete answers to all of the questions on the Book Study Handout.
3) Identify a student who exhibits challenging behaviors in your educational setting. Define the behavior (see Chapter 4), identify the relevant dimensions of the behavior, design a measurement system, collect 3 days data and summarize that data in a graph.
4) Write a 1-2 page reflection paper which includes all of the above.
All 4 assignments must be completed within 1 year. Upload completed handout and paper to website or email all completed assignments and paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handout: The rubric for the Book Study Hand-Out is broken down into 4 goal areas.
First Goal: Pertains to questions #1-18 on the Hand-Out. You will simply need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus.
Second Goal: Pertains to questions #19-22. You will need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus.
Third Goal: Pertains to questions #23-44. You will need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus.
Fourth Goal: Pertains to questions #44-47. You will need to answer these questions and earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus.
Paper: The rubric for Love and Logic Reflection paper explains how to earn a “1”, “2”, “3” or “4” according to the rubric in the Course Syllabus.
The maximum number of combined points that can be earned is (20) (16 points for the answers to the questions on the Course Handout and 4 points for the Reflection Paper).
Grading is as follows:
- “A” grade – 18-20 points
- “B” grade – 16-17 points
- “C” grade – 14-15 points
- “D” grade – 13-14 points
- “F” grade – 12points or less Incomplete - An incomplete grade will be given if all 3 assignments are not completed within 1 year.
Earn 3 graduate level quarter credits offered through Seattle Pacific University, an accredited university. Additional $150 fee, payable to SPU. You must register with SPU first to earn graduate credit.
Students also have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours. (Other known terms include, but are not limited to, Professional Development Hours, Professional Development Points, Continuing Education Units, Professional Development Units or your school districts equivalent language for clock hours earned.) A Certificate of Completion will be provided once coursework is reviewed and graded.
Note: WA State Educators have the option of earning 30 Clock Hours offered through ESD 112. $3 per clock hour. ESD Registration Form will be forwarded to you once the course is complete.
Online book studies that have not been accessed are refundable within 5 days of purchase date. No refund will be issued on any assignment that has been accessed, viewed, or partially completed. Online training courses may not be transferred to another student.
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