School and district administrators, AEA staff, counselors, special education teachers, general education teachers and others interested in learning more about how to effective manage misbehavior and prevent violence and chronic classroom disruptions are invited to attend a session by Dr. Randy Sprick. He will present an informative introduction to a comprehensive and positive approach to class-wide discipline and individual student intervention on Monday, Oct. 19 at the Cherokee campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College.

Here's what participants can plan to take away from the one-day presentation:

  • Participants will be able to describe a proposed continuum of services for meeting students’ social/emotional needs.
  • Participants will construct a sample continuum that matches current district resources.
  • Participants will be able to describe how effective implementation of these processes can potentially reduce the number (and disproportionality) of students referred to special education for behavioral reasons.
  • Participants will complete a checklist of schoolwide and classroom management supports to identify strengths and weakness in current service delivery.
  • Participants will be able to describe and implement at least three levels of intervention planning for individual students with behavioral/motivational problems to reduce the number of those students who fall through the cracks.
  • Participants will be able to describe how special education referral, identification and placement might occur anytime during implementation of the three-tier model.

Cost is $35 per participant or $30 for teams of five or more. For more information, click here and/or see the attached flyer.

This event is sponsored by the Northwest Iowa Leadership Academy.