Workshop topics, descriptions, objectives, outcomes, and suggested time allotments based upon the desired depth of training
can be accessed by clicking on the Workshop link and then on the title of the workshops of interest. Workshops are designed
to provide participants with research-based, classroom ready strategies.
Workshops with Follow-up Consultative or Coaching Services
After educators engage in a workshop and have time to implement concepts, processes, and strategies on their own, they
often have additional questions. Some teachers run into challenges implementing their new skills and benefit from on-site
coaching or opportunities to discuss details specific to their students' needs with the presenter. Drive-by trainings
can be worse than ineffective when sufficient follow-up support is not provided, because educators can fall into the trap
of not believing that the research and content are relevant to their situation or applicable to the classroom. Follow-up
services can be established at the time that workshops are scheduled to ensure a timely and sufficient level of support during
the transition from workshop participation to classroom application.
Response to Intervention (RtI) initiatives require schools to address behavior management at the school-wide, classroom,
and individual levels. Schools experiencing challenges in one or more levels of behavior management can benefit from
the services of a consultant who will analyze behavioral data, examine plans already in place, observe, and offer research-based
options for facilitating positive changes in students' behaviors.
Teacher Coaching in Classroom Management
In order for students to benefit most efficiently from instruction, classroom management skills must be optimal.
Many teachers have an excellent command of content are armed with the latest tools for delivering instruction, but lack the
skills essential to effective behavior management. A few cycles of coaching with an expert in classroom management who
is able to observe, recommend research-based strategies, conduct model lessons while managing behavior while the teacher observes,
and offer feedback will increase the teacher's skills while facilitating student achievement.