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Friday, June 20, 2014

Managing Behavior in an Inclusive Classroom

From Fitchburg State University

June 20, 2014

This professional development program is targeted to general and special educators, related service providers and paraprofessionals with elementary and secondary students with disabilities in an inclusive classroom.

Explore positive behavior support through multiple strands including: utilizing an effective Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA), designing and implementing an individual Behavior Support Plan (BSP), and fostering a positive classroom and school climate.
Upon completion of the Institute, participants will be able to:
  • Plan behavioral supports that align with Federal and State mandates related to managing behavior;
  • Understand effective instructional, curricular, and assessment methodologies for influencing behavior and models for implementation;
  • Analyze patterns of problem behavior and explore ways to design and implement classroom supports;
  • Work as part of a team during the problem solving and decision making process;
  • Understand the principles of behavioral support by applying these strategies in selected classroom environments;
  • Implement strategies and approaches to facilitate students' self management, social skills and increased independence.

To register go to The deadline for registration is July 3, 2014.

Each participant will receive 67.5 PDP's upon completion of the institute. Participants may elect to register for university credit for an additional fee.
Registrations will be accepted until the institute is full. Seating is limited and early registration is strongly encouraged. Priority seating will be given to school based teams of two or more individuals from the same school. Must attend ALL sessions and participate in online portion in order to receive PDPs.

The Institute is FREE, funded by a grant from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Two Date/Location Choices

Fitchburg State University,
160 Pearl Street, Fitchburg, MA
July 15 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
July 21, 22, 24 25 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sept. 27 Oct. 25 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Plus 2 hours online in summer; 3 hours online in fall.

Northeast Consortium for Staff Development,
60 Carlisle Street, Chelmsford, MA
July 15 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
July 28, 29, 31 Aug. 1 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Oct. 4 Nov. 1 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Plus 2 hours online in summer; 3 hours online in fall.
For additional information, please contact the Center for Professional Studies at Fitchburg State University, by email to or by calling (978) 665-3636.

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