• Training Opportunities

     
     
    Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Training:  
    Log on to the Learning Zone using your Single Sign-On, Program: Special Education, Keyword: Functional Behavior Assessment.
     
    Functional Behavior Assessments are conducted when behaviors of students with disabilities impede learning and have not improved through the ongoing implementation of Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).

    The Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) in-person training is a mandatory, two-day training. School sites must have a minimum of one full-time certificated staff member trained to conduct FBAs and/or consult with the school site. Schools are encouraged to have more than one staff trained to conduct FBAs. The trained full-time school site certificated staff member may be a special education teacher, a general education teacher, a site administrator, or any other certificated support staff member who works with students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

    The purpose of FBA is to systematically identify and understand behavior(s) that impede learning. The process of FBA involves data collection (direct and indirect), to gather and analyze information about the student’s behavior and accompanying environments, in order to hypothesize the purpose or intent (function) of the target behavior and guide the development of function-based, positive antecedent-based, and consequence-based behavioral interventions.

    The FBA in-person training is conducted by the LAUSD Division of Special Education, Behavior Support Office.

     

     
    Online Behavior Intervention Implementation (BII) Service Tracking Course:  
    Log on to the Learning Zone using your Single Sign-On, Program: Special Education, Keyword: Online BII.
     

    All Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)/LAUSD SELPA personnel who are assigned to provide Behavior Intervention Implementation (BII) services are to track the services in Welligent as outlined in REF-5941.1. The Online BII Tracking course is a component of the training provided for District and charter personnel in the LAUSD SELPA to accurately track behavioral services provided to students. All case managers assigned to students receiving BII services are to enroll and complete the on-line BII tracking course. This course is highly recommended for principals and other administrators with special education responsibilities.

    All personnel who provide BII services must:

    1. Enroll in and complete the Online BII Tracking course;

    2. Pass the Online BII Tracking course quiz;

    3. Print the certificate of completion and submit it to the school site administrator or administrative designee as evidence of completion.

     
    Online Classroom Management Modules: 
    Log on to the Learning Zone using your Single Sign-On, Program: Special Education, Keyword: Champs DSC.
     

    In order to support student achievement in the classroom using Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS), online training in the area of classroom management is being offered to teachers serving students with disabilities. Staff who complete the modules can request a CHAMPs or Discipline in the Secondary Classroom book.

    Four online modules have been created using the CHAMPs and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom books and focus on using best practices in the classroom to support student engagement, classroom management, and positive behavior support. The four modules are presented in the following order and are presented as either CHAMPs for K-8 teachers OR Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (DSC) for 9-12 teachers:

    Module 1: “Fundamentals of CHAMPs and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom” (This module is for both elementary and secondary teachers)

    Module 2: “CHAMPs: Vision, Organization, and Expectations” or “DSC: Vision, Organization, and Expectations”

    Module 3: “CHAMPs: Motivation, Correction Procedures, and Classwide

    Motivation System” or “DSC: Motivation, Correction Procedures, and Classwide Motivation System”

    Module 4: “CHAMPs: Boosting Classroom Management: The Power of Data” or “DSC: Boosting Classroom Management: The Power of Data”

    The modules address setting up a positive environment and supporting student behavioral success ranging from Kindergarten to grade 12+.

     
     
    Online Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Overview:  
     
    Log on to the Learning Zone using your Single Sign-On, Program: Special Education, Keyword: Online Functional Behavior Assessment.
     

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that students with disabilities who exhibit behavior that impedes learning are entitled to timely and appropriate assessments intended to address the problem behavior through teaching. Additionally, the sunsetting of the Hughes Bill has resulted in an amended California Education Code to which the Division of Special Education has aligned the policy for assessing problem behavior. Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) replaces Functional Analysis Assessment (FAA) and becomes the assessment used to hypothesize the function of behavior. Behavior Intervention Case Manager (BICM) training is now obsolete and will be replaced with FBA training. All Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)/LAUSD SELPA certificated staff who work with students with disabilities as a direct or indirect service provider are required to take the Online Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Overview course. The Online FBA Overview is a component of the training provided for District and charter personnel in the LAUSD SELPA to appropriately address problem behavior of students with disabilities. This course is available in the Learning Zone. All certificated special educators, service providers, and administrators are required to take the Online FBA Overview. Additionally, Bulletin 6269.0 states that all schools must have at least one full time staff trained to conduct FBA.

    Course Availability

    The Online FBA Overview is a web-based course and may be accessed at any time. Once registered, participants may access the course immediately. There are no prerequisites for this training.

    All certificated staff who provide services to students with disabilities must:

    1. Enroll in and complete the Online FBA Overview

    2. Pass the Online FBA Overview course quiz

    3. Print the certificate of completion and submit it to the school site administrator or administrative designee as evidence of completion.



     
    Professional Development for ED SDP Teachers:  
    In Person meetings: Registration not required - walk-ins welcome
     

    These professional development workshops will be led by District staff from the Division of Special Education, Behavior Support Unit. The workshops will focus on providing instructional and behavioral support for students with emotional disturbance (ED) who participate in ED Special Day Programs. These workshops will offer opportunities to network with colleagues, share best practices, and obtain resources and evidence-based strategies to implement in the classroom. There will also be time for participants to ask questions and problem-solve with the workshop facilitators.

    Professional development provided will be available as in-person. Meeting participants will have the opportunity to attend any of the professional development meetings scheduled for the 2016-2017 school year. It is expected that teachers attend one in-person training each month it is offered (i.e. September 2016, October, 2016, February 2017, and March 2017). Locations to be determined.

    For assistance or additional information, please contact: Julie Walberg, Behavior Specialist, at jaw5007@lausd.net


     
    Behavior Safety-care Emergency Training (B-Set):  
    Log on to the Learning Zone using your Single Sign-On, Program: Special Education, Keyword: B-SET.
     
    Behavior Safety-Care Emergency Training (B-SET), developed by QBS, Inc., has been adopted by the District to address the needs of students with disabilities who engage in serious behavior as defined by the California Education Code § 56520, et seq, and the California Code of Regulations, Title 5. B-SET is a mandatory two-day certification training with an annual mandatory six-hour recertification training to maintain certification. There is a mandatory in-seat requirement for this training so please arrive on time and plan to stay for the entire training. Failure to do so will result in you being sent back to your school site. B-SET is for school site teams with a minimum requirement of three and no more than four participants per school per training. The team may include special education teachers, general education teachers, site administrators, paraprofessionals and support staff working with students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) who have the potential for dangerous and challenging behavior. A school site team must include at least one certificated team member. B-SET is scheduled and provided by each Special Education Service Center serving the Local Districts. All trainings will be posted on Learning Zone. The number of participants for each training is limited to 20, so early registration is recommended. This training is sponsored and supervised by the LAUSD Division of Special Education, Behavior Support Office. School teams may attend any scheduled training in any Local District. This training is arranged and conducted by District approved personnel. 
     


    Strengthening Our Behavior Skills (SOBS):
    Log on to the Learning Zone using your Single Sign-On, Program: Special Education, Keyword: behavior.

    Strengthening of our Behavior Skills is a in-person training will provide in-depth instruction in the area of positive behavior support. The training will cover the three-tiered approach, disability awareness including autism, applied behavior analysis (ABA), generalization strategies and implementation of behavior support plans (BSP). Upon completion of the two-day training a certificate will be issued through the Learning Zone.

     Training and Video Modules


     

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