PDA PBS: Understanding Student Behavior

Date(s)January 14 - March 27, 2020
Seats Remaining24
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Course:  PDA PBS: Understanding Student Behavior

Dates: January 14, 2020 through March 27, 2020

Required Online Group Meeting Dates:  January 14, January 28, February 18 and March 17, 2020

5:00-7:00 PM (EST)

Requirements for Online Group Meetings:

We will be using Adobe Connect for your online group meetings. Prior to the first group meeting, you will receive an email with a link to your course’s Adobe Connect room. Adobe Connect does not require any special software.  You will simply be going to a website for your group meeting. All you need is a computer with a high-speed internet connection (you may want to avoid using a wireless connection or dial-up connection if possible). Since the online group meetings require interaction from all participants, you will need to obtain a microphone and headphones.  Headsets with microphones can be purchased for about $15-$20 at Target, Wal-Mart or all electronic stores. You may be able to borrow a headset from your school. If you have a built-in microphone on your computer, you will still need a headset with a microphone.

Course Requirements:

In addition to online group meetings, participants read and study online course content, complete required assessment tasks and communicate with the facilitator regularly.  Your syllabus will assist you in pacing your work throughout the course. Upon completion of all requirements, participants will receive 60 inservice points.

Course Description:  

This module was formerly titled Positive Behavior Support. This course enables educators to develop, increase and demonstrate knowledge and skills in assessing and designing behavioral supports and identifying the legal and ethical issues pertaining to behavioral strategies. Activities focus on identifying data collection strategies as well as on identifying and interpreting elements of a functional behavior assessment and functional behavioral plan. Information is included on how to recognize and use various models of positive behavior management.

The PDA courses, developed by the Florida Department of Education Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, are included in the Master Inservice Plan in all Florida school districts.  If you are not currently employed in education in Florida, it is your responsibility, prior to starting the module, to contact your former school district or private school agency to determine if they are able to submit inservice credits to FDOE for you.

Course Objectives:  http://fl-pda.org/facilitated/

Course Syllabus: http://bit.ly/33rGwKf Please note: Information and dates on this syllabus are subject to change.

Additional Information: http://bit.ly/2WXojBJ

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