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Classroom Management
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Microcredential ID : 2716
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MTSS - Behavior
Credits
0.5 USBE Credit

Description

This microcredential focuses on implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in the classroom, which is the behavioral component of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

Standards
No standards provided.
How To Earn This Microcredential

To earn this 0.5 credit microcredential you will submit two of the evidence items from the list below to demonstrate your competency in implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports principles in the classroom. You will also complete a short reflection. Click Earn This Microcredential to learn more!

Fees
A fee of $20.00 will be assessed once the microcredential is submitted for review.
Clarifications

This microcredential does not focus on special education identification or evaluation.

Important Terms
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports:

A framework for teaching students expectations, reinforcing appropriate pro-social behavior, and providing instruction and consequences for errors in behavior.

Multi-Tiered System of Supports:

An operational framework of tiered supports for improving academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.

Office Discipline Referrals:

A method for tracking students referred to the office as a discipline method.

Fidelity:

Implementation of a strategy or intervention as it is intended and with all the components that have been shown to lead to the desired outcomes.

Background Scenario / How This Will Help You

A school is implementing school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports in common areas (e.g., gym, lunchroom, halls). Schools understand what behavior is expected in each of those locations and are frequently reinforced for complying with those expectations. When students are not behaving in line with those expectations teachers are fairly consistent in dealing with those behavioral infractions or sending the student to the office where appropriate. Despite these effective school-wide practices, there are some individual teachers who have challenging behaviors in their classroom. Furthermore, students spend the majority of their time in the classroom. As an example, Mr. Smith has students who are frequently off task, talking out, and disengaged. In an effort to support Mr. Smith, the schools identifies the need to train and coach him, and other teachers, on effective classroom management.

Evidence Options
Be sure to submit the type and number of pieces of evidence specified below.
Category: Implementation

Complete the evidence options below to demonstrate your effective implementation of classroom management practices within the MTSS framework.

Survey Results:

Submit a self-assessment from the "Supporting and Responding to Behavior: Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers." (Found in the resource section below.) The results should demonstrate your competency in implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports principles in the classroom.

Observation Results:

Submit observation results from a colleague, administrator, or other leader describing your classroom management, specifically remarking on your on behavioral expectations, reinforcement of appropriate pro-social behavior, and instruction and consequences for errors in behavior. These observation notes should demonstrate your effective and consistent implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports within the MTSS framework. Be sure to follow your district/charter guidelines for student privacy.


Review Criteria

Criterion 1: Evidence includes a fully completed self-assessment.

Criterion 2: Evidence demonstrates consistent and effective implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports within the MTSS framework.

Reflection Prompts

Provide an analysis of what you learned about your current practices related to positive behavior interventions and supports in the classroom.

What are areas of strength and weakness do you see in your classroom management system?

In regards to your classroom management system, what changes would you make to improve your system?


Review Criteria

Criterion 1: Reflection includes identification of strengths and weakness.

Criterion 2: Evidence identifies and describes either (a) steps to improved the educator's own classroom management practice, or (b) steps to support another educator's classroom management practice.

Resources
Supporting and Responding to Behavior: Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers
https://www.pbis.org/common/cms/files/pbisresources/Supporting%20and%20Responding%20to%20Behavior.pdf

This document from the office of special education programs outlines what research and practice say are best strategies for organizing and managing a classroom for successful student behavior. It provides elementary and secondary examples and non-examples and links to additional resources for improving classroom management.


Intervention Finder app
https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/departments/student-family-resources/mtss/intervention-supports

Davis School District has developed an intervention finder application that has a curated listed of evidence-based interventions. It pulls from several other sources and organizes interventions at three levels (student, classroom, school-wide) and provides overviews of behavior practices and interventions as well as links to additional resources.


Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching (Archer & Hughes, 2010)

This book provides useful information on how to arrange a classroom physically, teach classroom, rules, and employ effective routines to promote successful student behavior and promote more effective academic instruction.


CHAMPS: Classwide Positive Behavior Support

A curriculum with user-friendly information and tools for effective classroom management geared for elementary and middle schools.


Discipline in the Secondary Classroom

A curriculum with user-friendly information and tools for effective classroom management geared for junior high and high schools.


PBIS.org
https://www.pbis.org/

This is the best source of information on research, practices, and resources related to positive behavior interventions and supports. It is an excellent resource for all things PBIS-related. It is also regularly curated and updated with the latest research, information, and resources available.


UMTSS Canvas Course: Behavior
https://schools.utah.gov/curr/umtss?mid=923&tid=4

This course was created by USBE.


UMTSS Canvas Course: Effective Teaming
https://schools.utah.gov/curr/umtss?mid=923&tid=4

This Canvas course is open to all users and was created by USBE.


UMTSS Canvas Course: Overview
https://schools.utah.gov/curr/umtss?mid=923&tid=4

This Canvas course is open to all users and was created by USBE.


UMTSS Canvas Course: Special Education and MTSS
https://schools.utah.gov/curr/umtss?mid=923&tid=4

This Canvas course is open to all users and was created by USBE.


PBISworld.com
https://www.pbisworld.com/

This site includes many excellent practices, strategies, and ideas for implementation of positive behavior interventions and supports at all 3 tiers of MTSS. Ideas can be categorized by problem behavior as well as tier of support. It also provides information and tools for data tracking.


Intervention Finder
https://www.davis.k12.ut.us/departments/student-family-resources/lcmt/intervention-supports

Davis School District has developed an intervention finder application that has a curated listed of evidence-based interventions. It pulls from several other sources and organizes interventions at three levels (student, classroom, school-wide) and provides overviews of behavior practices and interventions as well as links to additional resources.

Earners
Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson
Kristina Barton

Kristina Barton
Reta Baughman

Reta Baughman
Bradley Bernardy

Bradley Bernardy
Tiffany Blowers

Tiffany Blowers
Karen Burt

Karen Burt
Katherine Cance

Katherine Cance
Matthew Cottrell

Matthew Cottrell
Nicholas Diachun

Nicholas Diachun
Stephanie Doyle

Stephanie Doyle
Steven Guerrero

Steven Guerrero
Laura Harris

Laura Harris
Kyle Harrison

Kyle Harrison
Tammi Hill

Tammi Hill
Marilee Hullinger

Marilee Hullinger
Kyle King

Kyle King
Lisa Kolanko

Lisa Kolanko
Nicole Larson

Nicole Larson
Selicia Mackay

Selicia Mackay
Sydnee Mercader

Sydnee Mercader
Kimberly Metcalf

Kimberly Metcalf
Danielle Nielsen

Danielle Nielsen
Tyler Oliphant

Tyler Oliphant
Kathryn Oman

Kathryn Oman
Nicholis Pappas

Nicholis Pappas
Kimberlie Peterson

Kimberlie Peterson
Mark Sanderson

Mark Sanderson
Alexis Saunders

Alexis Saunders
Christina Shulze

Christina Shulze
Britney Smith

Britney Smith
Tamara Smith

Tamara Smith
Jacob Strawn

Jacob Strawn
Emily Walker

Emily Walker
Erica Williams

Erica Williams
Stephanie Wright

Stephanie Wright
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