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Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 25

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Jackie Sprague
(802) 238-2901

Early MTSS Pyramid Model Training Deb Norris

Special Topics: Advanced Specialized Care ,
Sponsor: Pyramid 802 Plus
Instructor: Jackie Sprague and Lori Cassidy

Module 1: Promoting Children’s Success: Building Relationships and Creating Supportive Environments This module addresses strategies for preventing challenging behavior through building positive relationships with children, families and colleagues; designing environments, schedules and routines; implementing activities that promote child engagement; modifying and adapting materials and activities to meet individual needs of children and providing encouragement and positive feedback to children. (January 4, 11, 28, 2023) Module II: Continues to address strategies for building positive relationships and designing supportive environments by discussing the use of effective strategies, ideas, and resources to help ”teach” children social emotional skills.(friendship, emotional literacy, empathy, impulse control and problem solving).. (February 1, 8, 15, 2023) Module IIIa: This session will emphasize individual Intensive interventions determining the meaning of challenging behavior. Participants will understand the difference between PBS and traditional discipline approaches and define the form and function of communication and identify the behavioral mechanisms that contribute to viewing challenging behavior as communicative. Participants will learn how to describe methods to determine function of challenging behavior and use interview and observational data to develop behavior hypothesis. (March 8, 15, 2023) Module IIIb: This session will assist participants to identify the steps of the process for PBS, describe strategies that may be used to prevent challenging behaviors and identify replacement skills that may be taught to replace challenging behavior. Participants will be able to identify how to respond in a way that does not maintain or reinforce challenging behavior and develop a behavior support plan for a case study child. (March 22, 29, 2023)

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • Observing & Assessing
  • What We Teach
  • Preschool/PreK
Session Dates
Session Times
January 4, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 11, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 1, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 8, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 15, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 8, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 15, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 29, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Additional Information

These trainings are sponsored by a grant through AOE. Pyramid Model Consortium administers the grant and Pyramid 802 Plus trains and coaches Implementation sites. To complete Module 1, Module 2, and Module 3a and 3b participants must register for EACH module using the links below: (1) Module 1 = https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vt-pyramid-model-training-module-1-wednesday-series-tickets-483408155807 (2) Module 2 = https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vt-pyramid-model-training-module-2-wednesday-series-tickets-483418416497 (3) Module 3 = https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vt-pyramid-model-training-module-3a-and-3b-wednesday-series-tickets-483423993177