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Training Type: Online Real Time

Total Hours: 15

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Contact Information:

Jackie Sprague
(802) 238-2901

EMTSS 123 Pyramid Model Training Deb Norris

Special Topics: Advanced Specialized Care ,
Sponsor: Jackie Sprague
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. Embedded into this trainings are The Strengthening Family Protective Factor Framework which provides insight into what families and children need to build relationships and how to adapt environments to meet individual needs. 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).

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • Healthy Environment & Nutrition
  • How We Teach
  • What We Teach
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • Program Directors/Managers
Session Dates
Session Times
November 30, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
December 14, 2020
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 4, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
January 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
February 1, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Additional Information

Instructor: Jackie Sprague and Lori Cassidy. This is an online real time training. These trainings are provided by a grant UVM received to train and coach in the Pyramid Model and the use of Strengthening Families. The sites were selected in three regions of the state through the Building Bright Futures Coordinators based on interest, availability and desire to have coaching in their programs. The grant will end on February 15, 2021. All trainings will be completed through Zoom. There will be 12.5 hours of Zoom Trainings (5 days at 2.5 hours each) and 2.5 hours of homework (5 days at half hour each). The total number of Professional Development hours will be 15. Small groups and whole group discussions will take place, attendance taken and documentation sent to all participants for each individual training.