NCII, through a collaboration with the University of Connecticut and the National Center on Leadership in Intensive Intervention and with support from the CEEDAR Center, developed course content focused on enhancing educators’ skills in explicit instruction, intensive mathematics intervention, behavior support and intensive reading intervention.
In this Voices From the Field piece, the National Center on Intensive Intervention (NCII) speaks to Cyndi Caniglia, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Education at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington about how she has meaningfully integrated the NCII Features of Explicit Instruction Course Content into her coursework.
This module identifies Tier II and Tier III interventions for students at risk and high risk for behavioral challenges. By the end of this module you should be able to: Describe the decision-making process to indicate Tier II is appropriate Identify critical features of Tier II Discuss how to modify Tier II interventions to meet the needs of more students Highlight critical elements of a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) Choose a desired and replacement behavior Complete a Competing Pathway Model Begin to identify strategies to make the problem behavior irrelevant, inefficient, and ineffective
This module describes how to use data (Module 6) to inform decision making in the classroom. How do you know you are choosing the right interventions, and implementing with the right intensity, to influence a change in student behavior? By the end of this module you should be able to: Describe why we use data for decision making Determine if core features of classroom management practices are in place with fidelity Determine if all individuals in your classroom are achieving desired outcomes Develop an action plan to enhance or intensify support as needed
This module discusses how to define, measure and monitor behavior. By the end of the module you should be able to: Select an appropriate target behavior Write an operational definition for a target behavior Identify relevant dimensions of behavior Choose a measurement system based on relevant dimensions of behavior Use graphing conventions to create meaningful visual displays of data
This module discusses consequence strategies to increase behavior. More specifically, how do you encourage more of the desired behavior? This module introduces a variety of different strategies to do this. By the end of this module you should be able to: Describe consequence strategies to increase behavior Establish a continuum of strategies to acknowledge appropriate behavior Appropriately adjust use of reinforcement
This module discusses consequence strategies to decrease behavior. By the end of the module you should be able to: Describe consequence strategies to decrease behavior Establish a continuum of strategies to respond to inappropriate behavior
This module applies behavioral theory to strategy to use in the classroom. The focus is on antecedents and instructional strategies. This module should be viewed once the basic behavioral terms have been learned. By the end of this module you should be able to: Maximize structure in the classroom Post, teach, prompt, review, monitor and reinforce a small number of positively stated expectations Actively engage students in observable ways
This module is a continuation of behavioral theory from Module 1. By the end of this module, you should be able to: Define and identify elements of the four-term contingency Define and describe procedures involved with teaching: shaping, chaining, prompting, stimulus control and phases of learning
In this webinar, Dr. Sarah Powell an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Texas at Austin highlights freely available tools and resources that can help educators consider a scope and sequence for math skills, assessment and intervention practices, instructional delivery, concepts and procedures for whole and rational numbers, intensification considerations, and more. The webinar reviews the content available from the Intensive Intervention Math Course Content. The course content consists of eight modules covering a range of math related topics. Each module includes video lessons, activities, knowledge checks, practice-based opportunities, coaching materials and other resources.