COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 13

January 19, 2007

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Functional Behavioral Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan Training for School Personnel Cycle 2

 

The Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer a second training cycle on how to conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and develop a positive Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). Participants who register for the initial training will meet again for a case study follow-up meeting. Functional Behavioral Assessment is a proven, effective approach to identifying the reason(s) for a students misbehavior, eliminating the problem behaviors that impede successful teaching and learning, and developing a corrective plan that emphasizes more appropriate and acceptable behavior skills.

 

Functional Behavioral Assessment is a team problem-solving process. Accordingly, the Virginia Department of Education is inviting school-based teams, (3-5 people), typically comprised of general educators, special educators, specialists and other support personnel, as well as a parent representative, to be trained together in the FBA/BIP process. The Department of Education, in collaboration with the Training and Technical Assistance Centers (T/TACs) of Virginia, will provide comprehensive training in all phases of the FBA/BIP process and be available to give technical support and assistance to participating teams.

 

The FBA and BIP team trainings have been arranged as follows:

 

Regions 1/8:

Overview: Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Overview Snow Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Follow Up: Wednesday, April 18, 2007

John Tyler Community College

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway

Chester, VA 23831

 

Regions 2/3

Overview: Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Overview Snow Date: (To Be Determined)

Follow Up: Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Omni Newport News Hotel

1000 Omni Blvd.

Hampton, VA 23669

 

Region 4

Overview: Friday, March 2, 2007

Overview Snow Date: Friday, March 16, 2007

Follow Up: Thursday, April 26, 2007

Elks Lodge - Woodbridge Lodge #2355

14602 Minnieville Road

Dale City, VA 22193

 

Region 5

Overview: Thursday, March 1, 2007

Overview Snow Date: Thursday, March 15, 2007

Follow Up: Friday, April 27, 2007

Monticello Event & Conference Center

201 Monticello Ave.

Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Regions 6/7

Overview: Friday, February 16, 2007

Overview Snow Date: Friday, February 23, 2007

Follow Up: Friday, April 20, 2007

Radford University West Campus

6226 University Park Drive

Radford, VA 24141

 

Please complete the attached registration form and fax it to Pat Woolard, Old Dominion University, Training and Technical Assistance Center (T-TAC ODU) at fax number (757) 683-3115. An e-mail confirmation notice will be sent to the team leader.

 

For further information, please contact Irene Walker-Bolton, irene.walker-bolton@doe.virginia.gov, educational specialist, Office of Special Education Instructional Services, at (804) 225-2709.

 

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Attachment

 

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/administrators/superintendents_memos/2007/inf013a.pdf