COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 175

August 31, 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 1

 

The Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Education Instructional Services, will offer the first 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: Monday, December 3, 2007

Overview Registration Deadline: Friday, November 16, 2007

Follow Up: Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Follow Up Snow Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2008

John Tyler Community College

13101 Jefferson Davis Highway

Nicholas Student Center

Chester, VA 23831

 

Regions 2/3

Overview: Monday, November 19, 2007

Overview Registration Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2007

Follow Up: Monday, January 28, 2008

Follow Up Snow Date: (To Be Determined)

Omni Newport News Hotel

1000 Omni Blvd.

Hampton, VA 23669

 

Region 4

Overview: Friday, November 16, 2007

Overview Registration Deadline: Friday, October 19, 2007

Follow Up: Friday, January 18, 2008

Follow Up Snow Date: Friday, January 25, 2008

George Mason Universitys Prince William Campus

Verizon Auditorium

10900 University Blvd.

Manassas, VA 20110

 

Region 5

Overview: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Overview Registration Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2007

Follow Up: Thursday, January 10, 2008

Follow Up Snow Date: (To Be Determined)

James River Conference Center

400 Court Street

Lynchburg, VA 24504

 

Regions 6/7

Overview: Thursday, November 8, 2007

Overview Registration Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2007

Follow Up: Friday, January 11, 2008

Follow Up Snow Date: (To Be Determined)

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/inf175a.pdf