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  • Important Dates

  • Regional Behavior Support resource information from this years events

  • How to contact us

Make Your Mental Health a Priority

Answers to Common PRC29 Service Questions

When will we find out about our funding?

The General Assembly works on the state's budget over the summer. As soon as they have the state's budget finalized DPI will be given the needed information to make decisions for awarding PRC29 funds to the LEAs. The EC Director will be notified via the CCIP system when the awarded amount has been updated in their grant application for PRC29 funds.

How can we support our students who are doing online learning?

If the student has behavior goals in their IEP this replacement behavior must be addressed either online in the large group in a co-teaching situation or in a smaller Zoom session.Stay in contact with parents: Set up a communication schedule for check ins and follow ups. Build relationships with parents so they feel supported during this time.

More information:

https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/qa-covid-19-03-12-2020.pdf

Collaboration with Staff and Scheduling

We suggest behavior support staff work closely with classroom and EC staff to coordinate when they might join a groups session to support the student with a behavior goal. There may also be times when you might work one on one with a student or pull small groups of students together to work on a similar intervention.

Supporting teachers with engagement strategies and supports. Set up systematic times to meet with teachers who support our PRC29 students. Teachers will benefit from your expertise in building relationships, managing the learning environment and engaging all students in meaningful content. https://www.smore.com/cmvwg We are also suggesting as much pre planning/teaching as possible. Examples include; setting up clear expectations, helping students create a positive home work space, how to organize materials and set reminders for tasks and zoom meetings, etc.

Address suspensions policy/decisions - Determine the amount of time the student participates in a virtual in person platform( Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.) If there are times when students are being asked to not attend the virtual classroom is this being reported as a suspension? Collect data and look for patterns around these removals so behavior support staff can attend, teach and support changes in the virtual learning environment.

Schedule times with the teachers to determine how to address the behaviors. Explore options to provide direct instruction to the students. Discuss the modification of scheduling for the student(s).

How do we progress monitor the grant during remote learning?

These are unexpected times. The state departments understand that there may be some things that can not be addressed during a time when students and staff are away from their normal routines. We hope you will use this time to explore historical data, the root cause of behavior issues to teach new skills to both students and staff.

For more information to remote teaching Practices and Resources to Support Teachers


2020-2021 Virtual Meeting Supports

We plan to stay connected and keep the collaboration going by offering a variety of dates and times to log in and attend a behavior support meeting this year.

Behavior Support Meetings

Please use this link to register for the 20-21 Meetings.

  • Please us this link to listen to a recorded fall 2020 Behavior Support Meeting

WINTER

January 7th &13th (9:00-12:00) &14th (12:30-3:30)

SPRING

April 15th & 20th (9:00-12:00) & 22nd (12:30-3:30)

Make Plans to Join our Community Of Practice

Join the conversation the first Tuesday of every month at 3:00. Starting in October the behavior support team invites those working with students with significant behavior and mental health issues the opportunity to collaborate, network and problem solve around a of variety issues, current events or to simply ask questions. We will be asking our stakeholders for topic ideas. Each months topic will be posted on this page. Click link and join the conversation at 3PM

Our next COP meeting will be November 5th. Please completing this survey to let us know what topics you are interested in learning more about.


2020-2021 PRC 29 Data Dates

Entrance/Exit Tool, Behavior Self Assessment and Suspension data is Due:

October 31st January 31st April 30th June 15th

Contact Us

Lisa Taylor

Regions 1-4

lisa.taylor@dpi.nc.gov

(984) 236-2624


Felicia Goodgion

Regions 5-8

felicia.goodgion@dpi.nc.gov

828-702-5572