Behavior Support Specialists (BSS) affiliated with the Arkansas Department of
Education - Special Education Unit will be accepting applications for the
second cohort of the BX3 (Behavior eXtreme 3 – Training,
Coaching, Empowering) project. This BX3 project is
designed to build the local capacity of districts in working effectively with
students with challenging behaviors and is aligned to the Arkansas State
Systemic Improvement Plan.
multi-year initiative has two goals. The first goal is to increase the
knowledge base and capacity of educators regarding the development of legally
defensible Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and Behavioral Intervention
Plans (BIP) based on evidence-based practices. This will be accomplished
through providing district BX3 teams with
professional development around effective supports for students exhibiting
moderate and severe behaviors followed by on-site coaching opportunities.
The second goal is to empower the BX3 team to
develop, train, and sustain behavior-related procedures across the district to
improve the outcomes of students with challenging behaviors.
that wish to participate in the BX3 pilot for
the 2019-2020 school year should submit an application (linked below) no
later than April 12, 2019. Limited slots are available. Selected
districts will be notified by May 1, 2019.
Behavior eXtreme 3 Team