Arkansas Department of Education Behavior Support Specialists BX³ Teams Project

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LS-19-065
Memo Date
3/6/2019
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Informational
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Learning Services
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Federal Programs; Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; School Counselors; Techstart Coordinators or Contact Name; District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster)

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The 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.

 

This 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.

 

Districts 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 Application

 

BX3 Rubric


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