from Dr. Richardson
About the project
Question send form (1)
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This user manual is a copy of the one included with the CD.
Welcome to the Alabama State Department of Education's training program on Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) developed by the Online Academy at the University of Kansas. These strategies are made available to you to fulfill the training for all general and special education teachers which is mandated as part of the Lee v. Macon Consent Decree. This training will take place when you work through two professional development programs which are presented in CD format. The two programs are:
Topic A: The Foundations of Positive Behavioral Support
Lesson 1: Overview of Positive Behavioral Support
Lesson 2: Basics of Behavior
Lesson 3: Introduction to Positive Behavioral Support
Lesson 4: Preventing Problem Behavior
Topic B: Intervention Strategies
Lesson 1: Setting Events
Lesson 2: Antecedent Interventions
Lesson 3: Replacing Problem Behaviors
Lesson 4: Consequences Intervention
The Online Academy
The Online Academy was established at The University of Kansas by the Office of Special Education Programs in the U.S. Department of Education to develop online instruction in the content areas of Positive Behavioral Support, Reading, and Technology in Education. The intent was to move research to practice through the development of online instruction for teacher education. The CD format was created specifically for the Alabama State Department of Education. The content and all instructional features remain the same as the online version.
Please read this manual prior to beginning the CD program.
1. Read the technical requirements that appear on the back of the CD case.
2. Insert the CD. If the licence page pops up, skip to step 4. Follow this step if the license page does not pop up: 3. On a Windows PC, open the CD, and double click the file StartHere.htm. On a Macintosh, a) Open Netscape, b) Under File, select Open Page in Navigator, c) Locate the PBS CD and open StartHere.html. You will be instructed to "click" and read the disclaimer and the user license. When you click accept after agreeing to the license statement, the introduction page for the module will appear on the monitor.
4. At the bottom of the screen are four options: Getting Started, Table of Contents, Help, and Credits. You are encouraged to first click "Getting Started" and review that page before proceeding. Next click ToC for the Table of Contents.
5. The Table of Contents displays the four levels (Orientation, Support, Lessons and Practice). This structure is the same for all Academy modules. Only the titles of the modules and the lessons change in the structure. Acquaint yourself with all features in the structure. You have several options for working through the modules. You can navigate anywhere from the ToC. You can use the back command in your browser. You can use the four levels at the top of the page (i.e., Orientation, Support, Lesson or Practice) to navigate or you may use the arrows in the top and bottom right hand corner of the page. The Orientation Level contains overview information on the module. Structure describes each element of the table of contents. Click Help for assistance. The Support Level contains a syllabus that you may want to print as a resource for review. After completing the lessons you can return to the support level for a general review of the module.
The Lessons are the instructional elements. The presentation is equivalent to an instructional unit. This is the most important unit for you to complete because you will be required to complete an assessment on this information. You will have your choice of a multimedia or text presentation. The content is identical. To view the multimedia presentation click the "Play in Real Player" button. You can use the Real Player controls to start and stop the multimedia presentation and to control the volume. In the text version some words are underlined. Click these words and the glossary will appear. Click on the graphic images in the text version to enlarge the graphics. The Practice Level provides you opportunities to practice what you have learned.
Printing Results of Your Work
After completing an assessment or activity you are given three options for obtaining a hard copy of your responses. 1) You can insert your e-mail address via the submit form and send the response to yourself; 2) you can use the print command on your browser; or 3) you can copy and paste your responses and insert them into your regular e-mail system to send to yourself.
Printing Content From This Module
You can use your browser's print command to print any page in the module. For example, if you decide that you want to print the text version of the presentation click the print command on your browser while the text version is on your monitor screen.
Training Assessment Credit
You are not required to work through all elements of the module. However, the lessons, especially the presentations within lessons, will prepare you to answer the "critical questions." Your principal is required to maintain documentation for your professional development credit. To satisfy that requirement select any one of the critical questions for each module and prepare a two-page response for each of those questions. Your responses are to be sent to your principal. Use the send forms available from this site if you wish. You will receive a certificate upon completion of the two modules and assessments. You will receive three hours of professional development credit.
Progress Monitoring Tool
You can obtain copies of the Progress Monitoring Tool from this website. The Tool is designed to assist you in recording your progress through this module. It is also intended to help you develop your personal plan for extending the resources and knowledge gained through studying the module. You are encouraged to print a hard copy of any element of the module that may be helpful to you in the future. For that reason, the format of the Tool is designed as a cover sheet for a personal notebook or resource file.