Classroom Management:

Linking Behavior and Instructional Practices

Please join the Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Training and Consultation Team (TaC) for this virtual training series.

Utilizing effective teaching principles and classroom management strategies when designing and delivering instruction can lead to the reduction of a large number of supervision issues. This comprehensive classroom management training will allow participants to explore the six evidenced-based practices of classroom management and how they can be used to design an effective classroom management plan for both in person and virtual settings. Practical strategies, tips, and basic procedures that teachers can use to make favorable modifications in their students’ behavior will be shared throughout the training. Individuals will explore tools that can be used to promote the development of appropriate student behavior throughout the school day.


This professional development series will meet monthly on Zoom with additional resources and support through Canvas. Participants will receive an invitation to join the Canvas course before the first session.


Intended Audience: Special Education Teachers, General Education Teachers, Administrators


Educators who work for LEAs in the AIU3 region will have priority registration.


  • There is no cost for this training
  • ACT 48 hours awarded upon completion of the training series


* Participants may attend any of the trainings offered in this series. It is recommended that you try to attend all of them.

Virtual Training Series

Session Descriptions: (Synchronous Meetings)


Session 1: October 9, 2020 (9:00AM-11:30AM)

Principles of positive behavior support, general principles of behavior, trauma and its impact on the developing brain, multi-tiered system of support, John Hattie's research on the impact that positive relationships have on classroom managment

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tdO2grjMoGdNtvqsOyV2vCj0-AUua441z


Session 2: November 6, 2020 (9:00AM-11:30AM)
Maximizing physical and virtual classroom space, managing time and materials, attention signals

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqcuCqrz4uEtC3wFV0wZ8C8szB3dqd8hZX


Session 3: December 2, 2020 (9:00AM-11:30AM)
Define, teach, acknowledge rules and expectations in the classroom, guidelines for creating rules, developing a classroom matrix

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctceutpz0uHtcLVEVM4lKnkALFzwhZehDA


Session 4: January 21, 2021 (9:00AM-11:30AM)

Active supervision in the classroom and virtual setting

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAvfuugqT4uH9CKR05Jjpciqei_MCvvwDKd


Session 5: February 10, 2021 (9:00AM-11:30AM)
Behavior specific praise statements, how to acknowledge, start and stop statements, the impact of incorporating group contingencies

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMldemqqzstGtFNSn8o4ZRmJZJVwRqs3Mzm


Session 6: March 19, 2021 (9:00AM-11:30AM)
Continuum of responses for inappropriate behavior, steps for specific and contingent error correction, nine variables that affect compliance, precision requests

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEsd-uvrT0qEt3CRs0hiMyK3RzE5L6__unO


Session 7: April 15, 2021 (9:00AM-11:30AM)

Actively engaging students in the physical and virtual classroom, multiple opportunities to respond, different types of responses (verbal, written, technology, response cards), Anita Archer's research

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpfu6hpzwrEt1-krItaJ1gbxWAU81Kn6jU


Session 8: May 12, 2021 (9:00AM-11:30AM)

Increasing frequency, duration, and intensity for targeted students

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvf-yurzgqGdenBPXTA6RzDfOurrQyZ3wB