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REWARDS TOT - participants will become certified to provide training and support to teachers on REWARDS Intermediate and Secondary after the two day training.

REWARDS is a research-based reading program for grades 4-12 which teaches students a flexible strategy for decoding long words and increasing oral and silent reading fluency, particularly in content-area passages. The REWARDS strategy for decoding long words by segmenting them into parts is key to the creatively designed exercises in this program, and helps students learn to read long words with confidence! REWARDS can be used as an effective intervention in general and special education, remedial reading, summer school, and after school programs.  

PDO Event #1 - 2018-2019 ~ September 11, 2018 (2 days)
A Collaborative Effort PDO, NOC, SDA, TAG, ESPD, IMAT, ESU CC, Distance Ed, BlendEd, Higher Ed, TLT
PDO Event #1 - 2018-2019

Strategist Meeting - 2018-2019

SDA Meetings - 2018-2019

Threat assessment and management evolved from practices used to assess and manage potential risk of violence. This K-12 school team training will help your school form or enhance the team that will focus on identifying, assessing and managing the risk/threat of violence posed by students, staff, and community members toward the school community. Schools are encouraged to participate with a team of at least 3 members (e.g., administrators, faculty/staff, security or law enforcement partner, and possibly mental health partner). The purpose of threat assessment teams are distinct from issues addressed by safety teams, student behavior teams, and crisis response teams; though all of these school teams may be implicated in strategies for monitoring and managing potential threats. Teams will leave the workshop with sample protocols to adapt for use in their school environment. The objectives for this two day training include:

1.  Identify and use the principles of threat assessment and management in school settings
2.  Demonstrate effective strategies for assessing risk
3.  Formulate strategies for monitoring and managing risk
4.  Describe effective threat assessment and management protocols appropriate for school settings
5.  Apply principles of threat assessment and management to case examples

A Safety (and Security) Team is a group of individuals who are committed to andresponsible for assessing any safety risks or security threats that could affect their school, staff, and students. This group is responsible for safety and security planning, prevention, and disaster preparedness and response.

A Threat Assessment Team
 is a group of officials that convene to identify, evaluate, and address threats or potential threats to school security. Threat assessment teamsreview incidents of threatening behavior by students (current and former), parents, school employees, or other individuals.

A Crisis Team is a group of individuals trained to provide trauma mitigation and education in the aftermath of a critical incident.

Newly updated mission, beliefs, and norms for the staff development affiliate.

SDA Beliefs, Norms, Mission