Customized packages for Critical Intervention Required (CIR) or Urgent Intervention Required (UIR) schools

LASARD now offers packages customized for Critical Intervention Required (CIR) or Urgent Intervention Required (UIR) schools! Our three packages deliver high-quality professional learning paired with hands-on coaching  to support instruction, inclusion, collaboration, co-planning, and implementation of instructional strategies.

Each package is priced at $12,000 per CIR/UIR school.

Package: Diverse Learners

Professional Learning Series: Inclusion (for up to 60 participants per session)

  • Session 1 (2-hours): Inclusion Mindset – in this session, participants will reflect on the “why” behind inclusion and belonging, discover the research supporting inclusive practices, identify the barriers and opportunities while moving to a more inclusive system, and develop an action plan related to inclusive practices. Participants will engage in a collaborative small group discussion regarding the various dimensions of “belonging” and how schools can help all of their students feel like they belong.
  • Session 2 (2-hours): Universal Design for Learning – in this session, participants will learn about and discuss the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) philosophy explore the three principles of UDL and why they are important for all learners, and finally, learn ways to incorporate UDL strategies and practices into daily lessons to support the needs of ALL learners.
  • Session 3 (2-hours): Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Methods and Models of Co-Planning & Co-Teaching – in this session, participants will understand the roles and responsibilities of co-planning and co-teaching, explore co-teaching models and how to build collaborative relationships that support learners, and dive into co-planning processes and methods while working together to co-plan a lesson.

Coaching

  • Up to 4 follow-up coaching sessions for a teacher or educational team to support instruction, inclusion, collaboration, co-planning, and implementation of instructional strategies. Coaching may occur at a classroom, school, or district level.  The occurrence of any of the following may constitute a coaching session: preliminary meeting to identify goals and discuss strengths and challenges, classroom observation with feedback, modeling in classroom, record reviews, or collaborative meeting to problem solve.  Any cancellation of a scheduled session by district/school with less than 24-hour notice may be counted as a coaching session.

Download Diverse Learners package PDF: Diverse Learners_LASARD CIR UIR package

 

Package: Academics & High-Quality Instruction

Professional Learning Series: Instructional Strategies (for up to 60 participants per session)

  • Session 1 (2-hours): Universal Design for Learning – in this session, participants will learn about and discuss the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) philosophy, explore the three principles of UDL and why they are important for all learners, and finally, learn ways to incorporate UDL strategies and practices into daily lessons to support the needs of ALL learners.
  • Session 2 (2-hours): Making Learning Accessible for All – in this session, participants will take a deep dive into what they learned about UDL and learn strategies to apply and use in the classroom along with various methods of teaching and scaffolding material, such as: using explicit teaching, imbedding choice-making, using cooperative learning and peer supports, providing meaningful feedback, student engagement and active response strategies, anchor charts, vocabulary learning supports, implementation of manipulatives, graphic organizers, and more.
  • Session 3 (2-hours): Teaching Grade-Level Content to Diverse Learners in this session, participants learn instructional strategies to include students with significant cognitive disabilities in the general education classroom. This session gives a brief overview of the Louisiana LEAP Connectors and their alignment with the general education curricula, and then jumps into strategies that teachers can put into place to ensure the successful inclusion of students with significant cognitive disabilities. Some strategies discussed include systematic instruction, task analysis, prompting, task boxes, and more.

Coaching

  • Up to 4 follow-up coaching sessions for a teacher or educational team to support instruction and implementation of instructional strategies. Coaching may occur at a classroom, school, or district level.  The occurrence of any of the following may constitute a coaching session: preliminary meeting to identify goals and discuss strengths and challenges, classroom observation with feedback, modeling in classroom, record reviews, or collaborative meeting to problem solve.  Any cancellation of a scheduled session by district/school with less than 24-hour notice may be counted as a coaching session.

Download Academics & High-Quality Instruction package PDF: Academics_LASARD CIR UIR package

 

Package: Discipline and Positive & Preventative Behavior Supports

Professional Learning Series: Behavior (for up to 60 participants per session)

  • Session 1 (2-hours): Behavior Basics & Preventative Strategies In this session, participants will be introduced to trauma and how trauma affects behavior. Participants will learn about the ABCs (antecedent, behavior, consequence) of behavior, functions of behavior, and various easy-to-implement classroom tools and strategies. Participants will create an action plan for their classroom.
  • Session 2 (2-hours): Identifying and Teaching Replacement BehaviorsIn this session, participants will build on the knowledge of the topics discussed in session 1 to begin thinking about how to identify and teach replacement behaviors. Participants will learn about reinforcement and preference assessments and will participate in a facilitated preference assessment trial. This session wraps up with an engaging collaborative session among participants to learn about various tier two behavior interventions.
  • Session 3 (2-hours): Dealing with Challenging Behavior In the final session of the Behavior Series, participants will learn about the phases of behavior and how to intervene to support the student during each phase of behavior escalation. We further explore how trauma can affect behavior and how to support those students throughout the school day. Participants will create a self-regulation tool that can be used to support students in the classroom who are experiencing interfering behavior. This session wraps up with various supports and tactics for adult-wellness and self-regulation.

Coaching

  • Up to 4 follow-up coaching sessions for a teacher or educational team to coach on behavior supports and strategies. Coaching may occur at a classroom, school, or district level.  The occurrence of any of the following may constitute a coaching session: preliminary meeting to identify goals and discuss strengths and challenges, classroom observation with feedback, modeling in classroom, record reviews, or collaborative meeting to problem solve.  Any cancellation of a scheduled session by district/school with less than 24-hour notice may be counted as a coaching session.

Download Discipline and Positive & Preventative Behavior Supports package PDF: Discipline and Preventative Behavior Supports_LASARD CIR UIR package

 

Contact LASARD to inquire about CIR/UIR packages!

To learn how to bring LASARD services to your school, email LASARD Director Ali Kowitz, M.Ed. at akowit@lsuhsc.edu.


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