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Randy Sprick's Safe & Civil Schools – Practical Solutions, Positive Results!

Presentations Across the Country by Randy Sprick and Associates

Of the many presentations and workshops offered by Randy Sprick and Safe & Civil Schools associates, those listed below may accept public registration.

Please note that registration at each of the following events may be limited and/or may involve a fee. Contact the agency listed under each event for more information and availability.

Building Tier II/III Supports for Chronic Absenteeism
December 3, 2019
PLANTSVILLE, CT

Jessica Sprick will present on best practices for building Tier II/III supports for chronic absenteeism. The session focuses on building intervention support systems that apply proven principles of behavior change to the issue of school refusal. By creating a continuum of supports and a variety of interventions within your system, you can meet students' needs and ensure that all students are regularly present in school.

The Third Quest Training
December 5-6, 2019
Seattle, WA

Join Marilyn Sprick for two days of training on The Third Quest, a new reading intervention for adolescents in grades 5-12. Learn how to teach this effective intervention with fidelity and high success.

NAESP Webinar Wednesday
January 8, 2020,
3 pm—4 pm ET

Join Jessica Sprick for a free webinar presented by the National Association of Elementary School Principals: "Absenteeism and Truancy: What Works in Schools and What Doesn’t?"

For students to be successful they need to be in school. Nationwide, far too many students are not in school. Missing just two days a month places students at significant increased risk of academic failure, social and behavioral difficulties in school, dropping out, and a host of other negative school and life effects. The great news is there are a variety of universal prevention procedures that have proven effective. So, what works, and what doesn’t? Join this webinar and find ways to reduce absenteeism and truancy in elementary and middle schools.

CEC Convention
February 5-8, 2020
Portland, OR

Randy Sprick will present the second general session keynote address on Thursday, February 6, from 8 am to 9 am in Expo Hall B.

WORKSHOPS (require additional fee; PDHs available)

Workshop 04: Tier 2 and 3 Behavior Support: Developing Protocols and Implementation Plans
Wednesday, February 5
With Jessica Sprick and Tricia Berg

This workshop presents a multi-tier approach to behavior support that ensures that the easiest, and least staff-intrusive interventions are tried first, only progressing to more complex and staff-intensive interventions if needed. The first layer of this continuum is early-stage interventions, designed and implemented by general educations and special education teachers. Next, a menu of Tier 2 problem-solving processes and interventions will be provided, and lastly, Tier 3 problem-solving processes will be described. You will evaluate the current array of Tier 2/3 supports in your school and develop an action plan.

 Workshop 17:  The Diagnostic-Prescriptive Reading Teacher-A Workshop for Literacy Nerds
Wednesday, February 5
With Marilyn Sprick

Do you have students who read haltingly and make many errors? This workshop is for educators working with students who have not mastered foundational reading skills. You will work on assessment, diagnosing error patterns, and intensive and explicit instruction to reduce errors and build skills. In addition, you will be able to identify important considerations for students in curricular and instructional needs.  

Workshop 19: Practical Program Design for Behavioral Classrooms: Addressing Intensive Behavioral Needs
Saturday, February 8
With Jessica Sprick and Tricia Berg

In this workshop, we present best-practice strategies for building a positive and proactive self-contained special education classroom for students with intensive behavioral needs. You will engage in a variety of activities to build an environment that increases engagement, improves student outcomes (behavioral and academic), integrates evidence-based practices, and promotes generalizability of skills to less restrictive environments. You will work with presenters to develop a specific action plan for applying these strategies in your own classroom.

TASSP Assistant/Aspiring Principal Workshop
February 9-11, 2020
Austin, TX

On Monday, February 10, Susan Isaacs will present a keynote address on increasing the positive climate in the learning environment. She will also present a breakout session that day, topic to be determined.

The event is sponsored by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals but is open to assistant principals at all grade levels as well as teacher leaders who desire to become campus administrators.

2020 KASEA Winter Conference
February 24-25, 2020
Topeka, KS

Tricia McKale Skyles will speak on February 24 at the Kansas Association of Special Education Administrators winter conference. The theme of this year's gathering is "fostering Success," and featured topics inlcude behavior, self and collective efficacy, and implementation.