Behavior was the training need most identified by directors in the January 2019 Directors Survey. School teams also stated they wanted advanced training related to addressing challenging behavior in schools. Idaho SESTA Advanced Learner Behavior Institute will offer selected applicants an opportunity to build local capacity for schools and districts.


Application Process Opens - June 10, 2019

Application Deadline - July 21, 2019 (Applications will be reviewed and selected participants will be notified by July 26, 2019)

Advanced Learner Behavior Institute 2-Day F2F Training - August 14 & 15, 2019

Monthly Webinar & Video Conference Meetings will provide formal and informal Mentoring with SESTA Behavior Coordinators

Culminating F2F Training Event - May 14, 2020


District and school administrators have the opportunity to identify interested staff members to submit an Application and Administrator Recommendation Letter. Selected applicants will be paired with a SESTA Behavior Coordinator who will provide mentorship throughout a year-long institute experience. A 2-day Advanced Learner Behavior Institute held  August 14-15, 2019, will provide orientation, planning time, and training on core behavioral frameworks. Participants will then have monthly access to webinars and video conference coaching for training in more advanced school-based behavior interventions and supports. Two inservice credits will be available. 

More information available in Directors Letter - click to download

Participants will be able to:

1. Conduct environmental assessments surrounding challenging behavior and implement effective behavior intervention programing.

2. Become increasingly fluent in the understanding and application of behavior science as it relates to ABA, multi-tiered systems of support, and positive          behavioral interventions and support.
3. Increase skills related to coaching and problem-solving team participation.

Expectations for Advanced Learners

  • Collaborative relationship with SESTA Behavioral Coordinator mentor
  • Monthly webinar participation (new topics each month; follow-up school-based activities to build fluency and experience)
  • Networking opportunities with statewide Advanced Learners
  • Commitment for full school-year. 2 inservice credits will be available, but not required; Fall 2019/Spring 2020 semester (University of Idaho or Boise State University)
  • Some previous experience working with students with challenging behavior and basic behavioral principles (ABA)
  • Ability to access some flexible FTE throughout the year to participate in shadowing the SESTA Behavioral Coordinator mentor to build real-life and context-based teaming and coaching skills, based on administrative approval

Appropriate for consulting teachers, administrators, experienced paraprofessionals, special education teachers or staff members, and/or related service providers. Your administrator must agree and submit a letter of recommendation.

Application Requirements

Two steps:

  1. Applicant completes Application (Interest and Self-Assessment) – Click the green "Apply Here"  button at the top or bottom of this page.
  2. Applicant’s director or supervisor submits a letter of recommendation. Letter must be emailed to ReneeMiner@boisestate.edu by July 21, 2019, with the following subject line: ALBI: Applicant Last Name

No incomplete applications can be considered.