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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.


Culminating F2F Training Event - May 14, 2020

Application for 20/21 Coming Soon


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.