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EDU 253 - Behavior Management and Social Interaction Skills

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course will introduce participants to effective methods of classroom management. The specific strategies discussed will address designing, implementing, and evaluating instructional techniques used to enhance a student’s social participation based on current research in the field of education.
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of theoretical models of behavior management and their application in the classroom.
    1. Summarize various models of behavior management and their effectiveness in the classroom.
    2. Explain the history of these models.
    3. Predict appropriate behavioral theory models used in specific classroom scenarios when working with individuals with disabilities.
    4. Give reasons to support the use of non aversive techniques for controlling problem behaviors.
  2. Develop an understanding of laws and ethical practices related to providing effective behavioral management in the classroom.
    1. Outline laws that contributed to the implementation of positive behavioral approaches in the classroom.
    2. Demonstrate knowledge of current standards and policies that influence the teaching practices of those working with individuals with disabilities.
  3. Analyze various methods of classroom management.
    1. Examine quality standards for effective classroom management and on-task student behavior.
    2. Identify classroom strategies that involve environmental and instructional interventions.
  4. Assess individual behavior management techniques used to achieve optimal behavioral and learning outcomes for students with exceptional learning needs.
    1. Outline effective behavior strategies, including but not limited to: Functional Behavioral Analysis, Antecedent-Behavior-Consequences, and Response to Intervention, as implemented into daily instructional plans.
    2. Compare the differences between these methods and how to implement them correctly for given situations.
    3. Describe how to evaluate and monitor effectiveness of specific strategies used with individuals and classrooms.
  5. Identify behavioral support plans and the techniques used for students at all levels and abilities.
    1. Demonstrate knowledge of positive behavior support plans used with students containing various educational and behavioral goals.
    2. Explain the importance of effective collaboration between teachers and support personnel when implementing a positive behavior support plan.
  6. Summarize effective ways to evaluate and assess specific behavior management strategies for individuals as well as classrooms.
    1. Explain the effectiveness of self-evaluation and self monitoring strategies in changing behaviors.
    2. Examine various methods of data collection and progress monitoring of behavioral plans.



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