02/02/07 - Institute presents conference on behavior management in classroom
Date: February 2, 2007
Siskin Presents Conference on Behavior Management in the Classroom
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — On Saturday, Feb. 10, Siskin Children's Institute will present, "Structuring for Success: Supporting Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom."
The full-day conference is a first for Siskin Children's Institute and is part of a new initiative to promote disability awareness and best practices in the field of special education through training and consultation services.
Beginning at 9 a.m., the conference will explore prevention, intervention and support strategies to promote positive behavior in children of all abilities. The conference is designed for general and special educators, as well as administrators of preschool and elementary school children.
Participants will learn how to identify factors that influence behavior, such as learning environment, a physical or developmental disability, or communication and learning styles. The group will explore effective teaching strategies, including the use of visual and environmental supports, routines and social stories.
Attendees will also see examples of proactive methods that can alleviate negative behaviors and will have a chance to make their own visual supports that meet the specific needs of their students and classrooms.
Online registration for the conference will continue through Tuesday, Feb. 6, at www.siskin.org or interested educators can call 423-648-1762. Because space is limited, pre-registration is required.