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Tier 3 Behavior Planning for School and District Leaders

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Tier 3 Behavior Planning for School and District Leaders

Presented by Chris Causebrook, M.S., District MTSS Specialist, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (NC); and Trudy Bender, Ed.S., NCSP, Senior Manager of Thought Leadership Content, Branching Minds

Sponsored by Branching Minds

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Building a system of proactive Tier 3 behavior intervention for students who need it (and their teachers!) IS possible and is absolutely worth the investment. Because challenging behavior is…challenging and resistant to change, many schools resort to containing, ignoring, or removing students without actually addressing underlying needs and developing missing skills. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Join this edLeader Panel for a walk-through of essential Tier 3 behavior system components along with practical intervention strategies and real-life examples. We include a downloadable Tier 3 behavior plan template that you can make your own. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand the key components of Tier 3 behavior system planning as part of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
  • Learn evidence-based behavior intervention strategies that are practical and appropriate for schools
  • Identify common pitfalls and misconceptions related to Tier 3 behavior intervention, plus tips to avoid them

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to K-12 school leaders, district leaders, and those in district-level MTSS, curriculum, social-emotional learning, and special education roles.

Chris Causebrook, M.S.

About the Presenters

Christopher Causebrook, MS, is a dedicated educational professional with nearly two decades of experience, currently spearheading the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) initiatives within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina. His role is pivotal in enhancing student wellness and academic support across the district, showcasing his expertise as both the lead suicide prevention trainer and the principal crisis and threat management instructor. Additionally, Christopher’s status as a National PREPaRE trainer underscores his commitment to preparing schools with the knowledge and skills to foster safe and supportive learning environments.

Before his impactful tenure as an MTSS specialist for the last six years, Christopher enriched the lives of students directly as a K-12 school counselor, blending compassion with comprehensive support to guide students through their academic and personal challenges. His multidisciplinary academic background, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice from Fredonia State University and a Master of Science in School Counseling from Canisius College, provides a robust foundation for his multifaceted approach to educational support.

Trudy Bender

Trudy Bender is the Senior Manager of Thought Leadership Content at Branching Minds. She has extensive experience as a teacher, school psychologist, and district administrator. She previously served as the Coordinator of District Behavior Intervention for Waco ISD, where she led the district in reducing exclusionary discipline and disproportionality. She facilitated the implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Behavior, including initiatives to improve school climate and universal behavior supports, provide effective Tier 2 and Tier 3 behavior intervention programs, and coordinate wrap-around services and transitional support for students in alternative disciplinary settings. Trudy built a multi-year sequence of teacher training in classroom management, behavior intervention, and peer coaching to help build capacity and address teacher turnover. Trudy is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.

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Branching MindsBranching Minds is a comprehensive MTSS platform designed to empower educators by addressing the diverse needs of students through personalized learning plans, data-driven insights, and evidence-based interventions. Branching Minds partners with schools to help educators streamline differentiation and personalize learning through a system-level MTSS solution that simplifies best practices.

A free Tier 3 behavior intervention guide for school leaders


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