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Strategies to Improve Behavior and Instruction in the Classroom
Tuesday March 21, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Lee Kern, Ph.D., Professor and Director, Center for Promoting Research to Practice; with Michael George, Ed.D., Director, Centennial School of Lehigh University
Sponsored by Brookes Publishing
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In this webinar, Lee Kern, Ph.D., and Michael George, Ed.D., provides basic classroom management and instructional strategies that have a large impact on problem behavior and learning. They introduce three basic behavior management strategies and three powerful instructional strategies that will greatly improve student behavior and learning. Specific steps of each strategy are described in detail so that participants can readily implement the interventions in their own classrooms with little additional preparation.
Dr. Kern and Dr. George present assessments that will allow you to take a deeper look at your classroom environment in order to optimize behavior and learning over the long term. Viewers will be introduced to assessments that will help them determine strengths in their classroom and identify areas needing improvement. The information will link directly to classroom improvements.
Dr. Kern and Dr. George share how to:
- Identify classroom features that contribute to optimal learning and appropriate behavior
- Assess the environment in your own classroom to determine variables contributing to behavior and learning problems
- Describe three strategies to improve student behavioral outcomes and three instructional approaches that will enhance student engagement and motivation
This recorded webinar is designed for classroom teachers, staff, and administrators at all grade levels.
About the Presenters
Lee Kern, Ph.D., received her doctorate in special education from the University of South Florida. She is currently Professor of special education at Lehigh University and Director of the Center for Promoting Research to Practice. Dr. Kern has worked in the field of special education for more than 35 years as a classroom teacher, behavior specialist, professor, and consultant. Her research interests are in the area of interventions to reduce challenging behavior. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, and two books on topics related to problem behavior. Dr. Kern has received more than $20 million in grant support from the U.S. Department of Education and National Institutes of Mental Health to pursue research in behavior problems. She is currently Co-editor of Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.
Michael P. George, Ed.D., received his doctorate in special education from the University of Missouri–Columbia and is presently Director of Centennial School of Lehigh University. He has been an administrator of programs for children and youth with the most severe social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties for nearly 30 years. Dr. George has served as a director of day school programs in St. Louis County, Missouri; Eugene, Oregon; and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His work on behalf of students and families has received numerous accolades over the years, including recognition by the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, the American Institutes for Research, CNN, and ABC’s Nightline.
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