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    Proactive Measures is a summer professional development series led by Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District, designed as specialized trainings that provide teachers and school staff with evidence-based strategies that will empower them to support student success in their least restrictive setting.

    This series began as a pilot program in St. Francis Public Schools in the summer of 2017. By December of the same year, educators in that district already reported that:

    • Students were showing more independence in their pursuit of academic goals

    • Teachers and paraprofessionals were communicating more consistently about student needs.

    • Behavioral outcomes improved as educators had more positive interactions with students.

    In summer 2018, 916 increased the number of workshops and training topics. Participants during the summer 2018 workshops reported that:

    • Training provided tools to create integrated and layered systems to increase student learning and success.
    • Training increased teacher confidence in their ability to implement research-based strategies.
    • Participants gained skills in creating and implementing strategies to increase student independence.