Proactive Measures Workshops

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

Participants have increased their skills in evidence-based practices, including trauma-informed care, multi-tiered support systems, behavior intervention, comprehensive literacy instruction, and structured teaching.

This series began as a pilot program in St. Francis Public Schools in the summer of 2017. Educator participants since 2017 have shared their feedback after implementing the practices they learned in their workshops.

After attending the Proactive Measures workshops:

  • Training increased teacher confidence in their ability to implement research-based strategies.

  • Participants gained skills in creating and implementing strategies to increase student independence.

  • Academic excellence improved, and students became more independent in pursuing academic goals.

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

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

  • Training provided tools to create integrated and layered systems to increase student learning and success.

Any interested 916 staff are invited to attend these training opportunities for free if they meet the minimum prerequisites for the workshop or training. Three specific workshops offered this summer will offer the rate of pay for summer to ATTEND those sessions for 916 staff. Those three workshops are CBITS/BB - only for specific mental health providers; 916 Trauma-Informed Practices; and 916 Staff - Restorative Practices. If you have any questions about these workshops or whether you can be paid to attend, please feel free to reach out to Theresa Wallace at [email protected].

Proactive Measures summer workshops for 2024 will be posted in the spring.

Theresa Wallace
Special Projects Manager