SC TEAMS Summer University

July 15-18, 2024
Columbia, South Carolina

SC TEAMS Summer University spans across 4 days and includes team-based, expert-lead professional learning on evidence-based practices that promote success for all students! Participants from schools and districts across our state can expect high-quality professional learning sessions to address the learning and behavioral needs of students with disabilities and students who struggle with learning both in general and special education with the installation and implementation of high-leverage practices.

Sessions Hosted by Behavior Alliance Team Members

Evidence-Based, Relationships-Focused, Classroom Management Strategies
Catherine Griffith, Shanna Hirsch, Megan Carpenter
This practitioner and leader focused session will prioritize high-leverage, evidence-based, relationships-focused classroom management strategies that can be employed by any adult with any kid.

School Safety Trends: Key Strategies for Prevention and Intervention
Steven Rufe, Michael Kapuscinski
The Behavior Alliance of South Carolina is excited to bring to you the National Threat Assessment Center’s school violence trends and prevention training. Participants will learn about the trends across school violence instances that have happened in the past and be taught NTAC’s eight key strategies to strengthening reporting and ensuring a systematic way of implementing threat assessment processes in schools and districts.

Supporting New Educators in Implementing A Classroom Behavior System
Shanna Hirsch, Catherine Griffith, Megan Carpenter
This session is designed specifically for new school based staff with less than three years of experience or anyone who actively supports new staff in their roles. The session will be focused on designing a classroom behavior system, which is focused on the implementation of evidence-based classroom practices to promote positive, prosocial behavior that facilitates a sense of belonging for all in a classroom.

Inclusive Behavior Classrooms/Specialized Classrooms
Alexis Walker
This session is designed for district- or school-level personnel who participate on teams designed to facilitate the installation, implementation, and sustainment of Tier III systems within specialized classroom for students that exhibit significant social-emotional and behavioral needs.

Tier 2/3- Function Based Thinking Systems
Shanna Hirsch, Georgia McKown, Mya Kelley, Karen Elfner, Monica Hughey, Steven Rufe
The session will prioritize a collective, community-built model for evidence-based behavior systems, practices, and data with a particular focus on responding to chronic, low-intensity behavior through installing Function-Based Thinking.