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Courses for Educators

BIST consultants lead a variety of workshops and classes throughout the year. They are designed for any individuals or groups who work closely with children in a learning environment. This may include certified or non-certified educators, social workers, parents, foster parents, and any other caring adults. Most of our classes qualify for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).

Registration can be coordinated separately for individuals or as part of a larger contract for ongoing school consultation. Our consultants can help you select the right workshops and maintain a schedule of professional development opportunities that are customized to meet your needs. Together we can create a plan for training that is tailored to any group size or budget.

Read more about our training opportunities and view some of our helpful class descriptions. To see a list of our upcoming classes and find out how to participate, view our training calendar and registration options. Thousands of participants have found our courses to be extremely beneficial, so be sure and check out some of their training testimonials!

For the most effective implementation of the BIST model, it is critical for participants to commit to Basic BIST training. This creates a sound understanding and solid foundation for the BIST mission, vision and philosophy. We find that the teachers, administrators and parents who are most effective in helping students make life changes are those that are able to stay committed to the BIST model and concepts.

As you consider our course offerings, please be aware that BIST is a systems change model – not just a series of helpful hints. Our program is designed to provide intensive training and ongoing support. While we can provide a full day introduction to the BIST model, it has limited effectiveness as a one-time presentation. Within schools, there is a direct correlation between the number of staff members trained and their successful outcomes related to the model.

If you have specific questions about our course offerings, please contact us for more information.

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