BIST Implementation

A typical first year of BIST implementation includes:

     •  Initial in-service training on the BIST philosophy and logistics (3-6 hours) 
     •  Professional development (9 hours)
     •  In-person consultations (35-50 hours, varying by building)
     •  Phone and/or email consultations as needed

A typical yearly BIST schedule beyond the first-year implementation includes:
     •  Professional development tailored to your needs, including a review of:
             ∘  BIST philosophy
             ∘  BIST concepts
     •  Monthly consultations
     •  Faculty meetings
     •  Vision Team meetings

Our ongoing consulting services consist of:

  • Professional Development — district, building, faculty and administrator trainings with individualized topics to meet specific needs.
  • Administrative Support, Collaboration & Problem-Solving — strengths/weaknesses assessments to identify obstacles to success and provide tools to communicate more effectively.
  • Staff Support & Problem-Solving — staff meetings to collaborate on effective problem-solving, modeling and student success planning.
  • Counselor & Social Worker Support — Focus group, group meeting and conflict management support as well as training on student success plans, skill-based triage and community building.
  • Collaboration with Individual Teachers  support in establishing expectations, routines, intervention procedures, student success plans, communication with parents, problem-solving and community building in the classroom.
  • Vision Teams creating and maintaining energy regarding BIST, implementation and establishing goals to meet ongoing training needs.
  • Before & After School Child Care Programs  establishing consistent techniques, procedures and interventions to create a comprehensive educational community in these programs.
  • Class Meetings  creating strategies to teach/model effective problem-solving in the classroom in which topics are individualized to meet specific needs.

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