Effective Practices Leadership Initiative (EPLI)
What is EPLI?
The Effective Practices Leadership Initiative (EPLI) was created to increase regional and local district capacity to effectively support autistic students in the Least Restrictive Environment.
The goal of EPLI is to prepare EPLI Trainers of START Content who can provide professional learning of evidence-based practices for regional and local school staff and families in order to best educate students. Trainers work in collaboration with coaches who assist in the follow-up support necessary to ensure that the evidence-based practices learned in training are implemented with fidelity.
Prospective trainers attend the Essential Foundations Bootcamp, which includes deepening their knowledge of training content, as well as strengthening coaching and presentation skills. Ongoing professional learning opportunities are available for trainers and coaches through START to expand and refresh content knowledge and skills.
What is the Essential Foundations Bootcamp?
The Essential Foundations Bootcamp will include an integration of the universal supports, behavioral practices, and instructional strategies from Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Educational Supports and Strategies, and other START training modules and resources. Content will be organized for flexible and customizable training and coaching needs.
The Bootcamp will consist of four days of content and coaching and two days of Trainer Days, which are collaborative days intended to strengthen training and presentation skills, for a total of six days.
Applicants and Inactive Trainers are required to attend the Essential Foundations Bootcamp. Current EPLI Trainers of START Content and Coach Leaders are strongly encouraged to attend the Essential Foundations Bootcamp.