Current EPLI Trainers of START Content


What do the changes mean for Current EPLI Trainers of START Content?

All Trainers (regardless of the module(s) they were originally trained in) are now referred to as "Current EPLI Trainers of START Content."

EPLI will now 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. 

Expectations of Current EPLI Trainers of START Content:

  • Attend ongoing refresher opportunities, such as the Essential Foundations Bootcamp and/or the FAPE in the LRE Bootcamp, every four years. More information to come!
  • Trained START content within the past two years. If more than two years have passed without training, the trainer is considered Inactive and should participate in the Essential Foundations Bootcamp in order to reactivate the status to current.
  • Report all trainings conducted using START content/materials twice a year in the Individual EPLI Trainer Report

Essential Foundations Bootcamp

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. 

Current Trainers are highly encouraged to attend to strengthen their skills and knowledge and support new trainers! All trainers will benefit from this opportunity because there is substantial value in shared learning and reviewing the full Essential Foundations content. Current Trainers may choose to attend any portion of the Essential Foundations Bootcamp. 

Requirements to apply: open to Current EPLI Trainers of START Content. 

When is the EPLI Essential Foundations Bootcamp?

Bootcamp Date Time Location
Essential Foundations (Module 1) 11/13/2024 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lansing Community College West Campus (LCC West), Lansing
Essential Foundations (Module 2) 11/14/2024 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lansing Community College West Campus (LCC West), Lansing
Trainer Day (Module 3) 12/3/2024 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lansing Community College West Campus (LCC West), Lansing
Essential Foundations (Module 4) 3/18/2025 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. L.V. Eberhard Center (EC), Grand Rapids
Essential Foundations (Module 5) 3/19/2025 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. L.V. Eberhard Center (EC), Grand Rapids
Trainer Day (Module 6) 4/15/2025 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. L.V. Eberhard Center (EC), Grand Rapids

Current EPLI Trainers of START Content are required to submit a brief application to attend the Essential Foundations Bootcamp: 

The application is due October 16, 2024. The application will be available by August 8, 2024. 


FAPE in the LRE Bootcamp

What is the FAPE in the LRE Bootcamp?

The FAPE in the LRE Bootcamp is intended to support current EPLI Trainers of START content, with increasing confidence and competence, in training the START FAPE in the LRE content in their local contexts. This Bootcamp will be a very rigorous, yet engaging session; prerequisite work is required to prepare participants for the day. In addition to strengthening the content knowledge of trainers, strategies for the instructional delivery of the FAPE in the LRE training module will be shared and practiced.

The Bootcamp will also include opportunities to practice presenting portions of the training module and giving and receiving feedback.

Requirements to apply: open to Current EPLI Trainers of START Content that have attended FAPE in the LRE in the past year.

When is the FAPE in the LRE Bootcamp?

  • March 12 and 13, 2025
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Lansing Community College West Campus (LCC West), Lansing

Current EPLI Trainers of START Content are required to submit a brief application to attend the FAPE in the LRE Bootcamp: 

The application for the FAPE in the LRE Bootcamp will be available at a later date. 


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