BYF Intensive Training Hub: GLB

Page updated May 24, 2021

This page will be used to communicate information to Intensive Training sites and approved teams participating in the training series. 

If you have a change to the makeup of your team, please contact Megan Lowe  

Saginaw ISD Contacts:

START Contact: 

Glossary of Terms
  • Virtual Training: The module is presented live, in a virtual format. Each team should plan to be together for the virtual modules. Each team will need to identify a team leader/facilitator and will also need access to a meeting room, computer, and projector.
  • In-person Training: The module is presented live with teams physically attending in-person at a venue. 
  • Recorded Webinar: The video is prerecorded and made available to teams to watch asynchronous. 

Module Information & Materials

Registration for Discovery and the IEP Process: 

  • Each team member needs to complete a brief registration via Zoom in order to access the training. Please submit the registration by November 20, 2020: 

Individual Zoom Registration

Information and materials for the module: 

  • Remember to test your technology before the day of the training. 
  • Please bring any information or data that you collected during your target student’s V3 Discovery Process last year. If your team is not meeting together, ensure all team members can access this information.
  • All materials are available electronically: 
  • Attendance Verification
  • Training Evaluation


The BYF GLB Administrator Module, scheduled for Friday, March 12, 2021, has been canceled due to low registration numbers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and we look forward to working with the BYF GLB Leadership Team to reschedule or provide the information to you in an alternative format. Please feel free to contact Kellie Fitzgerald ( if you have any questions. 

Module Information:

  • Date: March 12, 2021
  • Time: 8:30-11:30am
Attribution, Advocacy, and Accountability: Supporting all Students with ASD (The module formerly known as Asperger)

Registration for Attribution, Advocacy, and Accountability: 

  • Each team member needs to complete a brief registration via Zoom in order to access the training. Please submit the registration by May 21, 2021: 

Individual Zoom Registration for Attribution, Advocacy, and Accountability

Information and materials for the module: 

Team Binder

Information for Team Facilitators/Leaders

Each team should identify a team facilitator. The facilitator is responsible for coordinating technology and supplies for the live virtual trainings, and facilitating the team during the live virtual trainings. Each team's facilitator should review the below information which details the responsibilities and expectations of the role: 

Facilitator Orientation

What is the role of the facilitator and why is it important?  

  • The team facilitator (formerly known as the team leader) is critical to the success of the intensive training series! 
    • The facilitator fills many roles on the team: team leader, supporter, encourager, cheerleader, organizer, communicator, tech support, problem solver, positive nag.
  • Keeper of the facilitator bag.
  • Make sure your group members are working as a team, whether your team is all in the same room or in other locations.
  • Model behaviors you want to promote in the team (staying on task, asking questions, identifying action items, openness to new approaches, listening to family members, staying calm, being positive, problem solving vs. admiring problems, presume competence).
  • Delegate responsibilities to build skills in all team members and share the load.
  • The Hub:
    • As facilitator, you should become very familiar with the Hub. The Hub will be updated regularly and will be the spot to find all information and links related to the training. You will also be responsible for ensuring your team members are familiar with the Hub as well. Plan to check the Hub regularly throughout the year. 
  • Technology and Meeting Room:
    • If at all possible, teams should plan to meet together in one room or building to participate in the virtual training modules. We understand this may not be possible for some teams. 
    • The facilitator is responsible for securing the following items for the virtual training modules: 
      • Meeting room
      • Laptop
      • Projector and screen
      • Speaker - we highly recommend you perform a sound test in your meeting room prior to the first module and anytime you change rooms or equipment. You may need a speaker to ensure everyone on your team can hear the audio. 
  • Materials and Supplies:
    • The facilitator is responsible for ordering printed materials at least two weeks ahead of Module 1 (there is no cost to teams for printed materials). Go to Module 1 under Module Information & Materials to submit your shipping address.
      • START will ship printed materials to 1 location per team. If you are able to coordinate with other teams in your area, please do so. Coordinating shipping with other teams in your area will help to reduce shipping costs on START’s end. 
    • Additional supplies you will need to secure for your team: 
      • Chart paper and/or whiteboard and markers
      • Post-it’s 
      • Pens, pencils, etc. 
      • If there are barriers to securing the above supplies, please contact the START Project at least 2 weeks prior to Module 1. 
  • Registration and Communication 
    • Each team member will need to register for each module to receive the Zoom link. You are responsible for ensuring your team members understand how to register. Go to Module 1 Module Information & Materials for individual registration. 
    • Introduce team members to the Hub and how to access it
    • The host site contacts will send email reminders to all team members throughout the year. Ensure your team members are receiving these email reminders.
  • Set up (for virtual training modules):
    • Arrive at least 30 minutes early to set up the technology and meeting room. 
    • Make sure you have all materials, folders, and supplies are ready before the module starts. 
    • Make sure there is a white board or chart paper and markers in the room.
    • Ensure you have the Zoom link ready. 
    • Prepare to assign team member roles. 
    • Make sure that the team binder comes to every meeting.
  • Role during Training:
    • Welcome team members and  family members (family members do not normally participate in the Early Childhood series). 
    • Model active engagement and expected behaviors.
    • Set guiding principles for working as a team and post the guiding principles or review them at each training.
    • Assign roles: 
      • Assign team member to the Action Plan 
      • Assign team member to the Team Binder 
      • Assign team member as the Data Collection Coordinator   
      • Assign team member as Chat Communicator
  • Role during Team Time: 
    • Serve as the facilitator of the group to get the group started.
    • Model active engagement.
    • Keep the team on track with the team activities.
    • Encourage equitable participation.
  • Before Leaving the Meeting: 
    • Make sure everyone has access to the action plan
    • Make sure any data collection is assigned and scheduled to be completed by the next module

Communication to Teams (virtual and in-person trainings)

  • Review the Hub as you prepare for the next module. 
  • Communicate any information from the Hub to the team and/or direct the team to review the Hub (e.g., schedule, reminders, cancellations, live or virtual).
  • Serve as the “positive nag” for action items.

Selecting a Target Student

The purpose of selecting a Target Student for the BYF Intensive Training is for the team to learn to apply the secondary transition support strategies, use assessment and planning tools (e.g., discovery process), and collect data to demonstrate progress over time. Use the Checklist for Team and Target Student Selection as guide for this process. 

Parents and Families

Detailed information and instructions will be available soon. 

Data Collection

Detailed information and instructions will be available soon.