K-12 Intensive Training Hub: Monroe

Year 1 (rescheduled modules) and Year 2

Page updated May 14, 2021

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

Please contact Jennifer Freeman if you have a change to the makeup of your team. 

Monroe 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. 

Facilitator Role & Responsibilities

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: 

  • 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 complete two brief registrations to participate: one registration for the Zoom link and one registration through Wayne RESA. 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.
    • 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.

Parents and Families

Detailed information and instructions will be available soon. 


Administrator Preview for the K-12 Intensive Training (full length)

Administrator Preview for the K-12 Intensive Training
(abbreviated version)

Data Collection

Detailed information and instructions will be available soon. 


Who should participate in the Coaching Days? 

  • All coaches are invited to participate in the coaching days, including building-level coaches, district level coaches/ASD coaches, and Wayne RESA consultants/coaches. 

Coach Preview Video