Using the CETA to Promote Evidence-Based Classroom Practices

Thank you for your interest in the Using the CETA to Promote Evidence-Based Classroom Practices Training Series. 

Teams are required to submit an application to attend (with administrator approval). Upon application approval, teams will register to attend the Training Series. 

Title: Using the CETA to Promote Evidence-Based Classroom Practices
Presented by: START Project staff
Training Series: 6 half-day sessions scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Dates and Implementation Focus:

  • January 22, 2024 - Foundations of Evidence-Based Classroom Practices and the CETA
  • February 12, 2024 - Adult Support and Interactions and the CETA 
  • February 26, 2024 - Visual and Organizational Supports and the CETA
  • March 11, 2024 - Instruction and Academic Engagement and the CETA
  • April 15, 2024 - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and the CETA
  • May 13, 2024 -  Communication Systems and Supports, Social Interaction and Peer to Peer Supports, and the CETA

Focus: Classroom Level
Mode of Delivery: Virtual
Cost: $150 per team for the series
SCECHs: 16.5 (for the entire series)

Description of the Training Series
This training is designed for teams of 3-6 members working with students with higher support needs such as autism. In this training, the Classroom Environment and Teaching Assessment (CETA) will be presented as a process tool for teams to assess strengths and areas for development related to current implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) at the classroom level. Specific EBPs that support the CETA indicators will be shared to assist teams in their development of action steps to strengthen implementation of practices for improved outcomes for students. Several START staff members and trainers will be involved in sharing training materials and discussing the CETA and EBPs with the teams. 

Participants: Teams of 3-6 focused at a classroom-level (e.g., special education administrator, building administrator, special education teacher, general education teacher, ancillary staff, paraeducators).

Goals of the Series:

  • School teams learn about specific evidence-based practices designed to support students with autism and students with higher support needs.
  • School teams will use the Classroom Environmental & Teaching Assessment (CETA) to gain insight into their use of evidence-based practices and develop a plan to strengthen classroom practices to improve outcomes for students.  

If you have questions about the application process or training content, contact:

The application is due Tuesday, January 16, 2024. *Complete one application per team  

The application is closed. 

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