Indianapolis teachers learn about behavior management plans from ISU professor

June 20 2006

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Discipline Behavior Management workshops for elementary school teachers ("Why Billy Does What Billy Does and What to Do About It?"); and secondary teachers ("You Can't Teach Them If You Don't Have Their Attention")

WHERE: Indianapolis Public Schools Center for Professional Growth, Cold Springs Elementary School, 3060 Cold Springs Rd., Indianapolis

WHEN: This week until Thursday (June 19, 20, 21, 22); and then a follow-up day Aug. 9. Elementary session from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m.; middle and high school session from 1 to 4:15 p.m.

WHY: Teachers are increasingly dealing with behavior problems in the classroom, and also with the challenge of special education students being mainstreamed into their traditional classrooms.

Dr. Jim Jacobs, Indiana State University professor of special education, and Kathy Jacobs, elementary education teacher in Vigo County, will help teachers develop a plan for behavior management, tailored to the particular challenges they face in their classrooms.

The workshops are open to teachers at ISU's partnering Professional Development Schools, who will receive a stipend for attending. Space permitting, teachers from any school may attend free, but will not receive a stipend.

There are 20 Professional Development schools, including five in the Indianapolis Public Schools system, that partner with ISU to provide student teaching opportunities for students, and in return, ISU provides their teachers with opportunities for professional development, such as this one.

This workshop is funded by a Project PRE, or Partnering to Reform Education, grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

CONTACT: The media are invited to cover the workshops. To make arrangements for coverage and interviews, contact Dr. Jim Jacobs at (812) 230-1753.

WRITER: Katie Spanuello, media relations assistant director, Indiana State University, (812) 237-3790 or kspanuello@isugw.indstate.edu

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Dr. Jim Jacobs, Indiana State University professor of special education, and Kathy Jacobs, elementary education teacher in Vigo County, will help teachers develop a plan for behavior management at the Indianapolis Public Schools Center for Professional Growth, June 19-22.

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