For Release: 2013-06-17 09:45:00Produced in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools, KETís latest professional development training for teachers, gives teachers and other school personnel statewide the opportunity to take required training online. The training is in response to the new Kentucky regulation enacted to protect the welfare and safety of children, school personnel and visitors in public schools. The first of four self-paced modules describes the rationale and overview of the new regulation and the benefit of reducing restraint and seclusion. Subsequent modules focus on some of the attributes of effective school-wide positive behavior programs and ways to predict and prevent behavioral crises, including what adults in schools can do to prevent negative behavior and de-escalate situations before crises occur. Like all KET online professional development, Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools features authentic school video showing models of best practices featuring Kentucky teachers. Due to the subject matter, the training also includes dramatizations of students engaged in problem behavior. The videos show teachers how to predict and prevent behavioral crises and to de-escalate problem situations. These dramatic scenarios feature actors from the School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Lexington. The training is free of charge and accessible on PBS LearningMedia at www.pbslearningmedia.org. KET is Kentuckyís largest classroom, serving more than one million people each week via television, online and mobile. Learn more about Kentuckyís preeminent public media organization on Twitter @KET and facebook.com/KET and at KET.org.
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