Special Education Training
Positive Intervention Strategies Training Modules
In 2011 the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) convened a restrictive procedures work group tasked with creating a statewide plan to reduce the use of restrictive procedures and eliminate the use of prone restraint. The stakeholders reached consensus on goal recommendations which can be found in Appendix A of MDE's 2015 Restrictive Procedures Legislative Report.
As set out in Goal 2C of the statewide plan, MDE contracted with an outside vendor to develop three online training modules for statewide use that provide positive strategies for school staff to use with students with disabilities. These stand-alone modules and reference documents are designed for districts to use in independent staff training.
Each training module is comprised of four parts: Welcome, Digging Deeper, Application to Practice and Using What You have Learned.