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.

Module 1: Supporting Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder who have Additional Learning Issues (1.75 CEU)

Module 1: Autism Spectrum Disorder Welcome

Module 1: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Digging Deeper

Module 1: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Application to Practice

Module 1: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Using What You Have Learned

Supplementary Documents

Module 1: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Classroom Information

Module 1: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Guidance

Module 1: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Research Brief

Module 1: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Assessment of Communicative Intent Tool

Module 2: Supporting Learners with Complex Emotional Behavior Disorders (1.75 CEU)

Module 2: Emotional Behavioral Disorders Welcome

Module 2: Emotional Behavioral Disorders - Digging Deeper

Module 2: Emotional Behavioral Disorders - Application to Practice

Module 2: Emotional Behavioral Disorders - Using What You Have Learned

Supplementary Documents

Module 2: Emotional Behavior Disorders - Classroom Information

Module 2: Emotional Behavior Disorders - Guidance

Module 2: Emotional Behavior Disorders - Research Brief

Module 2: Emotional Behavior Disorders - ABC Tool

Module 2: Emotional Behavior Disorders - References

Module 3: Supporting Learners with Complex Learning Needs (1.75 CEU)

Module 3: Complex Learning Needs – Welcome

Module 3: Complex Learning Needs - Digging Deeper

Module 3: Complex Learning Needs - Application to Practice

Module 3: Complex Learning Needs - Using What You Have Learned

Supplementary Documents

Module 3: Complex Learning Needs - Classroom Information

Module 3: Complex Learning Needs - Guidance

Module 3: Complex Learning Needs - Research Brief