November 2022
Fall has been BUSY !
Building Your System
Two days with eleven teams in Jamestown was phenomenal! We are so excited to see where these teams go in the next year as they work to build an action plan, and determine needed resources and supports to start moving towards their desired state!

Evaluating Your System
This year's cohort of six school teams kicked off their first two-day session on Nov. 1-2 in Mandan. Sessions focus on data collection and disaggregation, data-driven decision-making, and problem-solving at the student, classroom, and systems levels.

Advanced Applications
of Data-Based Decision Making
An extremely dedicated group of four teams met for the first of three sessions in Mandan. These teams worked with Wayne Callender and NDMTSS Coaches to look at their own benchmark data and use it to guide and strengthen their MTSS process.

Developing Pathways for Academics
This year's cohort kicks off Dec. 7-8 and there is still time to get registered!
When looking at our NDMTSS Roadmap to Success and the phases of implementation, Developing Pathways for Academics falls into the Planning for Success phase. Within this training, teams utilize the NDMTSS Essential Components to solve problems at all levels. Through examples of data systems for universal screening and progress monitoring, specific interventions, and curricula to address problems at a systems level teams will be able to identify gaps in student outcomes based on grade-level data!
Assessing to Inform Sessions are HERE!
Building off of last year's Assessing to Inform Phase 1 - Putting your Data to Work for You!, we have Phase 2 - DIAGNOSTICS ready for you!

Need to get caught up and watch Phase 1? - Recordings and materials are available to ND educators on the NDREA website:
Literacy Opportunities
of Reading

FIVE location options
Bismarck, Devils Lake, Fargo,
Minot, and Williston

This three-part learning series is designed to provide educators with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to address a variety of students' needs in reading.

Training is aimed at K-5 educators and does align with the ND Science of Reading to meet the requirements of House Bill 1388 (15.1-21-12.1).

Supporting Secondary Struggling Readers

FIVE location options
Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown
Minot, and Williston
Participants in this two-day course will learn how to assist struggling readers at the secondary level through concentrating on 3 essential elements: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

A large portion of the course will be designated to diagnosing student reading needs and how to match those needs with appropriate instructional strategies. 
Behavior & Mental Health Supports
Prevent Teach Reinforce (PTR) Foundations

Boosters: Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 23, March 27

Developed as a standardized process for implementing functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention planning, this innovative model gives school-based teams a collaborative multi-step process to reduce serious challenging behaviors and increase desired behaviors of students needing individualized behavior supports. 

Booster sessions are designed to reinforce the two-day training and are aligned with each step in the PTR process.
Trauma Sensitive Schools
Train the Trainer
A New Perspective on Student Behavior and Learning

2-hour virtual sessions

Would you like to participate in the Trauma Sensitive Schools professional learning curriculum? Are you interested in becoming a trainer of the curriculum to assist your school in meeting mandated legislative criteria for mental health professional development?
This training builds school and/or district capacity to deliver the Trauma Sensitive Schools (TSS) professional learning curriculum in local context.
Behavior Interventions to Support All Tiers

90-min. virtual sessions

This four-part series designed to introduce research and evidence-based behavior interventions that can be implemented in the large and small group settings. This course is ideal for general education and special education teachers, as well as those who support the implementation of behavior intervention plans. 

ANALYZE evidenced-based behavior interventions appropriate for Tiers 1, 2, & 3.
DEVELOP a plan for implementation in your setting.
Technical Adequacy Tool for Evaluation (TATE)

2-hours virtually. Attendees will be expected to view recorded content PRIOR to attending THE session.

The TATE was developed to measure the technical adequacy (quality) of completed FBA/BIPs. It can provide scores and patterns that help. Identify specific FBA/BIP areas needing improvement. Essential components of adequate FBA/BIPs are presented along with the rationale for including each. This session is intended for educators who are responsible for implementing FBA/BIPs or who are supervising educators who implement FBA/BIPs.

MEASURE quality of completed FBA/BIPs
IDENTIFY specific areas for FBA/BIP improvement
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Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Question, Persuade, Refer is an
evidence-based suicide prevention protocol, also termed as a gatekeeper training, with a mission to save lives and
reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. QPR stands for
Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.


The B-HERO team is pleased to announce the launch of Resources and Opportunities pages online. Any resource that B-HERO shared in the 2021-22 school year can now be accessed at, along with a catalog of trainings, programs, services, partners, and entities that can help assist schools as they work to meet behavioral health needs. 

Be sure to bookmark the B-HERO website for easy access to resources when you need them most!

Check & Connect is an evidence-based intervention intended for K-12 students who show warning signs of disengagement and are at risk of dropping out. Check & Connect pairs each student with a caring, trained Mentor who utilizes student data to create personalized, timely interventions that help solve problems, build skills, and enhance competence.

For the 22-23 school year, the B-HERO Technical Assistance Center is offering a limited number of schools the opportunity to offset initial implementation costs of Check & Connect.

Schools will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information on this unique opportunity, click here, or contact
Jennifer Glasheen
South East Education Cooperative
Lyndsi Engstrom
Central Regional Education Association