Service Plan Details: Battle Creek Public Schools
Staff Development Services (84-002.05A)
PBiS implementation support for educators and students to improve classroom behavior and student/teacher interaction through observation, consultation, screening and in-service.
Content Area Support
Any PD surrounding content area. Specific content will be added to the description of the service.
Includes all parts of the CIS -- data dig, mission, vision, goals, action planning
Support the curriculum development process to include alignment, essential content, and high quality instructional materials selection.
Educational Specialist Training
Support for noncontent areas (paras, Title 1, media specialists)
Cognitive Coaching for teachers
Any PD surrounding instructional models, strategies, and planning.
Providing leadership and direction to other administrators, such as the Administrative Assembly and Principal Cadre
Mental Health PD
To collaborate with educators, parents and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments for all students that strengthen connections between home and school.
Support with implementation and sustainment
New Teacher Academy
Program intended to support, grow and retain first year teachers.
Instructional Materials Services (84-002.05C)
Products and Subscriptions
Learn360 & World Book Web
Zoom Video Conferencing
Zoom licenses provided to schools along with support for remote learning.
Teachers of the deaf and hard of hearing provide direct instruction to students with hearing impairments for ages birth to 21. The teachers also consult with school staff to ensure that students with hearing impairments are able to access curriculum.
Early Childhood Special Education teachers manage referrals and conducting evaluations of children birth to 5 years old. They provide instruction to children in their homes, child care settings, and/or preschools.
ESU 8 Learning Centers provide students with unique opportunities in academics, social skills, life skills, job skills including job sites and community based learning experiences. ESU 8 Learning Center staff members spend time developing, working with, and creating relationships with the schools, students and families we serve. For students age 5-21 with developmental disabilities.
Mental Health (LMHP)
To find the best solution for each student and situation and use different counseling strategies to address student’s needs socially and emotionally. Counsel with emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and their families to promote the optimum mental health of the student.
Special Education Supervision Birth to 21. Education and support for parents, and school staff surrounding special education. Supervision services include assisting districts with IDEA grant writing and reimbursement claims, completing SPEDFFRS, providing technical assistance regarding Rule 51 and Rule 52 policies and procedures, facilitating IEP meetings, and supporting district resource teachers through professional development and onsite assistance.
Our School Psychologists provide the appropriate assessments when evaluating students, interpret and disseminate data, provide interventions, and consult and collaborate with team members to develop an effective plan to meet the needs of each individual student.
SPED Professional Development
The teacher of the visually impaired provides resources, services, and support in preparing children/youth, ages birth to 21, who have a visual impairment for success in life through collaboration with schools, families, and community agencies. The TVI provides evaluation, consultation, and instruction for these children. This assistance may include the use of adaptive equipment, assistive technology, instruction in Braille, and other skills to help the students access the general curriculum, and acquire Adapted Core Curriculum skills specific to individuals with vision impairments.