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Behavior Assessment Training Conference

The STEM Education Research Center is offering mulitiple Behavior Assessment Training Conferences thorughout the state of Illnois for fall 2023.  Join us at our in-person conference for comprehensive professional learning for school personnel AND administrators.

Explore the new ISBE guidance document for behavioral interventions and master high leverage practices for Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs).

Engage in an afternoon workshop collaborating with colleagues from across the state on FBAs and BIPs. Individuals and district teams are encouraged to attend. BAT project content experts will be available to facilitate collaboration time.

Registration is free and professional development hours will be provided. Continental breakfast and lunch is included at each location. 

Conference Dates and Locations

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
  • Monday, November 6, 2023 - University of Chicago
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023 - Northern Illinois University - DeKalb
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - University of Springfield

Register Online

Click here to register online. Online registration closes one day prior to each event. There is NO cost to attend.  You may also call 618/536-7751 to register by phone.


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STEM Education Research Center

The STEM Education Research Center at SIU seeks to organize and sustain a community of faculty and staff from across the university to collaboratively prepare the next generation of STEM educators, researchers and professionals and to advance STEM literacy at the local, state and national levels through interdisciplinary and integrative strategies in research, education and service. 

Providing Special Education Behavior Assessment Training (BAT) is one of our many projects providing a comprehensive, professional learning for special education personnel on culturally responsive Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) practices and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) for students across all grade levels. Districts identified with a disproportionate rate of suspension and expulsion for students with disabilities will receive training and support on FBAs and BIPs. State-level guidelines will be developed, per 105 ILCS5/14-8.05, to address culturally responsive, evidence-based behavior interventions for students across all grade levels. 

This project is funded by the Illinois State Board of Education through an IDEA Part B Federal Grant.

Learn more about the SIU STEM Education Research Center