Delaware Positive Behavior Support Graduate Assistantship
Delaware PBS Graduate AssistantshipPosted December 19, 2017 4:57 pm
Graduate assistants conduct school evaluations and coordinate the distribution and analysis of multiple types of data including the Delaware School Climate Survey. Students assist with professional development and learn about best practices.
The Delaware Positive Behavior Support (DE-PBS) project at the Center for Disabilities Studies focuses on creating systemic change in schools and districts. The goal is to help create and enhance school climate and safe and caring learning environments to promote the social-emotional and academic development of all children (those with and without disabilities). The project provides professional development, on-going collaboration with DE-PBS district coaches, and school evaluation to help meet this goal. Graduate assistants act as key contributors to all of these activities. They assist with preparations for trainings and meetings offered by the project, and attend these events, which allows them to meet a variety of Delaware educators and learn about current practices in Delaware schools. Additional tasks for this assistantship include: preparing for and administering school evaluations; assisting with the coordination of project events; coordinating the distribution, data collection, data entry, and analysis of data from several tools used by the project (e.g., The Delaware School Climate Survey, The Delaware Assessment of Strengths and Needs for PBS); supporting project staff with PowerPoint, poster presentations, and article submissions; and assisting with activities to support DE-PBS districts and schools.