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Defusing Disruptive Behavior

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Defusing Disruptive Behavior

August 6 - August 7

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Anchored to core features of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and reflective of the effective responses flowchart, Defusing Disruptive Behavior focuses on understanding the behaviors of students who struggle in school. Division- and school-based leadership teams and selected teacher leaders will learn to support students more effectively in the classroom through the use of evidence-based strategies.

Learning Intentions:

Participants will:

  • be able to identify functions of behavior and understand the importance of function-based interventions;
  • understand the importance of building, maintaining, and repairing relationships within the classroom;
  • reflect on their beliefs about and responses to behavior and how that influences student behaviors;
  • understand the phases of the escalation cycle and strategies that correspond with each phase to support staff and students; and
  • gain a better understanding of interventions and how to use them in response to behavior.

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 educators in any division in Virginia.
August 6
August 7
Check-in Start: 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
Session Start: 9:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m.
Session Ends: 4:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

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How to Register:

Attendees will register at the registration siteThe deadline for registering is Monday, July 15, 2019.

Please contact Jennifer Weatherly with any questions about registration at (804-828-1482) or ude.u1561448110cv@jy1561448110lreht1561448110aew1561448110.

As a professional courtesy, if you are unable to attend, please contact us as soon as possible at ude.u1561448110cv@ci1561448110rsstv1561448110.


Continental breakfast and lunch are provided on both days.

Lodging Details

All attendees are responsible for all travel expenses, including lodging and mileage. 


Reservations link: Reserve here
Reservations by phone: Dial 1-800-222-8733; Room block – “Defusing Disruptive Behaviors”
Deadline to make reservations: 7/6/19
Reservations cancellation deadline: Refer to your reservation confirmation email.
Dates of room block: August 5 and 6
State Per Diem rate: $130 (plus tax)

Check-in time: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out time: 11:00 a.m.
(Please plan to check out of the hotel before then.)

VDOE/VTSS blocked rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity has been reached. Once the block is full, additional rooms cannot be added. All attendees are responsible for all travel expenses, including lodging and mileage. The applicable state rate on the date of check-in is offered for single, double, triple or quad overnight room accommodations.

You must guarantee your reservation with your personal/school credit card. 

If you find you cannot attend the event, you must cancel the lodging reservations the day prior to arrival to avoid being charged one night’s room + taxes. Rooms that are not cancelled in time on the day prior to arrival (“no shows”) will be billed to your personal/school credit card.


August 6
August 7
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville
990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
(434) 973-2121


(804) 828-1482