Professional development opportunity for education technicians working with students with challenging behaviors

Please note the original location of the Oct. 25 training has changed and will now be held in Brewer. As of Oct. 5, the Oct. 24 session remains open; all slots have been filled for Oct. 25.

The Maine DOE’s Special Services division will provide a free, professional development opportunity for education technicians working within special education. For convenience, the one-day training will occur in two separate locations in October.

  • Oct. 24 at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Avenue in Portland
  • Oct. 25 at Jeff’s Catering Banquet and Convention Center, 15 Littlefield Way in Brewer (new location – registration closed)

Both trainings are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with a working lunch provided at 11:30 a.m.

The day’s agenda will include guest speakers’ input on the following discussions:

  •  What is my responsibility in implementing an Individualized Education Program (IEP)?
  • Core characteristics of ASD, ED and OHI
  • Implementing educational and behavioral accommodations
  • Using prompting, chaining, task analysis reinforcement and visual supports
  • What is a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)?
  • Where do you go from here?

This professional development opportunity is funded via the Maine State Personnel Development Grant.

Click here to register: Please direct questions regarding this opportunity to Maine DOE’s Sheryl Banden at or 624-6658.