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The Fall Training schedule features a list of the 4 courses and the user types
This course is offered for any other school staff participating in the Community Work Transition Project. This registration includes CWTP 101.
The Fall Training schedule features a list of the 4 courses and the user types
This course is required for all Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors participating in the Community Work Transition Project. This registration includes CWTP 101, CWTP 102 as well as Sandy's Session. Any individual employed by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation- most will have a school district participating in the Community Work Transition Program on their case-load.
The Fall Training schedule features a list of the 4 courses and the user types
This course is required for all CWTP Primary Contacts participating in the Community Work Transition Project. This registration includes CWTP 101 and CWTP 104. Individual that collaborates with the Employment Specialists, reads the monthly notes and quarterly billing sent to them by the Employment Specialists, sign them and send to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation for payment of authorized services.
The Fall Training schedule features a list of the 4 courses and the user types
This course is required for all returning employment specialists participating in the Community Work Transition Project. This registration includes CWTP 101, CWTP 103 and CWTP 104. Individual providing services to students participating in the Community Work Transition Program. This individual has attended a two day Mandatory Employment Specialist Training in the past.
The Fall Training schedule features a list of the 4 courses and the user types
This course is required for all new employment specialists participating in the Community Work Transition Project. This registration includes CWTP 101 and CWTP 102. Individual that was recently hired by the school system to provide services to students participating in the CWTP. This individual has not attended a mandatory 2 day training for New Employment Specialists.
The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
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Family Interaction Training (FIT) Training is a set of three modules (ECE 104, 105, & 106) based on an evidence-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) course.  These courses provide information to help early care and education providers learn Key Concepts and Strategies of FIT. The modules and videos provide an overview of how to work with families on each of the strategies and how to apply these principles to your own early care and education setting. The goal of FIT is to share the evidence-based practice that promotes positive behaviors in young children.
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Family Interaction Training (FIT) Training is a set of three modules (ECE 104, 105, & 106) based on an evidence-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) course.  These courses provide information to help early care and education providers learn Key Concepts and Strategies of FIT. The modules and videos provide an overview of how to work with families on each of the strategies and how to apply these principles to your own early care and education setting. The goal of FIT is to share the evidence-based practice that promotes positive behaviors in young children.
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Family Interaction Training (FIT) Training is a set of three modules (ECE 104, 105, & 106) based on an evidence-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) course.  These courses provide information to help early care and education providers learn Key Concepts and Strategies of FIT. The modules and videos provide an overview of how to work with families on each of the strategies and how to apply these principles to your own early care and education setting. The goal of FIT is to share the evidence-based practice that promotes positive behaviors in young children.
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The overarching purpose is to give genetic counselors tools to assess the administration of genetic screening and testing in the context of the disability rights movement, to recognize what constitutes balanced information, and to promote culturally competent practice as well as client-centered, informed, non- coercive and value-based decision-making.

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This course gives an overview of various technologies for working remotely. We will review available programs, and what we can do to ensure the technology is accessible to all.
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This course will review the requirements for child care to reopen in June 2020, including:
  • the current regulations on healthy and clean environments,
  • the new enhanced regulations for childcare programs open during the COVID19 state of emergency, and
  • a refresher course on mandatory reporting of child abuse.
This course should take 30 minutes to complete. All program staff must complete before the program re-opens.
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This training for employers provides information and resources to identify and support employees with substance use disorders (SUD).  Participants will learn ways to create an environment that minimizes the impact of SUD on the workplace, while reducing stigma and barriers to successful treatment for employees.
The course catalog image for PHT 205 features an infant with Down syndrome wrapped in a white blanket.
⚕️ Target Audience: Medical Professionals and Medical Students. This course employs an interactive resource to educate clinicians on how to give a postnatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, using two simulated sessions with a patient and her husband.
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⚕️ Target Audience: Medical Professionals. This course employs Brighter Tomorrows, an interactive resource to educate clinicians on how to give a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, using two simulated sessions with a high-risk patient and her husband.
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This training session is designed for Kentucky Credentialed Trainers who are looking for best practice recommendations on how to develop online early care and education training sessions.  This training session assumes that the learner has basic knowledge on how to create training plans and computer skills.
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This course will give educators 1) an overview of what co-teaching is 2) how to establish a partnership 3) approaches 4) effective planning 5) instructional strategies and finally 6) using PDSA.
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Trainer Connections Online Community is designed to be a living hub of information and collegial networking to support trainers in their ongoing journey to provide high quality training to ECE professionals.  Here you will find content, discussion boards and resources from Trainer Connections events held all across the state on various topics relevant to early childhood education and adult learning.  We hope that trainers will visit frequently and contribute often to make this a vibrant community of learners who support each other in a variety of ways.
⚕️ Target Audience: Volunteers and staff at local advocacy organizations who want to undergo training to become Prenatal Outreach Representatives. This course is designed to train Prenatal Outreach Representatives about how to build ongoing and professional relationships with local medical providers as part of a medical outreach program at a local advocacy organization. Hours: 2.5
This 17-hour hybrid course is designed to assist trainers in demonstrating competence in the implementation of principles, tips & techniques for training the adult learner. Please view the description below for dates and face-to-face information.
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⚕️ Target Audience: advocacy organization leaders and medical outreach supervisors This course is designed to train medical outreach supervisors/staff at advocacy organizations about how to build solid, professional prenatal medical outreach programs. Hours: 2.5
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In this online course, trainers will learn the importance of polling and assessment and will get a brief introduction to several types of polling and assessment tools that can be used in training sessions.
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The Supported Employment Core Training Series is required for all who provide direct service of supported employment in Kentucky. It is open to anyone interested in learning more about supported employment. This Series consists of 3 Sessions:  Session 1: 3 online courses SETP 101, 102, 103; Session 2: held in person; and Session 3: held in person. Note: Due to COVID-19 the September/October sessions will be held live via Zoom rather than in person. We will await guidance before making a decision for later events. Please use code “SETP-Check” upon registration as the fee has been waived while occurring on Zoom.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 2-hour course will introduce you to the general characteristics of children with a visual impairment, and describe how you can include children with a visual impairment in your early care and education setting.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education Trainers. Number of Hours: 2 Hours- How to Train Adults. This session is for trainers who are not sure where to get started and need guidance for developing online training content. We will walk through a problem-based solution for developing content that incorporates the Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes staff need to change practice. During this online training session, you will have the opportunity to follow a trainer through all steps of planning a training session. 
⚕️ Target Audience: Medical and genetics professionals and students This course is for medical and genetics professionals and students to better understand the outcomes for people with Down syndrome and other genetic conditions as impacted by improved access to supports and services over the past 50 years. Hours: 1.5
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This 1.5-hour course is for First Steps providers only. Participants will learn about the role of KY’s Early Childhood Standards for children aged birth to three years, in relation to your assessments, measurement of child progress, and federal funding for First Steps.
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In this course, trainers will explore best practice strategies and technologies for creating real handouts. Handouts that 1) complement your session and 2) create a powerful reference for session participants. Successful completion of this course will be the submission of an effective, powerful handout. Number of clock hours: 2 Cost: $20
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This course is a prerequisite for applying for a Kentucky Trainers Credential Levels 1-5 and specialty.
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This course reviews preparation for a student as they prepare to transition from high school into employment. In addition, how support organizations fit into the broader picture of transition, and how Kentucky has used opportunities like the Workforce Innovations Opportunities Act (WIOA) to broaden our supports to youth with disabilities.
This course shows the parents of children with significant disabilities how to start preparing for meaningful employment throughout the school years. We outline what competitive employment means, how to create a vision statement for the future, how to explore and develop works skills and talents, how to address concerns, and what resources you can use to help your child achieve his or her dreams.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. Third in a three-part course series. This one hour course explains how child care providers can take steps to prevent challenging behavior from happening in the first place. These steps can lead to a reduction in external transitions. This third and final module of the series uses examples and ideas to explain how to work with children showing challenging behavior.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. First in a two-part series. This three hour course examines the impact of external transition. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. Second in a three-part course series. This one hour course examines how moving from one child care setting to another has an impact on child care programs. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.
👩‍👧 Target Audience: Early Care and Education Professionals 🏆 One Hour Course 👍 Universal Design Strategies First in a three-part course series. This one hour course examines how moving from one child care setting to another has an impact on both children and families. Children in early child care settings experience transitions for various reasons. Research suggests that external, center-to-other-setting transitions can have negative impacts on young children, families, and child care centers.
The Preservice Health Training (PHT) modules were designed to educate student and practicing primary care providers about working with individuals having developmental disabilities.  As you work through each case, you make decisions about how to conduct the examination, as well as answer specific questions related to developing a treatment plan.
In designing the individual case modules included in this program, our goal has been to teach several core objectives regarding treating persons with developmental disabilities in a health care environment. While in many ways these are similar to the objectives that are taught student dentists for the treatment of any patient, we believe that they bear specific relevance to the needs of persons with disabilities.
The Preservice Health Training (PHT) Modules were designed to improve students' and practicing clinicians' comfort level and knowledge for working with patients who have developmental disabilities. The modules were produced in response to the continuing disparity in access to quality healthcare experienced by this patient population.
The Preservice Health Training (PHT) Modules were designed to improve students' and practicing clinicians' comfort level and knowledge for working with patients who have developmental disabilities. The modules were produced in response to the continuing disparity in access to quality healthcare experienced by this patient population. In this case the patient, Julia, is being seen for a well-child visit. The actor playing Julia is an individual with Down syndrome.
The Preservice Health Training (PHT) Modules were designed to improve students' and practicing clinicians' comfort level and knowledge for working with patients who have developmental disabilities. The modules were produced in response to the continuing disparity in access to quality healthcare experienced by this patient population. The patient is played by a child who was born prematurely, and the mother is played by her real mom.
The Preservice Health Training (PHT) Modules were designed to improve students' and practicing clinicians' comfort level and knowledge for working with patients who have developmental disabilities. The modules were produced in response to the continuing disparity in access to quality healthcare experienced by this patient population.  In this case the patient, Julia, is being seen for a well-child visit. The actor playing Julia is an individual with Down syndrome.
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The Introductory Preservice Health Training modules are designed to provide an overview of treating individuals with developmental disabilities. The Bryan Case features an individual with cerebral palsy (CP) whose presenting issues are confounded with communication difficulties and conditions that frequently co-occur in patients with CP. Related medical issues are briefly described to alert the medical provider to possible needs for additional information. The tutorials use multi-media, virtual patient instruction.
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The Introductory Preservice Health Training modules are designed to provide an overview of treating individuals with developmental disabilities. The Jay case presents a child with autism. In this case, communication challenges are paramount. Behaviors that co-occur for some children with autism are both modeled and described. The tutorials use multi-media, virtual patient instruction.
In designing the individual case modules included in this program, our goal has been to teach several core objectives regarding treating persons with developmental disabilities in a health care environment. While in many ways these are similar to the objectives that are taught student dentists for the treatment of any patient, we believe that they bear specific relevance to the needs of persons with disabilities.
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This 2.5 hour course serves as an introduction to the concepts of Universal Design and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) for professional development. In addition to introducing foundational concepts, this session offers participants examples of how to incorporate UDL into their practices, as well as “take-away” strategies and additional resources for further exploration.
The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
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Transition 102: Important Predictors for Post-School Success describes the strongest, evidence-based correlates of post-school competitive employment for youth with intellectual  and developmental disabilities.  The second part of the module discusses four additional variables related to successful  transitions for students with significant disabilities, and highlights the resources available to educators and other professionals in Kentucky in putting these predictor variables into practice.
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This course provides an overview of the current status of employment outcomes for youths with intellectual and developmental disabilities in KY, the key steps in the transition process itself, the legal requirements and the roles of each agency, types of employment available (competitive, supported, and customized), and the development of measurable post-secondary goals for transition-age youth.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This one hour training module is intended to help professionals engage children in meaningful play experiences. This course will offer evidence-based information and short vignettes to demonstrate intentional teaching strategies when engaging young children in play.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 5-hour online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the HELP®, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use for KY First Steps providers and published by VORT Corporation.
Target Audience: 👩‍👧 Early Care and Education. This 6-hour online course fulfills the mandatory orientation requirement for early care and education professionals in Kentucky.
These modules will give you an introduction to child development and ask you to consider how you can incorporate this information in to your work with young children and their families.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 4-hour online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the CCITSN, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use for KY First Steps providers and published by Brookes Publishing.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. In this online training, administrators will learn how to create video clips and talking pictures that can be used to: 1) demonstrate best practices; 2) strengthen effectiveness of classroom observation and staff coaching; and 3) expand opportunities to document children's learning and share with families.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 1-hour course is an introduction to creating accessible spaces for children with special needs in early care settings. The course includes interactive, low budget ideas for successfully integrating children with special needs in all areas and activities. This course explores various ways to improve room arrangement for inclusive activities.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This 1-hour course is an introduction to understanding self-regulation in young children.
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Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This course will introduce you to the general characteristics of children with Down syndrome, outline what inclusion means, and then describe how you can include children with Down syndrome in your early care and education setting.
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Putting FET to Work is an 7-hour online learning experience that helps you design a training plan on a topic of your choosing. Upon completion, you will have a new, custom training session that you can begin training on immediately.
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In this one hour online course, learners will use low-tech and free options to create and share pictures with audio to enhance professional development. Participants will apply what they learn to create their own photo with audio.
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PowerPoint is the most frequently used training aid, but often the most under-used. Understand the advanced features you've dared not tried but wish you knew how to use! Practice using these for creating not only effective but Powerful presentations.
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In this session, learners will gain a better understanding of what low-tech and free or low cost options are available to enhance professional development and increase retention.
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In this three-hour course, learners will examine 4 tools you can use to develop and deliver online presentations. Learners will then be required to develop a presentation using each tool, as well as a final application activity.
This series of professional development modules focuses on basic elements of supporting communication and language development in students who do not use oral speech and who also may have intellectual disabilities.
These modules will give you an introduction to language development & communication and ask you to consider how you can incorporate this information in to your work with young children and their families.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. In this one hour online course, learners will be introduced to the 5 evidence based behaviors comprising the 5-2-1-0 message and complete the Let's Move Child Care checklist. Content will focus on how the behaviors can be supported in the Early Care and Education classroom through practice, policy and environment modifications.
These modules will give you an introduction to physical Well-Being and social emotional development and ask you to consider how you can incorporate this information in to your work with young children and their families.
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This one hour training is an overview of how earned income may affect eligibility for an entitlement to social security disability benefits and supplemental security income.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This one hour training module is intended to help professionals engage children in meaningful play experiences. This course will offer evidence-based information and short vignettes to demonstrate intentional teaching strategies when engaging young children in play.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This brief introduction to the Kentucky All STARS standards is a required training in order to be eligible to receive quality incentives in the ALL STARS quality rating and improvement system.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This two hour online course explains healthy eating best practices. The content focuses on increasing knowledge and awareness of healthy practices and their impact on young children. During this session participants are expected to increase their knowledge, awareness and motivations to work towards healthy change.
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Laugh to Learn is a module for ECE Credentialed Trainers only based on Training Aids from Beyond Fundamentals of Effective Training. It uses guided, online instruction and independent practice toward skill application. Upon completion of the Learning Log and development of a humorous training activity, certified trainers earn 3 clock hours of “how to train other adults.”
The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. In this two hour online course, learners will understand best practices for physical activity for children birth through school age.
👩‍👦 Target Audience: Early Care and Education. 🌟 Kentucky All STARS: Introduction to the Environment Rating Scales (ERS) is a course designed for all those caring for young children.  It looks at the foundation of the ERS, how the different ERS scales are set up into Subscales, Items and Indicators.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This two hour online course explains healthy eating best practices. The content focuses on increasing knowledge and awareness of healthy practices and their impact on young children. During this session participants are expected to increase their knowledge, awareness and motivations to work towards healthy change.
Participants will recognize the benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and babies and explore ways supporting breastfeeding can enhance their program or family child care home.
Target Audience: Early Care and Education. This one hour training module is intended to help professionals engage children in meaningful play experiences. This course will offer evidence-based information and short vignettes to demonstrate intentional teaching strategies when engaging young children in play.  
This 4 hour online course introduces providers to the administration and scoring of the CCPSN, a curriculum-based assessment approved for use by Kentucky and published by Brookes Publishing. You will have 90 days to complete this online course.
This module is designed to help give guidance to ARC members when completing the Participation Guidelines for the Kentucky Alternate Assessment.
This module includes information regarding requirements for the Cap on the percentage of students who may be assessed with an Alternate Assessment aligned with alternate academic achievement standards.
The Alternate Assessment Participation Guidelines is intended to help guide an ARC in determining whether the Kentucky Alternate Assessment (Alternate K-Prep) based on alternate achievement standards, is the most appropriate assessment for an individual student with the most significant cognitive disability.
This module describes how a district can use a variety of data sources to understand and describe the students who typically participate in the alternate assessment.
👩‍👦 This online course provides an overview of the billing process for the Child Care Assistance Program including information on completing the DCC 94E (Daily Attendance Sheet). Emphasis will be on completing the provider billing form and reviewing the necessary requirements of the billing process.
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The goals of this course are to 1) describe the rationale for the use of visual supports 2) identify the components of visual supports in the classroom3) develop, organize, and implement visual supports in the classroom and 4) develop, implement, and track outcomes of visual supports.
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A functional behavior assessment can be used when the intensity, duration, or type of interfering behavior creates safety concerns or impacts a child’s development. In this course you will explore a module hosted through AFIRM.
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In this course, you will identify types of data collection systems and use data to make informed decisions for students with moderate to severe disabilities.
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There needs to be a willingness to follow through, to be consistent and to change program when it is not working.  This may mean to seek assistance from a support person in your district to ensure we are teaching students alternative ways to respond to stress and emotions.
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Building teacher and paraprofessional teams is key to creating a positive work environment and a positive learning environment for students.
Paraprofessionals are an essential part of the team to support student learning; make sure paraprofessionals are made to feel valuable on a daily basis.
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This course provides various examples of instructional strategies that you may use as a starting point in planning appropriate programming for your students. The content is not intended to be fully inclusive.
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Prompting is an effective practice to increase the success and generalizability of target skills or behaviors for learners with autism. In this course, you will explore two external courses to learn more about promoting and how to apply prompting in activities.
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Literacy is the ability to read and interact with book and text materials. But how do we include children with disabilities who are unable to access traditional reading materials? Through the information presented in this course, you will understand the components of literacy for students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities.
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Scheduling for students with significant intellectual disabilities can be a daunting task especially since we often don’t have control over changes to the master schedule.  This is compounded in most cases by teachers serving multiple grade and ability levels. It is very important to “hit the ground” running with a well-planned schedule at the beginning of each year so that bad habits aren’t formed and routines are clearly established for students and adults.