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CO-TOP Behavior Management 1 - 12/7

Ended Dec 17, 2020

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Full course description

This class is one of several classes provided in DCSD that implements components of the CO-TOP (Comprehensive Training of Paraeducators) Curriculum developed by the Paraprofessional Research and Resource Center, part of the School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. This class is designed to provide skill based training for Paraprofessionals who support students in inclusive classrooms, resource rooms, or in self-contained settings.  

This class was developed based on a framework and course created by the PARAprofessional Resource & Research Center ( Copyrighted content from the following class will be referenced throughout this online course.

Additional content and materials have been added to provide additional resources and information to meet the needs of Douglas County School District Paraeducators.

Class Schedule

This class will begin on Monday, December 7th and end on Thursday, December 17th. This is not a self-paced class but rather a collaborative online learning session where participants will process course material through an online collaborative discussion at times. 

Through online collaboration, you will have the opportunity to share with and learn from your colleagues, which is the most powerful part of a face-to-face class and something that we can still do in a digital platform.

A note about confidentiality...on several occasions you will be asked to share information about the behavior of a student with whom you work. Please do not use student names, initials or any other personal identifying information about your student(s). Thank you!

Thank you, in advance, for sharing and being a part of our online community!


This online course, CO-TOP Behavior Management 1, focuses on two main topics: Teaching Rules & Expectations & Understanding Behavior. The course outcomes are as follows:

Teaching Rules & Expectations

  • Explain how to establish rules, routines, and procedures for students 
  • Demonstrate how to teach rules, routines, and procedures to students

Understanding Behavior

  • Define behavior
  • Define social thinking and executive functioning
  • Identify the motivations behind behavior

Please don't hesitate to email me with any questions! 


~ Jenifer Nerwin, Learning Specialist -