Mary Furbush , Ed.D.
Executive Director Administration

Instructional support is a service delivery model that provides staff development, coaching and other teaching supports for staff in member districts. Services are provided to students, general and special education teachers and building teams throughout the school year.

The CASE Instructional Support Team (IST) supports educators in providing the tools, coaching, and environmental modifications to improve outcomes of students with challenging needs. They provide member districts with academic/behavior interventions for classrooms, teams, or individuals. IST Facilitators are committed to evidence-based practices and a pro-active, collaborative approach. Team members have extensive training in problem solving, research based interventions, and applied behavior analysis. The IST uses a multidisciplinary problem solving process to identify need, analyze data, collaborate on intervention planning, and continually work towards student success.

Services and supports have included the following:

  • Family visits/training
  • FBA/BIP/behavior observations, data collection
  • VB-MAPP training, coaching, modeling, implementation
  • Effective classroom management techniques (I.e. CHAMPS)
  • Safety/evacuation plan creation and consultation
  • IEP attendance/support
  • PBIS coaching/implementation
  • PECS implementation analysis
  • Implementation of school-wide social emotional standards
  • Life Space Crisis (LSCI) training/modeling
  • TEACCH training and implementation
  • Inclusion planning and support
  • Bullying prevention and restorative justice
  • Supported classroom development and evaluation
  • Transition planning between school placements
  • Assistive technology assessment, coaching and implementation
  • Use of classroom/student technologies (UDL)
  • Designing and delivering specific professional development upon request
  • Designing and supporting curriculum initiatives
  • Assessment training and support (DML)
  • Formative assessment training and supports to inform instruction
  • Classroom accommodations/differentiation (behavior, learning disabilities, physical handicaps etc.)
  • Mentoring/coaching
  • Training paraprofessionals (group SIP day)/individual)
  • Connecting staff to outside resources
  • Data collection and analysis support, instructional interventions, and fidelity monitoring
  • Consultative/problem solving of individual student needs (I.e complex mobility needs)
  • Substitute teaching for high needs classrooms
  • Direct Instruction coaching/modeling
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training/modeling

Additional trainings as well as supports for individual students and/or classroom teachers are being developed in response to district needs. The IST works closely with district staff and administrators throughout the school year so that services are personalized to staff needs as well as building and district environments.


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