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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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SEL is Here to Support You

Learn about levels of support and professional development available for schools, teams or teachers from our social-emotional learning (SEL) specialists and behavior specialists. Read the process for accessing these staff and supports, and how to use the online ibestt web portal to help us help you best! 

Learn about the levels of support and professional development available for schools, teams or teachers from our social-emotional learning (SEL) specialists and behavior specialists. Please read the process for accessing these staff and supports, and how to use the online ibestt (Integrating Behavior Support and Team Technology) web portal to help us help you best!  

SEL Specialists Can Assist You With:

  • Setting up Tier 1 systems in your building.

  • Coaching teachers on Tier 1 instructional practices.

  • Training school teams on the Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) process and in developing Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs).

  • Consulting – if your team has already conducted an FBA and BIP and would simply like our team to review it and/or consult with your team on the development or revision of the plan, we can also provide that. 

  • Provide professional development on topics related to PBIS, Culturally Responsive SEL, Compassion Fatigue, and other SEL topics. 

  • Provide support with developing and implementing Tier 2 and 3 team processes.

To access SEL specialist support, please email sel@highlineschools.org

Behavior Specialists Can Assist You With:

  • Developing FBAs and BIPs for students who need Tier 3 support.

  • Modeling how to implement the BIP using a gradual release to support the teachers with implementing the BIP.

  • Providing feedback on Tier 1 classroom systems they observe while in the class.

Access & Availability of Behavior Specialist Support:

Note: Please be aware that our team consists of only four behavior specialists. All requests for support will be responded to as soon as possible, reviewed weekly as a team, and assigned a behavior specialist as available. In the event of demand greater than our capacity, school teams will be provided training on how to create and implement an FBA/BIP if they have not done so already. In an effort to create sustainable systems of support, all cases assigned a behavior specialist will also be assigned a SEL specialist to collaborate with your Tiered teams. 

Before requesting behavior specialist support, please refer to the ibestt website for resources to consider as you analyze Tier 1 structures in place in this classroom. It will also be important to ensure you have accessed your in-building MTSS Tier 2/3 Team Processes. 

If, after utilizing your in-building MTSS Tier 2/3 Team Processes, you need more support for a specific student and teacher, please utilize the ibestt system to request support. 

The classroom teacher should follow the instructions below to request behavior specialist support using the ibestt system:

  1. Watch this 3 minute video, which describes how to set up an account and complete the “REQUEST HELP" page and provides an overview of what you can expect during this coaching process.

  2. To begin the process, log onto ibestt from any device.

  3. Click the “Create an Account" link at the bottom of the page, and enter the following password: HighlineSEL

  4. Use your Highline Public Schools email to create an account, using any password you want.

  5. When you are done creating the account, you will automatically be brought to the “REQUEST HELP" page. Complete and submit this page!