Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)
provides technical assistance to support school districts’ systematic implementation of evidence-based practices.

Kansas CHAMPS & DSC Training Cadre

To meet the need of supporting positive student behavior throughout the school day, TASN has partnered with Dr. Randy Sprick with Safe and Civil Schools to establish a Kansas CHAMPS Trainer Cadre who can provide training to districts and schools across the state. 

The work of Dr. Randy Sprick, specific to these programs, have a strong evidence base to support the effectiveness of the programs.  The techniques and strategies utilized in these materials are well documented in the research literature, in addition to numerous published studies, and independent evaluations

Trainer lead trainings include:

CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management

CHAMPS is a comprehensive and practical book for classroom teachers who want to improve their current classroom management plan. The nine chapters lead teachers through a process of identifying and maintaining the effective aspects of their current management plan while adding and/or strengthening any missing or less-effective aspects. This resource, which is designed to be used by individual teachers or study groups, can help any teacher manage student behavior more positively and effectively.

Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (DSC)

Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (DSC) is an easy-to-use, research-based resource that supplies high school teachers with the step-by-step guidance they need to design an effective behavior management plan. The book describes proactive, positive strategies for curbing misbehavior and increasing student motivation. It includes forms, samples, and evaluation tools to aid in the effort.

ParaPro: Supporting the Instructional Process

ParaPro is an excellent resource for providing noncertified staff with the information and training they need to effectively manage student behavior in the settings they supervise. Covered topics include being part of the school team, managing small group instruction, helping in a classroom, supervising common areas, and working with an individual student.ParaPro: Supporting the Instructional Process

Training in these three areas can be accessed only through certified Kansas CHAMPS trainers. Trainers are affiliated with service centers and districts across the state. Names and contact information for all of the trainers is available on the next page titled Kansas CHAMPS Training Cadre Contacts

In addition to the instructor lead trainings, each district was provided a copy of the training kit In the Driver's Seat by KSDE in the fall of 2013.  The Director of Transportation in each district received these materials. To access this training contact your local Director of Transportation.


You've established a vision for your classroom, generated clear expectations and rules, and spent the first several weeks of school teaching those expectations and rules. As a result, your students are well behaved, respectful, responsible, and motivated. Well, almost...

There are still one or two students who are:

Interventions can help teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, and others who work with challenging students in the planning and implementing of validated, tiered strategies to increase motivation and improve behavior. 

In the Driver's Seat: A Roadmap to Managing Student Behavior on the Bus

In the Driver's Seat contains information designed to help bus drivers and classroom teachers improve student behavior on school buses. It also includes information for administrators on how to assess, revise, and implement transportation policies and practices. The program consists of two interactive CDs (Bus Driver Program and Transportation Supervisor Program) and one DVD designed for training in a group setting, as well as a user's guide and lesson plans.

For more information about how to access training, contact a trainer in your area, or contact Kevin Davis, TASN Coordination at kevin.davis@usu.edu