Introduction to CHAMPS and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom

Saturday, October 7, 2023
7 am to 2 pm PT / 8 am to 3 pm MT / 9 am to 4 pm CT / 10 am to 5 pm ET (includes a one-hour lunch break)

Presented by Jessica Sprick

CHAMPS for grades K–8 and DSC (Discipline in the Secondary Classroom) for grades 9–12 are proactive, positive, and instructional approaches to classroom management. Improving student behavior requires teachers and other staff who understand how to implement a variety of practical strategies to promote responsible behavior and improve student motivation. Learn ways to support the wide range of students in your classroom, including those who have experienced significant trauma, students with identified disabilities, and students who do the bare minimum just to get by. Learn how to teach all students to behave in a responsible manner, improve behavior in transitions, reduce off-task behavior during instructional activities, and use positive feedback and corrective consequences more effectively. This session will also provide strategies for organizing your classroom for student success, communicating and following through with clear expectations for student behavior, and motivating students to do their best.

Included Book: CHAMPS or DSC

To register with a purchase order, download the registration form here and send it along with a copy of your signed PO.


V CH DSC Oct 2023
For Grades:
  • Jessica Sprick
  • Randy Sprick
  • Jacob Edwards
  • Cristy Coughlin


Virtual Courses FAQs

  • Live virtual courses will be conducted via Zoom. Once your order is confirmed, please look for an email from Zoom that contains your unique link to join the course. Contact us if you don’t receive the link.
  • Course price is for a single registrant seat and includes a copy of CHAMPS or DSC
  • Please include the email address and shipping address for each individual registrant during checkout.
  • Graduate-level professional development credit is available for this course through UMass Global. Click here to learn more.
  • Questions about this course? Please email or call 866.542.1490.
  • Books will ship to arrive by Monday, October 2. If your book does not arrive by this time, use the Virtual Course Help form to let us know.
  • Because books will be shipped to participants, there will be a $150 processing fee for any cancellations or refunds. No cancellations or refunds will be possible after September 20.
  • Seats are limited. Register by September 20  for best rate. Registration deadline is September 27, 2023, or when course fills. (For addresses outside the United States, register by September 13).
  • Jessica Sprick

    Jessica Sprick is a consultant and presenter for Safe & Civil Schools and a writer for Ancora Publishing. Ms. Sprick has been a special education teacher for students with behavioral needs and Dean of Students at the middle school level. Her practical experience working with special and general education students and staff, along with strong training in positive behavior support techniques, drives her passion to help school personnel develop and implement effective classroom management plans.

  • Randy Sprick

    Randy Sprick has worked as a paraprofessional, teacher, and teacher trainer at the elementary and secondary levels. Author of a number of widely read books on behavior and classroom management, Randy is former director of Safe & Civil Schools, a consulting company that provides inservice programs throughout the country. Although Randy is largely retired, his Safe & Civil Schools colleagues continue the work of helping large and small school districts improve student behavior and motivation. Efficacy of that work is documented in peer-reviewed research, and Safe & Civil Schools materials are listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Randy was the recipient of the 2007 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Direct Instruction Hall of Fame, along with numerous other awards and honors.

  • Jacob Edwards

    Jacob Edwards began his career in education teaching chemistry and biology in the inner city of Los Angeles. Fueled by the belief that all students deserve an equitable, quality education, Jacob became a school leader, where he honed his ability to lead diverse teams of staff and students, improve instructional practices, and establish systems to build positive school culture. Jacob went on to become the founding principal at a middle school in Watts, California, and later led transformation efforts at a middle school in Memphis, Tennessee. Most recently, Jacob joined the Safe & Civil Schools team to continue to improve educational outcomes for all students by working with educators across a variety of school settings.

  • Cristy Coughlin

    Cristy Coughlin holds a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Oregon and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Western Michigan University. She has worked as a First Step coach, school-based behavioral consultant, and program evaluator for educational projects based in the United States, Australia, and Africa. Her areas of expertise are oriented around educational assessment, applied behavior analysis, and translating educational research to practice.