SSPS:Community Based Instruction

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Community Based Instruction (CBI)

Community Based Instruction (CBI) is used to teach students real-life skills under the supervision of educators. Students are able to develop age-appropriate skills that they will need to function outside of the school environment. CBI trips can be implemented in locations such as in the community and on campus. CBI trips should incorporate academic, communication and social skills. CBI can enhance the quality of life for a student and can help students to live independently. Teachers who participate in CBI activities are responsible for completing this online CBI training and submitting the questionnaire annually. This ensures that all staff understand and follow the correct procedures.

* Please note that CBI trips will be scheduled a month after school has been in session.

CBI Self Study Training

The CBI Self Study Training is designed to be downloaded and viewed at the beginning of each school year. When you have completed the training please submit the Self-Study Documentation Form.

CBI Forms

  • The Parent Notification of CBI form form can be used to inform parents of a scheduled CBI activity. By filling this form out and sending it home with students, parents will be able to ensure that their student has all necessary items for the trip.
  • The New CBI Site Survey is intended to be used whenever a teacher decides to go to a new CBI activity location. This form will help to identify potential opportunities and barriers for student practice.
  • The Student ID Cards should be in each student’s possession. The link shows an example of an ID card. Teachers can make their own to better meet students informational needs.
  • The Family Survey should be completed by parents. This survey will give teachers valuable information about opportunities for CBI activities in each student’s natural environment.
  • Elementary and Secondary charts are provided to tie IEP goals to classroom practice with suggestions of age appropriate CBI activities.