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This training is a Train The Trainer event with critical information for the administration of the 2013 Keystone Exams. It is required that each LEA participating in the 2012/2013 Keystone Exams send at least one representative to a training session. It is expected that the representative deliver the information presented to their coordinators and administrators. The Keystone Exams are end-of-course assessments designed to assess proficiency in the subject areas of Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Literature, English Composition, Biology, Chemistry, U.S. History, World History, and Civics and Government. The Keystone Exams are one component of Pennsylvania’s new system of high school graduation requirements. Keystone Exams will help school districts guide students toward meeting state standards.


Training: 2013 Keystone Administration Training Sessions
Presenter: Kevin Trenholm ( DRC ) and PDE Representative
Date: 04/16/2013

Topic: Progress Monitoring

The era of increased accountability and diminished resources in education necessitate that systems collect, analyze, and share results of education initiatives to constituent members. PBIS is grounded in the practice of monitoring important outcomes to gauge effectiveness of interventions and make appropriate modifications to better meet students’ needs. Therefore, PBIS lends itself to meeting the demands of increased accountability with limited resources. Participants will learn how aggregated data are used to sustain and expand PBIS, given the strong association observed between high fidelity implementation and decreases in disruptive behavior and rates of suspension with concurrent increases in instructional time and academic performance. Logic for following this same framework at the local level will be presented so that schools and districts can maximize their existing data to garner the resources necessary to sustain and expand PBIS.


Training: PBIS Implementers’ Forum Going to Scale with 3-Tiered Logic: Expansion with Fidelity
Presenter: Timothy Runge
Date: 05/29/2013

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Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV began implementation of the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) model in its multi-district emotional support programs during the 2010-2011 school year. The CPS model is a promising Tier 2/3 preventative approach that has been implemented successfully in psychiatric and therapeutic settings to de-escalate exceptionally challenging behavior. The model provides educators with alternative instructional and behavior management techniques which augment the universal school-wide positive behavior support system. The CPS model emphasizes emotion regulation and evaluates the underlying cognitive skills necessary for problem-solving. This session focuses on the implementation components of the model including the professional development framework, integration of coaching and debriefing sessions, utilization of office discipline referral data, and post-implementation outcomes.


Training: PBIS Implementers’ Forum Going to Scale with 3-Tiered Logic: Expansion with Fidelity
Presenter: Rhett Fertig, Beth Glew, David Rodgers, Curt Springer
Date: 05/29/2013

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This session addresses the common elements of the three national intervention models espoused by: the American School Counselor Association, Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The session presenter will situate the intervention models within a comprehensive school change initiative utilizing a conceptual metaphor: “a lighthouse.” Session participants will have the opportunity to engage in reflective activities for applying the components of these models at their home site.


Training: PBIS Implementers’ Forum Going to Scale with 3-Tiered Logic: Expansion with Fidelity
Presenter: John Richford
Date: 05/29/2013

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This session features one school district’s history with implementing PBIS, including the ups and downs associated with improving fidelity of implementation. The presenters will disclose lessons learned from successes, trials and errors, and restarts associated with solidifying universal supports for all students as well as establishing next steps with Tier 2 interventions for students who require additional supports. This session will also feature the district’s efforts to install universal screeners for behavioral supports and bullying prevention efforts. Participants will benefit from lessons learned from this district’s core team.


Training: PBIS Implementers’ Forum Going to Scale with 3-Tiered Logic: Expansion with Fidelity
Presenter: Erin Cernuska, Nicole Eckley, Karent Krisch
Date: 05/29/2013

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This session will provide an overview of two different alternative education schools, The Devereux Day School and The Lighthouse Academy. Each school will explain how they started with Tier 1, universal support. Through data, each program will further describe the use of a multi-tiered approach to support student behavior at Tier 2. Finally, The Lighthouse Academy
will focus on Tier 3 supports, providing considerations for how alternative education settings can implement preventive and intervening behavioral strategies and programs within a multi-tiered framework.


Training: PBIS Implementers’ Forum Going to Scale with 3-Tiered Logic: Expansion with Fidelity
Presenter: Kahn, Neill, Pons, Thomas, Wujcik
Date: 05/29/2013

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There is increasing recognition that effective strategies to assist youth and promote their mental health and success in school, rests on a “shared agenda” involving genuine collaboration among leaders and staff from mental health and school systems, along with youth, families, and other stakeholders. Collaboration across varying professional groups, and with families and youth, represents the spirit of school mental health (SMH) programs that emphasize partnerships between schools and communities to implement comprehensive supports and services. As research advances strategies for effective SMH, the role of collaboration in this work is in need of attention. Such collaboration plausibly underpins well-functioning programs and effective services, yet the research literature on SMH collaboration is limited. This session will focus on describing the role of collaboration in SMH, highlighting relevant research findings, and discussing related next steps for practice, program evaluation, and research.


Training: PBIS Implementers’ Forum Going to Scale with 3-Tiered Logic: Expansion with Fidelity
Presenter: Elizabeth Mellin
Date: 05/29/2013

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What are the common threads between SWPBIS, Character Education, SAP, Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII), and Reality Tour? The session presenters will provide an explanation of their foundation of support systems for all students and families within the school community. This session will feature key elements in the blending of all available support systems in order to meet the needs of students in a cohesive and comprehensive manner. Media used to illustrate SWPBIS and Character Education will be shared.


Training: PBIS Implementers’ Forum Going to Scale with 3-Tiered Logic: Expansion with Fidelity
Presenter: Banasick, Dvorchak, Patrick, Zimmer
Date: 05/29/2013

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This session features how McKinley Elementary School integrated PBIS and the Olweus Anti-Bullying Program. By finding the nexus between the two programs, McKinley was able to leverage the structures of PBIS and Olweus to proactively reduce bullying behaviors. Interventions provided through both frameworks provided a supportive foundation to improve school climate and culture. The strategies utilized to forge this connection will be shared during this session.


Training: PBIS Implementers’ Forum Going to Scale with 3-Tiered Logic: Expansion with Fidelity
Presenter: Charles William Lentz
Date: 05/29/2013

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During this session the participants will learn strategies that have been employed at McKinley Elementary School to engage parents in PBIS and to enhance the sense of community, which is central to the development of universal, Tier 1 supports for all students. By fostering parental involvement and increasing the numbers of parents involved in the school community in a wide variety of ways, the presenter will feature how the school enhanced community relations and levels of authentic student engagement. The presenter will feature how parents have been involved in school programs, clubs and activities, tutorial programs, and before/after school activities.


Training: PBIS Implementers’ Forum Going to Scale with 3-Tiered Logic: Expansion with Fidelity
Presenter: Charles William Lentz
Date: 05/29/2013

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