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Dr. Wood will describe the structure of certification programs at Lehigh University. Programs rely on a tiered philosophy, viewing general and special education as a unified system offering increasingly intensive support, as needed. Tier 1 and 2 interventions are embedded in general education coursework with special education focusing on Tier 3.

Training: 2015 PA PBIS Implementers' Forum
Presenter: Dr. Brenna Wood
Date: 05/27/2015


Members of the West Chester Area School District will discuss Year One SWPBS implementation in their elementary school. The Mary C. Howse Elementary School SWPBS Core Team devised a unique and effective timeline for Tier 1 implementation in their K-5 school. We will share how MCH students Make exCellence Happen each and every day!

Training: 2017 PA PBIS Implementers Forum
Presenter: West Chester Area School District
Date: 05/16/2017

Topic: Behavior

Designed from the students’ point of view, a learning target describes exactly what students will learn during a lesson, how they will be asked to demonstrate their learning, and what will count as evidence that they have learned it. Learning targets, situated in a “learning target theory of action” (Moss & Brookhart, 2012; 2015), help students, teachers, principals, and central office administrators unify their efforts to improve teacher quality, raise student achievement, and create a culture of evidence-based, results oriented practice.

Training: Facilitating Coherence: MTSS and Formative Assessment
Presenter: Connie Moss
Date: 06/29/2015

Topic: Response to Instruction & Intervention

Fluency is an essential skill for students to develop in their mathematical learning, and it is clearly embedded in the Common Core State Standards-Mathematics. This session highlights the importance of developing fluency and automaticity with certain critical skills across all grade levels through purposeful, planned, and targeted practice techniques. Three specific instructional and practice activities will be presented to help students of all skills levels achieve the desired levels of fluency essential to the development of proficiency in mathematics.

Training: PDE Conference 2015
Presenter: Paul J. Riccomini
Date: 02/05/2015

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

Frequent formative assessment of basic skills is one of the most powerful tools in the teacher’s toolbox, especially for those students who have significant achievement discrepancies. The most scientifically sound way of doing this is with Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM). Dr. Shinn will demonstrate how to write IEP goals by determining the Present Level of Performance (PLOP) and writing goals and a Criterion for Acceptable Performance (CAP) using a normative approach. Goal setting with students who are discrepant, but not (yet) special education eligible also will be discussed.

Training: PDE Conference
Presenter: Mark Shinn, Ph.D.
Date: 02/06/2014

Topic: PDE Annual Conference

13. Mapping My Future With RENEW

Uploaded: April 8, 2016 |  0 Comments  | 

RENEW is an intensive, evidence-based intervention to support youth manifesting emotional and behavior challenges at the secondary level. This session will provide the framework of RENEW, the four phases of the process, and personal stories from implementing sites of RENEW’s impact on the lives of their students.

Training: 2016 PA PBIS Implementers Forum
Presenter: PaTTAN Educational Consultants
Date: 05/05/2016

Topic: Behavior

During this session, participants will learn about PA’s System of Care Partnership and their expansion efforts across the Commonwealth. The PA System of Care Partnership is a comprehensive collaboration among child-serving systems (Education, Behavioral Health, Juvenile Justice, Children’s Services and Drug and Alcohol) with youth and family leaders in equal partnership across the Commonwealth to integrate the systems so that desired outcomes are achieved cost effectively through evidence-based practices and natural supports. The PA System of Care Partnership focuses on 8-18 year olds and their families, who have complex behavioral health challenges along with involvement in the juvenile justice and/or child welfare systems and are in or at risk of out-of-home placement.

Training: PBIS Implementers´ Forum Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Presenter: Pat Cambri, Crystal Karenchak
Date: 05/28/2014

Topic: Behavior

Quakertown Elementary School will share their SWPBIS journey from initial set-up, to being recognized as a school implementing Tier 1 with fidelity while experiencing changeover of leadership (a middle school principal moving to elementary) but continuing to sustain practices. The presentation will also include practical tips for teams and principals that were helpful for this building in continuing implementation with a new leader.

Training: 2018 PA PBS Implementers Forum
Presenter: Quakertown Community School District
Date: 05/22/2018

Topic: Behavior

14. Effective Questioning Techniques

Uploaded: June 10, 2015 |  0 Comments  | 

This session will assist educators to implement highly effective questioning and discussion techniques that are some of the most powerful tools that we have to elicit and explore student thinking. This training is aligned to PA Core Standards and Pennsylvania’s Educator Effectiveness System.

Training: Facilitating Coherence: MTSS and Formative Assessment
Presenter: Pam Kastner
Date: 06/29/2015

Topic: Response to Instruction & Intervention

This interactive workshop will cover research-based strategies for engaging families in ways that will promote on-time high school graduation, with an acceptance letter in hand for a quality post-secondary program. Participants will assess their own practices and reflect on applying high-impact approaches in their own settings. Strategies include key messages to families about the mission of the school, working with families as key partners in monitoring and promoting student progress, creating a college-bound culture, and providing extra support to struggling students and their families.

Training: 2015 PDE Conference
Presenter: Anne Henderson
Date: 02/05/2015

Topic: PDE Annual Conference