PAPBS Network Implementers Forum

2017 Session Descriptions & Handouts

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Please note: Session handouts will be posted as they become available.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – Make Every Instructional Moment Count

Opening Keynote Address: 8:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

1. Focus on the Moments!

Consider that there are 23,363 schools using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. That is approximately 11,762,345 students receiving supports within a PBIS framework (pbis.org). Each student attends approximately 180 days per school year which translates to 950 hours or 57,000 minutes of instruction (www.centerforpubliceducation.org). This equates to 670,453,665,000 moments per student per year. Education is a profession with challenges and demands every minute; a high rate of decision-making every minute; and, high stakes. In each moment, we have the opportunity to improve the likelihood of our students’ and educators’ success. If we have a bad moment, we can turn that moment around and make the next moment better! Let’s make every moment count!

Dr. Brandi Simonsen, University of Connecticut

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Breakout Session 1: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

2. Systems to Support Classroom PBIS

This session will preview a model for developing and implementing systems to support teachers’ implementation of classroom PBIS. Specifically, Dr. Simonsen will discuss critical systems features, describe a decision-making framework to guide implementation of systems features, and share examples of what systems may look like in practice.

Dr. Brandi Simonsen, University of Connecticut

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3. SRSS: If You Screen You Must Intervene

At Owen J. Roberts, staff have been using the Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS) for three years. The presenters will share their experiences and processes for implementation as well as how they use the data to intervene.

Owen J. Roberts School District

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4. Mapping and Action Planning at Tier 3: The Outcomes of RENEW

This session will focus on a Tier 3 evidence based practice for secondary age students. RENEW is an intervention built around the student strengths and self-determination. RENEW focuses on the dreams and goals of the student and developing individualized plans to stay in school and achieve those goals.

PaTTAN Educational Consultants

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5. PBIS Support Menu for Early Childhood

PQAS D1.3 C2
The Support Menu is a road map for teachers serving community preschools. The menu lists a variety of parent resources from the TACSEI Backpack Series, staff training topics and related handouts for discussion with center directors and Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children resources for teachers in individual classrooms.

Berks Intermediate Unit

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6. Implementation of PBIS in a Preschool Classroom Through Literacy

PQAS K1.5 C2
During this session participants will be exposed to practical ways that PBIS is taught in a preschool classroom using literature. Presenters will share a variety of books that teach across the learning domains, as well as, support PBIS principles in classrooms.

Penn State University, Hort Woods Center

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7. SOARing to Success by Embracing Change

In three years, this school has added 3 grades, moved into a new building and became an independent charter school. Transitioning and building the PBIS framework from elementary into the newly added middle school has come with challenges. The presenters will share their strategies for overcoming the challenges and soaring to success.

Penn Hills Charter School

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8. Check-In, Check-Out (CICO): Development, Implementation, and Troubleshooting

This session will provide participants with an overview of CICO, steps for developing a CICO system for your school, considerations for implementation, and strategies for troubleshooting. Procedures for running effective Tier II meetings will also be discussed. Example decision-making criteria and products will be provided.

Devereux Center for Effective Schools

Poster Session & Learning Labs: 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The PA PBS Network is pleased to recognize local education agencies, community agencies, and universities for their implementation of effective practices of school-wide and program-wide positive behavior interventions and supports. Forum participants are encouraged to visit the posters and learn about positive behavior support practices from local implementers.

9. PBIS in the Alternative Setting

CLASS Academy has taken an innovative and exciting approach to PBIS for students receiving Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports. Participants will learn ways to allow students to alter their behaviors as they transition through school. Presenters will share how they engage students to excel with clear behavioral goals, through positive reinforcements and with additional support systems such as RENEW and SAP.

CLASS Academy

10. Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring & Citizenship (TRRFCC) Implementation

This session is designed to give your team the “BIG PICTURE” while providing an overview of the first 3 years of implementing SWPBIS at the elementary level in a collaborative style. The presenters will provide guidance on how to develop a timeline & framework, incorporate home & preschool connections as well as address proactive bullying prevention. They will share how to celebrate your successes and highlight the positives while learning how to put on the brakes and slow the “train” down.

Millcreek Township School District

11. Screen to Intervene: A Trauma-Informed Emotional and Behavioral Health Decision-Making Model

This session describes the implementation of a school-wide PBIS emotional and behavioral health assessment to intervention model within an urban school district. Presenters will discuss the evidence for and logistical challenges of a trauma-informed approach with a high-needs student population, and development of a decision-making framework.

Devereux Center for Effective Schools
School District of Philadelphia
Temple University

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12. PBIS: Strengthening Your Early Childhood Foundation

PQAS K3.9 C3
This session will focus on Tier 1 of the Teaching Pyramid, specifically on nurturing and responsive relationships at the team level. Strategies will be shared through interactive learning activities. The framework will include information on promoting a positive school culture and climate to optimize engaged learning of all students in early childhood settings.

Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12

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13. A Winning Approach to Year One SWPBS Implementation

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!

West Chester Area School District

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14. Positive Behavior Support: The Early Years

This presentation will include how the kindergarten team developed a framework of lessons, visual models, and positive reinforcements along with a program to motivate students, faculty, and staff to engage and fully participate.

Interboro School District

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Breakout Session 2: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

15. Implementing Data Driven Universal Support Through ClassDojo

In this session, presenters will share how they utilize ClassDojo to implement their universal support system. ClassDojo allows the PBS team to track progress of individual students or groups on any of their essential agreements. ClassDojo also provides data on teacher usage in order to ensure fidelity throughout the school.

Pan American Academy Charter School

16. Bootcamp to Banner: Two Schools in Two Years

Join the Somerset team to learn about their journey from MTSS Bootcamp to applying for a SWPBIS Banner. Two schools, one houses grades PK-2 and the other contains grades 3-5, joined together to build two teams that quickly and cohesively created an action plan, overcame obstacles, and formed a very successful schoolwide program.

Somerset Area School District

17. The Long and Winding Road to…Interconnected Systems Framework

We had questions…What do we do with our screening data? What evidence based programs should we use? Who can help us implement these programs? We will share the answers that we found to help meet the needs of our students and strive to integrate with the mental health system.

Bellefonte School District
Central Mountain School

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18. Using GRIT and Growth Mindset in PBIS Programming

How do you inspire a school of almost 1500 middle school students & over 100 staff members? GRIT! This year, Beverly Hills Middle School is igniting a fire in their staff and students using Growth Mindset (C. Dweck) and GRIT (A. Duckworth), within their PBIS programming (all Tiers & parent outreach), to be better and achieve more.

Upper Darby School District

19. We Are All in the Same Framework: SAP and PBIS Integration

In this interactive session, participants will explore how Student Assistance Program (SAP) can serve as a vehicle for work at Tier 2 and Tier 3 within a PBIS framework. Integration of each set of practices is an important consideration for teams with fiscal and time constraints. Presenters will describe essential components to consider as teams work toward a seamless system of supports. Participants will leave with a checklist to take back to their schools to improve blending efforts.

OMHSAS/PA Network for SAP Services
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic of UPMC

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20. Creating Staff and Community Buy-In

This presentation will be a collaboration among elementary and middle school SWPBIS teams and how they have created both staff and community buy-in to their Tier 1 SWPBIS programs.

Neshaminy School District

21. The Evolution of a Core Leadership Team

PQAS K2.9 C3
The Core Leadership Team (CLT) is essential in establishing a foundation for collaboration within any school setting. Through commitment, reflection and shared decision-making, the CLT sets the tone for program-wide PBIS implementation. This session will take a look at one team’s progression over time, including its strengths, challenges and lessons learned.

Penn State University, Bennett Family Center

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22. CRPBIS LEA and Action Research Teams Year-End Collaboration – CLOSED SESSION

Over the past two years, selected PBIS core teams have participated in work to implement culturally responsive PBIS. During the 2016-2017 school year, action research at the classroom level has been developed. This closed session will allow the sites the opportunity to collaborate, problem-solve and plan for sustainability.

PaTTAN Educational Consultants

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23. The Importance of Student Leadership at the Secondary Level

During this presentation, members of Upper Darby’s student leadership committee will discuss how PBIS works in their building, how they have affected the implementation, why it is important to them, and how it has ultimately affected their high school experience.

Upper Darby School District

Breakout Session 3: 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

24. Coaching Through Turnover: Supporting Urban Implementation of PBIS

This presentation will provide active strategies that coaches can utilize to address administrative and staff turnover and encourage sustained implementation of PBIS. Strategies for enhancing support include networking, recruiting district supports, building staff ownership, developing policies and creating a practice handbook, and sharing data documenting effectiveness and acceptability.

School District Philadelphia

25. Building PRIDE at the High School

This session will focus on the implementation of Tier 1 supports at the secondary level. Within a secondary model, strong communication, student voice, and staff buy-in are critical elements for success. This session will provide practical and effective strategies for any team considering or implementing SWPBIS.

Lehighton Area School District

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26. Connections Between Trauma-Informed Practices and PBIS: A School Application

Using converging research from the fields of brain science, trauma, poverty and behavior, this overview session will identify school practices that effectively support students with trauma histories. Specific connections to components of PBIS will be made. Note: definition of trauma includes poverty-related developmental/pervasive trauma.

Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13

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27. Teaching School Wide Expectations to Develop Character

During this session, the presenters will discuss how they continually develop positive character traits of their students. The SWPBS team has chosen the traits of Responsibility, Respect, Caring, Trustworthiness, Fairness, and Citizenship. In this session the team will share experiences with the 4 Be’s and developing a character education program. These efforts are helping students to become “Motivated Millionaires”.

Williamsport Area School District

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28. Utilizing a Behavioral Response Tool: Creating a Plan for Deescalating Student Behavior

This session will explore the use of a tool designed to create consistent behavioral responses from adults working with students experiencing escalating behavior. The presenters will provide guidance on incorporating the use of the results into classroom practice and integration into Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs).

Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3

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29. Embedding Social Skills into the Early Intervention Environment

PQAS K2.1 C3
Are you looking for creative ways to reach students with challenging behavior? Come explore how our special education teachers are creating nurturing and safe environments for our students with disabilities. We will share specific strategies (i.e., establish and state clear behavior expectations, model and explain cool-down strategies) linked to the Pennsylvania state standards on managing emotions and behaviors.

Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania

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30. Going from “I Can’t” to “I Can”: A Problem-Solving Framework for Implementing PBIS

PQAS K6.6 C3
Facing difficulties using PBIS at your early childhood center? Who isn’t?! Teams attending this session will create an action plan to overcome a current struggle they have carrying out PBIS. Having a method to think through a challenge can help teams move from being stuck in a rut to implementing with fidelity.

Sunbeam Station Child Care Center

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31. Equitable Disciplinary Practices: How to Inform Culturally Sustaining PBIS

Currently engaging in year three, eight collaborating local education agencies are developing materials to encourage culturally sustaining disciplinary practices. Time will be spent sharing outcomes as well as critical issues such as bias, racial anxiety, and stereotype threat and interventions that increase proportionate disciplinary practices.

PaTTAN Educational Consultants

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32. Implementing Evidence-Based Practices to Increase Graduation Rates in Pennsylvania

Participants will study the phases for identifying students with disabilities who are off-track for graduation. The five phases include: 1) establishing a team and Early Warning System, 2) analyzing attendance, behavior, and course performance data, 3) identifying appropriate interventions, 4) developing an action plan, and 5) implementing an evaluation plan.

PaTTAN Educational Consultants

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Breakout Session 4: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

33. Recognition: The Power of Feedback in a Multi-Tiered System of Support

Wescosville Elementary School will share how effective feedback to change behavior is a critical component in a Multi-Tiered System of Support. Specifically, this session will provide the nuts and bolts of establishing a powerful system of recognition. The team will also share the challenges and successes of maintaining the value of their SOAR tickets and how it is one component in the overall implementation of SWPBIS.

East Penn School District

34. Academic Integrity – A BRAVE Expectation

To teach one of the behavioral expectations the PBIS Core Team collaborated with the English Department in developing a multi layered approach to “Accountability”. Through committee formation, teacher input and student involvement, school-wide commitment to Academic Integrity has been enhanced and implemented.

Elizabeth Forward School District

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35. You Rock – SWPBS Start Up

At Main Street Elementary School, We ROCK. Let our team share how we started from scratch developing our SWPBS program. Team members will discuss creating a dynamic core team, developing a MATRIX, and celebrating high frequency reinforcement. We will share experiences with schools who want to jump into SWPBS.

Titusville Area School District

36. Urban Voice: Philadelphia PBIS Implementation

The School District of Philadelphia has built model schools that address barriers common in urban settings. Three model schools will showcase elements of their PBIS system, including addressing student voice through the use of PBIS student councils, building strong acknowledgements with low resources, and adopting strategies to build staff buy-in.

School District of Philadelphia

37. Networking at Tier 3: RENEW Facilitators and TOTs – CLOSED SESSION

This closed session will provide time for RENEW facilitators and RENEW TOTs to network and share resources and experiences implementing and sustaining this evidence based practice.

PaTTAN Educational Consultants

38. Training Bus Drivers in PBIS Procedures

This session is designed to share the process of delivering training in PBIS to bus drivers. Discussion will include: Integrating the training with currently established PBIS methodology, securing administrative buy-in, the importance of a survey, user-friendly terminology, dealing with time constraints and scheduling, and progress monitoring.

Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18

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39. Enjoy the Ride! Lancaster Head Start’s Lessons Learned Along the Journey into PBIS!

PQAS K8. 1 C3
This session will outline Lancaster Head Start’s journey in starting and maintaining fidelity to Pyramid Model and PW PBIS implementation. Topics discussed will include building the program’s Mental Health system; promoting staff buy-in and capacity building program-wide; professional development; and data collection and analysis for continued quality improvement.

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County-Head Start

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40. Developing Capacity for Reflection: A Collaborative Approach

In this session, participants will learn about reflection and communication techniques—in individual and small group settings—to help delve deeper into school-wide positive behavior support data and systems. Participants will learn ways to foster these reflection strategies in their own SWPBS teams.

Saucon Valley School District

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41. We Need S’MORE Parents!

Research tells us that parent involvement is key to educational success, but poses a barrier in many low income schools. Barrett Elementary would like to share their experiences with parent involvement and recent successes they have had.

Steel Valley School District

42. SWIS Refresher

This session will provide current SWIS facilitators with a refresher on the changes to the SWIS dashboard.

PaTTAN Educational Consultants

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – School, Family, and Community Working Together Within a PBIS Framework

Keynote Address: 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

43. Promoting Systems and Supports for All Students

Secretary Rivera will share highlights regarding work in which the PA Department of Education is engaged to promote whole-child/student success. Areas of focus will include the important role schools and community partners share in individualizing supports as well as recognizing the impact of trauma, removing barriers to accessing needed interventions, and building resilience to promote future success.

Pedro Rivera, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education

Breakout Session 5: 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

44. Team-Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) Model: Process for Team Meetings and Data-Based Decision Making

This session will provide an overview of the recently updated TIPS model including strategies for effective team meetings and how to use data for decision making. Presenters will model how to use data to make decisions and facilitate practice with identifying a problem, developing a problem statement, intervention planning, and progress monitoring.

Devereux Center for Effective Schools

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45. PBIS & GRIT: A Powerful Duo

If you have PBIS and Character Education in place and are looking for something to give your students that extra push, then try adding some GRIT! GRIT can be used to teach students to “go the extra mile”, persevere, show determination, and put forth their best effort. Presenters will discuss their new PBIS/Character Education initiative, as well as, discuss universal supports.

Penn Delco School District

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46. Interconnected System Framework with Community and Enhanced Tier II/III Supports

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21, in collaboration with Lehigh County Systems of Care (SoC), is one of three schools entities in Pennsylvania that is the recipient of the Safe School Healthy Student Grant. The team will provide information on the systematic process used for developing collaborative partnerships between schools implementing PBIS and County Systems of Care (SOC). An Interconnected Systems Framework in collaboration with community partners provides the mental health supports for high risk students to prevent bullying, decrease violent behavior and substance abuse through scale up of multi-tiered SWPBIS.

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21

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47. Using Data for Tier 1 Decisions in a TIPS-II Framework

The Team-Initiated Problem Solving Model II (TIPS II) will be shared with participants as a process used during school-based problem solving team meetings in order to identify, address, and resolve student social and academic behavior problems through specific interactions with data and data systems. This session will focus on an elementary school’s method of guiding conversations around whole school data in Tier 1 meetings using TIPS-II.

Central Dauphin School District

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48. The Advanced Tiers Practices: Universal Screeners, CICO, Mentoring, and More

As one of 6 schools receiving recognition for PBS at Tiers 2 & 3, members of the Cochran team will share the obstacles along with the successes they have experienced moving beyond Tier 1. Through the implementation of universal screeners, Check-In, Check-Out (CICO), Mentoring, SAP, community & school-based behavioral health collaboration and other evidence-based practices, students are receiving the supports needed to be successful.

Williamsport Area School District

49. Elementary School Framework for PBIS Implementation with a Focus on Family Engagement

The success of PBIS implementation has greatly impacted the school culture and community in two small rural schools in Karns City School District. With the many systems at work, including, SAP, MTSS, SWPBIS and Title I, the presenters will share how the coordination of their efforts have created a fun and engaged student, staff, and family environment within their schools.

Karns City School District

50. Parent Involvement is an Integral Part of Program-Wide Success

PQAS K3.9 C3
What role do parents play in your PBIS program? Is your parent communication regarding PBIS effective? Do your parents buy into the PBIS program? Join us in sharing ways to partner with parents through your PBIS program and to build a two way communication system that increases the program’s effectiveness.

Penn State University, Bennett Family Center

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51. CRPBIS: Connecting with Stakeholders

Melrose Elementary school involves all stakeholders in their implementation of their school wide positive behavior system. They reach out to all families through various media approaches using students’ home language. Participants will learn about the reward system they use for home involvement which is their established family store that is connected to their positive reinforcement tickets.

Harrisburg City School District

52. Voice of the Vikings – NMS PBIS Student Committee

The Northley Middle School Student PBIS Committee has been the voice behind several enhancements to their program. This student leadership committee provides a much needed student viewpoint. The students run an annual pep rally, orient new students to the building, participate in school service projects, and much more. Learn how the committee recruits members, structures meetings, and has become the voice of the school.

Penn Delco School District

53. Congratulations on High-Fidelity Tier 1 Implementation! Now What?

Implementing SWPBIS is more than just primary prevention strategies. Consideration of advanced tiers of support are necessary once schools implement Tier 1 with fidelity. Use of screening data, other data, and a research-supported protocol will facilitate the efficient identification of advanced tier supports based on the needs of all students.

Timothy Runge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Film Festival & Breakout Session 6: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

54. Film Festival

Come watch how schools and early childhood programs are teaching positive school, program-wide, and setting specific behavioral expectations. The film festival will highlight creative and novel ways of implementing positive behavior interventions and supports.

55. Kicking-Off Positively

Participants will learn the processes and procedures used for the initial implementation of PBIS. Specific examples shared will include creation of a matrix, hallway and voice level procedural lesson plans, reinforcement materials, how to create a kick-off video, and Tiger Club rewards program.

Young Scholars of Western Pennsylvania Charter School

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56. RENEW and Beyond… A Journey from Implementation to Post-Secondary Success

Session attendees will not only learn what RENEW is, but they will also experience the “process” of training and implementation, mapping with the student, student success, setting transitional goals, and the Post-Secondary Setting. The RENEW journey focuses on “Lance” and his story. The updates from his post-
secondary experiences in his own words, and the team that still supports him will truly give testament to the process and how it does work!

Highlands School District

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57. Big Body Play in the Early Childhood Classroom

PQAS K2.12, C2
Learn the positive effects of big body play on self-regulation and behavior management, what it looks like and language used to facilitate it in an early childhood environment across age groups. Research will be referenced and strategies connected to the Pyramid Model.

Penn State University, Hort Woods Center

58. Making “Moves” with Program Wide PBIS

PQAS K2.7 C2
During this interactive session, participants will explore how Easter Seals is using music, songs, and rhymes to teach behavioral expectations in diverse classroom settings. The presenters will share how the use of music and music therapy can be an integral part of establishing universal supports and teaching of targeted social emotional skills.

Easter Seals of Southeastern Pennsylvania

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59. SIZE MATTERS: SWPBIS in a Large, Consolidated School

After consolidating five schools, Clearfield Elementary grew overnight to 1,200 students and 200 staff. To meet the demands of their new environment, SWPBIS was the starting point for bringing together their students and staff. During this session, the presenters will focus on student and staff acknowledgement systems, character education, SAP integration, and school morale.

Clearfield Area School District

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60. Meeting of the Minds: Connecting with Agency Partners

There are many child-serving agencies across the Commonwealth including the Department of Human Services, Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, and the Department of Educations’ Office for Safe Schools. Schools or students and their families may have involvement with one or all of these agencies or may need assistance in contacting one of these agencies for support. This session will provide Forum attendees with an overview of each agency and the supports each agency can provide to schools, students, and families.

Department of Education, Office for Safe Schools
Department of Human Services
Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission

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61. Psychological Counseling as a Related Service

This session will highlight a new guidance document, Psychological Counseling as a Related Service, from the Bureau of Special Education. The session will feature the following: the special education process of assessment, identification of student need, implementation of the related service, and monitoring the continued need for eligible students within a service delivery system.

PaTTAN Educational Consultants

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Breakout Session 7: 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

62. Advanced Tier: Top Hat Pride at Williamsport Area High School

The Advanced Tier Team has taken all the intervention programming available to students and staff (tutoring during/after school, Check-In, Check-Out, mentoring, and group sessions) and streamlined the intervention process. Participants will learn how this team has developed a referral form and team meeting system to help provide students the interventions they need in the most efficient means possible.

Williamsport Area School District

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63. Connecting Coaches County Wide

Delaware and Chester County local facilitators utilize a county-wide meeting format to increase collaboration across PBIS implementation sites at the building coach level. This session will provide district coaches/network facilitators with suggested meeting formats, the use of social media platforms, and other methods to increase coaching and sustainability.

Delaware County Intermediate Unit 25

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64. “We Work Together” – PBIS & Family Involvement

PQAS K3. 9 C2
To implement PBIS with fidelity, parent involvement is essential. This session is designed to share ideas on how to involve parents in PBIS. Lancaster Head Start’s goal is to educate families on the benefits of PBIS strategies to promote their child’s success in the home, school and community.

Lancaster Head Start

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65. From Reactive to Proactive: A Shift in Focus

During this session, presenters will discuss the elements that proved successful for creating a schoolwide positive behavior system in an urban school setting. The school successfully shifted from a consequence based discipline system to proactive teaching with reinforcement of the values and virtues upon which the school’s foundation is based. Celebrations of students’ success replaced emphasis upon restrictive systems.

Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21
St. John Vianney Regional School

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66. Prevention Works! Providing Tier 2 Support Through Your Student Assistance Program

This session will impress upon participants the importance of “effective” staff collaboration and follow-through, administrative support, networking with outside supports and services, and parent involvement.

McGuffey School District

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67. PBIS Family Nights: Bridging the Gap Between Home & School

Staff and family buy-in is a huge part of successful PBIS imlementation. Come learn how PBIS Family Nights, with activities led by teachers, have had a positive effect on the school community. All activities require that parents and students talk and play together as a family unit, so that they can discover the benefits of using our High 5 Expectations at home and in the community.

Central Dauphin School District

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68. Coaching Young Children Through Social Problem-Solving

PQAS K2.13 C2
Join us for a lively discussion on social coaching from an infant/toddler through preschool perspective. We will talk about what it looks like at each age and different ways to encourage its’ development in your classroom.

Penn State University, Hort Woods Center

69. Preventative Classroom Management: Positive Behavior Support in the Classroom

This session will highlight effective instructional practices that facilitate responsible student behavior and achievement in the classroom. The importance of preventive, evidenced-based approaches through application of PBS in the classroom will be highlighted with practical strategies shared throughout the session.

Tim Knoster, Bloomsburg University

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70. PBIS in High School – Creating a Partnership Between The Education/Mental Health Systems and Students

Wesley Spectrum High School, an alternative education placement with co-existing mental health supports, began the journey towards PBIS implementation 5 years ago. As a fully implementing Tier 1 PBIS high school, PBIS has provided the culture and structure for families and students to be more receptive to a variety of supports and therefore more likely to achieve goals. This presentation will outline how the partnership between education and mental health services has been strengthened by a culture created by PBIS at the High School level.

Wesley Spectrum

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71. Where Have We Been and What Have We Done?

Highlights of the 8th annual evaluation of the PAPBS Network’s efforts and effects of implementing School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) will be shared. Emphasis will be placed on student-level outcomes related to inclusionary practices and disciplinary actions taken by schools.

Timothy Runge, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Closing Keynote Address: 2:55 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

72. 10 Years of Progress: A Reflection on PBIS Expansion in Pennsylvania

The 2016-17 school year marks the 10 year anniversary of the initial installation and scale-up of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS). The PBIS efforts are supported by the Bureau of Special Education, via the PaTTAN system, in partnership with member agencies of Pennsylvania’s Community of Practice (CoP) for School Based Behavioral Health (SBBH). This session highlights the role of the CoP and the growth of PBIS in Pennsylvania. This session will also feature the evolution of focused projects including culturally responsive approaches to managing PBIS, integration of the Student Assistance Program with advanced tier core teams, family engagement at the core team level, and collaboration with Systems of Care via the Pennsylvania Safe Schools-Healthy Students Partnership. During these closing comments celebrate with the PA Positive Behavior Support (PaPBS) Network the impact of PBIS in both program-wide and school-based settings.

James Palmiero, PaTTAN

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