2023 Safe and Supportive Learning Environments: Prevention Before the Crisis Summit

24. Quick Wins! Using Behavior Science to Accelerate and Sustain Behavior Improvement in Schools

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Session Dates

Thursday August 17, 2023 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM - PaTTAN - CENTRAL

Classroom, school, or district leaders wishing to launch new initiatives or engage in important change, can gain buy-in and momentum by choosing to initially focus on areas that are visible, require relatively little effort, and have a valued outcome for stakeholders. In short, Quick Wins. But that is only a part of the formula. While getting buy-in and building momentum are critical, sustaining the behavior of the stakeholders required to achieve goals is fundamental to lasting success. In the end, it all comes back to behavior: the behavior of the students, faculty, staff, and school leaders. Quick Wins teaches leaders who are tasked with behavioral improvement, classroom improvement, or school improvement how to leverage behavioral science to bring out the best in those involved. This presentation, grounded in Organizational Behavior Management (OBM), or the science of human behavior for making a positive difference for students, classrooms, schools, or districts, is intended to teach anybody trying to build momentum and achieve sustainable change.

Target Audience

Suggested participants include the following:

  • Administrators
  • Educators, including early childhood educators
  • Behavioral specialists (school counselors, school psychologists, special educators)
  • Behavioral and mental health providers
  • Emotional Support teachers
  • Emotional Support paraprofessionals
  • Parents/families

Topics Covered: Behavior

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Tina Rife, at 717-901-2251, or trife@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Dr. Paul “Paulie” Gavoni, Anika Costa

Event Contact:


Tina Rife

Content Contact:

Chanda Telleen

Additional Info

A list of nearby hotel locations can be found here: PaTTAN Central Information
Note: You are responsible for securing and paying for your own lodging. Room blocks with discounted rates have not been reserved.