PaPBS Implementers' Forum 2022


Join us in-person or virtually for an opportunity to learn about advancing supports and having a voice for all students,
including students withdisabilities in the implementation of school or program-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and
Supports (PBIS).  The Forum serves to provide participants with information focused on establishing, maintaining, and
expanding PBIS through a three-tiered decision-making framework that guides the selection, integration, and implementation
of evidence-based practices for improving behavior outcomes for all learners.



Registration Information:

Opening in October, the Registration for the Forum will include both In-Person and Virtual offerings


In-Person Registration - $85 (includes all three days)
Virtual Registration - $30 (includes all three days)

More information on where to mail the Registration fees will be made available when Registration opens in October!


Day One

MTSS is Empowerment: Practies to Support Educators, Students, and Families

  1. Define multi-tiered systems of support to include behavior and social-emotional learning.
  2.  Identify methods to create systems to support implementation of a multi-tiered system of support. 
  3. Examine current research related to alignment of PBIS implementation with additional organizational initiatives.
Registration   8:00-12:30
Sessions        11:00-5:15
Reception       5:30-7:00

Day Two

MTSS is Empowerment: It Starts with You

  1. Examine successful implementation of multi-tiered systems of support. 
  2. Identify methods to sustain systems to support implementation and scale up of a multi-tiered system of support. 
  3. Examine current research related to alignment of PBIS implementation with additional organizational initiatives.
Sessions   8:00-4:00


Day Three

MTSS is Empowerment: Digging Deeper

  1. Identify strategies to support successful implementation of multi-tiered systems of support. 
  2. Learn methods to sustain systems to support implementation and scale up of a multi-tiered system of support. 
  3. Practice evidence based practices to support alignment of PBIS implementation with additional organizational initiatives.
Sessions   8:00-12:00



Hotel Accommodations:

Participants are responsible for making their own reservations by calling the hotel directly at (855-729-3108 between 8AM and 8 PM) and ask for the room block for the PaPBS Implementers’ Forum 2022 or using the following URL: PaPBS 2022 Implementers Forum reservations prior to Tuesday, November 1, 2022. A credit card will be required to hold the room, credit cards are charged a one night's advance deposit including tax at time of booking a room reservation. The Room rate is $169.00 per room per night plus 11% taxes = $187.59. Meals, travel costs, and other incidentals are the participants’ responsibility. Please note: Participants have within 72 hours of the Forum to cancel their hotel rooms. Otherwise, they will be responsible for the cancellation/no-show fees.

Orange-Scholarship.jpegScholarships Available:

The Bureau of Special education and PaTTAN are pleased to offer scholarships to Pennsylvania educators who are employed as teachers or paraprofessionals within an Emotional Support classroom and parents who are Pennsylvania residents and are not currently employed in a professional capacity by a school entity. Scholarships include waived registration, lodging for up to three nights, and reimbursement for food and mileage. Applications must be submitted by October 4, 2022. Use the link below to find out more information and to apply. 

Emotional Support Teachers and Paraprofessionals’ Scholarship

Parent Scholarship


Featured Keynote Presenters

11/30/22 Opening Keynote - Wednesday

Resilient Leaders and Teachers: Challenging the Status Quo
Dr. Salome Thomas-El

Dr. Salome Thomas-El photo“Every child deserves someone to be crazy about them.” This is the mantra of Dr. Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning teacher and principal, and internationally recognized educator. Principal EL believes that resilient leaders and teachers take risks, make courageous decisions, and challenge the status quo. During the most challenging times, they are able to bounce back from adversity to become supportive, innovative and transformational to ensure all students are exposed to engaging and joyful classrooms, and effective teaching. Transformational teachers and leaders also shift mindsets and inspire others to effect change. In his thought-provoking presentation, Dr. EL will share how we can change school cultures and foster a positive school climate so leaders can focus on the protective processes that build resilience in all of our students. Attendees will leave understanding the power of the adult-child relationships in their schools and the importance of all educators embracing our roles as learners and compassionate leaders. In his keynote address, Principal EL brings a powerful combination of passion, caring, and leadership to craft a refreshing, common-sense roadmap for teachers and administrators to help kids achieve their dreams, no matter the odds.

12/1/22 Opening Keynote - Thursday

It's Always About the Children: Educators Bringing Their Whole Selves to the Profession
Dr. Charles Barrett

Photo of man with glasses smiling, Charles Barrett
Charles Barrett often says, “teachers are special people who take care of other people's children as if they were their own.”  Given the myriad challenges facing all educators—principals, central office administrators, school counselors, school social workers, school psychologists—more than ever before, everyone needs encouragement.  Using personal experiences as a child with a stutter, and anecdotes that inform his teaching and clinical practice, Charles will inspire and motivate attendees to view their respective roles serving children through the lens of purpose, which leads to passion, and ultimately unlocks the potential of young people.

12/2/22 Opening Keynote - Friday

Puzzling Perseverance: Building Positive Environments for Educators
Dr. Alison Mellott

Mellott-Alison,-photoAttrition of professionals in the field of education has created a challenging climate in many schools and early education programs.  We know a lot about why teachers leave the field, but what encourages them to stay? Join us for this session to learn more about the impact of school climate on teacher perseverance. This session will highlight school based and personal strategies to help increase rates of educator perseverance by building positive environments, not just for our students, but for our educators.