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Pocahontas PLAEA September 2018 Applications of the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Framework: Universal Tier (Area-wide) (8148)


Participants will complete evaluation tools & utilize the resulting data to guide implementation of a School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports system within their schools.  Participants will receive instruction in various areas of SW-PBIS: theoretical base, use of behavioral & implementation fidelity data, the writing of PBIS lesson plans, and application of the essential components for creating an effective SW-PBIS system.  The focus of all activities will be on collaborative efforts, including students and parents.  These efforts are key to improving school climate, the behavior of those students who require targeted supports or more specific behavior education planning, the behavior of that small minority of students who have been traditionally labeled "behavior disordered," and providing the needed supports to improve adult implementation of the system.  A team process will be used by the schools' PBIS Leadership Teams to develop and effectively implement functional behavior assessments for the development of school-wide interventions and systems for re-teaching school-wide behavior expectations.

NOTE: PBIS Leadership Teams are expected to schedule & meet 3 hours/month for 9 months in-district between training sessions.


Participants will know that --
*Research-based practices have repeatedly demonstrated methods for improving school climate.
*The principles and underlying theories of SW-PBIS align with practical methods for daily application.
*The implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports ensures ALL students will experience success & achievement behaviorally, socially, emotionally, and academically.

Participants will understand that --
*A positive school climate, where all staff utilize a common language & system, encourages, supports, and enhances the learning students experience.
*A safe, positive, and caring school climate encourages, supports, and enhances staff & students' abilities to engage in behavioral, social, & emotional expectations.

Participants will be able to --
*Demonstrate understanding of the basic philosophy that is the foundation of the positive behavioral interventions & supports process.
*Demonstrate competency in completing & implementing data collection for fidelity of implementation related to action planning.
*Demonstrate competency in analyzing collected data to help with development of the framework.
*Utilize data to make needed adjustments within the system (data-based decision making).
*Implement the SW-PBIS framework in their school systems.

Class Notes:

Training Dates (Class Time):

Session 1 - Thursday Sept. 20, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (5.5 hours class time)

Session 2 - Thursday Nov. 8, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (5.5 hours class time)

Session 3 - Thursday Jan. 24, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (5.5 hours class time)

Session 4 - Thursday March 21, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (5.5 hours class time)

Session 5 - Thursday May 2, 2019 @ 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (5.5 hours class time)

Session 6 (not in person) - Friday June 14, 2019 @ 12:00-12:30 p.m. - not a formal class - this serves as a reminder that assignments outlined in the evaluation rubric are due this date.

All assignments are due to course instructor by June 14, 2019.  Assignments are outlined in the course rubric.

Aditional Fee: N/A
Course Type: ILT Categories: Diverse Learners and Learning Supports
Participants:   Required For:  
Recommended For:   Prerequisites: None
Prerequisite Notes: Participants must be in a school developing a PBIS framework. Stipend: N/A
Facilitator: Wurth, Melissa Presenter: Melissa Wurth
Registration Begins: 9/17/2018 Registration Ends: 4/1/2019
Payment Methods: Credit Card Contact: Melissa Wurth
Contact Phone: (712) 458-7042 Facility: AEA Office
Location: Pocahontas AEA Building Rubrics File: PBIS.Rubric Universal Tier [Sept 2018].pdf

Credits Fees
Drake University Graduate Credit (i) $110.00
Licensure Renewal (i) $35.00
Paraeducator Renewal (i) $35.00

Meeting DateStart TimeEnd Time
9/20/2018 9:00am 3:30pm
11/8/2018 9:00am 3:30pm
1/24/2019 9:00am 3:30pm
3/21/2019 9:00am 3:30pm
5/2/2019 9:00am 3:30pm
6/14/2019 4:00pm 5:00pm

Pocahontas PLAEA September 2018 Applications of the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Framework: Universal Tier (Area-wide) (8148)

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Pocahontas PLAEA September 2018 Applications of the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Framework: Universal Tier (Area-wide) (8148)

What are the prerequisites?


Participants must be in a school developing a PBIS framework.

Is there a stipend?


Who can I contact if I still have questions?

Melissa Wurth

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