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Pocahontas PLAEA September 2018 Applications and Implementation of the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Framework: Targeted Tier (Area-wide) (8157)


Learning Team members will analyze system evaluation data to adequately action plan for strengthening the implementation of the School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports framework within their schools.  Participants will receive training on classroom and targeted interventions, deeper analysis of both implementation fidelity and behavior data, continued strengthening of teaching plans/schedules, and the connection of the Targeted Tier (Tier 2) to the Universal Tier (Tier 1).  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 2 hours/monthly for 9 months in-district between training sessions.


Participants will know --
*The principles and underlying theories applicable to SW-PBIS.
*Research-based practices for improving school climate & implementing targeted interventions within a Tier 2 system.
*The multi-tiered systems of support for effective behavioral practices that ensure ALL students experience success behaviorally, socially, & emotionally to enhance student academic achievement.

Participants will understand that --
*A positive school climate encourages, supports, and enhances all areas of student learning.
*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 principles & philosophy which is the foundation of the positive behavioral interventions & supports framework.
*Demonstrate competency in planning, creating, and implementing the essential components of SW-PBIS.
*Demonstrate competency in data interpretation for improved implementation fidelity of SW-PBIS.
*Analyze and utilize data to make decisions necessary for effective change (data-based decision making).
*Implement the PBIS framework in their schools.

Class Notes:

Training Dates for this Course:

Session 1: Thursday September 27, 2018

Session 2: Thursday November 15, 2018

Session 3: Thursday January 31, 2019

Session 4: Thursday March 28, 2019

Assignments (included in rubric) Due Date: Friday June 14, 2019 - this last date listed in the meeting dates is to remind participants assignments are due

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 working in a school implementing SW-PBIS, and a school team must have taken the PBIS Universal Tier course. Stipend: N/A
Facilitator: Wurth, Melissa Presenter: Melissa Wurth
Registration Begins: 9/24/2018 Registration Ends: 4/1/2019
Payment Methods: Credit Card Contact: Melissa Wurth
Contact Phone: (712) 458-7042 Facility: AEA Office
Location: Pocahontas AEA Rubrics File: PBIS.Rubric Targeted 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
9/27/2018 9:00am 3:30pm
11/15/2018 9:00am 3:30pm
1/31/2019 9:00am 3:30pm
3/28/2019 9:00am 3:30pm
6/14/2019 4:00pm 5:00pm

Pocahontas PLAEA September 2018 Applications and Implementation of the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Framework: Targeted Tier (Area-wide) (8157)

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Pocahontas PLAEA September 2018 Applications and Implementation of the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Framework: Targeted Tier (Area-wide) (8157)

What are the prerequisites?


Participants must be working in a school implementing SW-PBIS, and a school team must have taken the PBIS Universal Tier course.

Is there a stipend?


Who can I contact if I still have questions?

Melissa Wurth

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