SI 2014: Breakout Session #3

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Session 3A

Title

Getting Started with SW-PBS: First Day, First Week, Each Month

Dr. George Sugai, Director, Center for Behavioral Education and Research (CBER); Co-Director, Center of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports; Professor, Special Education; Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair; University of Connecticut

Tiers 1, 2, 3 – Foundation

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Does SW-PBS work best if started on the first day of school? What about the first day of each week?…of each month?…of each grading period? Learn the fundamentals of effective behavior and classroom management within the context of “every day being the best day to get started.” Systemic and practice considerations will be emphasized.

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Session 3B

Title

Integrating Restorative Practices in a SW-PBS System: Can We Reduce Need for Suspension?

D. Tichelle Bruntmyer, Doctoral Student, Department of Special Education, University of Missouri

Tiers 1, 2, 3 – Application

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Restorative justice practices and programs are promising alternatives that help students learn to solve problems on their own and respond to conflict nonviolently, while contributing to students’ social and emotional development, keeping them in school (reducing suspensions) and simultaneously improving school culture. Learn the first steps for development and implementation.

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Session 3C

Title

Effective Use of Specific Positive Feedback in the Classroom

Danielle Starkey, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Heart of Missouri RPDC; Shauna Criddle, Assistant Principal; Jenny Moyers, Counselor; Stacy Bohnsack, Special Services; Wendy McBryde, and Bobbie Reagan, Teachers; South Elementary School, Jackson R-II School District

Tiers 1, 2, 3 – Application

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Use of specific positive feedback in the classroom helps students learn appropriate social behavioral skills. Effective specific positive feedback consists of stating the expectation, specifically describing the behavior, and can include a positive consequence. A ratio of 4:1 – four comments in response to desired student behavior to one response to student misbehavior is recommended. Learn to establish and sustain staff use of specific positive feedback at a ratio of 4:1 in the classroom.

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Session 3D

Title

Creating Home-Grown Videos for Students in Grades Pre-K to 6

Dr. Michael Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

Tiers 1, 2, 3 – Application

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Participants will learn, in hands-on practice, key features of “home-grown” videos that align with SW-PBS best practices, and how to create and produce effective SW-PBS videos.

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Session 3E

Title

Using a Schoolwide Universal Screening Process to Identify Students At-Risk

Julie Peterman, School Counselor and Katie Curtis, Teacher, Wyman Elementary School, Rolla 31 School District; and Dr. Barbara Mitchell, Tier 2/3 Consultant, MO Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support

Tiers 2, 3 – Application

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Discover a rationale for conducting schoolwide screenings for social, emotional and behavioral concerns, research-validated instruments that can be used for screenings, and information from one elementary school that regularly uses this process to identify students for Tier 2 interventions.

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Session 3F

Title

Group-Based Interventions for Tier 2: An Overview of Research Supported Practices

Dr. Deb Childs, Tier 2/3 Consultant, MO Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support

Tier 2 – Foundation

Descriptor

Receive information about four research-based interventions school teams can develop and provide for students identified for additional social, emotional or behavioral intervention. School teams will learn how to determine which interventions are most appropriate for their students and school.

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Session 3G

Title

Interconnecting Systems of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support and School-Based Mental Health – Part 2

Dr. Mark Weist, Director, Clinical Community Program, Department of Psychology, University of South Carolina

Tiers 1, 2, 3 – Application

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Building on Part 1, participants will discuss implementation of the Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) in their local communities including potential challenges and ways to overcome those challenges. The presentation will be highly interactive, involving the audience in making recommendations on improving the ISF for application in their schools.

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Session 3H

Title

Student Leadership: The Key to Success

Andrea Chavez, Assistant Principal; and Austin Bradfield, Morgan Essary, Alec Anglum, Jordan Hayes, Students; Reeds Spring Middle School, Reeds Spring R-IV School District

Tier 1 – Enrichment

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Students from Reeds Spring Middle School will present on the implementation of a student leadership program. Students will focus on the importance of incorporating student voice, leadership skills and community involvement while sustaining a positive school climate.

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