SI 2015: Breakout Session #3

Session 3A

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Translating Knowledge into Practice: Teaching Teachers to Use Self Management to Improve Classroom Management Practices

Dr. Jennifer Freeman, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut

Tiers 1, 2, 3 – Application

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Repeat of  Session 2A: Hear about recent research on supporting teachers’ classwide SW-PBS practices and learn self-management strategies to improve implementation. Receive tools and an opportunity to practice developing a self-management plan.

Session 3B

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Student Voice in Action

Karen Westhoff, Regional SW-PBS Consultant, St. Louis RPDC, Education Plus; Diane Stirling, Character Plus Consultant, Education Plus; Heather Bitter, Teacher; Henderson Elementary School, Francis Howell R-III School District

Tier 1 – Enrichment

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Hear an overview of how class meetings can provide avenues for students to be actively involved in the development of schoolwide rules and expectations. Receive a brief overview of the class meeting structure along with how one school utilizes this structure to get all students involved in the development of their schoolwide expectations and rules.

Session 3C

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Student Voice, Recognition and Leadership…Oh My!

Larissa Cutsinger, General Music/SWPBS Coach; Student Leaders; Waynesville Sixth Grade Center, Waynesville R-VI School District; Jo Ann Anderson, Tier 2-3 Consultant, MO SW-PBS

Tier 1 – Application

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Hear about one school’s unique way to incorporate student voice, recognition and leadership into the daily life of every student. Learn how student leadership has increased buy-in as well as allowing greater consistency. Their recognition systems and school store system will also be shared.

Session 3D

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It’s Not Always About the Destination, It’s the Journey – “Don’t Stop Believing!”

Sarah Gerving, Principal; Becky Barry, Teacher and Tier 1 Coach; Jenny Goss, Teacher and Tier II Coach; Angie Losson, Librarian and Check-in Check-Out Data; Pickett Elementary School, St. Joseph School District; Karen Wigger, Regional SW-PBS Consultant, Northwest RPDC

Tiers 1, 2 – Application

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Sustaining an initiative can be overwhelming. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Be prepared to “not stop believing” the SW-PBS philosophy will happen for your school. Learn the overall SW-PBS philosophy from beginning implementation to sustaining Tier 2 and beyond, how to get all stakeholders involved, and how to implement and fund token economy (School Birdhouse Store), teacher incentives, SWPBS Tier I schoolwide expectations and lesson plans for social groups.

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Session 3E

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Super Socials: Super Way of Promoting Super Behavior

Christine Brines, PBIS Coordinator and Teacher; Neosho Middle School; Courtney McFarland, Behavioral Specialist; Neosho R-V School District; Susanna Hill, Tier 2-3 Consultant, MO SW-PBS

Tiers 1, 2, 3 – Application

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Receive a timeline of how the Super Socials have evolved from a reward-only activity focusing on three levels of reward time to the appropriate behavior practicing,
hands-on learning activity that they are today. Discover the reasoning that was involved leading to the current form of Super Socials celebrated today. The various types of community involvement will be discussed as well as the process to get volunteers. Pre-Event instructional videos and photos of all the fun will also be sared. Leave with ideas for your own student celebrations.

Session 3F

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Putting a Human Face on the Numbers: Identifying and Addressing Disproportionality in School Discipline

Dr. Gordon Way, Data/Web Consultant and Dr. Jimmie Bullard, Tier 2-3 Consultant, MO SW-PBS

Tiers 1, 2, 3 – Application

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Learn how to use data to identify and monitor potential disproportionality in office referrals and resulting consequences that may perpetuate a cycle of absenteeism, detachment, academic failure and dropout. Receive strategies for ensuring that all students are treated fairly regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or IEP status.

Session 3G

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The Administrator’s Role in SW-PBS

Christopher Schmitz, Principal, Thorpe Gordon Elementary School, Jefferson City Public Schools; Amanda Holloway, Regional SW-PBS Consultant, Heart of Missouri RPDC

Tier 1 – Foundation

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Successful school improvement efforts all share one commonality – strong leadership. Designed for administrators who are new to a SW-PBS building, this session will review the eight essential components of MO SW-PBS and define the role of the administrator in development and implementation.

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Session 3H

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Tier 3 Overview and Readiness

Diane Feeley, Tier 2-3 Consultant, MO SW-PBS

Tier 3 – Foundation

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What are the key features of Tier 3? Does your school have everything in place for the development of Tier 3 systems, data and practices? How will you know if you’re ready? Learn to identify key features of a Tier 3 system, characteristics of maximally effective interventions and how to determine readiness for  development of Tier 3.

Session 3I

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Becoming a Trauma-Informed School

Gerald Cox, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Tiers 1, 2, 3 – Foundation

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Research shows that a large percentage of children across our nation are victims of traumatic stress. In addition to affecting children’s emotional well-being and interpersonal relationships, childhood trauma has been shown to have a significant impact on their capacity to learn. While staff training and a major paradigm shift in school disciplinary policies and thinking about children’s misbehaviors have been necessary, school districts are learning ways to counteract the toxic impact childhood trauma is having on learning. Learn more about the relationship between trauma and learning problems as well as how to become a trauma-informed school.