Use of Effective Instruction to Teach Social Skills: A Tier 2 Intervention
Dr. Terry Scott, Professor and Distinguished University Scholar, College of Education and Human Development, University of Louisville
Tier 2 – Application
This session provides a tutorial for small group social skills instruction. A checklist for developing effective lessons and implementing instruction will be used with video examples to demonstrate instructional principles and behavior management.
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.
Shannon Findley, Jordon Robertson and Amy Moore, Teachers, Upper Elementary School, Ozark R-VI School District; Danielle Starkey, Research Associate, MU Center for SW-PBS
Tier 1 – Enrichment
Learn a variety of methods for teaching expected behaviors with a primary focus on using videos. Discover how to develop and use videos as part of your teaching plan as well as how to use data to drive lesson/video selection.
Most bully prevention programs do not last more than a year. Take a closer look at what works and what doesn’t work. A clear timeline of what should be in place before implementation as well as student-driven involvement can provide a greater chance of a safe, bully-free environment.
Jana Schultz, Assistant Principal, Independence Elementary School, Francis Howell R-III School District; Karen Westhoff, Regional SW-PBS Consultant, Education Plus
Tier 1 – Enrichment
Independence Elementary School (2013 National and State School of Character) believes that students have a great amount of leadership potential and strives to make sure that student voices are heard. Student leadership teams help the school by providing tours to new families, leading grade-level meetings and helping run family events. All students participate in a student climate survey, and student leadership teams analyze the survey data and develop action steps to help address any areas of improvement.
Promoting Sustainability Through District-Level Implementation
Kate Heineman, Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment and Federal Programs, Fremont Public Schools, Fremont, Nebraska; Linda Bradley, Research Assistant, MU Center for SW-PBS
Tiers 1, 2, 3 – Application
Learn about promoting sustainability of SW-PBS through district-level adoption and implementation. District-level staff from Fremont Public Schools in Fremont, Nebraska, will document their initial journey implementing SW-PBS from early childhood through high school.
Tier 1 Implementation on the High School Level: Research and Recommendations
Chris Hubbach, Principal, Excelsior Springs Middle School, Excelsior Springs 40 School District; Joe Graham, Assistant Principal, Northwest Middle School, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools
Tier 1 – Application
Hear research findings from a recent study of Tier 1 implementation on the high school level in Missouri. Explore data from one school’s study including the following guiding questions: Are there particular components of PBIS that Missouri high schools find problematic in implementation? What are the enablers regarding the implementation of SW-PBS? What are the hindrances regarding the implementation of SW-PBS? How has the culture changed as a result of implementation?
Miranda White, Instructional Coach, and Kim Davis, Teacher, LaMonte Elementary School, LaMonte R-IV School District; Linda Crain, Regional SW-PBS Consultant, Central RPDC
Tier 1 – Application
Learn how one school transformed school climate and improved student outcomes by coming together to focus on making school a positive place to succeed. Discover simple, but powerful practices and actions you can take immediately to make your hallways come alive, energize students and staff the minute they walk in the building, and carry that positive energy all through the school day.