District-Level Planning for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Steve Goodman, Director of MiBLSi, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
School districts serve a critical role in the ability of educators to implement a multi-tiered framework with fidelity and sustainability. Districts provide visibility, priority, the allocation of resources and the removal of barriers to implementation. This session will provide strategies for developing district-level adoption and implementation of MTSS. Key features of successful implementation will be discussed. Implementation pitfalls will be identified, and suggestions to address them will be shared.
Do We Say “All” but Mean “Some”? Using Data to Enhance Equity
Kelsey Morris, Assistant Teaching Professor, Coordinator of the MU Teaching Fellowship Program, MU
This session provides a foundation for SW-PBS teams in the use of discipline data in the area of racial and ethnic disproportionality in school discipline. A four-step process to assess, analyze, address and monitor interventions to respond to disproportionality in school discipline will be demonstrated.
Section 160.775 RSMo requires every Missouri school district to have an anti-bullying policy. A detailed, documented bully-prevention system is no longer a choice for schools and districts. A successful bully/aggression prevention plan has several steps that include stakeholder support, student ownership, support for all roles in the bullying situation and a proactive approach to social behavior.
You’re Welcome Here! Creating a Climate of Support and Respect for All
Matt Enyart, KIPBS Director, University of Kansas; Ambra Green, Assistant Research Professor, MU;
Rachel Haug, MO SW-PBS Statewide Coach, MU; Deanna Maynard, MO SW-PBS Statewide Coach, MU
Missouri schools serve a richly diverse population of students and families. Join us for a session focusing on how schools can foster a climate where students and families feel included and respected. We will discuss and explore how schools can engage in practices to support all students and families including: LGBTQ students and families; grandparents raising school-age children; foster families and students; racially diverse students, families and communities; and more. Join us for this important discussion!
A Function-Based Thinking Approach to Multi-Tiered Systems of Support
Kaye Otten, Assistant Professor of Special Education, University of Central Missouri
Students are often reinforced by the very things that are commonly used as consequences for problem behaviors. Function-based thinking empowers all educators to provide behavior support more effectively to every student. This method considers why problem behaviors occur throughout all tiers of positive behavior intervention and support to guide responses rather than relying on traditional forms of discipline.
Tier 3 Functional Behavioral Assessment/Behavior Intervention Plan (FBA/BIP) Overview: Engaging in the Process
Deb Lintner, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Southeast RPDC
This session is designed as an overview of the FBA/BIP process to show how all the pieces fit together. Participants will walk through the steps of creating an FBA/BIP and will be able to network with other schools about implementation concerns.
Carey Hughes, School Counselor, Lange Middle School, Columbia Public Schools;
Erin Ruthven, Sixth Grade Teacher, Lange Middle School, Columbia Public Schools;
Linda Bradley, Research Associate, MU Center for SW-PBS, MU;
Sarah Moore Loeb, Research Associate, MU Center for SW-PBS, MU
Learn how to engage staff and students through SW-PBS by offering exciting schoolwide celebrations. We will share our own celebrations–Switch Day, First Fridays, festivals and others.
Katie Finley, Kindergarten Teacher, Bartley Elementary, Fulton 58;
Connie Epperson, Principal, Bartley Elementary, Fulton 58;
Daniel Rector, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Hook Center
Get on the bus with Bartley Elementary to find the road to reducing bus referrals, reducing cafeteria referrals and providing cost-effective incentives. Bartley Elementary’s SW-PBS team members will share how they have found the way to reduce office discipline referrals by using SW-PBS with fidelity in all areas.
Supporting Student Success Taking the Family Approach
Carrie Brown, Counselor, Bryan Hill Elementary, St. Louis Public School District;
Karen Westhoff, MO SW-PBS Consultant, St. Louis RPDC
As educators, we know that it takes a village to raise a child. Bryan Hill Elementary, an urban school with neighborhood challenges, has taken the “family” approach to nurture its students to success. Bryan Hill was last year’s recipient of the Dr. Mary Richter Award in part because of its “no excuse, no fail” attitude. In this session, we will describe how staff members work together wrapping around students and providing supports. This includes Peace Palace, a system that guides students to self-regulate and build a plan to solve their conflicts and reenter the classroom ready to focus on success.