Presenter: Dr. Bertha Richardson, School improvement Consultant for PLC and CW, St. Louis RPDC
Classrooms with culturally responsive teaching foster academically enriching environments where each student has opportunities to learn and thrive. This session will view cultural proficiency through the lens of culture, cultural identity and culturally responsive instructional approaches that impact learning and teaching. Through a series of interactive and introspective activities, explore the intersection of strong, positive relationships; culturally relevant learning experiences; and enriching environments for culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after a person experiences a traumatic event such as violence, assault or disaster. These events can have a profound and lasting impact on individuals. Like trauma, PTSD is not an adult-only diagnosis. Children and teens who have lived through or experienced traumatic events can suffer from PTSD with similar symptoms. If not addressed and treated, there can be challenges in both academics and social behavior.
Fully Including Students with Significant Disabilities in SW-PBS Schools: A Review of Current Systems, Practices and Evaluation
Presenters: Matt J. Enyart, KIPBS Director, University of Kansas; Jennifer Kurth, Assistant Professor, Special Education, University of Kansas
Although the number of schools implementing SW-PBS has increased dramatically, fully including students with the most significant disabilities continues to be a challenge. This presentation will describe the evolution of positive behavior interventions and supports and the SW-PBS approach used in many schools today, highlighting the impact on (and inclusion of) students with severe disabilities.
Utilizing Positive Specific Feedback Across all Three Tiers
Presenters: Deanna Maynard, MO SW-PBS Statewide Coach, MU; Danielle Starkey, Research Associate, MU Center for SW-PBS
The use of specific positive feedback by teachers is a critical piece of SW-PBS implementation in Tiers 1-3. Effective specific positive feedback consists of stating the expectation and specifically describing the behavior, and it may include a positive consequence. Research recommends a ratio of 4:1 – four comments in response to desired student behavior to one response to student misbehavior. This session will explore how to increase staff use of specific positive feedback.
There’s An App for That: Monitor, Reinforce and Recognize Behavior with iPads!
Presenter: Jody Baker, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Kansas City RPDC
Learn how to work smarter (not harder) when monitoring, reinforcing and recognizing student behavior. Technology is constantly advancing in the development of tools to assist teachers, administrators and students. This session will highlight the latest in technology tools guaranteed to make your life easier!
Presenters: Andrea Chavez, Assistant Principal, Reeds Spring Middle School, Reeds Spring R-IV School District; Stephanie Roe, School Counselor, Reeds Spring Middle School, Reeds Spring R-IV School District; Lori Slater, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Southwest RPDC
Join Reeds Spring Middle School as we share our student leadership journey from implementation to success. As with any new endeavor, there can be roadblocks along the way. We will discuss how we overcame those challenges, learned and embraced failures, along with the countless benefits we have experienced within our student leadership program.
Presenters: Tracie Hicks, Second Grade Teacher, Oak Grove Elementary, St. Joseph School District; Brenda Smith, School Counselor, Oak Grove Elementary, St. Joseph School District; Deb Lyons, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Northwest RPDC
Administrators, coaches and team members will learn how Oak Grove Elementary has maintained fidelity of SW-PBS through a variety of school changes: transitioning to a new building, doubling staff size and increasing student enrollment by 100. Discover ways to increase buy-in from staff through weekly and monthly incentives. We will share how we sought student buy-in through P.A.W.S. slips and schoolwide incentives, a school store, and a student leadership team. Parent buy-in was gained through education on SW-PBS and practical tools to use at home.
Presenters: Brenda Cook, ISS Teacher, Raytown South High School, Raytown Quality Schools; Kimberly Cox, School Within A School Teacher, Raytown South High School, Raytown Quality Schools; Kelly Nash, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Kansas City RPDC
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.
Expanding the Circle – Sharing the Good News and Building Your SW-PBS Culture
Presenters: Ron Farrow, Principal, Franklin Elementary School, Cape Girardeau Public Schools; Sarah Pouney, Reading Specialist, Franklin Elementary School, Cape Girardeau Public Schools; Deb Lintner, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Southeast RPDC
This session will detail our efforts at Franklin Elementary to communicate all the positive behaviors and celebrations we have to help us share the positive and build our community. Using multiple media formats including video, music, social media, town halls and family nights, we utilize every tool we have to help our parents and community members celebrate the positive with us and become a part of our SW-PBS community.
Presenters: Becky Boggs, MO SW-PBS Consultant, South Central RPDC; Jeanie Carey, MO SW-PBS Consultant, South Central RPDC; Rebecca Roberts, MO SW-PBS Consultant, South Central RPDC
Tantrums, hitting, fighting and other challenging behaviors from students seem to come out of nowhere. In actuality, there is a predictable cycle your students go through when they act out. Learn the phases of the acting-out cycle and how to manage each phase.
Implementing SW-PBS in a Small School: A Systematic Approach
Presenters: Jessica Engler, School Counselor, Williamsburg Elementary, North Callaway R-I; Mahaley Sullivan, Fifth Grade Teacher, Williamsburg Elementary, North Callaway R-I; Daniel Rector, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Hook Center
Implementing SW-PBS can be a challenge no matter the size of the faculty or school. In this session, you will be introduced to some strategies and techniques we have found most effective when implementing SW-PBS throughout the three tiers in the last seven years.