Integrating Academics and Behavior in the Classroom
Steve Goodman, Director of MiBLSi, Ottowa Intermediate School District
Academic Response to Intervention (RtI) and SW-PBS practices share many common features. Strategically aligned academic and behavior approaches can produce more effective outcomes and create a more efficient educational system. This session will provide rationale and strategies for aligning academic and behavior practices within the classroom.
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. 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 a focus on learning in enriching environments for culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.
Check & Connect: An Overview of a Tier 2 Intervention
Rachel Haug, MO SW-PBS Statewide Coach, MU;
Daniel Rector, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Hook Center
This session is an overview of Check & Connect, a targeted intervention used with K-12 students who show warning signs of disengagement with school and are at risk of dropping out. Check & Connect strives to build trusting relationships between students and a caring, trained mentor who both advocates for and challenges the students. (Please note: this is only an overview of Check & Connect and should not be viewed as a replacement for training by a certified Check & Connect trainer.)
Go with the Flow…Charts – Tier 2 Tools for Decision-Making
Deanna Maynard, MO SW-PBS Statewide Coach, MU
Without adequate structure, Tier 2 teams might be at risk for straying from data, relying instead on anecdotal stories about students’ school behavior and home life. This session provides example resources and tools that may assist behavior support teams to develop and adhere to a standardized meeting process, gather information efficiently, and ensure students are getting the support they need to be successful in their Tier 2 intervention.
The Station Rotation: A Way to Implement the Effective Classroom Practices to Engage Students and Reduce Inappropriate Behavior
Lois Jones, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Southwest RPDC;
Andrea Rockney, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Southwest RPDC;
Lori Slater, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Southwest RPDC
We will model the use of classroom stations to teach various content areas that will include both technology and non-technology options. This will be a hands-on session to show the logistics of setting up stations, managing this type of structure in the classroom and observing how this can engage students while reducing problem behavior.
This presentation will focus on understanding how SW-PBS’s Eight Effective Classroom Practices and district evaluation systems are aligned. Looking at both together can facilitate teacher growth and student success.
Cristin Nowak, Principal, Nowlin Middle School, Independence School District;
Bobbie Jo Schieber, Teacher, Nowlin Middle School, Independence School District;
Jeff Freeland, MO SW-PBS Consultant, Kansas City RPDC
This session focuses on making Tier 1 strategies work in a secondary urban/suburban setting. These strategies include high engagement, schoolwide matrix lessons, student recognition and incentives, staff recognition, family and community involvement, staff buy-in, staff collaboration and observation, and more!