Session 4A

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PDSA and MTSS – Engaging Stakeholders for Attendance Improvement

Chris Hubbuch, Director of Secondary Education, Michele Norman, Director of Elementary Education, Kendra Lau, Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment, Solon Haynes, Director of Student Services, and Bridget Blevins, Director of Communications, St. Joseph School District

Tier 1 – Application

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Learn how one district used continuous improvement processes to engage students, families and the community in an effort to address chronic absenteeism. This session will share policy recommendations and action steps for stakeholder engagement that led to a significant district improvement and cultural change.

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Session 4B

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I-Connect – A Self-Monitoring Intervention to Support Secondary Students Utilizing a Mobile Application

Howard Wills, Associate Research Professor, University of Kansas

Tier 2 – Application

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The I-Connect app and intervention will be presented along with a description of its features and data supporting its use as a technology tool for self-monitoring. I-Connect is a promising intervention particularly for high school students with engagement and attention deficits.

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Session 4C

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Utilizing Specific Positive Feedback Across All Three Tiers

Danielle Starkey, Senior Research Associate, and Linda Bradley, Senior Research Associate, MU Center for SW-PBS

Tier 1, 2, 3 – Application

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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.

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Session 4D

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Keep It Simple! Simple vs. Complex FBA/BIP

Deanna Maynard, MO SW-PBS Statewide Coach, Daniel Rector, MO SW-PBS Statewide Coach, and Stacy M. Hirt, Doctoral Student, MU

Tier 3 – Foundation

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Research supports general-education practitioners’ ability to implement a simple Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)/Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) with training and support. In SW-PBS, simple FBA/BIP is the goal and expectation of the Tier 3 core and action teams. Sometimes it is difficult for teams to identify whether to use a simple or complex FBA/BIP process for a student referred for individualized support. This session will help Tier 3 team members identify when they should proceed with the process or when it might be necessary to request specialized support. Participants will work with scenarios to determine whether simple or complex best fits the situation.

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Session 4E

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Classroom What? Using the Eight Effective Classroom Practices to Transform Classroom Systems

Melissa Zirkel, Second Grade Teacher and SW-PBS Chair, Whittier Elementary School, Kansas City School District; Jody Baker, MO SW-PBS Regional Consultant, Kansas City RPDC

Tier 1 – Foundation

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Have you taken the Self-Assessment Survey? Are the results troubling? Are office referrals off the charts? Join us in examining how to address classroom systems through the Eight Effective Classroom Practices and their impact on school climate and culture.

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Session 4F

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SW-PBS Leadership Series – The Role of the Administrator in Action Planning

Katie Andreasen, Assistant Principal, Lewis Elementary School, Excelsior Springs School District; Brittney Tarpening, Language Arts Teacher, Brookfield Middle School, Brookfield R-III School District; Jeff Freeland, MO SW-PBS Regional Consultant, Kansas City RPDC

Tier 1 – Application

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Administrators need a clear vision of what their role is for each tier of the SW-PBS system. This session will provide participants with information on how to meet this need by providing examples and tools for effective action planning in the area of administrative support, participation and leadership.

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Session 4G

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Building Relationships One Word at a Time

Matthew Bush, Assistant Principal and Student Advisor, Southport Middle School, Perry Township Schools

Tier 1 – Application

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Every year, 87 percent of adults (206 million people) create new goals and resolutions only to experience the same frustrating results – false starts and failure. Within 30 days, more than half of these resolutions really stick. As we begin this new school year, we realize that school is back. But what also comes back is stress, anxiety and motivation. Words are powerful – they have the power to inspire, encourage, appreciate, heal and turn the impossible into the possible. I want you to think about your “one word.” Not a goal or a resolution – what is one word that drives you, motivates you or pushes you? Is that word a noun or a verb?