Summer Institute

Tan-Tar-A
Osage Beach, MO
June 14-16, 2017

Keynote Speaker

Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman, Ph.D. is the director of Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative. He is a partner with the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Steve serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Positive Behavior Support. He was appointed by the Governor for Michigan’s PreK-12 Literacy Commission. He is a senior advisor to the National Center on Intensive Intervention. He has over 35 years in the field of education. Steve has co-authored articles, several book chapters, and most recently a book on blending academic and behavior multi-tiered supports. He has also managed federal grants with funds totaling over $22,000,000 to support educators in the implementation of multi-tiered supports.

Who Should Attend?

Summer Institute is organized for school, state, or district teams adopting and implementing Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support.

  • Administrators

  • Behavior Analysts

  • Behavior Specialists

  • Counselors

  • Early Interventionists

  • Educators/Special Educators

  • Family Support Personnel

  • Parents/Family Members

  • Psychologists

  • Researchers

  • Social Workers

  • Family Support Personnel

  • Parents/Family Members

  • Psychologists

  • Researchers

  • Social Workers

Strands

Sessions within this strand will focus on implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support with fidelity in schoolwide settings (cafeteria, hallway, restrooms, etc.). At the end of these sessions, conference attendees will be able to…

  • Implement the Essential Components of MO SW-PBS with fidelity in schoolwide settings.
  • Engage in routine monitoring of implementation fidelity of MO SW-PBS Essential Components in schoolwide settings.
  • Build systems at the schoolwide level to ensure that MO SW-PBS sustains overtime.

Sessions within this strand will focus on implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support with fidelity in all classrooms. At the end of these sessions, conference attendees will be able to…

  • Explain how positive and proactive strategies establish an effective classroom environment.
  • Coach staff in implementation of the MO SW-PBS Effective Classroom Practices.
  • Engage in routine monitoring of implementation fidelity of the MO SW-PBS Effective Classroom Practices.
  • Build systems at the classroom level to ensure the sustainability of MO SW-PBS systems, data, and practices.

Sessions within this strand will focus on establishing and/or maintaining Administrator Support and an efficient and effective SW-PBS Leadership Team. At the end of these sessions, conference attendees will be able to…

  • Understand the vital role of administrative leadership in discipline efforts.
  • Establish/maintain a viable SW-PBS Leadership Team that is representative of staff and with the skills and group processes necessary to ensure productivity.
  • Establish a District Level School Positive Behavior Support Leadership Team to increase support, visibility, and implementation.
  • Develop strategies to ensure full staff engagement and consensus building as schoolwide plans are developed.

Sessions within this strand will focus on involving students, families, and/or community organizations within the Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support system. At the end of these sessions, conference attendees will be able to…

  • Systematically communicate applicable SW-PBS information and receive feedback from all stakeholders.
  • Promote generalization of Positive Behavior Support practices from a school-based approach to a community and/or home-based approach.
  • Develop community partnerships that build relationships with businesses and leaders in local communities to foster positive relationships and transfer of Positive Behavior Support skills to the workforce and civic involvement.

Sessions within this strand will focus on utilizing various types of data and technology to enhance fidelity of implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support in all settings. At the end of these sessions, conference attendees will be able to…

  • Lead staff reviews of the Big 5 data report at least monthly and make decisions based on that data.
  • Use data based decision making to drive Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support implementation efforts.
  • Utilize various methods of technology to communicate, teach, and enhance Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support within the school.

Sessions within this strand will focus on implementation of Tier 2 Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support. At the end of these sessions, conference attendees will be able to…

  • Identify key features of a SW-PBS Tier 2 system and characteristics of maximally effective interventions.
  • Develop a process that includes a minimum of two data sources to accurately identify students with internalizing and/or externalizing social, emotional or behavioral risk factors.
  • Use student data to select function-based interventions that match the needs of identified students.
  • Interpret student response to intervention and make decisions based on data.

Sessions within this strand will focus on implementation of Tier 3 Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support. At the end of these sessions, conference attendees will be able to…

  • Identify key features of a SW-PBS Tier 3 system and defining features of Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP).
  • Establish beginning steps for a team-based problem solving process to efficiently conduct a functional behavior assessment that results in the development of a statement that summarizes the context, ABCs and hypothesizes a function of the behavior.
  • Establish systems to support development of behavior intervention plans based on the results of a FBA that describes how the environment will be changed to: prevent problem behavior, teach appropriate behaviors, recognize appropriate behavior, and prevent reinforcement of problem behavior.
  • Determine method to be used to monitor individual students progress in the BIP and use corresponding data for decision making.
  • Describe the need for and purpose of the Functional Behavior Assessment/Behavior Intervention Plan Rubric (FBA-BIP Rubric).

Sessions within this strand will focus on implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support in unique settings (early childhood centers, alternative programs, etc.) and other topics such as mental health connections, district level implementation, and sustainability of implementation efforts over time. At the end of these sessions, conference attendees will be able to…

  • Enhance implementation fidelity of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support essential components in unique settings such as early childhood programs or alternative programs.
  • Understand the connections between mental health and Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support.
  • Promote sustainability of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support at the school and district level.
  • Form a District Level School Positive Behavior Support Leadership Team to increase support, visibility, and implementation.

Sample Letter to Request Approval:

Download a sample letter to request approval from your organization to attend the 2017 Summer Institute.

SAMPLE LETTER