PBIS Leadership Forum

The PBIS Leadership Forum is a two-day conference for school, district, regional, and state PBIS leadership teams. It is held during October in Chicago. The Forum is a place to learn about the latest PBIS research and strategies from leaders in field. Check out the presentations and materials from previous year’s conference below.

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Session Materials

* Welcome
PBIS Forum 2020: Welcome, Purpose, Organizer
Watch Recorded Session
Brian Meyer
** Keynote
Keynote-PBIS Framework & Just & Equitable Learning Environments
Watch Recorded Session
George Sugai, (Introduction by Lucille Eber)
Equity
Implementation
A1
PBIS, Black Lives Matter, & Just & Equitable Learning Environments
Watch Recorded Session
Tamika La Salle, University of Connecticut and George Sugai, Center on PBIS
A2
Returning after COVID: Differentiating School/District Supports
Watch Recorded Session
Jennifer Freeman, Steve Goodman
District/State PBIS
PBIS Foundations
Sustainability
A3
Multi-tiered Systems to Support Adult Wellness
Watch Recorded Session
Susan Barrett, Ami Flammini
A4
Getting Started with PBIS
Watch Recorded Session
Heather Peshak George, Stephanie Martinez
School-Wide
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
A5
Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Classroom
Watch Recorded Session
Brandi Simonsen, Bob Putnam, Kitty Clemens
Disability
Special education
Behavior
A6
Applying the Multi-tiered Framework to Suicide Prevention
Watch Recorded Session
Tim Knoster, Kelly Perales
Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Systems Alignment
A7
PBIS in Early Childhood: A District & State Example
Watch Recorded Session
Anna Winneker, Krista Dickens, Margie Spino, Katie Jezek, ulie Cook
Early Childhood PBIS
Implementation
Alignment
B1
Fortifying Your Framework: PBIS During & After a Global Pandemic
Watch Recorded Session
Steve Goodman, Brandi Simonsen
District/State PBIS
Implementation
Alignment
B2
Enhancing PBIS to Promote Resilience & Relationships During Crisis
Watch Recorded Session
Susan Barrett, Cat Raulerson, Maricel Ocasio Figueroa,
Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being
Social relationships
Systems Alignment
B3
Supporting our Coaching Practice: Wellness + Content + Process + Scaling Up
Watch Recorded Session
Kimberly Yanek, Nicholas Diggs
Coaching
Sustainability
PBIS Foundations
B4
Systematic Screening: The Practicalities of Using Screening Data to Inform Instruction
Watch Recorded Session
Kathleen Lynne Lane, Stacey Kramer, Melissa Blevins
Data-based Decision Making
Screening
Behavior
B5
Exploration of Readiness to Implement Substance Abuse Programs within a Multi-tiered System of Support
Watch Recorded Session
John Seeley, Sean Austin
Opioid Crisis and Substance Misuse
Systems Alignment
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
B6
Integrating Restorative Practices into Multi-tiered Systems of Social Emotional Behavioral Support
Watch Recorded Session
Jessica Swain-Bradway, Lori Lynass, Michael Stufflebeam
Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being
Restorative Practices
Alignment
B7
Preventing Seclusion & Restraint
Watch Recorded Session
Brian Meyer, Laura Kern, Rachel Njenga
Restraint/Seclusion
Policy
Discipline
C1
Establishing District Systems & DSFI
Watch Recorded Session
Kelsey Morris, Lisa Powers, Bonita Jamison
District/State PBIS
Fidelity
Sustainability
C2
Variables to Consider for Strategic PBIS Planning
Watch Recorded Session
Heather Peshak George, Karen Elfner, Jason Byars
District/State PBIS
Evaluation
Sustainability
C3
Using Data & Decision-making Practices to Support Effective PBIS Implementation at the District & State Levels
Watch Recorded Session
Brian Gaunt, Betsy Lazega, Sheri Weretka, Ashley Pierce
District/State PBIS
Evaluation
Implementation
D1
Establishing Commitment to Equity in School Discipline: Starting with District Systems to Ensure Implementation
Watch Recorded Session
Kent McIntosh, Tabathia Baldy
Equity
Tier 1
Climate
D2
Centering Equity to Reduce the Impact of Implicit Bias in School Discipline
Watch Recorded Session
Ruthie Payno-Simmons, Beth Hill
Equity
Discipline
Sustainability
D3
Beginning to Embed Culturally Responsive Practices into Your School Universal Practices
Watch Recorded Session
Milaney Leverson, Kent Smith, Jennifer Rose
Equity
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
E1
Integrating a Trauma-informed Approach within a PBIS Framework
Watch Recorded Session
Lucille Eber, Susan Barrett, Allison Olivo
Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being
Trauma
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
E2
Moving from Co-located Mental Health in Schools to a Single System of Social-Emotional-Behavior Support
Watch Recorded Session
Susan Barrett, Patti Hershfeldt, Kacey Rodenbush, Hayley Newman
Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Systems Alignment
E3
Installation & Implementation of an Interconnected Systems Framework at the State, District, & School Level
Watch Recorded Session
Kelly Perales, Lucille Eber, Erin Scherder, Kathryn Tillet
Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Systems Alignment
F1
Essential Features of Tier 2: Data, Practices & Systems
Watch Recorded Session
Danielle Starkey, Heather Hatton, Chris Hubbuch, Holly Broadway
School-Wide
Tier 2
Targeted
F2
Tier 2 Evidence-based Practices
Watch Recorded Session
Kelsey Morris, Trisha Guffey, Mimi McGrath Kato, Nadia Sampson
School-Wide
Tier 2
Targeted
F3
Tier 2 Practice Adaptation
Watch Recorded Session
Lisa Powers, Steve Kilgus, Katie Eklund, Howard Wills, Amanda Boyce
School-Wide
Tier 2
Behavior
G1
Best Practices to Support a Positive, Safe, & Predictable Classroom
Watch Recorded Session
Terrance Scott, Ami Flammini
Behavior
Climate
G2
Data Informed Decision Making to Support Classroom Practices
Watch Recorded Session
Jennifer Freeman, Kimberly Yanek, Christine Tapia, Jaime Torres, Nicole Gonzales
Classroom PBIS
Assessment
Tier 1
G3
Systems of Support for Classroom Practices at the State, District & School Level
Watch Recorded Session
Kimberly Yanek, Christine Tapia, Nicole Gonzales
Classroom PBIS
Implementation
Tier 1
H1
Equitable Family-School Collaboration in PBIS
Watch Recorded Session
Jennifer Rose, Therese Sandomierski
H2
Using Family Data to Inform Home-School Communication & Collaboration within PBIS
Watch Recorded Session
Adam Feinberg, Sarah Fefer, Chris Vatland
Family
Assessment
Behavior
H3
Using PBIS During the Covid-19 Outbreak to Facilitate Improved Home-School Support for Integrated Mental Health & Academics
Watch Recorded Session
Mark Weist, Devon Minch, S. Andrew Garbacz, Jen Hoskins
Family
Behavior
Alignment
I1
PBIS in Residential Mental Health & Juvenile Justice Settings
Watch Recorded Session
Andrew Guthrie, Mitchell Gould, JoDonna Burdoff
Juvenile Justice
Tier 1
Secure Care
I2
PBIS for Alternative Day School Programs
Watch Recorded Session
Lori Lynass, Travis Hall
Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being
School-Wide
Alternative Settings
Restorative Practices
I3
PBIS Data in Alternative Settings: Connecting Data, Systems, & Practices
Watch Recorded Session
Kim Wood, Ashley Greenwald, Shari Daisy
Juvenile Justice
Tier 1
Secure Care
J1
Basic FBA to BSP: A Practical Approach to Designing & Implementing Function-based Support
Watch Recorded Session
Kathleen Strickland- Cohen, Chris Borgmeier
School-Wide
FBA/BIP/BSP
Tier 3
J2
Comprehensive FBA/BIP Practices for Tier 3
Watch Recorded Session
Rose Iovannone
FBA/BIP/BSP
Tier 3
J3
Critical Systems that are Necessary to Support Effective Tier 3 Practices
Watch Recorded Session
Don Kincaid
School-Wide
Tier 3
FBA/BIP/BSP
A01
Evaluating the Implementation Fidelity and Outcomes of PBIS Adoption in High School
K. Brigid Flannery, Mimi McGrath Kato
High School PBIS
PBIS Foundations
A02
Practical Problem Solving: Drilling Down Into School Data for Improved Decision Making
Jessica Daily, Alan Cook, Jennifer Rollenhagen
Data-based Decision Making
Action plan
Outcome
A03
Intro to Classroom PBIS: Elementary Focus
Terrance Scott, Adam Thomas
Classroom PBIS
PBIS Foundations
Implementation
A04
Classroom Approaches to Build Family-School Partnerships & Enhance Student Academic Performance & Social Behavior: Using Academic Parent Teacher Teams (APTT)
S. Andrew Garbacz, Carrie Sabel, Katie Tegge,
Classroom PBIS
Family
Academics
Community
A05
Cultivating a Durable Commitment to Equity: Where Do We Start?
Kent McIntosh, Eoin Bastable, Therese Sandomierski, Rosalind Hall
Equity
Ethnicity
PBIS Foundations
A06
Ensuring Equitable Student Engagement: Does Your High School Welcome All?
Patti Hershfeldt, Angelica Lopez-Simons
Equity
High School PBIS
Ethnicity
Climate
A07
Reengaging Youth from Juvenile Justice
Heather Griller Clark, Sarup Mathur
Juvenile Justice
Alternative Settings
A08
Extending the Reach of PBIS to Novel Environments
Ashley Greenwald, Brenda Scheuermann, & Shiralee Poed
A09
Supporting the Evolving Role of the School-based Clinician
Ami Flammini & Michael Kelly
A10
An Introduction to an Interconnected Systems Framework for Integrating PBIS & School Mental Health
Kelly Perales
A11
Getting Started with School-wide PBIS, Part 1
Heather Peshak George
A12
Building Capacity in a District Through a Trainer of Trainers Model
Brian Meyer, Melissa Brown, & Molly Lahr
A13
School-wide PBIS Implementation in Rural, High Poverty Communities
Sara McDaniel, DeAna Byrd, & Justin Kelly
A14
Making it Work: PBIS & Early Childhood
Anna Winneker & Rebecca Herrara
A15
HomeWork Lunch: An Academic & Behavioral Support for Secondary Level Students (6-12)
Barbara Mitchell & Dainon Couzic
A16
Building Tier II Coaching Capacity
Danielle Starkey & Nanci Johnson
A17
District-wide Tier II Systems
Kelsey Morris & Trisha Guffey
A18
What is Tier III? What is it Not?
Don Kincaid
A19
Basic Functional Behavior Assessment to Behavior Intervention Plan: Building School Capacity to Implement Function-based Support
Kathleen Strickland-Cohen & Sheldon Loman
B01
A Look at the Logistics of Systematic Screening: The Practicalities of Moving Forward
Kathleen Lynne Lane & Mark Matthew Buckman
B02
Designing an Evaluation Plan for School Climate Transformation Grants (& Other Federal Funding Awards Focused on MTSS) Implementing PBIS
Steve Goodman
B03
Introduction to Classroom PBIS: Secondary Focus
Tim Knoster
B04
Centering Equity & Reducing Student Discipline through Culturally Responsive & Sustaining Practices
Ruthie Payno-Simmons
B05
Using Data to Assess & Monitor Progress in Disciplinary Equity
Bert Eliason, My Hardin, & Faith Nuttall
B06
Changing the Narrative: Engaging Black Families & Students to Address Disproportionate Disciplinary Outcomes
Rebecca Webster, Therese Sandomierski, & Mike Lastra
B07
Restorative Practices Companion Guide to the Tiered Fidelity Inventory
Jeffrey Sprague & Jessica Swain-Bradway
B08
PBIS in Secure Care: Considerations for Effective Long-term Sustainability - What Are We Getting Into?
Michael Turner
B09
Tier II Groups for Students with Internalizing Mental Health Needs
Lucille Eber, Barry McCurdy, & Jennifer Mautone
B10
Integrating Trauma-informed Care into the PBIS Framework
Sheri Luecking & Joseph Fantigrossi
B11
Starting with Freshman
Mimi McGrath Kato, K. Brigid Flannery, & Dean Nourse
B12
Getting Started with School-wide PBIS, Part 2
Heather Peshak George
B13
Law & Policy Implications for Supporting Students with Disabilities in School-wide PBS
Mitchell Yell & Laura Kern
B14
Bullying Prevention in Elementary & Middle Schools: Foundations & Student Ownership
Rhonda Nese, Julie Augustyn, & Melissa De La Paz
B15
Reducing Exclusionary Practices: Restraint & Seclusion
Lauren Evanovich, Stephanie Martinez, & Jill Minuse
B16
Using PBIS & Other Evidence-based Practices to Support Students with Autism: Strategies for Coaches
Briana Weiner & Bob Putnam
B17
Essential Features of Tier II Systems
Tim Lewis & Barbara Mitchell
B18
Supporting At-risk Students Through Accommodations in High School Classrooms
Reesha Adamson, Talida State, & Felicity Post
B19
Person-centered Planning for Better Tier III Outcomes
Don Kincaid, Karen Elfner, & Melissa Hall
C01
Collecting, Reporting, & Using State-level PBIS Evaluation Data
Michael Lombardo, Barbara Kelley, & Rebecca Celes Mendiola
C02
Team Initiated Problem Solving Ed Tech: Advances in Online Applications for Team Decision Making Within Check-in/Check-out
Erin Chaparro & Rhonda Nese
C03
Implementing PBIS to Support Students with Disabilities in the Classroom
Brandi Simonsen, Bob Putnam, & Dale Young
C04
Data-based Decision Making to Support Classroom Management
Jennifer Freeman, Margo Ferrick, & Jennifer Bouckaert
C05
Centering Equity to Reduce the Impact of Implicit Bias in School Discipline
Ruthie Payno-SImmons & Beth Hill
C06
Decreasing Discipline Disparities for Students with Disabilities
Ambra L. Green, Cindy Mehre, & Kristi Schneeberger
C07
Approaches in Implementing PBIS in Juvenile Correctional Facilities
Simon Gonsoulin, Michael Turner, Kim Wood, & Susan Connolly
C08
PBIS as a Foundational Framework for Implementing School Law Enforcement Programs
Brenda Scheuermann & Ricardo Lozano
C09
Integrating Mental Health at the District & School Level: Steps for Installation
Lucille Eber & Jamie Ganske
C10
Building a Culture of Wellness in High Schools
Susan Barrett & Patti Hershfeldt
C11
School Climate Matters: Why All Schools Should be Assessing School Climate
Tamika LaSalle
C12
Implementing & Assessing Family-School Partnerships in PBIS
Devon Minch, S. Andrew Garbacz, & Mark Weist
C13
Strengths & Challenges in Urban PBIS Implementation
Steve Goodman & Jon Jagemann
C14
Creating Systems to Support Staff Impacted by Secondary Trauma
Katie Pohlman, Angela Williams, & Ashley Denton
C15
Tier II Interventions: Small Group Social Skills
Terrance Scott
C16
RENEW - A Tier III Intervention for High Schools: Data, Systems, Practices
Ami Flammini & Joanne Malloy
C17
Systems, Structures, & Coaching Practices to Ensure Effective, Feasible, & Sustainable Function-based Supports in Schools
Kathleen Strickland-Cohen & Sheldon Loman
C18
Tier III Readiness: Considerations for Sustainable Implementation
Ali Hearn, Crysta Morrissey, & Julie Augustyn
D01
Evaluating the Role & Participation of Families in Schools Implementing PBIS: The Positive Family Support Screener
Sheri Luecking, Amy Sanders, & Lesa Patton
D02
Classroom Systems: Evaluating & Improving the Quality & Effectiveness of Student-Teacher Interactions
Terrance Scott & Erica Mcclure
D03
Multi-tiered Systems of Support in the Classroom
Diane Myers
D04
Supporting Teacher Use of Effective Classroom Practices in a High School Setting
Barbara Mitchell, Renay Down, & Michael Gray
D05
"These Kids are out of Control," & They Should Be: Features of Restorative Justice in Practice
H. Richard Milner IV
D06
Beginning to Embed Culturally Responsive Practices into Your School Universal Practices
Milaney Leverson, Kent Smith, & Jennifer Rose
D07
Addressing Issues of Equity & Discipline Disproportionality in Alternative Education
Kim Wood & Susan J. Connolly
D08
Protection Through Prevention: The Role of School Resource Officers Within a PBIS Framework
Trevor Fronius, Brenda Scheuermann, & Ricardo Lozano
D09
Installing Suicide Prevention District-wide through Community Partnerships
Tim Knoster, Danielle Empson, & Joanne Troutman
D10
Mental Health & PBIS: Regional Collaboration & Capacity Building
Susan Barrett,_ Kelcey Schmitz, Eric Bruns, Justyn Poulos, Jessica Swain-Bradway, & Kurt Hatch
D11
Facilitating the Installation of an Interconnected Systems Framework for Integrating PBIS and School Mental Health: Coaching District & Community Leadership Teams
Kelly Perales, Katy Lee, & Tammy McSweeney
D12
Embracing the Differences in High School Start-up & Implementation
Ami Flammini, Tyler Alexander, & Dan Von Handorf
D13
District Coaching Capacity
Barry McCurdy, Laura Rutherford, & Erika McDowell
D14
The Role of PBIS in Addressing the Opioid Crisis
John Seeley, Sean Austin, & McKenzie Harrington-Bacote
D15
Tier II Intervention: Using a Data-informed Decision Making Process to Guide the Use of Self-management Practices Across Tier II Supports
Kimberly Yanek, Carolyn R. Lamm, & Jennifer Linthicum
D16
The Power of Progress Monitoring for Students Receiving Tier II Supports
Cat Raulerson, Rebecca Webster, & Mike Lastra
D17
Family-Centered Support in Tier II Intervention
S. Andrew Garbacz & Kevin Moore
D18
Identifying Students for Tier II Supports Through Data Decision Rules
Lisa Powers, Heather Hatton, Bonita Jamison, Jane Crawford, & Catherine DeSalvo
D19
Tier III Progress Monitoring: How Individualized Supports Can be Monitored Systematically, Efficiently, & Individually
Robert Putnam, Katie Conley, Angus Kittleman, & Therese Sandomierski
E01
Teaming with Team Initiated Problem Solving for Effective & Efficient Decision Making
Diane LaMaster & Jessica Daily
E02
Assessing School Climate & Culture in PBIS Evaluations: Including Student & Family Voice
Tamika LaSalle
E03
Creating Positive, Productive Classrooms: Coordinated Professional Learning Efforts at the District Level to Install Low-intensity Strategies to Support Success
Kathleen Lynne Lane, Mark Matthew Buckman, Heather Burris, & Therese Brink Edgecomb
E04
Alignment & Integration of Practices/Initiatives in the Classroom: Academic Focus
Steve Goodman & Scott Baker
E05
Supporting the Implementation of Trauma-informed Classroom Practices
Katie Pohlman, Lisette Spraggins, & Huda "Shay" Shakih
E06
Coaching Teachers as We Support Students Receiving Support Across the Tiers
Kimberly Yanek, Dayla Brown, Laura McMahon, Teri Breaux, & Marcial Anthony Gonzalez
E07
Utilizing Instructional Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline
Rhonda Nese, Danielle Triplett, & Ambra Green
E08
Supporting Students & Families Who Are LGBTQ
Jennifer Freeman, Renee Bradley, Sydney Bradley-Black, & Arika Freeman-Gritter
E09
Coaching for Equity in School Discipline
Kent McIntosh, Sara McDaniel, Ruthie Payno-Simmons, & Sandra Hardee
E10
A District-wide Approach to Implementing Restorative Practices through a PBIS Framework
Ali Hearn, Ryan Wollberg, & Lisa West
E11
Integrating Social Emotional Instruction into the PBIS Framework
Lucille Eber & Kelly Perales
E12
Improving Family Engagement in an Interconnected Systems Framework
Mark Weist, Megan Bocchino, & Dama Abshier
E13
Authentic Student Voice: Are We Hearing from ALL Students?
Patti Hershfeldt & Stephanie Martinez
E14
Training & Coaching Basics
Kelsey Morris
E15
Bringing PBIS to the Preschool Classroom: Preventing Challenging Behavior; Promoting Social & Emotional Competence
Anna Winneker
E16
Intensifying Behavioral Supports within the Classroom Using the Class-wide Function-based Intervention Team Intervention
Howard Wills, Lisa Friesen, Mary Jordan, Amy Casey, & Pei-Yu Chen
E17
Addressing Internalizing Concerns through Tier II Supports
Stephen Kilgus & Katie Eklund
E18
The Prevent-Teach-Reinforce Functional Behavior Assessment-Behavior Intervention Plan Model for Middle & High School Students
Rose Iovannone
E19
Tier III Supports & Students with Disabilities: Practice & Policy Recommendations
Tim Lewis
Keynote
How Do We Support Every Student to be Successful in School?
Kent McIntosh
Keynote
Five Educational Justice Imperatives to Support Student Success
H. Richard Milner IV
RDQ 01
Advancing Family-School Collaboration in PBIS through the Family-School-Community Alliance
Mark Weist, S. Andrew Garbacz, & Devon Minch
RDQ 02
APBS High School Network Meeting
Patti Hershfeldt, Jennifer Freeman, & K. Brigid Flannery
RDQ 03
Community of Practice: Restraint & Seclusion
Lauren Evanovich
RDQ 04
Embedding Culturally Responsive Practices in Tier I
Milaney Leverson, Kent Smith, & Jennifer Rose
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RDQ03
Identifying & Problem Solving Common Challenges to Bullying Prevention Implementation
Rhonda Nese
Bullying Prevention
RDQ05
Integrating Equity & PBIS Efforts at the District Level
Ambra Green, Kent McIntosh
Equity
District/State PBIS
RDQ06
Bringing PBIS to Preschool: Opportunities, Challenges, & Success
Lise Fox
Early Childhood PBIS
RDQ07
Cultivating Positive Student-Teacher Relationships
Milaney Leverson, Kent Smith, Jennifer Rose
School-Wide
RDQ08
Strengthening Family-School-Community Connections in PBIS to Improve Valued Outcomes
Mark Weist, Andrew Garbacz
Family
RDQ09
Facility-wide PBIS in Residential & Juvenile Facilities: Learning from Other Implementers
Kristine Jolivette, Skip Kumm, Sara Sanders, David Royer
Juvenile Justice
RDQ10
Q&A on Classroom PBIS
Brandi Simonsen, Diane Myers
Classroom PBIS
RDQ11
Restorative Practices in School-wide PBIS Networking Roundtable: Follow up from Panel Discussion
Jessica Swain-Bradway, Ali Hearn, Jeffrey R. Sprague
District/State PBIS
Restorative Practices
Tier 1
RDQ12
School Climate & Every Student Succeeds Act
Tamika LaSalle
District/State PBIS
Climate
Policy
RDQ13
Tier II Data, Systems, & Practices
Deanna Maynard, Danielle Starkey
Data-based Decision Making
Tier 2
RDQ14
Universal Screening: Tools & Processes
Lisa Powers, Kathleen Lane
Data-based Decision Making
Assessment
Screening
RDQ15
Networking & Dialogue for Leaders of PBIS in Large, Urban School Districts
Steve Goodman
District/State PBIS
Urban Implementation
RDQ16
Supporting District-Level Implementation
Susan Barrett
District/State PBIS
RDQ17
Tier III Practices & Systems: Discussion of Issues Around Tier III Critical Practices & Systems
Lauren Evanovich, Rose Iovannone
District/State PBIS
Tier 3
RDQ18
Responding to Emergency & Crisis School Incidents
George Sugai, Jennifer Freeman
District/State PBIS
RDQ19
High School Networking Opportunity
Patti Hershfeldt, Brigid Flannery
High School PBIS