School Climate Tranformation Grant (SCTG)

In October 2014, in OESE awarded the first round of SCTGs to 12 SEAs and 71 LEAs. In September 2018, OESE funded a second round of 14 SEAs (5 of the 14 SEAs also received a SCTG in 2014). In October 2019, OESE funded a second round of 69 unique LEAs. The Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS), within OESE, provides oversight for the SEAs (Amy Banks) and LEAs (Carlette KyserPegram & Nicole White) awarded SCTGs.

The Center on PBIS provides a full range of TA resources to any school, district, or state that is interested in developing leadership team implementation capacity and establishing a MTSS framework to support implementation of evidence-based practices.  The Center on PBIS also provides unique TA opportunities to LEAs and SEAs awarded SCTGs.  All TA provided by the Center on PBIS emphasizes development of local capacity so that schools, LEAs, and SEAs have access to local personnel with the expertise to guide and sustain implementation of PBIS with fidelity and impact.  LEAs and SEAs are encouraged to take advantage of local in-state supports and on-going partnerships with Center on PBIS Partners and State Coordinators. The SCTG Coordinator for the Center on PBIS is Jennifer Freeman.

SCTG Resources Timeline

Alignment and Integration of Social-Emotional-Behavioral Initiatives at the State Level

This session will describe strategies, resources, and tools that state leaders can use to align their efforts to support districts and schools with their social-emotional-behavioral initiatives. Learn how School Climate Transformation Grantees have leveraged their projects along with related projects, funding sources, and policies to build capacity at the state level to support PBIS and an Interconnected Systems Framework.

Center on PBIS
June 22, 2022
Moving to a Culture of Coaching as part of our Way of Work

In this video we will explore possibilities for building shared capacity of individuals within an organization to utilize best coaching practices as a way of work.

Center on PBIS
April 28, 2022
Centering Equity Within a Multi-Tiered Behavior Framework

Recording of a presentation given on Day 1 of the OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (February 23, 2022).

Ruthie Payno-Simmons
March 16, 2022
Leveraging Youth-Adult Partnerships

Recording of a presentation given on Day 1 of the OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (February 23, 2022).

Reyhan Reid
March 16, 2022
Gender-Based Violence

Recording of a presentation given on Day 1 of the OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (February 23, 2022).

Elyse Robertson
March 16, 2022
Expanding Impact through Community Involvement and Engagement

Recording of a presentation given on Day 1 of the OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (February 23, 2022).

Tim Lewis
March 16, 2022
SCTG-LEA Grant Administration, Budgets, and Reporting Reminders

Recording of a presentation given on Day 1 of the OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (February 23, 2022).

Carlette KyserPegram, Jen Freeman,
March 16, 2022
OSSS Technical Assistance (TA) Center Resources

Recording of presentations given on Day 1 of the OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (February 23, 2022).

Greta Colombi, Janelle W. Hughes, Jenny Betz, Brandi Simonsen
March 16, 2022
Evaluation: Focus on Fidelity

Recording of a presentation given on Day 2 of the OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (February 24, 2022).

Steve Goodman, Don Kincaid
March 16, 2022
Returning to School During and After Crisis

Recording of a presentation given on Day 2 of the OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (February 24, 2022).

Susan Barrett, Hayley Newman
March 16, 2022
Prioritizing Mental Health and Wellness

Recording of a presentation given on Day 2 of the OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (February 24, 2022).

Lucille Eber, Kelly Perales, Cat Raulerson
March 16, 2022
Sustaining School Climate Initiatives

Recording of a presentation given on Day 2 of the OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (February 24, 2022).

Kent McIntosh, Scott Eckman, Russ Uhing
March 16, 2022
Prevention and Mitigation of Alcohol and Drug Use within a MTSS Framework

Schools can play an important role in the prevention and mitigation of alcohol and drug use among youth. This session will describe how to leverage the core features of a Multi-Tiered System of Support to address substance misuse and the opioid crisis. Resources, tools, and evidence-based approaches will be presented.

Center on PBIS
March 9, 2022
OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting (2022)

Presentations and files for the February 24, 2022 Office of Safe and Supportive Schools SCTG Project Directors Meeting.

Center on PBIS
February 24, 2022
Models of State-wide Implementation and Lessons Learned Across Grantees

While many School Climate Transformation Grants (SCTG) have proposed similar events, the scope and sequence of those approved grant activities have varied across states. Learn how some SEA grantees have developed their state-wide model of implementation and be prepared to discuss your lessons learned to date. This conversation is an opportunity for SEAs to collectively engage in deeper conversation on implementing SCTG goals within and across state systems.

Center on PBIS
February 16, 2022
Systems for Implementing Advanced Tiers in Secondary Schools

Systems are critical to successful initial and sustained implementation of advanced tiers of support. This session will provide examples of teaming structures, data systems and decision rules, district supports, and professional development strategies that have supported schools’ and districts’ development of advanced tiers.

Center on PBIS
February 9, 2022
Implementing District-wide Classroom Supports through Brief Professional Development and Coaching

An essential component of universal positive behavior supports is ensuring classroom teachers are implementing key instructional and management strategies with fidelity and intensity to match student risk. We will provide an overview of key classroom strategies, how to design and implement systemic supports to promote high implementation fidelity, and a range of examples of professional development and on-gong coaching at the school and district level.

Center on PBIS
January 12, 2022
Equitable Classroom Acknowledgment Systems

Acknowledging students for showing positive behaviors is a powerful core practice of PBIS. But do we do it equitably across student groups, and are our systems culturally responsive? The presenters will share strategies for making acknowledgment systems more equitable.

Center on PBIS
December 8, 2021
State use of MTSS to Organize an Effective Pandemic Response

As we move into the third academic year affected by the pandemic, state level programs have utilized a multi-tiered framework to develop educational systems that are successfully responding to need. This webinar will discuss critical MTSS components and provide examples of state MTSS approaches to develop local implementation support capacity within our current context.

Center on PBIS
November 17, 2021
Effective Teaming for Improved Results

Teaming is a core feature of a Multi-Tiered System of Support. Participants will learn strategies of effective teaming, including roles, functions, and team membership to improve their processes and results. Examples and resources will be shared to promote expanded teams with student, family, and community partner participation and voice.

Center on PBIS
November 10, 2021
SCTG Webinar Series (2021-2022)

The 2021-2022 SCTG webinar series includes topics that will educate viewers about equitable implementation practices, discuss support at advanced tiers, and provide strategies for effective teaming. Webinar dates, topic descriptions, and access links are available on our Announcements page.

Center on PBIS
November 4, 2021
 High School Implementation - Supporting College and Career Readiness Through PBIS

Despite the challenges of implementing PBIS in high schools, we know that it leads to improved outcomes for secondary students. In this session, we will review the rationale for and the critical features of PBIS at the high school level and share suggestions for improving training, coaching, and technical assistance for high schools. Further, improving student behavior is important but not sufficient at the high school level. It is essential that we prepare students adequately for College or Career. In this session, we will discuss strategies for integrating academic and behavior supports to ensure that the knowledge, skills, and habits students need to be successful after high school are consistently taught and reinforced across all school settings.

Center on PBIS
June 9, 2021
PBIS in Alternative Settings

The success of PBIS in typical school settings has led to PBIS implementation in alternative settings, including disciplinary alternative day schools, residential mental health programs, and juvenile justice programs. In this webinar, we will describe important considerations for planning and implementation in these settings, and how to manage possible challenges that may be encountered during planning and implementation. In addition, we will encourage state and district PBIS teams to include the full range of educational settings in PBIS plans and activities.

Center on PBIS
May 19, 2021
Alignment and Integration of RP and SEL

Schools across the country are tasked with installing multiple initiatives to address the social-emotional-behavioral (SEB) needs of their students. These initiatives include, but are not limited to, social-emotional learning, trauma-informed care, restorative practices, school safety, and suicide prevention. This session will provide an overview of how to align and integrate initiatives, such as those mentioned above. Examples, tools, and resources will be shared, specifically to address restorative practices and SEL.

Center on PBIS
April 21, 2021
PBIS Implementation in Rural Settings

Rural settings have a variety of unique challenges that can make accessibility to resources challenging but also have strengths that can be utilized. Learning environments that support the social, emotional and behavioral needs for all students and adults have been shown to positively impact outcomes regardless of setting. Multi-tiered behavioral frameworks, such as PBIS, have been successfully implemented in rural schools, helping to promote a positive school climate and better student outcomes. This webinar will review some of the lessons learned in implementing PBIS in rural settings, explore strengths, and describe the adaptations needed for improved PBIS implementation.

Center on PBIS
March 24, 2021
Implementing PBIS with a Racial Equity Mindset

Many schools are implementing PBIS in efforts to reduce racial disproportionality in school discipline. Research shows that schools implementing PBIS with fidelity have more equitable school discipline, but eliminating disproportionality will likely require a specific equity focus. The presenter will share specific strategies and free Center resources for enhancing the cultural responsiveness of PBIS systems.

Center on PBIS
February 17, 2021
Building State Advisory Teams

State Advisory teams can inform best practice at the state and district level by bringing together important constituencies and perspectives for planning and problem-solving. This presentation will share examples of PBIS/MTSS state advisory teams that have supported growth and implementation of efforts across a state and have effectively addressed barriers and needs.

Center on PBIS
January 27, 2021
Using PBIS to Build a Culture of Wellness for All

Using key features of a MTSS, we will describe ways to organize, align, and allocate resources to cultivate a culture of health and wellness for all.

Center on PBIS
January 13, 2021
SCTG Webinar Series

This SCTG webinar series includes topics that will educate viewers about PBIS implementation, discuss methods for alignment with SEL practices, and provide strategies for cultivating cultural wellness. Webinar dates, topic descriptions, and access links are available on our Announcements page.

Center on PBIS
December 22, 2020
Building Habits of Effective Practice Webinar

This webinar focuses on habits of effective classroom practice and addresses four key questions: (1) How do we develop habits?(2) How can we build habits of effective practice in classrooms?(3) How do we scale-up effective habits in our schools, districts, and states?(4) What resources can we use to enhance habits of effective practice? Be sure to check out the related practice brief.

Center on PBIS
December 9, 2020
Considerations for Systematic Screening in the COVID-19 Era: Universal Screening for Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors

In this webinar, Kathleen Lane (1) introduces Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered (Ci3T) Models of Prevention, (2) describes the role of screening - using screening data to shape instruction, and (3) offers considerations for screening PK-12 in the COVID-19 Era.

Center on PBIS
November 4, 2020
OSSS SCTG Project Directors Meeting

Presentations and files for the October 6, 2020 Office of Safe & Supportive Schools SCTG Project Directors Meeting

Center on PBIS
September 24, 2020
SCTG-SEA Annual Report Webinar

Details on completing and submitting your year 2 SCTG-SEA interim performance report (IPR) & GPRA clarifications.

Center on PBIS
May 27, 2020
MTSS During the Pandemic: Adapting Systems of Behavior Support

We highlight resources to support educators & students during the pandemic & discuss how to adapt systems of behavior support for distance, hybrid, & return to campus scenarios.

Center on PBIS
May 26, 2020
Completing and Submitting Your Year 1 SCTG Interim Performance Report IPR

This presentation is intended to assist the FY2019 SCTG-LEA grantees better understanding what is expected of their year one Interim Performance Report (IPR) and how to submit it.

Center on PBIS
May 18, 2020
LEA SCTG Newsletter 2: Roles and Functions of Leadership Teams

Newsletter for SCTG LEAs focused on roles and functions of leadership teams.

Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. (May 2020). LEA SCTG Newsletter 2: Roles and Functions of Leadership Teams. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon. Retrieved from www.pbis.org
May 18, 2020
SEA SCTG Newsletter 9: Family & Community Engagement

In this issue of SCTG News, we discuss and provide resources to support and enhance family and community engagement.

Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. (May 2020). SEA SCTG Newsletter 9: Family & Community Engagement. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon. Retrieved from www.pbis.org
May 18, 2020
Special Edition SCTG Newsletter

This SCTG Newsletter focuses on resources for Increasing equity of PBIS through cultural responsiveness.

Center on PBIS
April 29, 2020
LEA SCTG Newsletter 1: Designing Evaluation Plans and Reports

Newsletter for SCTG LEAs focused on designing evaluation plans and reports.

Center on PBIS
March 13, 2020
SEA SCTG Newsletter 8: Increasing Equity

In this issue of SCTG News, we discuss and provide resources related to increasing equity.

Center on PBIS
February 10, 2020
Technical Assistance Resource – Safe and Supportive Learning
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
January 28, 2020
SCTG-LEA Grants Management Information and Overview
Office of Safe and Supportive Schools
January 28, 2020
Annual Performance Reporting and GPRA
Office of Safe and Supportive Schools and the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
January 28, 2020
Technical Assistance Resource – Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
Office of Safe and Supportive Schools
January 28, 2020
Technical Assistance Resource – Social and Emotional Learning
Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety
January 28, 2020
Coordination & Capacity-Building: Overview of Technical Assistance for School Climate Transformation Grantees
Center on PBIS
January 27, 2020
SEA SCTG Newsletter 7: Training and Coaching Capacity
Center on PBIS
January 16, 2020
SEA SCTG Newsletter 6: Building District Capacity
Center on PBIS
November 26, 2019
SEA SCTG Newsletter 5: Aligning Multiple Initiatives
Center on PBIS
October 1, 2019
SEA SCTG Newsletter 3: Implementation Action Plans
Center on PBIS
June 12, 2019
SEA SCTG Newsletter 4: Setting Up Implementation Success
Center on PBIS
June 12, 2019
2019 School Climate Transformation Grant SEA Implementation Survey Summary
Jen Freeman
May 24, 2019
2014-2019 School Climate Transformation Grant Implementation Survey Summary
Jen Freeman
May 2, 2019
SEA SCTG Newsletter 2: Roles and Functions of Leadership Teams
Center on PBIS
April 18, 2019
SEA SCTG Newsletter 1: Designing Evaluation Plans and Reports
Center on PBIS
April 18, 2019
10 Lessons Learned from SEA and LEA SCTG Sites
Center on PBIS
April 16, 2019
Overview of SCTG SEA TA Support from PBIS Center
Brandi Simonsen & Carlette Kyser Pegram
November 29, 2018
Aligning Initiatives in a Multi-Tiered System of Support Framework
McKenzie Harrington-Bacote, Michael Petrasek, & Emily Jordon
October 3, 2018
Safe and Healthy Students Preconference Meeting
Jennifer Freeman
October 3, 2018
Sustainability of the SC TG Work
Naomi Brahim, Nanci Johnson, Gordon Way, & Kent McIntosh
October 3, 2018
SEA SCTG Review of Systems Implementation Best Practices and Organizational Implementation Capacity Development - 2018 and Beyond
Bryan Williams & George Sugai
October 3, 2018
Safe And Healthy Students Preconference Meeting
Brandi Simonsen, Jen Freeman, & Kent McIntosh
October 3, 2018
Positive and Proactive Classroom Management Focus on Positive Classroom Behavior Supports (PCBS)
Brandi Simonsen
October 3, 2018
What Building Teams Should Ask of Their Districts
Steve Goodman
May 17, 2018
Preventing the Use of & Improving the Effectiveness of Tier 2 Interventions
Bob Putnam
April 19, 2018
2014-2018 School Climate Transformation Grant Implementation Survey Summary
Jen Freeman, Rob Horner, & George Sugai
April 10, 2018
Social Skills Instruction at Tier 2
Kathleen Lane
March 15, 2018
Using Data (and Data Systems) to Address Discipline Disproportionality
Don Kincaid & Therese Sandomierski
February 15, 2018
Aligning and Integrating SEL and PBIS
Susan Barrett & Kelly Perales
January 18, 2018
Sustaining SWPBIS: 4 Research-based Tips for School Teams
Kent McIntosh
December 7, 2017
Adding Check-in/Check-out to MTSS
Rob Horner
November 16, 2017
Best Practices in the Classroom: Building Capacity at the District Level to Support Your Teachers
Susan Barrett & Kimberly Yanek
October 19, 2017
SCTG Project Directors Meeting
Tim Lewis
September 27, 2017
Safe and Healthy Student Preconference Meeting

Opening Remarks and SEA-SCTG Presentation

Rob Horner & George Sugai
September 27, 2017
Safe and Healthy Students Preconference Meeting

LEA-SCTG Presentation

Brandi Simonsen
September 27, 2017
Rob Horner
September 27, 2017
Family and Community Engagement
Devon Minch & Heather Peshak-George
June 15, 2017
Leadership Capacity for MTSS
George Sugai & Jennifer Freeman
May 25, 2017
Enhancing Equity Of PBIS Through Cultural Responsiveness
Kent McIntosh
April 27, 2017
SCTG: Update on Navigating www.PBIS.org

A brief update to review how LEA and SEA sites can take advantage of information and resources found at the website

George Sugai
April 16, 2017
Tier 2 & Tier 3 Support System
Tim Lewis
March 16, 2017
Restorative Practices in PBIS
Jessica Swain-Bradway
February 16, 2017
Sustainability Self-Assessment for TIER 1 MTSS for School, LEA, and SEA Teams
Kent McIntosh
February 3, 2017
Integrating Trauma Informed Support in MTSS
Lucille Eber & Susan Barrett
January 26, 2017
Interconnected Systems Framework
Lucille Eber & Susan Barrett
December 8, 2016
Building and Measuring Regional and District Capacity to Implement MTSS
Steve Goodman & Rob Horner
November 17, 2016
SEA-Integrating AWARE, SCT and PBIS at the District and State Levels
Heather Peshak George & Don Kincaid
September 23, 2016
Systems to Support Teachers' Implementation of PBIS in the Classroom
Brandi Simonsen
September 22, 2016
SEA-High School Challenges
Heather Peshak George, Brandi Simonsen, Jen Freeman and Stephanie Martinez
July 29, 2016
SEA-Aligning Multiple Initiatives
Heather George & Brandi Simonsen
June 10, 2016
Systematic Screening for Emotional/Behavioral Challenges in Tiered Systems
Kathleen Lane & Mark Weist
May 19, 2016
Tier 2 Overview: Readiness, Data Decisions, & Practices
Tim Lewis
April 21, 2016
SEA-District Action Planning
Time Lewis & Heather George
April 1, 2016
Building District Capacity for Multi-Tiered Behavioral Frameworks
Heather George & Bob Putnam
March 17, 2016
MTSS-B in High School: Evidence, Fidelity, and Engaging Staff
Jessica Swain-Bradway
February 18, 2016
Resources for Enhancing Equity in School Discipline
Kent McIntosh & Rhonda Nese
January 21, 2016
Selecting and Implementing Evidence-based Practices
Erin Chaparro & Rob Horner
November 19, 2015
Classroom Management
Brandi Simonson & Jennifer Freeman
October 16, 2015

Examples

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Materials

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Presentations

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Publications

Publications listed below include every eBook, monograph, brief, and guide written by the PBIS Technical Assistance Center.

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Video

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Publications

Publications listed below include every eBook, monograph, brief, and guide written by the PBIS Technical Assistance Center.

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Video

Recordings here include keynotes and presentations about PBIS concepts as well tips for implementation.

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