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PBIS Front Page News is the Illinois PBIS Network's monthly communication to coaches keeping you up to date on everything PBIS.  In this and upcoming issues, we will highlight and provide access to coaching strategies you can use with your schools, updated evaluation tools, current efforts the Network is involved with, and other resources to support your implementation work.  Please send your requests or suggestions for future content to our Newsletter team.

PBIS June 2014 Coaches Front Page Newsletter

posted Jun 5, 2014, 9:14 AM by Teresa Bochula   [ updated Jun 5, 2014, 9:14 AM by Unknown user ]


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Coaches Front Page News

June 2014

 

The Illinois PBIS Network's Coaches Front Page News provides resources, tips, and updates for coaches to support your PBIS implementation efforts. 

In This Issue
Expanded Availability of Federal Grant Resources
Evaluation
Classroom Management
Coaching Focus
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching
School Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)
High School Corner
Administrator Tip of the Month
Upcoming Events

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About the Network

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) - an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network builds capacity of schools, families, and communities to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  

 

 

Quick Links


Expanded Availability of Federal Grant Resources 

 

The Department of Education School Climate Transformation Grants have the specific purpose of installing and enhancing PBIS implementation. You can access the federal announcement and resources on the Announcements page of the Illinois PBIS Network website. School Climate Transformation Grant proposals are due June 23, 2014.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network has a 15 year history of working with schools and districts to support PBIS implementation and reduce office referrals, suspensions, and impact educational environment data. As you refine your proposal, please email questions about the grant writing process as well as specific interventions at Tiers 1, 2, and 3 to jessica.swainbradway@pbisillinois.org. 

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Evaluation

 

Thanks to all of you who worked so diligently to help 743 schools complete the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and submitted recognition documents and applications by May 16th. Letters of recognition are scheduled to be mailed before July 1, 2014. The complete list of Recognized Schools and electronic images of the decal awards will be available on the School Recognition page at the end of June.
Classroom Management

Teaching rules and routines to students at the beginning of the year and enforcing them consistently across time increases student academic achievement and task engagement (Everton & Emer, 1982; Johnson, Stoner & Green, 1996). A basic critical feature of effective classroom management is to post, teach, review, monitor, and reinforce a small number of positively stated expectations. In preparing for the next school year, create a purposeful plan for teaching expectations. For a template to get you started, click here.
Blended TriangleCoaching Focus 

As the school year comes to an end, it is important to consider sustainability. One important aspect of coaching is managing and supporting change within districts and schools. As you consider next year and potential changes, you will want to think about what you can do now to promote sustained implementation. The May Coaches Meeting highlighted Implementation Science, Stages of Implementation, and Coaching for Change.
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching 

Developing capacity among Tier 2 and Tier 3 facilitators increases the sustainability of implementation efforts. As you are forming action plans for next school year, consider reviewing the Coaching for Capacity Building tool from the ISBE Coaching Manual that was reviewed at the May Coaches Meeting for specific strategies that could be utilized.
children circleSchool Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)

  

Conference Registration Fees Waived for Family & Community Team Members!

Register your valuable family/community team members while waivers are still available for the 2014 MTSS Fall Leadership Conference on September 8-9, 2014, in Tinley Park. Registration fees for up to two family and/or community team partners from each district will be waived! Two additional family or community team members can also participate at a 50% reduced registration fee. To receive the waived registration fee, note the person's role as "Family/Community Partner" during registration, and then contact Patti Bardell at patti.bardell@istac.net
to request the waived fee. For further details, and to view the School, Family, Community, Mental Health Partnerships (SFCP) strand, visit the Fall Leadership Conference webpage.
 
Family/Community Network Meetings can help districts increase family and community membership on school and district teams. These meetings also provide an opportunity for neighboring coaches and administrators to learn how other districts are engaging family and community partners, and the valuable voice they bring to the table. Consider joining the next meeting scheduled in the Southern Region on June 12, 2014, in Belleville, Illinois. Visit the Network Meetings page on the Illinois PBIS Website Partnerships tab for details!
 
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Remember PBIS implementation is much more effective when student voice is a part of the planning and delivery process. Consider ways in which student voice can be more present at your team meeting tables!
high school studentsHigh School Corner

  

The High School Tier 2 training series has ended. All training webinars and monthly virtual chats were recorded and are available on our website under the High School section on the Webinar Recordings page. An additional opportunity for support and problem solving in PBIS implementation for high schools is participation in a national model demonstration. Consider joining a high school community of PBIS practitioners. Participating high schools will be part of a national community of practice for high school implementers, have access to a range of high school-specific training webinars with the National PBIS Center, and be asked to share school-level data. Contact jessica.swainbradway@pbisillinois.org.
Administrator Tip of the Month

 

Remember to take time to celebrate the hard work of PBIS teams, coaches, and all staff. The end of the year is a great time to reflect on how far you have come and plan for next year. Are you creating sustainable systems? Have you shared data with all stakeholders? If you answered "yes" to these two questions, then celebrate your own hard work!

Upcoming Events

 

We have a NEW date for the FALL Leadership Conference on Multi-Tiered System of Supports (including content from ISTAC, Academic RtI, and PBIS)! The conference will now be on September 8-9, 2014, at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Visit the Fall Leadership Conference webpage for more information.
  

Join Us as a Volunteer!

To show our appreciation for volunteers, conference fees will be waived. Volunteers have the opportunity to attend the conference while also experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at this compelling event. If you are interested, complete our Volunteer Application. For further information about volunteering for this conference, visit our volunteer program webpage or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Kent, skent@leeogle.org.

Contacts/Questions

 

For information about PBIS, the Illinois PBIS Network, or Statewide Contacts click:
www.pbisillinois.org/about/statewide-contacts.   
 
If you have any questions you would like the Illinois PBIS Network to answer, please send your queries to: 

 

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Illinois PBIS Network | 550 Quail Ridge Drive | Westmont | IL | 60559

PBIS May 2014 Coaches Front Page Newsletter

posted May 13, 2014, 6:38 AM by Teresa Bochula   [ updated May 15, 2014, 1:09 PM by Unknown user ]


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Coaches Front Page News

May 2014

 

The Illinois PBIS Network's Coaches Front Page News provides resources, tips, and updates for coaches to support your PBIS implementation efforts. 

In This Issue
Expanded Availability of Federal Grant Resources
Evaluation
Classroom Management
Curriculum/Innovation Updates
Coaching Focus
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching
School Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)
High School Corner
Administrator Tip of the Month
Upcoming Events

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About the Network

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) - an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network builds capacity of schools, families, and communities to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  

 

 

Quick Links


Expanded Availability of Federal Grant Resources 

 

The School Climate Transformation Grants have the specific intent of reducing exclusionary discipline in schools through a preventative, positive approach. You will be able to access the federal announcement here in the next few days. School Climate Transformation Grant proposals are due June 30, 2014. Additionally, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has announced a grant competition, Project AWARE, for training school personnel in mental health first aid. The grants are for $50,000 per year for two years and proposals are due June 16, 2014. See Project AWARE for more information.

 

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has also announced a grant for Developing Knowledge About What Works to Make Schools Safer, due July 10, 2014. NIJ is looking for proposals to be focused on behavioral health, mental health and wellness, safety and preparedness, and climate and culture. See the NIJ Grant announcement or their NIJ funding webpage for more information.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network has a 15-year history of working with schools and districts to implement PBIS and reduce office referrals, suspensions, and impact educational environment data. The Illinois PBIS Network can be your source for grant writing support, subcontracts to implement or refine your preventative PBIS framework, as well as specific interventions at Tiers 1, 2, and 3. For more information on grant planning or subcontracting please contact jessica.swainbradway@pbisillinois.org. 

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School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory and School Recognition Process

The School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) is now available to all Illinois PBIS schools. For more information on how to access and complete the Inventory, please visit the Inventory Information page. Schools who wish to be recognized should complete the Inventory online by May 16, 2014.

  • For more  information about 2013-14 School Recognition, including the new Recognition Process, levels, due dates, and acknowledgements, see the School Recognition page.
  • To ensure the appropriate staff at your school receive the recognition acknowledgements, please provide any personnel changes using the PBIS Team Contact Information Form.

In addition to completing the TFI  for Recognition, your teams will want to continue to complete other fidelity measures, such as the BoQ, BAT, TIC, etc. to compare their progress to last year.

 

For more information on completing the TFI, or Recognition, please join an upcoming webinar on May 8, 2014 - register here. The webinar will walk you through accessing the TFI, completion, report generation, and other frequently asked questions. Ahead of the webinar, please access the Inventory Information page for step-by-step guidance on the TFI.

 

Questions about PBIS Assessments, the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory, School Recognition, and SWIS accounts can be directed to eval@pbisillinois.org.

 

SWIS, and Reporting for End of Year

Please also take the time now to ensure your schools have updated SWIS databases to include the following. (For directions please see the SWIS User Manual.)

  1. Entered student enrollment, page 19
  2. Updated days per year (considering snow days), page 18
  3. Enable the "Use Ethnicity" feature, pages 21 and 19. *Note, enabling ethnicity in SWIS is only available for administrative users.
New Pricing Structure for SWIS starting for the 2014-2015 school year. SWIS has three applications available (SWIS, SWIS-CICO, and ISIS-SWIS) and schools can now subscribe to any one or a combination of these applications.  Please review the new pricing structure below with these three applications in mind.  Also note that any application added mid-year will be invoiced at a prorated amount.  If you have any updates to your billing contacts, please email eval@pbisillinois.org with the information.

 


Purchase of 
1 App
Purchase of 
2-App Bundle
Purchase of 
3-App Bundle
1-19 Schools
$300
$400$500
20-39 Schools$270 (10% discount)$360 (10% discount)$450 (10% discount)
40+ Schools$240 (20% discount)$320 (20% discount)$400 (20% discount)

 

Classroom Management

Definitions and expectations of appropriate behavior are culturally influenced. Conflicts are likely to occur when teachers and students come from different cultural backgrounds (Weinstein, Tomlinson-Clarke and Curran, 2004). Misreading behaviors or communication patterns of culturally and linguistically diverse students can lead unprepared teachers to disproportionate discipline and special education referrals.

Using a culturally responsive classroom management approach becomes an important tool in reducing and preventing disproportionality. For ideas on managing classrooms in a culturally responsive way, review the strategies outlined in Culturally Responsive Classroom Management Strategies. 
keyCurriculum/Innovation Updates

 

Now you can access all recorded versions of webinars on the new Webinar Recordings page. These recordings provide you with the content from training and technical assistance webinars for convenient viewing at any time. Please note that CPDU and CEU credits are not available for watching recorded webinars. Also, check out the new and more user-friendly look of the Training page. Thank you for your patience as we continue to update the Illinois PBIS Network website.

 

Role of the School-Based Clinician

Consider joining other clinicians on Friday, May 9, 2014, at Judson College in Elgin for another day of learning and networking around the Role of the School-Based Clinician in a 3-Tiered Model of Support. More information, resources, and registration are available on our Changing Role of Clinician page.
Coaching Focus 

There are students at risk of being left without access to necessary supports in every district. The April Coaches Meeting reviewed the positive impact of PBIS implementation on the most vulnerable student populations.  In addition, two new tools were introduced to assess patterns of placement and discipline for vulnerable populations. Consider reviewing and utilizing one or both of the following tools to ensure equity for all students in your district.
  • The Systems Response Tool can assist district or building teams in reflecting and action planning to improve typical responses (i.e. suspensions, more restrictive placements) to youth displaying challenging behavior.
  • The Statewide Leadership Team developed the Culturally Responsive Schoolwide PBIS (CR-SWPBIS) self-assessment tool for schools. Teams can use this tool to evaluate the cultural responsiveness of their PBIS implementation. The new tool is just one of several resources about Equity available on the Illinois PBIS Network website. The April Coaches Meeting introduced the tool and its accompanying rubric. For more information about the CR-SWPBIS self-assessment tool, please register to join an informative webinar on May 27, 2014, from 1:30pm-3:00pm. 
Additionally, the recently released federal guidance on school discipline and discrimination, developed in a collaborative effort between the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, provides recommendations districts can take to create safe, positive, and equitable schools. Consider reviewing the outlined action steps in Appendix 1 of the USDOE Directory of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources (PDF pages 5-7) to see how your PBIS implementation is already assisting with the proposed recommendations.  
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching Blended Triangle

Please see the Coaching Focus section of the FPN, above, for valuable information on the impact of PBIS implementation for all students.
children circleSchool Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)

  

Families 

The Illinois PBIS Network would like to learn more about school, family, community partnerships and team membership in your schools during the 2013-14 school year. District-based coaches are asked to share this information on the Partnerships tab of the Illinois PBIS Network website by clicking on the "Family/Community Team Membership Survey" in the yellow box at the top of the main page. The Illinois PBIS Network uses this information to provide guidance to districts in continuously improving these partnerships with school, family, and community members in our statewide efforts. We encourage coaches to share this information by May 15, 2014. However, all districts that report family/community team membership for one or more schools by June 15, 2014, will be acknowledged on the Partnerships tab under Successful School Partnerships.
 

Students

Remember PBIS implementation is much more effective when student voice is a part of the planning and delivery process. Consider ways in which student voice can be more present on your team at all three tiers. Examples include: having a student government representative on your PBIS team, distributing student surveys each quarter, hosting student contests to create lesson plans on school-wide expectations, student-led PBIS discussions on school climate issues, etc.
high school studentsHigh School Corner
 
The High School Tier 2 training series is wrapping up. All webinars were recorded and are available online under the High School section on the Webinar Recordings page.    

The sixth and final High School virtual chat will be offered May 14, 2014, from 1:00-2:30pm, where we will discuss Future Action Planning: Assessment Tools Are Your FriendRegister here.

 

An additional opportunity for support and problem solving in PBIS implementation for high schools is participation in a national model demonstration. Consider joining a high school community of PBIS practitioners. Participating high schools will be part of a national community of practice for high school implementers, have access to a range of high school-specific training webinars with the National PBIS Center and be asked to share school-level data. Contact jessica.swainbradway@pbisillinois.org.
Administrator Tip of the Month

 

As an administrator, how do you encourage your teams to use data to monitor the impacts on the most vulnerable populations? Are you familiar with the Systems Response Tool and the NEW Culturally Responsive Schoolwide PBIS (CR-SWPBIS) Team Self-Assessment Tool? Both tools were discussed at the April Coaches Meeting.

Upcoming Events

 

We have a NEW DATE for the upcoming Leadership Conference, replacing the August date. The Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) and the Illinois Response to Intervention (RtI) Network will be co-hosting the statewide 2014 FALL Leadership Conference on SEPTEMBER 8-9, 2014, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, Illinois. The conference will focus on Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for academics and behavior. It will also feature PBIS, and include additional topics of parent engagement, inclusion, supporting special education populations, and transitions. Registration will be available soon on the ISTAC website.
  

Join Us as a Volunteer!

To show our appreciation for volunteers, conference fees will be waived. Volunteers have the opportunity to attend the conference while also experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at this compelling event. If you are interested, complete our Volunteer Application. Contact Sarah Kent at (815) 652-2054, Ext. 240 with questions about volunteering for this conference.

 
Click links for more details and registration: 

Training Event
Date
Location
Webpage Link
Tier 2: SAIG Webinar 

5/7/14

 

8:30-10:30am, or

12:30-2:30pm

Webinar
Click Here
HS Tier 2:  Individualized Features/Mentoring 

5/7/14

 

8:30am-10:30am

Webinar
Click Here
Tiered Fidelity Index (TFI) Webinar 

5/8/2014

 

3:15pm - 4:30pm

Webinar 
Click Here
SWIS Training 
5/9/2014
WestmontClick Here
SWIS-CICO Training 
5/9/2014
WestmontClick Here
Role of School Based Clinician in 3-tiered Model of Support 

5/9/14

 

8:00am-3:00pm

Elgin
Click Here
HS Coaches Network Virtual Chat

5/14/14

 

1:00-2:30pm

Webinar
Click Here
Tier 2: Groups with Individual Features

5/20/14

 

8:30-10:30am, or

12:30-2:30pm

Webinar
Click Here
Addressing Disproportionaility Through Self-Assessment
5/27/14

1:30pm-3:00pm
Webinar
Click Here

 


Contacts/Questions

 

For information about PBIS, the Illinois PBIS Network, or Statewide Contacts click:
www.pbisillinois.org/about/statewide-contacts.   
 
If you have any questions you would like the Illinois PBIS Network to answer, please send your queries to: 

 

This email was sent by communications@pbisillinois.org  
Illinois PBIS Network | 550 Quail Ridge Drive | Westmont | IL | 60559

PBIS April 2014 Coaches Front Page Newsletter

posted Apr 3, 2014, 6:56 AM by Teresa Bochula   [ updated Apr 3, 2014, 7:00 AM by Unknown user ]


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Coaches Front Page News

April 2014

 

The Illinois PBIS Network's Coaches Front Page News provides resources, tips, and updates for coaches to support your PBIS implementation efforts. 

In This Issue
New Federal Resources
Evaluation
Classroom Management
Curriculum/Innovation Updates
Coaching Focus
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching
School Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)
High School Corner
Administrator Tip of the Month
Upcoming Events

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About the Network

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) - an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network builds capacity of schools, families, and communities to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  

 

 

Quick Links


New Federal Resources
 

By the end of April, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice will be announcing district and state level grants to promote implementation of preventative, positive school discipline approaches. Please watch the U.S. Department of Education's federal register and your email, as the Illinois PBIS Network will disseminate the grant information as soon as it is available.


The national Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative has written a series of informational briefs and supplementary research papers to guide decision making aimed at reducing the disciplinary discrepancy for students who identify as ethnic minorities. An overview and the full papers may be accessed through their website at Discipline Disparities: A Research to Practice Collaborative.
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Evaluation
  

The Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) provides staff perception data on school-wide, classroom, and non-classroom climates. The School Safety Survey (SSS) is completed by five staff members to measure risk factors and protective factors in their school. The window for both the SAS and SSS will be open from April 1-30, 2014, unless your district has its own PBIS Assessment Local Coordinator. Click here for Evaluation Timelines and a Quick Guide.

 

School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory and School Recognition Process

The School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory is now available to all Illinois PBIS schools. For more information on how to access and complete the Inventory, please visit the Inventory information page. Schools who wish to be recognized should complete the Inventory online by May 16, 2014.

 

If your school is applying for Illinois PBIS Recognition for 2013-14 at the Gold or Platinum Level, Triangle Data is a required artifact for Outcome Data. SWIS 5 currently does not offer the "Triangle Data Report", but you can follow these instructions to generate a SWIS Triangle Data Report using data exported via the Drill Down function in your school's SWIS account.

 

For more information about 2013-14 School Recognition, including the new Recognition Process, levels, due dates, and acknowledgements, see the School Recognition page. To ensure the appropriate staff at your school receive the recognition acknowledgements, please provide any staff changes using the PBIS Team Contact Information Form.

 

In addition to completing the Inventory for Recognition, your teams will want to continue to complete other fidelity measures, such as the BoQ, BAT, TIC, etc. to compare their progress to last year.

 

Become a PBIS Assessment Account Coordinator!

All District Coaches can become a PBIS Assessment Coordinator to assist their schools in opening and closing surveys, as well as coaching data-based decision making and action planning. To learn more about becoming a PBIS Assessment Coordinator, visit our Evaluation page. A webinar on opening and entering surveys, as well as accessing reports, will be hosted at 10am CST on April 10, 2014. Click here to register.

 

School-wide Information System (SWIS) Facilitator Training

District Coaches and PBIS Administrators can also become SWIS Facilitators for their district!  In an effort to have more District Based Coaches handle their own SWIS accounts, we are reducing the cost of SWIS and Individual Student Information System (ISIS) facilitator training for approved Illinois participants. Save the dates for the upcoming SWIS Facilitator training on April 29 - May 1, 2014, and the one-day ISIS-SWIS Facilitator training on May 2, 2014, in Westmont. Further information is available on the training portion of the PBIS Apps website.

 

Questions about PBIS Assessments, the School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory, School Recognition, and SWIS accounts can be directed to eval@pbisillinois.org.

Classroom Management

Creating a positive class environment is important in preventing student problem behavior and supporting academic achievement. Positive student-teacher interactions resulting from universal behavior supports leads to increased student engagement and learning, and minimizes disruptive or maladaptive behaviors (Conroy, et al., 2008). Using the Classroom Management Self-Assessment, teachers can assess the current status of effective classroom management practices, identify needed areas for professional development, and begin to create a class-wide continuum of positive behavior supports.
keyCurriculum/Innovation Updates

 

Role of the School-Based Clinician

There were 42 participants representing 10 LEAs at the first day of in-person training for the new learning community on Role of the School-Based Clinician in a 3-Tiered Model of Support.  Some great learning has already occurred within this group and we look forward to continued growth of this group and learning from one another! Consider viewing the recorded webinar or joining us for another in-person day on May 9, 2014, at Judson College in Elgin.  More information, resources, and registration are available on our Changing Role of Clinician page.
Coaching Focus

As a Tier 1 coach, using data is a critical skill. The March Coaches Network Meeting focused on using a variety of data sources to inform decision making. For example, how do you access building level data and then aggregate data for the entire district? Coaches Meeting materials are available here.
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching Blended Triangle
Approximately 13-20% of school-age children have a diagnosable emotional disorder that impedes normal functioning (Burns et al, 1995; Merikangas et al., 2010; Shaffer et al., 1996).  Yet, students with emotional behavioral disorders supported in special education represent less than 1% of enrollment (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2011).  Therefore, Universal Screening for early identification of students with higher needs is critical.  Universal Screening provides an efficient and effective process to ensure students begin receiving additional supports as soon as possible. To learn more about the Universal Screening process, see the  March Coaches Meeting materials, visit the Universal Screening page on the Illinois PBIS Network website, or join the April 22 webinar.
 
Positive Family Support (PFS) is a family engagement and involvement process developed in the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework.  A universal component of the PFS process incorporates a Parent Readiness Screener.  For more information on the PFS model and the Parent Readiness Screener, see the March Coaches Meeting materials. 
children circleSchool Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)

 

The Illinois PBIS Network would like to learn more about school, family, community partnerships and team membership in your schools during the 2013-14 School Year. External Coaches are asked to share this information by filling out the Family and Community Team Membership Survey. The Illinois PBIS Network uses this information to provide guidance to districts in continuously improving these partnerships and to improve school, family, community partnerships in our statewide efforts. We encourage Coaches to share this information by May 15, 2014. However, all districts that report family/community team membership for one or more schools by June 15, 2014, will be acknowledged on the Partnerships tab under the Team Membership Survey/Results page. The list is currently being updated for 2013-14.
high school studentsHigh School Corner

 

The High School specific Tier 2 Webinar Series is currently underway. Please view training dates, times, and topics and don't forget to register!


The sixth and final High School virtual chat will be offered May 14, 2014, from 1:00-2:30pm, and we will discuss Future Action Planning (assessment tools are your friend).  Register here.

 

The March High School networking webinar that focused on Blending Academics and Behavior was recorded and can be found here.  You can also learn more about Academic Seminar

Administrator Tip of the Month

As an administrator, are you concerned about youth who aren't being identified as needing additional supports? Universal screening and parent screening during registration are two ways to identify those students. Learn how to get started with Universal Screening or register and join a webinar on April 22, 2014, from 1:30-3:00pm.

Upcoming Events

 

The Illinois PBIS Network and the Illinois RtI Network are presenting the 2014 Summer Leadership Conference. The statewide event will be August 6-7, 2014, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, Illinois. In addition to focusing on Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for academics and behavior, the conference will feature strategies from the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC). Watch the website for more information about strands and sessions in the next few months.

 

SLC Volunteer Information

Join us as a Volunteer for the Summer Leadership Conference! To show our appreciation for volunteers, conferences fees will be waived. Volunteers have the opportunity to attend the conference while also experiencing a behind-the-scenes look at this compelling event. If you are interested, complete our Summer Leadership Conference Volunteer Application. For further information, visit our website in late April, or contact our Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Norton: jennifer.norton@istac.net. 

 
Click links for more details and registration: 

Training Event

Date

Location

Webpage Link

HS Tier 2:  SAIG

4/8/14

 

10:00am-12:00pm

Webinar

Click Here

Tier 2: CICO TA

4/15/14

 

8:30-10:30am, or

12:30-2:30pm

Webinar

Click Here

Critical Features & Evidence Based Practices of Effective Classroom Management; Maximizing Structure in the Classroom, Expectations, & Active Supervision (TOT701)

Series Begins

4/17/14

 

*EX300 is a pre-req for this course

Westmont

Click Here

Universal Screening

4/22/14

 

1:30-3:30pm

Webinar

Click Here

SWIS Facilitator Training

4/29/14 - 5/1/14

Westmont

Click Here

ISIS Facilitator Training

5/2/14

Westmont

Click here

Tier 2: SAIG Webinar

5/7/14

 

8:30-10:30am, or

12:30-2:30pm

Webinar

Click Here

HS Tier 2:  Individualized Features/Mentoring

5/7/14

 

8:30am-10:30am

Webinar

Click Here

SWIS Training

5/9/14

Westmont

Click Here

SWIS-CICO Training

5/9/14

Westmont

Click Here

Role of School Based Clinician in 3-tiered Model of Support

5/9/14

 

8:00am-3:00pm

Elgin

Click Here

HS Coaches Network Virtual Chat

5/14/14

 

1:00-2:30pm

Webinar

Click Here

Tier 2: Groups with Individual Features

5/20/14

 

8:30-10:30am, or

12:30-2:30pm

Webinar

Click Here



Contacts/Questions

 

For information about PBIS, the Illinois PBIS Network, or Statewide Contacts click:
www.pbisillinois.org/about/statewide-contacts.   
 
If you have any questions you would like the Illinois PBIS Network to answer, please send your queries to: 

 

This email was sent by communications@pbisillinois.org  
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PBIS March 2014 Coaches Front Page Newsletter

posted Mar 4, 2014, 1:46 PM by Teresa Bochula   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 2:02 PM by Unknown user ]


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Coaches Front Page News

March 2014

 

The Illinois PBIS Network's Coaches Front Page News provides resources, tips, and updates for coaches to support your PBIS implementation efforts. 

In This Issue
New Federal Guidance on School Discipline and Discrimination
Evaluation
Classroom Management
Curriculum/Innovation Updates
Coaching Focus
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching
School Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)
High School Corner
Administrator Tip of the Month
Upcoming Events

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About the Network

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) - an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network builds capacity of schools, families, and communities to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  

 

 

Quick Links


New Federal Guidance on School Discipline and Discrimination
 

The recent, clear message from U.S. Departments of Education and Justice against zero tolerance policies is rooted in equity for students with disabilities and students who identify as ethnic minorities. These students are typically at higher risk of receiving office referrals and out of school suspensions. More information and additional resources are available on the USDOE website.

 

Consistent with this guidance, the recently published Illinois PBIS Network Winter Update Newsletter posted on the Illinois PBIS Publications Page shows evidence from Illinois schools of the impact of PBIS on reducing out of school suspensions and contributing to the equitable risk of suspensions between students with and without disabilities. 

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School-wide Information System (SWIS)

Remember to modify the days per month in SWIS to account for any snow days. Log into your SWIS account, go to tools, and then school settings.  Under the school settings menu, select school days. Edit the 2013-2014 school year by clicking on the pencil and then modify the number of days in the month based on the snow days your school was closed due to weatherPlease email eval@pbisillinois.org with questions.

 

Implementation Inventory and School Recognition Process

The PBIS Implementation Inventory will be available to all Illinois PBIS schools beginning March 21, 2014 through the PBIS Assessment test site. Information on how to complete the Inventory will be posted to the Evaluation page in mid-March. Schools who wish to be recognized for their PBIS implementation during the 2013-14 school year should complete the Implementation Inventory online by May 16, 2014.

 

There are four levels of recognition for the 2013-14 school year:  Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. All schools completing the Implementation Inventory by May 16, 2014, will be recognized at the Bronze or Silver level without needing to submit an application. If your school is applying for recognition at the Gold or Platinum level, Triangle Data is a required artifact for Outcome Data. SWIS 5 currently does not offer the "Triangle Data Report", but you can follow these instructions: SWIS Triangle Data Report to create the report using data exported via the drill down function in your school's SWIS account. Applications for these Gold and Platinum levels are to be postmarked by May 16, 2014. For more information about the 2013-14 School Recognition process, see the School Recognition page. 

 

In addition to completing the Implementation Inventory for recognition, your teams will want to complete other fidelity measures, such as the BoQ, BAT, TIC, etc. to compare their progress from last year. 

  

Planning Ahead

The Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) provides staff perception data on schoolwide, classroom, and non-classroom climates. Start planning now for time to complete the SAS this spring. The window will be open from April 1-30, 2014. Check out the evaluation timelines and this Quick Guide for completing the SAS in PBIS Assessments

 

SWIS Facilitator Training

District Coaches and PBIS Administrators can become SWIS Facilitators for your district! In an effort to have more District Based Coaches handling their own SWIS accounts, we are reducing the cost of SWIS facilitator training for approved Illinois participants. Save the dates for the upcoming SWIS Facilitator training on April 29-May 1, 2014, in Westmont, Illinois. Registration is limited and is available on the PBIS Apps website.

 

A one-day Individual Student Information System (ISIS-SWIS) Facilitator training is also available on May 2, 2014. We are reducing the cost of this training for approved Illinois participants.

Classroom Management

Effective classroom management includes a continuum of evidence-based strategies for acknowledging appropriate behavior. Specific, contingent praise is a positive statement typically provided by the teacher when a desired behavior occurs in order to inform students specifically what they did well. This basic strategy can be utilized in the classroom to enhance student academic and behavioral performance. Click here for a guide on using praise effectively in the classroom. 

keyCurriculum/Innovation Updates

 

Thanks to all of the clinicians that joined us for the new School-Based Clinician Learning Community! If you were unable to participate in the first day, you can still join the learning community for the rest of the series. There will be an in-person training day on May 9, 2014, from 8:30am-3:00pm. For more information on registering, materials, and other resources, click here.

Coaching Focus

One important responsibility of a PBIS coach is to support the district in creating a training plan. It is best to tailor training supports based on school team readiness, and choose professional development activities that will produce measurable outcomes reflecting (a) team implementation fidelity, and (b) desirable student outcomes. Data-based decision making should also be used during training plan development. Please see the February Coaches Network Meeting materials for more detailed information about creating training plans and district examples.

Contact Updates
The Illinois PBIS Network strives to keep correct contact information in our database to provide your PBIS Teams with the most recent PBIS news, upcoming events, prompts to support your fidelity of implementation, Recognition notification, and special reports. If there have been changes to your District/Building Administration and/or PBIS teams and you would like to update the contacts we have on record, please visit the Coaches section on our website and follow directions on the Contact Information Update Form.
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching Blended Triangle
The focus of February's Coaches Network Meeting was on Tier 3 Interventions. Please see the February materials for a more detailed overview of the interventions and data systems.

As the intensity of interventions increases, data tools for tracking individual student progress also need to become more individualized and specific to the data being monitored. The Tier 3 application of SWIS, ISIS-SWIS, allows for individual data tracking and decision making for a student receiving intensive supports.

The use of data tools to gather perception data is one way to incorporate youth and family voice into Tier 3 intervention plans. The perception tools used depend on the age of the youth. Learn more about the Student Disposition Checklist, the Education Information Tool, and the Home, School, Community Checklist under the Evaluation tabThe information from these tools can then be entered into the Systematic Information Management of Educational Outcomes (SIMEO) data system for analyzing and reporting the data.
 
In addition to monitoring student outcome data, it is important to review the fidelity intervention implementation. The Wraparound Integrity Tool is available for facilitators to ensure interventions are implemented with integrity. 
children circleSchool Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)

 

Remember that students are key stakeholders too! Having youth join PBIS teams is a good way to get student voice at the table and to help with issues related to equity for ALL students. If you haven't already done so, consider various ways to engage these young stakeholders by inviting youth from multiple grade levels to join your PBIS systems teams, complete student surveys, or act as student mentors.

 
Save the Date - Forum on Community Integration of PBIS
On March 21, 2014, select districts will participate in a Forum on integrating PBIS and the community. If you represent a district who has already started this important work, and would like more information or to request an invitation, please contact Brian Meyer at brian.meyer@pbisillinois.org. The Forum will be held at the Northern Illinois University campus in Naperville, Illinois.
high school studentsHigh School Corner

 

The High School Tier 2 Webinar Series is currently underway. Please view training dates, times, and topics and don't forget to register!

 

If you missed the Thinking Outside the Box February virtual chat, visit the High School Coaches Network Meetings page for the PowerPoint and recording. The next High School virtual chat will be March 20, 2014, from 9:00-10:30am. Blending Academics and Behavior will be the topic and you can register here. Also, save the date for our final virtual chat of the year on May 14, 2014, at 1:00pmFuture Action Planning (assessment tools are your friend) will be the discussion topic.
Administrator Tip of the Month

The administrator is critical to supporting and making changes to the systems needed to implement and sustain all three tiers of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Are you aware of what support or systems changes your Universal and Secondary teams need to implement interventions with fidelity? Since clinicians typically facilitate Tertiary interventions, consider what has been taken off their plates to allow time to implement the most intensive interventions for the students with highest needs. View a recording of Administrators Leading the Changing Role of Clinicians from the Illinois PBIS Winter Leadership Conference.

Upcoming Events

 

The Training Schedule for March and April 2014 is outlined below. Registration is now available. All registrants please review your confirmation emails for information about training materials and event logistics.  If you do not receive a confirmation email directly in your inbox, please be sure to check your spam or junk folder as our emails are sometimes identified by servers incorrectly.


To help your team think about systems necessary to maximize the skills taught in the Tier 3 trainings, access the Tier 3 Readiness documents here.

 

Click links for more details and registration: 

Training EventDateLocationWebpage Link

HS Tier 2-

CICO TA
3/11/14 12:30-2:30pm
WebinarClick here
Wraparound

Series Begins

3/12/14
QuincyClick here
District-based Coaching: Roles & Responsibilities

3/14/14

JacksonvilleClick here
Tier 2: CICO

3/18/14

8:30-10:30amor

12:30-2:30pm
WebinarClick here
Critical Features & Evidence-based Practices of Effective Classroom Management: Strategies to Acknowledge Positive Behavior (TOT702)Series begins3/18/14

*EX300 is a pre-req for this course
WestmontClick here
Building-based Coaching: Leading the Team3/19/14JacksonvilleClick here
Tier 2/Tier 3 District-Based Coaching:  Tier 3 Facilitator Roles and Focus on Tier 3 Intervention and Data Tools

3/19/14

  

North: 8:30-10:30am

South/Central:

12:30-2:30pm
WebinarClick here
HS Tier 2:  Academic Seminar
3/19/14
10:30-12:30am
WebinarClick here
HS Coaches Network Virtual Chat
3/20/14
9:00-10:30am
WebinarClick here
Tier 3 Readiness
4/1/14
8:30-10:00am
WebinarClick here
SWIS Training
4/2/14WestmontClick here
SWIS-CICO Training
4/2/14WestmontClick here
HS Tier 2: SAIG
4/8/14
10:00am-12:00pm
WebinarClick here
Tier 2: CICO TA
4/15/14
8:30-10:30amor
12:30-2:30pm
WebinarClick here
Critical Features & Evidence Based Practices of Effective Classroom Management; Maximizing Structure in the Classroom, Expectations, & Active Supervision (TOT701)
Series begins4/17/14

*EX300 is a pre-req for this course
WestmontClick here
Universal Screening
4/22/14
1:30-3:30pm
WebinarClick here
SWIS Facilitator Training
4/29/14 - 5/1/14WestmontClick here
ISIS Facilitator Training
5/2/14WestmontClick here

The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission "Re-Connecting the Pathways Conference" will now be held on  
June 2-4, 2014
 
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel inSpringfield, Illinois. The conference will focus on the role of local leadership for juvenile justice improvement. For more information, click here.
 
Save the date for the Summer Leadership Conference on August 6-7, 2014, at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Continue to read the Front Page News for more information about strands and sessions in the next few months as we shape the conference around implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, including continued integration of ISTAC focus areas.

Contacts/Questions

 

For information about PBIS, the Illinois PBIS Network, or Statewide Contacts click:
www.pbisillinois.org/about/statewide-contacts.   
 
If you have any questions you would like the Illinois PBIS Network to answer, please send your queries to: 

 

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PBIS February 2014 Coaches Front Page Newsletter

posted Feb 4, 2014, 1:18 PM by Teresa Bochula   [ updated Feb 4, 2014, 2:05 PM by Unknown user ]


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Coaches Front Page News

February 2014

 

The Illinois PBIS Network's Coaches Front Page News provides resources, tips, and updates for coaches to support your PBIS implementation efforts. 

In This Issue
New Federal Guidance on School Discipline and Discrimination
Evaluation
Classroom Management
Curriculum/Innovation Updates
Coaching Focus
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching
School Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)
High School Corner
Administrator Tip of the Month
Upcoming Events

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About the Network

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) - an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network builds capacity of schools, families, and communities to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  

 

 

Quick Links


New Federal Guidance on School Discipline and Discrimination
 

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice recently released documents on the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, a collaborative effort rethinking school discipline to create safe, positive school climates. The Initiative is aimed at developing equitable schools and emphasizes prevention and positive approaches that keep students in school and engaged in learning. The clear message against zero tolerance policies is rooted not only in equity for students of color, who face disproportionate rates of exclusionary discipline, but also for students with disabilities who are typically at higher risk of receiving office referrals and out of school suspensions. The four-component guidance package and additional resources are available on the USDOE website.

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School-wide Information System (SWIS)

If you had snow days in January, remember to modify the days per month in SWIS. After logging into your SWIS account, go to tools, and then school settings.  In the school settings menu, select school days listed on the left side. Edit the 2013-2014 school year by clicking on the pencil icon and then modify the number of days in January based on the snow days your school was closed due to weather. If your school needs to make those days up at the end of the year, remember to add those days where necessary. Please emaileval@pbisillinois.org with questions.

 

Implementation Inventory 

The Implementation Inventory webinars are complete. In March, all schools will have the opportunity to complete the Implementation Inventory online. Overview webinars will be posted on the Illinois PBIS Network website to assist with completing the tool. More information about the Implementation Inventory can be found here. Look for more updates in the March FPN.

 

In previous years when schools completed the Illinois PoI (Phases of Implementation), they also completed other fidelity measures, such as the BoQ, BAT, TIC, etc. This year, school teams should still complete the fidelity measures they have used in the past and enter their results in PBIS Assessments to compare their progress from last year.  Being able to compare implementation from year to year assists in sustaining PBIS. 

  

Generating a Triangle Report

The Triangle Data Report displays the multi-tiered behavioral outcome data for your school. This report gives the breakdown of ODRs at three levels: students receiving 0-1 ODRs, 2-5 ODRs, and 6 or more ODRs. This snapshot of ODR data may be helpful at district meetings to give a quick summary of ODRs.

  • If your school is applying for 2013-14 Illinois PBIS Recognition at the Gold or Platinum Level, Triangle Data is a required artifact for Outcome Data (non-SWIS users, other comparable documentation is acceptable). SWIS 5 currently does not offer the "Triangle Data Report", but you can follow directions on the Evaluation page to create the report using data exported via the Drill Down function in your school's SWIS account.

SWIS Facilitator Training

District Coaches and PBIS Administrators can become SWIS Facilitators for your district! SWIS Facilitators provide critical support and on-going assistance to school staff including editing SWIS Users' roles in school accounts. SWIS facilitators are the key to sustaining SWIS as a functional information system to influence how your school supports student behavior.

 

Save the dates for the upcoming SWIS Facilitator training on April 30-May 1, 2014, in Westmont, Illinois. Registration will be available soon on the SWISwebsite. This training will teach you: 

  • How to use SWIS,
  • How to train schools to use SWIS,
  • How to respond to the most frequently occurring questions,
  • How to help school teams use SWIS information for decision making, and
  • How to sustain SWIS use within each school you support.

Individual Student Information System (ISIS-SWIS) Facilitator Training

If you are a current SWIS Facilitator and are interested in becoming a certified ISIS-SWIS Facilitator, a one-day training will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, in Westmont. Registration will soon be available here

Classroom Management

Effective classroom management includes a continuum of evidence-based strategies for responding to inappropriate behavior.  This range of options for dealing with challenging behavior should include the use of simple as well as more complex strategies.  Click here for a guide on using Differential Reinforcement in the classroom to increase appropriate behavior while decreasing inappropriate behavior. 

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A New Opportunity for School-Based Clinicians!

The role of the school-based clinician is constantly evolving to meet the needs of youth, schools, families, and communities.Register now and join the School-Based Clinician Learning Community! This learning community will provide a place for networking, continuing dialogue, sharing successes, and strategizing together around data, systems, and practices for supporting our youth.

  • February 21, 2014:  In-person, Judson College in Elgin
  • March 4, 2014:  Follow-up webinar
  • May 9, 2014:  In-person, Judson College in Elgin
Coaching Focus

The January Coaches Meeting focused on informing stakeholders of the positive outcomes of PBIS implementation. One way to do this is through board reports. See Coaches Materials for example board reports from other PBIS districts.

Another document to share with stakeholders is the Impact of PBIS in Schools. This document lists the benefits of PBIS to students, schools, and communities and includes supporting research. It is a brief way to inform all stakeholders.

Please see the Evaluation Section for information on creating the Triangle Report shown in Board Report examples and information on the Implementation Inventory.
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching Blended Triangle
As interventions on the continuum of supports increase with intensity, the individualization also increases.  The processes of Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) guide teams in hypothesizing the function of a student's behavior and identifying function based strategies to develop a comprehensive behavior plan to support the student.  See the January Coaches Network Meeting materials to review key components of FBA/BIP as well as systems structures to add FBA/BIP to your school's continuum of supports.
 
The January 2014 Update Newsletter highlights the impact of Tier 3 interventions on students with disabilities. Check out the impact these interventions could have for students in your district! 
children circleSchool Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)

 

Family/Community Network Meetings can help districts increase family and community membership on school and district teams.  These meetings also provide an opportunity for neighboring coaches and administrators to learn how other districts are engaging family and community partners, and the valuable voice they bring to the table.  Spring meetings are currently being planned, but consider joining the next one scheduled in the Southern Region onFebruary 6, 2014, in Raymond, Illinois. Visit the Network Meetings page on the Partnerships tab for details. District-based coaches should contact Technical Assistance Coordinators to find out how to host one in their own district this Spring!

 
Save the Date!
Many communities are working in different ways to embed Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports into all areas of their communities, such as library, community center, Chamber of Commerce, local government community liaison, mental health agency partners, etcA new Forum on the Community Integration of PBIS will bring together those who are interested or have already started this important work. Watch for further details on the PBIS website in February. Mark your calendars for March 21, 2014when we will come together at Northern Illinois University Naperville campus.
high school studentsHigh School Corner

 

If you missed January's High School Virtual Chat focusing on "Everything Tier 2", see the High School Coaches Network page to view materials and a recording of the webinar. The next High School Virtual Chat will be held February 24, 2014, from 1:00-2:30pm. The topic will be "Thinking Outside of the Box" and you can register here.
 
The High School Tier 2 Training Series begins on February 7, 2014. The series will help schools to develop capacity for effective and efficient Secondary Level supports for students. Schools will establish a Secondary Systems Planning Team to assist in the creation of a seamless system of support from Tier 1/Universal to Tier 2/Secondary.  The Secondary Systems Team will learn how to use universal data to target groups of students in need of Secondary Levels of support. Click here for more information and click here for registration.
Administrator Tip of the Month

Board reports are an excellent way to increase the visibility of PBIS in your district and to celebrate schools' success. You can find information on creating board reports and one district's example here

 

Listed below are specific action steps that administrators can take to support the implementation of PBIS:

  • Weekly loudspeaker SWPBIS announcements for staff that include:
    • Staff "kudos" for a job well done
    • Regular SWPBIS meeting reminders
  • Begin every staff meeting with pre-written SWPBIS updates from the team
  • Share pre-organized positive data reports in the middle of each staff meeting
  • Distribute staff acknowledgements at the end of each staff meeting
Upcoming Events

 

The Training Schedule for February and March 2014 is outlined below. Registration is now available. All registrants please review your confirmation emails for information about training materials and event logistics.  If you do not receive a confirmation email directly in your inbox, please be sure to check your spam or junk folder as our emails are sometimes identified by servers incorrectly.


To help your team think about systems necessary to maximize the skills taught in the Tier 3 trainings, access the Tier 3 Readiness documents here.

 

Click links for more details and registration: 

Training EventDateLocationWebpage Link
District-based Coaching: Roles & Responsibilities2/5/2014JacksonvilleClick here
Building-based Coaching: Leading the Team (C100)2/5/2014WestmontClick here
Tier 2/Secondary SeriesSeries begins2/6/2014 (with onsite training) or 2/25/2014(for webinar only)WestmontClick here
District-based Coaching: Roles & Responsibilities2/7/2014WestmontClick here
High School - Tier 2Series Begins2/7/2014WebinarClick here
Wraparound
Begins2/11/2014Westmont
Click here
Tier 2/Secondary SeriesSeries begins2/11/14 (with onsite training) or 2/25/14 (for webinars only)Lake in the HillsClick here
Building-based Coaching: Online Systems, Data-based Decision Making (C200); Part 12/13/2014WebinarClick here
Critical Features & Evidence-based Practices of Effective Classroom Management: Strategies to Respond to Challenging Behavior (TOT703)Series begins2/18/2014

*EX300 is a pre-req for this course
WestmontClick here
Wraparound
Series begins2/18/2014Bloomington/NormalClick here
RENEW
Series begins2/20/2014Westmont
Click here
Universal Screening
2/20/2014Webinar
Click here
Role of the School-Based Clinician in a 3-Tiered Model of SupportSeries begins2/21/2014ElginClick here
Tier 2/Secondary SeriesSeries begins2/25/2014(webinars only)Bloomington/NormalClick here
Tier 2/Secondary SeriesSeries begins2/25/2014(webinars only)
Fairview Heights
Click here
SWIS
2/26/2014
Westmont
Click here
SWIS-CICO
2/26/2014
Westmont
Click here
Critical Features & Evidence-based Practices of Effective Classroom Management: Strategies to Acknowledge Positive Behavior (TOT702)Series begins3/18/14

*EX300 is a pre-req for this course
WestmontClick here
Building-based Coaching: Leading the Team3/18/2014JacksonvilleClick here

The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) Conference will be held March 5-8, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. Conference participants will be able to gain an understanding of research-based strategies, identify practical applications of positive behavior support in a variety of places, and describe the most current, state-of-the-art research on positive behavior support for a variety of populations and settings. Register here.
 
Date Has Changed!
The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission "Re-Connecting the Pathways Conference" will now be held on June 2-4, 2014at the Crowne Plaza Hotel inSpringfield, Illinois. The conference will focus on the role of local leadership for juvenile justice improvement. For more information, click here

Contacts/Questions

 

For information about PBIS, the Illinois PBIS Network, or Statewide Contacts click:
www.pbisillinois.org/about/statewide-contacts.   
 
If you have any questions you would like the Illinois PBIS Network to answer, please send your queries to: 

 

This email was sent by communications@pbisillinois.org  
Illinois PBIS Network | 550 Quail Ridge Drive | Westmont | IL | 60559

PBIS January 2014 Coaches Front Page Newsletter

posted Jan 16, 2014, 1:47 PM by Teresa Bochula   [ updated Feb 5, 2014, 10:11 AM by Unknown user ]


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Coaches Front Page News

January 2014

 

The Illinois PBIS Network's Coaches Front Page News provides resources, tips, and updates for coaches to support your PBIS implementation efforts. 

In This Issue
How Tracking Minor ODRs Can Improve Outcomes
Evaluation
Classroom Management
Curriculum/Innovation Updates
Coaching Focus
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching
School Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)
High School Corner
Administrator Tip of the Month
Upcoming Events

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About the Network

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) - an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network builds capacity of schools, families, and communities to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  

 

 

Quick Links


How Tracking Minor ODRs Can Improve Outcomes
 

A recent brief study utilizing nationwide data from the SWIS database documents the link between minor problem behavior and more serious problem behaviors (Gion, McIntosh, & Horner, 2013). The national study indicates that currently three-fourths of schools using SWIS are collecting both minor and major ODRs, which is a helpful step in identifying students for interventions before they have established more serious problem behaviors.

  

The link between minor and major behavior problems should be considered as part of the decision-making process for Universal/Tier 1 and Secondary/Tier 2 data review. Do your Tier 2 data rules include minors? This topic was covered in September's Coaches Meeting. You are encouraged to review Patterns of Minor Office Discipline Referrals in Schools Using SWIS (Gion, McIntosh, & Horner, 2013) and action plan with your team for ways to incorporate minors into the identification and monitoring processes.

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Implementation Inventory 

Training webinars are available to support the transition from the Illinois Phases of Implementation tool to the PBIS National Implementation Inventory. The Inventory is currently being Beta tested with a small number of schools. It will be available to all schools on 

PBIS Assessments in the spring. You may still join an Implementation Inventory webinar on either January 14, 2014, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm or Wednesday, January 29, 2014, from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. To register, click here.

 

During this transition to the Implementation Inventory, please continue to complete the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) and Benchmarks for Advanced Tiers (BAT). Completing the Inventory along with other fidelity measures allows for comparison of measures, and for your teams to compare their progress to last year's BoQ and BAT. The BoQ and BAT, along with directions for use, can be found on the Illinois PBIS Network's Evaluation webpage.

 

School-wide Information System (SWIS) Facilitator Training

District Coaches and PBIS Administrators can become SWIS Facilitators for your district! SWIS Facilitators provide critical support and on-going assistance to school staff including editing SWIS Users' roles in school accounts. SWIS facilitators are the key to sustaining SWIS as a functional information system to influence how your school supports student behavior.

 

Save the dates for the upcoming two and a half-day SWIS Facilitator training from April 29 through May 1, 2014 in Westmont, Illinois. Registration will be available soon on the Illinois PBIS website. This training will teach you: 

  • How to use SWIS,
  • How to train schools to use SWIS,
  • How to respond to the most frequently occurring questions,
  • How to help school teams use SWIS information for decision making, and
  • How to sustain SWIS use within each school you support.

Individual Student Information System (ISIS) Training

ISIS training is now available for all schools who are implementing Tier 3 interventions. ISIS is the third application in the SWIS Suite and is designed to be used with individualized behavioral, academic, or mental health support plans. ISIS defines data collection measures, uploads and stores documentation, and summarizes data for decision making. More detailed information concerning this application can be found on the PBIS Apps website. If your school/district is interested in securing ISIS, please contact the Illinois PBIS Network Evaluation Team at eval@pbisillinois.org.

 

ISIS-SWIS Facilitator Training

If you are a current SWIS Facilitator and are interested in becoming a certified ISIS-SWIS Facilitator, a one-day training will be held on Friday, May 2, 2014, in Westmont. Registration will soon be available here

 

School Recognition Process

The development of the PBIS National Implementation Inventory tool has contributed to the streamlining of the School Recognition Process. The Implementation Inventory will be the primary tool by which implementation is measured, and is the integral part of the 2013-2014 application process. All schools that complete the Implementation Inventory will be recognized at one of the first two levels, Bronze or Silver, without needing to submit an application. Schools will be invited to apply for the Gold and Platinum levels of recognition if they've reached fidelity at multiple tiers. Applications for these two levels will be due on May 16, 2014. Please visit the School Recognition page for full details.

Classroom Management

The EX300: Coaching Classroom Management course is designed to prepare District-based Coaches, Administrators, and Teacher Leaders to assess training needs, plan professional development processes, as well as train and coach evidence-based practices of effective classroom management. Please check the Classroom Management Series webpage for more details on registration. 

keyCurriculum/Innovation Updates

 

A New Opportunity for School-Based Clinicians!

The role of the school-based clinician is constantly evolving to meet the needs of youth, schools, families, and communities. Plan to join the School-Based Clinician Learning Community! This learning community will provide a place for networking, continuing dialogue, sharing successes, and strategizing together around data, systems, and practices for supporting our youth. Mark your calendars for the following dates, and registration will soon be available here.

  • February 21, 2014:  In-person, Judson College in Elgin
  • March 4, 2014:  Follow-up webinar
  • May 9, 2014:  In-person, Judson College in Elgin
TIPS Training to Increase Use of Data and Meeting Effectiveness!
See the Network's 
Coaching Focus

Have you started planning for your January booster? Many schools do a second kick-off in January to re-teach students school-wide expectations. Use data from the last few months and previous years to consider what areas need the most re-teaching. To access December's Coaches Network Meeting materials, click here.
 

Contact Updates

The Illinois PBIS Network strives to keep correct contact information in the Network database to provide your PBIS Teams with the most recent PBIS news, upcoming events, prompts to support your fidelity of implementation, and special reports. If there have been changes to your PBIS teams and you would like to update the contacts the Network has on record, please visit the Coaches section on the Illinois PBIS Network website and follow the directions on the Contact Information Update Form.
 
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching Blended Triangle

December's Coaches Networking Meeting focused on CICO with Individualized Features and Mentoring as two higher level Tier 2 interventions. Refer to December's materials or attend the Tier 2 training series via webinar if you would like more information on building or strengthening Tier 2 interventions. Check back for more training dates opening up soon!

children circleSchool Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)

 

Conference Registration Fees Waived for Family & Community Team Members!

Register your Family & Community Partners for the Illinois PBIS Network Winter Leadership Conference in O'Fallon, Illinois on January 23-24, 2014.  Registration fees for up to two family and/or community team partners from each district will be waived. Two additional family or community team members can also participate at a 50% reduced registration fee by indicating "family/community team partner" during registration, and contacting Patti Bardell at patti.bardell@istac.net. For further details, and to view the SFCP strand, visit the Winter Leadership Conference webpage.

 
 
Save the Date!
Many communities are working in different ways to embed Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports into their communitiesA new Forum of Learning will bring together those who are interested or have already started this important work. To request an invitation to participate, watch for further details on the PBIS website in January. Mark your calendars for March 21, 2014when we will come together at Northern Illinois University Naperville campus.
 
high school studentsHigh School Corner

 

The December High School virtual chat focused on student and staff engagement. To access the PowerPoint from this opportunity and register for upcoming events, visit the High School Coaches Network Meetings webpage. Register here for the next virtual chat on January 30, 2014, from 9:00-10:30am, where the topic will be "Everything Tier 2".
Administrator Tip of the Month

Just like students need a booster after winter break, staff can also benefit from a booster. Can you offer an extra motivator to staff in January? Click here to find a list of no/low cost reinforcers for adults.

Upcoming Events

 

The Training Schedule for January and February 2014 is outlined below. Registration is now available.


To help your team think about systems necessary to maximize the skills taught in the Tier 3 trainings, access the Tier 3 Readiness documents here.

 

Click links for more details and registration: 

Training EventDateLocationWebpage Link
Building-based Coaching: Online Systems, Data-based Decision Making
Begins 1/9/2014
Webinar
Click here
Implementation Inventory Webinar
1/14/14
Webinar
Click here
RENEW
Begins 1/15/2014
SpringfieldClick here
RENEW
Begins1/16/2014
ElginClick here
WraparoundBegins1/16/14
Lake CountyClick here
TIPS
Begins1/21/2014
WestmontClick here
FBA/BIP
Begins1/28/2014
WestmontClick here
FBA/BIP
Begins1/28/2014
MarionClick here
Implementation Inventory Webinar
1/29/2014Webinar
Click here
FBA/BIP
Begins1/29/2014
Lake CountyClick here
Wraparound
Begins2/11/2014Westmont
Click here
Wraparound
Begins2/18/2014Bloomington/NormalClick here
RENEW
Begins2/20/2014Westmont
Click here
Universal Screening
2/20/2014Webinar
Click here
Role of the School-Based Clinician in a 3-Tiered Model of SupportBegins2/21/2014ElginClick here
SWIS
2/26/14
Westmont
Click here
SWIS-CICO
2/26/14
Westmont
Click here

Register now for the annual Illinois PBIS Network Winter Leadership Conference to be held at the Regency Conference Center in O'Fallon, Illinois on January 23-24, 2014. Exemplars from across the state will share a range of experiences from all three tiers of PBIS implementation. This will include Skill Building, District Leadership, Coaching, High School, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Administrator roles, and School/Family/Community Partnerships. This conference is an excellent opportunity to learn information from implementers in the field.
 
The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) Conference will be held March 5-8, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. Conference participants will be able to gain an understanding of research-based strategies, identify practical applications of positive behavior support in a variety of places, and describe the most current, state-of-the-art research on positive behavior support for a variety of populations and settings. Register here.

Or you can volunteer at the APBS Conference and get FREE Registration!
Volunteers must agree to perform a maximum of nine (9) hours of volunteer time in exchange for a free conference registration (Thursday and Friday only - workshops are not covered by volunteering). Volunteer opportunities include:
  • Poster Session Aide (Thursday Evening):   Assist presenters with set-up prior to session opening, monitor during, and clean-up/tear-down at the end.
  • Customer Service:  Assist conference staff in various activities (i.e. registration, general information, credit information, merchandise sales).
  • Session Hosting:  Assist presenters prior to and during session, and help with equipment setup or troubleshooting.
If interested, please complete the volunteer application (.doc | .pdf) and send it to Gretchen Hess at volunteers@apbs.org. Participation will be confirmed by January 31, 2014.
 
Save the Date!
The Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission "Re-Connecting the Pathways Conference" will be held on May 14-15, 2014at the Crowne Plaza Hotel inSpringfield, Illinois. The conference will focus on the role of local leadership for juvenile justice improvement. For more information, click here

Contacts/Questions

 

For information about PBIS, the Illinois PBIS Network, or Statewide Contacts click:
www.pbisillinois.org/about/statewide-contacts.   
 
If you have any questions you would like the Illinois PBIS Network to answer, please send your queries to: 

 

This email was sent to fpn@pbisillinois.org by communications@pbisillinois.org  
Illinois PBIS Network | 550 Quail Ridge Drive | Westmont | IL | 60559

PBIS December 2013 Coaches Front Page Newsletter

posted Dec 4, 2013, 6:37 AM by Teresa Bochula   [ updated Dec 4, 2013, 6:45 AM by Unknown user ]


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Coaches Front Page News

December 2013

 

The Illinois PBIS Network's Coaches Front Page News provides resources, tips, and updates for coaches to support your PBIS implementation efforts. 

In This Issue
Evaluation
Classroom Management
Curriculum/Innovation Updates
Coaching Focus
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching
High School Corner
Administrator Tip of the Month
School Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)
Upcoming Events

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About the Network

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) - an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network builds capacity of schools, families, and communities to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  

 

 

Quick Links


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Evaluation 
 

Thanks to those coaches utilizing eval@pbisillinois.org for PBIS Assessment and SWIS related questions! Please keep those questions coming!

 

Implementation Inventory 

As schools begin fall self-assessments of PBIS, remember that the Illinois Phases of Implementation (PoI) tool is being phased out and replaced by a new and improved National Implementation Inventory. The Inventory will assess all tiers of support for action planning and recognition. Implementation Inventory webinars will be starting in early December. Paper and pencil PoIs can be completed for self-assessment, or teams can attend the webinars in December for hands-on support in completing an online Inventory.

 

Become a PBIS Assessment Account Coordinator!

All District Coaches have the ability to become a PBIS Assessment Coordinator.

Assist your schools in opening & closing surveys, in addition to coaching them in data-based decision making and action planning. To learn more about becoming a PBIS Assessment Coordinator, visit our Evaluation page.

 

SWIS 5.1

The SWIS 5.1 fall release is coming this week! PBIS Apps will release several brand new features and bug fixes to the SWIS Suite on December 5, 2013 at 7pm CST. The application will be unavailable for 5 minutes during the upgrade process; the upgrade will happen automatically, you do not need to do anything. For specific details about new and updated features in SWIS 5.1, view the updates on the PBIS Apps website. To become familiar with all new features that have been implemented since August, view Video Tutorials in the Resources portion of the PBIS Apps website.

Classroom Management

Reductive techniques are those evidence-based practices that will temporarily stop or suppress a behavior. Teachers can use reductive techniques to stop challenging behaviors while they work on building appropriate replacement behaviors.


The reductive technique most frequently used by teachers is verbal reprimands (approximately 42%) [Source: The Tough Kid Book], but they are often overused, and often not used effectively. Planned Ignoring is an effective technique that helps reduce both common misbehaviors and the rate of teacher reprimands. For an information brief on this strategy, click here.
keyCurriculum/Innovation Updates

 

A New Opportunity for School-Based Clinicians!

The role of the school-based clinician is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our youth, schools, families, and communities. Plan to join our School-Based Clinician Learning Community! This learning community, facilitated by Ali Hearn, will provide a place for networking, continuing dialogue, sharing successes, and strategizing together around data, systems, and practices for supporting our youth. Mark your calendars for the following dates:
  • January 29, 2014:  In-person, northern region, location to be determined
  • March 4, 2014:  Follow-up webinar
  • May 7, 2014:  In-person, northern region, location to be determined
Registration and more information to follow in December!

PBIS Supporting Students with Autism

Is PBIS impacting ALL students? How can PBIS be modified for students with autism? If your school is asking these questions, we have a resource for you. Learn how you can make PBIS more effective for students with ASD by clicking here.
Coaching Focus

As a coach, you help teams set challenging and achievable goals. Have you tried using the decision making model to support teams? This model involves three steps:  Explore, Focus, Decide. This process allows all points of view to be heard and considered before a decision is reached. More information can be found in the November Tier 1 Coaches Meeting materials.

 

Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching Blended Triangle

Are all students accessing simple secondary interventions (CICO and SAIG) at the same rate in your building? Are simple secondary interventions perceived as supports for both students and teachers? Do students access these interventions to prevent further problem behaviors?

 

These are questions and discussions that coaches considered in November's monthly Coaches Meeting. Access the November Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaches Meeting materials for more considerations and examples. 

high school studentsHigh School Corner

 

The December High School virtual chat focused on student and staff engagement.  To access the PowerPoint from this opportunity and register for upcoming events, visit the High School Coaches Network Meetings webpage. The next virtual chat is January 30, 2014 from 9:00-10:30am and the topic will be Tier 2.
Administrator Tip of the Month

Maintaining staff and student engagement in school-wide practices can be challenging around the holidays. Use your schoolwide, grade-level, or class specific data to uncover those success stories, however small they may seem. Sharing the small successes with the entire school can maintain school-wide focus on the positive.

children circleSchool Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)

 

Conference Registration Fees Waived for Two Family & Community Partners! Registration fees for up to two family and/or community team partners from each district

will be waived at the Illinois PBIS Network Winter Leadership Conference in O'Fallon on January 23-24, 2014!  Two additional family or community team members can also participate at a 50% reduced registration fee. Register your valuable family/community team members as soon as possible while scholarships are still available!  To receive the waived registration fee, note the person's role as "family/community team partner" during registration, and then contact Patti Bardell at patti.bardell@istac.net to request the waived fee. For further details, and to view the SFCP strand, visit the Winter Leadership Conference webpage.

Upcoming Events

 

Training Schedule for December 2013 and January 2014

Registration now available. Review the Tier 3 Readiness Documents with your team before registering to ensure your district and building systems are able to support and maximize the skills taught in these trainings

 

Click links for more details and registration: 

Training EventDateLocationWebpage Link
Universal Screening12/5/2013WebinarClick here
Building-based Coaching: Leading the Team12/5/2013WestmontClick here
SAIG12/18/2013WebinarClick here
SAIG12/20/2013WebinarClick here
Tier 2 Group with Individual Features
1/7/2014
Webinar
Click here
District-based Coaching: Roles & Responsibilities
Begins1/7/2014
WestmontClick here
Building-based Coaching: Online Systems, Data-based Decision Making
Begins1/9/2014
Webinar
Click here
RENEW
Begins1/14/2014
WestmontClick here
RENEW
Begins1/15/2014
SpringfieldClick here
RENEW
Begins1/16/2014
ElginClick here
TIPS
Begins1/21/2014
WestmontClick here
FBA/BIP
Begins1/28/2014
WestmontClick here
FBA/BIP
Begins1/28/2014
MarionClick here
FBA/BIP
Begins1/29/2014
Lake CountyClick here

Register now for the annual Illinois PBIS Network Winter Leadership Conference to be held at the Regency Conference Center in O'Fallon, Illinois on January 23-24, 2014Exemplars from across the state will share a range of experiences from all three tiers of PBIS implementation, including Early Childhood, District Leadership, Coaching, High School, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Administrator roles, and School/Family/Community Partnerships. This conference is an excellent opportunity to learn information from implementers in the field.
 
The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) Conference will be held March 5-8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Conference participants will be able to gain an understanding of research-based strategies, identify practical applications of positive behavior support in a variety of places, and describe the most current, state-of-the-art research on positive behavior support for a variety of populations and settings. Register here.

Contacts/Questions

 

For information about PBIS, the Illinois PBIS Network, or Statewide Contacts click:
www.pbisillinois.org/about/statewide-contacts.   
 
If you have any questions you would like the Illinois PBIS Network to answer, please send your queries to: 

 

This email was sent to fpn@pbisillinois.org by communications@pbisillinois.org  
Illinois PBIS Network | 550 Quail Ridge Drive | Westmont | IL | 60559

PBIS November 2013 Coaches Front Page Newsletter

posted Nov 5, 2013, 2:07 PM by Teresa Bochula   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 7:19 AM by Unknown user ]

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Coaches Front Page News

November 2013

 

The Illinois PBIS Network's Coaches Front Page News provides resources, tips, and updates for coaches to support your PBIS implementation efforts. 

In This Issue
New Technical Assistance Support Structure
Evaluation
Classroom Management
Curriculum/Innovation Updates
Coaching Focus
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching
High School Corner
Administrator Tip of the Month
School Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)
Upcoming Events
National PBIS Center Refunded

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About the Network

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) - an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network builds capacity of schools, families, and communities to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  

 

 

Quick Links


New Technical Assistance Support Structure  

 

In response to resource reallocation within the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC), the technical assistance support structure for PBIS has changed. To allow for a more efficient delivery structure, the Illinois PBIS Network created the following content area email addresses to group incoming communications. This approach allows us to pool expertise and provide efficient and thoughtful feedback on a range of questions. For questions about implementation, evaluation, or content, please use the new group email addresses below:

 

For Questions About:
Please Contact:
Evaluation - Tools and TA (SWIS, PBIS Assessments, SWIS-CICO, ISIS, SIMEO)eval@pbisillinois.org
Training and Related Logisticstraining@pbisillinois.org
SFCP - School Family Community PartnershipsSFCP@pbisillinois.org
Pre K-8 - Content & Implementation
High School - Content & ImplementationHS@pbisillinois.org
District or LEA Level - Content & ImplementationDLT@pbisillinois.org

 

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Evaluation 
 

We are introducing the national PBIS Implementation Inventory (PBIS II) that will be replacing the Illinois Phases of Implementation (PoI) tool. This fall, teams can complete the PoI on paper for their own action planning (not for submitting to the Network). The PBIS II will be introduced through webinars so teams will be prepared to use it in the spring. It is shorter and has a scoring rubric. Look for more information about the PBIS II webinars in upcoming email announcements.

 

Classroom Management

Engagement is the best mediating variable between instruction and academic achievement. If students are actively engaged in instruction, then it is difficult to engage in incompatible behaviors (e.g., talking out, out of seat) according to Greenwood, Terry, Marquis, and Walker (1994).


For an overview of strategies to actively engage students, including guided notes, response cards, computer assisted instruction, and class-wide peer tutoring, click here for the 2012 Illinois PBIS Network Winter Leadership Conference - Session 35 Presentation: Active Student Engagement.

 

keyCurriculum/Innovation Updates

 

Universal Screening is a critical feature of the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework, and an efficient way to identify youth early for additional behavior supports. Illinois PBIS Network webinars on Universal Screening cover the process, core components, and tools for behavior screening, as well as resources available on the Universal Screening webpage.

 

These webinars are designed for district- and building-level leaders who will coordinate and/or supervise the Universal Screening process for behavior. Typically school psychologists, social workers, coaches, and administrators fill this role. The first webinar will be held on December 5, 2013. Click here for registration and additional information.

 

Coaching Focus

Teaching/Learning Examples (TLE's) can be used to promote visibility and support implementation fidelity in your district. Examples of TLE's can be found here.

 

As coaches develop the art of Thoughtful and Reflective Questioning, they can guide teams to be reflective of their practice. Thoughtful questioning helps build team capacity through evaluation of current status and determination of next steps. Asking the right kinds of questions empowers the team to move forward to action plan in powerful ways. Through questioning, the coach sends the message that the team's ideas are critical to the planning process. For more information on Thoughtful and Reflective Questioning, see materials from the October 2013 Coaches Network Meeting.

 

Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching Blended Triangle

Developing and implementing effective Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) based on Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) takes practice and refined skills.  If you are working to improve skills with FBA and BIP, consider joining our webinars. Click here for registration, dates, and additional information.

 

During the October Coaches Network Meetings, coaches identified current academic and behavior supports in place at all three tiers. Completing this resource mapping activity with your systems team will help identify gaps in support. Then, using data, prioritize the next supports to develop. For access to October's Coaches Network Meeting PowerPoint and blank triangle for resource mapping, click here

 

high school studentsHigh School Corner

 

Join us for a new high school specific networking opportunity, "High School Virtual Chats", which will be held once a month. These chats are not intended to take the place of the monthly Coaches Meetings offered regionally, rather they are a supplemental support with a high school focus. These free virtual chats will allow high school staff from around the state to engage in conversations around visibility, engagement, Tier 2, blending academics and behavior, and other high school specific topics. The first virtual chat will be held November 18, 2013 from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Visit theHigh School Coaches Network Meetings webpage to register and see a full list of dates and topics.

 

Administrator Tip of the Month

Universal Screening for behavior and secondary systems that are firmly in place allow teams to layer supports, which then provide comprehensive, targeted interventions that are aligned with student needs. This requires administrative support for shifts in resources, schedules, and policies. Talk with your team today about the importance of layering interventions and help your staff determine what support they need to make this happen. For more on layering, see the Tier 2/Tier 3 October 2013 Coaches Networking Meeting presentation.

 

children circleSchool Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)

 

Family/Community Network Meetings can help districts increase family and community membership on school/district teams. These meetings also provide an opportunity for neighboring coaches and administrators to learn how other districts are engaging family and community partners, and the valuable voice they bring to the table. Consider joining one of the following meetings scheduled for November 2014:

  • Southern Region - November 5 in Ramsey, Illinois
  • Northern Region - November 14 in Huntley, Illinois
  • Northern Region - November 18 in Kankakee, Illinois

More details about these important networking opportunities can be found on the Family/Community Network Meetings webpage. ContactSFCP@pbisillinois.org to arrange hosting a Family/Community Network Meeting in your district!

 

Winter Leadership Conference Registration for Two Family & Community Partners Waived! Registration fees for two family/community team partners from each district will be waived at the upcoming Illinois PBIS Network Winter Leadership Conference in O'Fallon on January 23-24, 2014!  Up to two additional family and community team members can also participate at a 50% reduced registration fee.  Register these valuable team members in the same way as other participants, and note their role during registration as "family/community team partner". Then contact Patti Bardell at patti.bardell@pbisillinois.org to request the waived registration fee.  For further details, and to view the SFCP strand, visit the Winter Leadership Conference webpage.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Training Schedule for November and December, 2013

Click links for more details and registration:

 

Training EventDateLocationWebpage Link
SWIS11/12/2013WestmontClick here
SWIS-CICO11/12/2013WestmontClick here
Classroom 
Management Series
Begins11/12/2013BloomingtonClick here
Tier 2/Tier 3 District-based Coaching SeriesBegins11/12/2013WebinarClick here
RENEW SeriesBegins11/20/2013Mt. VernonClick here
CICO TA11/26/2013WebinarClick here
Universal Screening12/5/2013WebinarClick here
Building-based Coaching: Leading the Team12/5/2013WestmontClick here
SAIG12/18/2013WebinarClick here
SAIG12/20/2013WebinarClick here

Register now for the annual Illinois PBIS Network Winter Leadership Conference to be held at the Regency Conference Center in O'Fallon, Illinois onJanuary 23-24, 2014. Exemplars from across the state will share a range of experiences across all tiers of PBIS implementation, including Early Childhood, District Leadership, Coaching, High School, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, Administrator roles, and School/Family/Community Partnerships. There is a change this year in that Administrator Academy credit will not be offered for Administrator sessions. This conference is an excellent opportunity to learn information from implementers in the field.
 
The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) Conference will be held March 5-8, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Conference participants will be able to gain an understanding of research-based strategies, identify practical applications of positive behavior support in a variety of places, and describe the most current, state-of-the-art research on positive behavior support for a variety of populations and settings. Register here.

National PBIS Center Refunded Through 2018 

 

The US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has refunded the Technical Assistance (TA) Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) through 2018. Since 1998, the purpose of the TA Center has been to define, develop, implement, and evaluate a multi-tiered approach to TA that improves the capacity of LEAs and schools to establish, scale-up, and sustain the PBIS framework. The Center builds from a strong foundation with 14 states in excess of 500 schools actively engaged in PBIS adoption, to now with nearly 20,000 schools currently engaged in implementing PBIS (www.pbis.org, 2013). Click here for more information about the compelling body of research documenting that School-wide PBIS is associated with positive outcomes for students. Source: FLPBS: MTSS Positive Outlook Newsletter. Fall 2013.

 


Contacts/Questions

 

For information about PBIS, the Illinois PBIS Network, or Statewide Contacts click:
www.pbisillinois.org/about/statewide-contacts.   
 
If you have any questions you would like the Illinois PBIS Network to answer, please send your queries to: 

 

Illinois PBIS Network | 550 Quail Ridge Drive | Westmont | IL | 60559

PBIS October 2013 Coaches Front Page Newsletter

posted Oct 3, 2013, 1:59 PM by Teresa Bochula   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 7:29 AM by Unknown user ]


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Coaches Front Page News

October 2013

 

The Illinois PBIS Network's Coaches Front Page News provides resources, tips, and updates for coaches to support your PBIS implementation efforts. 

New Address
In This Issue
Updated Training Webpage
Curriculum/Innovation Updates
Evaluation
Monthly Challenge
Coaching Focus
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching
Classroom Management
School Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)
High School Corner
Administrator Tip of the Month
Upcoming Events

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About the Network

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) - an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network builds capacity of schools, families, and communities to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  

 

 

Quick Links


Updated Training Webpage 

 

The Illinois PBIS Network has improved theTraining webpage on our website to make it easier to find training events/series information for specific topics. Click on the topic of interest (Coaches, Tier 2, High School Advanced Tiers, Tier 3 Training Series, etc.) to access training descriptions; dates, times, locations; how to register; and access to training materials and resources.

 

The 2013-14 Training and Events Calendarwhich provides a chronological list of trainings, can be accessed from Quick Links on the website Home Page, as well as the Training webpage. Training information will continue to be posted throughout the year, so please check back often.

 

There are many training opportunities available for the Tier 2 and Tier 3 Training Series, including webinars to better fit team schedules. If you would like to prepare for participation in the Tier 3 Trainings, save November 1, 2013, for a 90-minute webinar and return to the Training webpage prior to the date to register. Also check out the new training series for Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaches

 

Curriculum/Innovation Updates 

 

Universal Screening for Behavior

Universal Screening is a critical feature of the Response to Intervention framework, and an efficient way to identify youth early for additional behavior supports. Universal Screening webinars cover the process, core components, and tools for behavior screening, as well as resources available on theUniversal Screening webpage.

 

Webinars are designed for district and building-level leaders who will coordinate and/or supervise the Universal Screening process for behavior, typically school psychologists, social workers, coaches, and administrators. Click here for dates and registration information.

 

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Evaluation 
 

SWIS 5.0 is here!  Schools have access to a newly designed data-base to effectively track student behavior for intervention at all tiers. Improved data entry and report generation for more efficient data-based decision making are just a couple of the enhancements made to this highly responsive system. Take a few minutes to view the helpful SWIS tutorial videos so that you can make the most informed decisions around what's happening in your schools. There are two upcoming SWIS 5.0 Update webinar trainings on October 4, 2013, and October 7, 2013. For more information and to register, please click here.

  

Team Implementation Checklist (TIC)

Schools starting PBIS should use the TIC as a progress monitoring tool to guide early implementation activities at least three times per year (October, January, and March). Schools typically use the TIC until the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) score is at 70% or higher. The BoQ is an annual assessment tool indicating fidelity of Tier 1 foundations. In addition, if a school falls below fidelity or has major changes in a building (i.e. administration changes, coaching changes), they should begin using the TIC again to help reestablish Tier 1 foundations.

 

Phases of Implementation (PoI)

The National PBIS Center has developed a new PBIS Implementation Inventory tool that will replace the Illinois Phases of Implementation (PoI) tool.  Based, in part, on the Illinois PoI process, the Implementation Inventory provides information across all three tiers of implementation for action planning. The tool measures family involvement, authentic engagement of families, and percentages of students being successful in academics and behaviors at all three tiers. With fewer items, a scoring rubric, and less required documentation, the Inventory will guide action planning while saving teams and coaches time. Anticipated completion of the tool is still November. Please watch your email, more details will be provided soon.

 

keyMonthly Challenge 

Team norms are a set of rules developed by a group's consensus, and are designed to establish a safe, ordered, and productive context for their work. Agreed upon norms help the team plan and hold effective, focused meetings. All teams (building-based and district leadership teams) should establish norms. If your team has yet to establish these agreed upon expectations or the make-up of your team has changed, strive to create your team norms by the end of first quarter. Record this action step on your Multi-Tiered Action Plan (MAP) if it still needs to be completed. For resources on creating team norms, click here.

 

Coaching Focus 

Staff Acknowledgment is an important component to your implementation process. Keep your staff engaged by regularly sharing data and recognizing their participation in universal practices. The end of the first quarter is a great time to acknowledge staff efforts. Create an action step regarding staff acknowledgement and include it on your MAP.

 

District-based Coaches Network Meetings are underway! The September Meeting covered how to use your BoQ results to create action steps for your MAP. Have you created an action step based on your BoQ data yet? Use thePowerPoint from the September Meeting to guide your work.

 

For more information on District-based and Building-based coaching, Network Meetings, Front Page Newsletters, and all things coaching related, please visit the Coaches webpage on the Illinois PBIS Network website. 

 

Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching Blended Triangle

The topic of "at-risk" was covered at the September District-based Coaches Network Meetings. Now is the time to consider the sensitivity of your data decision rules for identifying students needing Tier 2 supports. Teams should be identifying the majority of students in need of higher-level interventions prior to Halloween to ensure students receive support early. Simple Tier 2 interventions such as Check-in Check-out (CICO) and Social-Academic Instructional Groups (SAIG) should be supporting at least 5 to 10% of your student population. If your Tier 2/Tier 3 Tracking Tool is not showing 5%-10%, the team should consider revisiting data decision rules for Tier 2 interventions to ensure early identification and intervention.

 

Classroom Management 

Class-wide expectations should be posted, explicitly and systematically taught to students, frequently reviewed, and monitored by the teacher using active supervision to be effective. Click here for a resource on the practice of Active Supervision to get you started.

 

children circleSchool Family Community Partnerships (SFCP) 

 

Hosting a Family/Community Partner Network Meeting is a great way to increase family and community membership on school and district teams. These meetings are currently being scheduled by districts for the coming year and dates/locations will be posted online when finalized. To find a full schedule of these events, click hereIs your district interested in hosting one of these events? If so, contact SFCP@pbisillinois.org for more details on how to host one in your district!

 

Be sure to check out the new Partnerships webpage on the Illinois PBIS Network website for more on Family/Community Partner Network Meetings and other ways to engage families. Please help expand our knowledge by sending examples of successful partnerships, family resources, and tools toSFCP@pbisillinois.org.

 

high school studentsHigh School Corner 

 

High School Coaches Networking Meetings - Monthly Virtual Chats

Beginning October 15, 2013, the Illinois PBIS Network will be hosting 90-minute monthly networking opportunities for high school teams via webinars. Each Monthly Virtual Chat will focus on a different topic and will allow time for more specific networking of smaller groups. Please visit the High School Coaches Network Meetingswebpage for more information and to register.

 

Administrator Tip of the Month 

Family voice and participation are critical factors in creating a successful Tier 1 behavior support system that is responsive to a community's needs. Ask your administrator to invite family members to participate on the building-based teams at your schools to ensure the Tier 1 systems, expectations, and acknowledgements are relevant and meaningful to the families and community at large.

 

Upcoming Events

 

National Leadership Forum

Register now for the two-day 2013 National PBIS Leadership Forum that will be held on October 10-11, 2013, at a new venue - the second level of theDonald E. Stephens Convention Center inRosemont, Illinois. This forum is organized for state, district, or regional leadership teams adopting and implementing schoolwide PBIS. Participants should register as a team. This forum is not recommended for school/building-level implementers unless they are part of a district leadership team. Clickhere for more information.
 
Mark your calendar for the annual Illinois PBIS Network Winter Leadership Conference to be held at the Regency Conference Center in O'Fallon, IL onJanuary 23-24, 2014. Exemplars from across the state will share a range of experiences across all tiers of PBIS implementation, including Early Childhood, District Leadership, Coaching, High School, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and School/Family/Community Partnerships. Administrators' Academies will also be available. This conference is an excellent opportunity to learn information from implementers in the field. Watch for the opportunity to register atwww.pbisillinois.org.
 

Contacts/Questions

 

For information about PBIS, the Illinois PBIS Network, or Statewide Contacts click:
www.pbisillinois.org/about/statewide-contacts.   
 
If you have any questions you would like the Illinois PBIS Network to answer, please send your queries to: 

 

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PBIS September 2013 Coaches Front Page Newsletter

posted Sep 5, 2013, 8:56 AM by Teresa Bochula   [ updated Nov 7, 2013, 7:40 AM by Unknown user ]

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Coaches Front Page News

September 2013

 

The Illinois PBIS Network's Coaches Front Page News provides resources, tips, and updates for coaches to support your PBIS implementation efforts. 

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In This Issue
Curriculum/Innovation Updates
Evaluation
Monthly Challenge
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching
Classroom Management
School Family Community Partnerships (SFCP)
High School Corner
Administrator Tip of the Month
Upcoming Events

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About the Network

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) - an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices to benefit all children.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network builds capacity of schools, families, and communities to promote social and academic success of all students, including those with emotional/behavioral and other disabilities.  

 

 

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 Welcome Back! 

 

 

Training dates for the 2013-14 school year are posted. Please visit the Training Calendar for updated information and registration.

 

Curriculum/Innovation Updates 

 

Universal Screening

Universal Screening for behavior is a critical feature of the Response to Intervention framework. This Tier 1 screening practice is an efficient way to identify youth early for additional support. Universal Screening webinars cover the process, core components, and tools for screening. Participants will be walked through resources available on the Illinois PBIS Network website, with a focus on readiness for screening, early steps in implementation, and frequently asked questions.

 

Webinars are designed for district and building-level leaders who will coordinate and/or supervise the Universal Screening process. This typically includes school psychologists, social workers, coaches, and administrators. Dates and registration information are posted on the Training Calendar.

 

Evaluation 
 

2012-13 Recognized Schools

Congratulations to the 677 Illinois schools that earned recognition for their outstanding efforts implementing PBIS during the 2012-13 school year. All recognized schools will receive a congratulatory letter from the Illinois PBIS Network and a window decal award. Schools recognized at the two highest levels, Fully Implementing and Exemplar, will also receive a congratulatory letter from Rob Horner and George Sugai, Co-Directors of the National PBIS Center, as special acknowledgement of their exceptional accomplishments. Click here for the complete list of schools, as well as electronic images of the decals for download.

 

SWIS

Many requests were taken into consideration to improve data collection and analysis, and are reflected in SWIS 5 that was released on August 23, 2013. The Illinois PBIS Network will be hosting a webinar to review SWIS updates on WednesdaySeptember 11 at 1:00pmPlease click here for more information and to register. There are also tutorial videos available for an overview of the changes.

  

Evaluation Tools

The windows for completing the Self Assessment Survey-SAS (9/1 to 9/30/13), Team Implementation Checklist-TIC (open all year), and School Safety Survey-SSS (9/1 to 9/30/13) are currently open on PBIS Assessments. It is suggested that the SAS and SSS be completed annually in either the fall or spring. The TIC is to be completed quarterly by teams not yet reaching a score of 70 or higher on the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ). Please prompt your building coaches to complete these tools as appropriate. More information about these tools can be found on the PBISApps webpage. As a reminder, schools now access PBIS Assessments through PBISApps.org using their six-digit school ID.

 

Monthly Challenge 

The beginning of the school year is a great time to review and revise your multi-tiered action plan (MAP). Be sure to utilize the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) results in your goal setting. For more on this topic, attend this month's regional district-based coaches network meeting.

 

Take a moment to review your calendar for the inclusion of important dates including:

  • District-Based (External) Coaches Network Meetings - The Illinois PBIS Network recognizes the importance and impact that district-based coaches have on creating sustainable systems in a building or district. Monthly meetings directed at the functions of district-based coaches are held throughout the state. Click here to access the times, dates, and locations of these upcoming meetings in an area near you.
  • Building-Based (Internal) Coaches Meetings - A district-based coach's leadership is vital to the success of schoolwide behavior support across one or more buildings. Monthly meetings with building-based coaches will provide a forum for timely discussions around matters that drive decisions regarding training needs and capacity building.
  • District Leadership Team (DLT) Meetings - These meetings provide an opportunity for district leaders to discuss the function and coordination of schoolwide behavior support at a district level. Optimally these meetings will occur three to four times per year.
Tier 2/Tier 3 Coaching Blended Triangle

The Illinois PBIS Network is excited about the number of districts ready to proceed with implementing Tier 3 supportsUsing multiple data sources to identify districts that indicate they are ready to proceed with Tier 3 implementation, district leaders were sent an email in June with details of the training opportunities. To ensure districts are able to effectively implement Tier 3 interventions, we are moving to more frequent ongoing coaching and support. To register for Tier 3 Series training, click here.

 

Classroom Management 

The beginning of the new school year is a great time to post, teach, review, monitor, and reinforce class-wide expectations. Create a Classroom Matrix of 3-5 positively stated expectations, then define what the rules look like across all the routines in your classroom. Click here for an example to get you started.

 

children circleSchool Family Community Partnerships (SFCP) 

 

Hosting a Family/Community Partner Network Meeting is a great way to increase family and community membership on school and district teams. The Illinois PBIS Network is seeking districts to host a Network Meeting this school-year. These meetings are currently being scheduled for the year and will be posted online when finalized. To find a full schedule of these events, click here.District-based coaches should contact Technical Assistance Coordinators to find out how to host!

 

Be sure to check out the new Partnerships Tab on the Illinois PBIS Network website for more on Family/Community Partner Network Meetings and other ways to engage families.  We need your help as we expand this page!  Please send examples to your Technical Assistance Coordinator of successful partnerships, resources your district has created for families, and tools for schools. 

 

high school studentsHigh School Corner 

 

A recent study* in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology might help schools identify students in need of support who may be overlooked by more traditional screening approaches. Researchers found that young people involved with the justice system, who experience arrest - but not necessarily incarceration, are more likely to report a suicide attempt than those who have not been arrested. When taking time to plan for this year, consider adding students who have been involved in some way with the justice system as a new data point when determining which students might need more close monitoring and/or to be included proactively in your continuum of interventions.

 

* Cook, T. (May 2013). Recent criminal offending and suicide attempts: a national sample. From Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, Vol. 48 (Issue 5), p767-774.

 

Administrator Tip of the Month 

Contact your administrator and request the opportunity to include information about PBIS on every staff meeting agenda. Staff will understand the importance of their participation in the PBIS implementation process when the building administrator routinely addresses their efforts toward creating a positive climate and culture for all students.

 

Upcoming Events

 

National Leadership Forum

Register now for the two-day 2013 National PBIS Leadership Forum that will be held on October 10-11, 2013, at a new venue - the second level of theDonald E. Stephens Convention Center inRosemont, Illinois. This forum is organized for state, district, or regional leadership teams adopting and implementing schoolwide PBIS. Participants should register as a team. This forum is not recommended for school/building-level implementers unless they are part of a district leadership team. Clickhere for more information.
 

Contacts/Questions

 

For information about your Illinois PBIS Network Technical Assistance Coordinator or Statewide Contacts click
www.pbisillinois.org/about/statewide-contacts.   
 
If you have any questions you would like the Illinois PBIS Network to answer, please send your queries to 

 

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