Day 1 Sessions


Thursday, January 23, 2014
7:30 AM  -  8:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
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Welcome

8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
Welcome and Illinois PBIS Update
Lucille Eber, Statewide Director, Illinois PBIS Network
 


Plenary Session I
9:00 AM  -  10:00 AM
Plenary Session 1: Sustaining School-wide Systems to Support Positive School Climate
Kent McIntosh, Associate Professor, University of Oregon
 

Breakout Sessions I

10:20 AM  -  11:35 AM
Session 01: Administrators' Role in Developing Tier 2/Tier 3 Behavior Systems
Sheri Luecking, Technical Assistance Director, Illinois PBIS Network; April Haar, Principal, Unity Point Elementary School, SD 140

For Tier 2 and Tier 3 implementation to be successful, the building administrator has to be a part of the process. Learn about the data needed, the systems that have to be built, and the interventions that are evidence based
10:20 AM  -  11:35 AM
Session 02: Evidence-Based Practices of Effective Classroom Management: Using Planned Ignoring in the Classroom
Susan Gasber, Technical Assistance Director, Illinois PBIS Network
 
A continuum of strategies to respond to challenging behavior should be a part of every classroom management plan. Planned Ignoring is an effective technique that helps to reduce both common misbehaviors and the use of teacher reprimands. In this session, participants will be provided with strategies for applying this practice effectively in their school setting.
10:20 AM  -  11:35 AM
Session 03: Restorative Practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports
Susan Ditch, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Sandy Crawford, Social Worker/External Coach, Alton CUSD 11
 
This session will explore the interface between a multi-tiered system of supports and using restorative practices in tiered interventions. Learn how circles and peer juries are being utilized as interventions in the continuum.
10:20 AM  -  11:35 AM
Session 04: Action Planning for Sustainability
Kent McIntosh, Associate Professor, University of Oregon

This session will offer school teams an opportunity to be guided through an action planning process.  Keeping what works and is evidence based going in schools is critical during this time of dwindling resources and funding.
10:20 AM  -  11:35 AM
Session 05: Universal Behavioral Screening
Nancy Riggin, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Laura Taylor, Social Worker, Mt. Carmel Middle School, Wabash SD 348
 
Universal screening is a recommended best practice to prevent school failure for students at risk for social-emotional-behavioral problems. This session will provide the tools to help prepare for screening: 1. universal screening for behavior rationale, 2. district/staff engagement strategies, 3. readiness checklist, and 4. a review of several screeners.
10:20 AM  -  11:35 AM
Session 06: Students as Leaders in Developing a Positive School Climate

Rebecca Harris, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Lindy Parkes and Elizabeth Perry, Internal Coaches, Red Hill Junior/Senior High School, Red Hill Unit 10
 
Learn how to involve your diverse student voice(s) in the positive behavior support implementation process - a “do with” vs. “do to” approach. Aligning with the Danielson model of teaching, examples of integrating youth into PBIS data, systems, and practices at Tier 1 will be explored.
10:20 AM  -  11:35 AM
Session 07: Components of School-wide Acknowledgement Systems
Ann Penicook, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Amanda Mellethin, Internal Coach, Carriel Junior High, and Amy Reed, Internal Coach, Fulton Junior High School - O'Fallon SD 90
 
Explore the rationale and processes for acknowledging successful behavior for ALL students. Discussion will include how to use high frequency, intermittent, and quarterly celebration acknowledgments to teach, re-teach, and sustain school-wide expectations.
10:20 AM  -  11:35 AM
Session 08: Tier 2 Intervention Fidelity
Katie Pohlman, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Lana Stewart, Internal Coach, Central Intermediate, Monmouth-Roseville SD 235
 
After starting implementation of Tier 2 practices, schools often need to make mid-course corrections. This session explores common roadblocks schools face with Tier 2 implementation and recommendations for overcoming them. School examples of early, mid-course, and successful implementation will be shared.
10:20 AM  -  11:35 AM
Session 09: Coaching FBA/BIP
Briana Weiner, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Kristin McCann, Psych. Supervisor, Waukegan SD 60
 
Many facilitators trained in FBA/BIP still struggle to find success with the process. This session will outline the supports needed to help make FBA/BIPs effective. Examples of real plans will be shared.

Lunch

11:35 AM  -  12:30 PM
Buffet Lunch
 

Breakout Sessions II

12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
Session 10: Administrators Lead Changing Role of Clinicians

Sheri Luecking, Technical Assistance Director, Illinois PBIS Network; Keith Kincaid, Principal, and Cindy Martsch, Social Worker, Sandburg Elementary School, Springfield SD 186
 
Because of Response to Intervention (RtI), clinicians roles are changing. Administrators need to play an active role in making sure that evidence-based interventions are being used with data based decision making as an integral part of the process. This session will help participants understand ways to support your clinicians in this process.
12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
Session 11: Evidence-based Practices of Effective Classroom Management - Using Behavioral Contracting in the Classroom
Susan Gasber, Technical Assistance Director, Illinois PBIS Network
 
A continuum of strategies to acknowledge appropriate behavior should be a part of every classroom management plan. Behavioral contracts can be effective when supporting individual students with challenging behavior, especially older students. In this session, participants will be provided with best practices for developing and utilizing behavioral contracts.  
12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
Session 12: District Based Coach Roles and Responsibilities
Ann Penicook, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Ryan Keller, O'Fallon SD 90
 
A District-based coach coordinates and leads district teams through the process of establishing and maintaining the implementation of school-wide positive behavior support systems. This session will review the roles and responsibilities of district-based coaching that support effective implementation.
12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
Session 13: Tier 2/Tier 3 in High Schools
Ami Flammini, Technical Assistance Director, Illinois PBIS Network; Christine Taylor, Assistant Principal, Lincolnwood Junior/Senior High School, Panhandle CUSD 2
 
Participants will learn what data, systems, and practices need to be in place to implement Tier 2 for High Schools. Learn from a high school about their journey. 
12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
Session 14: Positive Family Support: How to Make Better Connections for Middle School
Jessica Swain-Bradway, Research & Evaluation Director, Illinois PBIS Network
 
Positive Family Support is a multi-tiered approach to supporting and engaging families, parents, and guardians. It is a value added component with school-based activities including families in a multi-tiered system of supports.
12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
Session 15: Creating Equity through Problem Solving and Action Planning
Briana Weiner, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Lynn Owens, External Coach, Schaumburg SD 54 
 
Many schools deal with the issue of youth of poverty and race being over represented in ODR’s, ISS, and OSS. Hear how districts are making a difference by educating staff, supporting them as they explore ways to create more balanced disciplinary responses, and how they are assessing the impact of these efforts.
12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
Session 16: Developing and Teaching School-wide Behavioral Expectations
Susan Ditch, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Mica Ike, Internal Coach, Katie Harper-Wright Elementary School, East St. Louis SD 189
 
Explore an elementary school's example of teaching school-wide expectations: defining, teaching, modeling, acknowledging, and re-teaching. Participants will be shown examples of behavioral lesson plans, kick-off and booster schedules, and various mediums/differentiated instruction samples.
12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
Session 17: Applying FBA/BIP Through a Problem Solving Process
Diane LaMaster, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Stephanie Thomas, External Coach, Sandoval CUSD 501
 
This session will focus on the difference between practical (Tier 2) and comprehensive (Tier 3) Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Planning (BIP), the critical features of effective FBAs and BIPs, and the tools to assist in their effective implementation
12:30 PM  -  1:45 PM
Session 18: The Wraparound Process as a Tier 3/Tertiary Intervention
Diane McDonald, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Laura Swanlund, External Coach, Palatine CUSD 15
 
This session will describe the process of Wraparound including building a child and family team, identifying strengths and needs of the child and family, developing an action plan, and using data to guide the wrap team. Participants will become familiar with four phases of Wraparound and become familiar with tools that help guide the process
 

Breakout Sessions III

2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
Session 19: Building-level Coach Leadership: Facilitating Effective Team Meetings and Action Planning
Nancy Riggin, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Jennifer Roser, Chesak Elementary School, and Anne Sharkey, Huntley High School - CSD 158
 
Building-level coaches facilitate a Tier 1/Universal Team's planning, implementation, and action planning processes for successful implementation of a school-wide system of behavior support. Effective team meeting facilitation and action planning strategies will be shared in this session.
2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
Session 20: Students' Voice in Developing Positive School Climate in High Schools
Ami Flammini, Technical Assistance Director, and Sarah Van Aken, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Theresa Greco, Administrative Intern, and Toni Slater, Teacher, Springfield High School, Springfield School District 186
 
Implementation at the high school level requires thinking outside of the box. Consider training students to be a part of the Universal team. Learn how one school is having students lead the process as it relates to reviewing data, making changes in the systems, and being creative with implementation.
2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
Session 21: The Role of Family/Community Members on Building Level Teams
Kim Breen, Technical Assistance Director, and Patti Bardell, Training and SFCP Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network
 
This session will illustrate the importance of school, family, and community partnerships.  The critical role family/community members play on teams will be discussed, and Q & A will be addressed.
2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
Session 22: Academic Seminar as a Tier 2 Intervention in High Schools
Jessica Swain-Bradway, Research & Evaluation Director, Illinois PBIS NetworkKathie Hill, Social Worker, Sandoval Junior/Senior High School, Sandoval CUSD 501
 
Participants will learn about a class-based Tier 2 middle and high school intervention that offers credit with a focus on academic self-management. Students learn specific organizational and homework completion skills. 
2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
Session 23: Coaching Advanced Tiers
Diane McDonald, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Laura Swanlund, External Coach, Palatine CUSD 15
 
This session will provide a district perspective on building capacity to move from secondary through tertiary systems. Policy change, system development, data-based decision-making, developing interventions at all three tiers, tools, and the benefits and outcomes will be explored
2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
Session 24: Creating a Positive School Culture through Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports
Brian Meyer, Technical Assistance Director, Illinois PBIS Network; Jill Quisenberry, Internal Coach, Becca Ramey, SpEd Teacher, and Barb Sartain, Principal, Urbana SD 116
 
See the practices, celebrations, videos, and photos of systematizing a culture of recognition and celebration in schools. Learn the research behind positively reinforcing students.
2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
Session 25: Using the TIPS Process for Data Analysis, Action Planning, and Progress-Monitoring
Diane Lamaster, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network
 
Learn how to use building-level data and a research-based decision making process to progress monitor implementation and identify areas of need. Data sources include ODRs, ISS, OSS, expulsion, academics, attendance, IEP, educational environment, ethnicity, and assessment tools.
2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
Session 26: Modification of Multi-Tiered Systems of Behavior Supports with Special Populations Including Students with Autism
Briana Weiner, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Kathy Gould, Director, IATTAP
 
This session will provide participants the opportunity to learn how easy modifications in school-wide positive behavior support can increase its effectiveness for students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders).
2:00 PM  -  3:15 PM
Session 27: Social/Academic Instruction Groups as a Tier 2 Intervention
Rebecca Harris, Technical Assistance Coordinator, Illinois PBIS Network; Michelle Pacheco, Social Worker, Grand Ridge School, Grand Ridge CCSD 95
 
This session will describe Tier 2 and Tier 3 data, systems, and practices. Material will support teams in creating, progress-monitoring, and improving Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Emphasis will be on creating an efficient system, which supports the use of effective practices. 
 

Networking Opportunity

3:15 PM  -  5:00 PM
Networking Reception
A reception in the Regency Conference Center will be hosted by the Illinois PBIS Network on Day One, January 23, 2014, from 3:15-5:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided and a cash bar  will be available. Please join us for this social networking event!