Response to Intervention (academic & behavior) in Maine
5th Annual State-Wide Maine PBIS Conference
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Building and Sustaining Multi-Tiered Systems of Behavioral Support
Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Cost: Individual Registration ($195 per person) OR School District Team of 3 or more registrations sent together ($185 per person)
Location: Augusta Civic Center
Credit: CEUs, Psychological CEUs, and Contact Clock Hours will be available at an additional cost.
Registration: Please CLICK HERE for online registration or contact Conference Services at 207-780-5960.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are being implemented in over 20,000 schools across 47 states, and Maine has over 100 schools implementing SWPBIS! PBIS has a large and ever growing research base demonstrating positive outcomes including but not limited to increased academic achievement and academic engagement, decreased time spent addressing problem behavior, improved positive school climate, and reduction in administration of consequences for problem behaviors such as detentions and suspensions. PBIS is not a packaged curriculum, but an approach made up of essential elements that can be implemented a variety of ways.
This conference includes an “Implementor’s Forum,” implementation sessions in which several Maine schools will share their experiences implementing PBIS, including preparation, unique practices and systems, and outcomes thus far. Other sessions are designed to support schools seeking to start up or sustain PBIS efforts, including topics such as Primary and Secondary Tier interventions, SWIS (School Wide Information System), RTI, Social Skills, classroom interventions and more.
George Sugai, Ph.D., is currently the Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair in Behavior Disorders and professor with tenure at the University of Connecticut. His primary areas of interest are positive behavioral interventions and support, systems change, teacher professional development, emotional and behavioral disorders, social skills instruction, behavioral consultation, behavior assessment procedures, and strategies for effective school-wide, classroom, and individual behavior management. Dr. Sugai’s research has emphasized effective applications of applied behavior analysis principles and school-wide PBIS procedures to problems found in educational contexts.
Brandi M. Simonsen, Ph. D., is an associate professor of Special Education with tenure in the Department of Educational Psychology and a research scientist with the Center for Behavioral Education and Research (CBER) at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education. Currently, Dr. Simonsen teaches, conducts research, publishes, and provides training/technical assistant in the areas of (a) school- and class-wide (tier I) positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS), (b) targeted (tier II) and individualized (tier III) PBIS for student with intense learning and behavioral needs, and (c) applications of PBIS in alternative education settings.
In addition to delivering a conference keynote, George Sugai and Brandi Simonsen will lead workshop sessions focusing on PBIS.