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Southeast Conference on Positive Behavior Interventions and Support

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This year’s conference offers four strands of training:



PBIS Sustainability Strand
This strand is designed for schools that are either early in the implementation of school-wide PBIS or have been implementing for multiple years. The focus of this strand will be to provide participants with a framework of sustaining effective PBIS practices in schools.

1.   Understand and implement strategies to sustain school-wide PBIS in schools

2.   Develop methods to increase the effectiveness of school-wide PBIS at the classroom level.

3.   Understand and implement strategies for individual populations of children.

4.   Understand and implement strategies for building district-level capacity to sustain school-wide PBIS.



ABCs of PBIS Strand
This Strand is designed for schools in the initial stages of implementing school-wide PBIS. The focus of this strand will be the development and employment of a school-wide PBIS plan.

1.  Understand how to change the culture of discipline in schools from reactive to preventative.

2.  Understand the importance of focusing on “prevention in schools” rather than simply “being positive.”

3.  Understand the difference between “rewards” and “recognition” and why recognition is more effective.

4.  Develop the five essential components of school-wide PBIS: expectations, routines, discipline procedures, recognition and data collection.

5.  Establish an effective and efficient data collection system to gather critical data that will save staff/administration time.


PBIS Individualized Intervention Strand
This strand is designed for schools implementing school-wide PBIS seeking individualized interventions for difficult populations. The focus of this strand will be to develop interventions to be deployed in schools for more students who need more intense interventions.

1.  Understand and implement intense strategies to support students with high functioning Autism or Asperger’s through school-wide PBIS.

2.  Understand and implement intense strategies to support students with emotional and behavioral disorders through school-wide PBIS.

3.  Understand and implement peer-to-peer interventions to support difficult populations of students.

4.  Understand and implement intense strategies to support students at risk through school-wide PBIS.




PBIS Mental Health
This strand is designed for schools seeking infusing behavioral/mental health into a tiered PBIS system. The focus of this strand will be to develop the Interconnected System’s Framework (ISF) in schools.

1.  Understand and implement strategies to identify students with behavioral health needs.

2.  Understand and implement evidence-based practices within an ISF.

3.  Understand and connect to the expertise of clinicians to improve student outcomes.


 

Why School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support?

School-wide positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) is a systemic framework for addressing challenging behaviors within schools. The goal is to increase the academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. School-wide PBIS is the behavioral part of the Response to Intervention (Rtl) triangle that is currently implemented in more than 10,000 U.S. schools.
PBIS is not a “packaged curriculum” or geared toward “rewarding” students. Depending on the local culture and the needs of the school, school-wide PBIS plans adapt to fit the context and can look difference across districts or even schools.
School-wide PBIS is a prevention-oriented approach to school-wide discipline. It is a framework that focuses on the use of evidence-based practices and solid, effective data-based decision-making to improve academic and social contexts. The four-tiered approach provides additional interventions for students as their behavioral/social needs increase.

Why Attend the Southeast Conference on Positive Behavior Interventions and Support?

The Southeast Conference on Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a two and a half day annual conference that provides training for schools and districts for developing school-wide behavioral intervention plans. During this year’s conference, participants will have the option of choosing from four strands for PBIS implementation. Sessions will emphasize preventing school-wide challenging behaviors, teaching desired school-wide behaviors and routines and ensuring consistency among staff. At the completion of the conference, teachers will have plans and the materials necessary for the effective and efficient implementation.

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Download a printable registration form here.

Register Online: 
June 5-6, 2017
Coastal Georgia Center, Savannah, GA
$295 – Early Bird Conference Rate on or before 5/19/2017
$320 – Regular Conference Rate (NO Pre-Conference) beginning 5/20/2017


Special Accommodations
For special assistance, please request accommodation needs at least 14 working days in advance of the program.
Refund Policy: If you cannot attend, substitutions are encouraged. Be sure to notify the registration desk of any substitutions at 1.855.478.5551. A processing fee is charged for all withdrawals. Refunds due to withdrawals take 2-4 weeks. If payment is made by credit card, your account will be credited. No refunds are given to registrants who fail to withdraw prior to the beginning of the conference.

Keynote Speaker:

Katie Greer

Katie’s unique personal, professional, and educational background has lead Katie to frequently serve as an industry expert to various media outlets. Katie has been featured in USA Today, TIME Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Proctor and Gamble Everyday, on The O’Reilly Factor, The Meredith Vieira Show, Inside Edition, CNN, and AJAM.

Katie obtained her Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Salem State College, graduating Summa Cum Laude. As an undergraduate student, Katie graduated early from the Salem State College Honors Program Summa Cum Laude in May of 2004 (in 2.5 years), with a focus on Early Childhood Education, a B.S. in Sociology, and a Minor in Psychology. She is a member of the National Criminal Justice Honors Society, the National Sociological Honors Society, and graduated from the Salem State College Leadership Institute.


Speakers:


Robert Stevens

Janette Nihles

Mark D. Weist

Lee Fletcher

Ashley Quell

John Vandenburgh

      Jon Eyeler

W. Joshua Bradley

Elaine Miller

Baker Wright

Chasidy Taylor

Christian Moore

Lori Fernald

 

Michelle Flowers

Lester Allen

Allison Farrell

Eric Landers

Ashley S. MacSuga-Gage

Sara McDaniel

Terry Scott

 

Nicholas Gage



Embassy Suites

605 West Oglethorpe Avenue
Savannah, GA 31401
912.721.6900
Room Rates: $189 – SOLD OUT
Room tax rate: 13%
Reservation cut-off date: 5/6/2017

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Hampton Inn

603 West Oglethorpe Avenue
Savannah, GA 31401
912.721.6900
Room Rates: $159 – SOLD OUT
Room tax rate: 13%
Reservation cut-off date: 5/6/2017

Book your room here!


registernow-fwThank you for your consideration in supporting the 6th Annual Southeast Conference on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in Savannah, GA.

PBIS is an annual conference that provides training to schools and districts for developing school-wide behavioral intervention plans.

This year, we are offering training with sessions specifically geared towards administrators, introductory PBIS, secondary and tertiary tracts.

Your support is valuable to our participants. Thanks to you, we are able to keep costs down to allow as many educators attend as possible. Your contributions can also be allocated to specific needs such as scholarships, printing, meals or speaker sponsorships. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

For PBIS information contact:


Leah Edwards

Conference Specialist
Phone: (912) 478-1765
Email: sepbis@georgiasouthern.edu

Dr. Eric Landers

Conference Chair
Email: ericlanders@georgiasouthern.edu


 

Last updated: 5/9/2017

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