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Keynote Speaker

“Reaching the Wounded Student”
June 4, 2018, 8:30-9:45am

Joe Hendershott
President of Hope 4 The Wounded Inc.

Joe Hendershott, Ed.D., is a sought after speaker on the effects of trauma and working with wounded children. As president of Hope 4 The Wounded Inc., he also provides consulting, staff training, an online course, and has authored Reaching The Wounded Student & 7 Ways to Transform the Lives of Wounded Students. Joe has over thirty years in education and is the recipient of the 2015 National Crystal Star Award for dropout prevention and the 2016 Bixler Award, which recognizes excellence in education.

Based on the presenter’s book “Reaching The Wounded Student”, Hendershott will enable participants to discover ways to encourage the wounded student to find academic and life success.  By looking at the effects of trauma, this practitioner will describe methods for boosting esteem, creating empathic connections, and cultivating community.  Other topics discussed will be devising alternative discipline to help students remain in the classroom, increase achievement, and ultimately graduate from high school.

 


Session Speakers

PBIS Sustainability

June 4, 2018

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 1

John Vandenburgh

 

Session TBA

About
John Vandenburgh is a nationally recognized program developer, trainer and speaker on the latest youth trends and critical issues that are impacting the next generation of young people.  He is the author of the PLUS Program, a youth based curriculum that is being utilized by schools nationwide to address bullying, cyber-bullying and building safer environments for all students to be included in.

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Session 2

John Vandenburgh

 

Session TBA

About
John Vandenburgh is a nationally recognized program developer, trainer and speaker on the latest youth trends and critical issues that are impacting the next generation of young people.  He is the author of the PLUS Program, a youth based curriculum that is being utilized by schools nationwide to address bullying, cyber-bullying and building safer environments for all students to be included in.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 3

Eric Rowles

Session TBA

About
Eric is a nationally recognized trainer, speaker, and consultant who has worked with over 150,000 youth, adults, administrators, professionals, and policy makers within the past 15 years. Eric’s previous experience includes his work as Senior Director of Training with the Youth Leadership Institute (CA), Director of Leadership Development at Rutgers University (NJ), Director of International Youth Summer Abroad programs (CA), Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator with Riverside County Friday Night Live (CA), and has over a decade of innovative and cutting edge classroom instruction and facilitation experience, including extensive use of experiential and “low-ropes” techniques and methodologies in his presentation and training approaches.

June 5, 2018

8:30- 9:45 a.m.

Session 4

Jon Eyler

 

This session will showcase several examples of tools and strategies other districts have used to establish a truly coordinated system of support for students and adults. The presentation will focus not only on the conceptual drivers but the real solutions and examples of how systems are putting these concepts into practices that are both fiscal responsible and sustainable.

About
Dr. Jon Eyler is a widely recognized expert on topics of equity and educational psychology. He works with leadership teams across the nation to implement cohesive systems of support and lead adaptive change around perception and mindset. He has taughtand held various leadership positions in K-12 education, and has taught courses in educational psychology in higher education. Currently Jon serves as a technical assitance provider for California’s State Performance Plan Technical Assistance Project and leads Collaborative Learning Solutions, an educational services and consulting firm based out of Southern California.

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 5

Jon Eyler

Session TBA

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Session 6

Terry Scott

Talking to Adults About PBIS: Building a Logic for Sustainability
This session will break PBIS systems into very small and understandable components that can be easily described, modeled, and monitored across adults in the school. The focus will be on making the PBIS process so simple and logical that adults are more likely to sustain implementation in a manner that affects increased student achievement.

About
Dr. Scott is a professor and distinguished university scholar at the University of Louisville. He received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Oregon and has spent his career focusing on how schools can effectively teach and intervene with students who exhibit challenging behaviors. He has received more than $12 million in funding for research and has published extensively in the PBIS areas.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 7

Sara McDaniel

Case Examples of Tier 2 Identification and Intervention
This presentation will overview (a) identification for students who require tier 2 behavioral supports, (b) evidence-based intervention at tier 2, (c) progress monitoring and data-based decision making in tier 2, and (d) case examples across elementary and secondary school implementation

About
Dr. McDaniel is an associate professor of Special Education in the Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities at the University of Alabama and is the Director of the Alabama Positive Behavior Support Office (APBSO). The APBSO is a statewide PBIS technical assistance center that focuses on supporting schools and districts in implementing PBIS in Alabama. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of: (a) secondary tier PBIS, (b) classroom management assessment and coaching, (c) PBIS for alternative education settings, and (d) early prevention for diverse populations of children at high-risk.

June 6, 2018

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Session 8

Ashley MacSuga-Gage

Session TBA

About
Dr. MacSuga-Gage is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Florida and serves as the Special Education Program Area leader for the college’s department of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS). She has a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Connecticut where she studied Positive Behavior Support (PBS), School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS), and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Her experience includes working with local schools and statewide initiatives (in Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont) to provide training and technical assistance surrounding PBIS, SWPBIS, classroom management, the application of data-based decision making to practice, and behavior management.

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 9

Ashley MacSuga-Gage

Session TBA

About
Dr. MacSuga-Gage is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Special Education at the University of Florida and serves as the Special Education Program Area leader for the college’s department of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies (SESPECS). She has a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Connecticut where she studied Positive Behavior Support (PBS), School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS), and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Her experience includes working with local schools and statewide initiatives (in Florida, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont) to provide training and technical assistance surrounding PBIS, SWPBIS, classroom management, the application of data-based decision making to practice, and behavior management.

ABCs of PBIS

June 4, 2018

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 1

Eric Landers

Addressing Behaviors In Schools

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Session 2

Eric Landers Examine School-Wide Routines

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 3

Eric Landers Establish School-Wide Expectations

June 5, 2018

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Session 4

Eric Landers Establish School-Wide Routines (Cont)

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 5

Eric Landers

Effective School-Wide Recognition

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Session 6

Eric Landers

Effective School-Wide Discipline Procedures

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 7

Eric Landers Complete School Plan

June 6, 2018

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Session 8

Eric Landers Tier II Interventions

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 9

 Eric Landers Tier II Interventions (Cont)

PBIS Individualized Intervention

June 4, 2018

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 1

Christian Moore

Resilience Can Be Taught! 10 Tools To Motivate ANY Student
Discover 10 tools to help foster resilience in even the most unmotivated students. Once you understand them, you won’t go to another day without using them! Whether you work with students in a one on one, small group, or classroom settings, you’ll gain the skills you need to deliver the life-changing power of resilience to students of any background and learning style.

About
Christian Moore is an internationally renowned speaker, social worker, and author of The Resilience Breakthrough. Moore’s “WhyTry” Program is used in 18,000 institutions worldwide and has proven to effectively teach the social and emotional skills needed to thrive in school and life.

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Session 2

Shanna Hirsch

Functional Assessment-Based Interventions: Linking an Assessment to an Intervention
To support students with the most intensive behavioral needs, educators use more individualized practices based on the function, or purpose, of the student’s behavior. The purpose of this double session is to provide educators and other school staff (e.g., paraprofessionals, administrators, counselors) with an (1) overview of the functional behavioral assessment (FBA) process, (2) understanding of the critical features of functional-assessment based intervention plans, and (3) introduction to troubleshoot common issues. To make the strategies relevant, session participants will receive multiple examples as well opportunities to practice skills.

About
Shanna E. Hirsch, Ph.D., BCBA-D, is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Department of Education and Human Development. She received her master’s degree from Vanderbilt University and doctoral degree from the University of Virginia. She has previously worked as a special education teacher and behavior analyst. These experiences have shaped her research, teaching, and service. Her expertise centers on (a) supporting novice teachers learn to implement classroom-level positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS), (b) developing classroom-level supports for students with or at risk for emotional behavioral disorders, and (c) teacher training on targeted behavioral supports (i.e., functional-assessment based interventions). Dr. Hirsch is an active member of a number of professional organizations (e.g., Council for Exceptional Children, Association of Positive Behavior Supports) and serves on the editorial boards of Behavioral Disorders, Beyond Behavior, Exceptional Children, and TEACHING Exceptional Children.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 3

Shanna Hirsch

Session TBA

June 5, 2018

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Session 4

Terry Scott

Using Function and Environment to Effectively Address Escalating and Extreme Student Behaviors
This session will demonstrate how teachers can use the tenets of teaching replacement behaviors and environmental manipulations to both prevent and effectively react to students whose behaviors are extreme and escalate. The focus in on the use of individualized intervention to reduce the need for restraint or seclusion.

About
Dr. Scott is a professor and distinguished university scholar at the University of Louisville. He received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Oregon and has spent his career focusing on how schools can effectively teach and intervene with students who exhibit challenging behaviors. He has received more than $12 million in funding for research and has published extensively in the PBIS areas.

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 5

Joe Hendershott

7 Ways to Transform the Lives of Wounded Students
This session provides a wealth of strategies for professionals who work with wounded students―those who are beyond the point of “at-risk” and have experienced trauma in their lives. Based on evidence in his most recent book, seven key strategies will be shared for changing school/organizational culture to transform the lives of students. Recognizing the power of effective leadership and empathy in creating a sense of community and safety for wounded students, this session is designed to help professionals redesign their school/organizational environment and empower professionals to direct students on a path to academic and life success.

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Session 6

Sara McDaniel

Advocating for and Supporting Students with E/BD in Transitioning from Restrictive to Less Restrictive Settings
Many students with E/BD are served in alternative and restrictive settings such as self-contained schools and self-contained classrooms. While these placements are appropriate when student behavior presents risks, transition planning back to the traditional education setting should be planned prior to a change in placement. This presentation will overview transition planning and strategies educators can use to advocate for your students’ transitions to less restrictive settings. We will focus on collaborating with families and general educators in supporting student transitions.

About
Dr. McDaniel is an associate professor of Special Education in the Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities at the University of Alabama and is the Director of the Alabama Positive Behavior Support Office (APBSO). The APBSO is a statewide PBIS technical assistance center that focuses on supporting schools and districts in implementing PBIS in Alabama. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of: (a) secondary tier PBIS, (b) classroom management assessment and coaching, (c) PBIS for alternative education settings, and (d) early prevention for diverse populations of children at high-risk.

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 7

Nick Gage

Session TBA

June 6, 2018

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Session 8

Allison Bruhn Session TBA

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 9

Laci Watkins

Practical Intervention Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This presentation focuses on interventions to reduce challenging behavior and improve social communication skills, academic skills, and adaptive behaviors in students with autism spectrum disorder. Research-based strategies that are practical and feasible for teachers to implement in the classroom such as antecedent interventions, behavioral skills training, and peer-mediated interventions will be presented and step-by-step guidelines for implementing the interventions will be provided. Individualizing intervention strategies based on the unique characteristics of students with autism will also be discussed.

About
Laci Watkins, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of special education at the University of Alabama. She is a former special education teacher who has worked with students with autism at all grade levels in both self-contained and inclusive classroom settings. Her primary research interests include developing peer social interaction interventions for students with autism in inclusive settings, examining how improved social skills can lead to improvement in other skill domains, and rigorously assessing the social validity of practices in order to better support teacher implementation of interventions.

PBIS Behavioral Health

June 4, 2018

10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 1

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12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Session 2

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2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 3

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June 5, 2018

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Session 4

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10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 5

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12:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Session 6

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2:15 – 3:30 p.m.

Session 7

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June 6, 2018

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Session 8

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10:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Session 9

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