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Conference Strands

Six Strands of Training

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports – Promote evidence-based practices from the three-tiered framework. 

  • Create and implement a positive school climate through school-wide PBIS. 
  • Develop sustainable PBIS practices in schools including methods to increase the effectiveness of school-wide PBIS at the classroom level and strategies for building school-level and district-level capacity/leadership.
  • Develop interventions to be deployed in schools for students who need more intense interventions, including students with disabilities or students considered to be at risk. 
  • Identify areas to increase communication with parents and community partners for shared leadership and school improvement .

Mental Health – Infuse behavioral and mental health into a tiered PBIS system. 

  • Identify students with behavioral and mental health needs and develop evidence-based practices within an ISF. 
  • Understand the teacher’s role in addressing students’ behavioral and mental health needs.
  • Utilize the expertise of clinicians to improve student outcomes.
  • Identify areas to increase communication with parents and community partners to improve mental health intervention delivery.

School Safety – Understand school safety planning categorized by prevention/mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

  • Identify sustainable school safety strategies that create safe, stable, and supportive environments for all staff and students. 
  • Apply data integration strategies to guide in the program planning of universal interventions that impact school safety. 
  • Utilize an effective stakeholders network that includes students, staff, parents and community members.

Social Emotional Learning – Promote evidence-based practices for teaching students  self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are critical to success in school. 

  • Increase social and emotional skills to help improve student’s overall mental health, social interactions and academic performance. 
  • Identify strategies for self-management, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. 
  • Identify areas to increase communication with parents and community partners to improve social emotional intervention delivery.

Restorative Practices – Promote practices that promote respect, dignity, and mutual concern. 

  • Identify the 5 Rs of restorative practice; relationship, respect, responsibility, repair, and reintegration. 
  • Develop interventions to address restorative practices for individual and school-wide interventions. 

Mindfulness and Wellbeing – Infuse mindfulness and wellbeing principles, theories and practices into daily curriculum.

  • Increase staff awareness of reducing stress and anxiety in the educational environment, increasing attention and focus, and improving self-care for both students and teachers.
  • Increase mindful awareness of teachers and students.

Call for Proposals close November 15, 2023.

Last updated: 8/28/2023