National PBIS Leadership Forum. October 27-28, 2022. Hilton Chicago

Session Summary

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Thursday, October 27th

8:30am - 9:45am CT
Opening Session


Welcome & Organizer

Taking the Road Less Traveled: Celebrating 25 Years of PBIS

Tim Lewis, Center on PBIS


10:15am - 3:45pm CT
3-Part Topic-specific Strands


Strand A - Promoting Positive & Effective Classroom Environments


10:15am - 11:30am CT

1A - Integrating Behavior & Reading Support to Improve Student Outcomes

Mike Coyne & Brandi Simonsen, University of Connecticut; Typhanie Jackson, New Haven Public Schools (CT); Dena Moura, Waterbury Public Schools (CT)


11:45am - 1:00pm CT

2A - Planning for Teaching & Learning for All Students, with a Focus on Students with Disabilities

Bob Putnam, May Institute; Amber Casavant, Gardner Public School District (MA)


2:30pm - 3:45pm CT

3A - Promoting Positive Classroom Environments Through Effective Instruction

Terrance Scott, University of Louisville (KY)


Strand B - District Leadership


10:15am - 11:30am CT

1B - Building a Foundation for District-wide Implementation of PBIS/Multi-tiered Systems of Support

Kelsey Morris, University of Missouri; Jane Crawford, Ferguson-Florissant School District (MO); Paula Raygoza, Clifton Public Schools (NJ); Danielle Starkey, Omaha Public Schools (NE)


11:45am - 1:00pm CT

2B - Using Data-based Decision Making to Effectively Differentiate Provision of District-level Supports

Heather Hatton, University of Missouri; Danielle Starkey, Omaha Public Schools (NE)


2:30pm - 3:45pm CT

3B - Constructing the Continuum: Scaling District-wide Supports Across All Three Tiers

Kelsey Morris & Lisa Powers, University of Missouri


Strand C - Equity in School Discipline


10:15am - 11:30am CT

1C - Getting Started with Equity in School Discipline

Therese Sandomierski, University of South Florida

11:45am - 1:00pm CT

2C - Centering Equity in Tier 1 PBIS at the Classroom Level

Jennifer Rose, Loyola University (IL); Milaney Leverson & Kent Smith, Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10 (WI)


2:30pm - 3:45pm CT

3C - Coaching for Equity in School Discipline

Kent McIntosh, University of Oregon


Strand D - Family-School Partnership Within School-wide PBIS


10:15am - 11:30am CT

1D - Enhancing Family-School Partnerships Within School-wide PBIS

Kathleen Strickland-Cohen, University of Oregon; Angela Hernandez, Arlington Independent School District (TX)


11:45am - 1:00pm CT

2D - Developing Equitable Family-School Partnerships with Black & Latinx Families

Clynita Grafenreed, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (TX); Tamika LaSalle, University of Connecticut


2:30pm - 3:45pm CT

3D - Building School & District Capacity for Family-School Partnerships Within PBIS

Andy Garbacz, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Lindsay Fallon, University of Massachusetts-Boston; Shelby Cook, University of Memphis (TN)


Strand E - Getting Started with PBIS


10:15am - 11:30am CT

1E - Understanding the PBIS Framework

Brian Meyer, Midwest PBIS Network (IL); Melissa Lime, St. Johns County School District (FL)


11:45am - 1:00pm CT

2E - Understanding Systems & Practices in PBIS

Heather Peshak George, University of South Florida; Sabrina Stewart & Lori Briones, Northside Independent School District (TX)


2:30pm - 3:45pm CT

3E - Understanding Data & Outcomes in PBIS

Brian Gaunt, University of South Florida; Wendy Rau, Megan Lytle, & Sara Stoner, Lincoln Public Schools (NE)


Strand F - PBIS in Juvenile Justice/Alternative Education


10:15am - 11:30am CT

1F - PBIS in the Raleigh Therapeutic Group Home

Brenda Scheuermann, Texas State University; Selina Merrill, The University of Southern Mississippi; Valerie McCord, Raleigh Therapeutic Group Home (MS)


11:45am - 1:00pm CT

2F - PBIS in an Alternative Day School: Effects on Youth Behavior & Staff Perceptions of Climate

Brian Meyer, Midwest PBIS Network (IL); Brenda Scheuermann, Texas State University; Meagan Dwyer, Special Education District of Lake County (IL)


2:30pm - 3:45pm CT

3F - PBIS in a State-level Maximum Security Juvenile Justice Program: Feasibility & Efficacy of Tiers 1, 2, & 3

Brenda Scheuermann, Texas State University; Shari Daisy & Emily Spurlock, Nevada Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support Technical Assistance Center; Aldo Mora, Summit View Youth Center (NV)


Strand G - Mental Health Integration


10:15am - 11:30am CT

1G - Mental Health is for All: Moving from a Co-located to Integrated Approach of Social-Emotional-Behavioral Supports

Lucille Eber, Midwest PBIS Network (IL); Andy Tevlin, Kentwood Public Schools (MI); Sheila White, Michigan’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center


11:45am - 1:00pm CT

2G - Beyond Access: A District-level Example of Integrating PBIS & School Mental Health

Kelly Perales, Midwest PBIS Network (IL); Cat Raulerson, University of South Florida


2:30pm - 3:45pm CT

3G - Single System of Delivery: A Panel of Behavioral Health & Education Partners Describe Alignment Efforts

Susan Barrett, Center for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University (VA); Lee Collyer, Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction; Miriam Silman, Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health; Laurel Omland, Vermont Department of Mental Health; Clynita Grafenreed, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (TX)


Strand H - Tier 2 Systems & Practices


10:15am - 11:30am CT

1H - Essential Features of Tier 2: Data, Practices, & Systems

Tim Lewis, University of Missouri; Melissa Nantais, Michigan’s Multi-tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center


11:45am - 1:00pm CT

2H - Tier 2 Social Skills Instruction

Terrance Scott, University of Louisville (KY)


2:30pm - 3:45pm CT

3H - Self-monitoring/Self-management Strategies

Lisa Powers, University of Missouri


Strand I - Tier 3 Systems & Practices


10:15am - 11:30am CT

1I - Resources to Support Tier 3 Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports

Don Kincaid, University of South Florida


11:45am - 1:00pm CT

2I - Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR): Improving FBA/BIP Outcomes for Students

Rose Iovannone, University of South Florida; Nicole Roberts, University of Delaware


2:30pm - 3:45pm CT

3I - District & School Implementation of Tier 3 Supports

Bob Putnam, May Institute (MA); Katie Conley, University of Oregon


Strand J - Student Voice

10:15am - 11:30am CT

1J - Data Driven Recommendations Suggested by Students

Stephanie Martinez & Betsy Lazega, University of South Florida


11:45am - 1:00pm CT

2J - Culture, Connection, & Care: Anchoring & Amplifying Youth Voice Within the PBIS Framework

Patti Hershfeldt, Center for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University (VA); Felicia Singleton, San Diego County Office of Education (CA)


2:30pm - 3:45pm CT

3J - Students Helping Students

Ami Flammini, Midwest PBIS Network (IL); Zachary Radecke, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (CA)


4:00pm - 4:45pm CT
Facilitated Discussions


FD1 - Behavioral Health Providers & Educational Leaders Discuss Systems Alignment

Susan Barrett, Center for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University (VA); Kelly Perales, Midwest PBIS Network (IL)


FD2 - Tier 2 Data, Practices, & Systems

Jamie Grieshaber, University of Missouri


FD3 - Implications for Positive Behavior Classroom Supports at Elementary & Secondary Levels

Kimberly Yanek, Center for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University (VA); Steve Goodman, Michigan’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center


FD4 - Enhancing School-Family Partnership Within School-wide PBIS

Kathleen Strickland-Cohen, University of Oregon; Mark Weist, University of South Carolina; Clynita Grafenreed, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (TX); Andy Garbacz, University of Wisconsin-Madison


FD5 - Establishing & Maintaining a Commitment to Equity

Jennifer Rose, Loyola University (IL); Milaney Leverson & Kent Smith, Cooperative Education Service Agency 10 (WI)


FD6 - Systems, Data, & Practices: Adaptations for Tiers 1 & 2 in Alternative Settings

Brenda Scheuermann, Texas State University


FD7 - Sharing Challenges & Collectively Celebrating Success with High School Implementation of PBIS

Patti Hershfeldt, Center for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University (VA); Jennifer Freeman, University of Connecticut; Stephanie Martinez, University of South Florida


FD8 - Systematic Screening: Practicalities & Considerations

Kathleen Lynne Lane & Rebecca Sherod, University of Kansas; Wendy Peia Oakes, Arizona State University


FD9 - Learning From Each Other: Moving Away From Exclusion to Instructional & Restorative Supports

Rhonda Nese & Danielle Triplett, University of Oregon; Ambra Green, University of Texas at Arlington; Ruthie Payno-Simmons, Michigan’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center


FD10 - District-wide PBIS: Promoting the Capacity to Sustain High-Fidelity Implementation

Kelsey Morris & Lisa Powers, University of Missouri


FD11 - Maintaining Implementation Momentum

Tim Lewis, University of Missouri



Friday, October 28th

8:00am - 9:00am CT
Keynote Speaker

Where Do We GROW from Here: Social Justice in PBIS & Beyond

Rhonda Nese, University of Oregon



9:15am - 10:30am CT
Breakout Sessions


4A - Considerations from an Upstream Approach to Supporting Educators

Jennifer Rose, Loyola University (IL); Kimberly Yanek, Center for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University (VA); Rane Garcia, Michigan Department of Education; Clynita Grafenreed, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (TX)


4B - Transforming Program Approaches: From Punitive Practices to Positive Behavioral Interventions

Laura Kern, University of South Florida; Karen V. Wilson & Cheyenne E. Rhode, American School for the Deaf (CT)


4C - Embedding Equity Deeply into District PBIS Systems

Ruthie Payno-SImmons, Michigan’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center; Naomi Brahim, Jefferson County Public Schools (KY)


4D - Enhancing PBIS to Promote Resilience During & After a Crisis

Susan Barrett, Center for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University (VA)


4E - TIPS for Training, Coaching, & Scaling Up Team-initiated Problem Solving Across the Tiers

Erin Chaparro & Jessica Daily, University of Oregon; Jason Byars, Georgia Department of Education


4F - Addressing Complexities Associated with PBIS Implementation in Urban Settings

Steve Goodman, Michigan’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center; Saundra Hensel, Jefferson County Public Schools (KY)


4G - Integrating Related Social-Emotional-Behavioral Initiatives at the State Level

Katie Pohlman, Midwest PBIS Network (IL); Christina Weeter, Kentucky Department of Education


4H - Improving Student Behavior with Academic Supports

Sara Estrapala, University of Missouri; Reesha Adamson, Missouri State University


4I - Moving Forward with Systematic Screening: What Do I Need to Know?

Kathleen Lynne Lane, University of Kansas; Wendy Peia Oakes, Arizona State University


4J - Enhancing Implementation of Substance Misuse Mitigation Strategies Within a PBIS Framework

John Seely & Sean Austin, University of Oregon


4K - Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth & Educators Within the PBIS Framework

Jennifer Freeman, University of Connecticut; Renee Bradley, US Department of Education



10:45am - 12:00pm CT
Breakout Sessions


5A - Applying an Equity Mindset to the Implementation of PBIS in Preschool: Strategies & Resources

Lise Fox & Anna Winneker, University of South Florida


5B - Working Smarter, Not Harder: Maximizing Resources to Support All Students in Rural Settings

Karen Robbie, University of Connecticut; Janet VanLone, Bucknell University (PA)


5C - Developing Comprehensive, Multi-tiered School-based Suicide Prevention

Eric Bruns, Jennifer Stuber, Kelcey Schmitz & Casey Chandler, University of Washington


5D - Promoting a Culture of Staff Wellness: Moving Beyond Individual Responsibility

Ami Flammini & Katie Pohlman, Midwest PBIS Network (IL)


5E - Introducing the Tiered Fidelity Inventory 3.0

Jennifer Freeman, University of Connecticut


5F - Getting PBIS Started in High Schools

Patti Hershfeldt, Center for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University (VA)


5G - Building Coaching Capacity: Moving to a Culture of Coaching

Kimberly Yanek, Center for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University (VA); Nicholas Diggs, Old Dominion University (VA); Jessica McClung, Roanoke County Public Schools (VA)


5H - Extending PBIS & Restorative Practices from the School to the Community

Jessica Swain-Bradway, Northwest PBIS Network (OR); Lori Lynass, Sound Supports (WA); Seattle Public Schools (WA)


5I - Proactive Behavioral Supports for Students with Disabilities

Laura Kern, University of South Florida; Kate Dooley, University of St. Joseph (CT); Katie Meyer, University of Connecticut


5J - Strategic Integration of Academic, Social, Emotional, Behavioral, & Mental Health Supports

Steve Goodman, Michigan’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center

12:00am - 1:00pm CT
Closing Session


Title TBD

Renee Bradley, US Department of Education, Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Service