Featured Posters


Poster 1

Launching Interconnected Systems Framework Tier 2 Components by Leveraging Tier 1 Systems

Andrew Tevlin & Blair Feldkamp - Kentwood Public Schools (Kentwood, MI)

In this poster presentation we will illustrate how a robust Tier 1 is needed to quickly launch Tier 2 supports as a school pivots into a multi-tiered an Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF).

Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School-wide


Poster 2

Using Technology-Based Self-Monitoring to Promote On-Task in Remote Learning

Xin Xu -University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)

Students with off-task behaviors are less likely to obtain desired learning outcomes. Technology-based self-monitoring (TBSM) is one of the strategies designed to address this issue. This poster presentation will introduce the background knowledge, definition, and advantages of TBSM, provide existing TBSM examples to illustrate how the intervention works, and present suggestions for obtaining successful TBSM interventions.

Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Data-based Decision Making

Poster 3

College & Career Readiness programs for Students with Emotional & Behavioral Disorders: A Literature Review

Sarah Rosati, University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT); Samantha Kelly, Lehigh University (Bethlehem, PA)

This poster presentation will present findings from our review of current literature regarding common characteristics and the quality of college and career readiness programs for students with or at-risk for Emotional Behavioral Disorder (EBD). We will discuss information that can assist practitioners to fully prepare students with EBD for college and/or career.

Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, Disability, High School PBIS

Poster 4

Building a Positive School Culture through PBIS

Jessica Rivero & Madeleine Peery - J.R. Harris Elementary School, Houston Independent School District (Houston, TX)

In this poster, we will share our implementation practices from Year 1 and moving into Year 2 with PBIS, and how PBIS is about more than just setting expectations - it's about building a positive school culture for students, staff, and families.

Topic/Category: School-wide

Poster 5

Bringing it All Together Through SCTG/Project Connect: Integrating PBS & SEL Practices

Frances Basich & Michael Kanusky - School District of Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach, FL)

Learn how integrating Positive Behavior Support (PBS) and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) concepts and strategies can help support student achievement and promote a positive school climate and culture. In addition, this poster presentation will explain why it is imperative to utilize adult SEL strategies to promote staff wellness.

Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)

Poster 6

An Approach to Support Tier 1 PBIS Implementation: Rubrics

Stephanie Schutt & Elizabeth Hecox - Oklahoma City Public Schools (Oklahoma City, OK)

The Oklahoma City Public Schools’ School Climate Specialists have developed Tier 1 PBIS Implementation rubrics. During this poster presentation, participants will learn how this rubric was designed and used to support school sites in their implementation of PBIS.

Topic/Category: District & State PBIS

Poster 7

Building Resilience in Youth through Creative Collaboration

Kathy Francoeur - University of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)

Effective strategies used for collaboration around a Tier 3 intervention will be emphasized in this poster session. Data documenting implementation of the RENEW model and impact on youth will be highlighted. In addition, key system features to support effective collaboration between schools and community mental health agencies will be shown.


Topic/Category: High School PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being

Poster 8

Implementation & Outcomes of PBIS for Bullying Prevention

Adam Collins - Colorado Department of Education (Denver, CO)

This poster will describe the implementation and outcomes of the Colorado Department of Education’s School Bullying Prevention and Education Grant (BPEG) Program. Participants will learn about how PBIS in particular reduced bullying in grantee schools. Highlights will include how policy can support LGBTQ+ students and real-world strategies to involve families.

Topic/Category: Bullying Prevention, District & State PBIS, Family

Poster 9

Colorado’s Scale-up Efforts & Lessons Learned: Implementation of Multi-tiered System of Supports & Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports to Improve Student Outcomes

Lynne DeSousa & Milcah Hawk - Colorado Department of Education (Denver, CO)

This poster will address Colorado Department of Education's efforts to scale-up Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) using a state-to-district consultation model that incorporates Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Case examples demonstrating the correlation between fidelity of implementation of the five components of MTSS using the MTSS Leadership Team Self-Assessment (MLT-SA) tool and student outcome will be shared.

Topic/Category: District & State PBIS

Poster 10

Including All Students in Referral Data to Improve Decisions Across Tiers

Katie Conley - University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

Students who receive special education or Tier 3 behavioral supports are at greater risk of exclusion from instruction, social activities, and even from representation in Tier 1 data. This poster session will explore challenges, benefits, and safeguards related to inclusion of all students in referral data and Tier 1 PBIS decisions.

Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, Disability, School-wide

Poster 11

Incorporating Student Voice into an Iterative Intervention Refinement Process

Sara Izzard & Dana Cohen Lissman - University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

This poster will share the voices of a focus group of 23 students who participated in a refinement process of the Inclusive Skill-building Learning Approach (ISLA) intervention to enhance equity in school discipline. Attendees will learn about the core components of ISLA, the elements of the refinement process and how to meaningfully include student voice.

Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Data-based Decision Making, Equity

Poster 12

Adapting & Monitoring Daily Implementation of Check-In Check-Out in High Schools

Dana Cohen Lissman University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

This poster will describe the implementation of Check-In Check-Out (CICO) Seconday in two high schools. Data will be shown examining the implementation and student participation in CICO-Secondary for 23 students. Attendees will learn about the core components of CICO-Secondary, how implementation fidelity was assessed, and whether student participation was associated with meeting behavioral expectations.

Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, High School PBIS

Poster 13

What Are the Most Common Problem Behaviors Occurring at the Various Grade Levels throughout Our Nation?

Bert Eliason - University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)

School PBIS teams sometimes want to know whether students in their school behave similarly to those in other schools at similar grade levels. Data from a five-year study of problem behaviors reported through the School-Wide Information System (SWIS) looking at the most commonly reported problem behaviors throughout the US will be shared in this poster session.

Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS, School-wide

Poster 14

Tier 1 Adaptations at a Juvenile Correctional Facility

Shari Daisy & Jessica Adge - Nevada PBIS Technical Assistance Center (Reno, NV)

This poster will identify adaptations to PBIS practices in a juvenile justice facility including Check-in Check-out, use of the School-wide Information System for data-based decision making, acknowledgement systems, and tracking of problem behaviors. Data will be shared indicating an increase in fidelity of implementation along with high levels of acknowledgement for engaging in alternative appropriate behavior.

Topic/Category: Juvenile Justice

Poster 15

The Role of the School Nurse in Increasing Instructional Time Using Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Megan Lytle & Wendy Rau - Lincoln Public Schools (Lincoln, NE)

Lincoln Public Schools Health Services in Nebraska recognized the need to connect to the school-wide culture of multi-tiered systems of support to better meet students’ needs and increase instructional time. Implementation of a data-driven, quality improvement project consisting of interventions at all tiers and a 4.1% decrease in health office visits district-wide will be shared.

Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being

Poster 16

Capture the Heart of Your Culture with an Effective PBIS System

Melissa Lime & Cassandra Hurst - St. Johns County School District (Saint Johns, FL)

During this poster presentation, learn how to "Capture the Heart" of your school culture by creating an effective school-wide PBIS system that is focused on building positive relationships, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and utilizing social and emotional best practices.

Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School-wide

Poster 17

Improving Perfect Attendance 2020-2021 School Year

Elizabeth Anderson & Sarah Link - Bowlesburg Elem School, East Moline SD 37 (Silvis, IL)

Data collected regarding attendance early on for the 2020-2021 school year indicated that attendance was an area of concern and improvements needed to be made surrounding students attending school on a regular basis. This poster will describe our journey towards improving student attendance in a remote/in person setting.

Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, School-wide

Poster 18

Crestwood PBIS Journey, Our WHY

Sherry Peters & Holly Tayerle - Crestwood Local School District (Mantua, OH)

Ohio schools and districts that would like to apply for recognition of their implementation efforts must complete a PBIS Application. Buildings must complete a Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and walkthrough. The Tiered Fidelity Inventory drives each Tier of a PBIS action plan within the educational setting. This Poster will share a snapshot of the application process and results for schools in Crestwood School District.

Topic/Category: Classroom PBIS, District & State PBIS, School-wide

Poster 19

Enhanced District-wide Social-Emotional-Behavioral Health Support for All Students

Allison Freitag - Iowa City Community School District (Iowa City, IA)

Enhanced district-wide systems & practices support our district's commitment to equity through social, emotional, and behavioral health and wellness. During this poster session we will describe how ongoing staff professional development, additional K-12 explicit instruction, applying data-based decision making to universal instruction, increased intervention fidelity, and implementation of universal screening have led to positive outcomes district-wide.

Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being

Poster 20 - Cancelled


Poster 21

Nevada's MTSS Data Dashboard

Felicia Rutledge & Brooke Wagner - University of Nevada Reno (Reno, NV)

This poster will display the Nevada MTSS Data Dashboard and the variety of ways it informs the Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, state, and districts drive forward the implementation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Using an inquiry-based approach the participants will be guided through the use of Data Dashboard utilizing questions.

Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS, School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)

Poster 22

Promoting Mental Wellbeing and Positive School Climate with Mental Health Days

Stella Frisby - Mission Dolores Academy (San Francisco, CA)

To reduce the adverse effects of trauma, two school-based Mental Health Days were conducted virtually during the 2020-2021 school year to promote mental wellbeing and positive school climate. This poster will describe how Mental Health Day workshops focused on stress-management, coping skills, self-compassion, and goal setting can allow schools to proactively promote wellbeing.

Topic/Category: Climate, Community, Social relationships, Tier 1, Trauma

Poster 23

Woodford County Schools Integrate School Mental Health Framework

Amy Oates, Tracey Francis, & Meghan Martin -Woodford County Schools (KY)

Woodford County Schools in Kentucky has built an exemplar integrated school mental health framework to increase positive outcomes for the district, schools, students, staff, and community. Through partnerships with University of Louisville’s Center for Instructional and Behavioral Research in Schools, this district of 4000 students has implemented a strong integrated system to address academics, behavior, Social and Emotional Learning, and mental wellness. This poster will highlight our data, systems, and practices.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being


Poster 24

The Power of Partnerships

Patty Whitney - Kentucky Academic & Behavior Response to Intervention (Jamestown, KY)

Learn how partnerships helped a small district in southeastern Kentucky become proactive rather than reactive. This presentation shows how a school district changed their approach with behavior and discipline as they embraced PBIS from the planning stage to implementation. The 2021-22 school year started with staff and students knowing their schoolwide PBIS expectations, using data to drive decisions, and focusing more energy on being proactive and preventive instead of being reactive.


Topic/Category: Coaching, Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS


Poster 25

An Integrated Review of the Literature on Parent Training & Family Involvement

Emily Baton - University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)

The purpose of this integrative review is to synthesize evidence of parent training and family engagement within the school system. A keyword database search was conducted of articles. This poster session will describe the analyses which found that few studies focus on bridging the home-school connection by incorporating core principals of family involvement within parent training.

Topic/Category: Family

Poster 26

Rhode Island School Climate Transformation (SCT) Network - Key Learning on Leadership Practices & Integrating Social Emotional Learning into the Instructional Core: Centering Equity & Voice in the Implementation of the Rhode Island SCT Project

Samantha Brinz & Rosemary Reilly-Chammat - Rhode Island Department of Education (Providence, RI)

Rhode Island Department of Education, in partnership with the Center for Leadership and Educational Equity (CLEE), will share key learning from the statewide School Climate Transformation Grant Network in their journey to build more equitable and supportive school climates and common strategies in the implementation of MTSS, Social Emotional Learning, and mental health strategies.

Topic/Category: Equity, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)


Poster 27 - Cancelled


Poster 28

Student Connections

Susan Parker - Signal Hill School (Belleville, IL)


After school-wide data indicated a need for a low-level targeted intervention, our team designed an intervention focused on establishing and enhancing staff-student relationships. The intervention was designed to engage all staff in delivery. Visit our poster to see how intentional one-minute interactions with students improved student's sense of connection to staff.


Topic/Category: Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, School-wide


Poster 29

Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders: Resources to Support Implementation

Rebecca Sherod, Kathleen Lane, Mark Buckman, & Zijie Ma - University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS); Wendy Oakes - University of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ); Katie Lane – University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)


In this poster, we will highlight resources available on the Center on PBIS website (http://www.pbis.org/) that help educators build a foundational understanding of systematic screening for behavior disorders, identify and install the appropriate systematic behavior screening tools for their school(s), interpret data to inform instructional decisions, and communicate the screening process to community members.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making


Poster 30

Guidance for Systematic Screening: Highlights of Lessons Learned from Practitioners

Wendy Oakes - University of Arizona (Phoenix, AZ); Rebecca Sherod, Kathleen Lane, Mark Buckman, & Zijie Ma - University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)


In this poster, we will share five tips from practitioners in various U.S. geographic regions who have successful experiences with implementing systematic screening. We will share guidance on how to prepare for screening, manage data collection and interpretation, as well as communicating with school community members.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making




Poster 31

Training School Personnel on the Basics of Functional Behavioral Assessment & Function-based Intervention

Allison Negron-Campbell & Samantha Goldman - Worcester Public Schools & Assumption University (Worcester, MA)


A modified version of the Basic Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) training was used for a district-led professional development series, and findings will be discussed in this poster session. Fourteen employees of a large, urban district completed four 90-min sessions and corresponding activities. Pre- and post-test measures showed increases in FBA and BIP knowledge/skills and high social validity.


Topic/Category: Coaching, Data-based Decision Making, District & State PBIS


Poster 32

Words Matter! The Effects of Providing Data on Praise & Reprimand Rates to Secondary Teachers

Ashley Rila & Allison Bruhn - University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)


Using a multiple baseline design, we assessed the impact of providing secondary teachers with visual performance feedback on their rates of praise and reprimands to students according to students’ race and gender. We will describe procedures, results, limitations, implications for practice, and recommendations for future research.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, Equity, High School PBIS


Poster 33

Improving PBIS is at North Bullitt High School

Lindsey Wegley - North Bullitt High School, Bullitt County Public Schools (Shepherdsville, KY)


North Bullitt High School wanted a rebirth of PBIS, to authentically change our school climate and culture. This poster will describe improvements in PBIS implementation over five years, including modifications to Tier 1 interventions, results from data-based decision making, and including student voice in leadership.


Topic/Category: Data-based Decision Making, High School PBIS, School-wide


Poster 34

Implementing a Substance Use Prevention & Support Continuum in New Hampshire

Heidi Cloutier & Bob Faghan - University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability (Concord, NH)


This poster will describe application of two substance use prevention and treatment interventions as part of an MTSS framework. This includes description of a robust continuum of substance use interventions, including prevention, group supports and more intensive, individualized options for youth and families impacted by substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders. Findings related to decreases in substance use, mental health symptoms and improvements in overall quality of life will be shared.


Topic/Category: High School PBIS, Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being, Opioid Crisis and Substance Misuse


Poster 35

Developing a Schoolwide Positive Behavior Plan to Guide Implementation of PBIS Principles

Joan Ledvina Parr & Michelle Bortmes - Baltimore County Public Schools (Towson, MD)


The Office of Psychological Services, Baltimore County Public Schools, will share information on the implementation of a new systemwide initiative of a School-wide Positive Behavior Plan (SWPBP) which is required for all 175 schools within this large school system. The SWPBP is based on evidence-based strategies grounded in PBIS.


Topic/Category: District & State PBIS, Equity, School-wide