Positive Behavior Intervention Support Conference Agenda (REACH MS)

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.                        KEYNOTE       
Dr. Jeffrey Sprague, The University of Oregon Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior

Educators in today’s schools and classrooms are seeking support and training to adopt and sustain effective, cost-efficient, school-wide classroom and individual student positive behavior support practices. In addition, educators increasingly recognize the critical role of parent involvement and support in the school-wide PBIS process. At the same time, schools are also struggling to integrate positive school discipline practices and social-emotional learning in a pressurized context of reducing exclusionary discipline while maintaining high-stakes academic outcomes for an increasingly diverse and at-risk population. This session will highlight some big ideas from research on these issues, including what is known (and not known) about PBIS effectiveness, promising practices and outcomes in reducing exclusionary discipline practices, and research on teacher well-being as a variable in understanding barriers to implementation of evidence-based practices.

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.                        BREAK AND EXHIBITS

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.                      BREAKOUT SESSIONS A

Progress Monitoring at Tiers 2 and 3: How Do We Know We Are Doing Well?          
Dr. Heather George, University of South Florida

Implementing PBIS in a Juvenile Detention Facility       
Michelle Rhodes and Rebecca Draughdrill, Rankin County Sheriff’s Office

Check and Connect          
Dr. Charlotte Young, Rankin County School District

Evaluating PBIS Implementation at the Three Tiers     
Dr. Brent Garrett, Evergreen Evaluation Consultant

Tier 2 Systems
Libby Young, Abigail McMillin and Dawn Cooper, Pontotoc County School District

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.                    BREAK AND EXHIBITS

10:45 a.m. – noon                     BREAKOUT SESSIONS B

Progress Monitoring at Tiers 2 and 3:  How Do We Know We Are Doing Well?         
Dr. Heather George, University of South Florida

Improving School Climate and Safety for All, Some and a Few: Building, Sustaining and Integrating Effective PBIS Practices
Dr. Jeffrey Sprague, The University of Oregon Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior

One High School’s PBIS Story
Twila Bridges, Alcorn Central High School, Alcorn County Schools

Creating Effective Reinforcement Systems
Mandy Lacy and Tanya McClellan, Delisle Elementary School, Pass Christian School District

Skills for Effective Advocacy
Pam Dollar, Parent Training Institute

Noon – 1 p.m.                           LUNCH

1 – 2 p.m.                                 BREAKOUT SESSIONS C

PBIS and Early Intervention
Dr. Brittany Herrington, Mississippi Department of Education

Improving School Climate and Safety for All, Some and a Few: Building, Sustaining and Integrating Effective PBIS Practices  
Dr. Jeffrey Sprague, The University of Oregon Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior

Check and Connect
Dr. Charlotte Young, Rankin County School District

PBIS 101 in an Elementary School     
Kara Killough and Sadie Corban, Northwest Rankin Elementary School, Rankin County School District

Evaluating PBIS at All Tiers
Dr. Brent Garrett, Evergreen Evaluation Consultant

2 – 2:15 p.m.                            BREAK AND EXHIBITS  

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.                       BREAKOUT SESSIONS D    

Progress Monitoring at Tiers 2 and 3: How Do We Know We Are Doing Well?
Dr. Heather George, University of South Florida

Evaluating PBIS at All Tiers
Dr. Brent Garrett, Evergreen Evaluation Consultant

Faculty and Staff “Buy-In”
Charlene Fowler, Rankin County School District

PBIS 101 in an Elementary School
Kara Killough and Sadie Corban, Rankin County School District

Tier 2 Systems           
Libby Young, Abigail McMillen and Dawn Cooper, North Pontotoc Upper Elementary School, Pontotoc County School District

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.                       BREAK AND EXHIBITS  

3:30 – 4:45 p.m.                       BREAKOUT SESSIONS E

PBIS and Early Intervention
Dr. Brittany Herrington, Mississippi Department of Education

One High School’s PBIS Story
Twila Bridges, Alcorn Central High School, Alcorn County School District

Check and Connect
Dr. Charlotte Young, Rankin County School District

Creating Effective Reinforcement Systems
Mandy Lacy and Tanya McClellan, Delisle Elementary School, Pass Christian School District

Skills for Effective Advocacy
Pam Dollar, Parent Training Institute