An Introductory Forum on Vermont’s School-wide

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (VTPBiS)

With George Sugai

Friday, October 12, 2012

8:30 – 3:30   (8:30 – 9:00 registration)

Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee, VT


The following learning opportunity is for individuals, schools and Supervisory Unions/Districts who are exploring Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for installation during the 2012-13 School Year.


School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) uses a Mult-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) framework to build social competence for all children. MTSS integrates assessment and intervention within a school-wide, multi‑level prevention system to maximize student achievement and reduce behavior problems.


PBIS is not a model, but a compilation of research-based practices, interventions and systems integrated to improve the educational experience of all students, including those with disabilities.  Successful PBIS implementation in a school creates operationally defined and valued outcomes using research-validated practices and a significant shift from reactive and aversive approaches to managing problem behaviors to one that is preventive and positive, resulting in both enhanced learning quality and reduced problem behaviors.


Who should attend?  Anyone is welcome. Participants are encouraged to attend as teams with a principal or assistant principal and a “point of contact” from the District or Supervisory Union.



8:30  – 9:00                Registration and Refreshments

9:00 – 12:30               Introduction to School-Wide PBIS Within the MTSS Framework

12:30 – 1:30               Lunch

1:30 – 2:15                 Process for Getting Ready to Install PBIS

2:30 – 3:30                 District/Supervisory Union Team Planning Time (only for Teams attending with Principals and District/SU personnel)


Fee: $75 per person.  For on-line registration, please go to:



About the Presenter

Dr. George Sugai is the Director of the Center for Behavioral Education & Research and Co-Director of the Center of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports at the University of Connecticut.  His primary areas of interests are positive behavior support, systems change, teacher training, emotional and behavioral disorders, social skills instruction, behavioral consultation, behavioral assessment procedures, and strategies for effective school-wide, classroom, and individual behavior management. 


Sponsored by the Vermont Department of Education and the University of Vermont