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BEST: Building Effective Support For Teaching Students With Behavioral Challenges

Announcing the...

2014 BEST Summer Institute


Making it Happen! Multi-Tiered System of Supports: Strategies in Action

June 23 - 26, 2014
Killington Grand Resort
Killington, Vermont

As of April 4, 2014, the BEST Institute is FULL!!!

The BEST Summer Institute is a learning community that invites school teams of educators, family members, community and human services providers to share and learn strategies for improving and strengthening the systems, data and practices within a multi-tiered system of supports. Expect to learn about new programs, curricula, practices or activities that emphasize positive, research-based strategies for all of our students.

Cost: $470 per person registration fee includes institute presentations, program materials (unless otherwise specified), morning refreshments, and four lunches (excludes lodging & dinners).

Individuals must attend as part of a school or SU/District Team (min. of two people/team). Please encourage all team members to register right away! Once registration is full, we can no longer accept additional team members. Each individual team member must complete the online registration form by April 1st! 

How to register and prepare for the 2014 BEST MTSS Summer Institute:

Each team member must choose his/her first, second and third strand and workshop choice. Consider whether to attend the Institute for three credits (What do I need to do to take the BEST Summer Institute Course?). Then, complete the on-line Individual Registration Form. Please identify one member of your team to list as Team Leader on your Individual Registration Form.

After individual registrations are completed, the Team Leader makes sure that the school/district sends in the fees, and indicates the names of all the team members that will be attending. Check should be made payable to: UVM. Please mail payments to:

Anne Dubie
University of Vermont, CDCI
208 Colchester Ave., 307 Mann Hall
Burlington, VT 05405

Deadline for individual registration is April 1st. Invoices will be sent no later than April 4th. Due date for payment of all school team members is May 15th. Registrations will only be confirmed for attendance once payment is received.  This Institute is expected to fill up fast — registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

All outstanding balances owed to UVM-BEST must be paid prior to registration!

For reservations at The Killington Grand Resort call 1-800-282-9955 and mention the BEST Summer Institute for a special rate of approximately $120 (approx.) double occupancy per night.

Schedule a Pre-Institute Planning Meeting with your team.
Determine norms & roles for BEST Summer Institute team time.
Review the Camp List
Begin outlining what your team hopes to accomplish during Team Time at BEST Summer Institute.

Enjoy yourself!
Complete and submit your team's Implementation Strategy Form.

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