BEST: Building Effective Support For Teaching Students With Behavioral Challenges
BEST/MTSS Summer Institute 2016
VTPBiS Universal Training
Cassandra Townshend and Kym Asam
For Eligible VTPBiS School Leadership Teams
School teams must have completed the following activities to be eligible to attend this training:
- Completed and submitted the Intent to Implement Application (including Readiness Checklist);
- Viewed First Steps to Implementation Module Series; and
- Completed PBIS Pre-implementation Assessments (SAS & SET).
- PBIS Universal Level Coordinators must participate in a brief orientation webinar. If you did not attend the webinar in January, please register for the April 6th webinar at http://uvmcdci.adobeconnect.com/e6g8i6vgl3c/event/registration.html
School leadership teams that have submitted the Intent to Implement Application and have completed the VTPBiS readiness requirements, including the First Steps Module Series, are eligible to attend this strand at the BEST/MTSS Summer Institute. Teams will be supported with facilitation and content needed to complete their PBIS School-wide Implementation Plan within a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework. Teams will prepare for PBIS roll-out to staff, students and family members. School Leadership Teams will:
- Finalize the school-wide system needed for PBIS implementation;
- Develop 3-5 school-wide behavior expectations;
- Establish a system for acknowledging students at the individual, classroom and school-wide levels;
- Create lessons for teaching school-wide expectations;
- Develop consistent practices and procedures for responding to minor and major behavior problems; and
- Plan a system for collecting and reporting school-wide data for use in decision-making.
Who should attend?
School leadership teams consisting of representative members from the school including a building principal or assistant principal, Supervisory Union/Supervisory District coordinator and school-based PBIS coordinator.
Wondering if this strand is for you? Contact Cassandra Townshend at Cassandra.firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) Sugai, G., Horner, R.H., Algozzine, R., Barrett, S., Lewis, T., Anderson, C., Bradley, R., Choi, J. H., Dunlap, G., Eber, L., George, H., Kincaid, D., McCart, A., Nelson, M., Newcomer, L., Putnam, R., Riffel, L., Rovins, M., Sailor, W., Simonsen, B. (2010). School-wide positive behavior support: Implementers’ blueprint and self-assessment. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon. http://www.pbis.org/pbis_resource_detail_page.aspx?Type=3&PBIS_ResourceID=216
Cassandra Townshend, M.S.W., is the Coordinator of Training and Development for the BEST/PBIS Project at UVM’s Center on Disability & Community Inclusion. Her background includes work as a high school social worker, elementary/middle school behavior specialist and outpatient therapist. In particular, Cassandra enjoys consulting, training and coaching schools in PBIS implementation as well as Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Training. Cassandra earned a master’s degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis and is currently working towards her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at UVM.
Kym Asam is the Regional Director of Schools and Clinical Programming for NFI Vermont. She earned her Master’s degree from the University of Hawaii’s School of Social Work and is a Vermont Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She has practiced since 1992 and in addition to direct work with clients, providing clinical supervision to multiple staff and consultation to schools on complicated emotional and behavioral student needs, Kym has developed and conducted numerous trainings for school personnel, both in Vermont and out of state. She is a PBIS coach and trainer, a lead ARC (Attachment, Regulation and Competency) trainer for the state of Vermont and has further extensive training in multiple, evidence-based methods for working with and treating children and adults who have experienced developmental trauma.
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