University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

BEST: Building Effective Support For Teaching Students With Behavioral Challenges

A person runningBEST/MTSS Summer Institute 2018

Strand A

VTPBIS Universal Training

VTPBIS State Trainers


School teams must have completed the following activities to be eligible to attend this training:

  • Intent to Implement Application (including Readiness Checklist)
  • View First Steps Module Series
  • Completion of PBIS Pre-Assessment Data Tools (SAS & SET)
  • PBIS Universal Level Coordinators must participate in a brief orientation webinar on April 10, 2018. Visit
  • for more information.


Eligible School Leadership Teams will be supported with content and facilitation 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 positively-stated school-wide behavioral 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
  • 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 Amy Wheeler-Sutton at


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