University of Vermont

The Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI)

BEST: Building Effective Support For Teaching Students With Behavioral Challenges

A Running PersonBEST/MTSS Summer Institute 201

Strand C

VTPBiS Intensive Training

VTPBiS State Trainers

For Eligible VTPBiS School Leadership Teams


School leadership teams that have implemented VTPBiS at the targeted level and have completed the VTPBiS Intensive Level Readiness Checklist are eligible to attend this training* on the Intensive level of VTPBiS.

*VTPBiS Coordinators will watch this recorded webinar prior to leadership team training -


This training will provide the content and facilitation needed to support school teams in preparing for implementation at the Intensive level. School Leadership teams will:

  • Complete an inventory of Targeted practices that can be adapted for individualized supports
  • Increase knowledge and fluency about the Intensive level of VTPBiS;
  • Identify the systems functions, responsibilities and roles at the intensive level;
  • Understand the features of individualized supports including:
    • Teaming
    • Setting Goals
    • Assessment
    • Intervention/s
    • Evaluation

· Develop strategies for building effective Behavior Support Plans
· Explore the data systems needed to facilitate effective Behavior Support Plans

Who should attend?

VTPBiS leadership team participants should include, at a minimum, the administrator, a teacher, special educator and staff capable of conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBA) and developing Behavior Support Plans (BSP). 

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  • Intensive Level Behavior Support Plan (docx)
  • PBIS Intensive - Day 1 (ppt)
  • PBIS Intensive - Day 2 (ppt)
  • PBIS Intensive - Day 3 (ppt)
  • PBIS Intensive - Day 4 (ppt)
  • Targeted, Intensive, Wrap Chart (docx)
  • Clarifying Roles and Goals of Team (docx)
  • NCFA Adoption Advocate (pdf)
  • VTPBiS Behavior Support Plan (docx)
  • The Heart of the Matter Part 1 (docx)
  • The Heart of the Matter Part 2 (docx)
  • Intensive Workbook (doc)
  • Intensive Readiness Checklist (docx)
  • Bios:

    Ken Kramberg

    Ken Kramberg is a member of the Vermont BEST/PBIS State Team and is one of a few internationally recognized Master Trainers in LSCI. Ken has thirty years of experience as a teacher and director of programs for children with challenging behaviors.

    Teri BrooksTeri M. Brooks, Ph.D., BCBA - Since 1993, Teri has been working to promote positive behavior interventions in both home and school settings. Teri has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, is licensed as a doctoral-level school psychologist, and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Teri has 15 years of experience as a school psychologist providing a range of evaluation services, behavior consultation, and PBIS coaching support. In 2015, she founded her private practice, Behavior Solutions for Children and Families, LLC, where she currently provides behavior analysis/therapy, PBIS coaching, training, and evaluation services to children, their families and schools within Windham County and beyond.


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