We Really ARE Different! Examining the Unique Nature of High School PBIS

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Agency: WI RtI
Agency Assistant: Cari Spatz 920-855-2114 Ext. 247
Location: Kalahari Resort & Conference Center
1305 Kalahari Dr
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Facility: TBD
8/12/2019 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

The Wisconsin DPI has received federal funding for five years for a School Climate Transformation Grant. As part of this grant, the Wisconsin RtI Center is working to increase support for high schools across the state. This preconference session is funded by the School Climate Transformation Grant. Participation in this session is free with the commitment that your school will engage in ongoing low cost and free support to continue working toward improved implementation. This support includes quarterly TA events as well as regional check-ins from Wisconsin RtI Center staff for individualized support.

Intended Audience: High school teams consiting of the principal or assistant principal, and a broad representation of school (teacher leaders, school counelor, pupil service staff, deans, para-professionals)

Prerequisite: PBIS tier 1 trained, or tier 1 and 2 trained

Has your school been trained in PBIS and had difficulty getting it off the ground? Or did it fizzle after an initial start? Does your school have multiple, seemingly unconnected initiatives that touch on things like school climate, mental health, character traits, college and career readiness skills, study skills, and so on? Is the staff struggling to buy in? If so, you are not alone! Research at the high school level has found that contextual factors of size, organizational culture, and age of students significantly influence PBIS implementation efforts. Research also indicates that there are ways to address these factors so high schools can achieve, maintain and sustain PBIS fidelity! This session will address how high school PBIS teams can move toward "making fidelity happen" by using Wisconsin's Equitable, Multi-Level Systems of Supports Framework and resources from the PBIS OSEP Technical Assistance Center that focus on high school implementation. School teams attending will:

  • Analyze current status and identify desired outcomes
  • Learn strategies that increase staff buy-in and ownership
  • Formulate ideas for getting student voice and participation
  • Create communication routines and procedures for consistent messaging across teams, departments, and stakeholders
  • Discover ways to simplify/integrate practices from multiple initiatives so students are college, career, and life ready
  • Determine data collection and usage needs
  • Develop a plan for utilizing technical assistance and resources offered through the School Climate Transformation Grant
CANCELLATION POLICY: Any registration cancellation must be received 7 days prior to the training date for a refund to be issued. Cancellations for the PBIS Conference must be received 30 days in advance. Persons registering and not in attendance on the day of the session will be charged the full registration fee. The Wisconsin RtI Centers reserves the right to cancel any session due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by email or phone if a cancellation occurs.