What is PBS?

Get Started

Thank you for your interest in PBIS!  Please follow these steps to learn more about PBIS in Vermont.

STEP 1: Learn More - Explore one or more of the following methods to learn about PBIS

  • Identify an exploration team, including an SU/District point of contact, building principal and other school personnel to:
    • Attend the Annual VTPBiS Leadership Forum (Optional)
  • You may also contact your VTPBiS State TA.
    • The VTPBiS Technical Assistance Person is a representative of the State VTPBiS Team who is available to help schools navigate the process of preparing for VTPBiS School-Wide Implementation. You may contact the VTPBiS TA Person to seek assistance with the following:
      • Understanding which VTPBiS trainings and workshops to attend
      • Completing of the VTPBiS Readiness Checklist (included in the Intent to Implement Application)
      • Linking with other schools in Vermont who have implemented PBIS
      • Planning the VTPBiS presentation to school faculty and staff
      • Understanding and using the pre-implementation VTPBiS data tools (School-wide Evaluation Tool; Self-Assessment Survey)
      • ...and More!!!
        • Once a school team has attended the VTPBiS Leadership Team training, coaching supports will be assigned to SU/Districts to provide more direct support and consultation around VTPBiS Implementation.
      • Click HERE to Contact your State TA. 

STEP 2: Get Started

STEP 3: Complete Readiness Activities

STEP 4: Coordinator Orientation Webinar - Online Training

  • Identified School and SU/SD Coordinators will participate in this 2 hour webinar to learn about their role as PBIS coordinators.
    • January 17th Coordinator Orientation Webinar- For Schools attending March Training.
    • April 11th Coordinator Orientation Webinar - For Schools attending the June Training.

STEP 5: First Steps to Implementation - Online Training

  • As a leadership team, complete the VTPBiS First Steps to Implementation online module series.  The links to these modules will be sent to you after we receive your Intent to Implement Application.
  • Register and pay for your team to attend one of the Universal Trainings if you haven’t already done so; See Step 7.

STEP 6:  VTPBiS Baseline Evaluations:

  • Complete your School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET) prior to attendance at the training;
  • Prepare your school staff to complete the online Self-Assessment Survey (SAS). You will be receiving your school’s account # and instructions for completing this survey.

STEP 7:  Universal Leadership Team Training

  • Attend one of the Universal Leadership Team Trainings (Required)

STEP 8:  Universal Learning Series - Recommended Professional Learning

  • Intro to SWIS Webinar (Check back for dates)
  • Team Initiated Problem-Solving (TIPS) - Watch this module and contact your Coach or State TA for follow-up support
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (CPI)
  • Understand Function of Behavior Online Module

For additional Professional Learning Opportunities please visit our calendar or contact your SU/SD Coordinator, Coach or State TA!