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VTPBIS Annual Forum (Virtual) – October 7, 2020

Please click on the links below to access materials for each workshop – make sure to keep checking back as materials will be continuously updated through October 7th.


Opening Remarks 2020 (pptx)


Annual Report 2020 (pdf)


A VTPBIS Principal’s Perspective: How the strength of our PBIS framework helped us pivot during challenging timesRick Dustin-Eichler, Principal, Dothan Brook School

Morning Workshops:

A. Introduction to PBISPresenters: VTPBIS State Team Members

B. Circles of Support: A Restorative Approach to Staff WellnessPresenter: Jon Kidde

C. Understanding and Practicing Function-Based ThinkingPresenter: Jeremy Tretiak

D. Crisis Prevention and Response In the COVID-19 Era: What we know and what we’ve learnedPresenters: Ken Kramberg, Amanda Babcock, and Judy Houde-Hardy

E. CANCELLED: Person-Centered Planning for Better Outcomes – Presenter: Sherry Schoenberg

F. Essential Elements of Effective Collaboration: Using the VTmtss Framework to Improve Teaming Infrastructure and Effective Teaming StrategiesPresenters: Meg Porcella and Tracy Watterson, Vermont Agency of Education

G. Expanding your Inventory of Tier II SupportsPresenter: Kristin Beswick

H. Using Data to Determine Universal InterventionsPresenters: VTPBIS State Team Members

 I. SEL is Not New: Enhancing What You’re Already DoingPresenter: Amy Wheeler-Sutton

J. Connecting Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors to Better Understand and Support Students with Complex NeedsPresenter: Lauralee Keach

K. CANCELLED: Authentic Family and Community Engagement – Presenters: Holly Rouelle, Principal of Chamberlin School and Denise Goodnow, Principal of Thatcher Brook School

L. Nurturing and Supporting Staff Resilience in Challenging TimesPresenters: VTPBIS State Team Members

M. ISF Learning and Networking Session – From Planning to Action and Back AgainPresenters: Ami Flamini, Kim Yanek, and Kym Asam

(Optional) Ignite Sessions or Team Time:

Afternoon Workshops Sessions with Featured National Speakers:

N. Using Your MTSS Framework to Navigate the 2020-2021 School YearPresenter: Brandi Simonsen, Co-Director PBIS Center

O. Considerations for Systematic Screening PK-12 in the COVID-19 Era: Universal Screening for Internalizing and Externalizing BehaviorsPresenter: Kathleen Lane, Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research

P. Centering Equity & Reducing Student Discipline through Culturally Sustaining Instructional PracticesPresenter: Ruthie Payno-Simmons, Equity Implementation Specialist, Michigan’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports Technical Assistance Center

Q. Mental Health in Schools: All Hands-on Deck!Presenter: Susan Barrett, Director for Social Behavior Supports, Old Dominion University