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August 2018

Enhancing the Superpowers of School Administrative Assistants

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$75

School administrative assistants are likely the first person that students, staff, families and other community members see when they enter the building.  On top of all the responsibilities with phones, computers, and organizational matters, school administrative assistants must effectively communicate with anyone at their window.  This workshop will provide an opportunity to enhance communication skills with the people they connect with all day, every day.   Relationship building, de-escalation and conflict resolution strategies will be explored and practiced. Register for the Training

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September 2018

Navigating SWIS – Webinar – September

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

This one-hour webinar is for schools that choose SWIS as their data-based information system. School Leadership Teams will identify a few individuals to participate in this training. This webinar can also be a “refresher” for schools already using SWIS. Register for the webinar. Register for this Training

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VTPBIS Coordinators “Welcome Back” Webinar – September

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

This interactive webinar will provide School and SU/SD Coordinators helpful tools and strategies to launch a successful PBIS school-year! VTPBIS State Team members will share strategies they have learned from several years of observing and supporting VTPBIS schools in their annual PBIS roll-out. Tips will be provided on how to use the Vermont pbis.org website to obtain the tools and resources needed to aid implementation including how to find the VTPBIS Coordinator Calendar of Activities, the annual schedule of PBIS…

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Navigating SWIS-CICO Webinar – September

September 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

This one-hour webinar will provide a tutorial on how to navigate SWIS-CICO including entering student data and generating reports. This webinar is available to schools after they have added CICO to their SWIS license. Who should attend? PBIS School Coordinators, Administrator, Data Analyst or other staff entering SWIS-CICO data. Register for this webinar. Register for this Training

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Rule 4500: The Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Vermont Schools Webinar – September

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Vermont Rule 4500 is in place to maintain positive and safe learning environments, promote positive behavioral interventions and supports, and ensure that students are not subjected to inappropriate use of restraint or seclusion. Learn more about what is permissible and what is prohibited under Rule 4500, including reporting requirements, debriefing, etc. Who should attend? All school personnel. Register for this Webinar. Register for this Training

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PBIS in 60 Minutes: Introduction to PBIS Webinar – September

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Are you interested in learning about PBIS? Are you a new staff member working in a school implementing PBIS? Looking for a quick booster in PBIS features? If so, this is the webinar for you! This webinar will provide a quick and comprehensive overview of the systems, data and practices within a PBIS framework. Participants will learn about the essential features of PBIS including, behavioral expectations, lesson plans, acknowledging positive behavior, procedures for discouraging problem behavior and using data for…

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October 2018

Annual VTPBIS Leadership Forum (Full Day) – October

October 11
Killington Grand Resort Killington, VT United States + Google Map
$165

Location: Killington Grand Resort, Killington, VT Details & Registration: Details coming soon

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Enhancing Teacher’s Classroom Management: Efficient and Effective Evidence-Based Strategies Training (Half Day) – October

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Newsbank Conference Center, 352 Main St, Chester
Chester, VT 05143 United States
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$75

This half-day training will provide participants an opportunity to (a) reflect and assess current classroom and non-classroom management strategies (b) learn and apply several low intensity classroom management strategies (ie. Opportunities to Respond, Behavior Specific Praise, and Instructional Choice, etc.) and (c) discuss systems that need to be in place to support classroom management in a school. An introduction to understanding the function of behavior will also be included. Participants are encouraged to attend in small teams. 8:30 - 9:00…

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Restorative Practices within MTSS

October 24 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Rd
Fairlee, VT United States
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$165

For over a decade, Vermont schools have been building a multi-tiered system of supports framework for social and academic achievement. Recently, there has been a surge of interest around the use of restorative approaches nationally and in Vermont schools. A restorative approach involves principle-based processes and practices that can be applied to help things go right as well as respond when things go wrong. This whole-school approach links well within the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework. This workshop will…

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Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) (Full Day or Half-Day Refresher) – October

October 30 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Killington Grand Resort Killington, VT United States + Google Map
$75 - $165

This full-day workshop or half-day refresher provides training in a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to help human service workers provide for the best possible care, welfare and safety of children who become out-of-control or physically aggressive. Who should attend? Anyone is welcome. It is recommended that participants attend in teams. Completion of the 8-hour training leads to CPI certification. If you have already completed CPI training within the last 12 months, there is a 3 hour CPI refresher…

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November 2018

Functional Behavioral Assessment & Behavior Support Planning (FBA/BSP) (Day 1 of 2) – November

November 2 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hampton Inn Colchester, VT United States + Google Map
$298

Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a process for identifying the events that reliably predict and maintain problem behavior. A Behavior Support Plan (BSP) then takes the observations made in an FBA and turns them into a concrete plan of action for managing a student's behavior. This two-day training will focus on practical approaches to developing effective FBAs and BSPs. Day One will focus on developing both the systems capacity for developing FBA/BSPs. It will also provide attendees an opportunity to…

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Functional Behavioral Assessment & Behavior Support Planning (FBA/BSP) (Day 2 of 2) – November

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hampton Inn Colchester, VT United States + Google Map
$298

Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is a process for identifying the events that reliably predict and maintain problem behavior. A Behavior Support Plan (BSP) then takes the observations made in an FBA and turns them into a concrete plan of action for managing a student's behavior. This two-day training will focus on practical approaches to developing effective FBAs and BSPs. Day One will focus on developing both the systems capacity for developing FBA/BSPs. It will also provide attendees an opportunity to…

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Understanding Trauma within a PBIS Framework

November 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Commodores Inn Stowe, + Google Map
$165

This training will provide an overview of the impact developmental trauma has on childhood development across multiple domains including learning and cognition. Strategies for identifying and supporting children who have experienced developmental trauma at all three tiers of support will be presented. Participants will improve their understanding of how to create a learning environment that is trauma informed and how to align these efforts within a multi-tiered framework. Who should attend? School personnel including, teachers, Para educators, administrators, specialists, behavior…

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Relationship Building & De-escalation Skills (Full Day) – November

November 29 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Rd
Fairlee, VT United States
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$165

This one-day workshop focuses on relationship building, de-escalation and conflict resolution skills needed by staff working with students who need targeted and intensive level supports. Participants will learn how to support students with self-defeating behaviors using applied behavior management skills and building positive restorative relationships. Who should attend? Individuals working with students at the PBIS Targeted/Intensive levels are encouraged to attend. Location: Lake Morey Resort (Garden View Room), Fairlee 8:30 – 3:30 (8:30 – 9:00 registration) Fee: $165 per person…

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December 2018

Data Day

December 6 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hampton Inn Colchester, VT United States + Google Map
$165

This training will provide school leadership teams the opportunity to review the status of their school’s PBIS implementation and student behavior data so they can identify action steps for change. Teams will learn about and engage in Team-Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS), a team process for using data to make decisions.  It is anticipated that teams will be able to use the results of their time together to both initiate steps for immediate change and have a usable template for facilitating VTPBIS…

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Universal Screening Webinar – December

December 12 @ 9:00 am
Free

This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits of Universal Screening in a PBIS school. We will explore how Universal Screening promotes early identification of children at risk, the systems needed to implement Universal Screening, and the process of matching results with proactive and preventative practices. We will explore a few screening tools and resources, as well as highlight Vermont school experiences. Cost: Free Register for this Webinar Register for this Training

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Bullying Prevention within PBIS Webinar – November

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Free

This webinar will provide an outline of the VT AOE policies and regulations related to bullying and an overview of bullying prevention strategies within a multi-tiered framework. Participants will learn about a user-friendly bullying prevention curriculum from the National PBIS TA Center. Examples of elementary and middle school strategies will be provided. Who should attend? School personnel including school social workers, school counselors, teachers and other school staff. Cost: Free Register for this Webinar Register for this Training

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January 2019

VTPBIS Coordinators Learning and Networking Series (Half Day with optional afternoon topic-based networking and planning session) North – January

January 10, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States
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Free

Even though VTPBIS school or SU/SD coordinators have the title of "coordinator", they also play an important role as "coach" of PBIS systems, data and practices. The goal of this series is to build on school and SU/SD coordinators' current knowledge and skills to most effectively support school staff in PBIS implementation and sustainability. Each of the two half-day sessions (North and South) will include a facilitated networking session with peers and a topic-based instruction to enhance PBIS coaching skills.…

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VTPBIS Coordinators Learning and Networking Series (Half Day with optional afternoon topic-based networking and planning session) South – January

January 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Newsbank Conference Center, 352 Main St, Chester
Chester, VT 05143 United States
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Free

Even though VTPBIS school or SU/SD coordinators have the title of "coordinator", they also play an important role as "coach" of PBIS systems, data and practices. The goal of this series is to build on school and SU/SD coordinators' current knowledge and skills to most effectively support school staff in PBIS implementation and sustainability. Each of the two half-day sessions (North and South) will include a facilitated networking session with peers and a topic-based instruction to enhance PBIS coaching skills.…

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VTPBIS Universal (Tier 1) Orientation Webinar – January

January 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Individuals selected to be PBIS School Coordinators will participate in an orientation to the PBIS Universal Level training to learn about the role of the PBIS Coordinator and the PBIS measurement tools used to assess fidelity of implementation. Who should attend? This orientation webinar is required for PBIS school coordinators and new SU/District coordinators before attending VTPBIS Universal Level Leadership Team Training. Additional Information and to Register: For March Universal Training Select January Webinar; For June Universal Training, select January…

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