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October 2021

Intro to Restorative Practices within MTSS Webinar

October 29, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

Whole School Restorative Approaches involve principle-based processes and practices that can be applied to help things go right as well as respond when things go wrong. This approach links well within the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework and has been shown to improve school climate, culture, and academics—as well reduce exclusionary disciplinary practices. School-wide restorative practices build relationships, community, and promote a sense of belonging throughout the school. Research repeatedly finds that youth who report high levels of connection…

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November 2021

Understanding and Practicing Function-Based Thinking

November 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States + Google Map
Free

This webinar will give participants a framework for thinking through the function of a student's behavior in order to choose a response that is more likely to be effective in reducing the chances the student will engage in that behavior again, and how to encourage the student to engage in prosocial replacement behaviors instead. Intended Audience: Anyone working with students who wants to be better understand and respond to challenging behavior. NOTE: This session is an introduction to function-based thinking,…

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Data Day Webinar

November 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

This two-hour webinar will offer VTPBIS teams a process for facilitating data days to review the status of their PBIS implementation and act upon data to improve outcomes. Included will be a presentation about Team-Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS), a team process for using data to make decisions. It is anticipated that teams will come away with a usable template for facilitating VTPBIS Data Days back at their schools. Who should attend? VTPBIS Leadership Teams including school administrators and PBIS Coordinators…

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

November 17, 2021 @ 9:00 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-part training will focus on practical approaches to developing effective FBAs and BSPs. First will be a focus on developing the systems capacity for developing FBA/BSPs. Attendees will then have an opportunity to develop…

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December 2021

Bullying Prevention within PBIS Webinar

December 2, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

This webinar will provide 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. School personnel including school social workers, school counselors, teachers and other school staff. Register Here

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Universal Screening Webinar

December 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
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. Who Should Attend: Individuals who are members of school or SU/SD leadership teams, including teachers, school counselors, administrators,…

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January 2022

Accessing, Completing, and Analyzing Results of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), Self-Assessment Survey (SAS), and School Climate Survey Webinar

January 6 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

All VTPBIS Schools are asked to complete the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) each year. This year, we also will be encouraging completion of the School Climate Survey (can be offered to staff, students, and families; can replace the SAS). This webinar will introduce you to each tool and enable you to get the most out of these assessments. It will cover how to access, complete, and analyze results within PBIS Assessment for each of the three tools. Completion…

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VTPBIS Universal (Tier 1) Orientation Webinar

January 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
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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VTPBIS Targeted (Tier 2) Orientation Webinar

January 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

The School Coordinator, SU/SD Coordinator and interested Team members will be provided with the necessary information to help support the School Leadership Team’s readiness activities for training at the Targeted Level. Who should attend? This orientation webinar is required for PBIS School Coordinators and SU/SD coordinators before attending VTPBIS Targeted Training.   Register Here

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VTPBIS Intensive (Tier 3) Orientation Webinar – January

January 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

Participants will learn about assessing, expanding and enhancing targeted interventions to meet the individualized needs of students. Included will be a review of the systems needed to support PBIS at the Intensive Level as well as a discussion of the role FBA/BIP in meeting the unique needs of students. Who should attend? This webinar is required for PBIS School Coordinators and SU/SD Coordinators before attending VTPBIS Intensive Level Leadership Team Training. Register Here

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CANCELLED! VTPBIS Coordinators Learning and Networking Series – in person – January

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Capitol Plaza, Montpelier
Free

Because of the high case counts from the latest variant of COVID-19, we have decided to only offer the two-hour webinar on Thursday, January 20th. Please go to https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=630528& if you are interested in attending the VTPBIS Coordinators Learning and Networking Series Webinar.   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…

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VTPBIS Coordinators Learning and Networking Series – Webinar – January

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

This webinar is part of a series of opportunities that will allow VTPBIS SU/SD and school-based Coordinators to learn about topics that will deepen their PBIS implementation, share ideas with each other, and hear about new resources and information. Who should Attend: All School and SU/SD VTPBIS Coordinators. Building administrators are also welcome to join this session. Register Here

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February 2022

Functional Behavioral Assessment & Behavior Support Planning (FBA/BSP) – Jan/February

February 10 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Rd
Fairlee, VT United States
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$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-part training will focus on practical approaches to developing effective FBAs and BSPs. First will be a focus on developing the systems capacity for developing FBA/BSPs. Attendees will then have an opportunity to…

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March 2022

Practical Strategies for Reducing Anxiety and Challenging Behavior in the Classroom

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Virtual
$40

Special, One-Time Webinar! This webinar will be presented live and will NOT be recorded.   Description: With up to one in four children struggling with anxiety in this country, overwhelmed adults are in need of a new approach as well as an effective and easy-to-implement toolkit of strategies that work. Through the use of case studies, humorous stories, and examples of common challenging situations, participants will learn easy to implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation,…

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Building Resilience/Responding to Trauma within a PBIS Framework Webinar

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

This webinar 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. Who should attend? School personnel including, teachers, Para educators, administrators, specialists, behavior interventions, school/mental health clinicians, others.  Register Here

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Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) – March

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Rd
Fairlee, VT United States
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$60 – $130

This workshop for 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? 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 to review CPI principles and strategies as well as opportunities for practice and problem…

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May 2022

VTPBIS Coordinators Learning and Networking Series – May

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
TBD
Free

Description: 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. The session will include a facilitated networking session with peers and topic-based instruction to enhance PBIS coaching skills. Time: 9:00 - 12:30 (8:30 - 9:00 check-in).…

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VTPBIS Virtual Coordinators Learning and Networking Series – May

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States + Google Map
Free

This webinar is part of a series of opportunities that will allow VTPBIS SU/SD and school-based Coordinators to learn about topics that will deepen their PBIS implementation, share ideas with each other, and hear about new resources and information. Who should Attend: All School and SU/SD VTPBIS Coordinators. Building administrators are also welcome to join this session. Register Here

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June 2022

BEST/VTmtss Summer Institute (4 Days) – June

June 27 - June 30
Killington Grand Resort Killington, VT United States + Google Map
$650

https://www.uvm.edu/cess/cdci/best/vtmtss-summer-institute 2022 BEST/VTmtss Summer Institute  Reclaiming our Passion for Education: Ensuring Safe and Nurturing Environments for our Students and Ourselves June 27 - 30, 2022 The BEST/VTmtss Summer Institute provides opportunities for school teams of educators, family members, and community stakeholders to share and learn strategies for improving and strengthening the systems, data, and practices within Vermont’s expanded framework for enacting a multi-tiered system of supports (VTmtss). Learn about new programs, curricula, practices, and activities that emphasize positive, research-based strategies…

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August 2022

Enhancing the Superpowers of School Administrative Assistants

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Morey Resort, 1 Clubhouse Rd
Fairlee, VT United States
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$95

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 Here

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