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February 2019

VTPBIS Office Hours

February 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
FREE

Announcing VTPBIS Office Hours!  We are pleased to offer you this new web-based opportunity to share and learn about key issues and challenges in implementing PBIS at the Intensive Level.  If your school team has been trained at the Intensive Level, these 60 minute sessions may be of interest to you.  The first twenty minutes will be devoted to a presentation about a problem or practice that is important to effective intensive level implementation. Participants will have the opportunity to…

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

February 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Langevin House, VTC Randolph, 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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August 2019

Enhancing the Superpowers of School Administrative Assistants

August 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holiday Inn, 1068 Williston Rd
South Burlington, VT 05403 United States
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$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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October 2019

Restorative Practices within MTSS

October 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Franklin Conference Center, 1 Scale Ave # 92
Rutland, VT 05701
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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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November 2019

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

November 5, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Hampton Inn Colchester, VT United States + Google Map
$298

THIS IS A TWO-DAY EVENT, NOVEMBER 5 & 19, 2019 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…

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

November 12, 2019 @ 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 who need targeted/intensive supports. Location: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee 8:30 – 3:30 (8:30 – 9:00 registration) Fee: $165 per person (includes morning refreshments and lunch). Register for this Training

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August 2020

Understanding Universal Screening for Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Risks and Strengths and Key Considerations for COVID-19

August 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

This webinar will provide an overview of Universal Screening for social, emotional, behavioral risks and strengths. We will discuss the purpose of screening, characteristics of effective screeners, and the systems structures and procedures needed in order to initiate the use of formal screeners in a school. Given the different stressors to safety and well-being that students may be experiencing due to COVID-19, this session will also discuss the need to collect other relevant data to help connect students with the…

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Crisis Prevention Forum and Discussion: Returning to School In the COVID-19 Era

August 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

As we plan to return to school in whatever form that may take, supporting our most vulnerable students who have impulse control issues and social, emotional, and behavioral concerns will present educators with a variety of new challenges. How do we prepare to support these students and plan for and respond to those challenges in creative ways? How do we maintain a safe environment for staff and students? How do we meet the requirements of Rule 4500 when working with…

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Social Emotional Learning and Wellness Considerations for the Fall

August 14, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

As schools are preparing for whatever the fall may bring, it will be important to keep social emotional learning (SEL) and wellness at the forefront of plans. This webinar will explore how to keep the focus on relationship building, key SEL skills for adults and youth, how to integrate SEL teaching into academic content, and how to build a culture of wellness. There will be an opportunity for participants to share how they are keeping the focus on SEL and…

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September 2020

Applying the Check-in/Check-out Intervention to Meet Different Needs in Different Environments Webinar

September 23, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

PBIS schools implementing the Check-in/Check-out (CICO) intervention know that it can be quite successful in meeting the needs of students who demonstrate problem behavior related to adult or peer attention. CICO works because it adds to following elements to the student’s day: Increased positive interactions with adults throughout the day; Additional structure to the school day; and Instruction and practice in self-monitoring of behavior. How can we extend CICO support to a remote or hybrid learning environment or during non-instructional…

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October 2020

Restorative Practices within MTSS

October 28, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

For over a decade, Vermont schools have been building a multi-tiered system of supports framework for social and academic achievement. The interest around the use of restorative approaches nationally and in Vermont schools continues to grow. 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 serve as an…

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November 2020

FBA/BSP

November 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Distance Learning VT United States
$130

Functional Behavioral Assessment & Behavior Support Planning (FBA/BSP) (Virtual) 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 three-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…

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Virtual CPI De-Escalation Skills Training

November 17, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
Free

This two-hour virtual training will provide the foundational de-escalation skills for providing care, welfare, safety, and security of everyone involved in a crisis. Participants will learn the skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing responsibilities of care. For those individuals seeking CPI certification or re-certification, this session will provide the foundational training hours that will be followed up with site-based physical safety and holding support skills. Register Here

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June 2021

BEST/VTmtss Summer Institute (4 Days) – June

June 21 - June 24
Distance Learning VT United States + Google Map
$250

2021 BEST/VTmtss Virtual Summer Institute  Here Comes the Sun: Celebrating and Strengthening Resilience for All June 21 - 24, 2021 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 to support all students. Individual…

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August 2021

Understanding Universal Screening for Social, Emotional and Behavioral Risks and Strengths and Key Considerations for Returning to School Webinar

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

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the benefits of Universal Screening to identify social, emotional, behavioral risks and strengths. We will explore how 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 types of systematic screening tools and resources and informal screenings and surveys that help to identify student needs around their well-being as well as seek…

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Social Emotional Learning, Wellness and Mental Health Considerations for the Fall Webinar

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

Description: As schools are preparing for the fall, it will be important to keep social emotional learning (SEL) and wellness at the forefront of plans. This webinar will explore how to keep the focus on relationship building, key SEL skills for adults and youth, how to integrate SEL teaching into academic content, and how to build a culture of wellness. There will be an opportunity for participants to share how they are keeping the focus on SEL and wellness at…

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September 2021

VTPBIS Coordinators “Welcome Back” Webinar

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

This interactive webinar will provide School and SU/SD Coordinators helpful tools and strategies to launch a successful PBIS school year! There will be a specific focus on intentionally building equity into all we do with PBIS. Questions and comments of all kinds will be addressed. Who should attend? While all coordinators are welcome, this webinar is especially useful for new VTPBIS SU/SD and School Coordinators.  Register Here

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Navigating SWIS Webinar

September 10 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
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 Here

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PBIS in 60 Minutes: Introduction to PBIS Webinar

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
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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Navigating SWIS-CICO Webinar

September 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Distance Learning VT United States
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 Here

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