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Materials for the 2021 BEST/VTmtss Summer Institute

General Materials & Information:

Special Activities:

Tuesday: Casual Meet & Greet (drop-in), 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Find a relaxing spot, grab a beverage/snack, and join us in small breakout rooms on Zoom to connect with others in your role (i.e. teacher/special educator/interventionists; school counselor/school psychologist/school-based clinicians; administrators; PBIS Coordinators; paraprofessional/student support/behavior support).

Wednesday: Virtual Trivia Night (register here), 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Play as an individual or in a team. Instructions are here.

All Week: Team Challenge for fun, bragging rights, and “door” prizes on GooseChase; individual challenges announced each morning. Instructions are here.

 

Keynotes:

Monday – Elena Aguilar – Cultivating Resilient Communities

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Tuesday – Cornelius Minor – We Got This! Everyday Choices for Creating More Equitable School Spaces

 

Thursday – Joelle van Lent – Moving Forward with Wisdom and Compassion

 

Strands:

Strand A: VTPBIS Universal Training – Presenters: VTPBIS State Trainers 

Strand B: VTPBIS Targeted Training – Presenters: VTPBIS State Trainers

Strand C: VTPBIS Intensive Training – Presenters: VTPBIS State Trainers

Strand D: Refresher in VTPBIS Features – Presenters: VTPBIS State Trainers

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Strand G: Deepening and Expanding Restorative Approaches within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports – Presenter: Jon Kidde

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Strand L (CANCELLED) – SEL: Excellence, Equity, and Connection for all (strand open to anyone) – Presenter: Rebecca Lallier

 

Strand M – Expanding and Enhancing Targeted Interventions for Social and Academic Success (school team recommended, but strand open to anyone) – Presenters: Kristin Beswick and Cassandra Townshend

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Strand P (CANCELLED) – Youth Rights, Youth Voice, and Youth Engagement: Community-wide Strategies to Building Youth Resilience (strand open to anyone) – Presenter: Holly Morehouse

 

Strand Q (CANCELLED) – Strengthening Protective Factors and Promoting Resilience for All: Strategies for Paraprofessionals (strand for paraprofessionals only) – Presenters: Tracy Harris and Ana Kolbach

 

Strand R (CANCELLED) – Making the Shift: Foundations of Project-Based Learning (strand open to anyone) – Presenters: Kyle Anderson, Emily Leute, and Pat Fitzsimmons

 

Workshops

Presenter: Rebecca Lallier

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Presenter: Annie O’Shaughnessy

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Presenter: Lauralee Keach

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Presenters: Amanda Babcock and Sara Raabe

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Presenters: Amy Wheeler-Sutton and Kayla Loving

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Presenter: TBD

 

Presenters: Steve Messier and Sandi Simmons

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Presenter: Sherry Schoenberg

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Presenter: Brandi Simonsen

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Presenter: Mara Iverson

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Presenter: Jen Stanchfield

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Presenters: Tracy Watterson and Tom Faris

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Presenters: Lori Meyer and Early Care and Education Teachers/Leaders

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Presenter: Kate Larson

 

 

 

Archived Materials

BSI 2020

BSI 2019

BSI 2018

2017:

All Materials

2016:

All Materials