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Materials for the 2020 BEST/VTmtss Summer Institute

General Materials:

Special Activities:

Tuesday: Virtual Yoga (register here): 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.

Wednesday: Virtual Trivia Night (register here): 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Throughout the Week: We will be utilizing the app “GooseChase” to complete virtual missions. Top scoring teams will win bragging rights and a decorative banner to welcome everyone back to school. To get a head start, you can download the app on your phone here.

Keynotes:

2020 Opening Remarks

Remarks by Governor Scott

Monday – Jon Kidde and Joelle van Lent – Building a Runway for Resilience: Using an MTSS Framework to Align Restorative Approaches and Trauma-Responsive Schools
Tuesday – Rosemarie Allen – Exploring Implicit Bias for a Compassionate Understanding of all Students

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

Strand E: Local Comprehensive Assessments Systems in Personalized, Proficiency-Based Education  – Presenters: Pat Fitzsimmons, Maggie Carrera-Bly, Emily Leute, Sigrid Olson, and Julia Scheier

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Strand F: Using your Educational Support Team to Build Collaborative Capacity – Presenters: Caitlin Chisholm and Tom Faris

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

Strand H: Restorative Approaches Foundations and Implementation – Presenter: Annie O’Shaughnessy with Guest Speaker Chris Palmer

Materials/Pre-readings:

Strand I: Helping All Students and Adults Thrive in the Classroom: Positive and Proactive Classroom Supports – Presenter Brandi Simonsen

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Strand J: Creating Trauma Responsive School Communities and Fostering Resilience – Presenter: Joelle van Lent

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  • “National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2015). Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building” Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience: Working Paper 13. Retrieved from www.developingchild.harvard.edu
  • National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2018). Understanding Motivation: Building the Brain Architecture That Supports Learning, Health, and Community Participation: Working Paper No. 14. Retrieved from www.developingchild.harvard.edu
  • Presentation and related resources (google folder)

 

Strand K (CANCELLED): Building and Sustaining Equity Practices in Schools – Presenter: Rhiannon Kim

 

Strand L (CANCELLED): Youth Mental Health First Aid and Understanding Compassion Fatigue – Presenter: Lance Metayer

 

Strand M: Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) – Presenter: Kym Asam, Kelly Perales, and Ami Flammini

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Workshops – Wed:

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Workshop B (Exploratory): Creating “Break Spaces” for Wellness and Social Regulation – Presenters: Elizabeth Brisson and Leila McVeigh

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Workshop C (Advanced): Universal Screening for Behavior and Implications for Interventions – Presenter: Nick DeVita

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Workshop D (Informational/Exploratory): Using Data for Decision Making within a PBIS Framework – Presenters: Sherry Schoenberg and Amy Wheeler-Sutton

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Workshop E (Advanced): Trauma-Informed Behavior Support Plans – Presenters: Kym Asam and Lauralee Keach

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Workshop F (Extension of Strand): Expanding Your Universe of Targeted Supports – Presenters: Rebecca Lallier and Kristin Beswick

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Workshop G (Wellness): Examining Food and Nutrition Through a Trauma-Sensitive Lens – Presenters: Tracy Binet-Perrin and Leeanne Hadsel

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Workshop H (Exploratory): PBIS Implementation Strategies for Middle and High Schools: It Can Happen More than Once in a Blue Moon! – Presenters: Bonnie Poe and Jeremy Tretiak

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Workshop I (Exploratory): “Respect”: What Does it Mean, Anyway? – Presenter: Annie O’Shaughnessy

 

Workshop J (Exploratory): Family Engagement – Partnership and Empowerment – Presenter: Nancy Hellen

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Workshops – Thurs:

Workshop K (Wellness): Mindfulness Practices for Educators – Presenter: Rhiannon Kim

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Workshop L (Informational): Act 173 of 2018: Systems Levers and Action Steps – Presenter: Meg Porcella

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Workshop M (Exploratory): Supporting Students with Disabilities with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports – Presenter: Brandi Simonsen and Bob Putnam

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Workshop N (Advanced): When the Stars (Initiatives) Align, School is a Brighter Place – Presenters: Lauralee Keach, Megan Goyet, and Lisa Rundle

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Workshop O (Exploratory): Function-Based Thinking as a Method for Understanding and Responding to Problem Behavior – Presenter: Jeremy Tretiak

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Workshop P (Exploratory): Orienting Schools to Restorative Approaches – Presenter: Jon Kidde

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Workshop Q (Exploratory): Using Relationship as a Therapeutic Intervention – Presenter: Lance Metayer

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Workshop R (Exploratory): Avoiding the “Black Hole” when Teaming – Presenters: Bonnie Poe and Kristin Beswick

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Workshop S (Exploratory): Increasing Staff Buy-in for New Initiatives – Presenter: Annie O’Shaughnessy

 

Workshop T (Exploratory): From Chaos to the Cosmos: Building an Interconnected Systems Framework that Integrates Mental Health and PBIS – Presenters: Sherry Schoenberg and Kym Asam

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Materials for the 2019 BEST/MTSS Summer Institute

General Materials:

Keynotes:

2019 Opening Remarks

Monday – Mark Freado – The Other 3 R’s: Relationships, Resilience, and Restorative Practices

The Active Ingredient in all successful work with children and youth is in developmental relationships. A strong caring and healthy bond with a significant adult contributes to a young person’s sense of safety and sets the stage for learning to occur. Relationships provide support and guidance through stressful experiences of our students, identifying strengths and helping their innate resilience to emerge. On the foundation of safe relationships and developing strengths, children and adolescents are more willing to take the risks necessary to learn and grow. This sets the stage for young people to accept responsibility and interact with others in restorative practices, not only building individual skills but also contributing to a safer and healthier community.

Tuesday – Loui Lord Nelson – The World is Your Oyster

How important is the learning environment? What needs to be thought through when creating an inclusive space where all learners are members? This interactive keynote will use the analogy of an oyster along with teacher-told stories, classroom examples, and the Universal Design for Learning framework to share the message that all learners can be expert learners when the environment is designed for that outcome.

Thursday – Large Group Activity with Joelle van Lent

Strands:

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

Strand B: VTPBIS Targeted TrainingPresenters: Cortney Keene, Jeremy Tretiak, and Melissa Tappin

Strand C: VTPBIS Intensive Training – Presenters: Sherry Schoenberg, Ken Kramberg, Kym Asam, and Jean Haigh

Strand D: Refresher in VTPBIS Features – Presenters: Cassandra Townshend, Kristin Beswick, and Lauralee Keach

Strand E: Creating a Positive and Proactive Classroom to Support ALL Learners – Presenter: Brandi Simonsen

Strand F: Getting Started with a Whole School Approach to Restorative Practices – Presenters: Annie O’Shaughnessy and Chris Palmer

Strand G: Deepening and Expanding Restorative Practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports Presenters: Jon Kidde and Amy Wheeler-Sutton

Strand H: The Art of Kid Whispering; Reaching the Inside KidPresenter: Mark Freado

Strand I: What Makes Engagement, Engagement?Presenter: Loui Lord Nelson

Strand J: Youth Mental Health First Aid and Understanding Compassion FatiguePresenter: Lance Metayer

Strand K: Start Where You Are: Developing and Strengthening SEL ImplementationPresenter: Rebecca Lallier

Strand L: Creating Trauma Responsive School Communities & Fostering Resilient LearnersPresenter: Joelle van Lent

Pre-readings:

  • “National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2015). Supportive Relationships and Active Skill-Building” Strengthen the Foundations of Resilience: Working Paper 13. Retrieved from www.developingchild.harvard.edu
  • National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2018). Understanding Motivation: Building the Brain Architecture That Supports Learning, Health, and Community Participation: Working Paper No. 14. Retrieved from www.developingchild.harvard.edu

Strand M: Mitigating Bias in our Schools and Uncovering Unconscious BiasesPresenter: Rhiannon Kim

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Strand N: Leveraging your Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to Achieve Better Outcomes for All StudentsPresenters: Tracy Watterson and Tom Faris

Pre-readings:

  • Expanding and Strengthening Best-Practice Supports for Students Who Struggle (DMG 2017)
  • VTmtss Field Guide 2019 (available soon)

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Workshops:

Workshop A: Teaching Social Cognition and Self-Regulation Strategies to Improve Social Skills in Early Elementary – Judy Houde-Hardy

Workshop B: How do the PBIS Framework and Trauma-Responsive/Informed Practices Align? – Kym Asam

Workshop C: Blazing a Trail to Academic and Behavioral Success in the Classroom: Overview of Positive and Proactive Classroom Practices – Brandi Simonsen

Workshop D: De-Escalation and Relationship Building Skills – Ken Kramberg

Workshop E: Mindfulness Practices for Educators – Rhiannon Kim

Workshop F: Using Data for Decision Making within a PBIS Framework – Sherry Schoenberg and Amy Wheeler-Sutton

Workshop G: Creating and Implementing Targeted Academic and Behavior Supports Within MTSS – Rebecca Lallier and Rick Dustin-Eichler

Workshop H: Function-Based Thinking as a Method for Understanding and Responding to Problem Behavior – Cortney Keene and Jeremy Tretiak

Workshop I: Building your Inventory of Targeted Interventions – Ashley Creighton, Mandy Couturier, and Sarah Schoolcraft

Workshop J: Offering Targeted-Level Support within the Classroom Through Individualized Goal Setting – Nikki Raney

Workshop K: Shifting Our School Culture Together: Youth-Adult Partnership and Restorative Practices – Lindsey Halman

CANCELLED! Workshop L: Bullying Prevention in a PBIS School

Workshop M: Overcoming Initiative Fatigue through Integration and Alignment – Annie O’Shaughnessy

Workshop N: Mastering a New Habit – Gillian Pieper and Shevonne Travers

CANCELLED! Workshop O: Advancing Racial Equity in Your School

CANCELLED! P: Addressing Act 173 Through a VTmtss Lens

Workshop Q: VTmtss Field Guide Sneak Peak – Marge Lipson, Pat Gallant, and Tracy Watterson

 

 

 

 

Materials for the 2018 BEST/MTSS Summer Institute

General Materials:

 

Keynotes:

2018 Opening Remarks

Monday – Kevin Feldman – Literate Student Engagement in EVERY Classroom, EVERY Lesson, EVERY Day!

Tuesday – Kent McIntosh – Sailing Toward Sustainability by Integrating Social and Academic Systems

Strands:

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

Strand B: VTPBIS Targeted Training Presenters: VTPBIS State Trainers

Strand C: VTPBIS Intensive Training CANCELLED

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

Strand E: Improving Academic Literacy Across the Grades and Content Areas by Creating a School Culture of “Public Practice” with Actionable Feedback for ALL Teachers – Presenter: Kevin Feldman

Strand F: Foundations and Implementation – Presenter: Annie O’Shaughnessy

Pre-readings:

Strand G: Deepening and Expanding Restorative Practices within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports Presenters: Jon Kidde and VTPBIS Trainer

Strand H: Optimizing Your Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to Achieve Better Outcomes for All StudentsPresenter: Tracy Watterson

Pre-readings:

Strand Materials:

Strand I: Creating Trauma Informed School CommunitiesPresenter: Joelle van Lent

Strand J: Strategies and Tools for Effective and Efficint Collaborative Planning and Co-Teaching CANCELLED

Strand K: Social-Emotional Learning within a Multi-Tiered System of Support – Presenter: Rebecca Lallier

Strand L: Creating a Positive and Proactive Classroom to Support ALL Learners – Presenter: Brandi Simonsen

Strand M: Developing Social Skills and Mindfulness-based Practices to Promote Engaged Learners – Presenter: Rhiannon M. Kim

Strand N: Using Data for Decision-Making within a PBIS Framework  (for Teams Only!)Presenters: Adam Feinstein and Susannah Everett

Strand O: De-Escalation and Relationship BuildingCANCELLED

 

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B. Understanding and Addressing Anxiety in the Classroom: Strategies to Fister Increased Social and Academic Success – Kym Asam

C. Setting Students Up for Sucess: Overview of Proactive Classroom Practices to Support and Respond to Student Behavior – Brandi Simonsen

D. UP for Learning: Fostering a Growth Mindset for Educators and Students with M3:Mindset, Metacognition, and Motivation – Bruce Perlow

E.  Bullying Prevention Curriculum in a PBIS Framework – Deb Smith and Melissa Hoyer

F. Exploring Wraparound as a Tier 3 Intervention for Students with Complex Needs – Sherry Schoenberg

G. Systems and Structures for Sustainable PBIS Implementation – Rick Dustin-Eichler

H. What’s New in the MTSS Field Guide – Marge Lipson and Meagan Roy

I. Improving Student Outcomes Through Evidence-Based Practices – M.C. Moran

J. A Case for Resilience: Understanding the Opiate Crisis Through the Lens of Prevention – Christine Lloyd-Newberry and Maria Sanderson, with an Introduction by Jolinda LeClair

K. Team Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) for people working with PBIS schoolsCANCELLED

L. Include! disability Studies for K-12 Classrooms – CANCELLED

M. Getting Creative with School and Mental Health Partnerships – Amy Irish, Heidi Otterman, and H. Angharad

N. Introduction to the Restorative Classroom – Annie O’Shaughnessy & Jessica Villeneuve
 
O. Reinvigorating Your Educational Support Team – Tom Faris

P. Design a Lesson Given Practical UDL Strategies in 90 Minutes – Jackie Feiss, Lisa Woodward, and Mary Ellen Seaver-Reid

Q. Everything you Always Wanted to Know about PBIS APPS – CANCELLED

 

2017:

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2016:

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