Are you curious about what Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) is all about? 

Are you anxious to learn more about the practical application of evidenced-based practices that have been shown to improve academic and behavioral outcomes in schools?

Do you want to learn the latest updates and tools to use when implementing PBIS, as well as hear a variety of new ideas and applications from local schools?  

You are invited to attend the Northwest AEA Annual Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Forum:

Who? 
Any staff members from schools in Northwest AEA with an interest in implementing PBIS and from those schools currently implementing PBIS

When? 
March 10, 9-11:30

Where? 
Northwest AEA, Room D

What?  
Agenda
Welcome & Brief Overview of PBIS

Forum Focus:  School Panel – hear how eight local schools, at the elementary, middle and high school levels, are implementing PBIS with application of practices & systems, sharing of ideas and Q & A

"Top 10 Topics, Tools & Updates for 2014"

Why attend? 
To learn how to cultivate a positive school climate and increase academic and behavioral outcomes by implementing a school-wide positive and proactive framework for discipline

Supported nationally
1) September 2013: Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) renews a five-year grant for the research and development of school-wide PBIS!

2) January, 2014: Supportive School Discipline Initiative - Arnie Duncan:  
". . . envisions a new interagency, collaborative framework for reducing youth involvement by helping judges, educators, school administrators, law enforcement and other involved persons keep students in schools and out of the juvenile justice system while improving the safety and climate within schools. It emphasizes the use of tiered supports – such as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports – which help educators to implement evidence-based practices that prevent misbehavior, provide critical mental and emotional supports to troubled and at-risk students, and thereby reduce reliance on suspensions and expulsions."  

(Supportive School Discipline Initiative. To download these documents or view the overview by Arnie Duncan, select the link below:  http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/school-discipline/index.html)

How? 
Register for the Forum, before March 4, by selecting the following link:  
bit.ly/pbisforum

For more information, please see the attached brochure or contact Northwest AEA employees, Jennifer Collins or Theresa Stevenson.