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Helping Districts Build Capacity for Implementation

The Midwest PBIS Network is committed to building state and district PBIS implementation capacity as a way to prevent problem social behaviors, promote a positive school climate, and support all students, especially those with the highest levels of need. School districts that establish their own expertise, such as district-based coaches, are more likely to sustain fidelity of PBIS implementation and see positive student outcomes. Maintaining this level of expertise requires maximizing PBIS training opportunities and the many free PBIS resources available to all schools.  Districts are encouraged to use a host of resources available through Midwest PBIS Network, the National PBIS Technical Assistance Center, and within their own district. Here is a list of action steps a district can take to expand its capacity for implementing PBIS:

1.    Conducting a quick survey across the entire district to identify staff who have been part of successful PBIS implementation in a previous              school or district. Utilize the knowledge and experience of the staff in the district who are experienced with PBIS to guide a plan for                      implementing.  

2.    Using free online Midwest PBIS Network resources including social media, webinars, curriculum, research, and linked websites, to expand          staff and administrators’ knowledge of PBIS www.midwestpbis.org , www.PBIS.org

3.    Using PBIS Applications www.pbisapps.org, the free online database for assessing fidelity of implementation,. Districts are strongly                      encouraged to use PBIS Applications to complete the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), an efficient tool to progress-monitor implementation at          all tiers, and a required component for school-recognition. 

4.    Investing in efficient data-based decision making by using School-Wide Information Systems (SWIS) for monitoring behavioral data, and              establishing a district SWIS facilitator to support your SWIS schools. https://www.pbisapps.org/Applications/Pages/SWIS-Suite.aspx

5.    Participating in regional Midwest PBIS training events http://www.midwestpbis.org/events and coaches network meetings     
      
http://www.midwestpbis.org/coaches.  These events bring multiple districts together, are cost effective, and include the benefit of learning              alongside other engaging professionals. Also visit our Starting PBIS webpage.