Virtual Spring Training Institute: Training Session Information

This in-person event is cancelled, due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will refund all registrations for this in-person event. Thanks for your patience in the weeks ahead as we process the refunds. Many schools are asking for virtual Zoom training to replace the in-person institute. We will offer virtual training on those dates, and are working on the logistics and registration details now. If you are specifically interested in virtual training for your school, let us know at

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Spring Institute
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These Training Options are being updated & are not accurate as of 3/26/20. 
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2-Day Training Options

Tuesday, April 21st - Wednesday, April 23rd

Tier I Team Training*

This session will establish systems, data use, and practices at the Tier I level. School teams will learn and action plan around implementation of the core features of Tier I PBIS, including: leadership team composition and operating procedures; defining, teaching, and acknowledging behavioral expectations; classroom procedures; involving faculty, students, and families; data-based decision making; and monitoring for fidelity of implementation. Implementing Tier I with fidelity is associated with a strong increase in the pro-social culture and climate of the building, and a decrease in office discipline referrals and other negative behaviors. 

* Tier I Team training is for full school teams including the building administrator, a designated school-based PBIS coach, and typically four to six additional Tier I team members (faculty, staff representatives; family representatives; clinical staff, etc.).  District-based PBIS coaches are also encouraged to participate with school teams.

During this interactive training, your team will learn the features of Tier I PBIS as well as have time to develop an action plan for implementation. The training is aligned to the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), which will support your team in having a solid foundation for the features of Tier I and ability to continue to assess implementation using TFI. Click here for complete description and downloadable materials. 

Tier II Team Training

This training session is designed to help teams and schools develop the capacity for an effective and efficient continuum of Tier II supports for youth. School teams will be supported in the establishment of a Secondary Systems Planning Team, learning how to use universal data to target groups of students in need of Tier II support and assessing the fidelity of interventions/supports provided. Teams will explore the critical features of Tier II interventions and how they are applied to the Check-In-Check Out (CICO) intervention and the systems and data necessary for successful installation. Teams will be supported in developing their CICO system including their DPR, referral, acknowledgement system, and plan for progress monitoring. Click here for complete description and downloadable materials.

  • Trauma within PBIS Framework 
  • Understanding how trauma impacts performance in the educational setting can change how we interact with our most vulnerable youth.  This two day training, will build participants fluency in defining trauma, describing how trauma may look in the classroom, discussing how trauma can effect student development and impact learning, and how to assess current school-wide and classroom systems with trauma informed lens.  Participants in this training should engage in the professional learning necessary to install and coach utilizing a trauma-informed lens in systemic, efficient, and effective way.  This will include:  1) providing professional development to school staff, 2) supporting assessment of school-wide and classroom systems and practices, and 3) supporting action planning for trauma-informed school and classroom data, systems and practices. Click here for complete description and downloadable materials.

1-Day Training Options

Thursday, April 23rd

Tier I Coaching for School and District Leaders

School administrators and coaches will prepare to lead their school through the planning and implementation of PBIS. These leaders will learn the critical features of PBIS, and understand the integration of classroom management practices into Tier I. Participants will also learn about coaching and team facilitation roles, use of behavioral data for decision-making, and progress-monitoring for fidelity of implementation and student outcomes. School leaders may participate in this training as the third day follow-up to team training or in advance of team training (e.g.: Leaders participate in Summer Institute and Team participates in Fall Institute). Click here for complete description and downloadable materials.

Tier II Team Training (Day 3): Continuum of Interventions Beyond CICO

This training session is designed to help school teams consider their data to identify group interventions to best meet the needs of their students. The focus will be on the development and installation of Social Academic Instructional Groups (SAIGs). The development of SAIG’s will take into consideration the structure of the group, skills which need to be taught, skills required of the staff, location, and frequency of the group(s). Schools will be supported in the process of exploring and applying critical features of Tier II interventions. Teams will learn about the systems necessary to support interventions and the data used to assess student outcomes and intervention fidelity. Click here for complete description and downloadable materials.

FBA/BIP Follow-up: Plan TA
This session is specifically designed for FBA/BIP facilitators who have already been trained in FBA/BIP and are currently developing individualized plans for students. In this session we will use live student plans to dig deeper and gain a greater understanding of how to do Function Based Assessments so that the hypothesis statement is accurate and can guide the BIP development process, how to identify function-based strategies to help strengthen the BIPs, and how to continue to help our stakeholders engage in function-based thinking to make our plans as effective as possible. Please come to this session with a completed Competing Behavior Pathway and Behavior Intervention Plan completed on one student from your setting. Please make sure all identifying information is taken off of your document. These plans will be used to facilitate the learning process throughout the day. Click here for complete description and downloadable materials.