Spring Training Institute: Training Session Information
NIU Naperville | 3 Days of Training! April 10 - 12, 2018
Register for 1 Day, 2 Days, or 3 Days of Training

Spring Institute
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Note: School teams can participate in all three days of training. These trainings will be in different rooms at the same location. Consider sending multiple staff members to participate in each of the content areas.

2-Day Training Options

Tuesday, April 10th - Wednesday, 11th

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 (Days 1&2)

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.


Developed by the University of New Hampshire, RENEW (Rehabilitation, Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work) is a unique application of the wraparound process designed for older, transition-aged youth, who are at the greatest risk of alternative placement and school dropout. RENEW focuses specifically on increasing effective school engagement, employment, post-secondary education and high school completion.  RENEW has shown success in reducing school dropout and school push out, while increasing high school participation and completion for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. (Malloy, Sundar, Hagner, Pieras, & Viet, 2010). Click here for complete description and downloadable materials.

1-Day Training Options

Wednesday, April 11th
Wraparound/RENEW Follow-Up

This session is specifically designed for people who have been previously trained in Wraparound or RENEW. This is open to people who are currently implementing Wrap/RENEW and those who were trained and have not yet started implementation. We will utilize the 10 principles of Tier 3 work and current team action plans to guide the day. Our time together will allow us to dig deeper and gain a greater understanding of how to continuously engage parents and youth, develop strong teams, and create action plans more effectively. We will have time to identify and problem solve roadblocks and barriers commonly faced by Tier 3 facilitators. If you are currently, implementing a Tier 3 plan, please bring a current student/family wraparound plan (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.

Thursday, April 12th
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): Social Academic Instructional Groups (SAIG) and Mentoring Components Across All Tiers

This training session is designed to help teams and schools install Social Academic Instructional Groups (SAIG) and Mentoring into their tiers of behavioral supports. Schools will be supported in the process of exploring critical features of Tier 2 interventions and how they are applied to groups and mentoring. Teams will learn about the systems necessary to support these interventions and the data used to assess student outcomes and intervention fidelity. Click here for complete description and downloadable materials.

Classroom Management

This Classroom Management specific 1 day training will provide a more detailed look at all eight of the classroom management practices, reviewing the 4 from Tier 1 Team Training and training participants on the remaining 4.   Coaches, administrators, team members, and other classroom management leads engage in the professional learning necessary to implement the eight identified classroom management practices/components in a systemic, efficient, and effective way.  This will include:

1) providing training to school staff,
2) using the snapshots as self-assessment, peer-assessment, and walk through data to assess implementation of the components, and 
3) providing support to staff where data or staff request indicate further need.

Click here for complete description and downloadable materials.

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)

The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process to integrate Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and School Mental Health within school systems.  The goal is to blend resources, training, systems, data, and practices in order to improve outcomes for all children and youth. There is an emphasis on prevention, early identification, and intervention of the social/emotional and behavior needs of students.  Family and community partner involvement is critical to this framework.  Click here for complete description and downloadable materials.