Summer Training Institute: Training Session Information
NIU Naperville | *Save the Date* | 3 Days of Training! July 21-23
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Summer 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.

*Summer 2020 Training Sessions Coming Soon!*

2-Day Training Options

Tuesday, July 16th - Wednesday, July 17th

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. 

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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. 

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This session will provide an introduction to the concepts and systems necessary to utilize Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Planning (FBA-BIP) to support students with challenging behavior. These sessions will focus specifically on the processes and tools needed to assist coaches, facilitators and problem-solving teams in planning, implementing, and evaluating FBA-BIP.

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1-Day Training Options

Thursday, July 18th

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).  

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Tier II:  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.

Classroom Practices

This Classroom Practices specific 1 day training will provide a more detailed look at all eight of the classroom management practices, reviewing the 4 from Tier I 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.

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Mental Health Integration within Schools (ISF)

This training is intended for schools or communities who are identifying needs in supporting students beyond acting out problem behavior.  The training will assist teams in exploring the need within their district and identify how an integrated system might improve desired outcomes within their school community. Participants will learn about the key messages of the ISF and how the ISF enhances the core features of PBIS.  This includes engaging stakeholders to work differently, establishing a structure for integrated work, and creating a shared system.  Participants will develop an action plan for taking key learning back to engage district and community leadership. 

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