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.

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3-Day Training Options

Tuesday, July 21st - Thursday, July 23rd

Integrating and Installing Trauma Informed Approach within PBIS Framework

Understanding how trauma impacts performance in the educational setting can change how we interact with our most vulnerable youth. Day 1 of this training will build participants fluency in defining trauma, describing how trauma may look in the classroom, and discussing how trauma can effect student development and impact learning. Days 2 and 3 will support participants to identify how to integrate and install knew learnings within school-wide and class-wide PBIS.   

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2-Day Training Options

Tuesday, July 21st - Wednesday, July 22nd

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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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).

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1-Day Training Options

Thursday, July 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).  

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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.

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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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