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The 2021 PBIS Leadership Conference is a virtual experience.

Printable schedule | Note-taking journal

Preconference | August 9

9:00 - 3:00 PM

Preconference Sessions

Strengthen Your Tier 1 PBIS System: Use the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) to Guide Implementation

Presented By: Kao Moua Her, Milaney Leverson, Michelle Polzin
9:00 - 3:00 PM

Learn how to strengthen your universal PBIS implementation through best practices. Teams will analyze current systems based on universal-level Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) line items and identify action steps specific to their building’s level of implementation. Participants should have access to their universal data and system artifacts (matrix, behavior lesson plans, flow charts, etc.).


Session Resources

Tier 1 Precon Slides

Strengthen Your PBIS Tier 2 System: Use These Six Intervention Features to Guide Implementation

Presented By: Deidra Gorman, Kamewanukiw Paula Rabideaux, Rachel Saladis
9:00 - 3:00 PM

Successful PBIS tier 2 implementation can take longer and be more difficult to achieve than tier 1 implementation. To fully implement tier 2, school teams and staff require a growth mindset to deconstruct old practices and install new practices—while continuing to teach and support students. This session supports previously-trained school teams who want concrete strategies to strengthen their current tier 2 implementation.


Session Resources

Precon Tier 2 Slides

Precon Tier 2 Resource Culturally Responsive Field Guide

Day 1 | August 10

8:00 - 8:20 AM

Networking

The Morning Perk Up

8:00 - 8:20 AM

Grab your morning beverage and join your team in your own space for some energizing social time.

Guided Yoga

Presented By: Cedar Fernandez
8:00 - 8:20 AM

Yoga for all practice levels focusing on aligning, strengthening and promoting flexibility in the body.

8:30 - 10:15 AM

Welcome and Keynote

Presented By: Ambra L. Green, PhD
8:30 - 10:15 AM

Schools continue to suffer from a history of strategically placed systemic barriers. As a result, students of color, Indigenous students, and students with disabilities experience negative academic and behavioral outcomes. To effectively enhance student learning, educators must thread equitable practices, culture, and cross-cultural instruction in the learning environment. Participants will discuss and reflect on the history of public schooling in the United States. This reflection will be used to identify areas of improvement across school- or district-level policies and practices, and to create action steps for threading equity into current practices.


Session Resources

Opening Day 1 Slides

KD1 Resource 11 Million Days Lost Race Discipline Safety at Public Schools

KD1 Resource 5 Point Intervention Approach for Enhancing Equity in School Discipline

KD1 Resource RDQ Brief Equity and District Level

KD1 Resource Supporting and Responding to Behavior

KD1 Slides

Opening Day 1 Slides PDF

10:30 - 11:45 AM

A Sessions

Our Families, Our Communities, Our Collaborators (A1)

Presented By: Ambra L. Green, PhD
10:30 - 11:45 AM

Families and community members are critical stakeholders in educational systems. Cultural and language differences or not knowing how to develop modes of communication are often cited as barriers to engagement and collaboration. This session will explore how students’ families and communities are valuable assets to school climate, culture, and social and academic curricula. Participants will gain strategies for addressing barriers to promoting communication and collaboration with families and community members.


Session Resources

A1 slides

10 Key Principles of Effective Tier 3 Supports (A2)

Presented By: Dave Kunelius, Karen O'Donnell, Rachel Saladis
10:30 - 11:45 AM

Understanding and adhering to the 10 evidence-based principles of tier 3 is the best way to ensure supports are having their intended impact. This session will explore how the success of tier 3 implementation is directly tied to adult beliefs and behaviors. Strengthening and operationalizing these principles across all tiers leads to greater student success. Examples of how principles align across tiers will be provided.


Session Resources

A2 Individual Reflection

A2 Slides

A2 Slides PDF

Six Features that Guide Effective Tier 2 Implementation (A3)

Presented By: Emilie O'Connor, Kent Smith
10:30 - 11:45 AM

Successful tier 2 implementation is built on a solid foundation of tier 1 practices. Learn the six characteristics of tier 2 interventions and explore how to construct secondary supports onto existing strong universal practices. Participants will identify a tier 1 practice on which to build and begin applying tier 2 features to it.


Session Resources

A3 Slides

A3 Slides PDF

Strategic Focus on Early Learners as a System Improvement Strategy (A4)

Presented By: Yuliana Manriquez, Jess Nichols
10:30 - 11:45 AM

Sustainable system change starts with focus on early learners. Research has shown that this investment can lead to improved outcomes for each and every learner ages 3-21! This interactive session will focus on effective leadership practices for any system that serves 3- and 4-year-olds. Learn how to improve your system by including EC/4K staff, families, community partners, and community agencies into your district and school teaming structures. Leave with strategies to identify and address challenges as you incorporate early learning stakeholders into your system.


Session Resources

A4 resource reference

A4 resource glossary

A4 Slides PDF

A4 Slides

Change Your Focus to Change Your Impact (A5)

Presented By: Kelly Fassbender, Liz Ponto, Kamewanukiw Paula Rabideaux
10:30 - 11:45 AM

Traditional problem-solving practices contribute to perpetuating inequities. Using scenarios, we’ll explore how assumptions and blind spots show up in data-based decision-making. Participants will practice reframing the questions to ask and learn how to ensure the data sources used more accurately represent the system. With this knowledge, you can begin shifting the conversation from "fixing kids" to changing adult beliefs and practices.


Session Resources

A5 Slides

A5 Resource

A5 Slides PDF

11:45 - 12:45 PM

Lunch and Networking

11:45 - 12:45 PM

Positively Delicious: Short Cooking Demo from 11:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m


Session Resources

#pbislc21 Cooking Demo

12:45 - 2:00 PM

B Sessions

Prioritizing People Over Systems (B1)

Presented By: Deidra Gorman, Kao Moua Her
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Systems are perfectly designed to achieve the outcomes they do, regardless of intent. Adult practices and beliefs are the leverage points for change. Join us as we examine components of universal PBIS systems that contribute to disparate impacts across student groups. Participants will learn strategies and approaches to attend to these components and to ensure success for all students.


Session Resources

B1 Slides

B1 Slides PDF

How Critical Consciousness Impacts Professional Learning Plans (B2)

Presented By: LaTasha Fields, Tonja Gallagher, Yuliana Manriquez
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Understanding systems, policies, and practices and one's role in identifying inequities within a system is essential when planning professional learning. During this session, participants will gain an understanding of how to leverage their critical consciousness when planning professional development for staff.


Session Resources

B2 slides

B2 Slides PDF

Tier 2 is Everybody’s Business: Key Strategies for Developing Staff Capacity (B3)

Presented By: Jill Koenitzer, Emilie O'Connor
12:45 - 2:00 PM

For tier 2 interventions to be effective and efficient, a school's entire staff must be involved. When teams identify the skills every staff member must have, they are able to build capacity and implement tier 2 interventions with fidelity. We'll share key strategies for developing and measuring the impact of professional learning around tier 2 intervention delivery. Participants will identify a key takeaway that their team(s) should consider in order to improve implementation for fall 2021.


Session Resources

B3 Slides

B3 Resource Intervention Summary CICO

B3 Resource Professional Learning Plan Example CICO

B3 Resource Training and Common Pitfalls

B3 Resource Training Plan Example Prompting Within CICO

B3 Slides PDF

Supporting Our Students in the Shadow of a Pandemic (B4)

Presented By: Dave Kunelius, Karen O'Donnell
12:45 - 2:00 PM

School-wide PBIS practices are inextricably linked with classroom management practices. This link is even more important for students who have experienced or are experiencing trauma. Our focus will be on integrating trauma-informed practices into classroom management systems. Specific examples of practices will be shared, along with a matrix to guide integration.


Session Resources

B4 Slides

B4 Slides PDF

Measuring the Impact of Trauma-Informed Practices (B5)

Presented By: Katie Pohlman
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Are you installing trauma-informed practices within a PBIS/MTSS framework and struggling to measure implementation and impact? This session will help teams who are beginning to integrate trauma-informed practices within their continuum. Examine current data points that are already being monitored and explore ways to expand data collection. Teams will leave with methods to monitor fidelity, outcomes, and perceptions of students, staff, and families. A template to support developing a comprehensive evaluation plan will be provided.


Session Resources

B5-resource-list

B5 Slides

B5 Slides PDF

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Networking

Communities of Practice (C1)

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Dialogue in the networking breakout rooms is self-directed by the participants in the room; it is not facilitated by staff unless noted. You are welcome to move freely between breakout rooms. If a conversation is not a good fit for you, feel free to choose another room. We have open rooms that are available for participant use if you would like to move your conversation to a different space. RtI Center staff will be available in the main room should you require any assistance.

Breakout rooms are organized by affinity spaces, demographic similarities, and job-alike spaces. Move in and out of rooms and engage in dialogue with other attendees from around the state.

BIPOC Affinity Space (facilitated; open to attendees who identify as a person of color)
White Accountability Space (facilitated; open to attendees who identify as white)
Elementary Focus
Secondary Focus
EC/3K/4K/ECSE Focus
Administration Focus
Student Services Focus
Related Services Focus
School Board / Community Member Focus
Funding and Resource Focus
Professional Learning / Coaching Focus
Small District Sharing
Medium District Sharing
Large District Sharing
Rural District Sharing
Urban District Sharing
Suburban District Sharing
Open Room - Your Choice


Session Resources

C1-F1 Slides

C1-F1 Slides PDF

Dialogue from the Day of Learning (C2)

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Dialogue in the networking breakout rooms is self-directed by the participants in the room; it is not facilitated by staff. You are welcome to move freely between breakout rooms. If a conversation is not a good fit for you, feel free to choose another room. We have open rooms that are available for participant use if you would like to move your conversation to a different space. RtI Center staff will be available in the main room should you require any assistance.

Breakout rooms are organized by session strands from the day of conference learning. Move in and out of breakout rooms and engage in self-directed dialogue with participants who attended similar sessions.

Keynote
Preconference -Tier 1 Booster
Preconference - Tier 2 Booster
Strand - Tier 2
Strand - Professional Development
Strand - Family/Student/Community Engagement
Strand - Evidence-Based Practices
Strand - Evaluation/Data- Based Decision Making
Early Childhood
Culturally Responsive Practices
School Leadership Teams
Tier 3
Open Room - Your Choice


Session Resources

C2 F2 Slides

C2-F2 Slides PDF

The Teacher's Lounge: Join from Your Lounge Chair in Loungewear (C3)

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Connecting with friends and colleagues at the PBIS Leadership Conference is something we all look forward to—and this year we’re creating virtual spaces for soul-sparking human connection. If you’re looking for something mild and mellow, a boost of exuberant energy, or something in-between—we have it! Whatever IT is, whomever YOU are, we have networking space for all interests.

Dialogue in the networking breakout rooms is self-directed by the participants in the room; it is not facilitated by staff. You are welcome to move freely between breakout rooms. If a conversation is not a good fit for you, feel free to choose another room. We have open rooms that are available for participant use if you would like to move your conversation to a different space. RtI Center staff will be available in the main room should you require any assistance.

Themed breakout rooms are organized by a variety of activities–find like-minded individuals who share your interests!

Travel: Where have you been and where are you headed next?
Build a podcast playlist: current listens, favorites, education related, all categories
Camping/RV/Glamping: Share pictures of your set up, adventures you've been on, & campfire stories
Foodie/Cocktails/Mocktails: Share your expertise, new trends, and hot recipes
Group Photo Booth - Use a filter, take a selfie, make a team collage
We are a Team! Gather your team and enter your own space for team building activities


Session Resources

C3 F3 Slidees

C3-F3 Slides PDF

Day 2 | August 11

8:00 - 8:20 AM

Networking

Guided Meditation

Presented By: Christy Langman
8:00 - 8:20 AM

Join guided meditation as a practice for working with the mind. Meditation leads to an improved sense of presence, calm, attentiveness, and an increase in characteristics such as empathy and patience.


Session Resources

Meditation Link

The Morning Perk Up

Presented By: Michelle Polzin
8:00 - 8:20 AM

Grab your morning beverage and join your team in your own space for some energizing social time.

8:30 - 10:15 AM

Welcome and Keynote

Presented By: Dr. Kelsey Morris
8:30 - 10:15 AM

School-level PBIS implementation is more successful when it’s supported by district-level systems. Learn the logic of district-wide implementation and how district leadership teams can build capacity for sustainable, high-fidelity implementation of PBIS that supports staff and students.


Session Resources

Opening Day 2 Slides

Opening Day 2 Slides PDF

KD2 Slides

10:30 - 11:45 AM

D Sessions

Leadership Teaming for District-wide PBIS (D1)

Presented By: Dr. Kelsey Morris
10:30 - 11:45 AM

As districts consider implementation and expansion of PBIS, one critical step is forming a leadership team with the knowledge and ability to influence implementation across buildings and tiers. This session will focus on the composition, characteristics, and communication of PBIS district leadership teams.


Session Resources

D1 Slides

Beyond Intention to Impact: Purposeful Examination of Effective Family Engagement Strategies (D2)

Presented By: Jennifer Grenke, Dan Seaman, Shavana Talbert
10:30 - 11:45 AM

Families and community members are critical stakeholders in educational systems. Cultural and language differences or not knowing how to develop modes of communication are often cited as barriers to engagement and collaboration. This session will explore how students’ families and communities are valuable assets to school climate, culture, and social and academic curricula. Participants will gain strategies for addressing barriers to promoting communication and collaboration with families and community members.


Session Resources

D2 E2 Resource Enhancing Family School Collaboration

D2 Resource AECF Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide

D2 Resource Culturally Responsive Family Engagement

D2 Resource Organizing Schools for Improvement

D2 Slides

D2 Slides PDF

Get Your Tier 2 Wellness Check: Collaboration and Data Processes for Implementation (D3)

Presented By: Jill Koenitzer, Stephanie Skolasinski
10:30 - 11:45 AM

Healthy systems do not happen by accident! Using data to verify the health of your tier 2 system is a critically important step. In this session, explore the options your team has for measuring impact and identify a focus area for growth and improvement. Participants will also plan to collaborate to ensure that students accessing tier 2 supports have received the necessary instruction and support at tier 1.


Session Resources

D3 Slides

D3 Slides PDF

Unlocking the Power of Positive Praise (D4)

Presented By: Dave Kunelius, Karen O'Donnell
10:30 - 11:45 AM

Are you having conversations about whether students should be intrinsically motivated? Are you fielding questions about the wisdom of rewarding students for what they should be doing? Join us as we share the research behind different methods of providing feedback which strengthen prosocial behaviors. The simple, evidence-based practice of positive praise and its use in levels of systemic feedback will be discussed and examined.


Session Resources

D4 Slides

D4 Slides PDF

3 Keys to Design On-Point Professional Learning (D5)

Presented By: LaTasha Fields, Tonja Gallagher, Yuliana Manriquez
10:30 - 11:45 AM

Schools and districts renew their commitment to their students by providing exceptional and relevant professional learning opportunities to their staff. Together, we will explore best practices for creating professional learning plans that focus on proactive classroom strategies. Throughout the process, we will share what leveling up equity efforts can mean. Team members will walk away with helpful tools to get them started.


Session Resources

D5-slides

D5 Slides PDF

11:45 - 12:45 PM

Lunch and Networking

11:45 - 12:45 PM

Positively Delicious: Short Cooking Demo from 11:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m


Session Resources

#pbislc21 Cooking Demo

12:45 - 2:00 PM

E Sessions

Who's at the Table and What are the Rules? Equity Starts with the Leadership Team (E1)

Presented By: Martine Haglund
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Most educational leaders in Wisconsin are white. Without intentionality, leadership teams can unconsciously create structures, policies, and practices that marginalize students, families, and staff of color. Together, we will examine pitfalls and promising practices to challenge current notions of advocacy, access, agency, and action within leadership teams to dismantle inequitable systems and practices.


Session Resources

E1 Slides

Nothing About Us Without Us: Centering Students, Families, and Communities to Create Inclusive and Equitable Systems (E2)

Presented By: Jennifer Grenke, Dan Seaman, Shavana Talbert
12:45 - 2:00 PM

The saying “Nothing about us without us is for us” holds true for schools systems! This session will challenge traditional approaches to engagement designed FOR students, families, and communities. Instead, we will explore what it means to adopt a focus of designing WITH students, families, and communities. We will share how co-creation that centers the voices and experiences of those who are most often silenced in our system cultivates a system that fosters a sense of belonging for all.


Session Resources

E2 Resource

E2 Slides

E2 Slides PDF

Ensure Equitable Access to Tier 2 Supports Through the Use of an Intervention Grid (E3)

Presented By: Stephanie Dyer, Stephanie Skolasinski
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Discover how we can move beyond talking about student needs to identifying student needs and matching students to intervention. The development of an intervention grid provides a foundational means to ensure efficient, effective, and equitable access to tier 2 supports. Intervention grids map a systematic process for identifying students and use data to guide intervention decisions. We’ll practice using an intervention grid and participants will be prepared to develop their own grid.


Session Resources

E3 Resource

E3 Slides

E3 Slides PDF

Policies to Practice: Key Elements to Address Discipline Disproportionality (E4)

Presented By: Dave Kunelius, Karen O'Donnell
12:45 - 2:00 PM

In order to level the playing field, school systems must address areas of policy and practice in school discipline. This session will describe key elements for policy and provide examples for their application in schools. A tool for assessing aspects of policies to enhance effective and equitable discipline will be shared.


Session Resources

E4 Slides

E4 Slides PDF

Essential Practices to Support and Evaluate Professional Learning (E5)

Presented By: LaTasha Fields, Tonja Gallagher, Yuliana Manriquez
12:45 - 2:00 PM

Professional learning is a large investment. The content and design of professional learning is just the first part of the equation. It's equally important to explore the second part of the equation: Is the professional learning having the desired impact? In this session, participants will learn best practices for ensuring that professional learning is adequately supported, monitored, and evaluated.


Session Resources

E5-slides

E5 Slides PDF

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Networking

Communities of Practice (F1)

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Dialogue in the networking breakout rooms is self-directed by the participants in the room; it is not facilitated by staff unless noted. You are welcome to move freely between breakout rooms. If a conversation is not a good fit for you, feel free to choose another room. We have open rooms that are available for participant use if you would like to move your conversation to a different space. RtI Center staff will be available in the main room should you require any assistance.

Breakout rooms are organized by affinity spaces, demographic similarities, and job-alike spaces. Move in and out of rooms and engage in dialogue with other attendees from around the state.

BIPOC Affinity Space (facilitated; open to attendees who identify as a person of color)
White Accountability Space (facilitated; open to attendees who identify as white)
Elementary Focus
Secondary Focus
EC/3K/4K/ECSE Focus
Administration Focus
Student Services Focus
Related Services Focus
School Board / Community Member Focus
Funding and Resource Focus
Professional Learning / Coaching Focus
Small District Sharing
Medium District Sharing
Large District Sharing
Rural District Sharing
Urban District Sharing
Suburban District Sharing
Open Room - Your Choice

Dialogue from the Day of Learning (F2)

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Dialogue in the networking breakout rooms is self-directed by the participants in the room; it is not facilitated by staff. You are welcome to move freely between breakout rooms. If a conversation is not a good fit for you, feel free to choose another room. We have open rooms that are available for participant use if you would like to move your conversation to a different space. RtI Center staff will be available in the main room should you require any assistance.

Breakout rooms are organized by session strands from the day of conference learning. Move in and out of breakout rooms and engage in self-directed dialogue with participants who attended similar sessions.

Keynote
Preconference -Tier 1 Booster
Preconference - Tier 2 Booster
Strand - Tier 2
Strand - Professional Development
Strand - Family/Student/Community Engagement
Strand - Evidence-Based Practices
Strand - Evaluation/Data- Based Decision Making
Early Childhood
Culturally Responsive Practices
School Leadership Teams
Tier 3
Open Room - Your Choice


Session Resources

C2 F2 Slides

C2-F2 Slides PDF

The Teacher's Lounge: Join from Your Lounge Chair in Loungewear (F3)

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Connecting with friends and colleagues at the PBIS Leadership Conference is something we all look forward to—and this year we’re creating virtual spaces for soul-sparking human connection. If you’re looking for something mild and mellow, a boost of exuberant energy, or something in-between—we have it! Whatever IT is, whomever YOU are, we have networking space for all interests.

Dialogue in the networking breakout rooms is self-directed by the participants in the room; it is not facilitated by staff. You are welcome to move freely between breakout rooms. If a conversation is not a good fit for you, feel free to choose another room. We have open rooms that are available for participant use if you would like to move your conversation to a different space. RtI Center staff will be available in the main room should you require any assistance.

Themed breakout rooms are organized by a variety of activities–find like-minded individuals who share your interests!

Virtual Page Turner: Recommend the best of the best on your bookshelf
Affirmations: Share the quotes and messages that keep you moving forward
Virtual Happy Hour: No guided discussion (cocktails/mocktails welcome)
Build a back-to-school music playlist: Share the music that keeps you positive (categories: Rock, Country, Classic, etc)
Group Photo Booth - Use a filter, take a selfie, make a team collage
We are a Team! Gather your team and enter your own space for team building activities


Session Resources

C3 F3 Slidees

C3-F3 Slides PDF