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Upcoming PBIS Trainings

SWIS Facilitator Training

SWIS Facilitator Training January 30-February 1, 2019 .  Information and registration can be found at the following link  

This opportunity only comes once a year and is a joint effort between CDE and PBIS Applications.  It is free for anyone in Colorado! This training has a maximum capacity of 25 and open to others outside Colorado so will fill up very quickly. Please note that you must attend all 2 ½ days to be certified as a SWIS facilitator.  

PBIS within an MTSS Framework: Tier 2 Training

We are pleased to announce a training series for PBIS within MTSS: Tier 2 Training Series. If schools teams and district leadership are ready to implement Tier 2 behavior systems in schools, they may attend 3 days of school-level leadership training on Jan 17, Jan 18, and May 10th.Teams will learn how to install and implement Tier 2 behavior systems and interventions during these 3 days, including the implementation of Check-In/Check-Out (CICO). 

To attend, there are certain requirements below. If teams or attendees meet the requirements, they will be emailed a registration link. 

This training series is open to any district-level personnel that would like to attend. We understand that you may want access to this content, so we welcome district-level personnel to attend for this reason as they work toward building their district-level infrastructure to support school level implementation of Tier 2.

If you are a district-level personnel and would like to bring a partnering school(s), please complete the District Commitment Guidance Document provided at the training. This document is intended to highlight critical features to support your ability to scale up Tier 2 within a school and across the district. Once the form is completed:

  1. Scan and send the District Commitment Guidance Document to Jason Harlacher and Lynne DeSousa. Please send the email to both Jason and Lynne.
  2. Reach out to the partner schools listed on your form and help them complete the School Level Readiness Checklist. Scan and send the School Level Readiness Checklist to Jason Harlacher and Lynne DeSousa. Please send the email to both Jason and Lynne.
  3. Once we receive your checklist, we will send you the registration link to register everyone that will be attending the series.
  4. Send partner schools the registration link as all participants need to register.

If you are a school level leadership team wanting to attend the Tier 2 School level Training Series, please do the following:

  1. Complete the School Level Readiness Checklist.
  2. Scan and send the School Level Readiness Checklist to Jason Harlacher and Lynne DeSousa.
  3. Once we receive your checklist, we will send you the registration link to register everyone that will be attending the series.
  4. Invite someone from your district to attend with your team (this is not required, but we encourage district-level participation). This will significantly increase your ability to successfully install and implement Tier 2 systems. Feel free to share the District Commitment Guidance Document  with your district.

*Please note that an incomplete form or unmarked item(s) does not necessarily eliminate you from attendance, but we are looking for highly committed personnel and completed forms. There is limited space, and the information on the form may be used to grant permission to attend. 

Please complete and email the forms by the end of day on Dec 19th.

2018-19 PBIS within an MTSS Framework Follow-Up Series

What is it? 

A training series designed to strengthen implementation for Tier 1. This series includes 2 school-level leadership team days and 4 professional learning opportunities targeting district coaches/internal team leads. 

Who is it for?

This training is intended for any school-level leadership teams that attended PBIS within MTSS Universal training during the 2016/17 or 2017/18 school year.  This includes the training in Pueblo, Ouray, and several in Metro.  Schools must have attend one of these trainings to gain access to this follow-up training opportunity.

When is it?

The school-level days are Oct 22 and Feb 4. The meetings for the district coaches or team leads include 3 online meetings (Nov 27, March 1, April 29) and a site visit to a partnering school on Jan 10. 

Requirements for Participation:

  • Your school must have previously attended a PBIS within MTSS Tier 1 training either in the 2016/17 or 2017/18 school year.
  • Your school must come as a team that includes an administrator who is willing to attend both of the school-level leadership team days on Oct 22 and Feb 4.
  • Your school must be supported by a district-level coach or identify an internal team lead willing to attend the online meetings and site visit in between the school-level days. The online meeting dates are Nov 27, March 1, and April 29, and the site visit will be on Jan 10.
  • Your school must be willing to meet data sharing requirements which includes:
    • The Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) Tier 1 that teams will take during school-level Follow-up day 1 on October 22nd and February 4th.
    • Discipline Referral data per day per month for the year which will be requested in May 2019.
  • District coaches/internal team leads will be asked to take a pre/post self-assessment survey measuring coaches competencies related to PBIS supports

How do I register?

Registration is now closed. 

Please download the Outline of Dates here.

2018-19 PBIS within an MTSS Framework Training Series

What is it?

The Office of Learning Supports at the Colorado Department of Education is pleased to announce a year-long training series for District-level Coaches and their accompanying school-based leadership teams. Using a new training model, our goal is to continue scaling up and rejuvenating Colorado PBIS!  

Who is it for?

District-level Coaches and their accompanying school-based leadership teams. A District-level Coach is someone who has dedicated FTE to coaching schools with the implementation and sustainability of universal/schoolwide social/emotional/behavioral efforts. This person may or may not be based within a school. A school-based leadership team is a team whose mission it is to prioritize, develop, and implement evidence-based practices to improve the school culture and climate. 

When is it? 

2018-19 School Year

District-level Coaches will:

  • Receive ongoing technical assistance and support from the CDE Office of Learning Supports staff through:
    • 5 face-to-face contact points, such as workshops, site visits, and regional coaching meetings
    • Ongoing correspondence and communication
  • Network with other district-level coaches across the state
  • Enhance skills in the area of technical assistance and coaching
  • Have access to training materials and resources
  • Identify a few number of school teams to receive 4 days of training throughout the year

School-based Leadership Teams will:

  • Receive 4 high-quality days of training of PBIS within an MTSS Framework, including Tier 1 and problem solving across the tiers. 
  • Have ongoing support from their coach 

Readiness Documents and Materials

Click here for the recorded webinar

What have attendees said about our 2017/18 Training Series?

"The school-level PBIS training sessions provided strategic insights, excellent networking, and effective team-building times throughout the year. I now feel better equipped to coach teachers and administrators in system-wide implementation."

Matt Hughes, Implementation Coach, Thompson School District

"[The series] allowed us to get all staff members on the same page as we have brand new staff and people that have been here for many years. We were able to identify what is already in place and what needs to be done this next year as we move forward. The surveys allowed us to see what our staff’s highest priorities that are not currently in place, giving us the road map for our...Action Plan. We would highly recommend this training to other schools no matter where you are in your PBIS journey. Jason and Lynne can provide the support and information you need. The chance to collaborate with other schools and share ideas was also very beneficial and a rare opportunity!"

Valerie Zell, Intervention Coordinator, Poudre School District

"Through this year of training, we have seen positive outcomes and know that full implementation will bring a shift in mindset to our school.  PBIS within MTSS is providing us the framework to focus on positive behaviors while managing the unwanted behaviors.  It also gives us the platform to set clear expectations for students and staff.  Using data, we will monitor our implementation process and be able to ensure we are implementing with fidelity."

Elizabeth Riggleman, Counselor, Wray High School 

"The PBIS within an MTSS Framework yearlong training was an opportunity for schools to systematically establish or reinvigorate the essential elements of PBIS. District coaches were given the tools to support their schools with separate days to prepare beforehand and schools were given ample time to work in their teams to dig into their data and plan accordingly. For any school that is looking to strengthen or launch PBIS, and dedicated to committing to team-driven shared leadership-this series is well worth the time."

Camille Rossi, MTSS Community Partner, Aurora Public Schools

Previous Trainings and Content

Tier 2 Two-Day Institute (June 27 & 28, 2018)
CICO Tier 2 (April 20, 2018)
PBIS within an MTSS Framework Training: A Tier 1 Systems-Level Training (Oct 19 & 20, 2017)

PBIS within MTSS Universal/Tier 1 Trainings, 2017-18:

Tier 2 Training on June 29, 2017:


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