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Upcoming PBIS Trainings

2020 CO-MTSS Virtual Summit

UPDATE: Our Summit plans have changed!

August 3, 8:45-2:45 pm, Online

Our Summit was originally scheduled for August 3-4th in Colorado Springs. Given the current state of affairs, we have changed the Summit to be a one-day virtual conference on August 3rd. To register, please click here. We are pleased to have two keynote speakers and 8-10 live breakout sessions. We will also have several pre-recorded sessions uploaded the day of the Summit. 

Our keynote speakers are Dr. Rich Milner and Dr. Donna Ford.

Dr. Milner is Cornelius Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor and Chair of Education and Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. His research, teaching and policy interests concern urban education, teacher education, African American literature, and the social context of education. His research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools. 

Dr. Donna Ford is a Distinguished Professor of Education and Human Ecology and Kirwan Institute Faculty Affiliate at The Ohio State University's College of Education and Human Ecology. She is in the Educational Studies Department, Special Education Program. Dr. Ford conducts research primarily in gifted education and multicultural/urban education. Specifically, her work focuses on: (1) the achievement gap, (2) recruiting and retaining culturally different students in gifted education, (3) multicultural curriculum and instruction, (4) culturally competent teacher training and development, (5) African-American identity, and (6) African-American family involvement. 


MTSS: Aligning Systems to Achieve Student Outcomes

Join us for a free virtual webinar by Dr. Kent McIntosh, professor, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences at the University of Oregon and Co-Investigator on the OSEP National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS. Dr. McIntosh will share the historical perspective of MTSS and guide us through the steps in developing an effective MTSS framework. This presentation will dispel myths and misconceptions of MTSS and the necessity of building efficient and effective internal infrastructures to affect and sustain change. 

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Implementation Science: How to Create Sustainable Change

Join us for a free virtual webinar by Dr. Caryn S. Ward, Associate Director, Education & Measurement, NIRN. This presentation is focused on implementation science at the district and school levels on Friday, Jun 26, 2020 from 11-12pm. 


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2019-20 PBIS within MTSS Integrated 3-Year Series

We are pleased to announce a three year training series for District-level Coaches and their accompanying school-based leadership teams. For the series, our intent is to start with exploration and infrastructure development for the effective initial implementation of PBIS at Tier 1 during the first year, provide follow-up and support opportunities to move into full implementation at tier 1 during year 2, and install systems and structures for tier 2 during year 3. The term “integration” that is embedded within the title of this training opportunity refers to our ongoing effort to fully align and integrate bullying prevention within universal implementation of PBIS. Schools partnering with us through this training series will be equipped to more fully address the culture and climate of their school by creating equitable environments and create a framework that matches supports to students’ needs. Our goal is to continue scaling up and rejuvenating Colorado PBIS across the tiers!   

Readiness Documents and Materials

What have attendees said about our previous Training Series?

“The opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across the state has made this one of the most valuable professional development experiences I've ever had.”

 Cindy McKee, Teacher and District Emergency Operations Coordinator, Gunnison School District

"In the first year of implementing PBIS in our building, we have reduced our behavior referrals by almost one half!  This has given me 56 days back to work on instruction with teachers and to continue to build a positive school culture instead of work on discipline!"

Ashley Winnen, Ed. D, Assistant Principal Homestake Peak School in Eagle County School District

”Our team has attended each meeting led by fantastic CDE people and feel that this has benefited the progress of our school so much!  It's so helpful to hear from other schools about their successes and get ideas on moving forward with our school.  This support is so valuable to the success of the implementation of PBIS!!”

Gigi Whalen, Principal, Douglas County School District 

“The PBIS Framework Series Training has brought an engaging opportunity for school-level teams to tackle the real-life work in our buildings. The presenters are so well-versed in the content and provide practical applications tailored to each school. Providing the framework needed to implement PBIS has allowed our teams to make systemic progress, with both students and staff, in desired outcomes for positive behavior, culture and climate...”

Niki Van Essen, Bully Prevention Implementation Coordinator, Thompson School District

 ”I encourage all schools, EC-12, to participate in CDE's PBIS Training Series! CDE does a phenomenal job meeting schools where they're at  in terms of PBIS implementation and roll-out, and provides comprehensive, applicable, and transformational guidance for schools and districts across our state, that results in improved behaviors, academics, school-wide discipline structures, and family partnerships.  As a PBIS Coach, I leave every session and series with valuable information to share with schools and have seen schools significantly enhance their PBIS structures…”

Erika Lopez, PBIS Coach, Thompson School District