Has implementation of your three-tiered supports in your school fizzled? When asked if you are implementing School-Wide PBIS, do the words : "Kinda, Sorta" enter your mind?
Let us help you analyze what IS and what IS NOT working well in your school. PBIS Recharged is a one day learning event designed to help individual schools determine their building's strengths and weaknesses so that they can patch the holes and begin implementing three tiers of supports for all students. Emphasis will be on the base: School-Wide Positibe Behavior Interventions and Support.
August 14, 2013 at Oakland Schools. For registration follow this link:
An incredible compilation of resources on MS and HS RTI to support Dr. Kevin Feldman's presentation at Oakland Schools on 4/22/13. Thank you to Dr. Susan Koceski for putting this together (@susankoceski) .
I've come to understand that the term "engagement" needs to be unpacked before addressing issues of management in the classroom. If you ask an educator, "What does engagement look like?" responses will surely vary.
This two day event will be tailored to the group after a needs assessment is given prior to the day. Each participant will be creating an individualized, comprehensive written plan for the organization and management of materials and activities in the classroom. Topics to explore include: organizing materials and space; teaching expectations around movement, noise, asking for help, and engagement; early stage interactions to build relationships; how to engage reluctant learners; and personal goals for those most difficult to engage.
Teachers who have attended in the past indicate that the experience taught them that they can improve in key areas to create a more consistent and predictable environment for students to learn. The textbook given becomes a valuable resource for the future: We have facilitated the learning of hundreds of educators, including entire buildings and departments. The last group of district special education teachers were thrilled with the outcomes.
Depending on what level you teach, getting your students' parents involved in your classroom can be just as, if not more difficult than getting the students themselves engaged.
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's insight:
Ask: You’ll never get anyone involved if you don’t ask! Don’t be shy!Text: Use text or other 21st century technology to keep in touch.Share: Highlights of the students’ days.Fun: Conduct fun, interactive parent meetings.