PBIS in Action

22nd Annual NWPBIS Conference

April 24-26, 2024

Tacoma Convention Center

Tacoma, WA

Thank you for celebrating with us!

Hope to see you next year, April 23-25, 2025 in Portland.

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Dr. Clynita Grafenreed

University of Washington, SMART Center

Dr. Grafenreed is a Licensed Psychologist (LP) and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP). Despite her educational attainments and accolades, Dr. Grafenreed considers herself first an educator, having spent nearly 30 years in education as a School Psychologist. Dr. Grafenreed has served Houston area school districts for 24 years, as a School Psychologist, and later as an Education Specialist at Region 4 Education Service Center in the Department of Special Education Solutions.

While at Region 4, the largest Education Service Center in Texas, Dr. Grafenreed led the Texas Behavior Support (TBS) Network, a Texas Education Agency with the goal of building capacity in Texas schools for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). During her tenure at Region 4, she helped develop the Texas Equity Summit, an annual conference designed to address key issues related to school discipline, equity, school climate, and PBIS as the lead for the TBS Network.

Dr. Grafenreed also created the Region 4 Equity Collaborative, which was designed for leaders of districts and charter schools that had been identified as “Significantly Disproportionate” in discipline. The Equity Collaborative introduced district and charter school leaders to educational equity and equity literacy as a tool to address and eliminate disproportionality in school discipline. Dr. Grafenreed currently serves as a Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at the University of Washington’s School Mental Health Assessment, Research, and Training (SMART) Center. 

Greater Tacoma Convention Center

1500 Commerce St. Tacoma, WA

Three Day Conference Schedule

April 24th, Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshops are available as a stand alone day or as an add-on to the general conference registration. Workshops are 3 hours in length. Participants can choose one morning session and one afternoon session. Bring your team and work together on topics relevant to your school, or come as an individual ready to deep-dive into school systems and PBIS. 

AM workshops: 8:30am-11:30am

  • Reducing Seclusion and Restraints, Lisa Joy Bateman, ODE and Lee Collyer
  • PBIS 101: Prevention, Noah Van Horn, Springfield School District & NWPBIS Network 
  • Tier 2 Social Emotional Learning Groups, Dr. Billie Jo Rodriguez, University of Oregon & NWPBIS Network
  • Tier 3 Interventions: Readiness, Dr. Eric Bruns and Dr. Carol Davis, University of Washington
  • High Leverage Classroom Practices and Basics of Behavior, Dr. Terry Scott, University of Louisville

Lunch on your own

PM Workshops: 1pm-4pm

  • Brief FBA-BSP:  Thinking Functionally to Support Positive Behaviors, Dr. Sheldon Loman, Portland State University
  • Culturally Adapted Behavior Supports for African American Students, Dr. Aaron Rachelle Campbell, University of Missouri
  • Reducing Exclusionary Discipline, Irin Pimentel-Mannan, Researcher, University of Oregon and Oregon Research Institute
  • Suicide Prevention, Dr. Jen Stuber, University of Washington
  • PBIS 101: Response to Behaviors, Noah Van Horn, Springfield School District & NWPBIS Network 

April 25-26, Conference General Sessions 

Thursday, April 25
7:00-8:15 Check -in & Continental Breakfast Provided
8:30-9:45 Keynote
10:15-11:30 Session 1
11:45-1:00 Session 2
1:00-2:00 Lunch Provided
2:15-3:30 Session 3
3:45-5:00 Session 4

Friday, April 26
7:30-8:15 Continental Breakfast Provided
8:30-9:15 Keynote
9:45-11:00 Session 5
11:15-12:30 Session 6
Grab and Go Lunch Provided

 Conference Registration Pricing

  • Workshop Day (Wednesday April 24th) $200
  • General Conference (Thursday 25th and Friday 26th) $500
  • Workshop Day plus General Conference (Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, & Friday 26th) $600
  • Virtual Session Recordings** (Available for viewing by May 10th) $200

**Please note, recordings will be included in the registration for in-person conference attendance. Recordings may be purchased as stand-alone option if you don’t plan on attending in-person. Recordings will not be live-streamed, they will be available by May 10th.

Clock Hours

  • Northwest PBIS Network offers educator clock hours for each session equivalent to the length of the session. For the general conference sessions a total of 7.5 hours are available. For the workshops a total of 6 hours are available.
  • Northwest PBIS Network offers National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) professional development units for specific sessions within the conference. NASP sessions will be labeled as such and attendance tracking is required for those wishing to gain NASP PDU’s.

Email [email protected] for more information about clock hours. 

Future Conference Dates

April 23-25, 2025 -Portland, OR, at the Hilton Portland Downtown

April 28-May 1, 2026 -Spokane, WA, at the Spokane Convention Center

April 27-30, 2027 -Portland, OR, at the Hilton Portland Downtown

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