Events

The Northwest PBIS Network hosts a range of events for educators, administrators, PBIS/MTSS coaches, and support staff, including mental health providers. The many different types of events are designed to meet you where you are at in implementation and our coaches have real world education experience; we know what it’s like to work in schools!

To help meet your short and long term goals, we provide a) individual district and school contracts; b) participation in learning cohorts; c) short term learning series; d) networking communities of practice; e) drop in webinars; and f) evaluation/ auditing services. 

Join us in a learning event this year, or contact [email protected] for a free consultation to get you started. 

Professional Development Opportunities for the 2022-2023 School Year

Our web events are open to ALL members of the educational community, regardless of region. 

If your team can’t attend live, and will be listening to the recordings, email us for coaching options that fit your schedule!

All times listed are Pacific Time & all paid series are recorded, so you can listen at your convenience. 

Opportunities with our Partners in Education Support

12th Annual Summer Institute – Starting Strong with Equity-Centered MTSS, Virtual Workshops

With SoundSupports and Inua Group

August 16 & August 17th

Keynote from Dr. Clynita Grafenreed, Centering Students Through Equity

Sessions include:

– Refreshing Tier 1, Dr. Lori Lynass

– Trauma Responsive Classrooms, Dr. Jessica Swain-Bradway

– Equity Focused Inclusion Practices, Dr. Jorge Preciado

And MORE!

Virtual event, sessions available live or recorded for asynchronous viewing. 

Register Today! 

Fall 2022 Early Childhood Leadership Series

Join a cohort of preschool directors and program leaders to learn about program-wide implementation of the Pyramid Model framework! Participants will learn about and use tools for evaluating and developing implementation action plans. Participants will also be able to learn from other programs, bring back problems of practice, and gain familiarity with free tools and resources. 

Learn More and Register Here

WellEducator and IMPROVed Mind- Adult SEL and Improv

During this interactive workshop learn how to apply the tenets and principles of Applied Improvisation to support your wellbeing!  Explore how Applied Improv can support four core SEL competencies: self-awareness, relationship skills, social awareness, and self-management. Activities will include Improv games to teach the Yes, And principle, active listening, teamwork, mindfulness, creativity, and play and how they support educator wellbeing.

Learn More and Register Here

Early Childhood Learning: Building Anti-Racist Learning Spaces

 Join a cohort of early childhood educators and providers for an in-depth study of Don’t Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms. Over eight weeks participants will analyze and critically reflect on   their own teaching, apply anti-bias practices, and engage in self-evaluation. Classes will be conducted over Zoom.

Learn More and Register Here

TIER 1

Your Positive Foundation

Tier 1 Team Training Overview and Readiness - Recorded Resource

Is your Tier 1 Team ready to re-boot your PBIS program? Do you have all the pieces in place to get your PBIS program started?

View this overview to help get ready for an excellent 2022-2023 year of PBIS and Behavior Support!

Who Should Watch? 

Tier 1 Team/members, Administrators, Parents, Educational Assistants: Whether you are just stepping into Tier 1 of PBIS or needing to refresh your established PBIS program, this free webinar will review critical features of Tier 1 readiness to maximize the likelihood your PBIS systems are successful. 

Webinar and Materials freely available HERE!

If your team is interested in Tier 1 Team Training email us at [email protected].

 

MTSS for School Leaders: Investing in the Tiers and Supporting School Staff

A comprehensive Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) fosters the collective efficacy needed to create an effective, resilient, and responsive school community that meets the academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of EACH and EVERY learner.

This series will provide leaders the foundational knowledge to identify steps needed to implement and maintain a comprehensive MTSS.  This professional learning series is designed specifically for administrators.  We will use the Zoom platform to network in real time.  Meetings will be recorded.  Recordings and accompanying materials will be made available on our website for future reference. 

Cost: $250 for full series

Participants: Any administrator at the school or district level implementing PBIS, MTSS, or RTI. Bring your Coach as well! Coaches also welcome

Webinar Dates, 3:30-5pm PT:

9/20/2022
11/29/2022
1/31/2023
4/4/2023
5/29/2023

Tier 1 Team Cohort Training & Year Long Coaching Support

This cohort training model kicks off with a 2.5 day virtual training for any school team wanting to reboot their PBIS program, or for school teams interested in getting started.  This summer event will walk you through core Tier 1 implementation activities and includes team time! 

After the initial training days, our expert coaches will host monthly cohort calls, for your team lead(s) to check in, learn from one another, and get your questions answered.

Who Should Attend? 

Tier 1 Team/members, Administrators, Parents, Educational Assistants: Whether you are just stepping into Tier 1 of PBIS or needing to refresh your PBIS system, this free webinar will help your team get Tier 1 in place!

*Note the monthly coaching calls are designed for 1-2 team leads / members, not the entire team. 

Webinar Dates, Initial Training

  • August 9, 2022- 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT 
  • August 10, 2022 – Supported work time only 9:00 am -11:00 am PT 
  • August 11, 2022- 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm PT 

Webinar Check-Ins, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm PT

  • October 4 
  • November 1 
  • December 6 
  • January 3, 2023 
  • February 7
  • March 7 
  • May 9

In Spring 2023 to honor your dedication, we will be hosting our FIRST ever,  Tier 1 Cohort recognition event at the NWPBIS Conference. All Tier 1 Cohort teams will receive a 10% discount on conference registration and be invited to the Tier 1 Cohort recognition event.

Classroom Basics for the New Teacher

Join us for “micro” PD on some of the tried and true teaching practices. If you are new to the field, or new to your district, these mini-series will help you lean on what works in the classroom. Our masterful trainers have decades of experience supporting general and special education settings and are ready to support you! 

Who Should Attend?

New teachers, teachers with emergency credentials, long term substitute teachers, administrators, mentor teachers (who are supporting new teachers), teachers working at a new grade level, specialists (Music teacher, PE teacher, etc.). 

Webinar Dates

Series 1) Getting Started: Teach, Practice, Reinforce, The Power of Routines, and Classroom Rules 

  • September 27, 2022

  • October 11, 2022 

  • October 25, 2022 

Series 2) Reset for Winter: Relationships and Avoiding Power Struggles, Revisiting Rules and Routines, Dignified Discipline 

  • January 10, 2023 

  • January 24, 2023 

  • February 7, 2023 

Series 3) Spring Booster: “Dosing up” the Structure 

  • April 4, 2023

  • April 18, 2023

  • May 16, 2023

PBIS on the Bus, August Series

How do we extend Tier 1 PBIS onto the bus? School wide behavior expectations shouldn’t stop at the school door, let’s help all students have positive experiences on the bus and know what to expect when they are getting a ride to and from school. Bus drivers have enough to pay attention to while driving! When PBIS Tier 1 expectations are clear on the bus, everyone has a safer ride.

In this two-part workshop, we will review the basics of Tier 1 PBIS on the bus: Prevent problem behaviors, teach expectations, reinforce expected behaviors, and learn response strategies that adults can use to keep everyone safe and moving forward down the road.

Who Should Attend? 

Bus drivers, transportation directors, district leadership, district level coaches, teachers, and anyone else who would be involved in bringing the PBIS program to the buses. 

Webinar Dates, 10:00 am – 11:15 am PT

  • August 16, 2022 from 10-11:15am PT &
  • August 18, 2022 from 10-11:15am PT 

This is a super, two-part workshop to help get ready for a great school year, get on the bus! 

De-escalation, From Prevention to Response

This two-part series is a MUST attend for adults working in education!  Dr. Billie Jo Rodriguez brings her experience as a school psychologist and behavior analyst and breaks down powerful prevention and response strategies.  Part 1 will focus on understanding why escalations occur and how to prevent them. Part 2 will focus on powerful strategies to respond to behavioral escalations. 

 

Who Should Attend

Educators, para-professionals, administrators, PBIS/MTSS coaches, counselors, bus-drivers, family members, and substitute teachers! 

 

Webinar Dates 

  • Two webinars, To Be Determined

 

$500 for the series 

Why are you still doing that? Using the ABCs of behavior to enhance equitable student outcomes

Do you feel frustrated by misbehavior that seems to occur on repeat? Do you want to understand why behaviors happen and how to prevent, replace, and respond to challenging behaviors? If you’re looking to increase equity in your social behavior responses and would like to learn more about WHY behaviors occur, this series is for you. 

Who should attend? 

Educators, including teachers, assistants, administrators and others working with children, will leave each session with practical, hands-on strategies for understanding and improving student (and educator) success.

 

Winter Webinar Series 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm PT

  • January 11, 2023
  • January 25, 2023 
  • February 22, 2023
  • March 8, 2023
  • March 22, 2023

    TIER 2

    Targeted Success!

    Tier 2 Team Series: Overview and Readiness - FREE!

    Tier 2 Teaming Check-In Check-Out: Overview and Readiness with  Dr. Billie Jo Rodriguez

    Are you ready to move into Tier 2 Intervention Implementation? Whether you are just stepping into Tier 2 or needing to update your Tier 2 knowledge, register and receive this free on demand webinar to review critical features of Tier 2 readiness to maximize the likelihood your Tier 2 intervention systems are successful. We will review the foundation of a solid Tier 1 PBIS System as a key aspect of Tier 2 success, and then we will review key features of readiness related to visibility, leadership, political support, funding, training & coaching capacity, and implementation and outcomes evaluations. Additionally, we will do an overview of Check-in Check-out (CICO) as a foundational Tier 2 intervention within PBIS.

    Register to receive the webinar and access to the live Q&A sessions.

    Who Should Attend?  

    Tier 2 Teams/members-Teams should be composed of administrators, teachers, clinicians, support staff, and other stakeholders interested in improving school climate, supporting all students and staff and continuous improvement.

    Watch the webinar on your time and then bring your questions to FREE Q&A, check-in, and readiness discussion with our trainer, Dr. Rodriguez on

    Webinar Dates (Pick one Date to Attend): 

    • August 15, 2022 from 12:30-1:00 PST 
    • August 29, 2022 from 12:30-1:00 PST

    Tier 2 Team Series, Part 1: Check-In Check-Out, Fall Series

    This five-part series will walk school and district Tier 2 PBIS teams through the eleven critical features of a successful Check-in Check-out (CICO) system. We will discuss the rationale for Tier 2 systems, including the reasons CICO is a critical foundational Tier 2 PBIS practice (i.e., it is the most researched efficient and effective intervention for elementary and middle school students, including built in data features for evaluation), ensure participants have a solid understanding of CICO practices and systems (beyond just point cards!), and review common pitfalls and lessons learned from school-based implementers’ experiences. This series will include lots of examples/materials for teams to utilize as templates when creating their own CICO systems. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about critical features, action plan, and bring implementation questions to the series.

    Who Should Attend?  

    Tier 2 Teams/members -Teams should be composed of administrators, teachers, clinicians, support staff, and other stakeholders interested in improving school climate, supporting all students and staff and continuous improvement. 

    This series will be helpful if you are preparing to implement or looking to improve Tier 2 implementation. 

    Webinar Dates, 10:00-11:15 am PT:

    • October 6 & 20
    • November 3 & 17
    • December 1  

    Tier 2 Team Series, Part 2: Small Social Emotional Skill Groups, Winter Series

    This five-part series will walk school and district Tier 2 PBIS teams through the critical features of a successful Tier 2 system. We will discuss the rationale for Tier 2 systems, including how small group social/emotional skills instruction can be an effective Tier 2 PBIS practice, ensure participants have a solid understanding of social skills practices and systems (beyond just direct pull-out teaching), and review common pitfalls and lessons learned from school-based implementers’ experiences. This series will include lots of examples/materials for teams to utilize as templates when creating their own Tier 2 systems. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about critical features, action plan, and bring implementation questions to the series.

    Who Should Attend? 

    Tier 2 Teams/members – Teams should be composed of administrators, teachers, counselors/clinicians, support staff, and other stakeholders interested in improving school climate, and supporting all students, particularly those identified as at-risk, for continuous improvement.

    Webinar Dates, 3:15-4:30 pm PT

    • January 18
    • February 1 & 15
    • March 1 & 15 

    TIER 3

    Intensive Supports

    Functional Behavior Assessment & Behavior Intervention Planning, Fall Series

    Functional Behavior Assessment & Behavior Intervention Planning

    Do you feel frustrated by misbehavior that seems to occur on repeat for individual students that exceeds your Tier 1 and Tier 2 supports? Do you want to understand why behaviors happen and how to prevent, replace, and respond to challenging behaviors? If you’re looking to increase equity in your social behavior responses and would like to learn more about how behavior is communication, this series is for you. We will provide tools, resources, and practices to build your skills. Participants will leave each session with practical, hands-on tools and strategies for conducting FBAs to understand and improve student (and educator) success.

    Who Should Attend? 

    Educators and support staff who are serving in roles to lead teams in both informal and formal functional behavior assessments. Also appropriate for district and school administrators seeking a better understanding of the process to ensure best practices are followed to support students and staff alike. 

    Webinar Dates, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PT: 

    • October 6  & 20 
    • November 3 & 17
    • December 1

    Coaches and Support Staff!

    New Coaches Series, Year Long Support

    Are you new to the role of PBIS coach or would you like to refresh your PBIS skills? This series will support school and district PBIS coaches in developing and refining their skills through regular networking, reviewing tools and strategies to support PBIS implementation, and question and answer time. Coach skills will include data-driven decision making, relationship building, trust building, effective communication, and collaboration skills within PBIS and/or MTSS.

    Who should attend?

    New PBIS/MTSS coaches, or veteran coaches who would benefit from a refresher on the basics, and beyond. This series will also be helpful for veteran coaches working in a new district. 

    Webinar Dates 11:30 am-1:30 pm PT

    • September 12 
    • November 14
    • January 23
    • April 10

    Webinar Dates 12:30 pm- 1:30 pm PT

    • October 17 
    • December 12
    • February 27
    • May 22

    PLEASE Note, the times vary by month: On alternate months, we will meet from 12:30-1:30 or 11:30-1:30. The earlier start time will include veteran, exemplar coaches to share and network around a specific topic.

    Virtual Coaches Network, Year Long Support

    Coaches Network Meetings highlight Year-At-A-Glance (YAAG) activities, share collective resources & examples, as well as timely reminders for evaluation. We discuss both school and district implementation activities and coaching. We will use breakout rooms this year to allow for regional and/or topical conversations and networking.

    Join us as we build positive relationships across the region, and share how we can individually, and collectively work smarter!

    Who Should Attend? 

    Any district, or school-based PBIS/MTSS coach, administrator, or team lead.  

    Cost: FREE!

    Webinar Dates 11:30 am-12:30 pm PT

    • September 12 
    • November 14
    • January 23
    • April 10

     

    SWIS Community of Practice- FREE!

    New Community of Practice! -Free!

    PBIS Applications and NWPBIS are excited to announce the launch of a brand new facilitator community of practice for the Pacific Northwest! This community of practice aims to provide a supportive space for SWIS Suite facilitators to receive support, discuss challenges, and brainstorm shared solutions. The CoP is an excellent opportunity to learn from talented people across the PNW facilitator community. 

    We are looking forward to discussion topics such as continuous improvement, coaching, data-based decision-making, and resources for facilitator support. Hearing stories from other facilitators will provide thought provoking conversations and provide inspiration for new ways of tackling everyday challenges! 

    Who Should Attend?

    We invite our new and experienced SWIS Suite facilitators to join this new community of practice and together we can expand our knowledge to help support each other. Facilitators from the PacNW and beyond are all welcome!

    Webinar Dates, (Time TBD):

    • September 13
    • November 1
    • December 6

    Did you know?

    The Oregon Educator Network maintains a calendar of professional development opportunities all over Oregon?