ESSA Summer Institute has ended
A reminder to complete the ESSA June Institute EVALUATION for both Day 1 and Day 2!

Welcome to the first annual June Institute for Schools at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines Iowa!  

We hope you find what you need across this 3-day event focused on supports in the areas of literacy, mathematics, social-emotional-behavioral well-being and mental health, subgroups, and culture/climate! This site is for all attendees to have access to presenters and session materials.  This is not where you register.    

Please note that registration must be completed within the AEA Registration System, and that special sessions are pre-registration only. Registration links for the Conference and Special Sessions are located HERE.

*General Sessions, as well as session descriptions may change; additional general sessions may be added.  Session materials will be posted prior to the conference.  

Pre-Conference PDF Agenda
General Conference PDF Agenda
Back To Schedule
Thursday, June 13 • 1:00pm - 4:15pm
Implementing PBIS in High Schools - DAY 1

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Feedback form is now closed.

This four-part workshop focuses on implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in High Schools and is geared toward district and building leadership teams that are establishing a multi-tiered system to create a positive learning environment and promote student social, emotional and behavioral health. Recommended team members include district and building administrators or administrative designees, and team members who are representative of their school buildings. Participants will learn core features of PBIS and how the context of high schools impacts the development and implementation of systems and practices.  Content will appeal to both new and existing teams implementing PBIS in high schools.  Participants are requested to bring the following data to be used for action planning during sessions, if available:  School-wide (SW) Behavior Matrix, SW Discipline Data report, TFI, SAS, S-SAMI and D-SAMI results.  

June 13th will include Parts 1 and 2 of the 4 part series.
Part 1: Using Data to Tackle Common Concerns in High School
  • Review the rationale for using data to ‘first’ identify and define problems and then to develop solutions that consider local context.
  • Practice using data (bring your school-wide discipline data if available) to develop precision statements that clearly define common behavior concerns
  • Begin the development of a comprehensive solution plan that targets behaviors specific to your school
Take away/activity: Precision statement and preliminary solution plan to address identified problem behavior in your school (district).

Part 2: Power of The Matrix: Bringing it All Together 
  • Understand the features of a well-designed behavior matrix
  • Identify initiatives and interventions currently implemented in your school and identify key components of each
  • Explore ways to reorganize/develop your behavior matrix to serve as a tool for aligning multiple initiatives. 
Take away/activity: Brief Resource Map, Sample Matrix template that includes examples of rules, behaviors that represent various initiatives, Tier 1 Crosswalk document


Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D.

Co-Director, Center for Social Behavior Support, Old Dominion University
Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D,  is the Co-Director of the Center for Social Behavior Support at Old Dominion University. Dr. Hershfeldt as an Implementer Partner with the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). In her role with the... Read More →

Thursday June 13, 2019 1:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
  SEBMH, 9-12
  • Conference Type Special Session
  • Session Type Professional Learning

Attendees (3)