2018 Agenda

PBISaz Awards Ceremony Check in

PBISaz Awards Breakfast

Room: Sonoran Ballroom

Statewide PBISaz Awards program for invited award recipients.

Family Member Breakfast

Room: Library

A meet and greet for family members and anyone interested in improving family partnerships.

BET-C Registration
Continental Breakfast
Partnership Lounge Open – Visit our exhibitors!

Opening Remarks and 1st Raffle

Room: Black Canyon Ballroom

Josh Meibos, 2018 AZ Teacher of the Year

Keynote

What Does It Take to Sustain Effective Practices in Schools?

Room: Black Canyon Ballroom

Why does it seem so hard to sustain school initiatives? When initial funding for training ends or champions move on, how do we keep systems like PBIS strong in our buildings? This talk will provide the latest research findings and practical strategies to overcome common barriers to sustaining effective school initiatives.

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Kent McIntosh, PhD, University of Oregon

Kent McIntosh, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Oregon’s College of Education. His current research focuses on implementation and sustainability of school-based interventions, reducing discipline disparities, and integrated academic and behavior support. He is lead author of over 50 publications and principal or co-investigator of over $20 million in federal grant funding. He is Co-Investigator on the OSEP National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS and lead of the Center’s Disproportionality Workgroup. He has also worked as a school psychologist, teacher trainer, and teacher in both general and special education.

Break
Partnership Lounge: Visit our exhibitors!

Breakout Session #1

PBIS In the Classroom

Room: Library

PBIS is a systematic approach to creating environments for teaching and learning that are predictable, consistent, positive, equitable, and safe. PBIS Tier I, the “universal tier,” is school-wide and impacts all students and staff. Teachers new to this model often want to know if they’ll need to make changes within their classrooms and if so, what will those changes be. Similarly, parents of children attending PBIS schools want to know in what ways it impacts the day-to-day classroom experience. This session will focus specifically on what PBIS looks like in classroom.

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Dale Parcell, KOI Education

Dale’s career in public education includes over 20 years as a high school Spanish teacher and an additional four years as a high school Director of Guidance and Counseling. Next, he became Deputy Associate Superintendent for School Improvement at the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) where he coordinated the development and implementation of Solutions Teams for Underperforming Schools as mandated by Proposition 301. He left ADE to become Director of P-20 Partnerships in the Applied Learning Technologies Institute at Arizona State University. There, he coordinated an outreach program targeting middle school-aged migrant youth, and also assisted with Behavior Education Research and Technology (BERT) initiative. BERT provided PBIS training and follow-up support to schools across Arizona. His next position was Director of Curriculum and Instruction for a K-8 school district in Phoenix.

Dale now resides in Tucson and is a Learning Systems Facilitator and Coach for KOI Education, working with schools in Arizona and Alaska. He provides PBIS training and follow-up coaching to help ensure fidelity of implementation.

PBIS: From Behind the Wheel of a School Bus

Room: Coyote

Those working in transportation can often feel like a third-party provider instead of a part of the school district. This session follow’s one district’s experience with integrating PBIS as a transportation department, rounding out a district-wide implementation. With the Positive Bus Safety System (PBSS), Transportation can become a collaborator, instead of a third wheel. The presenters, including a Transportation Director, will discuss the challenges and the successes of this exciting PBIS work to date. Future directions will also be examined.

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Eric Kissel, Laveen Elementary School District

Eric Kissel was recognized as the Special Transportation Person of the Year by the Arizona Association for Pupil Transportation. He came from commercial trucking to the school bus industry 15 years ago. He is currently the Director of Transportation for Laveen Elementary School District.

Joe Roselle, PhD, Laveen Elementary School District

Dr. Joe Roselle has 20 years of educational experience working in Title I schools in the Phoenix metro area. Of those 20 years, 12 were spent as a principal. Currently, Dr. Roselle overseas district-wide PBIS implementation in the Laveen School District.

Igniting STEAM on Your Campus

Room: Desert Sky

Participants will learn about the processes and structures that influenced Mountain View School’s Steam Initiative that they can use to create a STEAM initiative/program on their campus. In addition, participants will engage in personalized learning opportunities by using the engineering design process.

Session Presentation
The Engineering Design Process

Gail Miller, Mountain View Elementary School

Gail was a teacher for 9 years, instructional coach for 5, and has been an administrator for 8. Gail has a B.S. from GCU, an M.Ed in Elementary Ed. from ASU and an M.Ed in Educational Leadership from NAU. In six years at Mountain View Elementary, She been driving a STEAM initiative promoting college & career readiness.

Laura Lori Miller, Dysart Unified School District

Lori Miller has been in education for fourteen years. As an educator it has been her privilege to work within K-8 classrooms. Lori served in several leadership roles on campus to support our staff professionally, most recently as the Innovation Ambassador, providing professional development focused on school/district plans and initiatives.

Innovative Safety Strategies: Meeting Students’ Needs

Room: Boulder

This breakout session will include discussion of how an MTSS framework can be used to ensure that students’ needs are met, improving the safety of the school. It will include a discussion about the research literature on the benefits of a positive school climate as well as illustrate interventions to improve school climate. An exemplar district will share specific practices and programs for students with additional needs including a preventative threat assessment program.

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Cindy Ruich, Ed.D., Marana Unified District.

Dr. Ruich has been a teacher, a counselor and an Assistant Principal and has been in schools with PBIS for over a decade. She currently holds the position of Director of Student Services and coordinates two innovative school prevention grants.

Melissa Hall

Creating LGBTQ-Inclusive K-12 Schools

Room: Joshua Tree

In this interactive and learner-centered workshop, participants will discover why it is important to create safe and affirming learning environments for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression, and how to create LGBTQ-inclusive K-12 schools by exploring evidence-based solutions. Participants will leave with a set of concrete next steps for their school community.

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Madelaine Adelman, PhD, Arizona State University, GLSEN Phoenix

Madelaine Adelman is professor of Justice & Social Inquiry, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University, author of Battering States: The Politics of Domestic Violence in Israel (2016), and co-editor of Jerusalem: Conflict & Cooperation in a Contested City (2014). She co-founded GLSEN Phoenix and is a member of GLSEN’s National Board of Directors.

Kent McIntosh, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Oregon’s College of Education. His current research focuses on implementation and sustainability of school-based interventions, reducing discipline disparities, and integrated academic and behavior support. He is lead author of over 50 publications and principal or co-investigator of over $20 million in federal grant funding. He is Co-Investigator on the OSEP National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS and lead of the Center’s Disproportionality Workgroup. He has also worked as a school psychologist, teacher trainer, and teacher in both general and special education.

Implicit Bias in School Discipline Decisions: Strategies to Enhance Equity

Room: Sonoran Ballroom

Disproportionality in school discipline (e.g., by race) is a common and important problem to address, but many efforts to reduce it have not been effective. However, there are some promising strategies for reducing disproportionality within a PBIS framework. This session will describe a 5-point intervention approach to achieve equity in school discipline. Attendees will learn about implicit bias and practical strategies to minimize its effects on discipline decisions and enhance the cultural responsiveness of school systems.

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Kent McIntosh, PhD, University of Oregon

Kent McIntosh, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Oregon’s College of Education. His current research focuses on implementation and sustainability of school-based interventions, reducing discipline disparities, and integrated academic and behavior support. He is lead author of over 50 publications and principal or co-investigator of over $20 million in federal grant funding. He is Co-Investigator on the OSEP National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS and lead of the Center’s Disproportionality Workgroup. He has also worked as a school psychologist, teacher trainer, and teacher in both general and special education.

Improving Family Partnerships through MTSS

Room: Horseshoe

Successfully engaging family and community members in authentic, impactful partnerships is important for many reasons. This fast-paced, hands-on session will illustrate how systems, data and practices can be used to efficiently assess, implement and/or improve your family/community partnerships. Framework and tools provided will make it easy to get started today!

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Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA, Affecting Behavior Change Inc.

Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA is a National Consultant affiliated with the University of Kansas SWIFT Center, KOI-Education and Affecting Behavior Change Inc. supporting schools, districts, counties and states across the US. Kimberli trains and coaches MTSS, with a focus on Positive Behavior Supports. Publications highlight family-driven, Tier 2, Tier 3, and system-wide implementation, including the Guilford Press 2017 “Check-In, Check-Out” video.

“A Day in the Life”: using theater as a Educational tool for Sex Trafficking prevention

Room: Gold Dust

A Day in the Life by Katie Cappiello reveals the truth about sex trafficking and the impact of “pimp and ho” culture on lives of young people. Journey into lives of six teens whose paths have been forever changed by commercial sexual exploitation. During the workshop, conference attendees will see a production of “A Day in the Life”. The performance will be followed by a “talk-back” with the student actors, director, and social worker who all worked on the production. The workshop will cover using theater in an educational setting as a discussion starter, and instrument for school culture change, and a prevention tool. Please note that this session will discuss difficult topics, which may trigger memories and/or emotions for some people.

Deborah Lindley, South Mountain High School

Deborah Lindley, LCSW, is the social worker at South Mountain High School and has been for the past 20 years. She has an MSW from Loyola University in Chicago and an MC from Arizona State University. Since 2016, she and Bronwyn Lyons have been using theater to educate their school community on culturally relevant, yet difficult topics to discuss.

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, Arizona State University and the Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research

Dr. Roe-Sepowitz is a clinical social worker and professor at the ASU School of Social Work. Dominique actively develops and conducts innovative research on sex trafficking including studies exploring assisting victims successfully exit trafficking situations, developing tools to identify patterns of sex trafficking, understanding sex buyers, and analyzing behaviors of sex traffickers.

Don’t just Lead, Create a Movement! Speak Up; Stand Up, Save a Life!

Room: Echo Canyon

In Arizona, much like the rest of the country, student deaths from suicide have increased exponentially and many youth related deaths have found to be preventable if only people had the tools to make a difference. Lily DeBlieux and Gina Godbehere, alumni from Leadership West, harnessed the power of a community that came together to create a movement with the inaugural Speak Up, Stand Up and Save a Life Conference held in January 2017 with 1,200 people participating. On January 22, 2019, 5,000 are expected to gather at the Grand Canyon University arena to continue the momentum of inspiring more than 380,000 students to speak up, stand up and save lives. Learn the tools to success and see how you can be part of this vital conference and movement.

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Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux

Dr. Lily Matos DeBlieux was born in New York, N.Y. and her family moved to Isabela, Puerto Rico where she completed high school and college. Dr. DeBlieux was appointed as the first bi-lingual, Latina superintendent of the Pendergast School District in Arizona in May 2014. She feels privileged to work in an environment with dedicated individuals and a Governing Board that supports “empowering excellence and success.” Lily is active in many community organizations and co-founded the Speak Up, Stand Up, Save a Life conference, the first of its kind in the state, to eradicate the stigma and consequences of bullying and to prevent teen suicide. Lily is widely respected for her passion, dedication and commitment to always acting in the best interest of students. She has been honored as the Non-Profit Leader of the Year, West Valley Woman of the Year and ALAS National Latina Superintendent of the Year, and Phoenix Business Journal’s Most Admired Leader among other accolades.

Rebecca Coda

Rebecca Coda, is currently a K-6 Director of Curriculum & Instruction in Cabot, Arkansas. She is the founder of Digital Native Network, co-founder of Pushing Boundaries Educational Consulting, and Co-author of Let Them Speak: How Student Voice Can Transform Your School & Escaping the School Leader’s Dunk Tank with Dr. Rick Jetter. Rebecca a social justice warrior and advocate of student voice and equity. She is the mother of three children of trauma adopted from the foster system. Her strongest desire is to unite together to ensure that all students live a life of happiness and hope.

Gina Godbehere, Esq.

Gina Godbehere is a Bureau Chief in the Community Based Prosecution Division of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. She has over two decades of experience as a trial attorney and supervisor. She has served in a wide variety of bureaus, including Pretrial, Juvenile, Gang, and the Repeat Offender Unit, during which she has tried every type of felony case including first degree premeditated murder. Throughout her twenty years of service with MCAO, Gina has played an integral role in developing the first Juvenile Drug Court, in implementing the Juvenile Transfer Offender Program, and is the Co-Author and Creator of the Ultimate Trial Research Notebook used by prosecution agencies throughout Arizona. Gina is Maricopa County’s designated Bias Crimes Prosecutor, and she actively trains prosecutors and law enforcement officers throughout the state. Gina is the co-founder of the Speak Up,Stand Up, Save a Life Movement. Gina received a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies and a Juris Doctorate degree from Arizona State College of Law in 1995. She has received many accolades including the Leadership West Alumnus of the Year, and National Association of Counties Award Winner among others for her outstanding leadership and community service.

How Healthy is Your PBIS? Are You Implementing with Fidelity?**

Room: Flagstone

This session will be a review of best practices when implementing PBIS in schools including an overview of data collection, systems support and practices. Participants will assess their own PBIS programs and be led through the cycle of planning, implementation, assessment and program adjustment through all three tiers. Importance of fidelity measures and continuous data based decision making will be stressed.

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Birgit Lurie NCSP, BCBA, KOI-Education

School psychologist/ Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Nationally Certified School psychologist with 30 years experience in schools as a school psychologist. Board Certified Behavior Analyst supporting PBIS in private and public school settings in the US and abroad. Specializing in Tier 3 implementation and teacher training through KOI Education. Expertise in Autism and teaching strategies effective with individuals diagnosed with ASD.

Restorative Practices and PBIS-REPEATED SESSION

Room: Arizona

Restorative Practices (RP) are strategies designed to help students better understand their behavior, how it impacts themselves and others, and ultimately to use that self- and social awareness to repair damage caused to relationships as a result of inappropriate behavior. RP aim to transform how students and adults interact with one another. This session will introduce RP as part of a Multi-Tier System of Support with a focus on Tier 1 practices. Participants will learn several Tier 1 practices by actively engaging in these activities. The alignment and integration with PBIS/MTSS will be discussed.

Daniel Farrell, PhD, Buffalo Public Schools

Dr. Daniel Farrell earned his MS, CAGS in School Psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005, and his Doctorate in School Psychology from Argosy University Phoenix in 2016. Dr. Farrell began his career in the Phoenix area. He is now a School Psychologist in the Buffalo Public Schools in New York State. He currently provides professional development for schools and staff in MTSS, Restorative Practices, Trauma Informed Approaches and Mindfulness in the classroom.

Networking Lunch and Second Raffle

Breakout Session #2

Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management

Room: Arizona

This session introduces participants to the components of school-based behavioral threat assessment protocol, a concept originally put forth by the U.S. Secret Service Safe Schools Initiative and endorsed recently in their publication Enhancing School Safety Using a Threat Assessment Model. Participants will learn about effective characteristics of threat assessment and management protocols for consideration when forming their own approach and team. These practices have been used successfully for over a decade in some Arizona schools.

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Gina Durbin, M.A., Cave Creek Unified District

Ms. Durbin has over 30 years experience in education, most recently overseeing preschool programs, before and after school care programs, enrichment programs, prevention/education programs and special projects for Cave Creek Unified. She has a particular interest in health, wellness, prevention and leads the district’s Crisis Plan and Threat Management Assessment teams. Ms. Durbin also facilitates the Maricopa County Prevention Collaboration and is an Education Consultant in the areas of threat assessment, peer mediation, and emergency operations planning.

Jean Ajamie, PBISaz

Ms Ajamie’s passion is using data and partnerships to drive development of safe, healthy, and supportive environments for children and youth. She currently leads PBISaz, the statewide network for PBIS, and is an associate with the research and evaluation firm PEDLS. Her 25 years experience includes being the first Director of the Office of School Safety and Prevention at the state department of education, where she developed a data infrastructure for health and safety and promoted the use of evidence-based prevention programs as the primary means to safe schools.

Cultivating Positive Student-Teacher Relationships through PBIS

Room: Coyote

Student-teacher relationships is an important and sometimes overlooked aspect of education. Some teachers have a knack for building positive relationships with all of their students, and others chalk up a weak relationship to poor goodness of fit. But is building positive relationships an art, or a teachable skill? This presentation will provide a range of concrete strategies for teachers to use with their students on a daily basis.

Kent McIntosh, PhD, University of Oregon

Kent McIntosh, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Oregon’s College of Education. His current research focuses on implementation and sustainability of school-based interventions, reducing discipline disparities, and integrated academic and behavior support. He is lead author of over 50 publications and principal or co-investigator of over $20 million in federal grant funding. He is Co-Investigator on the OSEP National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS and lead of the Center’s Disproportionality Workgroup. He has also worked as a school psychologist, teacher trainer, and teacher in both general and special education.

Why do the Smartest Kids do the Dumbest Stuff?

Room: Joshua Tree

Why do smart kids make questionable decisions? Critical thinking isn’t just about skills. Critical thinking requires both skills and dispositions. What makes teaching critical thinking even more difficult is the fact that critical thinking dispositions are context dependent! Learn easy-to-apply strategies today that will engage students in your classroom while developing both critical thinking skills and dispositions.

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Colin Seale, thinkLaw

Colin began his educational career in a specialized high school, despite his underprivileged background, which made him an exception to a painfully unjust system. While teaching, working at Nevada’s largest child welfare agency, and representing children in foster care, Colin dreamed of a world where stories like his were no longer the exception. Colin created thinkLaw to give all students access to game-changing critical thinking education.

A Brain Based Approach to the Emotional Management of Children

Room: Desert Sky

Gifted and non-gifted children who display asynchronous development behaviors may not respond to traditional forms of behavior management. The effective interventions assist the child to recover thinking control over their emotional dysregulation. Behavioral intervention concepts specifically focused on include: Priming, Previewing, Pre-empting, Disengagement, and Re-engagement. Practical explanations for imposing structure, consistency, and routine also will be discussed.

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Paul Beljan, MP, PsyD, ABPdN, ABN

Paul Beljan is a private practice pediatric neuropsychologist at Beljan Psychological Services. The Arizona Psychological Association selected Dr. Beljan for the Distinguished Contribution to the Practice of Psychology Award in 2016. Dr. Beljan served on the Arizona Board of Psychological Examiners. He holds child and adult diplomate certifications with the American Board of Pediatric Neuropsychology (ABPdN) and the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology (ABN).

Why Do They Do That? A closer look at adolescence, brain development, decision making and communication

Room: Boulder

The goal of this training is to increase participants’ knowledge of the developmental process of adolescence and use this knowledge to communicate more effectively with teens. Discussion will help develop a better understanding of adolescents’ physical, social, emotional, cognitive and brain development, what motivates adolescents to behave in various ways, and how to improve their decision making. And, we will discuss techniques that either build or hinder communication.

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Debi B Neat, M.Ed., KOI Education

Debi Neat, M.Ed., has recently retired after 34 years as an educator and as a coordinator/trainer of prevention and intervention programs. Currently, Debi is an independent educational consultant providing training in school safety and prevention, trauma informed schools and threat assessment; a FEMA trainer; a Certified Adolescent Health Trainer and as PBIS Learning Systems Facilitator, Coach for KOI Education.

PBISaz Ignite Talks

Room: Sonoran Ballroom

Our Ignite Talks challenge 8 leaders to share their enthusiasm and appraisal of the impact of PBIS in their district in 5-minutes with 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds. Once the clock starts – it doesn’t stop. A Q&A session will follow so you can ask about data, outcomes, scaling up or sustaining PBIS in your district or school.

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Melanie Block, Union Elementary School District

Daniel Gulchak, PhD, Statewide PBISaz Advisory Council

PBISaz has been Arizona’s statewide PBIS network for over 15 years and is lead by an Advisory Council of your colleagues. We are the official Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) network for AZ. PBISaz is credited with building PBIS leadership, capacity and visibility throughout our state, in part, by sponsoring the PBISaz Achievement Awards, PBISaz Film Festival, PBISaz Ignite Talks, PBISaz Breakfast Club and PBISaz.org website.

Toby Haugen, Florence High School

Toby Haugen earned his BA in Music Education from the University of North Dakota and began his teaching career with the Florence Unified School District. After completing his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Norther Arizona University, he has been an assistant principal at the high school level, a K-8 Principal, and is currently the principal of Florence High School.

Brett Humphrey, Laveen Elementary School District

JoAnne Kjelstrom, Marana Unified School District

LeiLani Scott, Mesa Public Schools

Being future ready; Innovation in the Age of the Unknown

Room: Echo Canyon

We live in an age of the unknown. The fourth industrial revolution is upon us. Being future-ready or prepared with global-readiness is no longer enough to prepare for the unknown. The reality is that the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency, & augmented reality are already here. There is a gap between education and industry that is getting wider and wider by the nano-second. In this session we will identify the key global initiatives that are upon us, the key aptitudes needed to be successful in the future all within a framework that will provide an entry point for every stakeholder. With 700 new apps released per day, it is a daunting task to sift through what really matters and what really works within education. What matters most is that we unite and lead full speed ahead!

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Rebecca Coda, Cabot Public Schools

Rebecca Coda, is currently a K-6 Director of Curriculum & Instruction in Cabot, Arkansas. She is the founder of Digital Native Network, co-founder of Pushing Boundaries Educational Consulting, and Co-author of Let Them Speak: How Student Voice Can Transform Your School & Escaping the School Leader’s Dunk Tank with Dr. Rick Jetter. Rebecca a social justice warrior and advocate of student voice and equity. She is the mother of three children of trauma adopted from the foster system. Her strongest desire is to unite together to ensure that all students live a life of happiness and hope.

Affecting Adult Behavior Change

Room: Horseshoe

Schools seeking to implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and other initiatives, often report struggling with ‘staff/family buy-in’ and ‘implementation fidelity’. This session will help to demystify root causes of those challenges while providing a framework for understanding, and intervening on, adult behavior in order to improve outcomes for all.

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Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA, Affecting Behavior Change Inc.

Kimberli Breen, MS, CAS, MA is a National Consultant affiliated with the University of Kansas SWIFT Center, KOI-Education and Affecting Behavior Change Inc. supporting schools, districts, counties and states across the US. Kimberli trains and coaches MTSS, with a focus on Positive Behavior Supports. Publications highlight family-driven, Tier 2, Tier 3, and system-wide implementation, including the 2017 “Check-In, Check-Out” video.

Introduction to Creating a Trauma Informed School

Room: Gold Dust

Childhood trauma can impact the ability of a youth to thrive at home, school and in the community. Understanding the impact of trauma provides the greatest potential to help youth prosper in a positive environment. This presentation will focus on strategic steps a school can take to begin the process of becoming a trauma sensitive environment and identifying resources and support to help in this journey.

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Erica Chavez MA, LAC, Touchstone Health Services

Erica Chavez has worked at Touchstone since 2006 and prior to becoming director, she held a variety of roles including therapeutic counselor, prevention specialist, and manager. She has extensive experience partnering and working in collaboration with schools and communities. She has a BA in Psychology, a MA in Community Counseling, is a Licensed Associate Counselor, and is a trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid.

Lydia Cossio, Touchstone Health Services

Lydia Cossio is the Assistant Director of Prevention for Touchstone. After years of state services, she started focusing her work with preventative services in the west valley. She continues to work toward expanding her role and the preventative care Touchstone provides to all areas of the valley and building out a health promotion department within Touchstone to bring additional evidence based preventative care to youth and families.

Using Technology to Deliver Positive Reinforcement and Build Relationships

Room: Library

In this interactive session, you will experience the schoolwide portability and ease-of-use of PBIS Rewards. We will show you the power and time-saving potential of a digital PBIS management solution. Our robust feature set includes a suite of PBIS Apps, web-based portal, feature-rich data, Advanced Referral System, Check-In/Check-Out(CICO), and Teacher Rewards. PBIS Rewards is a schoolwide tool to build positive relationships with your students.

Pat Heck, PBIS Rewards

Pat is fanatical about bringing together great teams to do great things that are meaningful. He loves solving problems, helping others, and thinks best when standing in front of a whiteboard. He has been with PBIS Rewards since it started as an idea to help a middle school solve a PBIS data management problem.

So You Want to Implement a Maker-space, Now What?

Room: Flagstone

Our mission includes utilizing innovative educational practices. In our session, I will take you through the encouraging excitement, as well as the pitfalls we have meandered through in our short time as a STEAM focused school working to implement project-based learning while “making” an impression on students.

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Chris Hamlin, Queen Creek USD

Current campus leader of “Lead out Loud” at Queen Creek Elementary in the Queen Creek Unified School District, Chris previously served for 13 years as an educator in Gilbert Public schools.   Chris has enjoyed engaging students of many ages in learning. This includes teaching the 3rd, 4th, and 6th grades, as well as creating a 21st century media center experience as the Innovation Coordinator of Quartz Hill Elementary.  Recently, he was honored by his colleagues as the Teacher of the Year in this position due to his passion to include all students in the STEAM initiative. As of 2016, Chris also completed his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and eagerly awaits the unique challenges this will bring to him.

Break
Partnership Lounge: Visit our exhibitors!

Breakout Session #3

Increasing Family Engagement in Tiered Intervention Systems: The Positive Family Support Program

Room: Coyote

The Positive Family Support program (PFS) is an evidence-based intervention program that offers schools a feasible and highly adaptable approach that increases family-school engagement and positive working relationships between caregivers and schools. PFS enhances school’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), such as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS), by adding a family component at each level of intervention.

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Marianne Fillhouer, M.A., Ed.S., Arizona State University

Marianne Fillhouer is the Implementation Coordinator for the Positive Family Support Intervention at Arizona State University – REACH Institute. Ms. Fillhouer is a licensed school psychologist with over 15 years of experience working in public schools. She has specific expertise in MTSS models, family-school partnerships, and educational equity. Additionally, she is a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional through IATP.

Social Emotional Learning through a Prevention and Intervention Lens

Room: Joshua Tree

Is your district searching for ways to provide social emotional learning (SEL) resources for students and adults, even before intervention is needed? Join this session to take a deeper dive into Social Emotional Learning from a prevention and intervention lens. Explore online strategies, tools and modules, for adults and students, around areas such as Restorative Justice, Healthy Communication, Substance Abuse and many more for grades 3-12. Participants will also look at possible data outlets to inform schools and help campaign for positive campus behavior. Vendor Session

Misty Blackmon, Odysseyware

Misty Blackmon’s professional education journey began over 16 years ago and has allowed her to participate in learning opportunities – as a teacher, mentor, college professor, and professional development consultant – for public, charter, alternative, private, and Christian schools nationwide.

Introduction to Mindfulness

Room: Sonoran Ballroom

Join Sheri to learn about mindfulness as an effective approach to promote healthy relationships and well-being. A discussion and engaging activities will be offered to illustrate the application of mindfulness in the workplace and personal life. Take-away evidence-based strategies as tools to add to your toolbox. Discover how mindfulness can be used to navigate challenging situations.

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Sheri S. Dollin, M.Ed.

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Sheri S. Dollin, M.Ed., is an educational consultant and mindfulness trainer with experience teaching, training, developing programs and creating innovative materials related to inclusion, disabilities, autism, and parenting. She also provides statewide training for the Association for Supportive Child Care and is the co-author of the FRIEND Program. Sheri helps people find solutions that open them up to a new way of defining what success and the future can look like.

Tier I Success: Florence High School can DIG IT, so can your school

Room: Boulder

Learn how Florence High School took a tired and old fashioned Tier I framework that didn’t have a lot of student or teacher buy in, and transformed it into one in which all students and teachers love and participate. FHS leveraged mobile apps to engage students and staff in the reinforcement process and drive data collection.

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Toby Haugen, Florence High School

Toby Haugen earned his BA in Music Education from the University of North Dakota and began his teaching career with the Florence Unified School District. After completing his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Norther Arizona University, he has been an assistant principal at the high school level, a K-8 Principal, and is currently the principal of Florence High School.

2019 PBISaz Awards: How to Apply, Win and Go for Gold!

Room: Flagstone

Whether you are a regular PBISaz Award Winner or want to apply for the first time, come learn about the 2018/2019 criteria. This session will provide a tutorial on the requirements for Merit, Bronze, Silver and Gold award levels and answer questions about using PBISapps fidelity surveys and submitting ODR data graphs that show students outcomes from your PBIS system. Details at PBISaz.org/awards.

Dorothy Watkins, Washington Elementary School District

Creating a Kindergarten to Career STEM Pipeline

Room: Desert Sky

The STEM gap is real. We will never close the gap unless we engage our entire community in finding a solution. Steps that are necessary to engage your community include inventorying all STEM programs and resources available to students and creating a role for every stakeholder. This breakout session identifies steps in shifting from the us and you approach to STEM education to the we approach to STEM education.

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Joe Roselle, PhD, Laveen Elementary School District

Dr. Roselle has 20 years of educational experience working in Title I schools in Phoenix. In addition to being a principal for 12 years and a Community Outreach Coordinator for 2 years, he advocates to advance education in Arizona by facilitating a PBIS PLC and a STEM PLC.

Restorative Practices and PBIS-REPEATED SESSION

Room: Arizona

Restorative Practices (RP) are strategies designed to help students better understand their behavior, how it impacts themselves and others, and ultimately to use that self- and social awareness to repair damage caused to relationships as a result of inappropriate behavior. RP aim to transform how students and adults interact with one another. This session will introduce RP as part of a Multi-Tier System of Support with a focus on Tier 1 practices. Participants will learn several Tier 1 practices by actively engaging in these activities. The alignment and integration with PBIS/MTSS will be discussed.

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Daniel Farrell, PhD, Buffalo Public Schools

Dr. Daniel Farrell earned his MS, CAGS in School Psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2005, and his Doctorate in School Psychology from Argosy University Phoenix in 2016. Dr. Farrell began his career in the Phoenix area. He is now a School Psychologist in the Buffalo Public Schools in New York State. He currently provides professional development for schools and staff in MTSS, Restorative Practices, Trauma Informed Approaches and Mindfulness in the classroom.

Early Childhood PBIS**

Room: Horseshoe

The Pyramid Model is a positive behavioral intervention and support (PBIS) framework that uses systems-thinking and implementation science to promote evidence-based practices. The The Pyramid Model focuses on Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children to help early educators build skills for supporting nurturing and responsive caregiving, create learning environments, provide targeted social-emotional skills, and support children with challenging behavior. The model focuses on training early childhood sites on all tiers of PBIS as well as individual coaching for teachers using the practice-based coaching framework.

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Korina Callahan, MEd, BCBA, Kaibab Behavioral Services

Korina Callahan is the Partner for Early Intervention and Positive Behavior Supports with a focus on Coconino County at Kaibab Behavioral Services. She has a background in teaching students with special needs and coaching Positive Behavior Intervention Supports in pre-school through secondary education. Korina currently serves as a member of Flagstaff Leadership Program. Korina received her Master’s in Education from Grand Canyon University and Applied Behavior Analysis certificate from Arizona State University. She is an Arizona licensed behavior analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her passions focus on training, coaching, evaluation, and sustainability of multi-tiered systems of behavior support, specifically in early childhood.

Julie Hardy, M.Ed, BCBA, Kaibab Behavioral Services

Julie Hardy is the Partner for Early Intervention and Positive Behavior Supports with a focus on Yavapai County at Kaibab Behavioral Services. She has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 1999, becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2010. She has provided behavior-analytic services to individuals of all ages with a wide variety of disabilities and special educational needs in both home and school settings throughout the state of Arizona. Julie is an Arizona Licensed Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University, and she completed her Behavior Analysis coursework through the University of North Texas. Julie recently relocated to north-central Arizona, and is excited to expand access to Early Intervention and Positive Behavior Supports in Yavapai County

Show Me the Money: Allocating Funds for Improving School Climate

Room: Echo Canyon

Arizona schools are supporting students by developing safe and supportive school climates and providing select and targeted interventions based on student need. Hear from a panel of district and state leaders who have made PBIS/MTSS a priority in their schools, and learn how districts are putting durable systems in place by leveraging various federal, state and local funding streams.

Joni Cesario, Buckeye Elementary District

Shannon Cronn, Scottsdale Unified District

Diane Wray, Phoenix Elementary District

Rebecca Astorga, Arizona Department of Education

PBISaz Film Festival Reception – Host: Matt Abney

Room: Black Canyon Ballroom

Hosted beer and wine reception and the PBISaz Film Festival

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Sessions with (**) are eligible for BCBA credit.