2020 Agenda

Day 1: October 28th

Welcome to Day 1!

Opening Remarks

Gregory J. Benner, Ph.D.

Helen and Pat O’Sullivan Professor, University of Alabama

Practical Trauma-Responsive Social and Emotional Learning Strategies for the Classroom

The purpose of this presentation is to build your capacity to integrate and infuse trauma-sensitive social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies into your classroom. Strategies for building youth social and emotional learning competencies while maintaining an engaging classroom learning environment will be demonstrated. Techniques for ending power struggles and responding effectively to disruptive behavior will be modeled. Simple ways to differentiate classroom behavioral support based on youth behavioral need will be shown.

About Gregory J. Benner, Ph.D.

Gregory J. Benner, Ph.D.

Dr. Benner has a knack for grassroots collective impact—getting whole communities including families, child welfare, mental health, and schools on the same page to meet needs of the whole child. In February 2018, he received the Presidents’ Award from the Northwest PBIS Network for his outstanding leadership of social and emotional learning and PBIS. He is co-founder of the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative and led implementation efforts for the six years of this transformative effort. He also served as Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Strong Schools at the University of Washington – Tacoma.

Day 1 (Oct 28) Choice A

Dawn Baumgartner, LCSW, NMT-C, RYT

Phoenix 1 Social Worker, KOI Trauma Specialist

Self Care: Staying Sane in Uncertain Times (Repeated Session)

A typical’ self-care professional development session this is not – because these are not typical times.  A workshop focused on learning to be easy on yourself when everything around you is changing so quickly. Walk away with a better understanding of your stress response system, ways to stay regulated throughout the day, the importance of co-regulation and how to best support you and your students’ self-care needs during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. 

About Dawn Baumgartner

Dawn Baumgartner, LCSW, NMT-C, RYT

Dawn Baumgartner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with school age children, families and educators to inspire them to believe open hearts will open minds.  Dawn is a former director for a NYC Alternative school, with ten plus years experience including leadership roles related to PBIS/ MTSS.  Dawn is an ASU Field Liaison of the Year recipient.  She holds an MSW and a certificate from the Institute for Nonprofit Management at Columbia University.  She is currently studying under Dr. Bruce Perry, world renowned Neuroscientist.

Presentation Materials:

Dawn Baumgartner-Self Care

Dawn Baumgartner-Handout

Day 1 (Oct 28) Choice B

Sarah Lindstrom Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Arizona State University

Re-evaluating the Importance of Family-School Engagement

The pandemic has made it necessary to involve families as partners in education in very tangible ways as well as identified creative ways to address disparities in how schools engage with families. This session will focus on how to integrate family-school engagement into existing multi-tiered plans to support students’ behavior and academics. Additionally, it will center family-school engagement as an important component of a trauma-informed school.

About Sarah Lindstrom Johnson

Sarah Lindstrom Johnson, PhD

Sarah’s work takes a positive youth development approach towards identifying ways to prevent youth involvement in risk behaviors, which focuses on supporting development assets and improving the environments in which youth learn and grow. Much of this work involves partnerships with youth serving organizations such as schools, primary care clinics, and community organizations. I have a particular interest in understanding the consequences of exposure to and involvement in violence and creating family, school, and neighborhood environments where violence is less likely to occur or the consequences of violence are mitigated. As my training is in public health, I am passionate about developing solutions that are feasible and sustainable and that have the potential for impact across communities. Thus my work often involves trials of preventative interventions within these settings.

Day 1 (Oct 28) Choice A

Gregory J. Benner, PhD

Helen and Pat O’Sullivan Professor, University of Alabama

Practical Trauma-Responsive Strategies for Youth with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges

In this session, we demonstrate practical function-based behavioral interventions for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. We provide practical demonstrations on how these interventions can be applied in the classroom and as standard protocol interventions. This workshop is critical to educators or service providers who work with youth with emotional and behavioral challenges. Practical and doable strategies will be modeled. Real world video examples of each strategy will be shown. We will provide an engaging, user-friendly approach for social and emotional learning strategies with students who need them most.

Day 1 (Oct 28) Choice A

To Be Announced Soon!

Day 1 (Oct 28) Choice A

Adama Sallu, Ed.D

Director of Equity and Inclusion, Chandler Unified School District

The Impact of Racialized Trauma on Black Students (Repeated Session)

Racism is traumatic. Racial categorization has led to the devaluation of Black people. This devaluation has led to institutional and individual racist violence against Black people causing endemic, unfathomable pain and historical racial trauma. In this session, participants will explore strategies and resources that seeks to support the well-being Black students.

About Adama Sallu

Adama Sallu, Ed.D.

Adama Sallu has extensive experience providing equity and Inclusion leadership in K-12 institutions. Sallu’s work focuses on areas of diversity, culturally relevant instruction and equity in schools. Sallu currently serves as the Director of Equity and Inclusion in the Chandler Unified School District. Sallu is a national and statewide presenter on educational equity.  Sallu received her doctorate in educational administration and supervision from Arizona State University.

Presentation Materials:

Adama-The Impact of Racialized Trauma

Day 1 (Oct 28) Choice B

Birgit Lurie, MSEd, NCSP, BCBA, LBA

Professional Learning Facilitator- KOI Education

Prevent, Teach, Reinforce in the Home Setting

Evidence Based Strategies for Parents

This session will define and explain the behavioral concepts of Prevent, Teach and Reinforce (PTR) and the evidence supporting those concepts.  The concepts have been used in the school and preschool settings for many years but can equally be utilized by parents when interacting with children at home.  Strategies based on the PTR model are especially useful now that parents have added responsibilities of monitoring virtual learning in the home setting.

About Birgit Lurie

Birgit Lurie, MSEd, NCSP, BCBA, LBA

Birgit Lurie is a certified school psychologist and a board certified and licensed behavior analyst. In addition, Birgit was trained by staff from Division TEACCH of North Carolina to be a trainer in the structured teaching model. She holds a certificate in Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports.  She served on the board of the Arizona School Psychologist Association for many years.

Closing Remarks

Day 2: October 29th

Welcome to Day 2!

Day 2 (Oct 29) Choice A

Adama Sallu, Ed.D

Director of Equity and Inclusion, Chandler Unified School District

The Impact of Racialized Trauma on Black Students (Repeated Session)

Racism is traumatic. Racial categorization has led to the devaluation of Black people. This devaluation has led to institutional and individual racist violence against Black people causing endemic, unfathomable pain and historical racial trauma. In this session, participants will explore strategies and resources that seeks to support the well-being Black students.

About Adama Sallu

Adama Sallu, Ed.D.

Adama Sallu has extensive experience providing equity and Inclusion leadership in K-12 institutions. Sallu’s work focuses on areas of diversity, culturally relevant instruction and equity in schools. Sallu currently serves as the Director of Equity and Inclusion in the Chandler Unified School District. Sallu is a national and statewide presenter on educational equity.  Sallu received her doctorate in educational administration and supervision from Arizona State University.

Presentation Materials:

Adama-The Impact of Racialized Trauma

Day 2 (Oct 29) Choice B

Brett Humphrey, MEd

Principal, Trailside Point Performing Arts Academy, Laveen School District #59 – Ignite Host

2020 PBISaz Ignite Talks

PBISaz has been Arizona’s statewide PBIS network for over 17 years and is led by an Advisory Council of your colleagues. We are the official Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) network for Arizona. 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, and PBISaz.org website.

Our Ignite Talks challenge leaders from across Arizona 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, building capacity, or sustaining PBIS in your district or school.

About Brett Humphrey

Brett Humphrey, MEd, Principal

Brett Humphrey has worked for the Laveen School District for 14 years as a teacher, instructional coach, and administrator. He was part of the Rodel Aspiring Principals cohort in 2014-15. Brett works with the PBISaz Awards Committee and KOI Ignite Talks for BET-C. Currently Brett is the principal of Trailside Point Performing Arts Academy in Laveen, AZ.

Day 2 (Oct 29) Choice A

Dawn Baumgartner, LCSW, NMT-C, RYT

Phoenix 1 Social Worker, KOI Trauma Specialist

Self Care: Staying Sane in Uncertain Times (Repeated Session)

A typical’ self-care professional development session this is not – because these are not typical times. A workshop focused on learning to be easy on yourself when everything around you is changing so quickly. Walk away with a better understanding of your stress response system, ways to stay regulated throughout the day, the importance of co-regulation and how to best support you and your students’ self-care needs during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

About Dawn Baumgartner

Dawn Baumgartner, LCSW, NMT-C, RYT

Dawn Baumgartner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with school age children, families and educators to inspire them to believe open hearts will open minds.  Dawn is a former director for a NYC Alternative school, with ten plus years experience including leadership roles related to PBIS/ MTSS.  Dawn is an ASU Field Liaison of the Year recipient.  She holds an MSW and a certificate from the Institute for Nonprofit Management at Columbia University.  She is currently studying under Dr. Bruce Perry, world renowned Neuroscientist.

Presentation Materials:

Dawn Baumgartner-Self Care

Dawn Baumgartner-Handout

Day 2 (Oct 29) Choice B

To Be Announced

 

Exhibitor Visits, Lunch, Water Cooler Time

Day 2 (Oct 29) Choice A

Laura Anderson, PsyS

School Psychologist, KOI Education

 

Co-Presenter

Jon Bowen, District SEL Specialist

Paradise Valley Unified School District

Maintaining Resilience While Responding to Trauma and Challenging Behaviors

This presentation will focus on two complementary approaches for caretakers to feel prepared to address challenging behavior. First, we will discuss self-care techniques for resilience against compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Next, we will offer guidance in preparing strategies to respond to challenging behavior when it occurs.

About Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson, PsyS


Laura is a school psychologist in Phoenix, AZ who spends a considerable amount of her professional time training other educators on behavioral practices and de-escalation strategies. Her professional passions include early intervention, staff wellness and self-care, and proactive behavioral systems. Laura is primarily focused on using effective collaboration between adults to facilitate the implementation of practical, evidence-based strategies.

About Jon Bowen

Jon Bowen

Jon Bowen, M.A. is a School Psychologist and Positive Behavior Support Consultant with two decades of experience in diverse school settings.  He earned his Masters in School Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2000 and completed postgraduate work in Positive Behavior Support at Northern Arizona University in 2014.  Much of Jon’s professional work has centered on supporting students with socio-emotional, behavioral, learning and developmental delay challenges at the school-wide, special program and individual level.  A major focus has been to create environments that are supportive for all students.  Jon has taught at the college level and frequently provides professional development trainings and consultation for school staff.  Jon has a particular passion for supporting the educational professionals who care for our most challenged learners.  Having had the privilege to work in hundreds of classrooms and to have learned from a myriad of fellow educators, Jon understands the value of best practices that are practical to implement.  It is when good science meets the context and culture of our modern educators and communities that we see positive outcomes for all involved. 

Day 2 (Oct 29) Choice B

To Be Announced

Day 2 (Oct 29) Choice A

Joe Roselle, Ph.D.

Shifting the Classroom From in Person to Online

Shifting the classroom to an online format can be challenging.  In this session, learn how to use free resources that will engage both students and parents while staying true to your PBIS program. Participants will be able to identify resources for video conferencing, web page design, and interactive online presentations.

About Joe Roselle

Joe Roselle, Ph.D.

Dr. Joe Roselle has been an educator for over twenty years.  Dr. Roselle has fourteen years experience as a site level administrator and four years as a district level administrator.  He has received recent recognition from PBISAz, SciTech Institute, and the Laveen School District.  Dr. Roselle has also recently presented at conferences hosted by the following organizations: Grand Canyon University, PBISAZ, and APBS. In addition, Dr. Roselle is the current King Lion of the Laveen Lions Club. 

Presentation Materials:

Shifting.the.Classroom

Day 2 (Oct 29) Choice B

Dr. Jeff McGee, Ed.D

“WOKE” Leadership – Building Equity in your School

In this session, participants will build their knowledge base to be transformative in their roles within their schools and communities. By developing competencies that seek to build equity, participants will be empowered to create change within their realm of influence. Join this discussion and learn practical tools for engagement. You don’t want to miss this!

About Jeff McGee

Dr. Jeff McGee, Ed.D

Dr. Jeff McGee is a published author and thought leader in using an asset-based approach to understand cross-cultural and leadership competencies. He is passionate about equipping leaders with strategies and approaches to lead tomorrow’s organizations. He has successfully led many organizations through trainings/consultations that have positively impacted organizational culture and relationship building efforts.

Closing Remarks

 

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