Identifying Suicidal Behavior and How to Respond

Kelli Donley Williams- Suicide Prevention Specialist with AHCCCS

During this presentation, Kelli will discuss how to recognize suicidal thoughts, language, and behaviors in children and adults, how to respond, and how to link the individual (and family) to behavioral health resources in the community. Attendees will learn to communicate with individuals who may be experiencing suicidal ideation.

Read about more than 20 breakout sessions, including sessions offering BCBA credits, coming to BET-C 2019 this November 7th!

Our keynote address: 

Building District Capacity to Systematically Improve Outcomes for All

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Learning Environments

Creating Safe and Culturally Responsive Learning Environments

Janelle Wood- President, Black Mothers Forum, Inc.






Janelle Wood is the founder of the Black Mothers Forum, a parents’ group in the Phoenix, Ariz.-area that was empowered by the Every Student Succeeds Act. (Black Mothers Forum)

This session is geared toward Individuals who interact with children and youth in various settings (schools, community programs, foster care, etc.). As an influential adult in a child’s life, it is important to build a strong and authentic relationship. Children need to be surrounded by caring people and know they are in a safe space. By recognizing a child’s/youth’s culture, past traumas and background it increases the capacity to create a safe and supportive learning environment in which that child/youth can excel academically and socially.

Read about more than 20 breakout sessions, including sessions offering BCBA credits, coming to BET-C 2019 this November 7th!

Our keynote address: 

‘Building District Capacity to Systematically Improve Outcomes for All’

Heather George PhD- Research Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies, University of South Florida

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Positive Bus Safety System (Pbss)

Positive Bus Safety System (PBSS) Implementation Across 8 Districts: Methods & Outcomes

Ruth Reynoso, KOI Education

Safety makes the wheels on the bus go round and round!

All students can benefit from a bus ride that is predictable, consistent, equitable, and safe. See fidelity surveys, social validity evaluations and Pre/post assessments from districts that have been implementing this approach to improving behavior on the school bus. Learn about a complete PBSS program including expectations, reinforcement, accountability, and data-analysis.

Learn – Connect – Earn

Read about more than 20 breakout sessions, including sessions offering BCBA credits, coming to BET-C 2019 this November 7th!

Our keynote address: 

‘Building District Capacity to Systematically Improve Outcomes for All’

Heather George PhD- Research Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies, University of South Florida

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Double the PBIS in the Classroom

Joseph Fuentes, Phoenix Elementary School District

PBIS in the Classroom: It is Manageable

We will discuss implementation of Tier 1 PBIS systems in the classroom from a teacher point of view. During this session you learn about the reality of PBIS in the classroom and the tools that you can take to apply in your classroom. We will look at teaching expectations, reinforcing behaviors, and managing the behavior flow charts/accountability systems.

Jeremy Gibson, PBISAz Director of Community Connections 

Classroom/Home Matrices and Flowcharts for Teaching and Correcting Behaviors

Participants will actively engage in creating a classroom matrix that aligns to their school-wide or home expectations and addresses the specific areas, activities, and transitions within their classroom or home. Additionally, participants will develop a step-by-step sequential correction system for responding to minor misbehavior that aligns to the school-wide behavior flowchart or your child’s behavior at home.

Read about more than 20 breakout sessions, including sessions offering BCBA credits, coming to BET-C 2019 this November 7th!

Our keynote address: 

‘Building District Capacity to Systematically Improve Outcomes for All’

Heather George PhD- Research Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies, University of South Florida

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Please Help Spread the Word!

Invite your colleagues! ONLINE Registration is $199 and open through Monday, November 4th! 

If you miss this deadline, you may still attend by registering on site the day of the conference for $240.

Time is running out!

Make your plans now to join us November 7, 2019 as we celebrate PBIS and Ed Tech at the eighth annual BET-C Conference! You will gain practical knowledge from expert trainers, researchers, and P-12 administrators and teachers who are implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports/Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports to dramatically increase achievement while sharply reducing disruptive behavior. Technology experts will also be on site to demonstrate innovative strategies and techniques to incorporate into the classroom. Bring your digital educators as well as your PBIS team!

Black Canyon Conference Center

9440 N 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

Registration: 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Conference: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration includes:

Breakfast, Lunch, AM/PM Snacks, and Post-Conference Reception



At Bet-C 2019 you will:

  • Reconnect with colleagues and expand your professional network
  • Gain new perspectives on school improvement and school safety
  • Learn more about best practices in equitable discipline
  • Understand the link between PBIS, family engagement, and student achievement
  • Stay up to date on the latest strategies to integrate technology
  • Earn up to 6 hours of professional development credit
  • Earn BCBA CEUs for selected sessions

Online Agenda

Please visit for detailed session descriptions. You can also Register here and read all about the conference, our Keynote speaker and see the Partner Exhibitor tables who will be with us!

 Is There Professional Development Available?

Yes, Up to 7 contact hours are available. Upon completion of a brief, online, post-conference survey, attendees will receive their certificate of completion.

Earn BCBA CEUs at 2019 BET-C!

Sarah A. Fefer PhD, BCBA

Assistant Professor of School Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Family School Partnerships within Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Schools often struggle to effectively partner with all families, yet family participation and voice is essential to effective PBIS systems and practices. Examples of positive family partnering practices across all three tiers will be shared, with considerations for increasing engagement and reinforcement for families in order to support student behavior across contexts.

Positive Parent Contact: Promoting Family-School Partnership for Students with Challenging Behavior

Sarah will introduce a Tier 2 strategy called Positive Parent Contact (PPC) that was designed to encourage parent-teacher communication without placing additional demands on families, in a way that is also feasible and low-demand for teachers. Preliminary results show increased reciprocal communication between home and school and increased on-task behavior in the classroom as a result of the intervention.

Mike Linehan, MA, NCSP, BCBA- School Psychologist, Littleton Elementary School District

The 5 Rs of Social Emotional Behavioral Programming

The 5 Rs is a comprehensive, memorable and effective set of guiding principles used to train and support self-contained school teams working with students with significant emotional and behavioral needs. The 5 Rs are: Relationships, Readiness, Reinforcement, Redirection and Reintegration.

Megan Mann, BCBA, Clinical Consultant, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center

Inclusive Recreational Programming: A Case Study

Inclusive programming can be particularly important for youth with autism to draw on opportunities to practice social skills, physical aptitude and increase motivation. It is vital to provide proper training and supports to families and staff to provide a meaningful recreational experience. In this training, participants will learn the benefits of inclusive recreational programs, effective strategies for an inclusive environment including behavioral skills training (BST), and explore ways to transform their current program to become more inclusive.

Read about more than 20 breakout sessions, including sessions offering BCBA credits, coming to BET-C 2019 this November 7th!

Our keynote address:

‘Building District Capacity to Systematically Improve Outcomes for All’

Heather George PhD- Research Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies, University of South Florida

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BET-C 2019 is November 7, 2019 in Phoenix

We are excited to announce our 2019 keynote speaker, Heather Peshak George, Ph.D.

Heather GeorgeDr. Heather Peshak George is a Research Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies at the University of South Florida within the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).  Her areas of interest include positive behavior support, school-wide discipline, systems-level change, implementation and function-based behavior support planning, and international applications of PBIS.

Dr. George is a Primary Investigator or Co-Primary Investigator on a number of Positive Behavior Support Projects that she Co-Directs including:

  1. Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project: A Multi-Tiered System of Support (FLPBIS:MTSS), funded by the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services.

  2. National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS Center), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

  3. Florida’s School Climate Transformation (Florida SCT) grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students.

Dr. George brings extensive experience in providing training and technical assistance in PBIS across the continuum across a variety of settings and in coordinating systems change efforts at the local, state, national and international level to promote an integrated approach to implementing evidence-based practices through a multi-tiered framework.  She is the past-President (2014-2017) of the international Association for Positive Behavioral Support (APBS; and has served on the APBS Board of Directors since 2009 where she currently is serving as an Emeritus Ex-Officio.  She teaches the graduate level course, Behavior Consultation and Collaborative Systems Change offered through the online PBS Certificate program at USF and serves as a Consulting Editor for Preventing School Failure. She has directed over $25 million dollars in external funding, delivered more than 150 national and international presentations and facilitated more than 300 trainings and workshops. Dr. George has published over 30 peer reviewed research articles and book chapters, more than 40 technical reports, and over 15 instruments and training curricula related to PBIS.

BET-C is November 8, 2018 in Phoenix

BET-C 2018 Keynote Address

We are excited to announce our 2018 keynote speaker, Kent McIntosh, PhD. Dr. McIntosh 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. Kent will be discussing overcoming barriers to sustainability within PBIS implementations. Walk away from this talk understanding four principles for sustaining school-wide practices and being able to implement concrete strategies for keeping them going strong.

Registration Opens April 2!

Agenda for BET-C 2016

Check out this line-up of BET-C sessions!

Keynote by Dr. Jeffrey Sprague

Professor of Special Education and Director of the  University of Oregon Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior

  • Integrated Models of Prevention and Treatment: Positive Behavior Supports and Restorative Practices (*BCBA)
  • Blending School-wide Positive Behavior Support with Restorative Practices in the Classroom (*BCBA)
  • The Millennial Generation: Trends, Theories, and Treatment 
  • How to Engage Families and Schools
  • K12 Implementer’s Perspective on Preparing for a Successful Tier 1 Rollout
  • Advanced PBIS Insights for School Leaders and Policy Makers
  • Slut: A New Play about a Destructive Word
  • Improbable to Unstoppable
  • What’s Love Got To Do With It – The Heart of PBIS
  • Caught on Camera: Using PBIS Video Effectively
  • STEM is for Everyone: What’s Missing for Girls and Other Underrepresented Groups?
  • Will It Blend?
  • Supporting Students At-Risk: Check-In, Check-Out (CICO), Families And Diversity (*BCBA)
  • Culturally Responsive PBIS for Equitable Schools
  • The Art Digital Teaching
  • Empowering Schools to be No Place for Hate
  • The powerful impact of families & diversity in school-based decision-making
  • PBIS: Preventing Restraint and Seclusion in Schools (*BCBA)
  • Using SWPBIS to Help Schools Become more Trauma Sensitive
  • What I Wouldn’t do for STEAM
  • A Collaborative Approach to End the School-to-Prison Pipeline

*BCBA/BCaBA attendees may earn up to 6 Type 2 CEU credits by attending presentations indicated above with BCBA.

Look for presentation materials to be uploaded on the page prior to the conference. Download, share, network and learn! @BETconf







The Art of Digital Teaching


Conference Host, Odysseyware presents, “The Art of Digital Teaching” at BET-C 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona. The 5th annual Behavior, Education, Technology Conference is the ‘can’t miss’ event of the year for educators, community leaders, school administrators, school counselors and those looking to gain BCBA and professional development CEU’s.

Join Shawn Jensen, Professional Learning Specialist, at Odysseyware as he brings his expertise to BET-C attendees and illustrates, “The Art of Digital Teaching.” 

Based on and built around iNACOL’s National Standards for Quality Online Teaching, this hands-on session will introduce key concepts, skills, and strategies for incorporating digital elements in teaching. Learn how to model digital citizenship, how to identify appropriate web-based content, and how to use it to engage with learners, all of which will make you a more effective digital teacher.


For over 15 years and in multiple industries, Shawn has been a trainer, teacher, professional development coach, and instructional designer. His passion is creating experiences where anyone can engage and learn. He loves hiking, watching movies, infrequently playing guitar, and building Lego sets with his kids. He is also a published illustrator of several children’s books.

Register for BET-C 2016 before October 14th and save $30.00!

*Mr. Jensen will present this session at 12:45 pm and 2:15 pm