The Impact of Racialized Trauma on Black Students

* Wednesday October 28th – 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm 

* Thursday October 29th – 9:00 am – 10:00 am (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 learn about the intersectionality of race and racialized trauma as it relates to physical, social-emotional and mental health of Black students, and will develop an understanding about the detrimental impact of racism on the lived experiences of Black students and will explore strategies and resources that seek to support the well-being of Black students. 

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.

Dr. Adama Sallu, Ed.D

Director of Equity and Inclusion,
Chandler Unified School District

 

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Keynote BET-C 2020

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

* Wednesday October 28th 9:00 am – 10:00 am 

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.

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 for 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 Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Strong Schools at the University of Washington – Tacoma.

 

Dr. Gregory J. Benner, Ph.D.

Helen and Pat O’Sullivan Professor, University of Alabama

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Breakout Session

* Wednesday October 28th 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

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.

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BET-C 2020 is Live!

 

Register now to attend BET-C 2020!

Excited to announce the first Virtual BET-C!

The 9th Annual Behavior Education Technology Conference (BET-C), is going virtual this fall! While we will greatly miss seeing our attendees, presenters, and exhibitors in person this year, a silver lining is that we are able to expand the conference to two days.

This year’s BET-C is October 28-29, 2020.
Sessions have been chosen to specifically address solutions for the current situation schools face. 

Registration is open NOW.
Full two-day registration $39. Choice of one day registration for $29.

Register Now!

  • Full access to conference materials and resources through September 2021
  • Reconnect with colleagues 
  • Expand your professional network
  • Gain new perspectives on school improvement
  • Share best practices for PBIS/MTSS, equitable and trauma sensitive schools, and education technology.
  • Earn professional development credit
  • Earn BCBA CEUs for selected sessions

Visit  BET-C.org for updates.

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Virtual BET-C 2020

As with all things in this new world, we are adapting…

The format for the 9th Annual BET-C will be completely online using video, technology, and maybe a little bit of magic. Having a Virtual conference allows us to spread content over two-days, as well as interact in new ways using our BET-C app. In keeping with our relevant subject matter and presenting what educators and parents need, we offer the following topics:

  • Responsiveness to Trauma
  • Safety and Wellness
  • Self-Care
  • Social Emotional Learning SEL
  • Mental Health
  • Instructional Technology

The cost to attend is nominal, and you have the option of attending only one day, or both days for a special price. A total of 6 CEU’s are available for attending, plus BBCA credits for selected sessions.

Visit the Registration page to register, and check our Agenda page for updates in the coming days.

We hope to see you all in the virtual (and virus-free) world, October 28 & 29th!

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

Register now at bet-c.org     

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

Register now at bet-c.org 

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

Register now at bet-c.org

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

Register now at bet-c.org 

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 http://bet-c.org 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

Register now at bet-c.org