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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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

 

Raffle 2019

Raffle 2019

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors for the Raffle items!

  • Grand Canyon University- GCU Promo Items
  • Arizona K12 Center- Gift Bag with AZK12 Books
  • Arizona K12 Center- AZK12 Materials
  • Arizona K12 Center- Gift Certificate to AZK12 Learning Event
  • Partners In Learning- One(1) large 4′ x 6′ Personalized and Custom Designed PBIS Matrix Designed
  • Crisis Response Network- Two (2) Target gift cards 
  • Tonto Creek Camp – Gift Certificate for a Weekend Cabin Stay at Tonto Creek Camp
  • KOI Education- iPad
  • Arizona Council for Exceptional Children- Registration to AZCEC/AZCASE Annual Conference ($125)
  • PresenceLearning- Gift Certificate
  • Illuminate Education- Starbucks gift card $50
  • The Menta Group/Special Education Services- Surprise Raffle Item
  • Lakeshore Learning Materials- Surprise Raffle Item
  • Ottawa University- Surprise Raffle Item
  • Raising Special Kids- Surprise Raffle Item
  • Casa Center for Positive Social Change- Surprise Raffle Item

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.

Please visit http://bet-c.org for detailed session descriptions, read all about the conference, our Keynote speaker and see the Partner Exhibitor tables who will be with us!

     

     

          

      

 

No Place For Hate!

This is a highly relevant topic which will be presented by Melia Dunn at BET-C 2016, October 25th.

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BREAKOUT SESSION #3

Empowering Schools to be No Place for Hate

Melia Dunn, Anti-Defamation League

Location: Desert Star

ADL’s No Place for Hate Initiative provides schools and communities with an organizing framework for combating bias, bullying and hatred, leading to long-term solutions for creating and maintaining a positive climate. Through an interactive session, participants will hear from staff and students that have embraced No Place for Hate and identify best practices and assessment for their own school’s readiness to join the Initiative. (School climate and culture, equity, diversity)

Melia Dunn directs anti-bias programming for youth and educators with a focus on the No Place for Hate® Initiative. Prior to ADL, Melia served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania, focusing on youth leadership development and facilitating culture and communications trainings for incoming trainees.  She has a B.A. degree from Penn State University where her focus was Interpersonal Communications and Conflict Resolution.

 

PBISAz Achievement Award Winners

 Winners will be highlighted at BET-C 2016!

More than 60 Arizona schools were recognized for reducing discipline referrals, and creating positive environments.

PHOENIX— Five Arizona schools snagged top honors for creating a positive school culture and reducing principal visits and suspensions from the PBISAz Achievement Awards ceremony on April 29.

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Congratulations to the five gold winners: Holbrook Junior High in Holbrook, Trailside Point School in Laveen, SHARP School in Mesa, Lake View Primary in Page and Lowell Elementary in Phoenix.

“Lowell Elementary School is proud of our PBIS efforts,” said principal Tyson Kelly.

The school reported a 75 percent decrease in student suspensions and referrals to the front office for discipline since the first year administrators brought PBIS to Lowell. “It is amazing to see a Kindergartener on the playground who excitedly runs over to tell you that he got a ROAR card this morning for being Accountable because he finished his work in class.”

Moreover, buzzwords have now translated into real-life successes. “Data-driven is no longer just a catchphrase at Lowell,” said school psychologist Meredith Swank. “We use data to inform our decisions which positively impacts our choices about students, both academically and behaviorally. We are also more mindful about our progress and consistently look for opportunities to improve our outcomes. We have room to grow, but are on a great track.”

The curriculum dubbed PBIS, or positive behavior interventions and supports, arose in the 1990s as part of research into how the social culture of a school—and not just instructional interactions—was just as key to creating an effective place to learn for kids of all abilities and challenges. PBISAz is the largest project funded by the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, a group which aims to enhance the lives of students and adults with developmental disabilities, which includes autism, behavioral disorders and cerebral palsy.

PBIS sets up a 3-Tier pyramid-type system for schools to support each student based on behavioral patterns. Preventing problem behavior before it arises by rewarding positive actions is a large part of the platform.

If the first tier activities fail to succeed, students move up the pyramid to receive more individualized plans to prevent problem behaviors. Students with high-risk behavior receive Tier 2 or 3 supports at the onset. The ultimate goal is to create positive school climates that encourage expected behavior and reduce challenging behavior across all students and all areas of the school. When this happens, there are fewer behavioral challenges and fewer students who exhibit those challenges. This in turn reduces exclusionary practices like office referrals, suspensions, restraints and seclusion.

“I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of the staff and administrators of these schools,” said Dr. Dan Davidson, director of PBISAz. “There is no mandate or requirement for schools to implement PBIS, and it is a lot of hard work. It is a testament to the dedication these schools have to their students.”

Throughout Arizona, 68 schools have verified they implement PBIS as measured by standard national survey instruments for the 2015-2016 school year. To learn more about PBIS and resources in Arizona, visit www.PBISaz.org

To view and download photos from the awards ceremony and pictures of individual winners, click here.

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Who we are

A staff of five assists the all-volunteer Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council, which is made up of individuals with developmental disabilities, family members, providers and state agency representatives. The 23-member Council meets quarterly to hear reports and vote on which projects to support by allocating federal funds, which total more than $1.2 million each year. Visit us online at https://addpc.az.gov/

What we do

We serve Arizona residents with developmental disabilities along with their families, providing original research and support to projects that accomplish our three current goals: increasing employment opportunities, encouraging individuals to advocate for themselves and empowering those individuals with information.

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