Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are being implemented in over 16,000 schools across 47 states, and Maine had a 90% increase in PBIS schools last year! PBIS has a large and ever growing research base demonstrating positive outcomes including but not limited to increased academic achievement and academic engagement, decreased time spent addressing problem behavior, improved positive school climate, and reduction in administration of consequences for problem behaviors such as detentions and suspensions. PBIS is not a packaged curriculum, but an approach made up of essential elements that can be implemented a variety of ways.
Professional Development Center
4th Annual PBIS Conference
Chinese Language and Culture Program
The Chinese Language and Culture Program for K-12 educators will provide an opportunity for K-12 educators to become proficient in Mandarin Chinese, earn K-12 World Language Teacher Certification, and to use that coursework as a concentration in a 33 credit master’s degree program for teachers or a 30 credit post-masters Certificate of Advanced Study.
For information about the upcoming spring 2014 course please click here.