Professional Development Center

PBIS Conference

Fourth Annual State-Wide
Maine PBIS Conference
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Building and Sustaining Multi-Tiered Systems of Behavioral Support

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Time: 8:30am-3:30pm
Individual Registration ($195 per person) OR School District Team of 3 or more registrations sent together ($185 per person)
Location: Augusta Civic Center
Credit: CEUs, Psychological CEUs, and Contact Clock Hours will be available at an additional cost.
Registration: Click here to download the registration flyer (pdf) or call 207-780-5055

Download theSave-the-Date poster (pdf)

We are now accepting Request for Proposals for the 4th Annual PBIS Conference. CLICK HERE for more information.

Conference Overview

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are being  implemented in over 20,000 schools across 47 states, and Maine has over 100 schools implementing SWPBIS! 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.

This conference includes an “Implementor’s Forum,” implementation sessions in which several Maine schools will share their experiences  implementing PBIS, including preparation, unique practices and systems,  and outcomes thus far. Other sessions are designed to support schools seeking to start up or sustain PBIS efforts, including topics such as Primary  and Secondary Tier interventions, SWIS (School Wide Information System),  RTI, Social Skills, classroom interventions and more.

Who Should Attend

Teachers, special educators, principals, special education directors, social workers, school counselors, school psychologists and state leaders are all encouraged to attend. Ideally, a school or district will send a team comprised of representatives of various grade levels, roles and administration.

Conference Outcomes

Conference outcomes include:

  • Acquire universal and Tier II strategies and interventions
  • Learn how teams have applied PBIS strategies to their schools
  • Acquire ideas and examples of school systems from those who are at years 1-4 of implementation
  • Participate in capacity building sessions and take back to your school useful information to apply now or as you implement PBIS
  • Get connected to a network of facilitators who will support your school or district as you implement PBIS
  • Learn how to apply PBIS foundation to classroom systems

Conference Keynoters

Lucille Eber, Ed.D.
Lucille Eber, Ed.D., is the State Director of the Illinois Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Network, sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education. This Network coordinates technical assistance and evaluation related to School-Wide PBIS in over 900 Illinois schools and includes implementation of wraparound and interagency initiatives for students with complex emotional and behavioral challenges.  As a collaborative partner with the U.S. Department of Education’s National PBIS Center, Dr. Eber also facilitates PBIS implementation and training plans for states and school districts across the country.

Dr. Eber is a former board member of both the Illinois Federation of Families (IFF), and the national Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCCMH). She is a current board member of the Association for Positive Behavior Supports (APBS). She regularly publishes articles and chapters on wraparound, interagency systems of care and school-wide positive behavior supports.

Rob Horner, Ph.D.
Rob Horner is professor of special education at the University of Oregon and director of the Educational Community Supports (ECS), a research unit within the College of Education that focuses on the development and implementation of practices that result in positive, durable, and scientifically validated change in the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families. Horner's 25-year history of research, grants management, and systems change efforts related to school reform and positive behavior support include helping schools and school administrators develop systems for embedding school-wide systems of positive behavior support.

Horner has directed over $20 million dollars in federal grants, and currently co-directs the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and the OSEP Research and Demonstration Center on School-wide Behavior Support. Horner also co-directs the Positive Behavior Research and Support research unit at the University of Oregon.

In addition to delivering a conference keynote, Lucille Eber and Rob Horner will lead workshop sessions focusing on PBIS.

Conference Topics

Conference topics include:

  • Classroom PBIS
  • District-wide PBIS
  • Gearing up for SWPBIS Tier 1
  • Planning the Advanced Tiers
  • Focusing on Relationships
  • Data Based Decision Making
  • High School PBIS
  • Dropout Prevention
  • . . . and more

Conference Coordinator

Pat Red has 30 years experience in education. She has been at USM since 2005 and co-coordinator of the ETEP Unified K-8 Program and co-coordinator of SMART for schools. She is the PBIS State Coordinator and currently facilitates   over 10 School Districts. She also serves as a consultant and provides inservice professional development to schools throughout Maine.