Professional Development Center

Third Annual State-Wide PBIS Conference

Third Annual State-Wide
Maine PBIS Conference
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Implementing PBIS K-12: Tier 1 and 2 School-Wide and Classroom

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Augusta Civic Center 

Download the Registration Flyer (pdf)

FMI: http://www.usm.maine.edu/pdc/pbis-conference

Conference Overview

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.

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.

Teachers, special educators, principals, special education directors, social workers, school counselors, 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.