Professional Development Center

Maine Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Conference 2018

PBIS Maine, A UMaine System Collaboration, is pleased to announce that the 9th Annual Maine Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Conference will take place on Friday, November 2, 2018:  

The 9th Annual PBIS ConferencePBIS Maine logo
November 2nd, 2018
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Augusta Civic Center


Please use the link below for online registration or contact Conference Services at 207-780-5960 or

Register here 

Registration Fees

  • Individual Registration: $195 per person
  • School District Team of 3+ registrations sent together: $165 per person
  • Lead Presenter: free (see RFP information below to submit your presentation proposal) 

Request for Proposals

The conference planning committee is seeking presentations from individuals, schools, and districts that have been implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. We are accepting evidence-based proposals on all three tiers. See the linked flyer below for the RFP and proposal application form.

Downloadable Flyer and RFP application form

If you have any questions regarding the conference or proposal submissions, please contact Pat Red at and Courtney Angelosante at

Conference Overview

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are being implemented in over 20,000 schools across all 50 states, and Maine has over 100 schools implementing SWPBS! 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. 

Sessions are designed to support schools seeking to start up or sustain PBIS efforts, including topics such as Social Emotional Learning, function-based thinking, MTSS, staff buy-in, 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, Tier 2, and Tier 3 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

Keynote Speakers

Steve Goodman, Ph.D. is the director of Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative. He is a partner with the National Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and also the State Implementation and Scaling-up of Evidence-based Practices Center. He is a senior advisor to the National Center on Intensive Intervention and consultant to the National Center on Improving Literacy. He was appointed by the Governor to Michigan’s Literacy Commission. Steve is past president of the Association for Positive Behavior Support. He has over 35 years in the field of education. Steve has co-authored articles, several book chapters, and most recently a book on blending academic and behavior multi-tiered supports.

Diane Myers, Ph D. is an Associate Professor of Special Education and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX. Her research and teaching interests include positive behavioral interventions and supports at the schoolwide, classwide, and individual student levels. For over 10 years, Diane has been working with teachers to increase and support the use of evidence-based classroom management practices. Her teaching career began in a residential facility for adjudicated juveniles, and she was also a special education teacher in a public middle school before beginning her career in higher education.

Contact the PDC with any questions* or to join the mailing list:

Julie Marsh, Program Coordinator
Professional Development Center

*If you have questions about the registration or payment process, please contact Conference Services: