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In March we have two very exciting conferences that will be held on the Portland Campus! Building Community to Support Students in Distress - March 7 Proficiency-based Diplomas II: Graduation Standards and Performance Indicators - March 31 We hope to see you there!
The office will be closed on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. We will be in Augusta for our PBIS Conference! Hope to see you there! The office will be closed on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
The School of Education and Human Development School Psychology Program and Professional Development Center at the University of Southern Maine are pleased to announce the following workshops for psychologists and related mental health professionals during the 2013-2014 academic year.
The Professional Development Center is now located in 8 Bailey Hall on the USM Gorham Campus.
Our office will be closed for the July 4th holiday and July 8-12. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Registration materials are now available for the upcoming 4th Annual PBIS Conferece at the Augusta Civic Center, Tuesday, November 5, 2013. For more information please visit: http://www.usm.maine.edu/pdc/pbis-conference
UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSION: June 26; 5-6:30pm; Lee Community Hall, Wishcamper Center, USM Portland Campus
We still have openings in courses that start within the next two weeks! There is still time to register! Please click on Summer 2013 Offerings to view our summer offerings or call 207-780-5055 to register!
There are lots of events coming up! Click on the "Events" tab to see which one you might be interested in!
SPY 610 Developing a School-wide System of Behavior Support Today's schools are charged with improving school climate with a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes. School-wide support includes procedures and processes that are intended for all students, all staff, and all settings. The school-wide PBIS process emphasizes the creation of systems that support the adoption and durable implementation of evidence-based practices and procedures, and fit within on-going school reform efforts. Participants in this course will work in collaborative groups to gain awareness, knowledge, and skills regarding SW-PBIS and to create action plans to build (or further develop) school-wide leadership teams who want to move more toward a preventative, positive, and educational model of school-wide discipline. Cr 3. June 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 2013 USM Gorham Campus

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