Location

Savannah

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Infusing positive behavior support provides a safe, nurturing environment where diversity is celebrated, mutual respect among adults and children are practiced, and parents and caregivers are seen as valued partners in establishing a positive social climate for all children and youth especially for high-poverty populations. (Heart Strand). By implementing positive behavior support, one can close the achievement gaps and promote learning for all children by providing differentiate instruction through the use of a multi-tiered system of supports. (Head Strand)

Brief Program Description

Research shows that there is a direct correlation between behavior and student achievement. In order to meet student needs and show significant learning gains, both a positive behavior support plan and a well-established multi-tier system of supports must be in place. This presentation will provide you with a support plan for MTSS and PBS at the elementary level.

Summary

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a research-based proactive approach for handling classroom and school campus behaviors. This approach has proven to increase academic achievement and provides a more effective learning environment designed to keep each student actively engaged. When developing a PBS plan, the school should create detailed behavior expectations that can be applied across all school settings. (Example: Millennia Elementary’s school mascot is the Kangaroo. Kangaroos hop. Therefore, the school expectations are developed based on the acronym for H.O.P.S. where each letter stands for an expectation.) In addition to the acronym, the PBS plan for the school should include routines and procedures for all major transitioning areas, a flow chart of how to respond to inappropriate behaviors, and interventions, resources, and incentives to maximize student learning. (flpbs.fmhi.usf.edu) Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is an evidence based model of schooling that uses data-based problem solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and interventions. (www.florida-rti.org) When differentiating instruction school wide, schools should develop a flow chart as a guide for placement of students in the appropriate intervention. Schools should set up an intervention school wide block so that all students who require Tier 2 or 3 interventions get instruction at their breakdown level. Schools should use research based strategies and meet to discuss student data and progress monthly. By attending this presentation, one will take home sample flow charts, intervention templates, resources, and guides on how to successfully implement a school wide positive behavior.

Evidence

• 2013 By implementing school wide PBS and MTSS our school grade grew 68 points and one whole letter grade from the previous year. • Awarded the Model School Award for implementation on Positive Behavior Systems • Model platform for decreasing school wide referrals • Students scored satisfactorily or higher on state assessments by 3% in math; 12% in writing and 5% in science. Reading remained the same. • Learning gains grew by 6 points in reading and 19 points in math.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Anne Lynaugh: Master in Educational Leadership; Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; 15 years in Administration

Lymarie Felix: Degrees: Elementary Education K-12; English as a Second Language. 7 years teaching experience in various settings (Bilingual education, Sheltered Instruction Approach), and 7 years ESOL compliance teacher/MTSS Coach.

Michelle Carralero Guillen: Degrees: Exceptional Student Education K-12, Educational Leadership. 6 years teaching experience in various settings (co-teaching, inclusion with varying exceptionalities, self-contained emotional behavior disabilities),and 4 years staffing specialist/MTSS coach/behavior specialist and PBS coach.

Keyword Descriptors

Positive Behavior Support, Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-2-2015 3:00 PM

End Date

3-2-2015 4:15 PM

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How Can You Use Positive Behavior Support to Effectively Implement Multi-Tiered System of Supports?

Savannah

Research shows that there is a direct correlation between behavior and student achievement. In order to meet student needs and show significant learning gains, both a positive behavior support plan and a well-established multi-tier system of supports must be in place. This presentation will provide you with a support plan for MTSS and PBS at the elementary level.