Title

The Second Time Around: Making P.B.I.S. Work

First Presenter's Institution

Liberty Middle School - Newton County Schools

Second Presenter's Institution

Liberty Middle School - Newton County Schools

Third Presenter's Institution

Liberty Middle School - Newton County Schools

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Poster Session (Harborside)

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Safety & Violence Prevention

Relevance

P.B.I.S. when implemented correctly with authenticity supports safety and violence prevention within the school setting. It decreases the number of O.D.R.s that result in both in and out of school suspensions. It improves classroom management and helps to build relationships between students, parents, teachers and administrators.

Brief Program Description

Have you tried to implement P.B.I.S. at your school with little or no success? Are you experiencing limited support from your administration, faculty, staff, parents and students? Do you lack the funding to support and sustain your incentives? Liberty Middle School experienced all of these pitfalls when we first attempted to implement P.B.I.S. After some careful reflection, analyzing of our discipline data, honest conversations with administration, faculty and staff, re-branding and revamping of the P.B.I.S. school-wide program, we were able to successfully launch and sustain our school-wide program and move to Operational status.

Summary

  1. Participants will learn how to rebrand/revitalize their existing P.B.I.S. programs.

2. Participants will learn how to secure funding for student and teacher incentives.

3. Participants will learn how to build and sustain an effective P.B.I.S. Team.

4. Participants will learn how to increase and sustain desired behaviors from students throughout the school year.

5. Participants will receive editable resources that can be used immediately at their schools.

Evidence

  1. Since our Second Time Around, we have achieved Operational Status for PBIS Implementation from the Board of Education for 4 years.
  2. Each years our discipline data shows a steady decrease in behaviors that result in ODRs.
  3. Highest middle school CCRPI score increase in our district which we attribute to the consistent implementation of PBIS.
  4. School-wide participation and implementation has increased.
  5. Membership and attendance to PBIS committee meetings, functions and incentives has increased.
  6. We have presented and asked to return to present at several conferences.
  7. Schools from across the state have come to visit and see our PBIS program in action.
  8. We have mentored and provided professional development for schools and districts interested in implementing PBIS in their schools.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Courtney Randle

She is a native New Yorker. Educated K-12 in the New York City Public Schools. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics from Spelman College, her Masters in the Art of Teaching from the University of South Carolina, an additional Masters of Education with a focus on Divergent Learning from Columbia College. She is National Board Certified in Early Adolescent Mathematics and has been selected as the Teacher of the Year for different schools twice and District Teacher of the Year once. She is a 20 veteran classroom teacher and has outside of the classroom for 4 years as an Instructional Coach. She is the also the Title I Contact and P.B.I.S. Coach for her school.

Keyword Descriptors

P.B.I.S., School Incentives, Behavior Intervention, Check In - Check Out

Presentation Year

March 2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

3-4-2019 5:30 PM

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The Second Time Around: Making P.B.I.S. Work

Poster Session (Harborside)

Have you tried to implement P.B.I.S. at your school with little or no success? Are you experiencing limited support from your administration, faculty, staff, parents and students? Do you lack the funding to support and sustain your incentives? Liberty Middle School experienced all of these pitfalls when we first attempted to implement P.B.I.S. After some careful reflection, analyzing of our discipline data, honest conversations with administration, faculty and staff, re-branding and revamping of the P.B.I.S. school-wide program, we were able to successfully launch and sustain our school-wide program and move to Operational status.