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Upcoming PBIS Trainings

PBIS within MTSS Refresher Training

In partnership with the Office of Learning Supports at the Colorado Department of Education, San Juan BOCES is pleased to announce a refresher training opportunity to jump start the rescale of PBIS in the Southwest Region!  Lynne DeSousa, PBIS Statewide Coordinator from CDE, will lead the training and provide information that will be valuable in our ongoing effort to apply PBIS systems and structures across tiers of a multi-tiered behavioral framework. 

The event is Aug 23rd from 8-3:30 pm. Location is TBD. Click here for registration.

Want to understand what is different about PBIS when it is embedded within a multi-tiered framework? Want to learn the latest research on effective PBIS implementation? Want access to ongoing support and networking opportunities? Then attend our refresher training!

The training is open to anyone on the Western Slope but will be targeting district-level leaders and school-based leadership teams. A school-based leadership team is a team whose mission it is to prioritize, develop, and implement evidence-based practices to improve the school culture and climate. A school administrator is a critical member of the team.

Objectives of the training: 

  1. Learn foundational principles, myths, and misconceptions of PBIS within an MTSS framework.
  2. Identify the critical features and infrastructure that support the practices used within the PBIS system across tiers. 
  3. Use the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) to identify strengths and growth areas of your current system.
  4. Consider key facilitators, barriers, and effective implementation practices that ensure positive outcomes
  5. Have opportunities to receive ongoing technical assistance and support from San Juan BOCES in partnership with the CDE Office of Learning Supports staff.

2019-20 PBIS within MTSS Integrated 3-Year Series

We are pleased to announce a three year training series for District-level Coaches and their accompanying school-based leadership teams. 

For the series, our intent is to start with exploration and infrastructure development for the effective initial implementation of PBIS at Tier 1 during the first year, provide follow-up and support opportunities to move into full implementation at tier 1 during year 2, and install systems and structures for tier 2 during year 3. The term “integration” that is embedded within the title of this training opportunity refers to our ongoing effort to fully align and integrate bullying prevention within universal implementation of PBIS. Schools partnering with us through this training series will be equipped to more fully address the culture and climate of their school by creating equitable environments and create a framework that matches supports to students’ needs. Our goal is to continue scaling up and rejuvenating Colorado PBIS across the tiers!   

Readiness Documents and Materials


What have attendees said about our previous Training Series?

“The opportunity to collaborate with colleagues across the state has made this one of the most valuable professional development experiences I've ever had.”

 Cindy McKee, Teacher and District Emergency Operations Coordinator, Gunnison School District

"In the first year of implementing PBIS in our building, we have reduced our behavior referrals by almost one half!  This has given me 56 days back to work on instruction with teachers and to continue to build a positive school culture instead of work on discipline!"

Ashley Winnen, Ed. D, Assistant Principal Homestake Peak School in Eagle County School District

”Our team has attended each meeting led by fantastic CDE people and feel that this has benefited the progress of our school so much!  It's so helpful to hear from other schools about their successes and get ideas on moving forward with our school.  This support is so valuable to the success of the implementation of PBIS!!”

Gigi Whalen, Principal, Douglas County School District 

“The PBIS Framework Series Training has brought an engaging opportunity for school-level teams to tackle the real-life work in our buildings. The presenters are so well-versed in the content and provide practical applications tailored to each school. Providing the framework needed to implement PBIS has allowed our teams to make systemic progress, with both students and staff, in desired outcomes for positive behavior, culture and climate...”

Niki Van Essen, Bully Prevention Implementation Coordinator, Thompson School District

 ”I encourage all schools, EC-12, to participate in CDE's PBIS Training Series! CDE does a phenomenal job meeting schools where they're at  in terms of PBIS implementation and roll-out, and provides comprehensive, applicable, and transformational guidance for schools and districts across our state, that results in improved behaviors, academics, school-wide discipline structures, and family partnerships.  As a PBIS Coach, I leave every session and series with valuable information to share with schools and have seen schools significantly enhance their PBIS structures…”

Erika Lopez, PBIS Coach, Thompson School District