This two-day forum for school, state, district, and regional Leadership Teams and other professionals has been designed to help increase the effectiveness of PBIS implementation.
The National PBIS Leadership Forum is a technical assistance activity of the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on PBIS and provides an opportunity for the Center to share information on the latest applications of PBIS. Center Partners select and organize conference strands, select session topics, and invite session leaders based on content area expertise. Session leaders invite exemplar presenters from sites known to be implementing specific applications of PBIS. Exemplar presenters are often identified from sites participating in the previous year’s poster presentation.
Sessions are organized by strands that support initial through advanced implementation in elementary, middle, and high schools as well as juvenile justice, alternative education settings, and mental health facilities.
Tier II Systems & Practices
Tier III Systems & Practices
Mental Health Integration
Leadership teams early in the process of PBIS implementation will gain information about initiating implementation and obtain examples of successful early development.
Featuring keynote speakers Chris Borgmeier and Patti Hershfeldt.
Chris Borgmeier, PhD, is a professor in the Special Education Department at Portland State University. His research interests focus on School-wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SW-PBIS), Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) and intervention, implementation of evidence-based practices and systems change in schools.
Dr. Borgmeier is particularly interested in working with schools and school districts to maximize resources to implement evidence-based practices for students with challenging behavior and behavioral disorders. This begins with a strong foundation in universal (Tier 1) intervention that provides a safe, positive school experience that maximizes instructional time for all students. Much of his current work focuses on developing tools to train school personnel to better understand students with challenging behavior and how to intervene based on an understanding of the function or purpose of the problem behavior.
Dr. Borgmeier earned his PhD at the University of Oregon and worked as a PBIS coordinator at a school district in the Bay Area in California before coming to Portland State University. He has been a trainer and consultant for SW-PBIS implementation efforts across the United States and Canada. Dr. Borgmeier currently serves as board vice president for the Northwest PBIS Network, Inc.
Patti Hershfeldt, Ed.D, is the Assistant- Director of the Mid-Atlantic PBIS Network at Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore Maryland. Dr. Hershfeldt as an Implementer Partner with the United States Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)’s National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). In her role with the center, she assists with implementation of PBIS by providing training and technical assistance to states and districts, specific to high school implementation, across the country. She co-leads the national high school workgroup and is the co-coordinator of the APBS High School Network. Both of which address the need for high school implementers to form a community for engaging in shared problem solving and collaboration as well as a forum for researchers to make connections. Dr. Hershfeldt is a Steering Team member for the Family-School-Community Alliance. She is a Faculty Associate for the Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, teaching coursework and supporting doctoral candidates in Special Education. Dr. Hershfeldt’s research interests include implementation in high schools, equity, youth voice, and coaching and has published in these areas.
(Snowdate January 9th)
The NEPBIS Leadership Forum provides an regional opportunity to learn and connect with others around PBIS and related efforts in schools and community. The forum provides an opportunity for educators, administrators, trainers, and family members to network around multi-tiered behavioral frameworks in their schools and community.