PBIS- Positive Behavior Interventions Supports

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a 3 tiered framework that guides school teams in the selection, integration and implementation of evidence-based practices for improving academic, social and behavior outcomes for all students. The Supporting Alternatives for Fair Education (SAFE) Act, or Ohio House Bill 318, requires Ohio public schools to adopt policies and procedures regarding PBIS. PBIS is not a curriculum or a one-day training. Instead, PBIS is a systems change process that requires on-going commitment in order to create effective systems for teaching and addressing behavior and social-emotional skills. Initial and ongoing PBIS training and coaching is provided by a certified Ohio Master PBIS trainer and designed to provide the guidance and support necessary for creating sustainable change within school systems. There are multiple training options available for districts, depending on the assessed needs of individual districts as well as the level of and continuity of existing PBIS systems already in place. 

Tier 1 Training

Tier 1 training provides an overview of the what, why, and how of PBIS as well as walks district level teams through building the foundational systems, collecting initial data to drive decision making, and implementing beginning practices that can help to support staff and students across all settings. As Tier 1 systems serve as the foundation upon which all other tiers are built, this 3 full days training is intended to be spaced out over the course of multiple months in order to allow teams to create and implement the Tier 1 framework practices as well as progress monitor for fidelity of implementation across buildings.  

Tier 2 Training

Tier 2 training provides a detailed overview of the practices and systems used to provide targeted support for students who are not successful with Tier 1 supports alone. The focus is on supporting students who are at risk for developing more serious problem behavior before they start. Like Tier 1, this 3 full day training is intended to be spaced out over the course of multiple months in order to allow teams to create and implement Tier 2 framework practices as well as progress monitor for fidelity of implementation across buildings. A district's Tier 1 system must be operating with continuity and fidelity across the district, which may result in a several year gap between Tier 1 training and Tier 2 training. 

Tier 3 Training

Tier 3 training will provide a detailed overview of the systems and practices used to provide targeted support for those students who need more intense, individualized supports than those provided by Tier 1 and Tier 2. This PBIS training is anticipated to be available in the fall of 2023.  

What is Effective Classroom Management Training

Effective Classroom Practice training focuses on how to bring the schoolwide PBIS tier 1 systems and practices into the individual classroom and is extremely beneficial for providing practical application guidance for staff. This 6-8 hour training can be delivered in one session or multiple sessions, depending on district scheduling needs.  

Training Overall Duration: 6-8 hours
Group size: Unlimited
Location: In-person
Target Audience: Classroom teachers
Cost: $1000 per training sign up

What is Opioid Mitigation Training?

Due to the continued increase in reported overdose deaths and the opioid epidemic impact on student wellbeing, the Ohio Department of Education recently created an Opioid Mitigation Strategies training. Created as part of the School Climate and Transformation Grant, this training is designed to give school staff the tools in order to recognize and prevent opioid use among students by increasing awareness of how trauma and opioid use are interconnected and promote alignment of preventative and mitigation strategies within the PBIS framework implementation. 

Time: 45 minutes
Session size: unlimited
Location: Virtual or in-person
Target Audience: Administration and Classroom teachers
Cost: $300 per session

Additional PBIS Coaching Sessions

These highly individualized sessions are meant to provide additional support to districts in between structured Tier training sessions and can vary in length and frequency according to each district's identified needs.   

Cost: $419 per day

For More Information on the Trainings or Pricing Contact

Related Services Supervisor

Rachel Gerber

[email protected]

(740) 349-4986 

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