‘Connecticut Summit on PBIS’ on May 20

Stock imageThe “Connecticut Summit on PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)” will be held on Friday, May 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the UConn Student Union Ballroom. The summit is sponsored by the Connecticut State Department of Education, State Education Resource Center, the Office of Special Education Programs’ National Center on PBIS and the Center for Behavioral Education and Research in the Neag School of Education. The registration fee is $50, which includes lunch. Attendance will be limited to 300, so registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

“The purpose of the summit is to bring together school, district and state leaders to discuss PBIS implementation possibilities in Connecticut. This summit is important, because the number of schools implementing PBIS is rapidly growing,” said Dr. George Sugai, co-director of the National Center on PBIS and director of the Neag Center for Behavioral Education and Research.

For UConn and the Neag School, the summit will provide an opportunity to establish collaborative relationships with PBIS implementers and policy-makers. Three national keynote presenters, led by Sugai as moderator, will discuss how academic achievement can be enhanced through schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports:

  • “PBIS Accomplishments, Research and Future Directions” with Rob Horner, co-director of the National Center on PBIS and director of education and community supports, University of Oregon
  • “Statewide Implementation of an Integrated Literacy and Behavior Support Approach” with Steve Goodman, co-director of Michigan’s Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative
  • “Blueprint for State- and District-wide PBIS Implementation” with Susan Barrett, lead trainer and coordinator for the National Center on PBIS, Maryland PBIS Network

To register, visit “Connecticut Summit on PBIS” online at www.ctserc.org. For more information on registration, call Tiffany Reyes, 860-632-1485, ext. 210. For content questions, call Kristina Jones, 860-632-1485, ext. 377. For UConn or Neag information, contact Nancy Gianetti at nancy.gianetti@uconn.edu.