Come see us in San Francisco!

13th Annual (1)We hope to connect with you in San Francisco next week at the 2016 APBS Conference. We will be presenting a workshop for our We Have Skills curriculum and hosting a table. We will have great swag, products for sale and information about everything we do to support PBIS. The 13th annual conference will take place at the Westin St. Francis hotel from March 23-26.

The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of positive behavior support. The mission of APBS is to help individuals improve their quality of life and reduce problem behaviors by advancing the development and use of positive behavior support. Here are some of the highlights we are looking forward to.

Thursday 9:30-10:45 An Ounce of Prevention: Problem Solving forImproving Teirs 1 and 2. Sara McDaniel is the Ted Carr Initial Researcher Award recipient this year. She will be presenting on a multi-faceted problem solving approach for implementation in schools.

Thursday 4:30-5:45 Beyond the School Yard: Positive Behavior Support in Tacoma Neighborhoods. Kelcey Schmitz and Gregory Benner of the University of Washington discuss their community wide effort to link families, neighborhoods and school to build a positive environment for kids. See how The Whole Child Initiative engages the urban area to make schools safer.

Thursday Night Poster Session. The poster session is a great opportunity for attendees to get more information about research and projects that are happening in the PBIS space. There will be over two dozen posters at the session, so everyone will find someone to connect with!

Friday 8:30-9:45 Blending Cultural Responsiveness and SWPBS to Teach School-wide and Classroom Expectations. This presentation addresses the importance and effects of blending cultural responsiveness and school-wide positive behavior supports by developing and implementing social skill instruction that integrated parents’ input to teach school-wide expectations and classroom rules for African American students.

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Friday 11:30-12:45 Promoting Social Skills Associated with Academic Success. Presented by Jessie Marquez, the principal instructional designer at IRIS Educational media, will be presenting with James Wood of the San Juan School District in California on the effectiveness of teaching social skills in early elementary school.

What are you looking forward to about the conference? Let us know in the comments below. See you soon!