First Annual PAPBS Implementers' Forum: "Going to Scale with PBIS"
More than 700 administrators, educators and behavioral health agency personnel attended the First Annual “Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Implementers' Forum: Going to Scale with PBIS," on May 18-19, 2011.
2011 School Recognition
On Thursday, January 13, 2011, 12 schools were recognized by the Pennsylvania Positive Support Network during a breakfast meeting with Dr. Rob Horner at the Pennsylvania Department of Education Conference held at the Hershey Lodge. These schools were recognized for implementing the universal level of SWPBS with fidelity. Each school received a letter of commendation and a banner to display at their school. Congratulations to the following schools .
Slide show of representatives from schools that were recognized
Abington Junior High School – Abington School District
Swiftwater Elementary Center – Pocono Mountain School District
Clear Run Elementary Center – Pocono Mountain School District
J. M. Grasse Elementary School – Pennridge School District
Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School – Pottsgrove School District
John R. Bonfield Elementary School – Warwick School District
F. A. March Elementary School – Easton School District
Boothwyn Elementary School – Chichester School District
Donald H. Eichorn Elementary School – Lewisburg Area School District
Avalon Elementary School – Northgate School District
Elk Valley Elementary School – Girard School District
Maplewood Junior/Senior High School – Penn Crest School District
On Thursday, May 19, 2011, an additional 23 schools were recognized at the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Implementers’ Forum:
Abington SD, Ryder Elementary E and W Buildings
Chichester Area SD, Hilltop and Linwood Elementary Schools
Coatesville Area SD, North Brandywine Middle School
East Stroudsburg SD, East Stroudsburg Elementary School
Easton Area SD, Cheston Area and Palmer Elementary Schools
Greater Nanticoke Area SD, Greater Nanticoke Area Elementary School
Pocono Mountain SD, Clear Run Elementary School
Wyoming Area SD, Kennedy Elementary School
Bellefonte Area SD, Bellefonte Elementary School and Bellefonte Middle School
Central Dauphin SD, Tri-Community Elementary School
Harmony Area SD, Harmony Elementary School
Jersey Shore Area SD, Jersey Shore and Salladasburg Elementary Schools
Muncy SD, Ward L Myers Elementary School
West Branch Area SD, West Branch Area Elementary School
Laurel SD, Laurel Junior/Senior High School and Elementary School
Northgate SD, Bellevue Elementary School and Northgate Middle and High School
Second Annual Forum Recognizes Schools and Programs
Approximately 1,000 people attended the Second PAPBS Implementers’ Forum on May 23-24, 2012 in Hershey. Forty-nine schools and nine early childhood programs were recognized for implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with fidelity. Keynote presentations and several workshops featured speakers known nationally for their leadership and expertise in developing the PBIS model, and implementing and evaluating it. Many of the programs and schools involved with PBIS presented workshops describing their experience and providing tips and resources for others. A brief presentation on the most recent evaluation highlighted how schools that are implementing PBIS with fidelity have increased their PSSA test scores in reading and math.
2011-2012 Program-Wide and School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition
Fifty-eight schools and early childhood programs were recognized at the Second Annual PAPBS Implementers’ Forum held on May 23-24, 2012. Early childhood programs were recognized and received their award banner from Dr. Mary Louise Hemmeter, associate professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University who gave the keynote presentation on May 23. On Thursday, May 24, during Dr. Lucille Eber’s opening keynote, elementary, middle schools and high schools were recognized for operating with fidelity at the Universal Level for at least one academic year. List of programs and schools.
Third Annual PAPBS Implementers' Forum Session Videos
The 2013 Implementers’ Forum on "Expansion with Fidelity" was held May 29-30, 2013 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. The forum was sponsored by the Bureau of Special Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education, with support from the member agencies of Pennsylvania’s State Leadership Team (SLT) for School Based Behavioral Health (SBBH).
2012-2013 School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition: Eighty schools were recognized at the Third Annual PAPBS Implementers’ Forum held on May 29-30, 2013.
List of schools recognized
Slideshow of Schools and Programs Recognized
2012-2013 Program-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition:
On May 29, 2013 at the Third Annual PAPBS Implementers Forum, nine Early Childhood Programs were recognized for their successful implementation of PBIS at the Tier 1/Universal level.
· CSIU 16 Pre-K Counts: Line Mountain Pre-K Counts
· CSIU 16 Pre-K Counts: Milton Pre-K Counts
· Jolly Toddlers Child Care Jolly Toddlers
· Lancaster CAP Head start: Carol B. Winters Center
· Schuylkill Child Development, Inc.: Fountain Springs Center
· Schuylkill Child Development, Inc.: Duncott Center
· Schuylkill Child Development, Inc:: Mahoney City Center
· Schuylkill Child Development, Inc.: Pottsville Center
· Schuylkill Child Development, Inc.: Shenandoah Center
Fourth Annual PAPBS Implementers' Forum Session Videos and handouts
The fourth annual PAPBS Implementers' Forum (May 28-29,2014) was successfully received and featured record-breaking attendance. The 2014 Forum introduced several new activities, including a film festival and poster session that allowed local implementers to showcase the great happenings from their sites. The Forum's opening keynote session highlighted youth perspectives on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and included two live presentations by youth affiliated with Minding Your Mind (http://mindingyourmind.org/). Presentations throughout the Forum were organized by multiple content strands including Universal Tier 1 exemplars, advanced tier supports, inter-connected systems/ systems of care, family and community partnerships, early childhood implementation, coaching, higher education, and high school implementation. The forum also highlighted several nationally acclaimed speakers with expertise in PBIS, including Drs. George Sugai and Kevin Moore. An archive of the Forum's keynote and breakout sessions is available in a streaming media and closed captioned format at http://tiny.cc/bhwjox.
2013-2014 School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition: 2014 School wide recipients
2013-2014 Program-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition:
List of 2014 Programs recognized
Fifth Annual PAPBS Implementers (May 27 & 28, 2015)
Over 1300 people attended the 5th annual Implementers Forum held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.
Check out some of the Schools and Programs recognized during the Forum.
2014-2015 School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition 2015 School wide recipients
2014-2015 Program-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition 2015 Program- Wide Recipients
Sixth Annual PAPBS Implementers Forum (May 5 & 6, 2016)
Over 1300 participants attended the 6th annual Implementers’ Forum held at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center on May 5 & 6, 2016. With contributions from researchers and implementers in the field, the Implementer’s Forum addressed specialized program strands at the early childhood, elementary, middle and high school and higher education levels.
213 School teams and Programs are Recognized at the May 5 & 6, 2016 Implementers forum.
2015-2016 School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition
Of the 213 recognized, seventy-one schools/programs were acknowledged for meeting their first year of fidelity to Tier 1; 114 schools/programs were recognized for sustaining Tier 1 with fidelity; 22 schools/programs for Tier 2 and 6 schools/programs for all tiers. Click Here for the schools and programs recognized at the May 5 & 6, 2016 Implementers Forum.
May 16 & 17, 2017: Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Implementers' Forum
Many of the session were recorded and will be available soon. Stay tuned for more information.
2016-2017 School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Recognition
280 schools and programs were recognized and honored during the May 16 & 17, 2017 Implementers Forum.
Of the 280 recognized, 90 schools/programs were acknowledged for meeting their first year of fidelity to Tier 1; 133 schools/programs were recognized for sustaining Tier 1 with fidelity; 39 schools/programs for implementing Tier 1 and Tier 2 with fidelity; and 18 schools/programs implementing all three tiers with fidelity.
CLICK HERE for the schools and programs recognized at the May 16 &17, 2017 Implementers Forum
CLICK HERE for Streaming Media of recorded keynote session and workshops can be accessed at