August 20-22, 2018: Positive Behaviour Supports And How This Benefits All Kids In All Classrooms – 3 days

This strand will introduce participants to a Positive Behavior Support (PBS) approach to addressing problem behavior in school settings. Participants will learn about indirect and direct assessment strategies for understanding the function of a student’s problem behavior, as well as ecological influences that increase the likelihood that problem behavior will occur. Participants will also learn about evidence-based strategies for addressing problem behavior. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities to practice assessment strategies and identify intervention strategies that are logically-linked to the features of problem behavior.

Days Topics Covered


Day 1
August 20, 2018
How Does a Focus on SRL Help us in Understand Learning and How to Support it?

  • PBS: What it is, what it isn’t
  • Core features of PBS
  • The PBS process: From assessment to intervention
  • Basic principles of behavior: Understanding environmental influences on behavior
  • Functional Behavior Assessment: Goals and values
  • Understanding why problem behavior occurs
  • Indirect assessment strategies: Functional Assessment Interview
 Day 2
August 21, 2018
Functional Behavior Assessment
Developing PBS Plans
  • Direct assessment strategies: Functional Assessment Observation, ABC charts and other assessment strategies
  • Using assessment information to chart a course for intervention planning
  • Overview of PBS Plans: Considerations
  • PBS Plan development process
Day 3
August 22, 2018
Developing PBS Plans
  • Designing individualized PBS plans
  • Strategies to prevent problem behavior
  • Teaching new, more appropriate behaviors
  • Effective responses for appropriate behaviors
  • Effective responses for problematic behaviors