Thanks for continuing to share information about your distance learning plans to help other schools support the positive and prosocial behaviors to meet the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students.
If you are looking for uplifting examples of the things that schools and districts are doing to support families and prepare for distance learning, you can:
- Check out the continuously updated Minnesota PBIS & Distance Learning resource site
- Follow our @pbisMN Twitter feed, and share what you are doing using #pbisMN.
Here are a few simple recommendations below from the National Center on PBIS to create a PBIS behavior teaching matrix when transitioning to online education:
- Keep the same school-wide behavior expectations.
- Use online activities as your settings.
- Consider online-specific behaviors that need to be taught.
- Teach directly. Don’t just post it.
More details in the practice guide Creating a PBIS Behavior Teaching Matrix for Remote Instruction, including an example matrix courtesy of Grandview Middle School, Westonka Public Schools ISD 277.
Extended Deadline for Sustaining Exemplar Recognition
Thank you to schools and districts that have already completed the application for Sustaining Exemplar Recognition. With the time needed by schools and districts to address COVID-19 planning, we have extended the application window until May 5, 2020.
We will continue to publicly recognize all schools and districts that meet exemplar criteria by:
- Listing them on the Sustaining Exemplar webpage
- Including them in an official MDE press release
- Giving them a signed certificate by the Commissioner of Education
- Honoring them at the MN PBIS Summer Institute Recognition Ceremony
Application is here on our Sustaining Exemplar Recognition webpage.
Minnesota PBIS Summer Institute and Film Festival
During this unprecedented time and its impact for in-person conferences, the PBIS State Leadership Team is reassessing how the PBIS Summer Institute will be delivered. We will keep everyone updated on our Summer Institute webpage. Thank you to all for your patience and hard work supporting our students.
Please feel free to contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
Our request for breakout sessions is open and the applications can be found on our Summer Institute webpage. The request for Film Festival Submissions will be posted in March 2020.
Spring Cohort Training Materials Available
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework for organizing strategies to enhance academic and social outcomes using databased decision making. Description here in Minnesota Statute 122A.627. Research supporting PBIS: More info about PBIS>
PBIS Recognition Schools/Districts
Application open until 5/5/20 to be recognized as a Sustaining Exemplar School or District for 2019-2020! More info about exemplars here>
Spring Cohort Materials
Find recommendations for common experiences that schools encounter after implementing PBIS over time. More info about PBIS Recommendations>