COVID-19 Resources

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:

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:

  1. Keep the same school-wide behavior expectations.
  2. Use online activities as your settings.
  3. Consider online-specific behaviors that need to be taught.
  4. 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:

Application is here on our Sustaining Exemplar Recognition webpage.

Please contact your regional coordinators for specific questions or email mde.pbis@state.mn.us

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 mde.pbis@state.mn.us 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

Training materials for Cohorts 14 and 15 available by region below:
North, Metro, South


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

Spring cohort presentations and tools for February-March 2020 trainings are available here:
North> | Metro> | South>

PBIS Recommendations

Find recommendations for common experiences that schools encounter after implementing PBIS over time. More info about PBIS Recommendations>