Live Streaming Keynote and Sessions

We are happy to announce the 2018 PBIS Leadership Conference will partner with CESA 2, CESA 4, and CESA 8 to live stream the keynote, delivered by Dr. Tim Lewis, and three sessions on August 14. 

Cost: $75


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1221 Innovation Dr #205
Whitewater, WI 53190
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923 East Garland Dr
West Salem, WI 54669
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CESA 8 Logo

223 W Park St
Gillett, WI 54124
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Welcome and Keynote

August 14, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Tim Lewis has been involved in special education for 30 years.  Dr. Lewis has taught students with emotional and behavioral disorders in high school, elementary, and self-contained psychiatric settings.  At present, Dr. Lewis is Professor of Special Education at the University of Missouri. Dr. Lewis is a member of 13 editorial boards. Dr. Lewis has been involved with developing school-wide systems of behavioral support for over 20 years.  He has worked directly with school teams around the world, secured over $38 million in grants to support his research and demonstration efforts, and is a frequent contributor to the professional literature examining various aspects of Positive Behavior Support. Dr. Lewis directs the University of Missouri Center for School-wide Positive Behavior Support and is Co-Director of the national OSEP Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. His specialty areas include social skill instruction, functional assessment, and proactive school-wide discipline systems.


Break and Facilitated discussion 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.


Session A 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Using Data to Improve the Efficiency and Efficacy of Tier 2 Supports (Panel)

Emilie O'Connor

Andrew Bake (Valley View Elementary, Ashwaubenon School District), Jessica Beem (West Middleton Elementary, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District), Melanie Meister (Arboretum and Heritage Elementary Schools, Waunakee Area School District)

In order to effectively and efficiently serve students receiving tier 2 supports, healthy use of data is critical. This session will discuss the role of the tier 2 team in monitoring individual and aggregate student outcome, progress monitoring, and fidelity data to determine adjustments needed. Schools will highlight successes and learnings over time in these areas.

Strand = Tier 2 Systems and Practices, Data Based Decision Making

TFI Connection = Tier 2 Subscale: Evaluation Item: 2.10, 2.11, 2.12,2.13


Break for lunch, facilitated discussion and team work time 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.


Session B 12:45 - 2:00 p.m.

Strengthening Relationships to Strengthen Outcomes

Ali Hearn

The PBIS framework provides an opportunity to systematically make the process of strengthening relationships more explicit.  With the ability to increase the dosage of “relationship building” throughout the triangle, we are better equipped to help support ALL of our youth including the most vulnerable populations.  This session will explore the importance of relationships, how implementing PBIS with fidelity can increase the quantity and quality of student/teacher relationships, and how to increase dosage as needs of youth increase.  Participants will leave with specific examples of application at all three tiers, and considerations for using data to measure fidelity of implementation and student outcomes.

Strand = Tier 1 Systems Practices, Data Based Decision Making

TFI Connection = Tier 1 Subscale: Implementation, Evaluation Item: 1.6, 1.7, 1.10, 1.14


Break and Facilitated discussion 2:00-2:20 p.m.


Session C 2:20 - 3:35 p.m.

Journey to the Center of the Framework: Focusing on Equitable Systems to Support All

Michelle Polzin, Kent Smith

Are your current systems & practices getting in the way of supporting all students so that they are college & career ready? Changing systems and practices involves taking people on a journey that changes how they think, what they believe and how they interact. In this session, participants will learn how to create safe and supportive environments through discussion and application of key features of the WI Framework for Equitable Multi-Level Systems of Supports and The Model to Inform Culturally Responsive Practices. In this session, examples of how Wisconsin schools and districts have embarked on the journey will be shared.

Strand = Tier 1 Systems Practices, Data Based Decision Making, Equity

TFI Connection = Tier 1 Subscale: Implementation, Evaluation Item: 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.9, 1.12, 1.13, 1.15