We are pleased to announce that this year’s NEPBIS Network Leadership Forum is accepting proposals for presentations. You are invited to submit proposals for the following: oral presentations, symposium sessions (10-20 minute presentations organized by the conference committee around similar themes), and poster presentations.
Submission deadline: Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Review the submission guidelines and a scoring rubric prior to submitting a proposal; note that submissions from the Northeast Network States (CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, & VT) will be prioritized. Please click here to submit your proposals. We are excited to review your proposal and put together an interesting and informative forum.
Further information on the 7th Annual Northeast PBIS Network Leadership Forum in Mystic, Conn. — scheduled for May 17-18, 2018 — is available at nepbis.org.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in Mystic.
Neag School of Education’s Center for Behavioral Education and Research (CBER) hosted “Enhancing Equity in School Discipline” on Nov. 9 featuring Kent McIntosh from the University of Oregon, Charlene Russell-Tucker, Chief Operating Officer, Connecticut State Department of Education, and Jennifer Freeman from the University of Connecticut. The event was held on the Storrs Campus and was co-sponsored by the Connecticut State Department of Education and the Connecticut School Climate Transformation Grant.
Dr. George Sugai gave a keynote speech at the 10th anniversary of Missouri Prevention Center, University of Missouri. For more information about his address “Now More than Ever: Doubling Up on Prevention and Behavioral Sciences,” please click here.
CBER Ph.D. student Sarah Wilkinson is featured in National Center for Leadership in Intensive Interventions newsletter for her collaboration with Dr. Paul Yovanoff at Southern Methodist University.
For more information about CBER student researchers, please visit our Student Researchers page.
The Northeast PBIS Network hosted a summit and celebration for recently endorsed trainers. To become endorsed, each trainer completed and met competencies of the rigorous Northeast PBIS Training of Trainers (NEPBIS TOT). As part of this work, each trainer demonstrated the ability to effectively train and support schools in implementing PBIS with fidelity.
Pictured here are three of the seven trainers: Christine Peck, Tracey Lamothe, and Eben McKnight. Not pictured are: Cynthia Zingler, Amanda Pickett, Christine Cappabianca, and Missy Wrigley. Faculty from the Center for Behavioral Education and Research developed and continue to coordinate the program in partnership with the CT State Department of Education.
Dr. Allison Lombardi, Dr. Jen Freeman, and Graham Rifenbark (CBER research scientist and grad student) published a new article about college and career readiness for adolescents with and without disabilities. Congratulations!
Lombardi, A., Freeman, J., Rifenbark, G. (2017). Modeling college and career readiness for adolescents with and without disabilities: A bifactor approach. Exceptional Children.
Michael Coyne will be featured presenter at two upcoming events: A conference sponsored by the The Dyslexia Foundation, “Dyslexia & Literacy: Differences within Differences” on October 13 at the Harvard Medical School, and a conference sponsored by the Connecticut Council for Educational Reform, “Leading for Literacy” October 10 in Rocky Hill.
Dr. Lisa Sanetti and Dr. Kathleen Williamson, a Neag alumnus, published a new article on classroom management practices and fidelity.
Sanetti, L. M. H., Williamson, K. M., Long, A. C. J., Kratochwill, T. R. (2017). Increasing in-service teacher implementation of classroom management practices through consultation, implementation planning, and participant modeling. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.
Please click here for more information.
CBER’s George Sugai, Jen Freeman, Brandi Simonsen, and Tamika La Salle recently published an article as co-authors.
Sugai, G., Freeman, J., Simonsen, B., La Salle, T., & Fixsen, D. (2017). National climate change: Doubling down on our precision and emphasis on prevention and behavioral sciences. Report on Emotional Behavioral Disorders in Youth, 17(3), 58-63.
Congratulations and thank you for your contributions!
Dr. George Sugai co-wrote an article- Educators must teach civility, inclusiveness. Please read the article here.