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1  Getting Started: Work Smarter, Not Harder Michele Wackman School Psychologist District #623

2 Before you add one more thing….

3 PBIS Philosophy  Never stop doing what works  Focus on the smallest changes that will produce the largest effects on valued outcomes  Make any initiative adapt to your school culture  Never introduce something new without simultaneously defining what you will stop doing to create the resources for the new effort.

4 Problem/Challenge Whenever a new initiative is introduced to a school, district/region, or state, the general approach is to “form a team/committee” to develop a plan for implementation. Although this initiative might be a worthwhile, implementation efforts often struggle because of a number of challenges:  Few resources, staff, time, etc.  Duplication of effort with other initiatives and efforts  Lack of clarity regarding purpose and outcomes  Lack of priority  Etc.

5 Working Smarter (Not Harder)  Allows schools to identify the multiple committees within their school  Helps in identifying purposes, outcomes, target groups, and staff  Assists schools in addressing, evaluating, and restructuring committees and initiatives to address school improvement plan  Important for schools to identify that school-wide PBIS is integrated into existing committees and initiatives

6 Prioritizing and Integrating Initiatives: Work Smarter Appendix B – Pages

7 Initiative, Committee PurposeOutcomeTarget Group Staff Involved SIP/SID Attendance Committee Increase attendance Increase % of students attending daily All studentsEric, Ellen, Marlee Goal #2 Character Education Improve character All studentsMarlee, J.S., Ellen Goal #3 Safety CommitteeImprove safetyPredictable response to threat/crisis Dangerous students Has not metGoal #3 School Spirit Committee Enhance school spirit Improve moraleAll studentsHas not met Discipline Committee Improve behaviorDecrease office referralsBullies, antisocial students, repeat offenders Ellen, Eric, Marlee, Otis Goal #3 DARE CommitteePrevent drug useHigh/at-risk drug users Don EBS Work GroupImplement 3-tier model Decrease office referrals, increase attendance, enhance academic engagement, improve grades All studentsEric, Ellen, Marlee, Otis, Emma Goal #2 Goal #3 Sample Teaming Matrix

8 Initiative, Project, Committee PurposeOutcomeTarget Group Staff Involved SIP/SID etc Attendance Committee Character Education Safety Committee School Spirit Committee Discipline Committee DARE Committee EBS Work Group Working Smarter 1.Eliminate all initiatives that do NOT have a defined purpose and outcome measure. 2. Combine initiatives that have the same outcome measure and same target group 3. Combine initiatives that have 75% of the same staff 4. Eliminate initiatives that are not tied to School Improvement Goals.

9 Workgroup/ Committee/ Team Outcome/ Link to SIP Who do we serve? What is the ticket in? Names of Staff Non- negotiable District Mandate? How do we measure impact? Overlap? Modify? Attendance Committee studentsJunebug, Leo, Tom yesAttendance records Yes fold to SW PBIS SW PBS TeamStudents staff Ben, Tom, LounoOffice Referrals Attend, MIR, Nursing log,climate Yes continue Safety CommitteeStudents staff Toni, Barb, TomnoOffice Referrals BIG 5, climate Yes fold into SW PBIS School Spirit Committee studentsTomnoNoYes fold into SW PBIS Discipline CommitteestudentsTom, LounoOffice Referrals Yes fold into SW PBIS Student Support Team/Problem Solving Team studentsSteve, Sue,Jon, Tom yesDiscipline, DIBELS, FACTS… No continue School Improvement1,2,3Bill, Jon, Lou, Tom yesAll of the aboveYes continue Working Smarter- Systems / Staff Support

10 Workgroup/ Committee/ Team Outcome /Link to SIP Who do we serve? (students/staff/both) Names of staff on team Non- Negotiable District Mandate? How do we measure impact? Overlap? Modify? Manual—Appendix B Committee/Group/Self Assessment & Planning Section p.18,21

11 Activity #1 Step 1: Team Membership (cont) Step 1 : Identify Current Teams (discipline, instruction, climate, school improvement, parent support etc) Step 2 : Complete the Working Smarter matrix Step 3: Based on your results, what committees can you: (a) eliminate? (b) combine? (c) provide more support? (d) how can we infuse PBIS into our committees? Manual—pg. 18, 21—Appendix B

12 Step 2: Develop Brief Statement of Behavior Purpose

13 1. Positively stated sentences in length 3. Supportive of academic achievement 4. Contextually/culturally appropriate (e.g., age, level, language) 5. Comprehensive in scope (school-wide – ALL students, staff, and settings) 6. Agreement by >80% faculty and staff 7. Communicated to stakeholders (e.g., families, community members, district administrators) 8. Included in school publications (e.g., handbook, posters, newsletters) STEP 2 – Develop Behavior Purpose Statement Manual—pg. 50

14 Sample Behavior Statements Ex. 1 G. Ikuma School is a community of learners and teachers. We are here to learn, grow, and become good citizens. Ex. 2 At Abrigato School, we treat each other with respect, take responsibility for our learning, and strive for a safe and positive school for all!

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16 Central Park At Central Park, we are honest, responsible, respectful and safe. We are here to learn, so we will be responsible for our own learning. We will strive to be the best we can be, so that everyone in the school community can learn.

17 Activity #2 STEP 2: Statement of Behavior Purpose Step 1 : Develop your brief statement of behavior purpose. Step 2 : How will you involve staff in this work? Step 3: Be prepared to report out Behavior Purpose DRAFT Manual—pg

18 Activity – Complete Steps #1 and #2 Step 1: Team Membership (cont) Step 1 : Identify Current Teams (discipline, instruction, climate, school improvement, parent support etc) Step 2 : Complete the Working Smarter matrix Step 3: Based on your results, what committees can you: (a) eliminate? (b) combine? (c) provide more support? (d) how can we infuse PBIS into our committees? Manual—pg. 18, 21—Appendix B STEP 2: Statement of Behavior Purpose Step 1 : Develop your brief statement of behavior purpose. Step 2 : How will you involve staff in this work? Step 3: Be prepared to report out Behavior Purpose DRAFT Manual—pg


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