6 Steps to Implementing Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support


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Speakers: Peter J. Alter, Terrance M. Scott

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Webinar Description

Snapshot: Teachers consistently cite student behavior as the major challenge to their effectiveness in the classroom. In many schools, teachers struggle with student behavior classroom by classroom, often learning the hard way what decades of research have shown–that simply focusing on students with obvious problem behaviors doesn’t work.

School-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) promotes K-12 student success through effective communication of core expectations and desirable behaviors for all students.  Educators actively look for changes they can make in the physical environment to prevent and address problems. The focus is on academic performance as well as on behavior because evidence suggests that, to be effective, PBS must do both.

In this webinar, Dr. Terrance M. Scott and Dr. Peter Alter of the University of Louisville, who have conducted hundreds of presentations and trainings throughout the United States and Canada, present their plan for schoolwide implementation in an elementary or secondary school.

Webinar Topics:

  • The vital role of consistency–getting all faculty and staff to agree on basic behavioral expectations
  • How to monitor and evaluate “non-responder” students and identify those students in need of the most intensive interventions
  • How to predict undesirable behaviors and prevent them through rules, routines, and physical arrangements
  • How to create routines and arrangements to increase the probability of student success through curriculum, timing, modeling, and proximity>
  • How to use curriculum-based assessment to evaluate and alter instructional plans

Providing case studies of real-school implementations, Dr. Scott and Dr. Alter will focus on both academic and social behaviors as they walk you through their 6 steps to implementation:

  1. Team and consensus building
  2. School-wide planning
  3. Developing instructional plans
  4. Consequences
  5. Monitoring behavior
  6. Data-based decision-making

Dr. Scott and Dr. Alter will present each step in detail, telling you how PBS programs have been implemented at the middle school and high school level as well as the elementary school level.


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About the Speakers

Peter J. Alter

Peter Alter

is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Peter has published multiple journal articles and book chapters and conducted over 50 regional, national and international presentations on classroom intervention strategies and behavior supports. He is the current co-editor of the professional journal Beyond Behavior. Prior to earning his doctorate, Peter spent 10 years working with students with challenging behavior, including six years in Florida public schools as a teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disorders in self-contained settings. He was the winner of the 2006 Carl Fenichel Memorial Research Award for the outstanding dissertation in the area of behavior disorders.

Terrance M. Scott

Terrance Scott (1)

is a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville where he directs the Center for Academic and Behavior Research. Terrance M. Scott, PhD, began his special education career as a counselor in a residential treatment center adjudicated adolescent boys. After receiving his master’s degree in special education he taught in self-contained classrooms and directed public school programs for students  with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Terrance has authored more than 70 published articles, book chapters, and training media in the areas of behavioral disorders and behavioral support systems and is a past editor of the professional journal Beyond Behavior. In 2004, he received the Distinguished Early Career Award from the Research Division of the International Council for Exceptional Children. His main research interests are related to students with challenging behavior, with special focus on school-wide prevention, effective instruction, functional behavior assessment, and effective classroom and behavior management.


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