12th Annual NorthWest PBIS Conference, February 26-28 2014

Click to go to registration siteFebruary 26-28, 2014,   Portland, Oregon

The 12th Annual NorthWest PBIS Conference is the practitioner’s conference for home, school and community.  Premier presenters and a dynamic program draw attendees from across the United States, Canada and as far away as Norway, Japan and Qatar. Join us on Wednesday February 26 for intensive half or full-day workshops. On Thursday and Friday, February 27-28, choose from nearly 150 sessions featuring resources and strategies to support school and early childhood professionals, family members and community practitioners in PBIS implementation. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Looking for something fun to do Thursday night Feb 27th while at the conference? Then come to our wine and beer tasting FUNdraiser from 4:30-6:30. Tickets only $15 and proceeds support expansion of our Early Childhood PBIS outreach. See More!

Keynote Speakers:

Thursday, February 27: Russell Skiba Ph.D, Indiana University. Director: Equity Project, Director: Discipline Disparities Research to Practice Collaborative, Director: PBIS Indiana

Beyond Race Neutrality: Challenges in Developing Culturally Responsive PBIS:  Disproportionality in office disciplinary referrals and exclusionary discipline continues to be a critical problem in our nation’s schools.  This talk will explore our current knowledge about disciplinary disparities and frame the challenges involved in addressing such disparities within a PBIS framework.

Friday, February 28: Amy McCart PhD, Co-Director SWIFT Center, Associate Research Professor Beach Center on Disability, University of Kansas

Do You Really Mean All?  PBIS as a Driver of Inclusive School Reform Supporting Students with Extensive Needs  This presentation will address the role of PBIS in the national inclusive education reform movement.  When discussions of all students emerge, immediately following are questions regarding how can we actually meet the needs of all students, particularly those with the most extensive needs with our current resources.  The answer lies in the braiding of resources and supports in new ways to form a community of educators celebrated for their contributions while supported by effective school leadership.  A positive school culture, a cornerstone of PBIS, with an effective educator support system are key variables in this process of transformation.  The presentation will offer exemplar of support in practice and introduce how the National Technical Assistance Center on Inclusive School Reform (The SWIFT Center) embeds PBIS within an MTSS framework to support all students. Do we really mean all?  Yes!

Preview the complete schedule and session descriptions here:

 2014 Program

Please download presentation materials here.

 REGISTER NOW:  https://www.regonline.com/12thannualnwpbisconference

Conference Fees include attendance,  conference materials, continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and lunches.

      • Full conference: $325
      • Two days: $250
      • One day: $160

Parent/Family Conference Fees:  NWPBIS Network is pleased to offer a special discounted rate of $50 per day for parents/family members referred by schools, early childhood programs or community agencies.  Please contact Myra Classen NWPBISEventsOR@pbisnetwork.org  for more information.

Conference Location: Red Lion Inn on the River, 909 N Hayden Island Drive, Portland Oregon 97217

NWPBIS Conference Hotel Rates: Rooms at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach are now sold out. Rooms are still available at the Oxford Suites Portland Jantzen Beach located directly next door for $89 for King Suite or $95 for Queen Suite. Go to oxfordsuitesportland.com and enter Promo Code NWPBIS or call (503) 283-3030 and ask for the NWPBIS Conference Room Block.


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