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The Third Quest (February 2018)

Renewing and Re-energizing Your CHAMPS and Foundations Implementations (January 2018)

Closing the Gaps (November 2017)

ADAPT (October 2017)

Getting Started (August 2017)

Superheroes Social Skills for Students With ASD and Others (May 2017)

The Magic Is in the Instruction (March 2017)

Tough Kid Tier 2 Interventions: On-Task in a Box and Electronic Home Notes (Feb. 2017)

Bullying Solutions: Universal and Individual Strategies (Feb. 2017)

Safe & Civil Schools Climate & Safety Surveys (Jan. 2017)

FIRST STEP Next: Tier 2 Behavioral Intervention for Young Students (Nov. 2016)

Picture Perfect: Video Self-Modeling for Behavior Change
(October 2016)

Leadership in Behavior Support (September 2016)

Building a Climate for Coaching (March 2016)

Reducing Chronic Absenteeism (Nov. 2015)

Connections: A Tier 2 Strategy for Lasting Behavioral Change (Oct. 2015)

Making It Stick: Planning for Retention (Oct. 2015)

Positive Strategies for Tough Kid Behaviors (March 2015)

Foundations Overview: Developing a Schoolwide Plan for PBIS (Oct. 2014)

Universal Behavioral Screening and the New 2nd Edition of SSBD (Sept. 2014)

 

The Third Quest

Join Third Quest author Marilyn Sprick as she discusses this new and comprehensive intervention for struggling readers. The Third Quest, by Marilyn Sprick and Ann Watanabe, leverages intrigue and mystery to engage students as they take a trip through ancient history. Research-based lessons include word study with an emphasis on multisyllabic word reading, focus on fluency improvement, explicit instruction in sophisticated vocabulary, comprehension strategies, social studies and science content knowledge, and study skills. Suitable for grades 5 through adult, this program will be available for the 2018-2019 school year.

Webinar Date: February 15, 2018

Duration: 54 minutes

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Renewing and Re-energizing Your CHAMPS and Foundations Implementations

School improvement is a continuous process and requires ongoing attention. For many reasons—an ever-changing student body, inadequate record keeping, new leadership, and so on—CHAMPS and Foundations implementations may stall or derail. Randy Sprick explains how to assess the health of your implementation and what to do to recharge the initiative, if needed.

Webinar Date: January 9, 2018

Duration: 61 minutes

Download a PDF of the presentation and the Universal Prevention Checklist.

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Closing the Gaps: Tier 2 and Tier 3 Behavioral Interventions

Jessica Sprick discusses how to develop a continuum of evidence-based behavior supports. In many districts, Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports are idiosyncratic from one building to the next, and even in the same building from year to year depending on the personnel in the school at the time.

Based on this webinar, your school or district can adopt, modify, or develop a similar protocol to ensure best practices (evidence based) in providing Tier 2 and Tier 3 behavior supports.

Webinar Date: November 7, 2017

Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes

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ADAPT

Author Dr. Jason Burrow-Sánchez explains how the ADAPT small-group intervention can help middle and high school students who are at risk for substance use, aggression, truancy, poor school performance, and depressive moods.

ADAPT teaches students the fundamental skills of problem solving and decision making then provides opportunity to generalize those skills to common issues adolescents experience such as negative mood, anger management, communication, social support, and understanding the negative effects of drugs. 

Two years of field-testing in a high school setting demonstrated that students receiving the program had decreases in depressive symptoms, increases in self-esteem, and good rates of abstinence for substance use compared to those who did not receive the program.

Webinar Date: October 24, 2017

Duration: 56 minutes

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Getting Started

Start planning now to be prepared for the first day of school. Randy Sprick explains how to use the STOIC principles (Structure, Teach, Observe, Interact positively, and Correct fluently) to craft an effective plan to get the new school year off to a great start. This session will focus on how to:

  • Structure activities and transitions for success
  • How to teach students to behave responsibly in each activity and transition
  • When and how to reinforce students for meeting expectations
  • When to phase out teaching of expectations
  • When to re-teach your expectations throughout the school year

Webinar Date: August 3, 2017

Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes

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Superheroes Social Skills for Students With ASD and Others

This webinar focuses on evidence-based practices for teaching children on the autism spectrum effective social skills that enable them to make and keep friends. Dr. William R. Jenson will review research on the challenges and failures of traditional methods of teaching social skills and use examples from the Superheroes Social Skills program to illustrate effective strategies such as video modeling, self-management, fast hands animation, and "sticky" generalization interventions.

Webinar Date: May 5, 2017

Duration: 46 minutes

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The Magic Is in the Instruction

Explicit Instruction has proven effectiveness for teaching a range of facts, strategies, and concepts. In this webinar, Dr. Archer introduces, models, and discusses instructional procedures for teaching facts (what we know), strategies (how to do something), and concepts (what is something) using examples across domains and grade levels.

Webinar Date: March 6, 2017

Duration: 62 minutes

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Tough Kid Tier 2 Interventions: On-Task in a Box and Electronic Home Notes

Learn about two practical, evidence-based strategies for dealing with tough problems. The Tough Kid On-Task in a Box is for kids who lack concentration, are unfocused, or are focused on anything but instruction. The Tough Kid Electronic Home Notes brings school-to-home collaboration into the digital age through the use of the Google platform. Send a custom home note via email and view progress-monitoring charts automatically.

Webinar Date: February 16, 2017

Duration: 54 minutes

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Bullying Solutions: Universal and Individual Strategies

Bullying is a pervasive problem that negatively affects all students, including those who bully, those who are targeted, and bystanders. Learn about new resources from Pacific Northwest Publishing that guide you through a multitiered approach that encompasses universal procedures, strategies for intervening with students who bully, and strategies for intervening with students who are targeted.

Webinar Date: February 7, 2017

Duration: 68 minutes

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Safe & Civil Schools Climate & Safety Surveys

Learn how to use the perceptions of staff, students, and parents to guide your school improvement process. Results from these surveys can assist in setting meaningful and measurable goals to improve safety, respect, inclusiveness for all the school’s stakeholders. Find out if there are differences between staff and student perceptions about fairness, availability for help, consistency of staff, clarity of expectations, and staff kindness. Learn if students think the work they do in school is important and if there are any significant barriers to learning. These are just a fraction of the things you can learn about your school that will allow you to celebrate success and identify concerns or gaps that may need attention.

Webinar Date: January 24, 2017

Duration: 61 minutes

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FIRST STEP Next

Join Marilyn Sprick of the FIRST STEP Next authoring team to learn more about FIRST STEP Next, a home and school intervention for young children (PreK-2) who exhibit challenging classroom behaviors such as defiance, conflicts with peers, and disruptive behaviors. Intervention during the first three years of schooling can avert negative consequences for these students later on.

Webinar Date: November 30, 2016

Duration: 49 minutes

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Picture Perfect: Video Self-Modeling for Behavior Change

The authors of Picture Perfect: Video Self-Modeling for Behavior Change discuss this powerful intervention. Video Self-Modeling uses carefully planned and edited videos that allow students to view themselves performing a task, skill, or behavior at mastery. Research shows this intervention can help students learn classroom routines and transitions, appropriate replacement behaviors for aggression and tantrums, language pragmatics and more.

Webinar Date: October 20, 2016
Duration: 60 minutes

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Leadership in Behavior Support

Join Randy Sprick as he introduces Leadership in Behavior Support, a substantial update of the <em>Administrator's Desk Reference</em>. Building administrators guide and shape school culture and climate to create and sustain a safe and productive school environment that fosters growth, encourages responsible behavior, and enables student success. Leadership in Behavior Support guides administrators through processes such as working with a behavior leadership team, establishing a 3-level discipline system, and developing guiding principles such as Guidelines for Success.

Webinar Date: August 1, 2016
Duration: 62 minutes

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Building a Climate for Coaching

Effective behavioral coaching systems go beyond simply hiring the right people for the job. In this webinar, Tricia McKale Skyles, coauthor of Coaching Classroom Management, discusses key components of a strong climate for coaching classroom management:

  • How to clearly define the role of both evaluative and non evaluative coaches
  • How to create a clear target that builds consistency between classrooms
  • How to build a system of formative accountability on your campus


Webinar Date: March 29, 2016
Duration: 47 minutes

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Reducing Chronic Absenteeism
With Jessica Sprick

What motivates students to miss school and how do the families fit into the picture? Learn how to analyze attendance data in meaningful ways, the common causes of chronic absenteeism and truancy, and what your staff can do to curb the problem in your school or district. Jessica is co-author of Functional Behavior Assessment of Absenteeism & Truancy, Absenteeism and Truancy: Interventions and Universal Procedures, and an Educational Leadership article on how Barnes Elementary in Kelso, WA, identified and addressed its problem with chronic absenteeism.

Webinar Date: November 17, 2015
Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes

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A recording of the 2014 version of this webinar is  available here.

Connections: A Tier 2 Strategy for Lasting Behavioral Change
With Dr. Mickey Garrison, developer of the Connections program

The Connections Web-based monitoring and feedback system promotes communication, goal setting, and constructive change at school and at home. This Tier 2 and 3 behavioral intervention is the only check-in system with scannable daily monitoring cards. Connections automatically produces reports for each student and gives daily feedback on student choices.​ Presented by program author Mickey Garrison.

Webinar Date: October 27, 2015
Duration: 1 hour

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Making It Stick: Planning for Retention
With Dr. Anita Archer, author of Explicit Instruction

We often provide excellent initial lessons on content, only to be disappointed when students don't remember, use, transfer, or retain the information. In this webinar, you will learn how effective initial instruction and well-designed practice can change that scenario. Learn to use research-validated procedures: Deliberate Practice, Retrieval Practice, Spaced Practice, Varied Practice, and Mixed Practice.

Webinar Date: October 9, 2015
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes

To view the recorded Making It Stick Webinar, click here.

Teaching ASD Students Social Skills the Superheroes Way

Join Dr. Bill Jenson, author of The Tough Kid books and materials for an examination of the evidence-based practices of teaching children on the autism spectrum effective social skills that enable them to make and keep friends. This webinar emphasizes both the effective teaching of social skills and the use of those skills by children on the autism spectrum to make friends and socially interact in generalization settings.

Webinar Date: Aug. 27, 2015
Duration: 59 minutes

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Positive Strategies for Tough Kid Behaviors

Join Dr. Bill Jenson, author of The Tough Kid books and materials, for a one-hour introduction to The Tough Kid series. Learn practical, evidence-based strategies for dealing effectively with tough problems like aggression, noncompliance, lack of motivation, and poor academic performance. The Tough Kid Series addresses issues that arise for new and veteran teachers, parents, and the kids themselves.

Webinar Date: Mar 24, 2015
Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes

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Addressing Absenteeism and Truancy

Join Jessica Sprick, coauthor of Functional Behavior Assessment of Absenteeism & Truancy and Absenteeism and Truancy: Interventions and Universal Procedures, for a one-hour introduction to the program. Learn how to analyze attendance data in meaningful ways, the common causes of chronic absenteeism and truancy, and what your staff can do to curb the problem in your school or district.

Webinar Date: Nov. 18, 2014
Duration: 1 hour 13 minutes

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Foundations Overview: Developing a Schoolwide Plan
for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Foundations schools report improved school climate and reductions in referrals, suspensions and expulsions.  In this introduction to the Foundations program, Dr. Randy Sprick explains how your team can design a proactive and positive schoolwide discipline plan.

Webinar Date: Oct 21, 2014
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes

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Universal Behavioral Screening and the New 2nd Edition of SSBD

Join Drs. Hill Walker, Herb Severson, and Randy Sprick for a one-hour introduction to universal screening and SSBD. Learn how SSBD can help you assess all students for externalizing and internalizing behavior quickly and reliably.

Webinar Date: Sep 23, 2014
Duration: 1 hour 3 minutes

To view the recorded SSBD webinar, click here.