School Leaders' Conference
Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders Announces. . .
Behavior Issues for School Leaders
10 & 11, 2013
University of Kansas- Edwards Campus
Campus BEST Conference Center
Overland Park, Kansas 66213
Accommodations at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Overland Park, Kansas.
School Leaders Flyer
Online registration available soon!
Intended Audience. This conference is designed
for Principals, Assistant or Associate Principals, Deans of Students,
Lead Teachers, Behavior Teams, Special Education Directors or
Coordinators, and other building leaders.
Conference Goal. The conference will provide
evidence-based information and practices to effectively work with
students with behavioral challenges and their families. Sessions
will be tailored specifically for the needs of building leadership
teams who are working to build positive student behavior, and
meet the needs of students with behavioral needs in their schools.
Why a Conference for Building Leaders on "Behavior"?
The expertise and support of principals, assistant or associate
principal, and their leadership teams are crucial in working with
students with behavioral needs! Little attention has been paid
to principals' needs for knowledge and skills in working with
their staff and their students regarding behavior and discipline
issues, let alone how to prevent behavior problems and create
a positive school climate. In order to meet academic goals for
our students and for our schools, improving and supporting the
behavior of students in school is an essential prerequisite!
Importance of Systematic Screening for Behavior: What Every
Administrator Needs to Know
Kathleen Lynne Lane, Ph.D., Professor of Special
Education, University of Kansas, Lawrence
Universal screening is an essential component of multi-tiered
systems of support. This session will provide an introduction
to Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-tiered (CI3T) Models
of Prevention, which addresses, academic, behavioral, and
social domains, with an emphasis on the importance of systematic
screenings. Several behavioral screening tools will be introduced,
as will examples of how to use these data to (a) monitor
overall levels of risk in a building and (b) connect students
to Tier 2 and 3 supports.
Safe & Healthy Schools: Common Myths, and Evidence-Based
Strategies For Increasing Safety and Preventing Violence
Jeffrey R. Sprague, Ph.D., Professor of Special
Education and Director of the UO Institute on Violence and
Destructive Behavior, University of Oregon, Eugene
Public schools have been profoundly shaken by a series of
school shooting tragedies that changed the landscape of
school security and destroyed the sense of relative safety
that students, families, and educators have traditionally
held about the schooling. Even though schools, compared
to other social contexts, are one of the safest places for
our children and youth, school settings are no longer regarded
by our society safe havens. The goal of this session is
to present state-of-the-art information and empirically
supported practices which can make schools safe, and possible
solutions in the local schools and communities to reduce
school vulnerability to crime and violence.
Participants may choose to attend one of three sessions.
Thursday Morning 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Refreshments and Box Lunch
included; additional fee applies.
1. Tips, Tools and Techniques: Helping Teachers
Who Struggle with Classroom Management
Richard Van Acker, Ed.D., University of Chicago
2. Policy and Legal Challenges in Meeting
the Behavioral Needs of Students: Current and Emerging Issues
Carl Smith, Ph.D., Iowa State University
3. Mental Health Issues for
Children and Youth
Presenter to Be Determined
Discussion and Interaction Session with the Keynotes
School Leaders Need To Know About
Related To Special Education Students With Challenging
Behavior, Mark Ward, Legal Consultant, Early Childhood,
Special Education, & Title Program Services, Kansas
State Department of Education, Topeka
School Climate and Culture, Linda Geier, District
PBIS Coordinator, Tulsa Public Schools, Oklahoma
Stool Has Three Legs: Providing Support for Teachers in
Special Classrooms, Jim Teagarden and Team, Kansas
State University, Manhattan, Kansas
and Professional Partnerships: Six Steps toward Trust,
Rud Turnbull, LI.M., Professor, Beach Center on Disability,
University of Kansas, Lawrence
Consistency, Terry Bigby and Cindy Scarbrough
Development that STICKS, Maura Wechsler Linas, Ph.D.
and Howard Wills, Ph.D., Juniper Gardens Children's Project,
Kansas City, Missouri
October 11 - Conference Continues
(optional; additional fee applies)
Presentation - Sprague
Lunch Provided to Workshop Participants
Concurrent Breakout Sessions - III
Keynote Presentation - Lane
Concurrent Breakout Sessions - IV
Concurrent Breakout Sessions - I
Box Lunch (provided)
Concurrent Breakout Sessions - II
Conference Only: $255.00, starts Thursday at 1 PM; includes
a box lunch on Friday, refreshments and materials
Preconference Workshop Only: $145.00, choose one workshop,
refreshments, box lunch and materials
Preconference Workshop & Conference: $295.00, all of
Online Registration & Credit Card Payment available -
coming soon. 15% discounts available for groups of
three or more.
Suites by Wyndham Overland Park (approximately 2 miles north
of the KU Edward Campus) has a conference rate for King Guest
Room $74.00/night, Double Queen Guest Room $89.00, or One Bedroom
Suite $95.00. Hot tub, pool, complimentary breakfast and many
other amenities! 11400 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210;
Phone: 913/344-8100; Fax: 913/344-8200;; www.hawthorn.com.
Cutoff date for room reservations: September 3, 2013.
TO BE ADDED TO THE MAILING LIST
Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders
P.O. Box 1683; Manhattan, KS 66505, email@example.com.
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