Here are some highlights from the 2nd Annual Long Island Preschool Pyramid Model/ EC-PBIS Summit and the RSE-TASC Preschool Focused Behavioral Trainings!
A comprehensive packet of EC-PBIS Program-Wide Implementation resources, conference day agenda and professional development supports were provided to participants of the 2nd Annual Long Island Preschool Pyramid Model/ EC-PBIS Summit held at the Western Suffolk BOCES in Wheatley Heights, NY on October 12, 2018.
The Summit included Breakout Sessions. Marianna Mostovaya, NYC RSE-TASC Preschool Behavior Specialist, lead the break out session titled: “Using Program, Classroom, and Individual Student Data to Implement Pyramid Model/EC-PBIS.” She provided participants with hands-on activities that allowed them to explore early childhood social and emotional screening and assessment tools, as well as practice procedures to collect and utilize program data. The session also focused on how to examine classroom and student level data in order to support a decision-making process that promotes full implementation fidelity and works towards meaningful child outcomes.
The summit also included a EC-PBIS Showcase. Alternatives For Children, a private, not-for-profit, New York State approved Preschool Special Education agency offers both integrated and self-contained preschool classes. AFC shared their journey toward Program-Wide Implementation of the Pyramid Model and provided examples of PBIS within early childhood settings. Discussion Topics Included: Leadership Team role & responsibilities, developing Program-Wide Behavioral Expectations, strategies for teaching social skills, student-classroom and program-wide reinforcement systems, staff buy-in, family engagement activities, data-based decision making and tools to assess implementation fidelity.
Clara Murray, Region 3 (Mid-Hudson) RSE-TASC Preschool Behavior Specialist, capturing collaborative conversations between members of a Program-Wide EC-PBIS Leadership Team!