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  PBIS Technical Center Website
  Florida Positive Behavior Support Project
  National Dropout Prevention Center
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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 10,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, recognizing and rewarding of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate for all students. (OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, 2009)

Georgia PBIS

Since 2008, Georgia has been recognized as a PBIS implementing state. The goal of the PBIS Unit at the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is to support high fidelity implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports across the state for all students. The PBIS unit supports building regional capacity throughout the state by providing technical assistance, training, and coaching to implementing districts. Over the last three years, the GaDOE PBIS unit has trained over 300 school teams representing nearly every region of the state.

Schools Implementing PBIS in Georgia 2010-2011

EBIS or Privately Trained Schools

Schools in Georgia that were trained in School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports through the EBIS project or trained by contracted PBIS trainers are encouraged to collaborate with the GaDOE PBIS program. PBIS schools within participating districts will benefit from ongoing professional learning and technical assistance for School PBIS Coaches and District Coordinators, PBIS training for additional schools, PBIS Booster trainings, access to PBIS Survey assessment tools, and inclusion in the State-wide PBIS data. Additionally, districts and schools collaborating with the GaDOE will be eligible to be recognized as implementing PBIS schools. All professional learning opportunities are provided at no charge to Georgia school districts.

  2011-2012 PBIS Calendar

Upcoming Events
  2011 National PBIS Leadership Forum
  9th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support
  2011 TASH Conference
  District Coordinators and Coaches Meetings - “Coming Soon”

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