Event schedule

This year’s behavior conference is divided into a variety of breakout sessions to fill your entire day.  We’ve got workshops for trauma, classroom management, anxiety, challenging behavior, and so much more.

9:00 – 10:10 Sessions

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones: Management of Social Maladjustment in School Settings.

with Albert Felts

With social maladjustment students peer relationships are usually intact. Often they are unsympathetic, and remorseless in relation to others (authority). Often a member of a subculture group that is antisocial. Often skilled at manipulating others.

Frequently quarrelsome. Often displays hostility and may engage in impulsive, criminal acts. So how do we manage this in a school setting?  This session specifically addresses strategies and tools to support this unique and growing number of students. 

 

The Good Behavior Game

with Angela Isenberg

The Good Behavior Game is an approach to the management of classroom behaviors that rewards children for displaying appropriate on-task behaviors during instructional times. This session will explore how to implement the game successfully while establishing a positive classroom environment.

A.C.H.I.E.V.E.

with Mary Black

By following ACHIEVE, learn how to prevent and calmly address misbehavior and confidently implement research-based strategies to maximize student motivation. ACHIEVE guides you through teaching social skills and structures for learning. This helps you teach your expectations regarding how to behave responsibly within the structure you have created. This approach is from Discipline in the Secondary Classroom and is specifically for the secondary school classroom.

 

Intro to Aggression Replacement Training

with Janice Burch

They don’t comply, they are angry all the time, they scare the students and the staff, they refuse to work, and they lash out verbally and physically.   These aggressive students have very complex issues so the interventions need to address a variety of deficits.  This short intro will overview the three main components of ART: Social Skills Training (the behavioral component), Anger Control Training (the affective component), and Moral Reasoning (the cognitive component). 

This comprehensive curriculum is an excellent proactive intervention for even your most challenging students.  If you are interested in the full training, we are offering it the day after the conference!  June 23rd!  Sign up through Ecampus- Aggression Replacement Training SU2043119.

 

I’ve Got this Kid...

Monica Kurtz

Spend some time with an ESC behavior staff member talking about a specific student or pick our brain for ideas for your campus or classroom.  We know that sometimes you come to a conference to address a special circumstance or in search for tools to use to address a special situation that is unique to you. 

We want to make sure that we meet those needs and provide you with tools to take back with you.  Each session will be facilitated by a different team member.

10:20 – 11:30 Sessions

Leadershift

with Albert Felts

The school environment is always changing, and in order to excel, every leader needs to make ongoing “leadershifts” — changes that positively enhance personal and organizational growth. Specifically, there are eleven leadershifts that will help you position yourself for success in the future. Miss the boat and you stay the same as today. The future is yours to leverage and control.

 

 

“13 Things to Try”

with Angela Isenberg

This session focuses on quick, effective and easily implemented strategies educators can use to add to their “behavior tool box” that will prevent inappropriate behaviors from occurring, teach appropriate social behaviors and assist with deescalating students who are beginning to act out.

Get on the Peace Train!  Creating Calm in the Classroom

with Monica Kurtz

A calm space is a special spot in your classroom designed to help students develop self-awareness and the ability to self-regulate.  In this session, we will set our imaginations loose, generating ideas to create calming spaces in our classrooms.

Participants will leave with an understanding of the best practices for calm spaces based on current research, an understanding of why calm spaces are important, how to create one, and how to teach your students how to use it. 

Effective Behavior Inclusion Programs
with Shannon Voigt

Participants will view a model of entrance and exit guidelines, as well be provided with templates and documents to help drive the decision making process as to what services will best benefit students with high behavior needs.

A comprehensive plan will be provided that includes information on the following: trainings needed to make behavior inclusion programs function efficiently, staff involved in the student’s plan, and ongoing collaboration needed to sustain the growth of students with high behavior needs. 

I’ve Got this Kid

with Janice Burch

Spend some time with an ESC behavior staff member talking about a specific student or pick our brain for ideas for your campus or classroom.  We know that sometimes you come to a conference to address a special circumstance or in search for tools to use to address a special situation that is unique to you. 

We want to make sure that we meet those needs and provide you with tools to take back with you.  Each session will be facilitated by a different team member.

11:30 – 1:00 Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:10 Sessions

I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me…Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence

with Albert Felts

Cauterized as a pattern of unstable and intense relationships. An unstable self-image or sense of self. Dangerous impulsivity such as unsafe sexual encounters, substance abuse, recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures or threats, or self-mutilating behavior.

Prevalence based on current studies indicates as many as 5% of adolescents experience symptoms.  Early intervention and school based resources appear to make a difference.  We will look at signs, symptoms, and interventions. 

Collaborative Conversations for Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom

with Amanda Epsztein

In a time where many teachers feel there is not enough discipline and punishment, what are our options? Come find the power of words and how to structure a conversation with students that allows them to be part of the process in changing their behavior.

Flipping their Lid: Team Response to Escalating Student Behavior Part One

with Monica Kurtz

When a student’s behavior begins to escalate, how do you respond?  When a team of people is involved, how can they work together?  This workshop is designed to help teams understand the nuances of the team response when student behavior escalates.

This training is not associated with CPI, SAMA, or Mandt, but is designed to work well with each system. 

No Refusal: “It’s the Law”

with Janice Burch

In this session we will review the new legislation related to behavior, discipline, and mental health.  Come hear what bills were passed and what schools need to do in order to stay in compliance.  We will share resources so you can dig deeper back at your campus.

I’ve Got this Kid

with Angela Isenberg

Spend some time with an ESC behavior staff member talking about a specific student or pick our brain for ideas for your campus or classroom.  We know that sometimes you come to a conference to address a special circumstance or in search for tools to use to address a special situation that is unique to you. 

We want to make sure that we meet those needs and provide you with tools to take back with you.  Each session will be facilitated by a different team member.

I Survived a Panic Attack

with Amy Fanetti

When someone is in a state of panic, the last thing they want to hear is someone saying to relax. Phrases, like “it’s no big deal” or “calm down” are usually meant with good intention, but often have the opposite effect when spoken to a person experiencing extreme anxiety. 

Through a personal narrative, the presenter will discuss the effects of anxiety on behavior and health, as well as, touch on simple ways to better support individuals who experience extreme anxiety.

2:20 – 3:30 Sessions

Closing the Gap

with Kristie Campo

Sometimes student behaviors appear to be a lack of disrespect or motivation but can be the child communicating that there is a gap in their social skills instruction.  This session gives tools and strategies for classroom educators to help determine if it is a skill gap or performance gap and steps to take to start closing the gaps.

Turning Around the Disruptive Classroom

with Angela Isenberg

Classroom behaviors, such as wandering around the room, aggression, disturbing another’s property, disruptive noise, disrespect, inappropriate verbalization and inappropriate tasks during a lesson are common behaviors in a classroom that needs help!

This session focuses on establishing or reestablishing clear expectations, routines and rituals that set the stage for a productive classroom environment. Learn how to teach and reinforce expected behaviors that help create a safe learning environment for ALL students.

Flipping Their Lid: Team Response to Escalating Student Behavior, Part Two

with Monica Kurtz

When a student’s behavior begins to escalate, how do you respond?  When a team of people is involved, how can they work together?  This workshop is designed to help teams understand the nuances of the team response when student behavior escalates.

This training is not associated with CPI, SAMA, or Mandt, but is designed to work well with each system

Coaching for Success

with Janice Burch

Teaching is an art form that can take some time to make it your own.  Some teachers need guidance, support, and encouragement as they work to hone their classroom management skills.

In this session, we will share a model for coaching teachers and several resources that can support the coaching process.  Having specific resources and a specific process for coaching is important in order to distinguish between coaching and evaluation.

I’ve Got This Kid…

with Albert Felts

Spend some time with an ESC behavior staff member talking about a specific student or pick our brain for ideas for your campus or classroom.  We know that sometimes you come to a conference to address a special circumstance or in search for tools to use to address a special situation that is unique to you. 

We want to make sure that we meet those needs and provide you with tools to take back with you.  Each session will be facilitated by a different team member. 

Is it Skill or Will?

with Amy Fanetti

We’ve all seen that student whose backpack is stuffed with papers from years ago, the student who completed homework but lost it between home and school, or the one who walked around for five minutes looking for a pencil and found it in his hand.

These students aren’t intentionally misbehaving. They just lack the necessary skills needed to be an efficient and effective individual. In this training, participants will discuss how executive functions affect student performance and learn strategies for teaching organization and planning.

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