26th Annual National Conference
July 10–14, 2022
Portland Downtown Marriott
Join us live and in person!
After two years of virtual sessions, everyone at Safe &
Civil Schools is looking forward to hosting you in Portland, Oregon, for in-depth professional development for educators.
The event starts with an opening keynote presentation, and each four-day session is designed to deeply immerse you in your content area of choice. Preregistration is required.
How To Register
Download the Registration Form below
Call 800-323-8819 if you have questions.
Registration fee of $1,200 includes the course textbook and continental breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday.
For everyone’s safety, we will be working closely with the Marriott Downtown Waterfront to institute social
distancing and safety requirements. Masks are currently required indoors in accordance with Oregon statewide safety mandates.
Note: Proof of vaccination and booster is required to register
FOUR-DAY SESSIONS (CHOOSE ONE)
with Jacob Edwards
with Jessica Sprick
with Susan Isaacs
with Anita Archer
Designing a Tier 2
and Tier 3 Behavior
with Tricia Berg
with Tricia Skyles
Register now—sessions are filling quickly!
Graduate-level professional development
Graduate-level professional development credit is available through UMASS Global. Credit requires additional fee and follow-up assignment. Check with your school or district to determine whether these self-study credits are acceptable.
Portland, the City of Roses, awaits you!
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Monday Through Thursday: In-Depth Sessions
In-depth sessions begin Monday and continue through Thursday. Select one four-day session that will meet from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday through Thursday.
These four-day sessions will allow you to explore your chosen content area in depth (preregistration is required). Each session includes a copy of the course book.
A continental breakfast and lunch each day is included Monday through Thursday. Click here for hotel reservations.
Leadership in Behavior Support
with Jacob Edwards
Effective schools have effective leadership. The role of the principal is extremely complex, with tremendous rewards. Access to the best research- and evidence-based tools and strategies is key to every instructional leader’s success. This workshop focuses on topics related to the instructional leader’s role in:
- Building and maintaining a positive and proactive school climate for students, staff, and the community
- Effectively creating a shared leadership model that can support and unify staff around a schoolwide classroom management model
- Collecting and analyzing behavior data for continuous improvement
- Conducting powerful staff meetings and practicing effective decision making
Participants: This session is for principals, assistant principals, aspiring principals, district leadership, and other building leaders.
Included textbook: Leadership in Behavior Support
Addressing Absenteeism: Prevention and Intervention
with Jessica Sprick
Chronic absenteeism is one of the most concerning and underaddressed issues in schools today. This session provides participants with practical strategies to boost attendance across all tiers. Learn how to monitor attendance data and prioritize resources. Participants will leave this session with a plan for creating a culture of regular attendance with effective and engaging schoolwide and classroom procedures. Participants will also learn how to use function-based approaches to design effective Tier 2 and 3 intervention plans for individuals with resistant absenteeism concerns. This session prepares participants to understand common causes of absenteeism and implement a range of interventions that address these causes.
Participants: This session is appropriate for district and building leaders, attendance or climate/safety team members, student support/child study team members, counselors, social workers, behavior/academic interventionists, and teachers and paraprofessionals who are members of schoolwide or intervention planning teams.
CHAMPS and Classroom-Based Behavioral Interventions
with Susan Isaacs
Teachers who want to improve their classroom management will benefit from strategies to manage student behavior and improve student motivation. In this session, participants will learn how to use the recently released third edition of CHAMPS to implement a proactive, positive, and instructional approach to classroom management. This session also helps teaches support the one or two students who chronically misbehave in spite of good classroom management. Learn to implement early-stage interventions (e.g., planned discussion, correction planning, increasing positive interactions, data collection and debriefing, goal setting, and building supportive relationships). If these are not effective, a function-based intervention is likely needed. This session will prepare teachers to analyzes setting events and contributing factors such as lack of information or skill, need for attention, need for power or control, escape, and more. Intervention strategies are presented for each of these major functions.
Participants: Classroom teachers, teacher mentors, coaches, educational assistants, administrators
Included textbooks: CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management and Early-Stage Interventions.
Recommended but not included: Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management
Coaching Classroom Management: Building a System of Support for All Teachers
with Tricia Skyles
If you’re an instructional coach or school leader tasked with supporting teachers in implementing and sustaining best classroom management practices, this session could be a game changer. Built around the concepts of an effective MTSS system for students, we now take this same MTSS framework and use it to guide how we support staff with coaching as a vital piece in all three tiers. We will look at how administrators and non-evaluative coaches alike work to build a universal system of support for all teachers, how to engage in more formal coaching cycles for teachers in need of more targeted support, and how to build an intentional plan of assistance for those on formal plans of improvement. We will also differentiate between coaching to close a deficit in practice and coaching for teachers looking to become exemplars. This session hinges on the belief that with enough support and the right resources, improvement is always possible.
Participants: Coaches, teacher mentors, administrators
Included materials: Coaching Classroom Management
with Dr. Anita Archer
SESSION FULL: Call 800.323.8819 to be added to waiting list.
This Training of Trainers session is designed for professional developers and teacher-leaders who recognize the incredible impact that systematic, direct, engaging, and success-oriented instruction can have on students, teachers, and schools—people who, in their interactions with administrators, staff, and students, exemplify the idea that how well students learn depends on how well they’re taught. This session will immerse practitioners in the theory and practice of designing and delivering instruction in a manner that is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented—in a word: explicit. Participants will then be prepared to provide this training, as well as follow-up coaching, to educators in their home districts. Among the critical content and skills discussed are:
- Active engagement/opportunities to respond
- Lesson structure and design for both skills and strategies
- Effective instructional corrections
- Professional development techniques
Participants: Teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, building and district instructional leaders
Included textbook: Explicit Instruction
Designing a Tier 2 and 3 Behavior Support System
with Dr. Tricia Berg
Many students will need targeted and/or intensive individualized interventions for more involved and persistent behavior problems. These behavioral challenges may have been exacerbated by the complexities of learning through a pandemic. This session will focus on how to develop systematic schoolwide and districtwide plans for implementing Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports for behavior. When a student has not responded to universal proactive and positive behavior management, the student may benefit from one or more additional behavior interventions. This session will cover how to set up efficient team processes for identifying students and creating and implementing effective intervention plans. This session will also provide information on implementing numerous evidence-based behavior interventions.
Participants: Student Support/Child Study Team members, administrators, social workers, counselors, behavior specialists and coaches, teachers and special-education personnel who are part of school/district planning teams for Tier 2/3 interventions
Included textbook: Interventions: Support for Individual Students With Behavior Problems