Safe & Civil Schools Virtual 
National Conference

Thank you to all who attended!

We hope that next year we can all meet in person.

The 25th Annual National Conference is scheduled for July 11-15, 2021, in Portland, OR. 

 

Though we won’t be able to see you in Portland this year for the 24th Annual National Conference, we want to bring the Safe & Civil Schools proven professional development to you. We look forward to adapting the in-person experience to this new virtual setting.

The sessions offered are the most relevant to our “current normal.” Our Monday keynote kickoff will be delivered by Safe & Civil Schools’ founder, Dr. Randy Sprick. He will focus on how to have fun with misbehaviors that have always and will continue to vex even the most skilled educators. 

After the keynote, we will provide guided questions so you can share ideas with colleagues around the nation about the steps you are taking to create new learning environments for students.

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon will conclude with a panel discussion featuring Randy Sprick and a team of experts who will answer a wide range of questions you pose to us. Each day’s panel will be themed and interactive.

Conference Schedule
Monday, July 13
2:30pm ET/ 11:30am PT

Keynote by Dr. Randy Sprick
Keynote will be followed by virtual networking in smaller groups.

Tuesday, July 14 – Friday, July 17
11:30am ET/ 8:30am PT

In-Depth Sessions
Six session offerings
Leadership in Behavior Support
CHAMPS
Discipline in the Secondary Classroom
Coaching Classroom Management
Explicit Instruction
Designing Tier 2 and 3 Behavior Support Systems

Tuesday, July 14 – Thursday, July 16
2:30pm ET/ 11:30am PT

Panel Discussions
Following the In-depth Sessions, a themed and interactive Panel Discussion will encourage knowledge sharing and social networking.

Tuesday Through Friday: In-Depth Sessions

You will select one four-day session that will meet Tuesday through Friday for 2.5 hours each day. Also plan on homework. Your four-day In-depth session will allow you to dive deeply into your chosen content area.

Leadership

Leadership in Behavior Support will help district and building administrators guide effective behavior in their schools, look at developing new structures and policies for implementing social distancing, and create a welcoming, inviting, and inclusive environment for all students and staff. 

Classroom Teachers

Teachers will be instrumental in creating classroom environments designed to keep students safe, flexible, and confident.

  • CHAMPS will help teachers re-teach classroom behaviors while also teaching students new routines for social interactions and academic efficiency. Teachers will need to learn to effectively use lots of gentle reminders as all students will invariably make errors as they learn how to navigate new safety routines.
  • Discipline in the Secondary Classroom, a special section for secondary teachers, will address teaching appropriate classroom behaviors with older students.
  • Coaching Classroom Management. Instructional and behavioral coaches will learn how to help teachers better navigate the world of classroom management.
  • Explicit Instruction 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.
 

 

Individual Interventions

Designing Tier 2 and 3 Behavior Support Systems. Many students will need targeted and/or intensive individualized interventions for more complex and persistent behavior problems exacerbated by the long break and the difficulties that all families are facing. Learn how to develop Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions for students most at-risk for academic and behavioral failure.

Safe & Civil Schools National Conference Sessions:
Register Now

Registration fee is $525 and includes one four-day In-Depth Session, Monday Keynote, and daily Panel Discussions. Registration has closed.

Each registration also includes the associated session book mailed directly to the attendee. SCS virtual sessions may also be eligible for graduate credit through Brandman University.

To use a purchase order to register, please download and complete this registration form (or event flyer) then email it to info@safeandcivilschools.com or fax to 541.345.6431. 

Leadership in Behavior Support

Effective schools have effective leadership. The role of the principal is complex, with tremendous rewards. Access to the best research- and evidence-based tools and strategies is key to every instructional leader’s success. Topics cover 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

 

Presented by Susan J. Isaacs
Included materials: Leadership in Behavior Support

Session Times:
4 sessions, July 14–17 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET/11:30 am to 12:30 pm PT

Session Length:
2.5 hours per day (10 hours  total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Out of stock

Coaching Classroom Management

Help teachers manage their classrooms effectively through the power of coaching. This session will provide ideas and suggestions for coaches who will be working with teachers in either an evaluative or non-evaluative role. Learn strategies and suggestions to help organize staff for effective classroom management implementation, including communicating clear expectations to staff and structuring effective observations. This session will help administrators encourage teachers at every level to view coaching as a resource for improving classroom management practices.

Learn how to use forms and strategies for working with teachers directly and immediately, and develop guidelines for selecting and implementing interventions based on observational data.

Presented by Tricia McKale Skyles
Included materials: Coaching Classroom Management

Session Times:
4 sessions, July 14–17 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET/11:30 am to 12:30 pm PT

Session Length:
2.5 hours per day (10 hours total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Out of stock

CHAMPS

Student misbehavior continues to be a leading frustration for teachers and a drain on instructional time. CHAMPS is designed to help any educator develop (or fine tune) an effective classroom management plan for grades K-8. Participants will learn and discuss classroom management strategies that improve classroom climate and reduce classroom disruptions. The CHAMPS approach emphasizes the use of clear expectations and positive relationships to increase student motivation and reduce off-task behavior during instruction and independent work periods.

Presented by Dr. Kaytlynn Milliken
Included materials: CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management

Session Times:
4 sessions, July 14–17 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET/11:30 am to 12:30 pm PT

Session Length:
2.5 hours per day (10 hours total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Out of stock

Discipline in the Secondary Classroom

Managing student misbehavior can feel overwhelming and time consuming, causing some educators to repeatedly fall into negative patterns with students. In this session, secondary educators will learn why and how to view misbehavior as a puzzle, not a threat. Through Discipline in the Secondary Classroom, educators will identify strengths and gaps in their classroom and behavior management plans. This evidence-based approach guides the implementation of proactive, positive, and humane strategies to prevent misbehavior, resulting in improved behavior and academic growth.

Presented by Jacob Edwards
Included materials: Discipline in the Secondary Classroom

Session Times:
4 sessions, July 14–17 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET/11:30 am to 12:30 pm PT

Session Length:
2.5 hours per day (10 hours total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Out of stock

Explicit Instruction — Learning Is the Goal, Effective Teaching Is the Practice

This session is designed for professional developers, administrators, 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 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 be prepared to provide this training to educators in their home districts.

Presented by Dr. Anita Archer
Included materials: Explicit Instruction

Session Times:
4 sessions, July 14–17 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET/11:30 am to 12:30 pm PT

Session Length:
2.5 hours per day (10 hours total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Out of stock

Designing Tier 2 and 3 Behavior Support Systems

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.

Presented by Jessica Sprick
Included materials: Interventions: Support for Individual Students With Behavior Problems

Session Times:
4 sessions, July 14–17 (Tuesday–Friday)
11:30 am to 2 pm ET/ 8:30 am to 11 am PT
Followed by panel discussion 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm ET/11:30 am to 12:30 pm PT

Session Length:
2.5 hours per day (10 hours total) plus homework

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Out of stock