Safe & Civil Schools 
National Conference

Thank you for joining us virtually in 2021. We hope to see you in person next year—the 2022 Safe & Civil Schools National Conference is scheduled for July 10–14, 2022 in Portland, OR.



Join us virtually for the 25th anniversary of our summer conference. This 5-day conference will allow you and your teams to dive deeply into a topic of your choice.

On Monday, enjoy an engaging keynote with Anita Archer and Jessica Sprick. We will then present discussion questions so you can learn how your colleagues are planning to handle the multitude of challenges facing the next school year.

Tuesday Through Friday: In-Depth Sessions

In-depth sessions begin Tuesday and continue through Friday. Select one four-day session that meets Tuesday through Friday for 3 hours each day. 

These four-day session will allow you to explore your chosen content area in depth (preregistration is required). Each session includes a copy of the course book.

After a quick break for lunch, we will return for a general session each day. During these panel discussions, our experts will focus on specific issues facing our field today;

  • Tuesday: Starting/Maintaining a District Initiative
  • Wednesday: Loneliness with Kathleen Fad and David Campos
  • Thursday: Introduction to the Third Edition of CHAMPS
  • Friday: Attendance, Engagement, and Behavior

Conference Schedule
Monday, July 12
3:00pm ET/ 12:00pm PT

Keynote by Anita Archer & Jessica Sprick
Keynote will be followed by virtual networking in smaller groups.

Tuesday, July 13 – Friday, July 16
11:30am ET/ 8:30am PT

In-Depth Sessions
Eight session offerings
Leadership in Behavior Support
CHAMPS Classroom Management
Discipline in the Secondary Classroom
Coaching Classroom Management
Explicit Instruction
Designing Tier 2 and 3 Behavior Support Systems
Early-Stage Interventions
Creating a Schoolwide Culture
of Attendance and Engagement

Tuesday, July 13 – Friday, July 16
3:00pm ET/ 12:00pm PT

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


Leadership in Behavior Support will help district and building administrators guide effective behavior in their schools and create a welcoming, inviting, and inclusive environment for all students and staff. 

Creating a Schoolwide Culture of Attendance and Engagement focuses on ways school teams can work with vision, intention, and practical strategies to ensure students attend school every day possible and experience meaningful, positive engagement throughout their school experience.


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

CHAMPS Classroom Management will help teachers improve the classroom climate and reduce disruptions in both socially distanced face-to-face and virtual learning environments.

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

Individual Interventions

Early-Stage Interventions. When students have been away from the traditional classroom setting for an extended period of time, we may see an increased need for simple, teacher-friendly, evidence-based 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.