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. 

Designing Tier 2 and 3 Behavior Interventions 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 the 2020/2021 school year. Learn how to create a behavior intervention plan for students who need behavior, social, or emotional support to be successful in school. Specialized intervention strategies for addressing certain types of problematic behavior (e.g., internalizing challenges, dangerous or highly disruptive behavior) will be explored.

Presented by Dr. Tricia Berg
Included materials for this course: Interventions (3rd ed.)

Course Duration:
2 weeks, 4 sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays (6 hours total)

Session Dates:
Tuesday, April 13
Thursday, April 15
Tuesday, April 20
Thursday, April 22

Session Times:
3:00 pm-4:30 pm PT/6:00 pm-7:30 pm ET
All sessions are 1.5 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Leadership in Behavior Support With Jacob Edwards

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 Jacob Edwards
Included materials: Leadership in Behavior Support

Course Duration:
2 weeks, 4 sessions, Mondays & Wednesdays (6 hours total)

Session Dates:
Monday, April 19
Wednesday, April 21
Monday, April 26
Wednesday, April 28

Session Times:
8:00 am-9:30 am PT/11:00 am-12:30 pm ET
All sessions are 1.5 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

The Tough Kid: Tier 1 Interventions for Responding to Misbehavior With Tricia Skyles

Never before has it been more important to intervene quickly and effectively to address challenging behaviors. Noncompliance and disruptive behavior often impact precious instructional minutes in the classroom. Drawing on the works of Bill Jenson and Randy Sprick, this session will focus on effective techniques, strategies, and interventions to positively motivate kids who may be reluctant learners in today’s classroom.

Presented by Tricia McKale Skyles
Included materials for this course: The Tough Kid Book (3rd ed.)

Course Duration:
2 weeks, 4 sessions, Mondays & Wednesdays (6 hours total)

Sessions:
Monday, April 19
Wednesday, April 21
Monday, April 26
Wednesday, April 28

Session Times:
1:00 pm-2:30 pm PT/4:00 pm-5:30 pm ET
All sessions are 1.5 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Early-Stage Interventions and The Teacher’s Encyclopedia: Building a Bridge from Tier 1 to Tier 2 With Tricia Skyles

Even with the best classroom management strategies in place, some of our students with challenging behaviors will need additional support. We need strong Tier 1 interventions to serve these individuals. This session will focus on providing both strong preintervention strategies and individual interventions to serve as a bridge between Tier 1 and Tier 2. Classroom teachers will be empowered with intentional strategies to drive positive behavior without needing a team of support. Expect the resources in this session to be pulled off shelves again and again as they prove effective for our students (and teachers) in need.

Presented by Tricia McKale Skyles
Included materials for this course: Early-Stage Interventions and Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management (2nd ed.)

Course Duration:
2 weeks, 4 sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays (6 hours total)

Sessions:
Tuesday, April 20
Thursday, April 22
Tuesday, April 27
Thursday, April 29

Session Times:
3:00 pm-4:30 pm PT/6:00 pm-7:30 pm ET
All sessions are 1.5 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Improving Attendance: Strategies for Prevention and Intervention With Jessica Sprick

REGISTRATION CLOSED 

A growing body of research indicates that regular student attendance is one of the most critical yet under-addressed issues in schools today. During the COVID-19 pandemic, concerns about attendance issues have become even more evident and widespread. This session provides participants with practical strategies to monitor and address student absenteeism across all grade levels.

Presented by Jessica Sprick
Included materials for this course: School Leader’s Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges and Absenteeism & Truancy: Interventions & Universal Procedures
Not included but recommended: Functional Behavior Assessment of Absenteeism & Truancy

Course Duration:
2 weeks, 4 sessions, Tuesdays & Thursdays (8 hours total)

Session Dates:
Tuesday, April 13
Thursday, April 15
Tuesday, April 20
Thursday, April 22

Session Times:
9:00 am-11:00 am PT/12:00 pm-2:00 pm ET
All sessions are 2 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

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