2017 Texas Behavior Support State (TBS) Conference June 27-29, 2017
Join educators from across the state for the 2016 Texas Behavior Support State Conference. This event is held annually to address prevention and intervention strategies at all levels of the PBIS multitier model of support, including school-wide implementation.
Administrator Preconference: 6/27/17
Conference: 6/28/17 and 6/29/17
Highlights from the 2016 Texas Behavior Support State Conference
The 12th Annual Texas Behavior Support State Conference was held at Region 4 on June 28–30, 2016. Presentations from national, regional, and local experts in the field were featured, as were presentations from campuses across the state that have demonstrated successful implementation of PBIS strategies. This year, 266 campus and district administrators, including assistant superintendents, attended the TBS Administrator Preconference. More than 1100 participants, including educators from across the state attended the general conference. Visit the conference website to obtain conference handouts.
Mrs. Hill teaches in a self-contained classroom for students with behavior disorders. One of her students, Caleb, is tardy to her class quite often. Caleb drives himself to school and is responsible for getting himself ready in the morning because his mother leaves much earlier than he. Mrs. Hill has taken data and found that Caleb, on average, is tardy to school 3 days a week. She sets a mutually agreed upon time to discuss Caleb's tardiness.
Prior to meeting, Mrs. Hill has taken a montly calendar and placed x's randomly on the calendar. She then took file folder dots and covered each day.
During the meeting, Mrs. Hill discusses the consequences of arriving to school late, but she also discusses how she can help Caleb with his chronic lateness. Mrs. Hill informs Caleb that she has five envelopes with a mystery motivator in each envelope. Each day that Caleb is on time to his class, he will be able to take the dot off for that day. If the dot has an x underneath it, Caleb will get to choose an envelope and receive the mystery motivator it contains.
Caleb agrees and they set another meeting in 2 weeks to check the progress of Caleb's on-time behavior.
In the past, some of the materials authored by Region 4/Texas Behavior Support contained the abbreviation PBS to refer to Positive Behavioral Support. This use is in no way related to, endorsed by, or supported by the Public Broadcasting Service. To avoid confusion, Region 4/Texas Behavior Support has begun using the abbreviation PBIS for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The PBS used in past materials and the currently used PBIS may be read interchangeably and without any alteration in meaning.