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 multi-tier 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.
PBIS Tool Highlights
Tony is a challenging student. Mr. Hughes, who teaches algebra, is trying everything to get Tony to work. Nothing seems to motivate him. Many times, Tony sleeps in class or just puts his head down and doesn't pay attention. Mr. Hughes thinks Tony can do the work but simply does not have the motivation.
Mr. Hughes decides to use Dots for Motivation. Mr. Hughes instructs Tony to sit up straight in his desk, and when Tony complies, he is given a dot. Mr. Hughes hands Tony his independent work for the period and instructs Tony to complete number one. Once Tony does so, Mr. Hughes gives him another dot. Tony finally asks, "What are these dots for?"
Mr. Hughes replies, "When I see you are on task and completing your work, I will give you a dot. When you get stuck on a problem or see one that may give you particular trouble, you can put a dot next to it. That problem will not count against you."
After a few weeks, Tony is earning several dots during each class, so Mr. Hughes starts to cut the dots in half and then in quarters.
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.