You Can't Have One Without the Other!
Pre-Professional Workshop for teacher candidates and
elementary and secondary educators
Nov. 11, 8 - 11:45 a.m.
Manchester College upper Union
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SESSION 1: Positive Behavior Intervention
and Supports (PBIS): A System-wide
Approach to Behavioral Interventions

Student success has two faces: academics and behaviors. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) provides a preventative, research-based approach to support behavioral success for all students. By teaching and encouraging pro-social skills and providing a continuum of behavioral supports based on student needs, educators can maximize the learning environment.

In this workshop, Joni Schmalzried will show participants how establishing an organized system of behavioral support benefits both students and staff.

About the speaker:

Joni SchmalzriedDr. Joni Schmalzried is assistant professor of education at Huntington University and consultant for the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community in Bloomington, Ind. She's licensed as a
director of exceptional needs and a teacher of learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, moderate disabilities and severe disabilities.

She earned a bachelor's degree at the University of Saint Francis and master's and doctoral degrees from Ball State University.

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SESSION 2: Response to Instruction (RTI):
Utilizing Resources Most Effectively and Efficiently

Response To Instruction (RTI) is a Collaborative Service Delivery Model based on early intervention, prevention and acceleration, and uses teacher collaboration and ongoing assessment to utilize a school's resources most effectively. The concept behind RTI is to evaluate all students to determine their current level of academic functioning and then scaffold them into groupings within their grade level, according to their skills and needs.

In this innovative session, RTI founding creator Cara Bergen will present an overview of the process and “a day in the life of …” look at how this strategy can be implemented and the key components of effective grade level or departmental collaboration.

During tough economic times, RTI is designed to utilize the resources you already have. RTI is not a program and should not be treated as one, but rather a process that includes a proven research-based foundation.

About the speaker:

Cara BergenCara Bergen is assistant superintendent of schools on special assignment functioning as the executive director of the West Coast Center for Education Excellence, Tustin, Calif.

Her Response to Instruction (RTI) strategy has earned the National Magna Award, the California Golden Bell Award, Schwab Award and accommodations from two past National Secretary's of Education.

She continues to present nationally, has had numerous articles published on the subject of collaborative service delivery models, and is currently writing Strategic Teaming, a book on the RTI process. Bergen is a 1987 alumna of Manchester College.