Adoption of a System-wide PBIS Program Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Adoption of a System-Wide PBIS Program Background The mission of schools is to create a conducive environment that promotes the achievement of the students’ social and academic competencies. In meeting such expectations educators encounter challenges. Classroom management and dealing with unruly students in classrooms continues to be a struggle for many teachers and schools. The behavior and academic outcomes of students can be improved by ensuring that they have access to behavioral and instructional interventions and practices that are accurately and effectively implemented. PBIS (positive behavioral intervention and supports) offers an operational framework for the achievement of these outcomes. Description of PBIS and SWPBIS Schools are implementing PBIS for purposes of creating a positive environment which is not only conducive for learning but also acknowledges appropriate behaviors. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a tiered framework that offers a characters and academic performance. Besides it creates a positive school environment where educators support positive behaviors for all students. Therefore adopting PBIS is the best way of fostering appropriate behaviors in students. References Horner R. H. & Sugai G. (2015). School-wide PBIS: An example of applied behavior analysis implemented at a scale of social importance. Behavior Analysis in Practice 8(1) 80-85. Lewis T. J. Barrett S. Sugai G. & Horner R. H. (2010). Blueprint for school-wide positive behavior support training and professional development. National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Eugene. Nocera E. J. Whitbread K. M. & Nocera G. P. (2014). Impact of school-wide positive behavior supports on student behavior in the middle grades. RMLE Online 37(8) 1-14. Swain-Bradway J. Johnson S. L. Bradshaw C. & McIntosh K. (2017). Economic Costs. What are the Economic Costs of Implementing SWPBIS in Comparison to the benefits from Reducing Suspensions? Retrieved from https://www.pbis.org/evaluation/evaluation-briefs/economic-costs [...]
Description of PBIS and SWPBIS Rationale and Support for SWPBIS Process that districts will need to complete to adopt this approach (specific details needed) Potential benefits of using SWPB Examples from schools that have adopted PBIS (links can be used) Budget – explain costs and expenses for implementation if this is needed.