recent additions the initiative   dates to remember

  Recognition 2015 applications are now available online Oops.  We noticed a glitch so we have temporary removed the applications.  Please check back this afternoon.


  New Coaches Training and Veteran Coaches Meeting took place November 5, 2014 at the Hunt Valley Inn with over 300 people in attendance.  See presentation material. (more)


APBS Call for Papers.  Interested in submitting a presentation for the March 2015 conference in Boston?  Submit your proposal by September 7.  (more)


 Portland Public Schools is looking for a district-level PBIS Coach.  Follow the link to learn more about this opportunity. (more)


 Michigan is looking for a Professional Learning Content Specialist.  Follow the link to learn more about this opportunity. (more)


Summer Training 2014.  Susan Barrett and Patti Hershfeldt provide Coaches Training and New Team Training at MSDE's RTT event.  See the material below.

Spring 2014 Coaches' Meeting took place in two sessions on April 30 and May 5.  A keynote on Creating Solutions to Barriers was presented by Cathy Shwaery.  School Climate Specialists: Wayne Hickman, Christina Jordan and Rebecca Piermattei presented throughout the day.  See all the presentations and accompanying material. (more)


APBS 2014 took place in mid March in Chicago.  Below are some highlighted presentations from George Sugai and Rob Horner:


Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying and Its Impact on Youth across the Lifecourse: At the request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Research Council (NRC) will host the two-day workshop, featuring expert panelists and exploring popular questions in bullying prevention research and best practices. (more)


Some recent articles from USDE regarding school climate

  11th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support is seeking volunteers.  Those accepted with have their registration fee waived.  (more)


  Recognition 2014 applications are now available online To obtain password information to gain access please contact your POC.  Download the opening document and scoring rubric here then choose one of the attachments below to submit.  (Be sure to click Save, not Open when prompted.) Applications must be submitted to PBIS Maryland no later than March 15, 2014.

2013 Summer training material is available online.  Much of the material presented this summer is available for download.  Click here to see what is currently offered. (more)


Including Preschoolers in School-wide PBS: Being Evidence-Based and Developmentally Appropriate.  Learn more about this topic in an interactive webinar on July 11, 2013.  (more)


National PBIS Leadership Forum "PBIS: Equity in Education - Making Education Work for All." announces its Call for Papers.  Interested in submitting for the October 2013 forum?  Submission deadline is July 12, 2013 (more)


New Team Training 2013.  If your school is interested in participating in New Team training this summer be sure to reference the information below to help ready your school. (Registration will be open from April 15 - June 5)

IDEA Partnership sponsored a webinar titled “Understanding the Interconnected Systems (ISF) for Integrating Mental Health Supports in Schools” on January 28th, download the powerpoint and  listen to the recording. (Note: webinar audio begins at about 3:00 minutes)


Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Supports.  The University of South Florida’s College of Behavioral and Community Sciences offers a fully online Graduate Certificate in Positive Behavior Support. This graduate certificate program is designed for educators, school or mental health administrators, school psychologists, social workers, school counselors, and behavioral health staff who want to specialize in an evidence-based approach to resolving challenging behavior and supporting the prosocial behavior of children and youth within schools and early education settings. The certificate will benefit  students by equipping them with necessary skills to provide systemic applications of PBS. (more)

APBS sponsored a webinar with Rob Horner on PBIS and Bully Prevention on Wednesday, February 20th at 4:30 pm ET. (more)


In Response to the Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
A position statement of the Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence. This statement is endorsed by 183 organizations and more than 200 prevention scholars and practitioners. (more)


  Recognition 2013 applications are now available online To obtain password information to gain access please contact your POC.  Download the opening document and scoring rubric here then choose one of the attachments below to submit.  (Be sure to click Save, not Open when prompted.) Applications must be submitted to PBIS Maryland no later than March 15, 2013.

Exemplar Ideas from schools applying for Gold.  Many wonderful ideas have been extracted from the recognition applications from the 2011-2012 school year.  See the material here. (more) reports: "Study gives school behavior program a good grade."  See the article here. (more)


PBIS Maryland hosted it largest Coaches' Meeting ever with nearly 400 people in attendance representing all school districts.  Cathy Shwaery provided and in-depth look at the BOQ and Patti Hershfeldt addressed what is involved in moving to advanced tiers.  See material from the day and other coaches meetings. (more)


Bloomsburg University is advertising for a Director of  the McDowell Institute for Teacher Excellence in Positive Behavior Support (PBS). Learn more about this job opportunity (more)


APBS Conference Committee invites you to submit a presentation for the 10th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, March 28-30, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, San Diego, CA. The theme is "The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values, and Vision". Notification of selection will be sent by email at the end of October. (more)











Standards and Protocols...A revised edition of the PBIS Maryland Standards and Protocols document is now available. (more)


Standards and Protocols Tier 2 Check In/ Check Out (CICO)... A PBIS Maryland Standards and Protocols Tier 2 Check In/Check Out (CICO) document has been established. The CICO Request for Training document is included. (more)

Maryland's Initiative...In 1999 the Maryland State Department of Education and the Sheppard Pratt Health System began a collaboration (more)

What is PBIS?...Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. (more)

SET...The school-wide evaluation tool (more)

SWIS...a web-based information system (more)


upcoming events
State Leadership Meeting 05.21.15
State Leadership Meeting 04.21.15
State Leadership Meeting 02.23.15
Coaches' Meeting 02.09.15
State Leadership Meeting 01.23.15
State Leadership Meeting 12.02.14
Coaches' Meeting/Training 11.05.14
State Leadership Meeting 10.23.14
State Leadership Meeting -  cancelled 09.29.14
State Leadership Meeting 08.28.14
State Leadership Meeting 05.19.14
Coaches' Meeting 05.05.14
Coaches' Meeting 04.30.14
State Leadership Meeting 04.24.14
State Leadership Meeting 02.26.14
State Leadership Meeting 01.22.14 01.29.14
Coaches' Meeting 12.05.13
State Leadership Meeting 11.20.13
Coaches' Training 10.22.13
State Leadership Meeting - cancelled 09.25.13
State Leadership Meeting 08.29.13
Central 2 Region Returning Team Training
(Anne Arundel, Howard, Montgomery, Prince Georges)
Secondary New Team Training 07.17-18.13
Elementary New Team Training 07.16-17.13
Coaches' Training 07.15.13
Southern Region Returning Team Training 07.10.13
Eastern Shore Returning Team Training

(Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, Worcester)
Baltimore County Returning Team Training 06.21.13
Western Region Returning Team Training 06.20.13
Charles County Returning Team Training 06.18.13
State Leadership Meeting 05.14.13
State Leadership Meeting 04.24.13
State Leadership Meeting 02.20.13
State Leadership Meeting 01.10.13
State Leadership Meeting 11.20.12
State Leadership Meeting - cancelled 10.31.12
Coaches' Meeting 10.10.12
State Leadership Meeting 09.19.12
SWIS Facilitator Training 09.11-13.12

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