PBIS Maryland Homepage Archives

2011-2012 STORIES
Building Bridges, Not Walls. Anne Arundel County's Alternative Education Program presented by Virginia Dolan and Kathy Lane at the 15th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health.  See the presentation here. (more)

Spring Forum 2011 took place on March 30, 2011.  See a copy of Dr. Grasmick's invitation here.  Fifty schools from all over Maryland were in attendance.  See material from the day:

High School Forum 2011 took place on June 27, 2011 with administrators and staff from throughout the state.  See material from the day:

2011 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)

PBIS Maryland recognizes 414 schools in 2011.  See the recipients and criteria here. (more)

 

Exemplar Ideas from schools applying for Gold.  Many wonderful ideas have been extracted from the recognition applications.  See the material here. (more)
Queen Anne's County publishes its first county-wide PBIS newsletter.  Read all their exciting news here. (more)
Anne Arundel County hosts its first Annual Regional Meeting of the year.  See the handout here. (more)
PBIS Maryland hosted one of its largest coaches meetings ever with nearly 350 people from over 20 school districts in attendance.  See the materials here. (more)
Still #1 in the nation:  For the FOURTH straight year, Maryland's public schools ranked #1 in the nation by Education Week! (more)

Spring Forum 2012 took place on March 27, 2012.  See a copy of Dr. Sadusky's invitation here.  Fifty schools from all over Maryland were in attendance.  See material from the day:

2010 - 2011 STORIES
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)
"Good behavior equals great holiday shopping for students in Greater Annapolis."  See the Good as a Gold Card in this GreaterAnnapolisPatch article. (more)

PBIS Maryland collaborator, Catherine Bradshaw, is recognized with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.  Click to learn more about the award and to read the JHU announcement.

 

December 2010 Coaches' Meeting took place with nearly 300 people in attendance.  Anne Arundel County's Virginia Dolan presented.  See material from the day as well as prior coaches' meetings here. (more)

Baltimore County hosted a Team Leader and Coaches Training on 11.08.2010.  See the material here.

 

PBIS Maryland collaborator, Catherine Bradshaw, is recognized with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.  Click to learn more about the award and to read the JHU announcement.

PBIS Maryland's New Team training content is now available online.

Building Bridges, Not Walls. Anne Arundel County's Alternative Education Program presented by Virginia Dolan and Kathy Lane at the 15th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health.  See the presentation here. (more)
Fall 2010 Coaches' Meeting took place with over 300 people in attendance.  PBIS Maryland's Patti Hershfeldt, Milt McKenna and Susan Barrett presented.  See material from the day as well as prior coaches' meetings here. (more)

2010 National PBIS Leadership Forum took place in Chicago, Illinois.  Susan Barrett and other leaders from the National Technical Assistance Center presented on the Professional Development Blueprint including guidebooks that assist district level and school level implementation.  See the material here.

Development of an Interconnected Systems Framework: Integrating School-based Mental Health & School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.  Susan Barrett presents at the 15th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health.  See the material here. (ppt and paper)
The 15th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  PBIS Maryland's Andrea Alexander, Catherine Bradshaw and Jerry Bloom presented on the collaboration between researchers and community partners.  They co-presented with Jeanne Poduska and Mary Jane Gomez who represented the Houston Independent School District.  See the presentation here. (more)
SWIS Facilitator Training took place September 14-16 2010 at Loyola University Maryland.  Participants from around the country participated in the three day training.  Congratulations to Brian Blake, Pat Brabazon, Katrina Johnson, Latoya Lewis and Elizabeth Niesz from Baltimore City; Sue Brenchley from Dorchester County; Angie Taddia from Harford County; and Doug Gaither and Scott Showalter from Prince George's County for becoming Maryland's newest SWIS facilitators!  Learn more about SWIS (more)
PBIS Maryland recognizes 379 schools in 2010.  See the recipients and criteria here. (more)

Exemplar Ideas from schools applying for Gold.  Many wonderful ideas have been extracted from the recognition applications.  See the material here. (more)

 

HS Forum 2010 was held at Kent Island HS in Queen Anne's County.  The keynote was presented by Dr. Bruce Stiller.  See material from the day

 

Student-to-Student Pride Buck

North Eugene HS

"Howard elementaries to reward well-behaved students with fruit bouquets".  See the Baltimore Sun article here. (more)
2009 - 2010 STORIES

Spring Forum 2010 took place on February 25, 2010 with nearly 200 people in attendance representing over 80 schools.  See materials from the day:

Recognition 2010 applications are now available online.  To obtain password information to gain access please contact your POC.  Download the application and scoring guide here.  (Be sure to click Save, not Open when prompted.)
Check-In/Check-Out at Gale-Bailey ES Learn how one school in Charles County is implementing. (more)
December 2009 Coaches Meeting took place with nearly 250 people in attendance.  Dr. Patti Hershfeldt from JHU keynoted on Connecting the Classroom with SWPBIS .   Special thanks to Susan Barrett, Sharon Conley and Shauna King for their stellar breakout sessions.  See presentation materials here (more)
Rockburn ES is giving the gift of time this December.  Their booster activity, "The Positive: A Thing To Remember This December", is one way to motivate staff this season.    Download a copy and customize it for your school. (more)

Sarah M. Roach ES helps teach their expectations through song. Written and produced by Sarah M. Roach ES's librarian Beverly and Patrick O'Neal.

 

 

Fall 2009 Coaches Meeting took place with nearly 300 people in attendance.  Dr. Tim Lewis from University of Missouri keynoted on FBA/BIP.   See presentation materials here.  (more)
SWIS Facilitator Training took place in September 2009 at Loyola University Maryland.  Participants from around the country participated in the three day training.  Congratulations to Aliza Statman, Ellyn Berkowitz, Pat Childs and Pam Moore from Baltimore City; Mary Anne Adkins from Caroline County; Jen Steczak from Cecil County; Rosanne Wilson from Howard County; Patti Hershfeldt from JHU; Kelly Spanoghe from MANSEF; Devon Beck from Ridge Schools and Julie Van Metre from Washington County for becoming Maryland's newest SWIS facilitators!  Learn more about SWIS (more)

Summer Institute 2009 is now completed with several events and a couple thousand attendees.  See available presentations here. (more)

 

PBIS at Oakland Mills MS is Pie-In-The-Sky these days.  Click here to learn why. (more)
PBIS Maryland recognizes 343 schools in 2009.  See the recipients and criteria here. (more)
The Call for Papers for the 7th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support is now open until September 10, 2009. (more)
The US Department of Education is encouraging school districts to use stimulus funds to implement Positive Behavior Supports.  (more)
The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports is excited to announce the relaunch of their website with a new design, better navigation system, more content, and resources. The website can be viewed at: www.pbis.org
2008 - 2009 STORIES

Carroll County's Melissa Leahy and Kimberly Muniz present at the APBS Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.  See presentation materials here.

Leadership Summit 2009 took place on Monday, March 30, 2009 with nearly 400 people in attendance representing over 130 schools interested in implementing this summer.   See documents from the day.  Presentations will be posted as they are received. 

2008/9 Newsletter is now online.  Get your copy here. (more)
Anne Arundel County's newsletter, PBIS Kudos, publishes its February 2009 edition.  Get a copy here. (more)

National TA Center's Cynthia Anderson presents: "Designing Effective Classrooms: Strategies for Classroom Management Within Schoolwide PBIS."  See the presentation and supporting documents here.

PBIS Maryland's Alexander, McKenna, Bloom and Bradshaw present at the Directors of Student Services meeting in Ocean City, Maryland.  See the presentation here. (more)
Susan Barrett presents "Using  School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports (SW-PBS) to Build Sustainable Systems within Alternative School Settings" at the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC).  See the presentation here. (more)

Anne Arundel County hosted its annual PBIS regional meeting.  See material from the day.

Calvert County's Southern MS's fundraiser draws attention in Calvert Recorder's "'Adversity' promotes positive behavior".  See the article here. (more)
Recognition 2009 applications are now available online.  To obtain password information to gain access please contact your POC.  Download the application and scoring rubric here. (Be sure to click Save, not Open when prompted.)
"Public schools see drop in suspensions".  An article in the Baltimore Examiner discusses statewide suspensions.  See the article here. (more)

PBIS Maryland hosted its largest Coaches' Meeting with nearly 300 coaches and administrators present.  Presentations were offered by Susan Barrett and Milt McKenna.  See the presentation material.

Catherine Bradshaw and the PBIS Management Team provided an update to the MSDE leadership on PBIS and on the research outcomes from Hopkins’ randomized controlled study known as Project Target. See the presentation here. (more)

MSDE's Andrea Alexander presented PBIS and the Law in Maryland at the MAPP Conference to Directors of Student Services, the State Leadership Team, the Maryland Association of Pupil Personnel and the Supervisors of PPW’s from across the state.  See the presentation here. (more)

Baltimore County hosted a series of team leader/coach meetings with over 100 people in attendance.  County data was presented and various schools shared their successes.  See the presentation material

PBIS in High Schools: What Works!:  Maryland and Virginia host their first dual state forum for high schools.  See available presentation material and check back after the event for updates.

Schools' Punitive Actions Decline, an article in the Baltimore Sun, discusses a decrease in middle and high school discipline referrals, suspensions and expulsions in Anne Arundel County Public Schools.  See the article here. (more)
Connecting Our Region Through PBIS.  Susan Barrett presents to Carroll County PBIS schools.  See the presentation here.  (more)
The National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance has released two What Works Clearinghouse reports. The first, "Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom", is a practice guide offering five concrete recommendations for helping elementary school general education teachers reduce the frequency of the most common types of behavior problems encountered among students.  The second, "Dropout Prevention Topic Report", summarizes the Clearinghouse's dropout prevention intervention reports prepared through September 2008.
Charles County Bucks Statewide Increase in School Suspensions, an article on the Advocates for Children and Youth website discusses how Charles County is decreasing suspensions in their school system.  See the article here. (more)

Susan Barrett presents at the 3rd Annual Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Summer Institute.  See presentation material.

Summer Institute 2008 wrapped up with 11 events and a couple thousand attendees.  See available presentations here. (more)
WBAL TV's Tim Tootin visits Summer Institute 2008.  See the article and video (more)
PBIS Maryland recognizes 252 schools in 2008.  See the recipients and criteria here. (more)
2007 - 2008 STORIES
Summer Institute 2007 kicked off on Monday, July 9 with nearly 1000 registrants for New Team training and over 1700 registrants for 5 regional Returning Team trainings.  See presentation materials. (more)
Baltimore Sun's article, "Schools look to improve discipline by going positive" covers PBIS Maryland's Summer Institute 2007.  See the article here. (more)
PBIS Maryland recognizes 188 schools.  See the criteria and listings. (more)
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law's article, "Positive Behavior for Effective Schools Act Introduced" addresses legislation proposed to help schools meet the twin challenges of improving academic achievement and fostering a school climate that promotes learning.  See the article here. (more).  See the act here. (more)
Interested in contacting your elected officials to encourage them to support the Reducing Barriers to Learning Act and the Positive Behavior for Effective Schools Act?  Click here to find out how. (more)
Cumberland Times News boasts Allegany County's involvement in the Western Region' s Returning Team Event.  See the article here. (more)
Using information for Decision Making.  Susan Barrett presents to Virginia coaches.  See the presentation here. (more)
Is School-wide Positive Behavior Support an Evidence-based Practice? A RESEARCH Summary.  See the summary here. (more)
Obama, Durbin, Hare Introduce Bill to Improve Student Behavior in Schools.  See the press release here. (more)
PBIS Maryland's Susan Barrett and Howard County Public School's Karyn Renneberg present "Building Effective Coaches to Expand & Sustain PBIS Implementation" at the Forum for Change Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  See the presentation here. ((more)
"Playing First, Eating Later", from the Hartford Courant, discusses "Growing Number Of Elementary Schools Putting Off Lunchtime Until After Recess" See the article here. (more)
PBIS Maryland's Barrett, Alexander and Leaf present PBIS in Maryland Schools at the 12th Annual Conference on Advancing School Mental Health.  See the presentation here. (more)
PBIS Maryland website now has links to implementing schools.  Click on Schools and Coaches, to the left, to begin browsing the nearly 500 listed schools.
Anne Arundel County held their regional meeting on 10.24.2007.  See meeting notes and presentations here
PBIS at home.  This simple matrix may be helpful.  See the matrix here. (more)
PBIS Maryland's Barrett and Bloom present at the MANSEF conference in Baltimore, Maryland.  See the presentation here. (more)
Wiley H. Bates Middle in Anne Arundel County shares its PBIS success.  (more)
PBIS Maryland hosted it largest Coaches' Meeting ever with over 200 people in attendance.  See the presentations here. (more)
2008 American Stars of Teaching nominations are now being accepted by USDE.  Click here to nominate someone. (more)
Leadership Forum 2008 will take place on February 14, 2008.  See a copy of Dr. Grasmick's invitation here.  If you are interested in registering please contact your local POC. Please note that registration will close February 8th.
Leadership Forum 2008 took place on February 14, 2008 with nearly 300 people in attendance representing over 100 schools interested in implementing this coming summer.  See documents from the day.  Presentations will be posted as they are received.
Anne Arundel County's, PBIS Kudos, hits the presses.  Get a copy here. (more)

Baltimore County's PBIS Meeting for BCPS Team Leaders and Coaches took place on Friday, March 14, 2008 with 150 people in attendance.  BCPS data was presented along with school presentations emphasizing implementation and sustainment efforts.  See the presentations here.

The 5th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support took place on March 27-29, 2008.  Many of the sessions presented by Maryland's leadership team were to standing room only crowds. See presentations and materials here.  Additional presentations will be posted as they are received.

Regional Returning Team Training registration pages are starting to come online.  Check below to see if yours is available.  If not,  check back soon.  Links will be provided as they are received.

Western Region Agenda
Upper Chesapeake  
Eastern Shore Agenda
Central 2  
Southern Region Agenda  -- Breakouts
Baltimore County Secondary Agenda
Elementary Agenda
Update on Key Findings from Project Target discusses some findings on the research project.  See the presentation here. (more)
More PBIS Lesson Plans have been added to the School Examples page.  Thanks to Allegany County's Beall ES and Westmar MS and Montgomery County's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. MS for their contributions.  Click here to see more school examples? (more)

2006 - 2007 STORIES

Spring 2007 Coaches' Meeting held May 14, 2007 was host to nearly 150 coaches throughout Maryland.  Participants learned strategies for action planning and readying schools for new and returning team training.  See the materials in the Coaches Resources section. (more)
PBIS Maryland in Ottawa.  Maryland State Leadership Team member Milt McKenna presents PBIS to over 150 educators in Ottawa, Canada.  See the presentation, in French, here. (more)
Spring 2007 Newsletter hits the presses.  Get your copy here. (more)
Spring Forum 2007 took place on March 27, 2007 with nearly 400 people representing 140 potential PBIS schools.  See materials from the day.
Benchmarks of Quality tool was presented by Baltimore County's Dr. Joan Ledvina Parr and Charles County's Dr. Elsa Velez at the January 30th Coaches' Meeting.  See the presentation and handouts.
Behavior Support Academics... Maryland State Leadership Team members Ledvina Parr and Kidder present at the 4th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. See the presentation here. (more)
Coaching on a Shoestring... Maryland State Leadership Team members Velez, Dolan, Ledvina Parr and Barrett present at the 4th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. See the presentation here. (more)
Expanding the World of PBS... Maryland State Leadership Team members Alexander and Bloom present Maryland's implementation efforts at the 4th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. See the presentation here. (more)
Spring Forum 2007 is an event designed to introduce the concepts and theories of PBIS to administrator's of Maryland schools interested in beginning implementation during Summer 2007.  This one day event will be held March 27, 2007.  (more)
PBIS Maryland School Recognition Program. In an effort to recognize the continued accomplishments of our PBIS Maryland schools the State Leadership Team has developed a recognition rubric for the 2006-2007 school year.  Applications for all categories are due March 1st.  Download the application here. (more)

The School Examples section has been updated.  See recent additions from

Best Practices in Classrooms University of Oregon's Dr. Cynthia Anderson presents to Anne Arundel County Clusters and Maryland Coaches.  See the presentation here. (more)
Coaching Smarter  Susan Barrett presents to new coaches at the October 2006 Coaches' Meeting.  See the presentation here. (more)
Secondary and Tertiary Interventions Forum took place on October 12-13, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois.  Representatives from many Maryland counties and the State Leadership Team presented to PBIS leaders from throughout the country.  See the presentations.
Monocacy Middle School in Frederick County offers an interesting way for teaching school rules by playing a game of Jeopardy!  Download the PowerPoint game and accompanying documents here. 
Anne Arundel County's newsletter, PBIS Kudos, publishes it 3rd edition.  Get a copy here. (more)
The Alternative Schools Forum, hosted by Annapolis Road Academy, in Prince George's County, had attendees from 13 systems throughout the state.  ARA presented on their PBIS initiative and representatives from the other LSS's shared about their implementation process.  See the presentation here. (more)
The High School Forum, hosted by Lansdowne HS, in Baltimore County, had attendees from 13 systems throughout the state.  See their presentation here. (more)  See all of Lansdowne HS's materials. (more)
Dr. Cynthia Anderson, from the University of Oregon, presented to Maryland coaches.  See the presentations and handouts.
Dr. Cynthia Anderson, from the University of Oregon, presented on targeted interventions to Charles County teams.  See the presentations and handouts.
A Central Regional Meeting was held with over 100 coaches and team leaders from Baltimore County, Baltimore City and Harford County.  See the overview and school examples from Chase ES, Gen. John Sticker MS, Lansdowne HS, Old Court MS, Shady Spring ES and Stemmers Run MS.
Governor Martin O'Malley visits Baltimore County's General John Stricker MS and takes a moment to talk about PBIS with coach Jennifer Jackson and Baltimore County Executive James T. Smith Jr. (more)

2005-2006 STORIES

The PBS Implementation Forum was held in Rosemont, Chicago on 10.20.2005-10.21.2005 with 11 Maryland district teams represented!  In attendance were representatives from Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Howard, Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's and MANSEF.  State Leadership Team members: Barrett, McKenna, Lohnes and Bloom presented Maryland's exemplar implementation efforts.  See the presentations....
SWIS Facilitator Training took place Fall 2005 at AACC Arundel Mills.  Participants from around the country participated in the three day training.  Congratulations to Joanna Owens, Don Hurley and Manuel Raposo from Baltimore City Public School System for becoming Maryland's newest SWIS facilitators!
The Baltimore City Public School System held its first PBIS Team Leaders Meeting (more)
20 Baltimore City schools with over 100 staff complete a two day  training.  Much enthusiasm was felt throughout the room.  (more)
Germantown Elementary and members of the State Leadership Team present at the USDE, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools 2005 National Conference in a session titled, "PBIS – School, School System and State Level Implementation in Maryland."  See the presentation here. (more)
2005 Summer Institute... presentations and photos
The Baltimore City PBIS implementing schools Principals’ Forum was a great success (more)
Congratulations! 77 2005 Exemplar schools throughout the state of Maryland have been identified.  See the listing here. (more)
Baltimore City Public School System hosts PBIS training for an additional group of teams.  See presentation materials...
Susan Barrett delivers the keynote address at the Blue Ribbon Summit in Memphis, Tennessee.  See the presentation here (more)
Robert Moton ES's Pam Meyers, Frank Fiore and Kim Muņiz present on creative ways to use data at the Spring coaches meeting.  See presentation materials here.
Jenifer ES's Susie Fowler and PBIS Coordinator Susan Barrett present at the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals.  See presentation materials here.
Children's Guild-Annapolis' Kelly Spanoghe, Mark Jones and Rodney Wallace present at the Special Schools meeting.  See the presentation here (more)
Baltimore County's Dr. Joan Ledvina-Parr and Dr. Margaret Kidder present at the national APBS conference in Reno, Nevada.  See the presentation here (more)
Southern MD Regional PBIS Meeting took place on Friday, May 5, 2006 in Waldorf, Maryland with nearly 100 people from Charles, Calvert and St. Mary's Counties in attendance with a focus of "moving beyond the universal interventions".  See presentation material...
Gov. Thomas Johnson MS in Frederick County offers PBIS matrices, signs and presentations.  See the materials here.  Interesting in submitting materials from your school? Contact Jerry Bloom
PBIS Kudos, Anne Arundel County's PBIS newsletter hits the presses.  Get a copy here (more)
Dr. Joan Ledvina-Parr from Baltimore County receives MSPA's School Psychologist of the Year Award!  The PBIS State Leadership Team congratulates Dr. Parr on this outstanding achievement.
SWIS Facilitator training took place April 25-27 at Anne Arundel Community College.  Congratulations to Lynda Kline from Worcester County, Kris Leary from Montgomery County, Kathy Lacer  and Delores Magnani from St. Mary's County and Kim Muņiz from Carroll County.
Spring Forum 2006 took place on April 6th with 400 participants representing 160 schools.  See presentation materials...
Susan Barrett presents with other PBIS state coordinators at the 3rd annual APBS Conference.  See the presentation here (more)
Building Capacity... As schools systems and districts build local capacity, it becomes increasingly important for the roles and responsibilities for the state district or local team to be clearly defined.  This document outlines the phases of implementation and defines the specific responsibilities as systems “go to scale”. (more)
2005 PBIS Newsletter is now available online!  Get a copy here. (more)
Cumberland's Times-News prints article on Allegany County's 3 Exemplar Schools. (more)
2005 Summer Institute... presentations and photos
Anne Arundel County publishes it's first county-wide PBIS newsletter, PBIS Kudos.  Get a copy here. (more)
Susan Barrett & Children's Guild's Kelly Spanoghe present at the 21st Annual MANSEF Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.  See presentation materials...
National PBIS Trainers Teri Lewis-Palmer and Susan Barrett conduct new team training in Bermuda.  See training material...
PBIS Maryland Management Team presents at the national APBS conference in Reno, Nevada.  See the presentation here (more)
Barrett & McKenna present at the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavioral Disorders in Kansas City, Missouri.  See the presentation here (more)
Tom J. Craney, Ed.D. presents a MINDS workshop to PBIS Special Schools.  See the presentation here (more)
SAMHSA offers a list of Model Programs.  View the listing here. (more)
Dr. Nancy Grasmick visits Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary school in Charles County to laud their PBIS efforts.  See the article. (more)
USATODAY's article, "At schools, less tolerance for 'zero tolerance'" discusses discipline concerns in schools.  See the article (more).  See the full APA report (more)
Four schools honored as role models... See the Delmarva.com article (more)
7 Eastern Shore PBIS schools are recognized by the local newspaper Delmarvanow.com.  See the article here (more)
The 2006 Summer Institute was a huge success with nearly 900 people in attendance for New Team Training and 1500 for Returning Team Training.  Many of the presentations are available online.  See the presentations here (more)
Susan Barrett provided BEP training to PBIS teams in Fairfax, Virginia.  See the presentation here. (more)
Special EDge article, "What Is It? Why Do It? Is It Worth It?" discusses a response to intervention.  See a copy of the article here (more).
107 PBIS Exemplar Schools have been identified.  Schools will be recognized at the 2006 Summer Institute on July 18, 2006.  See the listing. (more)

2004-2005 STORIES

Baltimore Sun headlines on the PBIS efforts in Anne Arundel County.  See the article here (more)
Charles County's Keith Grier and Elsa Velez present to the Board of Education. (more)
"Heading Off Disruptive Behavior  How Early Intervention Can Reduce Defiant Behavior -- and Win Back Teaching Time".  This article by Walker, Ramsey and Gresham was posted in the Winter 2003-2004 edition of American Educator.  Read the article. (more)
"Program rewards students for positive behavior".  An article in the Maryland Gazette focuses on Anne Arundel Counties efforts to implement PBIS. (more)  
Dr. Phil Leaf honored with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for Community Service (more)
January 2005 Coaches' Meeting...follow up material and comments (more)
Germantown Elementary -- How a 4th year PBIS school sustains the effort.  (more)
High Schools interested in PBIS?  Check out the monograph here (more)
Allegany County's Val Llewellyn shares how Dollar General can help your PBIS initiative.  (more)
Charles County's Elsa Velez organized their regional meeting with a new twist.  Instead of school presentations mini-groups were devised to address various topics.  Dr. Velez then summarized and disbursed the results in the following document. (more)
Charles County PBIS Schools and members of the PBIS State Leadership Team meet with Superintendent Mr. James E. Richmond (more)
Maryland's Data...See how Maryland's PBIS schools have done in 2003-2004  (more)
Systems of Care...Susan Barrett, Phil Leaf and Elsa Velez present at the Training Institute's 2004 (more)
Training for Trainers... Susan Barrett and Milt McKenna presented at the Training for Trainers National Conference in Naperville, Illinois.  View the materials (more)
Anne Arundel County Exemplar Schools under the guidance of Dr. Virginia Dolan, along with members of the PBIS State Leadership team, present to Superintendent, Dr. Eric J. Smith.  View the presentation (more)
Extra points for better behavior.  An October 2004 article is the Charles County "Maryland Independent" (more)
Hamilton Fish Institute's  Persistently Safe School Conference included a paper presented by Leaf, Keys, Barrett and McKenna describing our State-Academic-School system partnership that has disseminated a universal youth violence preventing strategy throughout schools in Maryland.  View the presentation (more)
Harman Elementary in Anne Arundel County is awarded the Distinguished Title I School Award.  See photo and statement. (more)
Beach Center on Disability's Quarterly Newsletter discusses: "Schoolwide PBS And Student Achievement: Is There A Connection? (more)
Going to Scale in Maryland's Local Schools Systems. Leadership Team members McKenna, Barrett, Dolan, Leaf and Bloom present at the 2nd International Conference on Positive Behavior Support. (more)
Baltimore County's Joey Parr and Margaret Kidder present at the 2nd International Conference on Positive Behavior Support on developing a model for system-wide implementation.  See the presentation. (more)
Dr. Terry Scott, from the University of Florida, presents to Anne Arundel County PBIS teams on Managing Challenging Behaviors.  See the presentation.  (more)
Dr. Terry Scott, from the University of Florida, presents on Behavioral Interventions for Targeted Groups.  See the presentation. (more)
Arundel High presents their  PRIDE at Anne Arundel County's regional meeting. See the presentation. (more)  Browse other school examples. (more)
Lansdowne High's Viking Code keynotes the High School Forum.  See the presentation (more).
St. Elizabeth School's Nano Kolls presents the Eagle High 5 at the Special/Alternative Schools Meeting.  Representatives from 5 LSS's were in attendance.  See the presentation. (more)
Dr. George Sugai delivers the plenary at the 2005 Spring Forum for new schools.  See his presentation here. (more)
Leadership Team members Catherine Bradshaw and Lynne Weise present on Yellow and Red Zone Strategies at the May 2005 Coaches' Meeting.  View materials here. (more)
Susan Barrett presents at the Blue Ribbon Summit in Memphis, Tennessee. See the presentation here. (more)
Susan Barrett returns to Memphis, Tennessee for a second week of training.  See all the presentations here. (more)
WBAL TV's Tim Tooten visits the 2004 Summer Institute.  Read the article or watch the news clip (more)
2004 Summer Institute presentations are still available online (more)