PBIS Tier I Modules & Facilitator Guides

Supporting PBIS Implementation

Welcome to the Arkansas PBIS Training Modules. The development of these modules was funded through the Arkansas State Personnel Development Grant. The modules were developed in collaboration with PBIS trainers and consultants from the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Arkansas State University and content specialists from the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Why were these training modules developed?

The Arkansas PBIS Training Modules were developed to support districts and schools in Arkansas that are interested in PBIS or are currently in the process of PBIS implementation. Although in-person training with CCE PBIS trainers is ideal, it is not always possible.

How should the training modules be used?

The PBIS framework consists of some major components, with 3 tiers of support. The modules contain information on how to build these components. New implementers should begin with the Tier I modules.

The modules can serve multiple purposes:

  •  Exploration and readiness: administrators and other school personnel can find out more about each tier of PBIS and how to prepare for implementation
  • Initial training (each tier): after exploring, determining readiness, and securing a group commitment, school teams can begin the implementation process
  • Training of trainers and coaches: districts and schools can ensure sustainability by increasing local fluency in PBIS implementation
  • Booster training: after implementing PBIS, districts and schools can use the modules as go-to resources for strengthening implementation at each tier
What materials are included with each training module?

PowerPoint presentations: ready-made presentations, complete with trainer notes; can be used as-is with the flexibility of adding local context

Facilitator’s Guides: additional detailed notes (slide by slide), resources, activity suggestions, handouts, homework suggestions, and general information for preparing to present the module

What is the significance of the module numbers within each tier? Do they need to be used in that order?

For each tier, the first 2 or 3 modules will contain content on philosophy, readiness, and leadership. These are important for districts and schools in the exploration stage. The facilitator guides that accompany each of the modules contain suggested pre-requisites and suggestions for which module to explore next. Typically, a live training would follow the order of each tier of modules.

In the Tier I modules, in addition to the major components, there are modules on special topics that will help schools improve and enrich their implementation of PBIS. Some of these modules (e.g., Staff Ownership) do not have pre- or post- suggestions, as they are supplemental in nature.

Tier I Modules & Facilitator’s Guides

Module 1 Philosophy and Overview of PBIS
This training module provides an overview or the rational for creating a positive, proactive, and preventative behavior system including steps to create an essential shift in discipline philosophy to successfully implement PBIS.
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Module 2 District Leadership in PBIS
This training module highlights the importance and advantages of having leadership support for PBIS at the district level. It outlines the responsibilities of the team including roles and responsibilities of the team members and coaches.
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Module 3 Creating a PBIS School Leadership Team
This training module gives schools and administrators information that will help them create a strong PBIS leadership team.
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Module 4 An Introduction to PBIS
This training module provides a basic understanding and overview of PBIS.
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Module 5 Developing PBIS Behavioral Expectations
This training module guides implementers in selecting and defining behavioral expectations that are appropriate for their schools.
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Module 6 Teaching Behavioral Expectations
This training module guides implementers in developing a system for teaching behavioral expectations.
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Module 7 Acknowledging Expected Behavior
This training module guides implementers in developing a system for acknowledging students for following the behavioral expectations.
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Module 8 Responding to Inappropriate Behavior
This training module provides attendees with essential components when responding to inappropriate behaviors.
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Module 9 Collecting and Using Data for PBIS Tier I Decision Making
This training module provides information on data based decision making. Attendees will be provided information that will assist in developing a process for collecting, analyzing and utilizing behavioral data.
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Module 10 the PBIS Team Meeting
This training module provides essential components necessary when conducting PBIS team meetings.
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Module 11 Coaching in PBIS
This training module provides participants with essential steps in developing an effective PBIS coaching process.
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Module 12 Staff Ownership
This training module provides strategies that will assist schools/districts in garnering staff ownership when implementing PBIS.
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Module 13 PBIS in the Classroom
This training module provides participants witd methods to ensure PBIS Tier 1 is extended into the classroom.
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Module 14 PBIS Assessment and Evaluation
This training module highlights the importance of conducting regular assessments to ensure fidelity when implementing Tier I. The module also provides implementers with information on PBIS assessment tools.
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Module 15 Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)
This training module guides PBIS team members through the process of utilizing the PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI). Topics include preparing for, administering, and action planning.
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Module 16 Kicking Off PBIS
This training module provides information for PBIS teams to ensure readiness to initially implement PBIS Tier 1. Participants will receive guidance and examples for creating action plans before their own kick-off.
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Module 17 Family and Community Engagement
This training module highlights the importance and benefits of family and community engagement with PBIS. It shows strategies and examples for the team to help engage families and the community in PBIS.
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