The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D) at New York University invites you to attend TAC-D’s Eastern Regional Workshops Culturally Responsive PBIS Practices Workshop Description: This four-part series addresses ways to root PBIS procedures and practices in cultural responsiveness by examining: 1) existing PBIS procedures and practices; 2) assessing districts/and schools’ current implementation of PBIS; 3) the role cultural responsiveness has on implementing PBIS; and 4) the development of an action plan to incorporate cultural responsiveness into PBIS. These workshops are offered to any interested school district at no cost. Session 1: Assessing Our Policies & Practices Related to PBIS: Where to Start. This session introduces participants on how to examine their policies and practices related to implementing PBIS using a culturally responsive lens to deeply assess a districts’/schools’ PBIS system, including procedures, processes, and practices. Please bring current PBIS implementation/action plans and recent data (discipline data, suspension data, any other relevant data) Session 2: Principles of Cultural Responsiveness and Implications for Behavior Variation. This session aims to assist district and school staff in identifying the role that a cultural responsive approach has on understanding students’ behavior. Session 3: What is Cultural Responsiveness and Why is Important for PBIS? This session builds on session 2 and provides a deeper exploration of cultural responsiveness, the role it plays in understanding our students’ behavior, and its implication for PBIS implementation. Session 4: Taking Action: Rooting PBIS Policies and Practices in CRE. This will be a working session aimed at systemically incorporating CRE into existing PBIS plans. One goal will be to use a Culturally Responsive lens to develop, revise, or adapt existing policies, procedures or practices and incorporate Culturally Responsiveness. Please bring existing PBIS implementation/action plans and current data to sessions. Training Dates & Locations: Session 1: Monday, January 11, 2016 Capital Region Boces 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12205 Albany Rooms 1, 2, and 3 Session 2: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Capital Region Boces 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12205 Albany Rooms 1, 2, and 3 Session 3: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Capital Region Boces 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12205 Albany Rooms 1, 2, and 3 Session 4: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Capital Region Boces 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12205 Schoharie Rooms 1,2, and 3 Time (for all sessions): Registration: 8:30am – 9:00 am; Workshop: 9:00am – 3:00pm; lunch on your own. Target Audience: District and Building Administrators, K-12 Regular/Special Education Teachers, School PBIS Teams, Social Workers, Psychologist, School Counselors. ***We highly encourage you to attend with teams from your district. Since these sessions are conducted in a series and will build on each other, it will be important that the same team members attend each session. *** For more information and/or questions about these workshops please contact Ms. Zakiyyah Ali TAC-D Associate [email protected] or Dr. María G. Hernández, TAC-D Associate at [email protected] For more information about TAC-D please visit the website by clicking on HERE.