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Seventh Annual APEX Summer Leadership Institute
Multi-tiered Systems of Support: Teamwork, Leadership, and Data-Based Decision-Making to Prepare Every Student for Career and Adult Life
The APEX Summer Leadership Institute is designed for teams from middle and high schools to build their skills and knowledge in implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in order to improve their school culture and climate, improve student engagement, and produce higher graduation rates for all students. The Institute is also designed for students to build their personal and community leadership skills and to develop goals for their transition from school to adult life. Finally, the Institute offers an opportunity for policy makers, families, and community members to learn about the advantages of implementing PBIS and a three-tiered framework of school reform.
In addition to strategizing sessions for school teams, Institute activities will teach participants how to:
- Learn from the experiences of other schools to implement PBIS at all three tiers
- Use data to improve all aspects of PBIS and practice implementation
- Engage students and staff in school-wide implementation efforts through teamwork, student leadership, and diverse partnerships
- Customize PBIS implementation for middle and high school
- Build a tertiary-level system of supports using RENEW and wraparound
The Institute is sponsored the National Center on Inclusive Education, the NH Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education, and NH RESPONDS. APEX is a Dropout Prevention model of the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire, and the NH Department of Education.
APEX partnership agencies include:
- NH Center on Effective Behavioral Interventions and Supports at SERESC
- Parent Information Center
- Strafford Learning Center
- High schools throughout the state
Who Should Attend:
- Team members from high schools and middle schools that are implementing, are in the readiness phase of implementing, or are considering implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
- Policy makers interested in the implementation of PBIS and high school reform and redesign
- Service providers to youth at risk of high school dropout or who have emotional or behavioral support needs
- Youth leaders, age 16 or older
Presenter(s): Lucille Eber, Ed.D., Hank Bohanon, Ph.D., Howard Muscott, Ed.D., JoAnne Malloy, Ph.D., MSW, and Dan Habib
Lucille Eber, Ed.D. is the State Director of the Illinois PBIS Network, sponsored by the IL State Board of Education. This network coordinates technical assistance and evaluation related to schoolwide PBIS in over 1,500 IL schools and includes implementation of wraparound and interagency initiatives for students with complex emotional and behavioral challenges. As a collaborative partner with the U.S. Department of Education’s National PBIS Center, Dr. Eber also facilitates PBIS implementation and training plans for states and school districts across the country. Dr. Eber is a former board member of the Illinois Federation of Families (IFF), the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCCMH), and the Association for Positive Behavior
Supports (APBS). She regularly publishes articles and chapters on wraparound, interagency systems of care, and school-wide positive behavior supports.
Hank Bohanon, Ph.D. has been a special education teacher in the Dallas Public Schools. He also has served as project coordinator at the University of Kansas for the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs research on positive behavior supports. Dr. Bohanon is an associate professor in School of Education at Loyola University of Chicago. There, he founded and served as the director of the Center for School Evaluation, Intervention, and Training (CSEIT). He is a member of the board of directors for the Association of Positive Behavior Support. His research includes three-tiered academic and behavior supports in urban and suburban settings. His current work focuses on supports for high school settings and state level evaluation of practice for Response to Intervention, Social and Emotional Learning, and School Mental Health.
Howard Muscott, Ed.D. is director of the NH Center for Effective Behavioral Interventions and Support at SERESC (NH CEBIS), a statewide technical assistance and training network aimed at promoting positive and preventive school discipline systems and improving the emotional wellbeing of all children including those with emotional/behavioral disorders. Dr. Muscott has more than 30 years’ experience in education ranging from preschool through high school and higher education. He has been a special education teacher and principal of three different schools for
students with disabilities.
JoAnne M. Malloy, Ph.D., MSW is Associate Clinical Professor at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. She is one of the developers of the RENEW school-to-career support model for youth with emotional and behavioral support needs, and has directed three PBIS high school level projects. Dr. Malloy has been working with youth with significant emotional and behavioral challenges since 1996, and was one of the developers of the RENEW intervention and the APEX dropout prevention projects.
Dan Habib is the creator of Including Samuel and the new film Who Cares About Kelsey? Habib is the Filmmaker in Residence at the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire. Until joining UNH in April of 2008, Habib was the photography editor of the Concord (NH) Monitor. In 2006 and 2008, he was named the national Photography Editor of the Year for papers with a circulation under 100,000. Habib received his first Emmy Award nomination in May 2010 for Including Samuel. He is currently working on the promotion of Who Cares About Kelsey?.