Prevention of Disruptive Classroom Behavior: PBIS II

This workshop focuses on the critical features of evidence-based classroom management strategies with the focus on prevention of disruptive behavior. In this workshop, participants will: explore creative strategies and the function of behavior to better support students with emotional behavioral challenges in the regular classroom; discuss and practice specific intervention methods utilizing Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS); explore tools to assist teachers to evaluate and enhance their teaching practices; learn a simple process to understand challenging behaviors and a method to intervene and redirect these behaviors; increase knowledge of evidence-based classroom management practices, and understand how to apply a function-based perspective in supporting students. Practical tools for self-assessment of effective classroom management practices will be shared and an action plan will be developed to increase the use of these critical features. Participants will have time to plan, interact with others and ask questions. Case examples are encouraged to help in the planning and discussion. This workshop is for educators, school counselors, psychologists and behavioral specialists. The workshop, Exploring School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), is a complementary workshop but not a prerequisite.

This training is being offered by UNH Professional Development & Training.


Kathy Francoeur, MEd

Project Director

Kathy Francoeur, M.Ed. provides training, consultation, and technical assistance to schools in the development and expansion of school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, as well as in the development of RENEW (Rehabilitation for Empowerment, Natural Supports, Education, and Work), an intensive support intervention to help at-risk youth engage in high school completion and post-secondary options. She has collaborated with several NH schools in training faculty to serve as RENEW facilitators, and to build a sustainable system to support and monitor the RENEW model. Kathy presents nationally, training schools and districts on the RENEW model, and as part of the Who Cares About Kelsey? film project.

Prior to joining the IOD in 2010, she served as Crisis Intervention Coordinator for Somersworth High School and Middle School for over 10 years, overseeing RENEW as a three-tiered intervention to support high school students with social and behavioral issues, and serving as an internal coach on both the Universal and Targeted Team for the middle school and as the coach for the high school Targeted Team.

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Date & Time

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:30pm

Registration Fee

Tuition (Lunch Included)


0.6 CEUs available


UNH Professional Development & Training
Manchester Campus
88 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH