Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

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The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports aligns academics, behavior and social-emotional wellness into a single decision-making framework to establish the supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students. We partner with school divisions throughout the Commonwealth to support the successful implementation of the framework.

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Formed Families Forward Videos

In partnership with Formed Families Forward, a community parent resource center, the VTSS produced a set of three brief training videos designed for wide use by educator and family audiences. The videos focus on building trauma awareness, responding to trauma and traumatic stress, and supporting trauma-sensitive schools.  Check out our Community resources page for the link to the videos and related resources. 

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March 2018

APBS Conference

March 28, 2018 - March 31, 2018
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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15th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support
The Expanding World of PBS: Science, Values, and Vision

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May 2018

Providing Tier 3 Interventions to Address Student Needs in Word Recognition and Sentence Development by Implementing SIM Learning Strategies

May 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Online webinar VA United States + Google Map

Please join us for an informative and interactive discussion on Monday, May 7, from 3:30-4:15 p.m., with SIM Professional developers from the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KUCRL), and teachers from Page, Powhatan, and Surry County Public Schools and as they share the essentials for implementing the Word Identification Strategy and the Proficiency in the Sentence Writing Strategy to impact student learning. In this webinar, the following information will be shared: SIM Learning Strategies are evidence-based practices.Progress Monitoring…

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VTSS Virtual Coaching Network for May, 2018

May 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online webinar VA United States + Google Map

Please join us for engaging discussions at this live Zoom webinars, to include relevant topics based on your feedback.
Don’t worry if you missed the first one! The live video and resources are available under "Implementers - For coaches."

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June 2018

Tier 1 Forum

June 19, 2018 - June 21, 2018
Holiday Inn Lynchburg – Downtown, 601 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504 United States
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Due to an overwhelming response, the registrations for all three strands of the Tier 1 Forum have been closed. If you are still interested in this training, please be reminded that the same training will be provided in Williamsburg on July 31 - August 2 (see below).

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July 2018

Advanced Tiers Forum

July 10, 2018 - July 12, 2018
Omni Charlottesville Hotel, 212 RIDGE MCINTIRE ROAD
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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This year, the Advanced Tiers Forum offers two opportunities for learning based on your experience implementing interventions at Tiers 2 and 3. Please contact your VTSS Systems Coach should you need additional guidance on which schools and/or teams would be the best match for each professional learning opportunity.

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Effective Classroom Systems

July 18, 2018 - July 19, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville, 990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
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This two-day event is designed to facilitate team learning and planning around Universal or Tier 1 Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports effective classroom practices. Classroom practices are those strategies essential to effective instruction and include: managing the classroom environment, encouraging/reinforcing appropriate behavior, responding to inappropriate behavior, active supervision, opportunities to respond, classroom expectations, routines and procedures aligned with school wide expectations.

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Tier 1 Forum

July 31, 2018 - August 2, 2018
W&M Sadler Center, 200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23186 United States
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This three-day event is designed to facilitate team learning and planning around Universal or Tier 1 Virginia Tiered System of Supports – Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (VTSS-PBIS) practices. Division leadership teams and school leadership teams, including building principals, are invited to attend.

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September 2018

Systems Coaching Institute 101: Session A

September 12, 2018 - September 13, 2018
Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond – Airport, 5996 Audubon Drive
Sandston, VA 23150 United States
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Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Florence, we are cancelling Systems Coaching 101, Session A. Please check your email for information regarding rescheduling. If you have reserved a hotel room for your overnight stay please remember to cancel the reservation to avoid being charged for the room. There should be no penalty for cancelling due to the storm.

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Defusing Disruptive Behaviors

September 18, 2018 - September 19, 2018
Great Wolf Lodge, 549 E Rochambeau Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23188 United States
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Anchored to the effective responses flowchart and reflective of core features of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), Defusing Disruptive Behavior focuses on understanding the behaviors of students who struggle. Division and school based leadership teams and teachers will learn to support students more effectively in the classroom through the use of evidence-based strategies.

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October 2018

Systems Coaching 102: Session A

October 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Homewood Suites – Richmond International Airport, 5996 Audubon Dr
Richmond, VA United States
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The Systems Coaching 102 series is designed to build upon Systems Coaching 101. This 3-day series will focus on building and sustaining a system for coaching within divisions, an essential component to support the sustained implementation of VTSS within schools. Attendees must have completed the Systems Coaching 101 series.

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