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2011 Abstracts: Nebraska Abstract

2011 Nebraska State Personnel Development Grant Abstract

Grant/Contract #  H323A110009

Program Name       State Personnel Development Grants Program

Competition           State Personnel Development Grants

Title                      Nebraska State Personnel Development Grant

Project Director(s)
Mary Ann Losh
Gary Sherman
Telephone 402-471-4357 pr 402-471-2471
Fax 402-471-2113

Beginning Date   10/1/2011
Ending Date        9/30/2016

Purpose
This project will increase state capacity to provide leadership, professional development and guidance to schools on improving positive behavior and academic outcomes for students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers through a school-wide systems change approach.

Method
Activities of this project include: (a) providing technical assistance (TA) on positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) to 10 new school districts; (b) expanding the PBIS model to include evidence-based strategies; (c) designing and implementing a technology-based delivery system for PBIS training; (d) expanding PBIS coaching to support schools; (e) using a cadre of behavior experts to provide TA; (f) partnering with institutions of higher education to provide PBIS training to future principals; and (g) increasing family and community engagement with PBIS schools.