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Kiki Mc Gough
Colorado Dept. of Education
Shirley Swope, PEAK Parent Center
March 10, 2005
economic needs in 200 school districts
Exceptional Student Services
and Prevention Initiatives
School-wide PBS in 80% of
Colorado’s school districts
Parent Center with focus on
the important work of schools.......…
Parents are full partners in the decisions that affect their children.
Partnerships work best when there is mutual respect
and each partner can participate in the decision-making process.
When schools view parents as partners
and engage them in decision-making processes,
they realize higher levels of student achievement
and greater public support.
DuFour & Eaker, 1998
After school programs
For School Success
FAMILIES AS CONTRIBUTORS
FAMILIES AS COLLABORATORS
FAMILIES AS KNOWLEDGABLE
FAMILIES AS CO-CREATORS AND CO-DECISION MAKERS
FAMILIES As “VISION-KEEPERS”
AND ADVOCATES FOR THEIR CHILDREN
compare home rules with school PBS rules
PBS rules in the community
support your child's "job" of school
Driver's Ed class?
Did you know the rules of the game?
Did you feel successful?
What behavior caused praise?
and repeat the desired behavior
If he doesn't know what behavior to repeat
Be Specific in describing the desired behavior
Real change can only come
as a result of the commitments
of both the minds and hearts
of the total school community -
teachers, parents, students,
administrators and school boards.
1. Who are the students generating the problems?
2. What types of problem behaviors are occurring?
3. When are the problems occurring?
4. Where are the problems occurring?
5. How Often do problem behaviors occur?
1. Establish Administrative Leadership:State, district and school
leaders’ active support
2. Develop Team-Based Implementation:Special and general
education staff plan and implement
3. Define Behavioral Expectations:Concrete, positive behaviors that every student can remember
4. Teach Behavioral Expectations:Explain, model, practice and process
5. Acknowledge and Reward Appropriate Behavior:For students
6. Monitor and Correct Behavioral Errors: Consistent redirection and consequences for a continuum of behaviors
7. Use Information for Decision Making:Who, What, When, Where
& How Often
8. Build Parent Collaboration
Alsup Eagles S.O.A.R.
Safety, Opportunity, Achievement, Respect
Student’s full name and grade
(Place this slip with your name on it, in the SOAR box in the media center.)
Adult: Please circle the behavior demonstrated and write your name on the back .
SOAR Assembly—after Winter break
Now let’s play a game of…
Family Engagement Feud
Our Level Two PBS Parent training will help parents (and staff!) :
Help all families establish home environments to support children as students.
PBS table at Back To School Night with parent surveys