Feedback in the Age of Distance Learning
Feedback : “Feedforward” Are you getting and giving feedback that is leading to increased growth for your students, their families, yourself? It all begins with listening. “A feedback system is one that compares its output to a desired input and takes corrective action to force the output to follow the input.” (ScienceDirect.com) Are you listening… Read More Feedback in the Age of Distance Learning
VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository
VDOE’s Department of Special Education and Student Services, Office of Instructional Services (SEIS) created a new document, the SEIS Resource Repository, for educators and instructional leaders in the field. These resources are focused on serving students with disabilities, across a variety of topics and content areas and are reflective of the current challenges of serving… Read More VDOE’s SEIS Resource Repository
Progress Monitoring Classroom PBIS
In our last newsletter we addressed monitoring PBIS implementation in your school. We provided two pulse checks to assess the fidelity of implementation of schoolwide PBIS: Administrator Pulse Check and Teaming Pulse Check. Read on to find specific tools to assess and progress monitor the fidelity of your use of classroom practices that should be… Read More Progress Monitoring Classroom PBIS
Pulse Check: Bringing Life to the Practices at the Heart of Your Learning Environment
When was the last time you did a “health check” on your learning environment? Are you progress monitoring PBIS implementation in your school? Just as we monitor the progress of individual students, it is equally important that we progress monitor the implementation of evidence based practices, and even teams, within our schools. Read more to… Read More Pulse Check: Bringing Life to the Practices at the Heart of Your Learning Environment
Providing Academic and Behavioral Feedback: Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
Too often, adults assume that all students arrive to school equipped with the social, behavioral and work-related academic skills necessary to meet social expectations that will serve them in the school environment and beyond. Most students acquire these skills through support and models available from school, family, and community experiences. However, not all students have… Read More Providing Academic and Behavioral Feedback: Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) of Virginia is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. This web site is a collection of resources, tools, training opportunities and similar guides for educators and school administrators.
We work closely with public school teachers and administrators throughout Virginia to help them learn about and implement discipline approaches that reduce disruptive behavior in the classroom.
The program is based on extensive research and utilizes a preventative and proactive approach to discipline that reduces the amount of time spent dealing with office referrals, thereby increasing time spent teaching and learning. PBIS ultimately impacts the very culture of the school to shift attention to positive behavior and successful learning systems for children, teachers and administrators.
For more information, visit Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports of Virginia.
The Virginia Department of Education is committed to providing all students the best possible education, in collaboration with the Training and Technical Assistance Center at Old Dominion University, we have developed a series of modules that relate to 25 strategies of proven effectiveness.
Learn more and register to view the modules by visiting the PBIS of Virginia website.