Make your plans now to attend the ILCCBD 2023 Summer Conference, Aug. 4th in Springfield, IL. Speakers will address the topic of getting the new school year off to a great start in a workshop style format that is designed to give you the tools you will need to work with students with emotional/behavioral challenges throughout the school year. PDs will be provided to those who provide their IEIN and speaker handouts will be available on the ILCCBD Wiki.
A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved. To get the rate of $85 call the Northfield Inn and Suites at 217-523-7900 and identify yourself with the Illinois Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.
8:30 a.m.--9:30 a.m.
Why Do We Have More Children with Challenging Behaviors and What Can We Do?
This session will explain why more children engage in challenging behaviors and will provide over 75 strategies to work with them.
Speaker: Beverley H. Johns, President-Elect—Illinois Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders
9:45n a.m.-19:45 a.m.
Packing Your Back to School Bag: Strategies to Start the School Year
Participants will learn and leave with tangible resources to prevent problem behavior and teach and reinforce the behaviors we want to see. The activities shared will support research found in the 2015 Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 17(1). Participants will leave armed with the research (the why) and practical strategies, activities, and planning (the what) to start the year. Get ready to be excited about the fresh start of a new year with easily implemented strategies and the resources to get started right away.
Speaker: Lisa Cipriano -- Behavior Analyst, Naperville District 20
11:00 a.m. -12 noon
It Takes a Village: How to Develop a Classwide, Team Driven PBIS Plan
This session will show how, through collaboration, special educators can develop a classwide, team driven PBIS plan that facilitates the collection of individualized data on student progress in real time, as you teach. This plan also engages students and their families, paraprofessionals, and other education professionals as collaborators in supporting academic and social success throughout the school year.
Speaker: Elizabeth Hardman—President, ILCCBD
12:15 p.m. -1:15 p.m.
Keeping Your Cup Full: Preparing Yourself for a Successful School Year
You've heard the phrase "you can't pour from an empty cup". In this session, participants will explore practices to maintain equilibrium throughout the school year no matter the challenges that come. Participants will add protective, responsive, and restorative strategies to their repertoire to promote optimum self-care.
Speaker: Michelle Laird, Special Education Director, Troy School District, and Secretary, ILCCBD