PBIS Recognition, Visitation and Showcase

Each year the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Network via the 16  State Support Teams (SST) recognizes schools for their quality and fidelity of PBIS implementation. Schools are eligible to receive awards at the bronze, silver or gold level of distinction. The 230 award winning schools and districts for 2019 were recognized at the 2019 PBIS Showcase.

2019-2020 PBIS Recognition System

The Department recognizes and appreciates that many schools and districts put in much time and effort to fulfill the requirements of the PBIS Recognition System application process. Schools and districts should be recognized even if they were unable to complete the PBIS Recognition System application as they transitioned to remote learning for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

The Ohio Department of Education will provide flexibility in the application process for schools and districts participating in the PBIS Recognition System for the 2019-2020 school year. The 230 schools and 11 districts that were awarded for the 2018-2019 school year will be awarded at the same levels for the 2019-2020 school year. For example, if a school was a bronze winner for the 2018-2019 school year, the Department will recognize the school at the same level for the 2019-2020 school year.

The PBIS Recognition System application will be open for schools or districts that were not awarded in 2018-2019 and choose to apply for the 2019-2020 school year or for those that were awarded in 2018-2019 but want to apply for a higher level of award. The deadline for the application is Sept. 30, 2020.

Please see the PBIS Recognition System plan below for more information.

Click here for application materials. 

2020 Ohio PBIS/OLAC Showcase

Date: December 15, 2020
Since 2015, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio PBIS Network have hosted the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Showcase, an annual event focused on showcasing Ohio’s schools implementing PBIS with high fidelity. This event brings together hundreds of Ohio principals, teachers, counselors, and others to network and share best practices around PBIS implementation to ensure safe and supportive school environments.

For more than 10 years, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council has hosted the OLAC Action Forum—an annual event designed to bring hundreds of Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and others together to share stories about how district and building leadership teams and teachers-based teams are working together to impact all learners.
With a shared vision for building the capacity of those who lead, teach, and serve students in Ohio’s schools and beyond, we are excited to announce a partnership between OLAC and the Ohio PBIS Network to host a joint event this year. This one-day, virtual conference will combine the best of the OLAC Action Forum and the Ohio PBIS Showcase.
We Are Looking for Dynamic Presenters!
This is where you come in. This year’s event theme is Leading & Learning Together, and we’re seeking presentation teams to share their stories about the work of their TBTs, BLTs, DLTs, and PBIS Leadership Teams and the impact of this work on all learners—students and adults. Sessions will be organized around three strands:
  • Leading, learning, and connecting in remote learning environments
  • Supporting the whole child, including students’ social emotional well-being
  • Ensuring equitable learning opportunities
By virtually presenting at the 2020 OLAC & PBIS Showcase, you will have the opportunity to impact hundreds of educators from across the state.

Because the event will be virtual this year, all learning sessions will be pre-recorded a few weeks before the event. To encourage live engagement between attendees and presenters, we are working on ways to do that on the day of the event. You may be asked to participate in a live chat on December 15 during a scheduled time. More details will be available soon.
Visit the OLAC website to learn more about the event. To submit a proposal to present, complete this online submission form. Deadline October 15th. 

Award-Winning PBIS Visitation Sites

Some of the schools receiving the 2019 Ohio PBIS Recognition Awards allow neighboring schools to visit their building and observe their PBIS implementation. A list of the award-winning visitation sites can be viewed here



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