PBIS/TTAC sessions will be held from 1-3:30 p.m. @ GMU— Verizon Center—Prince William Campus
February 15, 2017
March 29, 2017
April 19, 2017
Introduction to VTSS:
Virginia’s Tiered System of Supports (VTSS)
The Office of Student Services of the Virginia Department of Education is integrating academics, behavior and mental health into a singular framework entitled the Virginia Tiered System of Supports (VTSS). The intent of this systemic approach is to allow divisions, schools and communities to provide multi-levels of support to students in a more effective and efficient, clearly defined process. Alignment with other Department of Education offices and initiatives, such as the Office of School Improvement and the Office of Instruction, is also a function of a tiered system of support. At the student level, services are provided based on specific criteria to indicate areas of need, with an understanding that students are not tiered, but rather services are tiered. There is a further understanding of the level of service that defines a tiered support, and data is collected at all three tiers to measure improvement. If Tier One core is not sufficient, then the focus of supports is intensified at that level.
Please follow link towebinars about becoming a VTSS schools.
Click here to access the presentation, "Making Positive Behavior Support More Durable and Effective for All," by keynote speaker Susan Barrett, shown at the recent PBIS conference.
Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)
At the local level, Prince William County Public Schools is guided by the Virginia Tiered System of Supports (VTSS) to implement its Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). This framework also includes Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
Click here to access the current MTSS newsletter for information on tiered interventions and the PBIS training sessions hosted by PWCS staff and members of George Mason University's Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC). In the current newsletter there is a reference to math strategies. Please see the link to access this list of resources.
Click here to access a news briefs from TTAC at GMU for information and resources on communication with families.