Making Connections Registration and Preliminary Program Information (NEW UPDATE!)

The Making Connections Group has now confirmed all keynote and sessions for our 17th Conference on October 28th, 29th & 30th, 2015.  Click here for registration information.  Click here to see the Preliminary Program Information.

Making Connections Pre-Conference Registration and Information (NEW!)

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The Making Connections Group is pleased to announce that Tom Shimmer will be facilitating a one day pre-conference workshop on how schools can establish an RtI and PBS system for the academic and behavioural support needs of all students.  Please click here for the registration form and information for this workshop.

Making Connections Conference 2015-2016 (NEW!)

The Making Connections Group is delighted to have Linden MacIntyre as the featured opening plenary speaker for our 17th Conference, October 28th, 29th & 30th, 2015.  For more information, click here.

Linden Macintyrephoto courtesy of Joe Passaretti

Confirmed speakers for the Making Connections Conference 2015-2016 (Updated)

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Dr. Rob Horner is a professor of special education at the University of Oregon and director of the Educational Community Supports. Click here for more info.

PBS Professional Development and Training for 2015-2016

For the 2015-16 academic year, a series of regional training sessions will be offered. These sessions will provide school teams with the opportunity to learn about implementation of school-wide systems as well as strategies to work with students requiring intensive support. These regional training opportunities will be posted on this website. They are presently in the planning stage and will be posted under “Training”.  To go to the training page, click here. You can also contact Don Chapman for further information: djs889100@gmail.com

Already Scheduled Trainings for 2015-2016:

-Abbotsford (October 8, 9 and April 15)

-Delta (October 15 & 16)

Summer Coaches’ Institute for August 2015

This training, led by Dr. Kent McIntosh is intended for school and district personnel in BC who will act as coaches for schools implementing PBS. Background in PBS and PBS implementation experience is necessary. Preference will be given to Districts sending at least a team of two. Attendees must have district PBS team support and be able to assist multiple schools in their district. For more information, or to register, click here.

Positive Behaviour Support – Enhancing Social Responsibility Workshop

The Making Connections Group will be sponsoring a workshop to establish a framework for organizing school efforts to support student development in the area of personal & social responsibility.  This workshop will take place in Surrey on May 28th & 29th, with a follow up day on October 23rd.  For more information, click here.