Summit on Collaborative & Proactive Solutions
Time & Location
About The Event
8:45 to 10:15 Keynote: Dr. Stuart Shanker
Dr. Stuart G. Shanker, is the author of the acclaimed book, Self-Reg: How to Help Your Child (and You) Break the Stress Cycle and Successfully Engage with Life. He is also a research professor emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology at York University and the Founder and Science Director of the Self-Regulation Institute.
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Keynote: Nicole Tucker-Smith
I Get It, I’m Biased. Now What? While many educators have been helped to be more mindful of their biases, steps for putting that knowledge into action have been more elusive. This keynote presentation will examine and model neuroscience-based yet practical strategies that educators can proactively apply to design equitable learning environments, including the ways in which space, perception, and mindset can either reinforce or reduce barriers to equity. Participants will take away concrete next steps that they can put into practice in their context.
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 to 2:30 Breakout Groups, Segment #1
Creating A Brave Space, Nicole Tucker-Smith ~ Building on ideas shared in her keynote, this breakout session will guide participants in exploring the key components for creating a brave space that supports building relationships and conversation across differences. Participants will identify the dispositions, habits, and resources required for ensuring an environment that affirms relationships, strengthens community building, and promotes healthy dialogue in a diverse setting.
Lives in the Balance Advocacy: What We’re Doing and How You Can Get Involved, Maile Munson and Ross Greene ~ Lives in the Balance has been very active in advocating for non-punitive, non-exclusionary discipline strategies in schools and against the use of detentions, suspensions, expulsions, restraints, seclusions, corporal punishments, and arrests. Join in to hear what we’ve been doing and how you can get involved.
Can a Behavior Analyst Incorporate Collaborative & Proactive Solutions?Allie Tomkins ~ At first glance, applied behavior analysis and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions seem diametrically opposed…but things aren’t always as they seem.
Kids Go to School If They Can, Fouzi Benbouzid ~ Truancy is a major problem for schools all over the world. Is the CPS model applicable to this problem? Absolutely. Students who have difficulty attending school often have many unsolved problems getting in their way, so the process would be no different than collaboratively solving any other problem.
Using the New Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP 2020) Michelle Rosenberg ~ The newly revised Assessment of Lagging Skills & Unsolved Problems is easier, faster, and less confusing to use. Here’s your opportunity to learn how to use it.
Certified Providers, Cynthia Graton ~ If you're a certified provider in CPS, this is your chance to get together with your colleagues, share experiences, and plot the future.
Basics of CPS, Kim Hopkins-Betts ~ If you’re new to the CPS model, this breakout group will provide you with the basics…so you’re ready for more in the second round of breakouts.
Advanced CPS, Stacy Haynes ~ If you have existing familiarity with the CPS model, you’re ready for the next level…and this breakout group will take you there.
2:30-2:45 Afternoon Break
2:45-4:15 Breakout Groups, Segment #2
Graduate Students Do Well If They Can, Too: Integrating Discussion of CPS into University Coursework, Daniel Hyson ~ This presentation will outline how Dan and other faculty have integrated discussion of the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model into courses within his school psychology graduate program and how he has seen that integration of the model impact graduate student knowledge and skills. Challenges the presenter has experienced with training graduate students in CPS will also be discussed. Throughout, participants will be provided time and encouraged to share their own experiences with or ideas for other ways to infuse the model into the training of school psychologists and other educators, administrators and school-based and community mental health professionals, as well as challenges they have experienced or would anticipate experiencing. The session will end with potential next steps for extending this work.
Is the CPS Model Trauma-Responsive? Ross Greene ~ Trauma is one of many factors that can contribute to lagging skills and unsolved problems. While the trauma literature has helped caregivers understand the fight and fight responses of children with trauma histories, there has been less guidance regarding how best to help such children. The CPS model has some answers.
Infusing CPS into PBIS, Rachel Polacek ~ Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a commonly-used structure for organizing special education services in schools. How can school staff infuse CPS into the structure of PBIS? Rachel has done it, and will tell you what she's done.
Using the New Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP2020) Michelle Rosenberg ~ The newly revised Assessment of Lagging Skills & Unsolved Problems is easier, faster, and less confusing to use. Here’s your opportunity to learn how. (Repeat of earlier session)
CPS in Clinical Settings, Christopher Watson ~ Learn about the ins and outs of using Collaborative & Proactive Solutions in a clinical setting.
Basics of CPS, Kim Hopkins-Betts ~ If you’re new to the CPS model, this breakout group will provide you with the basics. (Repeat of earlier session).
Advanced CPS, Stacy Haynes ~ If you have existing familiarity with the CPS model, you’re ready for the next level…and this breakout group will take you there. (Repeat of earlier session)
Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Psychology, internationally celebrated speaker, thinker, and writer, Dr. Stuart Shanker is one of the world’s leading authorities on self-regulation. Stuart trained intensively in child psychotherapy under Stanley Greenspan; he was the Director of the Milton and Ethel Harris Research Initiative at York University; President of the Canadian Council of Early Child development; Director of the council of Human Development; and has served for many years as an advisor to government and education organizations across Canada and internationally. Throughout his career, Stuart has researched and studied the role of self-regulation in mental and physical well-being and academic achievement. He has focused on the beneficial role that positive stress plays in children’s development and learning and the worrying effects of excessive negative stress.
To learn more about Stuart Shanker please go HERE .
Nicole Tucker-Smith, founder and CEO of Lessoncast, helps schools implement professional learning initiatives focused on inclusive teaching and equity best practice. Nicole co-authored Supercharge Your Professional Learning: 40 Concrete Strategies to Improve Adult Learning (CAST Publishing, February 2020), which provides practical how-to information for applying the UDL Guidelines to professional learning experiences. In addition, she wrote Remote PD Zen, available on Amazon, Apple Books, and Google Play. She also leads the Jumpstart PD Network, a community of educators to share ideas, spread resources, post tips, and dialogue on key areas of interest related to designing and delivering effective PD focused on inclusion and equity. Nicole’s latest article, “The Illusion of Equity PD,” is featured in the March 2021 issue of Educational Leadership.
She has served as a teacher, supervisor of parent support services, principal, and systemwide coordinator of professional development and training for Baltimore County Public Schools. Nicole was also a program coordinator for Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education and teaches as a faculty member for the JHU School of Education. Nicole is an international presenter on Universal Design for Learning, a member