Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based multi-tiered framework to enhance social, emotional, and behavior supports (MTSS-SEBH). The broad purpose of PBIS is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of schools (Center on PBIS [2021]. Training supports building teams in data, systems, practices, and classroom management for MTSS-SEBH, such as:

District Level

  • District Leadership Planning SEBH in the System Framework. 
  • Team Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) - Using data and progress monitoring in a team meeting.
  • Culturally Responsive PBIS.

Internal Coaches Level

  • PBIS Team Coaching - Implementation Technical Assistance and Coaching.

Building Level

Culturally Responsive PBIS

Universal Tier 1 

  • Building Leadership Team SEBH Teaming Foundations.
  • Understanding the why of SEBH (Trauma, Culture, Behavior Skills).
  • Curriculum/SEL/Behavior. 
  • Universal Data and Data-Based Decision Making (Data for SEBH - Universal Screening and more). 
  • Classroom Management Strategies and Interventions. 
  • Learning Walkthroughs for Fidelity. 

Intervention Systems Tier 2 

  • Student Intervention Team Meeting Foundations. 
  • Developing Interventions for Tier 2 (Menu of Interventions and how to collect and monitor data).
  • Tier 2 Fidelity of Interventions and support. 

Individualized Interventions Systems Tier 3 

  • Student Intervention Team Meeting Foundations. 
  • Basic/Brief Functional Behavioral Assessment for the team. 
  • Tier 3 Plans and Implementation fidelity.


National site: Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

State site: Iowa Department of Education: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports