“Implementing Evidence-based Practices at Scales of Social Importance”

The University of Washington (UW) School Mental Health Assessment, Research, & Training (SMART) Center—a collaboration with the UW School of Medicine and College of Education, presents the SMART Speaker Series. We welcome our first speaker, Robert Horner, PhD, who will present a session entitled, “Implementing Evidence-based Practices at Scales of Social Importance.” A major challenge in education today is defining how to implement evidence-based practices (e.g. programs and procedures that have been proven to help children) at scales that make a difference. This presentation will describe efforts over the past 20 years to implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS), an effective approach to building a positive school-wide social culture that is currently being used in over 26,000 schools across the U.S. Lessons learned from this experience will be considered for implementing, scaling and sustaining any effective educational practice.

Dr. Horner is a professor of special education at the University of Oregon. His research has focused on behavior analysis, positive behavior support, multi-tiered instructional systems, equity in education, and systems change. He has worked for the past 20 years with George Sugai in development and implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). Over 26,000 schools are implementing PBIS nationally. Research, evaluation and technical assistance outcomes from this effort indicate that investing in the development of a positive social culture is associated with improved social, behavioral and academic gains for students. Dr. Horner has been the editor of the Journal of the Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, co-editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, and associate editor for both the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and the American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

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When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 8:30 - 9:45 am

Where: WATERFRONT Great Room at the Waterfront Activities Center (WAC)
3710 Montlake Blvd NE, Seattle, WA 98195 (located behind Husky Stadium, down by the Union Bay waterfront)

**Please RSVP here as seating is limited**

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