Positive Behavior Support Recognitions

Each year, ISRC invites educational team members to share positive behavior interventions they have developed and implemented in their classroom or school. Applicants are asked to describe the intervention, their method(s) of data collection, how they involved other staff members to participate in implementing the intervention, and how they determined if the intervention was successful.

Entries are considered in three categories: individual student, classroom, and beyond the classroom. Winners in each category received a gift card to be used for educational materials.

If you are interested in applying for a positive behavior support recognition, please contact us via e-mail at [email protected] or via phone at 847-559-8195.

2014 Recognitions

2012 Recognitions

2011 Recognitions

2010 Recognitions

2009 Recognitions

2008 Recognitions

2014 ISRC DHH Behavior Support Recognitions

The Illinois Service Resource Center presented Behavior Support Recognitions at the Illinois Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals (ITHI) Conference. Awards were presented at three levels: Individual Student, Classroom, and Beyond the Classroom. Winners in each category received a grant to support positive behavior interventions. Applicants were required to submit a description of the intervention and data.

Left to right:

Beyond the Classroom – Illinois School for the Deaf: Renee Jumper, Allison Fraas, and Corey Stewart.

Individual Student – Eisenhower Coop, Nathan Hale School: Karen Gross accepting for Mary Upson.

Not pictured: Classroom – Child’s Voice School: Eileen Brankatelli, Sarah Hoppe and Melissa Lundt.

2014 Behavior Support Recognitions

Individual Student

Mary Upson, Eisenhower Coop, Nathan Hale School:

Classroom

Eileen Brankatelli, Sarah Hoppe, Melissa Lundt, Child’s Voice School:

Beyond the Classroom

Corey Stewart and the PBIS Team, Illinois School for the Deaf:

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2012 Recognitions

Left to Right: Marissa Noble, accepting for Alexandra Rodriguez-Ruich, Lindsey Adamson, accepting for Jillian Janusz, Rebecca Wasilewski, accepting for Emily Pomrening

Not Pictured: Lori McAndrew and Kathy Dmochowski (Hinsdale South High School)

2012 Behavior Support Recognitions

Individual Student

Emily Pomrening, ECHO:
A mainstream student who receives HI Itinerant support needed individualized support to reduce off task behavior. The intervention included redirection, prompts, and reinforcement.

Classroom

Jillian Janusz, ECHO:
“Nice touch” was pre-taught across all settings, with students modeling the expected behavior at the beginning of each class. The behavior was reinforced throughout the day and in multiple settings with a picture of a happy face, verbal praise, or a high five incentive ticket.

Beyond the Classroom

Alexandra Rodriguez-Ruich, ECHO:
A strong program-wide emphasis on teaching behavioral lesson plans, acknowledgement of appropriate student behavior, consistency of responses to behavior, and a data collection system that is used for data based decision making.

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2011 Recognitions

ISRC's 2011 Positive Behavior Support Regonitions were presented at the 2011 ITHI Conference. Winners are pictured below:

Left to Right: Cheri Sinnott (ISRC), Linda Mathias Kaskel (LICA), Jill Schewe (Rockford NIA)

Not Pictured: Lori McAndrew and Kathy Dmochowski (Hinsdale South High School)

2011 Behavior Support Recognitions

Individual Student

Jill Schewe of Rockford NIA implemented an intervention to address a student who exhibited disruptive behavior in class with a function of escaping from work and obtaining attention from peers.  The student was able to earn “time tickets” which were exchanged for choice time.

Classroom

Linda Mathias Kaskel of LICA utilized a social skills curriculum from the ISRC Library to help young students build critical social and school-readiness skills using visuals, puppets, and lesson scripts.

Beyond the Classroom

Lori McAndrew and Kathy Dmochowski of Hinsdale South High School developed a Queen Bee lunch program (the school mascot is the Hornet).  This started out as a lunch two times per month, and became an after school club.  The focus of the group is to address relational aggression issues, encourage and teach appropriate communication skills, teach empowerment and respect, and have fun.

 

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2010 Recognitions

Individual Student

Lisa Bendinelli of Eisenhower Coop implemented a plan for the student to earn Good Behavior Bucks which were exchanged for computer time and other items. 

Classroom

Dana Dudzik of Eisenhower Coop was recognized for her ability to adapt a school wide incentive program to make it rewarding for her students. The classroom plan was from a classroom with multiple grade levels.  Students at that school earn participation in grade level school wide incentives.  This meant that only some students from the class were participating at one time.  This plan allowed the entire classroom to earn rewards together. 

Beyond the Classroom

Janice Yeager of Williamson County Special Education implemented included a full school reward system with a marble reward bucket and “readiness rewards.”  Data collection included math computation by students.

 

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2009 Recognitions

Individual Student

Kathy Condron of Eisenhower Coop

Classroom

Lisa Bendinelli of Eisenhower Coop

Beyond the Classroom

Kathy Dmochowski and Lori McAndrew of Hinsdale South High School

Linda Mathias Kaskel and Terri Bernstein of LICA

 

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2008 Recognitions

Individual Student

Bonnie Koss of LICA implemented a comprehensive system of support which utilized LICA’s Problem Solving approach. A grid listed interventions to teach each necessary skills, along with where, when, how often, and who is responsible. Data collection was graphed to track student progress. The plan also included an integrity check and review for effectiveness.

Classroom

Karen Bogdan of NIA implemented a manual for substitute teachers on behavior support programs in place within the classroom. It included expectations for student behavior and sample lesson plans on positive behavior. Substitute teachers are given tickets to distribute for positive behavior, and an integrity check is made possible by tracking the number of tickets distributed.

Beyond the Classroom

Andrea Simeone and Rhonda Downs of Illinois School for the Deaf implemented an intervention that emphasized consistency and predictability of expectations across settings. A computerized data collection program helped with identifying the most common inappropriate behaviors, and lesson plans were developed to teach students positive approaches. Visual graphs of monthly progress are posted.

 

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