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IPBN Pre-Conference Institute

Join us a day early for an extended learning experience at the 2019 IPBN Pre-Conference Institute! Participants will choose two of the following topics related to Whole Child Education to explore more deeply in half-day workshops: Classroom Management, Trauma-Informed Practices, Relationship Building with Difficult Students, or Bullying Prevention.

Thursday, February 7th, 2019

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM 

Boise State University

Pre-Conference Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check-In and Light Breakfast (provided)
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Workshop Session #1
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Morning Break 
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Workshop Session #1 (cont.) 
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Workshop Session #2
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:45 – 4:00 p.m. Workshop Session #2 (cont.)

Pre-Conference Workshops

Session 1: 8:30 – 11:30 AM (choose one)

Classroom Management

Red ClassroomA well-managed classroom is a foundation for positive relationships and academic success! Minimally, 80% of classroom management time should be invested in prevention and no more than 20% of invested time should be spent responding to (intervening on) student inappropriate behavior.

Participants of this session will work to create a classroom management plan, or revise their current one, to include the following evidence-based practices:

  • Building Rapport and Relationships
  • Creating and Teaching Consistent and Effective Expectations
  • Acknowledging Positive Behavior and Providing Effective Feedback
  • Implementing Consistent and Predictable Consequences

Trauma-Informed Practices 

Not every student has a significant trauma history, but the needs of those who do can define the success of the entire classroom (Blodgett, 2015). 

In this session, participants will develop a basic understanding of trauma and how it impacts students, those around them, and the learning environment. Come and explore the developmental effects of trauma and learn about ways to make connections with affected students. We will also spend time discussing how to create a trauma-sensitive environment so that ALL students can be successful.

Session 2: 1:00 – 4:00 PM (choose one)

Relationship Building with Difficult StudentsSESSION FULL!

We all know the importance of building relationships but sometimes work with students that are just plain “prickly”. Trying to make a real connection with difficult students and engage them in learning can drain our energy. We often wonder “Can I do this?” and if so, “Where do I even start?”

Through stories, some science, examples, and reflection you will investigate the importance of relationships and why they are the cornerstone for everything we do with students. You will explore evidence-based practices for building relationships with challenging students. (Note: these practices work with the less challenging students, too!) Finally, you will be given some specific strategies to experiment with, and leave with an action plan that you can take back to your building and put into practice right away. 

Bullying Prevention 

No BullyThe presence of bullying behavior in schools can seriously affect the overall school climate and the success and mental health of all students and faculty. Some bullying behaviors can be easy to identify, while others can occur quietly and covertly. “School bullying is a dynamic process situated within relationships among students, educators, and other school community members” (Frey, Newman, Nolen, & Hirschstein, 2012).

Participants of this session will discover what bullying looks like in the state of Idaho and learn preventative strategies to create safe and secure environments for all students, including: 

  • Defining what bullying IS and what it IS NOT
  • Defining effective vs. ineffective models for bullying prevention
  • Discussing the requirements of House Bill 246 and create an Action Plan to fulfill those requirements
  • Receiving free resources, including age-appropriate student lesson plans, student and staff surveys, implementation tools, and many more!

Pre-Conference Registration

  • Registration includes your choice of one workshop in each session for a total of two workshop sessions
  • Participants must register and pre-select each workshop sessions
  • Workshop sessions may not be registered for individually
  • You must register for the IPBN Pre-Conference separately from the 4th Annual IPBN Conference; however, discount pricing is available for participants who attend both the IPBN Pre-Conference and the 4th Annual IPBN Conference
  • For participants attending both the Pre-Conference and the 4th Annual IPBN Conference, one professional development credit will be available for purchase through Boise State University
IPBN Pre-Conference and Conference Pricing 
Bundle and Save! Pre-Conference & Conference Registration  $350
Pre-Conference Registration  $200
Early-Bird Conference Registration (prior to December 7th) $175
Conference Registration  $200