APBS Webinars

PBIS and Equity: Neutralizing Implicit Bias in School Discipline Decisions

Kent McIntosh

Kent McIntosh, Ph.D.
University of Oregon

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 3:30-5:00pm Eastern Time

Racial and ethnic disproportionality in school discipline is a challenging problem, but there are some promising strategies for reducing disproportionality within a PBIS framework. This session will describe a 5-point intervention approach to achieve equity in school discipline. Attendees will learn about implicit bias and practical strategies to minimize its effects on school discipline decisions.

Kent McIntosh, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Oregon’s College of Education. His current research focuses on implementation and sustainability of school-based interventions, reducing discipline disparities, and integrated academic and behavior support. He is lead author of over 50 publications and principal or co-investigator of over $20 million in federal grant funding. He is co-investigator on the OSEP National Technical Assistance Center on PBIS and lead of the Center’s Disproportionality Workgroup. He has also worked as a school psychologist, teacher trainer, and teacher in both general and special education.

Registration for this webinar is now open!

Cost: Free for APBS Members and $75 for Non-Members

Register for the webinar here: http://www.cvent.com/d/wtqlf1

2017/2018 Upcoming Webinars

Month Date Confirmed Start Time Presenter(s) Webinar Title
July July 10th 3:30 EST Kathleen Ryan
Angela Preston
Supporting Effective Practices: An Overview of Active Implementation Frameworks and the Hexagon Tool
August August 9th 3:30 EST Mitchell Yell RTI, MTSS, and PBIS: Federal Laws and Guidance
September September 14th 3:30 EST Brian Gaunt Aligning RtI and PBIS: Lessons Learned and Opportunities for an Integrated MTSS
October October 24th 3:30 EST Kent McIntosh PBIS and Equity: Neutralizing Implicit Bias in School Discipline Decisions
December December 5th 3:30 EST Maureen Conroy BEST in CLASS: A Tier-2 Intervention for Young Children with Chronic Problem Behavior
January January 9th 3:30 EST Meme Heineman Applying Positive Behavior Support in the Context of Family Lives
February Feb 5th 3:30 EST Greg Benner
Rayann Silva
The Tacoma Whole Child Initiative: A Roadmap for Sustainable City-Wide Transformation
March March 7th 3:30 EST Terry Scott Effective Responses to Student Escalation: Adult Behaviors as Predictors for Student Success
May May 21st 3:30 EST Lynne DeSousa Integrating Trauma-Informed Approaches With PBIS Within an MTSS Framework

Past Webinars

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Distinguished Speakers

A distinguished presenter is a leader in the field who, based on both their acknowledged expertise in the field and generosity, have either; 1) waived honoraria at an APBS sponsored event, 2) re-directed honoraria from a presentation that they provided to APBS and/or 3) have donated their honoraria following a presentation to APBS. APBS wishes to acknowledge and thank each of the following Distinguished Presenters.


Steve Goodman

Laura Riffel

Susan Barrett

Lucille Eber

Kelly Perales

Stephanie Martinez

Devon Minch

Jessica Swain-Bradway


Leanne Hawken

Kent McIntosh

Joe Lucyshyn

Kelsey Morris

Jeff Sprague


Rose Iovannone

Lucille Eber

Chris Borgmeier

Catherine Bradshaw

Sandy Hardee

Lana Asuncion-Bates

Laura Riffel

Kathleen Lynne Lane


Rob Horner

Anne Todd

Terry Scott


Mark Durand

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