The Midwest PBIS Network (MWPBIS) is a national research, grant, and direct-funded organization housed at West 40 ISC #2 in Illinois. Our primary charge is to function as a hub of the Center on PBIS, a national technical assistance partnership funded from the U.S. Department of Education. The Center's model of capacity building emphasizes a cascade of implementation to assist state departments of education in the installation, fidelity, outcomes, and sustainability of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and integrated social-emotional-behavioral initiatives (SEB learning). We encourage you to also access local technical assistance from your state and region. Learn more about the Midwest PBIS Network...

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PBIS

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Content Exploration Opportunities

Exploration of a PBIS topic for understanding. Useful for informing action-planning toward a capacity-building plan. See below to learn more...

Capacity-building Technical Assistance

Prioritizing alignment, systems change, fidelity, and outcomes. A capacity building model should consider these components:

  • Readiness of leaders/coaches

  • Readiness of team

  • Evaluation plan

  • Content development

  • Implementation plan

  • TA for teams and coaches

  • Post-assessment data

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"An essential ingredient in capacity-building is the transformation that is generated and sustained over time from within; transformation of this kind goes beyond performing tasks to changing mindsets and attitudes.”

United Nations

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Example Priorities


  • Content knowledge

  • Alignment within an MTSS

  • Action-planning

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TA Avenue

An individualized plan to build capacity in State Department of Education technical assistance for achieving fidelity of SEB initiatives in regions and districts

Example Priorities

  • Alignment of Initiatives

  • Fidelity of initiatives

  • Sustainability of initiatives

  • # of Districts Implementing

  • # of Districts at fidelity

  • Student social-emotional-behavioral outcomes

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Example Priorities

  • Initiative alignment

  • # Schools Implementing

  • # Schools at Fidelity

  • Equitable decision-making

  • Equitable outcomes

  • Mental Health Partnerships

  • Trauma informed practices

  • School Climate and Satisfaction

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Example Priorities

  • Increased teacher confidence

  • Fidelity of classroom practices

  • Academic performance

  • Social-emotional competence

  • Decreased rates of substance abuse

  • Reduced exclusionary discipline

  • School Climate and Culture

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Example Priorities

  • Confidence and competence of Coaches

  • Role alignment

  • Staff satisfaction

  • Increased community buy-in

  • Team-based leadership

The Midwest PBIS Network is an approved ISBE Professional Learning Partner

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