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PBIS Logo.PNGOCDE is recognized as a California regional center for technical assistance  for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Thus, OCDE is committed to providing professional development that supports Orange County school districts and schools in implementing PBIS with fidelity within their Multi-Tiered System of Support in accordance to the Implementation Blueprint from the National Technical Assistance Center for PBIS and the California MTSS Framework. In order to best meet the needs of districts  and schools, Readiness Commitments and Requirements will be applied.



Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an implementation framework for maximizing the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and intervention practices along a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports of all students. The multi-tiered continuum is comprised of carefully selected evidence-based practices at three different levels of support intensity, referred to as Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. Specific practices are matched both to the level of support needed and the local cultural context. Over 20 years of research have shown that when implemented with fidelity, schools can expect the following outcomes:

    • Learning environments that are less reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary
    • Learning environments that are more engaging, preventative, responsive, and productive
    • Positive impacts on classroom management and disciplinary issues
    • Improved  supports for students who need more specialized assistance  (e.g., emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health)
    • A maximization of academic engagement and achievement for all  students

Tier 1 Team Training

Universal practices are experienced by all students and educators across all settings to establish a predictable, consistent, positive, and safe climate. Teams will receive training on content such as teaming structures, developing positive school-wide expectations, acknowledgement systems, consequence systems, data-based decision making, and planning for school-wide roll out of PBIS. OCDE offers two years of Tier 1 training:


Tier 1 - Year 1 -  Installation
This team training is designed for initial exploration and installation of Tier 1 PBIS universal features. During Year 1 Installation, OCDE provides:

  • 4 days of team training
  • Individual team technical assistance

Tier 1 - Year 2 - Implementation - Teams must complete Tier 1 Installation before registering for Tier 1 Implementation

This team training is an extension of Year 1 Installation and is designed to support teams who are in process of launching school-wide Tier 1 PBIS and are working to implement with fidelity. During Year 2 Implementation, OCDE provides:

  • 2 days of team training
  • Individual team technical assistance
  • Targeted training for fidelity of Tier 1 Implementation

Click here for the PBIS Tier 1 Readiness Guidelines Worksheet

If interested in training, complete the Tier 1 Readiness Guidelines google form.