Hundreds of Educators Gather to Focus on Student Success and School Climate

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
By Allyson Hagen

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hundreds of Educators Gather in Bozeman to Focus on
Student Success and School Climate

Bozeman, MT - More than 850 participants are participating in the MBI (Montana Behavioral Initiative) Summer Institute at the MSU campus in Bozeman being held June 18-22.

Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau said, "Creating a positive learning environment is a key part of student success. All students deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and be surrounded by caring adults to help them achieve their goals. MBI fosters learning environments that produce results."

MBI is a proactive approach to creating behavioral supports and a social culture that establishes social, emotional and academic success for all students.

Topics at the MBI Summer Institute include dropout prevention, integrated school mental health, bullying prevention, parent/family/community engagement, 21st Century learning strategies, engaging student voice and more.

WHAT:  Media is invited to attend the conference welcome and MBI Exemplar School awards. Superintendent Juneau will present the awards and give remarks.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 10:00 am – 11:30 am (Supt. Juneau is expected to address the conference and give out MBI Exemplar School Awards around 10:30 am)

WHERE: MSU Campus, Strand Union Building (SUB) Rooms 233/235

For more information about the MBI Summer Institute go to:

MBI Exemplar School Awards: The MBI recognition system was designed to acknowledge MBI Teams for all of the time and effort it takes to successfully implement MBI at their sites.  This system reflects the status of MBI achievement as teams build capacity to consistently and effectively offer positive behavior interventions and support at each of the three tiers.  Levels of recognition are bronze, silver and gold. Each level of recognition requires documentation that the systems, practices and use of data are in place for successful implementation. 


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