Planning for a Rollout of the Expectations Framework
Delivering high quality instruction on your expectations framework is one of the most important features of the Universal Intervention. Students benefit from having planned instruction to learn the specific expectations you want them to perform during the school year. The Instructional rollout typically occurs during the first week of school. Booster instruction is planned to occur Periodically through the year to reinforce and re-energize use of the expectation framework. Most school teams hold a booster event in January when returning from the winter break. Additional boosters are planned based on reviewing the office conduct referral data to determine standout patterns (e.g., a particular infraction, month or location).
Core components of an instructional rollout include:
- An introduction to all staff on the school-wide expectations framework and procedures
- An introduction to all students on the school-wide expectation framework
- 20-30 minute blocks for instruction of the expectations for each location
- Planned transitions
- The first recognition ticket drawing of the year
Depending on your school's needs, the following activities may enhance your rollout:
- Mini fun activities (e.g., minute to win-it)
- Motivational speaker
- Celebration and spirit building activities (student talent demonstrations, pledge, school song)
- Community or team building activities
Steps to Planning the Instructional Rollout
Tools and Samples
Set a date (or dates) to hold your instructional rollout
Remember to extend an invitation to key district personnel (e.g., Superintendent) and community members (e.g., Mayor). Your instructional rollout is an excellent opportunity to engage key district and community members in your school activities.
|Develop a schedule of your instructional rollout. As part of the schedule, develop a plan for who will take on key and supportive roles during the instructional event. Determine:
|Develop a lesson plan to teach the overarching expectations. One of the first planned activities of your instructional rollout is to teach the students your school's overarching expectations. This scripted lesson plan can be customized for your school's expectations and used to teach students what is expected at your school.|
|Develop lesson plans to teach the area specific expectations. During the rollout of expectations, it is important to have short lessons that provide students with explicit instruction on expected actionable behaviors in specific locations. This scripted lesson plan template can be customized to different locations and your school's expectations.|
Plan instruction to ensure ALL students are included in the rollout. At the heart of PBIS is creating a school climate that welcomes and engages all students in the learning experience. Consider the needs of all students in your building to determine how to build supports and accommodations that ensures all students have access to the learning experience.
Determine what instructional resources may be needed during the rollout. Examples of instructional resources may include:
|Consider incorporating community or team building activities. Many school teams find that incorporating activities designed to build relationships among students and staff are helpful to creating a positive school climate. The resources listed are a sampling of activities that are designed to build positive climate and reinforce your school-wide expectations framework.|
|Consider strategies for including parents and families in the conversation. Many school teams find that sharing resources with parents helds bridge the home-school conversation on expectations. The resources listed are examples you can use to share information with parents.|