Pyramid Model Summit

July 12 – July 13

St. John Fisher College, Kearney Hall

hemmeterPyramid Model Summit Keynote Speaker: Mary Louise Hemmeter, PhD

Dr. Hemmeter has developed and examined the effectiveness of a collaborative training model for supporting teachers in using effective emergent literacy practices. Her research on instruction led to her interest in addressing challenging behavior. She is developing a model of program-wide behavior supports that is applicable to settings with young children with challenging behavior. This work is focused on designing and validating measures that can be used in a larger study examining the impact of this model on teacher behavior as well as child outcomes.



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Pyramid Model Summit Program

Thursday, July 12, Kearney Hall

4:30 PM     Doors open for registration

4:30 PM     Networking, Refreshments, Hors D’oeuvres

5:00 PM     Welcome – Dr. Lynn M. Lubecki

5:15 PM     NYS and the Pyramid Model – Patricia Persell, Ms.Ed.

5:25 PM     Introducing the Pyramid Model – Dr. Mary Louise Hemmeter

6:45 PM     Close and Housekeeping – Ellen Leopold


Friday, July 13, Kearney Hall

7:30 AM     Doors open for registration and breakfast

8:30 AM     Welcome – Dr. Michael Wischnowski, Regent Wade Norwood

8:45 AM     Keynote – The Pyramid Model: A National Perspective – Dr. Mary Louise Hemmeter

10:30 AM     Breakout Sessions

  • Trauma Informed Care and the Pyramid Model – Dr. Jody Todd Manly
  • A Taste of Pyramid Training – Ida Perez, Ellen Leopold
  • Changing Teacher Practice: Recognizing Readiness – Dr. Lynn M. Lubecki, Mackenzie Albert
  • Aligning the Danielson Rubric and the Pyramid Model – Rebecca Boyle

12:00 PM     Lunch

12:45 PM     Panel Discussion: Diverse Perspectives on the Pyramid Model

  • Patricia Persell, Ms.Ed., Moderator
  • Mackenzie Albert
  • Keyana Session
  • Ida Perez
  • Karen Spawton
  • Rebecca Boyle

1:45 PM     Breakout Sessions

  • What Does Pyramid Model Implementation Look Like? – Erin Medlar, Rose Shufelt, Mackenzie Albert
  • A Taste of Pyramid Training – Ida Perez, Ellen Leopold
  • Overview of the Pyramid Model Parent Modules – Patricia Persell, Ms.Ed.
  • Special Education and the Pyramid Model – Karen Spawton

3:30 PM     Looking Ahead and Wrap Up