Social, Emotional, Behavioral (SEB) Symposium

Creating and Sustaining Safe, Predictable, Engaging Early Childhood and K-12 Environments



The MiMTSS TA Center is excited to announce that registration is now open for our 2024 Social Emotional Behavioral (SEB) Summer Symposium.

When: June 17, 2024 (Early Childhood Focus) and June 18, 2024 (K-12 Focus)

8:00 am - 9:00 am Check In 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Learning Sessions, including lunch 

Where: DoubleTree Hotel Lansing
111 Grand Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933

Cost: $50 for one day, $100 for two days

Registration is closed.




The Social, Emotional, Behavior, Mental Health Symposium provides participants with greater knowledge and tools to improve their system of support and practices to meet the needs of ALL learners within Early Childhood and K-12 environments. 

Session Topics & Invited Speakers

June 17, 2024 - Early Childhood Focus

  • "Equity in Early Childhood Settings" - Dr. Elizabeth Steed, University of Denver
  • "The Power of Peers: Using Peer-Mediated Instruction to Support Social Skills Development in Early Childhood Settings" - Ted Bovey, University of Denver
  • "Program-wide Implementation of the Pyramid Model (EC-PBIS)" - Denise Binder, National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations
  • "Inclusion in Early Childhood Settings" - Dr. Amy Matthews and Stephanie Dyer, Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START) Project, MDE

June 18, 2024 - K-12 Focus

  • "Culturally Responsive Classroom Practices to Support Each Learner" - Dr. Ambra Green, University of Texas - Arlington
  • "Developing Equitable Family-School Partnerships with Racially and Ethnically Diverse Families" - Dr. Clynita Grafenreed, University of Washington
  • "Supporting Students with Disabilities within a PBIS Framework" - Dr. Bob Putnam, The May Institute
  • "Attendance and Chronic Absenteeism" - Dr. Emma Herdean, Attendance Works

Symposium Objectives

Symposium Objectives
  • Gain an understanding of the latest research, promising practices, and critical issues related to social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health supports to connect with their existing practices.
  • Learn about developing systems to support effective implementation.
  • Expand learning of contextual implementation of practices.
  • Acquire new knowledge and skills applicable to their specific role/position.

Answers to some FAQs

Answers to some FAQs
  • Coffee/Tea and Lunch provided.
  • Temporary self-parking is available on a space available, first come, first served basis in the city-owned ramp conveniently connected to the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol via a climate controlled pedway. The current parking rate is $1.50 for each 1⁄2 hour, maximum of $15.00 per day.
  • SCECHs and MiRegistry credits will be available, at no cost, pending approval. Social Worker CEUs will not be available.
  • Registration is through Macomb ISD’s registration system (as the fiscal agent for the MiMTSS TA Center). You will be required to set up a login within their system to register for this event. Event communications and reminders will say MISD, although it is an event hosted and facilitated by the MiMTSS TA Center. 
  • If sending a check for payment, please write the event name and dates on the check and send to: MISD (Attn: Jodi Malec) 44001 Garfield Rd. Clinton Township, MI 48038
  • A room block has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hotel for a reduced rate of $85 per night (available until 5/17/24):
    • The DoubleTree by Hilton Lansing offers all overnight guests valet parking for a nominal fee of $28.00 per night, per vehicle. 
  • Questions? Email [email protected]