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PENT Cadre


South Forum - San Bernardino:
Day 1 – February 26, 2020 – Training for new Cadre members only
Day 2 – February 27, 2020 – Forum for all South members

North Forum - Stockton:
Day 1 – March 10, 2020 – Training for new Cadre members  only
Day 2 – March 11, 2020 – Forum for all North/Central members

The PENT Cadre was established in 2003 as part of a joint effort between the Diagnostic Center, Southern California and the state SELPA (Special Education Local Plan Area) Directors. SELPA Directors selected their highly skilled representations to attend a three day trainer-of-trainers PENT Summit in 2003. The goal of the Summit was to develop and support a statewide cadre of trainers in positive environments, consulting and behavior plan development.

Based on research based practice, the PENT Cadre strives to improve practice and products. The Cadre is committed to training and consulting to achieve the PENT mission and behavior core messages.

The PENT Cadre is a "community of practice" dedicated to creating and supporting positive environments and methods to support all students. The current 280+ member Cadre and 16 Leadership team members met annually at PENT Forums (2004-2009) to analyze research finding, share materials, and showcase local training.

Plans are being investigated to sustain the PENT Cadre through web-based interactive training.

Current PENT Cadre:

PENT Cadre Leadership Team

The PENT Cadre Leadership Team was composed of educational leaders throughout the state who were highly skilled in positive behavior supports to assist the PENT Director in the design and delivery of the PENT Forums.

PENT Members

The PENT Director sends emails to a list-serve of educators in California committed to training, consulting, and implementing positive behavioral interventions within schools striving to achieve positive environments. While we do not have the resources to add new members to our list-serve, you can access these messages at the PENT membership emails section of this website.

PENT SELPA Behavior Advisors

California Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) directors communicate regional needs to the SELPA PENT Behavior Committee members. The committee meets with the PENT Director and Project Manager to assist in the planning and implementation of PENT activities statewide.



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