Sharing is Caring! Community Contributions

Guidelines for Pyramid Nation Community Contributions Submissions

The National Center for Pyramid Model innovations is looking for submissions of high-quality samples of Pyramid Model practices to share with the Pyramid Nation Community. Submissions may range in complexity from a visual support used in classrooms to a professionally produced video and anything else you can imagine!

Categories

Submissions may highlight, but are not limited to the following categories:

  • Behavior Intervention
  • Coaching
  • Data-Based Decision-Making
  • Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
  • Equity
  • Evidence-Based Practices
  • Family Engagement
  • Inclusion
  • Positive Behavior Intervention Support
  • Practical Strategies
  • Program-Wide Implementation
  • Research
  • Scripted Stories for Social Situations
  • State-Wide Implementation
  • Suspension-Expulsion
  • Teaching Social Emotional Skills
  • Tools for Building Relationships

Types of Submissions

Submissions should fall into one of the following submission types:

Submission Type

Examples

Audiences

Classroom Materials and Visual Supports

Visuals such as posters, cue cards, schedules, song charts, social stories, caregiver newsletters and announcement

Classroom teachers, early interventionists, program coaches, practitioner coaches and family members

Videos

Program implementation examples, statewide implementation examples

Program coaches, directors and administrators

Written Correspondence and Materials

Parent or staff handbooks that discuss Pyramid Model implementation, inclusion or equity practices,  coaching agreements, action plan templates, implementation guides, program or policy and procedure statements

Program coaches, directors and administrators

Positive Behavior Support Materials- Secondary or Tertiary Levels

Behavior support plans, materials and interventions samples, shared home/school materials

Program coaches, directors and administrators, classroom teachers, early interventionists and practitioner coaches

Data Tool

Data collection forms and tools for individual child, classroom, or program-wide use,
graphic display of data (spreadsheet, graphs), or materials related to sharing data with stakeholders.

Program coaches, directors and administrators, classroom teachers, early interventionists and practitioner coaches

Infographic

Visual image (chart or diagram)  used to represent information or data.

Program coaches, directors and administrators, and practitioner coaches

Implementation Tool

Materials and supports that guide program-wide or state-wide implementation teams

Program coaches and directors and administrators

Audience

Audiences for the submissions can include:

Tell Us About Your Submission

Please tell us about your submission by answering the following questions:

  1. Provide a brief description of the product being submitted. What is it? What does it do? Where/how is it used?

  2. How does the submission align with the Pyramid and Pyramid Model Practices? (Use the following criterion to guide your description; submissions DO NOT need to encompass ALL of these criterion).

    • Identification of which level of Pyramid Model is addressed
    • Match with benchmarks of quality
    • Match with state/local implementation plan
    •  Match with items on TPOT/TPITOS

  3. How is innovation or creativity considered in the submission?

    • Innovation can include a unique population or audience that the submission serves, unique type of product, etc.

  4. How does the tool demonstrate cultural responsiveness/cultural affirmation in practice or in systems?

    • The submission is intended to reach diverse audiences based on the following examples: cultural/ethnicity, race, religious affiliation, ability, gender, family structure, language status, socio-economic status, ability, etc., and is inclusive of children with disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Agreements

Ownership/Sharing

The person submitting the work must be the owner/creator or have permission from the owner/creator to submit the work to NCPMI. The owner gives NCPMI permission to share the work with the public for the purpose of viewing, downloading, sharing, and reproducing the work.

Licenses/Releases

It is the responsibility of the person submitting the work to make sure that they have: