2024 Speaker Series Presents: Bullying Prevention in Elementary and Middle School - Foundations and Student Ownership by Dr. Rhonda Nese | Event Registration

This event is part of the UW SMART Center's 2024 Virtual Speaker Series. Learn more and register for upcoming events in the series here.

Please Note: Certificate of Attendance and Washington state clock hours will be available for attendees of the live session.

Bullying Prevention in Elementary and Middle Schools: Foundations and Student Ownership

When: Wednesday, March 20th @ 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. AKT | 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. PT | 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. MT


Session attendants will learn about school readiness for bullying prevention, what staff and students can do to create a safe school climate, and how school members and students can teach and reinforce prosocial behaviors.


  • Core features of bullying prevention 
  • Increasing student buy-in and ownership 
  • Examples of student ownership from exemplar districts 


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About the Presenter:

Rhonda Nese HeadshotRhonda Nese, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences
Scientist, Prevention Science Institute Affiliate Faculty, Prevention Science Program


Rhonda Nese, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences at the University of Oregon and the Director of the Nese Lab. She is also a Scientist within the Prevention Science Institute, a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oregon. Dr. Nese’s research involves equitable intervention delivery within a multi-tiered behavior support framework focused on preventative strategies for improving student outcomes.​ Dr. Nese currently serves as the director of an IES grant to refine and test an intervention to reduce exclusionary discipline practices, improve student-teacher relationships, and increase instructional time for students in secondary settings, and co-principal investigator on additional federally-funded projects to identify factors that predict implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices, to develop technology to improve online learning for educators, and to develop and validate an automated scoring system for oral reading fluency. Dr. Nese also provides technical assistance to state, district, and school level teams across the nation on preventative practices, including addressing implicit bias in school discipline, effective classroom behavior management strategies, bullying prevention, and alternatives to exclusionary discipline practices through the OSEP-funded National TA-Center on PBIS. Dr. Nese is the recipient of the 2022 Presidential Equity Award from the NorthWest PBIS Network and the 2022 Outstanding Early Career Award from the University of Oregon, the UO’s highest award for early career faculty to recognize and celebrate an emerging and significant record of scholarship and research. 




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Starts: Mar 20, 2024 11:00 am
Ends: Mar 20, 2024 12:15 pm
Registration Deadline
March 20, 2024
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