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Each member of the school community benefits from Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and has an important role in its implementation. Learn the fundamentals of PBIS through a series of short videos that show actual examples of PBIS implementation in high schools, middle schools, elementary schools and preschools and include interviews with educators, students, families, staff and administrators.

Designed for school personnel, families and community members, PBIS: It Takes the Whole Building is part of a broader learning series that offers information and discussion on critical elements of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for implementation with fidelity.

Learners are encouraged to complete this module before starting any others in the series.

Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

  • What's Included
  • 10-25-minute videos
  • PreK-12 examples
  • Reflection questions
  • Pre/post-assessments
  • Identify what PBIS is and what it is not
  • Recognize the essential elements of implementing PBIS
  • Understand the steps schools/districts should to take to teach expectations, reinforce expectations and make data-based decisions
  • Identify the common outcomes of effective PBIS implementation

Module Authors

This module was developed through a partnership of the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, the Ohio PBIS Network and OCALI.

When all elements of this module have been completed, a certificate of completion will become available on the Module Overview.

This module has received the Ohio Approved (OA) Designation. To receive credit, please enter your Ohio Professional Registry OPIN in your Profile. If you do not know your OPIN, or you need to create one so that you receive Ohio-approved training, visit When you have completed an approved module, you will submit it to OCCRRA by following the prompts provided. If you have any questions about this credit, please email