Dr. Allegri and her school’s PBIS team chose a tiered roll-out for their LiveSchool program, launching a quarter-long trial in one classroom. That teacher collected data from LiveSchool and feedback from the students to support a grant application for going school-wide. Maple Park received the grant from their district and adopted LiveSchool in all classes shortly after. Dr. Allegri credits her school’s successful roll-out to significant teacher involvement and consistent administrative follow up.
LiveSchool provides teachers with easy-to-use tools that support their classroom culture goals.
Maple Park educators teach monthly PBIS lessons that highlight one overarching skill, focusing on behaviors like getting to class on time, preparedness, and more. They use LiveSchool to reinforce these initiatives and incorporate it into other daily routines.
LiveSchool’s streamlined points system fits seamlessly into lesson plans and has the flexibility to support schools’ existing behavior initiatives.
Maple Park’s rubric focuses on the Big Three Rs: Ready, Respectful, and Responsible. Within this rubric, the school identifies five main spaces in which students can be rewarded for their behavior: the hallway, cafe, classroom, restroom, and getting on and off the bus.
LiveSchool’s customizable rubric gives teachers a consistent framework for recognizing and rewarding their students’ successes throughout the school day.
Prior to LiveSchool, Maple Park used a paper voucher point/reward system, but the staff found it to be an unreliable way to reinforce positive school culture; students would lose and borrow tickets, making the points hard to track. Educators and students at Maple Park have iPads – with LiveSchool, teachers easily distribute points via their tablets and students can see their points balance increase in real time. The staff records demerits internally, but does not subtract points from students’ balances.
LiveSchool’s sophisticated tracking system gives students immediate feedback on their successes.
Maple Park’s LiveSchool rewards system features a wide variety of prizes and events, and is designed to build budgeting skills. Students can use their points right away or save for the quarterly Viking Auction. LiveSchool's rewards and data features powers all of their reward systems.
“Our school Reward Store, the Viking Vault, is open once a week. We've setup a system where students can order online via a survey tool, and the items are delivered to them by the student council.”
“Some teachers will offer rewards that can be redeemed specifically in their classroom. They have menus of items they feel comfortable offering through LiveSchool: ten free minutes on the ipad, a new set of headphones.”
“Maple Park hosts Friday Night Live, our school dance, for two hours on a Friday once a quarter. Students can either pay cash or redeem LiveSchool points to attend.”
“We are very proud of our Viking auction, which we do once a quarter as well – last time we had over 150 items total, 75 for each grade. The items are chosen based on feedback from the kids and can be anything from a pair of Champion socks to Bluetooth headphones to a huge candy bar the size of their body! Our last auction saw over 500,000 points debited from LiveSchool, so it was a huge success.”
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Maple Park’s educators meet every month to discuss LiveSchool data, which they use to inform their monthly PBIS lesson plans and determine where administrators may need to provide LiveSchool support for teachers.
LiveSchool's Insights tools help school staff spot trends by time, location, student, teacher, and more.
Maple Park has observed a highly increased sense of responsibility among its students, particularly when it comes to preparedness for class and building safety.