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Submission Guidelines

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!


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


Audiences for the submissions can include:

  • Practitioner coaches: Provide direct coaching to teachers and/or early interventionists to guide the implementation of Pyramid Model practices in individual classrooms and in home visiting programs
  • Directors and administrators: Professionals who oversee and support educational staff and families with the development, organization and implementation of program initiatives within educational programs
  • Classroom teachers: Professionals who work directly with children in the educational setting
  • Early Interventionist: Professionals who work directly with families and children, birth to three, in the home
  • Program Coaches: A coach that supports the program leadership teams to ensure implementation of Pyramid Model practices throughout the program
  • Family Members: Caregivers who support children in the program(s)
Submission TypeExamplesAudiences
Classroom Materials and Visual SupportsVisuals such as posters, cue cards, schedules, song charts, social stories, caregiver newsletters and announcementClassroom teachers, early interventionists, program coaches, practitioner coaches and family members
VideosProgram implementation examples, statewide implementation examplesProgram coaches, directors and administrators
Written Correspondence and MaterialsParent or staff handbooks that discuss Pyramid Model implementation, inclusion or equity practices,  coaching agreements, action plan templates, implementation guides, program or policy and procedure statementsProgram coaches, directors and administrators
Positive Behavior Support Materials- Secondary or Tertiary LevelsBehavior support plans, materials and interventions samples, shared home/school materialsProgram coaches, directors and administrators, classroom teachers, early interventionists and practitioner coaches
Data ToolData 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
InfographicVisual image (chart or diagram)  used to represent information or data.Program coaches, directors and administrators, and practitioner coaches
Implementation ToolMaterials and supports that guide program-wide or state-wide implementation teamsProgram coaches and directors and administrators

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.



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.


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

  • permissions/licences for any copyrighted imagery, graphics, artwork, music, or video in their work;
  • photo or video releases for any persons/children depicted in their work.
  • credited sources of published/copyrighted texts (i.e. books, poems, etc.)
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