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Check & Connect Comprehensive Implementation Training
Training
August 14, 2014 - August 15, 2014
St. Paul, MN
Check & Connect (C&C), an evidence-based student engagement and dropout prevention intervention implemented in schools and community youth agencies nationally in the U.S. and abroad, helps schools, districts, and community agencies reduce truancy, dropout rates, and/or behavior referrals among K-12 students. C&C is easily integrated into existing universal interventions, such as PBIS and Early Warning Systems. This 2-day training for education administrators, lead staff, site coordinators, and mentors will provide skills and knowledge in how to start implementing C&C. Participants will gain an overview of C&C and its background; information on how to prepare their site to implement C&C; and the information, competencies, and skills needed to be an effective C&C mentor. Registration deadline: July 25, 2014.

Community Works Institute’s Summer Institutes For Educators
Institute
July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Community Works Institute (CWI) will hold the second of two 2014 Summer Institutes on Place, Service-Learning, and Sustainability, the CWI-West Summer Institute, in Los Angeles, CA, July 28-August 1, 2014. Early-bird registration is available through February 28, 2014. CWI’s Summer Institutes are professional gatherings that focus on curriculum design and planning, using field tested service-learning best practices and principles of sustainability. Educators attending can learn concrete ways to engage K-16 students in academically-based service that contributes to sustainable communities.

Community Works Institute’s Summer Institutes For Educators
Institute
July 14, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Shelburne, VT
Community Works Institute (CWI) will hold the first of two 2014 Summer Institutes on Place, Service-Learning, and Sustainability, the CWI-East Summer Institute, in Shelburne, VT, July 14-18, 2014. Early-bird registration is available through February 28, 2014. CWI’s Summer Institutes are professional gatherings that focus on curriculum design and planning, using field tested service-learning best practices and principles of sustainability. Educators attending can learn concrete ways to engage K-16 students in academically-based service that contributes to sustainable communities.

Check & Connect Comprehensive Implementation Training
Training
July 9, 2014 - July 11, 2014
Johnston, SC
Check & Connect (C&C), an evidence-based student engagement and dropout prevention intervention implemented in schools and community youth agencies nationally in the U.S. and abroad, helps schools, districts, and community agencies reduce truancy, dropout rates, and/or behavior referrals among K-12 students. C&C is easily integrated into existing universal interventions, such as PBIS and Early Warning Systems. This 2-day training for education administrators, lead staff, site coordinators, and mentors will provide skills and knowledge in how to start implementing C&C. Participants will gain an overview of C&C and its background; information on how to prepare their site to implement C&C; and the information, competencies, and skills needed to be an effective C&C mentor. Registration deadline: June 20, 2014.

Does Service System Collaboration Improve Student Outcomes in Transition?
Web-based Event
June 18, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Center on Transition to Employment will present an informational webinar, “Does Service System Collaboration Improve Student Outcomes in Transition?,” exploring the effect of service system collaboration on student outcomes in a statewide transition demonstration project. Researchers will discuss the different approaches to defining and measuring service system collaboration, and the findings of a study assessing its impact on student vocational rehabilitation outcomes. Recommendations for inter-agency transition teams and directions for further study will be provided.

Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes and Seminars
Institute
June 9, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Washington, DC
The Library of Congress is accepting applications through March 24, 2014, for its week-long summer programs for K-12 educators. Held in Washington, DC, at the Library of Congress, the professional development institutes provide educators with tools and resources to integrate primary sources into classroom teaching, with an emphasis on student engagement, critical thinking, and construction of knowledge. Three sessions are open to K-12 teachers and school librarians across content areas, Session 1 June 9-13, Session 2 July 7-11, Session 3 July 21-25. A Science Seminar for upper elementary to secondary educators with teaching responsibilities directly related to the area of focus and a desire to tap the potential of primary sources for science education will be held July 14-18; and a Civil Rights Institute for teachers and school librarians with responsibilities related to civil rights July 28-Aug 1, 2014.

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity
Conference
May 17, 2014 - May 21, 2014
Honolulu, HI
The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014. This year’s theme is, “Learn from Yesterday. Live for Today. Envision Tomorrow,” May 19-20, 2014. Speakers will discuss topics such as inclusive design for accessibility, advocacy, technology, and education. Pre-conference events will include an “International Forum on the Human Rights of People with Disabilities” May 17, and an “Anniversary Reception” May 18, 2014; post-conference May 21 will include workshops on applying ADA requirements and “Classification of Functioning, disability, and Health.”

Guiding Principle 3: Equity and Continuous Improvement in School Discipline and Climate
Web-based Event
April 29, 2014
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM   (Eastern)
The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education will present “Guiding Principle 3: Equity and Continuous Improvement,” on April 29, 2014, the final webinar in their 2013-2014 Supportive School Discipline (SSD) Webinar Series. It will review Guiding Principle 3, as outlined in “Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline” from the school discipline guidance package, a product of the Supportive School Discipline Initiative. The Webinar will identify Guiding Principle 3 action steps for eliminating discriminatory school discipline policies and practices and explore how to implement each step.

2014 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities: Building Engaging Educational Communities for Native Students
Forum
April 27, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Prior Lake, MN
The 2014 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities: Building Engaging Educational Communities for Native Students will be held April 27-30, 2014, in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The Forum is a professional development activity sponsored by the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, the National Indian Education Association, the Alaska Staff Development Network, Minnesota Department of Education, the South Dakota Department of Education, the Wisconsin Department of Education, the Foundation for the Advancement of Culture and Education, Leech Lake Tribal College, and Augsburg College. It will feature presentations on strategies that work with native students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. The conference strands are: addressing the opportunity gap, instructional strategies to increase learning, emotional supports, school climate safety and student wellness, service learning and restorative justice, digital communication and engagement, re-engagement and recovery strategies, and culture and language.

Ready by 21 National Meeting
Conference
April 22, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Covington, KY
The 2014 Ready by 21 National Meeting is an opportunity to network with colleagues and experts from around the nation about what’s been, what’s been learned, and what’s on the horizon, with information about research, experiences, and strategies for creating change and measuring impact in programs, communities and states. Topics will include: Building and strengthening your partnerships; expanding learning outcomes and opportunities; aligning policies and resources; reaching opportunity youth; evaluating coalitions; certifying programs, leadership structures and backbone organization; and creating child and youth master plans.

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