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Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic
Web-based Event
April 30, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
This webinar will share findings from “Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic,” including information on states and student demographics making the largest gains in high school graduation rates and reductions in the number of “dropout factories” (high schools with low graduation rates).

What’s Happening in Washington, DC?: A Federal Education Policy Update
Web-based Event
April 29, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
In the “What’s Happening in Washington, DC?: A Federal Education Policy Update” webinar, members of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s federal advocacy staff will provide an analysis of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget request for the U.S. Department of Education, plus updates on sequestration, No Child Left Behind waivers, and the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Planning for Progress in Digital Learning: Introduction to Academic Supports
Teleconference Call
April 25, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Alliance for Excellent Education will host a webinar on “Planning for Progress in Digital Learning: Introduction to Introduction to Academic Supports,” the fifth in its series of webinars for Project 24. The Project 24 planning framework examines the extent to which academic supports include the context, culture, and learning environments that are provided with the intent of advancing and deepening student learning. These supports include both the formal structures within the school day, and the informal structures that may extend learning beyond the typical school day on school grounds or beyond into the home and community. Digital communications, online communities, and digital learning environments often serve as connectors across these structures. The panelists will provide insight into how they approach the role of academic support in digital learning from the perspectives of a superintendent, chief information technology officer, principal, and educator, and discuss: including expectations for learner-centered environments; community engagement and outreach; the digital learning environment; parental communication and engagement; and the role of collaboration and teamwork.

Change the Picture: A Shared Commitment to Improving Futures
Web-based Event
April 24, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
The IDEA Partnership at NASDSE’s Community of Practice (CoP) on Transition has a work-group focused on employment opportunities and career development for youth with disabilities. Discussions of the group have focused on career readiness and the expectation of employment for all. The workgroup has been hosting a series of three webinars in partnership with the National Post-School Outcomes Center and NSTTAC. The third, “Change the Picture: A Shared Commitment to Improving Futures,” will discuss efforts to increase community and employment commitment to improving outcomes for youth with disabilities.

Who’s in Charge: Decision-making Options for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Web-based Event
April 17, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Southeast Regional Consortium and AUCD will present a webinar, “Who’s in Charge: Decision-making Options for Young Adults with Intellectual Disabilities,” April 17, 2013. For a young adult with an intellectual disability, the transition to adulthood brings many challenges and may require assistance. The instrument for providing assistance may be a plenary or limited guardianship, an advance directive for healthcare, a financial power of attorney, a representative payee, or a special needs trust. It should be narrowly tailored to meet the needs of the individual and should not restrict any more rights than absolutely necessary. The webinar will: provide an overview of adult guardianships, including the functional purpose of guardianship and the legal standard for appointment of a guardian; describe factors to consider when deciding whether to pursue full guardianship or whether to use a less restrictive alternative; and discuss the importance of preserving and promoting maximum independence in all cases.

Family Perspectives
Web-based Event
April 17, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
“Family Perspectives,” the fifth in a series of six “Think College!” webinars, will provide a guide to and through college, through the experiences of several parents who have been there. Outcomes and pitfalls for students, the changing role of families and ways to navigate the process will be shared.

Planning for Progress in Digital Learning: Introduction to Data and Assessment
Web-based Event
April 11, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Alliance for Excellent Education will host a webinar on “Planning for Progress in Digital Learning: Introduction to Data and Assessment,” the fourth in its series of webinars for Project 24. Assessment, data, and data analytics are critical aspects of digital learning. The Project 24 planning framework examines the extent to which a personalized, learner-centered environment uses technology to collect, analyze, and organize data to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of learning. Data is the building block of diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments, all of which are key elements in a system where learning is personalized, individualized, and differentiated to ensure learner success. The panelists will provide insight into using data and assessment for digital learning from the perspectives of a superintendent, chief technology officer, principal, and educator.

Identifying Effective Strategies in Urban School Systems
Web-based Event
April 3, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
The Alliance for Excellent Education will host a webinar on “Identifying Effective Strategies in Urban School Systems.” Panelists will discuss high-priority problems of practice, the need to develop and sustain a high-quality teaching force and improve the educational outcomes for low-performing and diverse students, as well as practice-based studies on these issues that offer potential solutions and policy options to meet these common challenges.

Get In the Picture: Connecting with Efforts to Improve Community and Employment Outcomes
Web-based Event
March 27, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
The IDEA Partnership at NASDE’s Community of Practice (CoP) on Transition has a work-group focused on employment opportunities and career development for youth with disabilities. Discussions of the group have focused on career readiness and the expectation of employment for all. The workgroup has been hosting a series of three webinars in partnership with the National Post-School Outcomes Center and NSTTAC. The second, “Get In the Picture: Connecting with Efforts to Improve Community and Employment Outcomes,” will discuss efforts to improve community and employment outcomes.

Helping Students with Disabilities Transition to College and Careers
Web-based Event
March 25, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
High quality transition services are important in preparing students with disabilities for college, careers, and other positive post-school outcomes. The “Helping Students with Disabilities Transition to College and Careers” webinar, cosponsored by the National High School Center and the American Youth Policy Forum, will highlight research, policies, and programs that have helped students with disabilities transition successfully and helped them explore jobs or postsecondary education leading to technology-related careers, linking them to academic, career development and experiential resources and experiences that will enable them to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce.

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