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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.

College Perspectives and Issues
Web-based Event
March 20, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
“College Perspectives and Issues,” the fourth in a series of six “Think College!” webinars, will provide information from a postsecondary perspective that will assist professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families in creating a good fit between the goals of young adults with intellectual disabilities and those of postsecondary education institutions. Special attention will be given to common practical challenges and supports that are part of postsecondary education environments.

Supporting the Vocational and Social Development of Youth and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities
Web-based Event
March 13, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   (Central)
The International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch Webinar: Supporting the Vocational and Social Development of Youth and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities will discuss issues young people face when they leave secondary school and face college or the work world. A young person with dyslexia or other learning disabilities in leaving the secondary school system needs to have strategies in place to alleviate the effects of their disability in vocational and social settings. This webinar will describe some of these strategies and present some resources families and individuals can access to support this transition. Topics covered include strengths-based development, accommodations, disclosure, and community resources that support young adults.

Creating Healthy Environments: Supporting the Mental Health of Youth in Confinement Facilities
Web-based Event
March 13, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) will present “Creating Healthy Environments: Supporting the Mental Health of Youth in Confinement Facilities,” the fourth in the NC4YC series on improving conditions of confinement. It will highlight the impact of practices to improve conditions and offer a promising alternative for a safer and more effective approach to providing mental health services in a proactive and responsive environment.

Professional Learning Communities and the Common Core: Putting Data to Work for You
Web-based Event
March 13, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
With the transition to Common Core State Standards, more is expected of educators than ever before. This webinar will introduce participants to strategies for using data to inform daily practice and help educators better prepare every student for success in 2015. Attendees will learn about key findings and best practices from the first year of a collaborative Professional Learning Community (PLC) program designed to build educator capacity using data. The Delaware Department of Education will share insights into their program that contributed to a 16-20% increase in the number of students who scored “proficient” on state tests.

Global Youth Justice Training Institute
Workshops
March 13, 2013 - April 11, 2013
Denver, CO
The partnership for Families & Children and its National Center for School Engagement are offering a series of training workshops in the professional development series, in Denver CO. The workshops are designed for nonprofit professionals, teachers, and school administrators and will focus on nonprofit development, program evaluation, and school engagement. Full- and half-day sessions are available individually or as an entire track. Information on tracks, individual topics, and schedule are available at the website.

Road Maps to Common Core Success
Forum
March 11, 2013
Indianapolis, IN
“Road Maps to Common Core Success,” an Education Week Leadership Forum, will be held twice, in Indianapolis, IN, March 11, 2013; and White Plains, NY, March 21, 2013. Each will be a daylong event, with state and district leaders and education experts sharing their common core implementation experiences, and new ideas on curricula, teacher training, and assessment. Deadline for reduced-rate early bird registration: January 9, 2013.

Ready by 21 National Meeting
Conference
March 11, 2013 - March 13, 2013
Atlanta, GA
The Forum for Youth Investment will offer a Ready by 21 Institute National Meeting in Atlanta GA, March 11-13, 2013. The Institute will explain the research behind Ready by 21, and the tools and resources for stakeholders to put its concepts for broad partnerships, ambitious goals, data collection, and bold strategies into action to improve children and youth’s readiness to succeed as adults. Information on new ideas, tools, partnerships and ways to strengthen networks will be featured.

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