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Our World, Our Future National Service-Learning Conference
Conference
April 11, 2012 - April 14, 2012
Minneapolis, MN
Sponsored by the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) and youthrive, the Upper Midwest Affiliate of PeaceJam International, will hold “Our World, Our Future,” the 23rd Annual National Service-Learning Conference® and youthrive PeaceJam Leadership Conference, April 11-14, 2012, a service-learning professional development opportunity, for youth and practitioners involved in the service-learning movement.

Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It
Web-based Event
April 9, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The webinar “Dropping Out: Why Students Drop Out of High School and What Can Be Done About It” is based on February 2012 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics which show that high school dropouts are over three times more likely to be unemployed than are college graduates, and earn $8,000 less annually, compared to high school graduates. The webinar will consider the questions: why do approximately 7,000 students drop out of high school every school day, despite the financial incentives to stay in school; what are the financial and social consequences of their decisions, for both themselves and the nation; what solutions exist at the federal, state, district, and school levels to keep kids in school and help them graduate with a diploma that prepares them for college and a career?

Creating Effective Classroom Assessments
Web-based Event
March 29, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM   (Eastern)
The National Education Association (NEA) will host a webinar to explore its new study, Family-School-Community Partnerships 2.0. The study profiles 16 programs in 14 states in which NEA members play an active role and explores 10 strategies for effective partnerships that were identified. The NEA believes every student in America, regardless of family income or place of residence, deserves a quality education, and focuses the energy and resources of its 3.2 million members on improving the quality of teaching, increasing student achievement, and making schools better places to learn.

Got Transition Radio Show Episode 7, Health Care Transition and School Part 2: What Does it Look Like, Who Do You Involve?
Web-based Event
March 28, 2012
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
Got Transition recognizes that although health care transition often begins at home with preparation and planning, young people also spend most of their time in school. In the second part of this series about health care transition and education, they will discuss including steps for health care transition within the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) process, the people to involve, and exploring education system resources.

ASCD 67th Annual Conference
Conference
March 24, 2012 - March 26, 2012
Philadelphia, PA
The ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show is a professional development event for education, where attendees can explore new ideas in education, examine developments in content areas or grade levels, stretch their professional development learning into new areas, and focus on issues of concern to examine in depth.

The Senior Project: Developing Deeper Learning at Scale
Web-based Event
March 23, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Alliance for Excellent Education will host a webinar on “The Senior Project: Developing Deeper Learning at Scale.” Colleges and businesses expect young people to apply their knowledge to real-world situations. Some high schools are preparing students for these expectations by requiring them to complete a senior project. This webinar will explore the concept of senior projects and highlight a school and a school network that have implemented the project requirement for several years.

Connections that Work: Pathways to Employment for Young People with Serious Mental Health Conditions
Web-based Event
March 22, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   (Pacific)
“Connections that Work: Pathways to Employment for Young People with Serious Mental Health Conditions” will share ideas about promoting access to employment opportunities for young people. Rise, Inc. and Career Visions will be featured as two examples of interventions supporting young people to access employment, and a young adult will share his experience seeking and maintaining employment.

Data Collection and Analysis
Web-based Event
March 22, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Pacific)
March 22, 2012, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will host the final Webinar, “Data Collection and Analysis,” in the series “Assessing Project Performance: Building Blocks of Evaluation and Performance Measurement.” The presentation will explain processes associated with data collection and analysis, including techniques to ensure that data collection is both uniform and systematic. Panelists will also discuss strategies for presenting the results of program data analysis and the internal and external usefulness of program data for improvement and sustainability.

Turnaround Schools in California: The Story of General Grant Middle School
Web-based Event
March 21, 2012
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   (Pacific)
WestEd’s Schools Moving Up initiative presents its second webinar on school turnaround, drawing from a recent report on the methodology and strategies used by nine successful California turnaround schools, for educators from both inside and outside California.

Federal Education Policy: A Spring Update
Web-based Event
March 21, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Alliance for Excellent Education will host a webinar on “Federal Education Policy: A Spring Update.” The beginning of 2012 has been marked by developments that could have important ramifications for federal and state education policy. Members of the Alliance’s federal advocacy team will discuss these developments and their implications for high school reform.

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