Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Reinventing Principal Evaluation
May 29, 2013
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
Evaluating principals has become a hot topic as districts around the country have begun formally tying the evaluation of school leaders to their students’ academic growth. Hawaii and Chicago are among the early adopters: Both districts are finishing their first year using new principal evaluation systems. District leaders in Chicago and Hawaii will discuss their new principal evaluation systems, how they have been implemented and received, and what lessons they’ve learned along the way.
Early Intervention Matters: How Addressing Chronic Absence Can Reduce Dropout Rates
May 24, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern)
Chronic absence, missing 10% or more of school for any reason regardless of whether absences are excused or unexcused, is a red alert that students are headed for academic trouble and eventually for dropping out of high school. Even as early as kindergarten, research shows these absences can affect academic achievement, especially for low-income students unable to make up for lost time. Chronic absence can set a pattern of poor attendance and academic failure for older students, fueling the dropout rate. The Webinar will discuss what the most recent national and state research says about the impact of chronic absence on key educational milestones, successful efforts to turn around poor attendance, and preliminary insights into what may be causing higher rates of absenteeism among students with disabilities.
Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition
May 23, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
The “Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition (HCT)” webinar will examine these core elements from the perspective of how they affect youth, young adults, and families experiencing the process of health care transition preparation, planning, and completion. These practice-based processes and tools were developed by Got Transition to support a structured approach to the health care transition from pediatric to adult focused care. Primary and specialty care providers that have implemented the Six Core Elements of HCT have been able to substantially improve health care transition support, particularly for youth and young adults with special health care needs.
Postsecondary Education for Students with Intellectual Disabilities: What the Future Holds
May 20, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Central)
“Postsecondary Education (PSE) for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (ID): What the Future Holds,” the last in a series of six “Think College!” webinars, will discusses some of the next generation of issues likely to result from the increased demand for and supply of PSE options for students with ID. It will highlight effects of serving this new student population, and the power of aligning with existing higher education initiatives, as well as implications for students, research and practice.
Using Individualized Learning Plans to Increase College & Career Readiness of All Students
May 16, 2013
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
The Institute for Educational Leadership, which houses the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth), will host “Using Individualized Learning Plans to Increase College & Career Readiness of All Students,” a webinar that will highlight key findings from NCWD/Youth’s research on the use of Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs). An ILP is both a document and a process that a student uses, with support from school counselors, teachers, and parents, to define their career goals and postsecondary plans in order to inform the student’s decisions about courses and activities throughout high school. The presenters will share research findings and recommend actions for educational leaders at the state and local levels interested in successful transitions of youth from adolescence to adulthood.
Promising Practices in Transition for Predominantly Minority Youth: Results of Multi-Year, Multi-Sites Studies
May 15, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)
The Center on Transition to Employment will hold an informational webinar,” Promising Practices in Transition for Predominantly Minority Youth: Results of Multi-Year, Multi-Sites Studies,” on a multi-year, multi-site study of personal and contextual factors contributing to employment for predominantly minority youth with high incidence disabilities. Researchers will discuss the elements essential in successful transition programs and interventions derived from this study and as well as strategies for replication and innovation of promising practices and interventions.
Marketing & Job Development for Youth and Adults with Disabilities
May 10, 2013 - May 23, 2013
No Location Specified
“Marketing & Job Development for Youth and Adults with Disabilities” is a 2-week, 18-hour web training that can be accessed on-demand from any internet-connected computer. It focuses on the key principles and hands-on tools for finding jobs for people with disabilities and other high-unemployment groups. Topics include applying marketing principles to develop a clear hiring message, creating various job seeking tools, developing business partnerships, using social web networking strategies, and more. Understand job development, networking, using incentives, responding to objections, and disclosure issues.
The Future of Assessment in Education: Implications for Practice
May 8, 2013
No Location Specified
The Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education, a panel of experts in testing, education practice, and policy, chaired by psychologist Edmund W. Gordon, issued a report in March that calls for transforming assessment to better support teaching and learning by measuring a broader set of knowledge and skills and by identifying how students think, not just documenting what they know and can do. In this webinar, the first of two that will examine the Gordon Commission’s findings and their implications, panelists will explore what these findings suggest for classroom and school practice, including implications for schools and school districts, and for teachers and teacher education.
Family Comes First: Transforming the Justice System by Partnering with Families
May 8, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Center for Youth in Custody will present a webinar, “Family Comes First: Transforming the Justice System by Partnering with Families.” Presenters will discuss findings from the forthcoming Campaign for Youth Justice study of best practices in family-system partnerships, showcase examples from jurisdictions that include the family voice in their systems, explore features of a transformed juvenile justice system, and introduce the FAMILY Model that jurisdictions can use to assess their own systems from a family perspective.
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May 1, 2013 - May 4, 2013
The Coalition of Juvenile Justice will host its national conference on May 1–4, 2013, in Washington, DC. In accordance with the conference theme “Building Supportive Communities to Prevent Violence and Delinquency,” sessions will focus on fostering collaborative efforts between schools, courts, law enforcement, service providers, and families to prevent or limit youth involvement in the justice system; reduce firearm offenses; dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline; provide evidence-based responses to children exposed to violence; and promote equitable access to services.
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