2017 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities

The 2017 National Forum on Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Communities is a professional learning activity sponsored by The National Dropout Prevention Center, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Education, Alaska Staff Development Network, the Alaska Council of School Administrators, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, and the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association.


The Forum will feature nationally known keynote speakers as well as professional educators. Presentations will emphasize a variety of strategies that work with native students who are at risk of dropping out of school before high school graduation. The conference strands are (1) addressing the opportunity gap, (2) instructional strategies to increase learning, (3) behavioral supports, (4) family and community engagement, (5) school climate: safety and student wellness, (6) service-learning and restorative justice, (7) digital communication and engagement, (8) reengagement and recovery strategies, and (9) culture and language.

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Conference Details

April 9 - 12, 2017

We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center
480-789-5320, 844 493-5672
10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85264

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Contact Staff

John Gailer - (864) 656-2675


Denise Gianforcaro - (864) 656-3882


John Peters - (864) 656-0253