NDPC Presentations, Speeches, and Workshops

Presentation Topics by Sandy Addis

Note:  The following topics are adaptable to time formats ranging from 45-minute general sessions to 3+ hour participatory workshops.  Each of these presentations is typically customized to fit specific audiences and participant groups and to include locally-relevant data, examples, and activities.

  1. Dropout Prevention: Where Are We? What Have We Learned?  What Works?
  2. Leading Graduation Rate Improvement in Your School System and Community
  3. The Local School Board’s Role in Improving Graduation Rates
  4. Applying Effective Strategy Research in the Local Context to Improve Graduation Rates
  5. Lessons Learned from Schools and Districts that Have Improved Graduation Rates
  6. “We’re Working So Hard. Why Aren’t Our Graduation Rated Improving?”
  7. Achieving Maximum Results from Alternative Schools and Programs
  8. Using Professional Development to Improve Graduation Rates
  9. Strategies for School Reentry and Dropout Recovery
  10. Leadership Strategies for Improving Graduation Rates
  11. Leveraging the Community to Improve Graduation Rates
  12. Engaging Families to Improve Graduation Rates
  13. Improving Graduation Rates in the Rural Context
  14. Implementing a Graduation Coach Program for Improved Graduation Rates
  15. Policy and Procedural Considerations for Graduation Rate Improvement
  16. Improving Graduation Rates Among (a specific sub-group or population)
    • Students of color
    • Students with disabilities
    • Immigrant youth
    • Economically disadvantaged students

To discuss of schedule speeches, presentations, or workshops by Dr. Sandy Addis or other staff members of the National Dropout Prevention Center, call or email Annette Bassett at acarver@dropoutprevention.org or 864-642-6372.