Students and teachers know how student success in school can be maximized. A few basic tools used locally can bring forward the ideas of local teachers, students and others to achieve exemplary status in dropout prevention. This Webcast will provide the tools you can use immediately.
Prior to the broadcast, it is advisable to download and print the first five resource documents. Dr. Morley will be referring to them during the webcast, and they are the resources and tools that can be used after the session.
The mission of the Call Me MISTER (acronym for Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models) National Initiative is to increase the pool of available teachers from a broader more diverse background particularly among the Nation’s lowest performing elementary schools.
If your students can’t read, they cannot learn science, math, or history and are more likely to become dropouts. Dr. Pat O’Connor and Dr. Bill Bintz from Kent State University will be joined by Renee Murray of the Southern Regional Education Board as they share their expertise on the critical topic of adolescent literacy. Educators at the middle and high school levels will learn techniques to assist their struggling readers in learning important reading skills, no matter what content area they teach.
Authentic relationships between students and educators are important in the process of learning. Building these relationships with disengaged or “at-risk” students can be difficult at best. This webcast presents an overview of an approach to building authentic relationships based on the experience, insights and educational background of the presenter.
Gayle McGrane is a principal at two schools in Forest Lake, MN, one being an alternative secondary school. As well as being an educational https://dropoutprevention.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/C.W.-Gardenhire-pic.jpgistrator, Ms McGrane is a clinical social worker, and approaches building relationships with students from her background in social work. Building trust as a means to building relationships is presented as the base of this approach. The theory behind it and the five essential strategies to building trust are also presented.
The National Staff Development Council’s (NSDC) purpose calls for improving student learning by ensuring every educator engages in effective professional learning every day. Examine the vision and definition NSDC advocates to achieve this purpose. Review how nationally supported standards for staff development support professional development planning. Consider five leadership strategies and many resources to guide effective professional development in schools.
Tune in for the first radio Webcast produced by Clemson Radio Productions in partnership with the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network at Clemson University. This live radio call-in program, broadcast over the Internet, is an opportunity for you to learn from and ask questions of a national expert in dropout prevention solutions.
Dr. Steven W. Edwards will discuss the Seven Key Principles that will provide principals with low-cost yet effective ways to encourage all students to stay in school. Based on his latest publication, The Role of the Principal in Dropout Prevention: Seven Key Principles, the live discussion will center on solutions that can be implemented immediately. While focused on the principal’s role, the program will hold interest for teachers, parents, and community members.