2014 Diploma Plan Institute

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Information

Key Speakers
Conference Schedule

 

Details

June 18-20, 2014


Hotel Information

Kingston Plantation

9800 Queensway Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
843-449-0006

Registration

$375

Team Registration

$350 per person for 2 or more

Registration includes all conference materials, 2 lunches, and a one year individual membership to the National Dropout Prevention Network (annual membership fee a value of $85).


Contact Staff

Event questions

John Gailer - 864-656-2675

Registration questions

Denise Gianforcaro - 864-656-3882

Exhibits questions

John Peters - 864-656-0253





Summary

Diploma Plan Institute is an opportunity for teams of school and/or district administrators to consult with contracted field experts to develop customized, practical, and local plans to prevent dropouts and increase graduation rates.Teams will be guided through the development of a realistic plan based on a template provided by the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC/N). NDPC/N has a 27 year history of providing quality resources and assistance to states, districts, and schools seeking to increase graduation rates.

Benefits of Quality Planning

  • Clarifies direction and priorities for all involved
  • Creates ownership: those who carry out the work determine the work.
  • Defines direction for resource allocation
  • Replaces random acts and effort with focused work
  • Improves efficiency by aligning mission, priorities, resources, and effort
  • Minimizes frustration and futility of wasted effort
  • Provides the ability to track results

Key Conference Speakers

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Mr. Jamey Moore

Dropout Predictive Data

Gainesville City Schools, Georgia

Director

Using the Right Combination of Data to Drive Your School’s Dropout Prevention Plan

Jamey Moore, Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Gainesville City Schools in Georgia, will lead school-site prevention teams in identifying and using the right combination of data to analyze, monitor, and make decisions as to next steps in tackling the dropout rate issue.

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Dr. Beth P. Reynolds

Instructional Leadership

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Executive Director

Student and Staff Learning: Ensuring Viable and Aligned Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction to Engage ALL Students and Build Staff Capacity

Dr. Reynolds will lead teams during this interactive session in looking at the impact of aligned curriculum and assessment in combination with student engagement strategies in boosting learning for all students, particularly those who struggle.

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Dr. Mark Wilson

School Climate

2009 National HS Principal of the Year

Mark Wilson Education

Madison, GA

Climate and Culture: Planning and Establishing a Dropout Prevention Climate for Your School

Dr. Mark Wilson will address the significance of school climate and culture in dropout prevention and the role of the principal and school leaders in establishing a high-graduation-rate climate that is safe, orderly, inviting, and nurturing for all students, especially those at risk. Dr. Wilson will offer specific strategies for climate enhancement that may be included in school dropout prevention plans and methods for assessing climate improvement.

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Mr. Robert Eichorn

Alternative Methods/Programs

National Alternative School Associtation

President

Manassass, VA

Effective Use of Alternative Schools and Programs in Dropout Prevention

Mr. Bob Eichorn will review strategies and trends in alternative education and will address the importance of alternative programs and support structures in dropout prevention.

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Mr. Tom Wilson

Community and Administrative Support

Anderson School District Five

Superintendent

Anderson, SC

Securing Support of the School Board and Community in Your Dropout Prevention Initiatives

Mr. Tom Wilson, Superintendent of Anderson School District Five, will address the importance of securing and maintaining community and system leadership support for dropout prevention initiatives that are addressed in the collaboratively developed school plan.

DPI Schedule

June 18-20, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
1:30-2:00 pmIntroduction and Overview
2:00- 2:45 pmUsing the Right Combination of Data to Drive Your School’s Dropout Prevention Plan
2:45-3:30 pmGuided Team Plan Development
3:45-4:45 pmEnsuring Viable and Aligned Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
Thursday, June 19, 2014
9:00-9:30 amSecuring Support of the School Board and Community in Your Dropout Prevention Initiatives
9:30-10:30 amGuided Team Plan Development
10:45-11:30 amIdentifying and Using the Right Combination of Measures
11:45-12:30 pmGuided Team Plan Development
1:30-2:15 pmClimate and Culture: Planning and Establishing a Dropout Prevention Climate for Your School
2:15-3:15 pmGuided Team Plan Development
3:30- 4:30 pmGuided Team Plan Development and Identification of Monitoring Measures
Friday, June 20, 2014
9:00-9:30 amEffective Use of Alternative Schools and Programs in Dropout Prevention
9:30-10:30 amGuided Team Plan Development
10:45-12 noonTeam Progress Reports/Sharing
12-1:30 pmLunch, Feedback and Closing Remarks by NDPC/N Leadership