Dropout Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery News From NDPC/N

Vol 17, no 11 November 2017

Dropout Prevention Update

From the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
November 2017—Vol. 17, No. 11

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Colorado Student Engagement Institute

November 13–14, 2017
Arvada Banquet and Conference Center
Arvada, CO

2017 SEI

It’s not too late to register for this two-day working event aimed at developing practical improvement plans to increase student engagement and success. The event is presented by the National Dropout Prevention Center and Hope 4 the Wounded, LLC, in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education. Teams from around the country are welcome to register for this event at http://www.cvent.com/events/2017-colorado-student-engagement-institute/event-summary-c1d7744c0af047c99a96e3c183892d38.aspx. Visit www.dropoutprevention.org/conferences/co-student-engagement-institute for more information or contact NDPC/N (864-656-2599 or ndpc@clemson.edu) for additional details or to discuss planning a SEI for your state or region.

2018 At-Risk Youth National FORUM

February 18–21, 2018
Embassy Suites at Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, SC

2018 FORUM

Register today for the 2018 At-Risk Youth National FORUM. This is a popular event hosted by NDPC and held each year in Myrtle Beach, SC. The call for proposals to present is also still open (deadline 11/15/17). This year, areas of focus include strategies for homeless youth, mentoring relationships, and family& youth engagement. Submit a proposal to present, register to attend, or find more information at www.dropoutprevention.org/conferences/2018-at-risk-youth-national-forum

2018 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference

October 28–31, 2018
Hyatt Regency Columbus
Columbus, OH

2018 NDPNC

We have already opened registration for our next annual network conference, held in various locations around the nation each fall. For 2018, we are excited to be coming to Columbus, Ohio! NDPC is partnering with The Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, Center for Science and Industry (COSI), Ohio Department of Education, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The October 28–31, 2018, conference will enhance the leadership skills of those seeking to strengthen dropout prevention strategies and interventions among school, community, and family networks, especially for students in at-risk situations. Focus areas include workforce development, wraparound supports, diverse learners, engagement, and alternative educational contexts. Visit www.dropoutprevention.org/conferences/2018-ndpnc to register, get information on sponsoring this event, or for more information. For fees and even more detailed information, link to http://www.cvent.com/events/2018-national-dropout-prevention-network-conference/event-summary-3770974be45a4844bdfaa8d72f9a5837.aspx and browse through the dropdown menus and links. The call for proposals to present at this event will open December 15, 2017, but go ahead and register early to attend. We look forward to seeing you!

Call for Proposals Open!
2018 Reaching the Wounded Student Conference

June 24–27, 2018
Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South
Kissimmee, FL

2018 RTWSC

Registration will open soon for our June 24–27, 2018, Reaching the Wounded Student Conference, but the call to present at this event is now open—until January 15, 2018. We would love for you to present and/or plan to attend this event to be held next summer in Kissimmee, FL. Link to www.dropoutprevention.org/conferences/2018-reaching-the-wounded-student-conference for more information.

What Is the National Dropout Prevention Specialist Certification Program?

Specialist Certification

Meet our 53 certification program completers, learn how they implement dropout prevention in their positions, and consider joining this growing army of educators and practitioners identified as working with and/or on behalf of students at risk of dropping out of school. The National Dropout Prevention Specialist certification program is founded on NDPC/N’s research-based effective strategies, known youth risk factors, professional learning participation, and field implementation of acquired knowledge. The certification verifies and strengthens dropout prevention experience and expertise, and facilitates networking with others equally dedicated to dropout prevention. Visit www.dropoutprevention.org/services-certifications/national-dropout-prevention-specialist-certification-program for more information or to register for the certification program, or contact us at ndpc@clemson.edu with any questions. NDPC/N posts certification program completers’ photos, bios, and field project reports on our website to celebrate these individuals and also to facilitate networking and improving practices.

Solutions to the Dropout Crisis

“Ensuring All Students Succeed: The Imperative for a Learning Supports Framework”

Airs on: November 14, 2017
3:30–4:30 PM ET

Click here to view the webcast.

November 2017 Solutions

This Solutions to the Dropout Crisis program addresses how and why school systems must address the needs of students when those needs affect learning, looking at what has to be done in schools to reduce student barriers to learning and to reengage them in the learning process. The Learning Supports Framework demonstrates how the provision of a wide range of learning supports, coupled with effective instruction, is the recipe for ensuring students’ success. Informed by the research of Drs. Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor from the UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools, this webcast will feature Scholastic Education’s Learning Supports staff sharing a school improvement model that has had significant results in schools and districts across the nation.

This Solutions to the Dropout Crisis webcast will address the following questions.

  • Why is a system of learning supports an imperative for advancing school improvement and reengaging students?
  • What are learning supports and how are they typically deployed in school?
  • How can learning supports be delivered in an organized comprehensive manner?
  • What is the importance of building a school improvement plan that includes learning supports as well as instruction and management?
  • What are key results indicating that a systems approach directly impacts positive outcomes for students? Link to www.dropoutprevention.org/webcast/ensuring-all-students-succeed for supplementary materials and more information about participating in this professional development opportunity.

Solutions webcasts are always offered to you free of cost, with no registration required. Tune in the second Tuesday of each month at 3:30 PM ET for new Solutions to the Dropout Crisis, sponsored by K12 Inc. and FuelEducation.

Funding Sources

(from http://philanthropynewsdigest.org) NCTM Accepting Applications or Equity in Mathematics Grants
Grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded to individual middle school teachers or small groups of teachers interested in incorporating classroom materials designed to improve the achievement of students with a previous record of underachievement.
Deadline: 11/3/2017

NCTM Accepting Applications for Emerging Teacher-Leaders Grants for Elementary Math Teachers
A single grant of up to $6,000 will be awarded to support the professional development of an elementary school mathematics teacher with mathematics content expertise.
Deadline: 11/3/17

National Science Teachers Association Invites Nominations for Shell Science Teaching Award
The annual $10,000 prize recognizes an outstanding classroom science teacher (K–12) who has had a positive impact on his or her students, school, and community through exemplary classroom science teaching.
Deadline: 12/15/17

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