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Sociology

Academic success

2015

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Increasing African American And Latino Parental Involvement In School, Timothy Allen Mar 2015

Increasing African American And Latino Parental Involvement In School, Timothy Allen

National Youth-At-Risk Conference

Parental involvement is one of the leading indicators of a student’s academic achievement. The lack of parental support often found within the African American and Latino communities has often contributed to suspensions, expulsions, and truancy. This interactive seminar will provide participants with useful strategies that can be used to increase the level of parental involvement and also help parents understand the importance of their role in their children’s academic success.


Making Content Sticky: What To Do When Students Don't Get It Or Can't Remember It, Joanne Billingsley Mar 2015

Making Content Sticky: What To Do When Students Don't Get It Or Can't Remember It, Joanne Billingsley

National Youth-At-Risk Conference

Do your students struggle with the mountain of new vocabulary they need to master each year? Do you have difficulty getting students to speak, read, and write using academic language? Years of research confirms a direct link between word knowledge and academic success. However, stark gaps in vocabulary knowledge across ethnic groups and income levels still persist. This session will focus on neuroscience based strategies that are proven to accelerate the acquisition of core academic vocabulary and dramatically increasing student opportunities for listening, speaking and writing using academic language. Participants will leave with skills to transform vocabulary lessons into a ...