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Importance Of Consultation - Partnering With Teachers And Parents For Student Success, Moya A. Pope Ncc, Monica Y. Pace Ed.S Mar 2019

Importance Of Consultation - Partnering With Teachers And Parents For Student Success, Moya A. Pope Ncc, Monica Y. Pace Ed.S

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Consultation is an essential part of a professional school counselor's job responsibilities - falling under system support and responsive services of the ASCA Model. Effective consultation can be used to support teachers and increase/influence student achievement. If a school counselor is going to develop and maintain a viable comprehensive school counseling program, consultation has to an integral part of their program. This presentation will discuss the importance of consultation and several consultation models.


Teach! – Tirelessly Educating And Changing Habits, Lillie R. Lowery Mar 2019

Teach! – Tirelessly Educating And Changing Habits, Lillie R. Lowery

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Exhausted and frustrated with never-ending classroom behavior problems? Re-ignite your enthusiasm and win back the time to do what you were hired to do – TEACH! While, at the same time, empower your students to take ownership of their misbehavior and make better choices.


Why School Based Mental Health Matters, Jenny Wilhoite Mar 2019

Why School Based Mental Health Matters, Jenny Wilhoite

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This session is designed to give an overview of how to create a School-Based Mental Health program that benefits students on all tiers, providing universal prevention, early intervention, and intensive services for at-risk students. Meeting the unmet needs of students with mental health challenges impacts student attendance, behavioral and academic outcomes, and discipline in a positive way.


Meeting The Needs Of Diverse Gifted Learners, Jackie H. Barone, Karen Gorman, Maranda Thornburg Mar 2019

Meeting The Needs Of Diverse Gifted Learners, Jackie H. Barone, Karen Gorman, Maranda Thornburg

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Our presentation shares best practices that we have utilized and found success with in regards to scheduling, coursework, and other activities to meet the needs of a wide-variety of gifted learners. Much of our work centers around meeting their social and emotional needs (beyond just utilizing accelerated math and reading content).


The Importance Of Advocating For Lgbtq+ Youth In Schools And The Community., Stefanie N. Hassing Mar 2019

The Importance Of Advocating For Lgbtq+ Youth In Schools And The Community., Stefanie N. Hassing

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This presentation is aimed to provide professionals who work with children, including educators, administrators, counselors, and adult volunteers, information regarding the increased risks and needs for the LGBT+ population between the ages of 10-19 and how to advocate for them within community and school settings.


Georgia Department Of Juvenile Justice School System - Building A Better Future, Zane Shelfer Mar 2019

Georgia Department Of Juvenile Justice School System - Building A Better Future, Zane Shelfer

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Come see how the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) School System is Building a Better Future for students who enroll. The DJJ School System provides academic and career services to students from middle school through high school and up to enrollment in technical college and four-year universities. Highlights will include an overview of these services and best practice information for creating a similar school system.


Building Impactful Instructional Leadership Teams That Bolster Student Growth And Achievement, Jason Stamper, Shatavia Elder Mar 2019

Building Impactful Instructional Leadership Teams That Bolster Student Growth And Achievement, Jason Stamper, Shatavia Elder

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Are you a K-12 educational leader and have been searching for that high leverage initiative that will thrust your student growth and achievement to the next level? After attending this session, you will leave with a clear blueprint for establishing and maintaining a strong Instructional Leadership Team focused on the right work and equipped for unprecedented student growth and achievement.


Conversation Techniques For Difficult Parents,Teachers, Students & Administrators, Beatrice "Bea" Lewis Mar 2019

Conversation Techniques For Difficult Parents,Teachers, Students & Administrators, Beatrice "Bea" Lewis

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Conferences can be difficult when the individuals involved have challenging personalities. Attendees will be introduced to difficult student, parent, teacher/administrator personalities that can take a simple discussion into a battle of wills and non-productivity. Presentation includes indicators and strategies to use to take control of conference from beginning to conclusion with positive outcomes. This presentation is "real talk”, interactive, and entertaining and will provide ideas that can readily be applied into any school conference situation.


Choices And Consequences: A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste, Ian Elmore-Moore Mar 2019

Choices And Consequences: A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste, Ian Elmore-Moore

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Choice and Consequences: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste is a presentation that highlights the functionalities of the human brain. Through our presentation attendees will be able to identify the four main components of the human brain that control our emotions and behaviors. We will provide evaluation-based techniques to strengthen self-awareness. It is our goal that attendees will grasp scientific information of the human brain as well as learn a new skill set to improve social emotional learning and restorative practices in order to deescalate conflicts.


Learning To Listen: Engaging Students In Critical Reflection And Courageous Conversations, Christen H. Clougherty Mar 2019

Learning To Listen: Engaging Students In Critical Reflection And Courageous Conversations, Christen H. Clougherty

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How do we teach democracy when participation was historically limited, and when people are still disenfranchised by the system put in place to give them voice? A challenging part of service-learning is exposing students to the world’s imperfections and then guiding them to be change agents. Learn how to navigate this throughexamples you can take back to your classroom.


Tools And Techniques To Foster Restorative Outcomes, Louis L. Fletcher Phd, Kim Boyd Psyd Mar 2019

Tools And Techniques To Foster Restorative Outcomes, Louis L. Fletcher Phd, Kim Boyd Psyd

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Restorative practices are proactive approaches to creating a fair process and providing students with a voice in their classrooms, schools, and school district. This presentation focuses on the practical skills that are used to facilitate restorative practices. The presenters will pose scenarios and facilitate discussions to increase the attendees' ability to use restorative tools and techniques.


Being An Advocate For The Effective Integration And Education Of Refugee Children, Kate E. Crockett, Daniel Jeng Mar 2018

Being An Advocate For The Effective Integration And Education Of Refugee Children, Kate E. Crockett, Daniel Jeng

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Georgia has a growing refugee community (Division of Family and Children Services, n.d.). Successful refugee resettlement and K-12 education is dependent on school personnel understanding the emotional wellness and challenges of this population. Advocating on behalf of this population, this presentation will address the state of refugees in Georgia. Information and discussion will address the various emotional roadblocks experienced by refugees that can be an impediment to successful integration in K-12 schools. Presenters will also provide participants with available resources to address these challenges.


Bridging The Gap: Understanding Student Perspectives Of Mentally Healthy School Spaces In Alternative School Settings, Adam W. Jordan, Desmond Vaird, Allsion Reilly Mar 2018

Bridging The Gap: Understanding Student Perspectives Of Mentally Healthy School Spaces In Alternative School Settings, Adam W. Jordan, Desmond Vaird, Allsion Reilly

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This presentation, open to everyone but particularly designed for classroom teachers and school administrators, will offer the findings of a study focused on understanding alternative school students' perspectives on the components of a mentally healthy school space. Implications of the research will be shared in hopes that teachers and administrators will receive fresh ideas for innovating their classrooms and schools as more inclusive environments.


Choices And Consequences: A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste, Ian Elmore-Moore, Demecca Jones, Jalani Traxler, John Doyle, Jimez Alexander Mar 2018

Choices And Consequences: A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste, Ian Elmore-Moore, Demecca Jones, Jalani Traxler, John Doyle, Jimez Alexander

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Choices and Consequences: A Mind is a Terrible thing to Waste, is designed for school and community leaders to learn about the human brain. According to Dr. Nirav Shah, a board certified neurosurgeon, “The brain is arguably the most important organ in the human body. It controls and coordinates actions and reactions, allows us to think and feel, and enables us to have memories and feelings – all the things that make us human”. Within our presentation we will highlight the benefits or incorporating brain based instructional practices into the modern classroom. We will display our innovative brain based curriculum that ...


A Review Of Survey Data Collected On The Use Of Applied Behavior Analytic (Aba) Based Instructional Strategies By Educators In Pennsylvania Schools, Eric J. Bieniek, Mike Monfore, Matthew Erickson, Ashlea Rineer-Hershey, Richael Barger-Anderson Mar 2018

A Review Of Survey Data Collected On The Use Of Applied Behavior Analytic (Aba) Based Instructional Strategies By Educators In Pennsylvania Schools, Eric J. Bieniek, Mike Monfore, Matthew Erickson, Ashlea Rineer-Hershey, Richael Barger-Anderson

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This survey was initiated to explore the perceptions and daily practices of Applied behavior Analytic ABA) by educators supporting exceptional learners in public and private school settings in Pennsylvania. This survey explores the degree to which educators are trained, feel confident in and actually carry out a range evidenced based practices following an ABA approach. Results are also presented in regards to barriers that educators feel limit the delivery of ABA based approaches and undermine the fidelity of interventions once introduced in their professional settings.


Children Of Substance Abusing Parents, Nicole Dale Mar 2018

Children Of Substance Abusing Parents, Nicole Dale

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Target population surrounds anyone working with children who may have family or loved ones abusing substances. Addiction is a family disease and not only is the person suffering from addiction impacted but others in their life as well such as a child. According to SAMHSA, “Based on data from the combined 2009 to 2014 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health, about 1 in 8 children (8.7 million) aged 17 or younger lived in households with at least one parent who had a past year substance use disorder.” These children face different stressors than those who are in homes ...


Steering At Risk Students In The Right Direction On Life's Highway, Sheila Coats Mrs. Mar 2018

Steering At Risk Students In The Right Direction On Life's Highway, Sheila Coats Mrs.

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The commitment of the W.O.R.K.S. Program is to educate our students for life, so they can maximize their potential and the totality of their lives: academically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.


The Excel Mindset: If I Excel And You Excel Then We Excel Together, Jake Golden Iv Mar 2018

The Excel Mindset: If I Excel And You Excel Then We Excel Together, Jake Golden Iv

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Making the decision to change is the the first step towards that change. Once a leader decides that change is warranted and puts actions towards implementing that change the universe has to align with the decision. The EXCEL principles are 5 principles that if implemented consistently with drastically change the lives of your students and add vitality to your school's climate/community. This program is specifically designed for any leader who wants to EXCEL in their lives professionally and personally.


Literacy For Life: Daily Reading Effectively Promotes Success (Reps), Karen Washington, Terecia Gill Mar 2018

Literacy For Life: Daily Reading Effectively Promotes Success (Reps), Karen Washington, Terecia Gill

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Literacy is at the heart of basic education and essential for eradicating poverty, achieving equality, and ensuring that all students have the opportunity for lifelong success. Administrators, instructional coaches, and teachers will be fascinated by the simple, but effective strategy for improving the literacy skills of students at risk through authentic, highly-engaging daily “REPS” activities in every class.


Working Together: Building K-12/College Mentor Partnerships To Support Students With Learning Differences, Tammy J. Graham, Renee N. Jefferson, Koy Mai, Christopher "Gage" Russell, Ashley Cannon, Mary Taylor Mar 2018

Working Together: Building K-12/College Mentor Partnerships To Support Students With Learning Differences, Tammy J. Graham, Renee N. Jefferson, Koy Mai, Christopher "Gage" Russell, Ashley Cannon, Mary Taylor

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In an interactive discussion with audience members, presenters will share ideas for developing positive mentor-mentee partnerships between K-12 schools and colleges; discuss the impact of two recently established mentor partnerships, as well as perspectives from college student mentors and K-12 teachers of student mentees with learning differences; collaboratively examine data to discuss potential program adaptations; and provide mentoring activities that audience members can utilize.


Your True Colors, Michelle Thomas, Aleta Benson Mar 2018

Your True Colors, Michelle Thomas, Aleta Benson

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Someone’s true colors is the kind of person someone really is rather than what the person seems to be. This Powerpoint presentation that includes activities, discussion and handouts, allows the participant to examine their own inherent biases, understand and overcome them. The objective is then to use that knowledge to discover ways of creating a unified classroom by appealing to the needs and cultural inclinations of their students.


Re-Imagining Rti: Creating A Multi-Tiered Support System For At-Risk Secondary Students, Molly A. Ferryman Mar 2018

Re-Imagining Rti: Creating A Multi-Tiered Support System For At-Risk Secondary Students, Molly A. Ferryman

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This presentation will address how schools can develop and implement a successful Response to Intervention (RTI) model for Youth-At-Risk. Participants will learn how to establish buy-in for their developing RTI programs, implement a system of universal screening, incorporate research-based interventions in their Tier I and Tier 2 classrooms and use progress monitoring to ensure that students are responding successfully to intervention.


Developing Teachers’ Funds Of Knowledge Of Diverse At-Risk Adolescents Through Young Adult Literature., Paula Greathouse, Joan Kaywell Mar 2018

Developing Teachers’ Funds Of Knowledge Of Diverse At-Risk Adolescents Through Young Adult Literature., Paula Greathouse, Joan Kaywell

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If teachers want to be successful in reaching and teaching all learners, the development of funds of knowledge must continue throughout an entire teacher’s career, as classroom demographics are continually changing. In this session we spotlight the reading of YA literature to develop teachers’ funds of knowledge of diverse at-risk adolescents and how this experience can lead to culturally relevant pedagogies.


Bull's Eye - Hitting The Target For Every Student!, Dianne M. Connolly Mrs., Sara Hastings Mrs. Mar 2018

Bull's Eye - Hitting The Target For Every Student!, Dianne M. Connolly Mrs., Sara Hastings Mrs.

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Hitting the reading target for every student requires precision, skill and practice. Learn how a dedicated Professional Learning Community of teachers, support staff, administration, and specialist created a targeted Tiered Reading System for all students. Shared mission + shared responsibility = shared success. Pentucket Lake school was recognized by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Education for their extensive turnaround work and closing the achievement gap. Participants will leave this session with the tools, videos, and training to implement this targeted instruction.


Holistic Advising: A Proactive Intervention For Success, Arion Jett-Seals Mar 2018

Holistic Advising: A Proactive Intervention For Success, Arion Jett-Seals

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This session will introduce the process and effectiveness of holistic advising. We will discuss meeting the whole student, considering the student’s personal, emotional, cultural, financial, and familial issues before any can become a barrier, and negatively influence their educational success. Student support personnel, advisors, and counselors will take away a plan of action in holistic advising.


“Engaging Youth Leaders In Prevention Planning With Developmental Assets, Survey Data And Social Norming”, Joseph H. Markiewicz Mr Mar 2018

“Engaging Youth Leaders In Prevention Planning With Developmental Assets, Survey Data And Social Norming”, Joseph H. Markiewicz Mr

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PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION

Three (3) Learning Objectives:

  • To demonstrate how to engage youth (grades 6-12) in the prevention planning process through student leadership councils in the school and community domains. Also, how to engage the community and students to be actively involved in the reduction of substance abuse and other adolescent problem behaviors.
  • To demonstrate the connection between three prevention models, Communities That Care (CTC), 40 Developmental Assets, and Positive Community Social Norms. Focus will be placed on how the three prevention frameworks work together to support the Social Development Model of preventing substance abuse.
  • To share templates and other materials ...


Changing The Music: Understanding Educational Obstacles For Youth In Foster Care, Amie J. Stearns, Iyc Mar 2018

Changing The Music: Understanding Educational Obstacles For Youth In Foster Care, Amie J. Stearns, Iyc

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Due to increased tendency of children in foster care placements to perform poorly in school and to become involved with the juvenile justice system, there is a dire need for school districts to improve support systems for this vulnerable student group. This presentation may be of most interest to conference attendees as it explores the specific barriers which may hinder educational success for youth in foster care.


Contextualizing Ethiopia As A Means Of Healing The Black Identity Development Of African American Boys., Liya Endale, Miles Irving Dr. Mar 2018

Contextualizing Ethiopia As A Means Of Healing The Black Identity Development Of African American Boys., Liya Endale, Miles Irving Dr.

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This presentation is for those of us who believe that we must change the way we talk to, think about, interact with and believe in our youth of color, particularly our boys. We will discuss a recent intervention where researchers took eight African American boys aged 11-17 to Ethiopia with the objective of unlocking their potential.


National Youth-At-Risk Journal: Overview And Opportunities, Cordelia Zinskie, Dan Rea Mar 2018

National Youth-At-Risk Journal: Overview And Opportunities, Cordelia Zinskie, Dan Rea

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The National Youth-At-Risk Journal, sponsored by the College of Education at Georgia Southern University, is a publishing outlet where both researchers and practitioners can learn about and share information regarding youth placed at risk. Editors will provide an overview of the journal, highlight recent issues, and share tips on how to get published. As part of this interactive session, attendees are encouraged to ask questions and/or describe ideas regarding possible journal submissions.


Why Peer Intervention Is Viable, Cynthia L. Morton, Antoinette Dunstan, Candice Anderson, Monica Seeley Mar 2018

Why Peer Intervention Is Viable, Cynthia L. Morton, Antoinette Dunstan, Candice Anderson, Monica Seeley

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Welcome to the "Age of Indifference". Unfortunately, our culture is so busy looking at our own problems and issues that we have systematically stopped caring about others. However, if our culture would embrace a system based on collaboration and compassion, we may lessen many social and psychological issues that impact youth today.