Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Articles 1 - 30 of 34

Full-Text Articles in Education

The After School Escape Room: Providing Engaging Activities For All Students, Sharon H. Walters, Pam Leinberger, Lindsey Moore Mar 2019

The After School Escape Room: Providing Engaging Activities For All Students, Sharon H. Walters, Pam Leinberger, Lindsey Moore

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The presenters will demonstrate through a hands-on, "escape room" experience how STEM activities can be incorporated in an after school program activity to support learning in a diverse setting while incorporating the needs of all students. Come escape with us!


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

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

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

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.


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

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

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.


Franklincovey Leader In Me Program: The Impact On Title 1 Students - A Positive Social Climate For All Children And Youth, Ronny Green, Paula Tench, Lantry Brockmeier, William Truby, Rudo Tsemunhu, Kathy Nobles Mar 2018

Franklincovey Leader In Me Program: The Impact On Title 1 Students - A Positive Social Climate For All Children And Youth, Ronny Green, Paula Tench, Lantry Brockmeier, William Truby, Rudo Tsemunhu, Kathy Nobles

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Brief Description:

What was the impact on Title 1 students when the FranklinCovey Leader in Me Program was implemented to foster a positive social climate for all children and youth in a North Georgia school?


Literacy-Based Action Research: Strategies For Improving Student Achievement, Anne Katz Ph.D., Deborah Jaudon, Danielle Russell, Jennifer Formby Mar 2018

Literacy-Based Action Research: Strategies For Improving Student Achievement, Anne Katz Ph.D., Deborah Jaudon, Danielle Russell, Jennifer Formby

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The presentation will highlight literacy-based action research projects by three Reading Specialist M.Ed. graduate students. The topics of enhancing struggling readers’ vocabulary development using technology; effects of technology during summer school on student promotion; as well as infusion of dialogue and metacognitive strategies to promote self-efficacy and early reading success were explored. Tools for attendees to implement the process of action research in their own classroom will be outlined.


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

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

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.


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

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

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.


Building A Better Risk Prevention Model, Steven Hornyak Mar 2018

Building A Better Risk Prevention Model, Steven Hornyak

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This presentation chronicles the work of Houston County Schools in developing a risk prevention model built on more than ten years of longitudinal student data. In its second year of implementation, Houston At-Risk Profiles (HARP), has proven effective in identifying those students most in need of support and linking them to interventions and supports that lead to improved outcomes and significantly reduces the risk of failure.


"New Outlets: Plugging In Makes A Difference", Cary E. Holman Mr., Jennifer Kinsman Mrs. Mar 2018

"New Outlets: Plugging In Makes A Difference", Cary E. Holman Mr., Jennifer Kinsman Mrs.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Students need and want to be heard and valued. It is extremely important for schools to be creative when choosing initiatives. Initiatives or any program implementation must be interesting and relevant to the diverse populations of students and their needs. It's time for schools to "Plug In." "New Outlets" are a Must. This workshop will provide educators with tools and strategies to use to build and sustain effective programs while working with Youth-At-Risk.


Trust Building Tools For Talking With Youth During Times Of Conflict, Bonnie C. Springer, Andrea Crist Mar 2018

Trust Building Tools For Talking With Youth During Times Of Conflict, Bonnie C. Springer, Andrea Crist

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This presentation will provide tools and strategies for turning crisis into opportunity. The skills of Life Space Crisis Intervention provide helping adults faced with the extreme behavior of youth during times of crisis strategies which build trust and connections in meaningful and healing ways; turning crisis into opportunity for at risk youth to develop social responsibility and grow emotionally


Reviving Realistic Dreams …..What A High School Diploma Does For Youth At Risk, Patti Huffman, Mary Ashby Mar 2018

Reviving Realistic Dreams …..What A High School Diploma Does For Youth At Risk, Patti Huffman, Mary Ashby

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This non-traditional high school empowers youth at risk to earn their high school diploma. The major objective is graduating cohorts on time with preparedness for college/career. By fostering a sense of belonging, safety, success, self-worth, and hope, “can’t” is transformed into “can” as students realize their dreams.

“Excellence In All We Do”

Target audience: administrators, superintendents, high school teachers/graduation coaches


Engaging Students Through Instructional Games, Reginald Carruth Mar 2018

Engaging Students Through Instructional Games, Reginald Carruth

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Teachers will be given creative tips and tools to learn how to engage youth-at-risk through instructional games. Students will enjoy exploring hands-on activities that take from everyday games and lessons by fusing and transforming them into meaningful collaborative grouping exercises.


Growth Mindset –The Answer To “Why Do I Need To Know This?”, Carmen D. Long Mar 2017

Growth Mindset –The Answer To “Why Do I Need To Know This?”, Carmen D. Long

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Students deserve a meaningful answer to the question “Why do I need to know this?” They are often given empty reasons like, “we must review the standards based curriculum” or “it is on the test”. These answers are not motivating to any students. We will discuss practical strategies to encourage Growth Mindset approach to difficult life experiences and academic challenges.


Confessions Of A Recovering Disciplinarian, Craig Lockhart Mar 2017

Confessions Of A Recovering Disciplinarian, Craig Lockhart

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This presentation discusses, exposes, and confronts how student achievement is negatively impacted by poor school culture and climate. Discipline practices will be reviewed, and methods for establishing and sustaining a viable school-wide behavior management plan will be provided. This presentation equips the audience with the strategies to improve conditions in schools wishing to move to a better state of performance.


Content Matters--Teaching "The Case For Reparations," 9-12, Tamara Jaffe-Notier, Carol Friedman Mar 2017

Content Matters--Teaching "The Case For Reparations," 9-12, Tamara Jaffe-Notier, Carol Friedman

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

We offer specific materials and plans for teaching the structure and content of Ta-Nehisi Coates' persuasive essay, "The Case for Reparations," and building trustworthy relationships with and among students. By participating in this interactive session, you will practice teaching five specific high school appropriate lessons addressing requisite knowledge and skills for studying this essay, from real estate redlining to building academic vocabulary for rhetorical analysis.


Beyond Black And White: Infusing Restorative Practices Into Student Discipline, Louis L. Fletcher Phd, Peter Hilts Mar 2017

Beyond Black And White: Infusing Restorative Practices Into Student Discipline, Louis L. Fletcher Phd, Peter Hilts

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

As a reaction to school violence, zero-tolerance became the rule in many school districts. The latter practice silenced student voices and institutionalized the overrepresentation of minority students in discipline situations. An over-reliance on punishment has not significantly changed behavior; therefore, it is time to explore proactively using restorative practices to allow students to value the reasons behind rules instead of simply complying to avoid punishment.


Crafting Academic Conversations To Engage Today’S Learner, Latina T. Robinson Mrs. Mar 2017

Crafting Academic Conversations To Engage Today’S Learner, Latina T. Robinson Mrs.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Engaging today’s 21st century learner in academic language empowers students to tackle complex tasks. This presentation shares innovative approaches to building academic language for all students in order to improve academic success. Utilizing routines to maximize efficiency, participants receive a host of strategies that increase student interaction and purposeful talk through engaging vocabulary activities. Highly interactive, this is perfect for elementary to middle school educators.


Where The Rubber Meets The Road: Supporting Classroom Behavior Using The Pbis Three-Tiered Logic, Shauna F. King Mar 2016

Where The Rubber Meets The Road: Supporting Classroom Behavior Using The Pbis Three-Tiered Logic, Shauna F. King

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This interactive workshop will connect the PBIS three tiered approach to managing and motivating student behavior in the classroom. Educators will recognize the importance of identifying the function of student behavior as well as role play hands on strategies for motivating student behavior, creating appropriate consequences and avoiding student power struggles.


Integrating Teaching Literature And Writing, John J. Hobe Mar 2016

Integrating Teaching Literature And Writing, John J. Hobe

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Brief Description: Come and learn how we can better understand each other through reading and writing about literature. Participants will see demonstrated and participate in integrated literature and writing lessons for all age students. They will receive references and lessons for integrating literature and writing lessons. Participants will discuss teaching literature and writing in schools.


Bridging The Gap Between School And The Street, Jim C. Taylor Mr. Mar 2016

Bridging The Gap Between School And The Street, Jim C. Taylor Mr.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Existing within every society are various cultures and sub-cultures. This presentation examines the results when the classroom culture comes in to contact with the street culture. We will review existing practices designed to address these educational issues both in and out of the classroom and what are possible solutions that can maximize successful student education.


Jack's Brain, Jill's Brain: Why Gender Differences Matter, Shauna F. King Mar 2016

Jack's Brain, Jill's Brain: Why Gender Differences Matter, Shauna F. King

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This workshop introduces participants to the rapidly emerging research on how the brains of females and males are developmentally, structurally and functionally different. Based on these differences, participants will learn academic approaches customized to the distinctly different learning styles of girls and boys.


Building Successful Academic And Behavioral Programs For At-Risk Youth: Low And No Cost Options, Jeannette Hallam Mar 2016

Building Successful Academic And Behavioral Programs For At-Risk Youth: Low And No Cost Options, Jeannette Hallam

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

In order to effectively educate all students and make progress in closing the achievement gap, we must look at two areas for school improvement: positive relationships, and school policies and procedures. Participants in this group will walk away with strategies for building positive relationships, reducing the drop-out rate, and assisting students in meeting their goals. Participants will also learn how to evaluate current policies and procedures that may be restricting student growth or achievement through data awareness.


Using Ipads And Video-Based Instruction To Teach Algebra To High School Students With Disabilities, Elias Clinton, Tom J. Clees Mar 2016

Using Ipads And Video-Based Instruction To Teach Algebra To High School Students With Disabilities, Elias Clinton, Tom J. Clees

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This presentation targets a study in which four high school students with disabilities were taught to solve algebraic equations using iPads and video-based instruction. All students showed immediate increases in accurate responding following the introduction of the video-based intervention. This presentation provides practitioners with a flexible technology-based intervention for students with disabilities in need of grade-level academic instruction. The intervention could be used across a variety of subjects and academic tasks.


Rigor Demystified, Now What?: Applying & Aligning Webb’S Depth Of Knowledge To Literacy & Math Instruction., Barbara Serianni, Kelly Brooksher Mar 2016

Rigor Demystified, Now What?: Applying & Aligning Webb’S Depth Of Knowledge To Literacy & Math Instruction., Barbara Serianni, Kelly Brooksher

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

After exploring the four levels of cognitive rigor in Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and the alignment to the Common Core. Participants will further engage in hands-on activities designed to model the application of DOK in the content areas of literacy and mathematics to improve instructional alignment, increase student engagement, and ensure appropriate rigor in classroom activities and assessment.


The Georgia State University Early College Program: A Practice In Student Success Relevance, Tene Davis, Kalisha Woods, Cedrick Dortch, Chloe Jackson Mar 2015

The Georgia State University Early College Program: A Practice In Student Success Relevance, Tene Davis, Kalisha Woods, Cedrick Dortch, Chloe Jackson

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The session will present specific programmatic strategies implemented within the Georgia State University Early College program that have successfully produced over 600 attendees and graduates of the program since 2007. The session will demonstrate the effective partnership between secondary and post-secondary educational entities that has resulted in a 99% high school graduation and an 87% college attendance rate.


Achieving The Gold Standard: How Exceptional Customer Service Creates Family Friendly Schools, Katy Gunter, Pam Pajerski, Natalie Sanfilippo, Jennifer Williams, Todd Smith, Daisy Tremps Mar 2015

Achieving The Gold Standard: How Exceptional Customer Service Creates Family Friendly Schools, Katy Gunter, Pam Pajerski, Natalie Sanfilippo, Jennifer Williams, Todd Smith, Daisy Tremps

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Cumming ES was one of four schools to be awarded Georgia’s Family Friendly Schools-Partnership Award in 2014. After partnering with the Ritz Carlton Buckhead, our beliefs of the importance of customer service have been further enhanced. Learn how to incorporate the “Gold Standard” in your school by engaging parents with exciting events and motivating them to attend with small incentives.


When All Hope Is Gone, Trust Then Believe: “At Risk” Or “At Potential"?, Erica C. Pooler, Barbara Kirby-Bentley Dr. Mar 2015

When All Hope Is Gone, Trust Then Believe: “At Risk” Or “At Potential"?, Erica C. Pooler, Barbara Kirby-Bentley Dr.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The Cards of Life, when all hope is gone; trust then believe forces educators to view students differently. The notion that we can’t teach students until we truly begin to know them and they begin to trust us is challenged. The fact that our actions have to align with our words and meaningful conversations and relationships must be established in the classroom. At Risk or At Potential? Every school across the nation have students that struggle, academically, socially or behaviorally. There are a variety of reasons as to why? We can no longer ignore these students and pad the ...


Table Talk: Empowering Alive Conversations, Jeanine Judd, Beverly Anne Richardson Mar 2015

Table Talk: Empowering Alive Conversations, Jeanine Judd, Beverly Anne Richardson

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Are the skills of conversation becoming lost in today's fast-paced and technology-enhanced world? Table Talk is an instructional framework created to teach elementary students how to communicate and collaborate effectively. Just as technology's ubiquitousness and society's rapidness have sustained, Table Talk seeks to empower students to overcome barriers to successful and productive adult lives.


H. O. N. E. S. T. Teaching, Jamie Vancleve, Sharon Petteys Mar 2015

H. O. N. E. S. T. Teaching, Jamie Vancleve, Sharon Petteys

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

It’s time to get real with HONEST Teaching.

This frank approach takes the excuses out of the classroom and places the focus back on learning. Teachers, counselors, or support staff that work with children of any socio-economics or learning abilities can benefit from HONEST Teaching.


Utilizing University – Community Partnerships To Promote Academic Success In The Mathematics, Jill M. Drake, Laura H. Smith Mar 2015

Utilizing University – Community Partnerships To Promote Academic Success In The Mathematics, Jill M. Drake, Laura H. Smith

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The presentation will share how one university developed an innovative tutoring program that allows university teacher candidates to earn course credit while providing low or no cost tutoring to children who are at-risk and underachieving in mathematics. Program templates and recommendations for replicating will be shared. Any professional engaged in partnerships that support children who underachieve in mathematics should attend.