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National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

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Flip The Prison: Using A Holistic, Interdisciplinary Approach To Transform Closed Prisons And Adjudicated Youth, Debby Hanmer, Noran Sanford, Jason Hutchens, Michael Menefee Mar 2015

Flip The Prison: Using A Holistic, Interdisciplinary Approach To Transform Closed Prisons And Adjudicated Youth, Debby Hanmer, Noran Sanford, Jason Hutchens, Michael Menefee

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Flip the Prison: Is a collective Impact Model for transforming closed prisons into farms and educational centers utilizing mental health therapy, youth focused, sustainable agricultural entrepreneurship and service learning to stabilize adjudicated youth in the community. Of interest to educators, mental health clinicians, veterans, community leaders, clergy and entrepreneurs.


Building A Culture Of Hope For At-Risk Students, Emily Louise Gibson, Robert D. Barr Mar 2015

Building A Culture Of Hope For At-Risk Students, Emily Louise Gibson, Robert D. Barr

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Presenters will share research on the school culture differences found between high-performing and low-performing high-poverty schools. Participants will learn about A Culture of Hope and the four Seeds of Hope. After learning explicit steps and strategies for collecting and using survey data, participants will practice using surveys to assess components of school culture, and develop additional survey questions relevant to individual circumstances.


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

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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.


Meeting The Needs Of All Children In A Knowledge And Technological Rich World, Steven W. Edwards Mar 2015

Meeting The Needs Of All Children In A Knowledge And Technological Rich World, Steven W. Edwards

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The world is changing at a rapid pace and our schools must adapt to keep pace with these changes. This session will focus on the learning environment that needs to be in place to meet the academic, social, and behavioral needs of all children in the 21st Century school setting. Participants will leave with concepts and skills that they can immediately implement in their setting.


"Hide And Seek": Positioning The Hidden Curriculum To Lead To Service, Equity, Expectations And Knowledge, Keith L. Brown Mar 2015

"Hide And Seek": Positioning The Hidden Curriculum To Lead To Service, Equity, Expectations And Knowledge, Keith L. Brown

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In this engaging hands-on presentation, Keith L. Brown, challenges the paradigm as it relates to the widely known and accepted idea of the “Hidden Curriculum,” which in essence refers to the unwritten, unofficial and often unintended lessons, values and perspectives that students of color in particular and many others in general learn in school. Using group collaboration and team building, Keith illustrates how the physical, mental, emotional and cultural make-up of individuals can be altered to close not only the “achievement gap” but the “ambition gap” as well. He also presents real life examples to further highlight why youth advocates ...


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

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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.


Partner For Proven Results: A Model Partnership Impacting Academic Achievement And Post-Secondary Going, Rebecca A. Schumacher, Carolyn Stone Mar 2015

Partner For Proven Results: A Model Partnership Impacting Academic Achievement And Post-Secondary Going, Rebecca A. Schumacher, Carolyn Stone

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A 16 year partnership of a large urban school district and a graduate school counseling preparation program presents how this partnership resulted in higher grade point averages and increased college going rates of first generation, low-income students and, impacted graduate students to emphasize college/career readiness as practicing school counselors.Targeted audience: universities, district level administrators, counselor educators, school counselors.


"My Brain Doesn't Work Like That" Creating Success With Non-Traditional (And Traditional) Learners By Accommodating Learning, Jane Bluestein Mar 2015

"My Brain Doesn't Work Like That" Creating Success With Non-Traditional (And Traditional) Learners By Accommodating Learning, Jane Bluestein

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So many of the kids we identify as “at risk” have learning preferences and needs that may not be an ideal match for the way they are being taught or how they are expected to learn. For adults whose learning styles are somewhat more traditional, it can be hard to understand kids who actually learn and perform better when their preferences look very different from our own. Trying to force kids into a picture of learning or attending that is unnatural for them can create stress for them, result in behaviors that create stress for us, and ultimately interfere with ...


Meeting The Needs Of All Children In A Knowledge And Technological Rich World, Steven W. Edwards Mar 2015

Meeting The Needs Of All Children In A Knowledge And Technological Rich World, Steven W. Edwards

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The world is changing at a rapid pace and our schools must adapt to keep pace with these changes. This session will focus on the learning environment that needs to be in place to meet the academic, social and behavioral needs of all children in the 21st Century school setting. Participants will leave with concepts and skills that they can immediately implement in their setting.


Cultural Transformation Of Schools With Challenging Environments And At-Risk Populations, Sheril Morgan Mrs., Madison Tomlinson Mr. Mar 2015

Cultural Transformation Of Schools With Challenging Environments And At-Risk Populations, Sheril Morgan Mrs., Madison Tomlinson Mr.

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Learn how any school (k-12) can use the Character Education Partnership’s (CEP) 11 Principles of Effective Character Education to transform culture resulting in increased attendance and academic achievement with decreased behavioral problems. Attendees will hear how specific high-risk schools decreased bullying, increased morale, and impacted their communities through the development of a school Touchstone, service learning, and advocate families.


Educating The Whole Family: Expanding Education Through A Multi-Generational Learning Environment In Socioeconomic Disadvantaged Communities, Hannah E. Adams Mar 2015

Educating The Whole Family: Expanding Education Through A Multi-Generational Learning Environment In Socioeconomic Disadvantaged Communities, Hannah E. Adams

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Educators learn to implement a higher level of learning within lower-economic African American communities by creating a multi-generation educational team to support student’s progress through school. Educators use practical application to define learning and support roles within the family including defining school responsibility and expectations, defining an educational support system for the student, as well as aligning community mentors both within the family and within the community to provide the educational guidance necessary for youth to reach educational success.


The "Core" Of The Matter: Creating A Community For Making Common Core State Standards Work, Jane Bluestein Mar 2015

The "Core" Of The Matter: Creating A Community For Making Common Core State Standards Work, Jane Bluestein

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This program examines the ingredients of a classroom environment conducive to effectively meeting the demands of the CCSS initiatives, including classroom management policies, relationships, and interactions, instructional strategies, and ways of reaching a wide range of students across the depth and breadth of the curriculum. We’ll see how various policies and practices can impact the emotional climate of a classroom or school and address relationship and safety issues—as well as the social and emotional needs of students—with regard to instruction, motivation, and discipline. The program offers dozens of practical and effective strategies to prevent failure and resistance ...


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.

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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

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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.


Mastery Learning For 9th Grade Mathematics: Can The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Close The Achievement Gap?, Rhonda Jeffries, Hope Reed Mar 2015

Mastery Learning For 9th Grade Mathematics: Can The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Close The Achievement Gap?, Rhonda Jeffries, Hope Reed

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This presentation critiques educational tracking as a default system of grouping that perpetuates inequities particularly for students most likely to experience challenges with academic achievement (Rubin & Noguera, 2004). The research explores the mastery learning method in 9th grade Algebra I CP to improve achievement for students who enter high school without Pre-Algebra skills.


At-Risk Students Score With Goal, Chris Ice, Mario Zavala Mar 2015

At-Risk Students Score With Goal, Chris Ice, Mario Zavala

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Demographic projections predict that by the year 2050, two-thirds of public school children in Texas will be Hispanic. Embedded in this statistic are challenges including income, language, culture, and politics. GOAL is a proactive approach serving the needs of this growing community. Like other industries, education requires custom service for its constituents. GOAL is an exemplar of such service.


Character, Discipline, And 7 Smart Things Parents Do To Help Their Children Succeed In School., Michael H. Popkin Mar 2015

Character, Discipline, And 7 Smart Things Parents Do To Help Their Children Succeed In School., Michael H. Popkin

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Does your parenting education program teach parents concrete skills for building character, positive behavior, AND academic achievement in their children? Learn how to integrate these three vital areas into what you are currently doing, or how to find or create a program from the beginning. This session will combine brief video vignettes, discussion, and experiential activity to demonstrate how current best practices in parent education can make a difference in multiple areas at once.


Avoiding Juvenile Actions For Youth At Risk, Wanda L. Ward J. D. Mar 2015

Avoiding Juvenile Actions For Youth At Risk, Wanda L. Ward J. D.

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Targeted Audience: Classroom Teachers, School Administrators, Counselors, Social Workers, Behavior Specialists, & Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO)

Brief Description: In this session participants will learn strategies that build trust and mutual respect necessary to establish and maintain positive school and community participation for students who may be at risk of dropping out of school and being caught up in the juvenile court system. Participants will learn techniques that can be used immediately for improving student’s attitudes and behavior.


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

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

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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

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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.


Seven Steps To Engaging At-Risk Students With Text, Jelani Jabari Ph.D. Mar 2015

Seven Steps To Engaging At-Risk Students With Text, Jelani Jabari Ph.D.

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Diminishing student engagement with text remains a colossal challenge with children at-risk. In this highly interactive session, participants will explore a seven-step process for engaging students with text as well as techniques for presenting highly engaging literacy lessons. Attendees will walk away with names, reading level, descriptions (and actual samples) of several engaging texts.


Mentor Partnerships Between Colleges And K-12 Schools: Perspectives From College Students Who Mentor, Tammy J. Graham, Ra'shaud Graham, Traceel Andrews, James Mcmanus, Matthew Harris Mar 2015

Mentor Partnerships Between Colleges And K-12 Schools: Perspectives From College Students Who Mentor, Tammy J. Graham, Ra'shaud Graham, Traceel Andrews, James Mcmanus, Matthew Harris

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This interactive presentation will focus on ideas for building mentor partnerships between colleges and K-12 schools. Additionally, college students who serve as mentors will present tips for establishing positive rapport, serving as constructive role models, and fostering trusting relationships with mentees. Target audience members include K-12 faculty members, college students, and college faculty members.


Parents And Teens Training Together: A Powerful Force For Risk-Prevention, Michael H. Popkin Mar 2015

Parents And Teens Training Together: A Powerful Force For Risk-Prevention, Michael H. Popkin

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This poster session will focus on research demonstrating how a program combining parent education and teen life skills training can make a significant difference in preparing middle school teens to face the challenges of drugs, sexuality, and violence they will likely encounter as they continue to mature.


Transformational Leadership For Access, Engagement, And Empowerment, Chris Colgren Mar 2015

Transformational Leadership For Access, Engagement, And Empowerment, Chris Colgren

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Closing achievement gaps requires schools to provide all students with equitable opportunities to learn. It is necessary to increase students’ access to rigorous curricula and quality instruction, engage all learners both cognitively and affectively, and acknowledge the unique talents and cultural knowledge that all children possess. This session is designed to help educators address the challenge of eliminating achievement gaps.


Adhd: Maladaptive Disorder Or Evolutionary Adaptation, Jeremiah Hopes Mar 2015

Adhd: Maladaptive Disorder Or Evolutionary Adaptation, Jeremiah Hopes

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder influences disruptive behavior, school suspensions, and at times, even criminal behavior. Despite its maladaptive nature, evolutionary psychology introduces the possibility that ADHD once served a purpose to humanity. This presentation will examine research that presents the symptoms of ADHD as adaptive rather than maladaptive, analyze the implications of viewing inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity as strengths, and discuss how parents, teachers, helping professionals, school administrators, and physicians can use this information to assist children impacted by ADHD.


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

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

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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

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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 ...


Grief And At-Risk Behavior: A Look At The Effectiveness Of Grief Counseling Groups For Adolescents In Public Schools, Kiana Battle Mar 2015

Grief And At-Risk Behavior: A Look At The Effectiveness Of Grief Counseling Groups For Adolescents In Public Schools, Kiana Battle

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Brief Description: This presentation will explore the affects that grief has on adolescents, including at–risk behaviors, identity confusion, issues of self-worth, and many more. The presentation will illustrate the positive impact that grief counseling groups have among adolescents (with a special focus in the public school environment). Barriers that hinder the effective delivery of group counseling within the public school arena will also be addressed (such barriers are amount of time in the school day, student caseload, and administrative support). This presentation will also address the critical role that school social workers play, in effectively providing group counseling interventions ...


It Takes A Community: On-Time Graduation For At-Risk Youth, Sheila L. Gray, Danielle A. Craig Mar 2015

It Takes A Community: On-Time Graduation For At-Risk Youth, Sheila L. Gray, Danielle A. Craig

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Cultivating Youth is an at-risk student community agency and organization collaboration that provides opportunities to 1) attend leadership training and college level classes, 2) retrieve and receive duel credits to achieve graduation, and 3) directly apply learned life-skills and workforce preparation to applied experiences while building self- esteem.

It is a full circle approach to improve quality of life.


Count Yourself In:Encouraging Students To Take The 180-Day Challenge, Takeysha Ray, Curlandra Lightfoot-Smith Mar 2015

Count Yourself In:Encouraging Students To Take The 180-Day Challenge, Takeysha Ray, Curlandra Lightfoot-Smith

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In this presentation, participants will focus on the importance of a holistic approach addressing chronic absenteeism in schools. Participants are provided with tools to take to their district and community helping bring awareness to regular, punctual school attendance. We will provide exciting, hands-on, interactive experiences on initiatives and creative strategies addressing truancy.