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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.


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

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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.


Students Taking A Right Stand – Male Youth Violence Prevention Through Positive Development And Role Modeling, Katie Dight, Rolanda Patrick, Corey Graham Mar 2017

Students Taking A Right Stand – Male Youth Violence Prevention Through Positive Development And Role Modeling, Katie Dight, Rolanda Patrick, Corey Graham

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Cabarrus STARS is a comprehensive program designed to promote positive youth development for minority male youth through a combination of system-, group-, and individual-level services. Program staff will discuss the successes and challenges they experience in working with a variety of schools, students, and families. Ideal for student support staff and community-based organizations focused on adolescent health.


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

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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.


Identity And Integrity: The Conduit Of Vulnerability Between High-Risk Youth And Mentors, Thomas Peterson, Mildred Rabun Mar 2017

Identity And Integrity: The Conduit Of Vulnerability Between High-Risk Youth And Mentors, Thomas Peterson, Mildred Rabun

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Presentation will share SPARK Mentoring program’s journey of letting go of traditional behavioral models in working with youth from high-risk settings, and provide evidenced-based insight into creating a community of acceptance through a program that embraces identity and integrity as a way to connect undergraduate students and youth. This workshop is for individuals who work with youth in any capacity.


The Values Grounded Learning Environment: Developing A Positive School Culture And Student Success, Michael J. Redivo Ph.D., Lynn Coleman Mar 2017

The Values Grounded Learning Environment: Developing A Positive School Culture And Student Success, Michael J. Redivo Ph.D., Lynn Coleman

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The Values Grounded Learning Environment training provides educators with a comprehensive positive behavior management model, including basic strategies for effective limit setting and positive reinforcement. It is a user friendly model that can be implemented in a variety of educational settings and provides a framework for thoughtfully responding to student behaviors and emphasizing student and staff accountability.


Student Voice: The Beacon In Our Journey To School Improvement, Yolanda Stanislaus, Helen J. Webster, Beth W. Hester Mar 2017

Student Voice: The Beacon In Our Journey To School Improvement, Yolanda Stanislaus, Helen J. Webster, Beth W. Hester

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Is it possible to reduce the achievement gap simply by implementing effective instructional practices? Francis Scott Key Middle School in Montgomery County Maryland learned that building the cultural proficiency of teachers had to move beyond strategies. Francis Scott Key’s Student Voice Project helped both teachers and students transform their thinking about instruction, communication, and school improvement.


Experience And Enjoy Therapeutic West African Drumming, Danny S. Daniels Mar 2017

Experience And Enjoy Therapeutic West African Drumming, Danny S. Daniels

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This presentation is designed to introduce the benefits of a therapeutic West African drumming program to educators and mental health professionals. Participants will engage in a basic drumming class where they will experience the academic and socio-emotional benefits of drumming while practicing an African rhythm. How to relate American School Counselor Association (ASCA) standards as well as Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) will be explained and demonstrated by the presentation facilitators.


A Student's Perspective On Poverty And Student Behavior/Responsibility In The Classroom, Wallis B. Johnson Mar 2017

A Student's Perspective On Poverty And Student Behavior/Responsibility In The Classroom, Wallis B. Johnson

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Participants will be able to describe poverty, poverty in education, poverty in the classroom and have first hand knowledge of a student’s perspective on life in the school building. Many research studies have focused on school success in relationship with gender, ethnicity, race and culture, however, “poverty may be the most important of all student differences…” (Burney et al., 2008, p. 295).

Target audience: administrators, educators, boards of education


Some Secrets Should Be Shared: Implementing An Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Program, Meghan W. Diamon Mar 2017

Some Secrets Should Be Shared: Implementing An Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Program, Meghan W. Diamon

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Youth suicide is a preventable tragedy that can occur when children's mental health needs are unmet. Participants will discuss published research on risk factors for youth suicide, how to implement an evidence-based prevention program, and how to tackle common obstacles encountered. Participants will be prepared to mobilize school staff, parents, and community members to address the critical issues of depression awareness and suicide prevention.


The Intentional Student: Strategies To Help Students Of Low-Socioeconomic Status Succeed At Post-Secondary Institutions, Patrick L. Phillips Mar 2017

The Intentional Student: Strategies To Help Students Of Low-Socioeconomic Status Succeed At Post-Secondary Institutions, Patrick L. Phillips

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The Intentional Student: Strategies to Help Students of Low Socioeconomic Status Succeed at Post-Secondary Institutions, is structured in three phases: The Prerequisites, The Process and The Exodus. Attendees will take a journey in the same manner students navigate the college experience. (The Prerequisites)-areas that are completed and mastered before college, (The Process)-tasks and areas that are mastered while in college and (The Exodus)-areas mastered upon conclusion of college to obtain gainful employment. The target audience is educators, school counselors, mentors, therapist, and school social workers.


Developing Partnerships Across Rural, Cultural, And Intellectual Contexts To Improve Literacy And Student Achievement, Audrey Sorrells, Alexis D. Mccoy Mar 2017

Developing Partnerships Across Rural, Cultural, And Intellectual Contexts To Improve Literacy And Student Achievement, Audrey Sorrells, Alexis D. Mccoy

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The presenters will share insights gained through focus group and observational data from families living in rural Central Texas that participated in a community based literacy program, Read to the Top! Participants will learn about the collective value added through community partnerships.


Using Color, Comics, And Creativity To Cultivate Comfort For Military-Connected Kids, Kasey L. Bozeman, Sophia Rodriguez Mar 2017

Using Color, Comics, And Creativity To Cultivate Comfort For Military-Connected Kids, Kasey L. Bozeman, Sophia Rodriguez

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Since the events of Sept 11, 2001, military service members have experienced frequent war-zone deployments, causing issues of separation, anxiety, and stress in military youth. As part of a 4-H project, a high school student and military teen developed and implemented an activity that uses art to allow military-connected children to express their feelings in a safe, inclusive environment. As someone who has experienced the effects of having a parent in the military, the 4-H student worked with a licensed counselor to develop age-appropriate art activities that are engaging and fun and allow military children to share their experiences. Using ...


Teaching Sweet (Students Who Have Experienced Extreme Trauma), Mavis J. Averill Mar 2017

Teaching Sweet (Students Who Have Experienced Extreme Trauma), Mavis J. Averill

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High school youth who live in the inner city, many of First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) descent, have traditionally had struggles within school systems. Many have had a great deal of personal trauma in their lives. This presentation subscribes to the idea that the trauma they have experienced has affected them in a way, which compromises learning and causes students to be continually distracted from their classroom lessons. The presentation will illustrate how to work with these youth using trauma-informed teaching practices to support their emotional, behavioural, mental and spiritual well being.


Teen Court - Prevention Strategies That Foster Positive Youth Development For At-Risk Students, Sandra Porter-Phillips Mrs. Mar 2017

Teen Court - Prevention Strategies That Foster Positive Youth Development For At-Risk Students, Sandra Porter-Phillips Mrs.

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Teen Court is a community-based partnership that provides an alternative to traditional disciplinary action designed to increase the positive outcomes for our at-risk youth as they transition into adulthood. The ultimate goal of Teen Court is to engage at-risk students through prevention strategies that foster positive youth development in an environment that is supported by internal and external stakeholders within our community.


Massachusetts Schools Respond To Gun Violence And Opioid Abuse For Youth Experiencing Stress, Anxiety, Or Trauma, Teresa L. Sullivan M.Ed., Dympna M. Thomas Phd Mar 2017

Massachusetts Schools Respond To Gun Violence And Opioid Abuse For Youth Experiencing Stress, Anxiety, Or Trauma, Teresa L. Sullivan M.Ed., Dympna M. Thomas Phd

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  1. This workshop will demonstrate how one Massachusetts high school has responded to the seismic shift in responsibility for student behavioral health and the provision of social services to youth experiencing stress or trauma.


Teaching The Value Of Work Through School And Community Integration, Sharon Singleton, Jason Bossart Mar 2017

Teaching The Value Of Work Through School And Community Integration, Sharon Singleton, Jason Bossart

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Bonnie Brae is a 100 year old residential treatment facility for youth at-risk. Recognizing a need to implement experiential learning into our school, we have effectively collaborated and partnered with numerous community non-profit organizations for work experience. Because of this integration, our boys are prepared to successfully transition from the residential environment knowing the importance of interpersonal skills and the value of work.


Leading Students And Teachers Away From Adversity And Towards Success, Joshua Covey, Amanda Pascale, Eve Miller, Matthew Ohlson Mar 2017

Leading Students And Teachers Away From Adversity And Towards Success, Joshua Covey, Amanda Pascale, Eve Miller, Matthew Ohlson

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The Leader in Me is a whole school transformation process. It teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. The session will share best practices from the field and particpants will leave with proven strategies for increasing outcomes and creating college and career ready leaders.


Pathway To Graduation: A Summer Reading Intervention Project For Middle School Students, Mandy Strong Mar 2017

Pathway To Graduation: A Summer Reading Intervention Project For Middle School Students, Mandy Strong

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Usefulness to Practitioners

This presentation will provide an overview of a summer reading intervention program for middle school students who are struggling readers and exhibit behavioral deficits. The purpose of the program was twofold: (1) to intervene with struggling readers; (2) to use a social skills component to develop motivational skills in participants.

Attendees of the presentation can leave with an understanding of ways to implement summer interventions in an effort to enhance the academic performance of struggling students. This presentation is geared toward administrators, teachers, and university partners on ways to develop future programs to impact achievement.


Preparing For Excellence: Mentoring African American Girls To Encourage Positive Academic, Interpersonal, And Vocational Outcomes, Tera R. Reid Mar 2017

Preparing For Excellence: Mentoring African American Girls To Encourage Positive Academic, Interpersonal, And Vocational Outcomes, Tera R. Reid

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

African American girls face significant barriers to educational and personal success. Mentoring has been shown to have a positive effect among youth. This workshop will explore the interventions of a mentoring program in Georgia.

This workshop targets anyone interested in practical solutions. Participants will be empowered and engaged to learn specific strategies, interventions, and develop solutions of their own.


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

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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.


Mindfulness – Helping Address The Needs Of The Whole Child (And The Adults Who Work With Them), Debra L. Fishwick Mar 2017

Mindfulness – Helping Address The Needs Of The Whole Child (And The Adults Who Work With Them), Debra L. Fishwick

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Mindful practices may be the best way to develop social emotional well-being for your students, but how can educators integrate these practices into their school, your classroom, and within your own personal life, especially with the increased demands on academic achievement? This workshop will provide participants with simple and easy strategies to begin integrating mindful practices into their daily classroom routine as well as their personal life.


The Development Of An After-School Program For Youth Placed At-Risk: A Collaborative Approach, K. Andrew R. Richards, Victoria Shiver, Michael A. Lawson, Tania Alameda-Lawson Mar 2017

The Development Of An After-School Program For Youth Placed At-Risk: A Collaborative Approach, K. Andrew R. Richards, Victoria Shiver, Michael A. Lawson, Tania Alameda-Lawson

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Educators, program practitioners, and potential community partners may enjoy this presentation on a collaborative approach to improving the lives of youth that have been placed at-risk within and outside of a Title I elementary school’s after-school program. By combining resources, expertise, and disciplines, the program works to develop well-rounded and personally and socially responsible children through academic enrichment, sport-based youth development, and parental engagement.


Increasing Academic Engagement And Compliance With Self-Management And Social Sills Instruction, Tom J. Clees, Todd Stephens Ph.D. Mar 2017

Increasing Academic Engagement And Compliance With Self-Management And Social Sills Instruction, Tom J. Clees, Todd Stephens Ph.D.

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The implementation of Self-recording techniques and social skills instruction designed to increase engagement and compliance to teacher directions will be described. Two research studies will be presented in which students with behavioral challenges improved academic engagement and compliance.


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.

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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.


Collective Impact: The Strategies And Realities Of Implementing A ‘Shared Youth Vision’, Ken Karamichael, Larry Katz, Sara Nolan Mar 2017

Collective Impact: The Strategies And Realities Of Implementing A ‘Shared Youth Vision’, Ken Karamichael, Larry Katz, Sara Nolan

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

“Collective Impact” will demonstrate innovative approaches to partnership and funding models in urban youth programming in response to the emerging trend of collective impact funding initiatives. This workshop will highlight successful work within the Rutgers University network, with emphasis on effective strategies for fund diversity, partnership development, and tools in data collection, school enrollment, student retention and program evaluation.


Strategies And Solutions For Implementing A Distinguished Success Ambassador Program To Promote Student Achievement, Ebony L. Payno Mar 2017

Strategies And Solutions For Implementing A Distinguished Success Ambassador Program To Promote Student Achievement, Ebony L. Payno

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Are you looking for a unique program designed to enhance your school’s learning environment and academic success? Come hear this dynamic and refreshing presentation to learn how to equip your students with the tools they need to make a positive change serving as Success Ambassadors. This session will offer you a wealth of invaluable information, creative resources and practical strategies.


Sole (Self Organized Learning Environment) Time!, Hope Fuss Mar 2017

Sole (Self Organized Learning Environment) Time!, Hope Fuss

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Welcome to SOLE Time! Imagine how your student’s perception of school would change if they were able to end each day choosing topics and creating amazing learning experiences with peers. SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment) Time can improve student motivation and achievement levels in your classroom/school. The presenter will show how she took her elementary school through the implementation process of SOLE Time. Participants will leave with an overview of SOLE Time, implementation timelines, possible school schedules, and an online unit where they can begin their own SOLE journey and collaborate with colleagues.


Teaching And Modeling Social Justice In University Teacher Education Programs And The Communities They Serve, Bryan P. Gillis Mar 2017

Teaching And Modeling Social Justice In University Teacher Education Programs And The Communities They Serve, Bryan P. Gillis

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The presentation will engage participants in discussion describing how a university teacher education program and the schools it serves collaborates through community partnerships to teach and model action for social justice. Research, instructional strategies, and practical examples will demonstrate ways to advocate for the inclusion of social justice in classrooms.