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College Perspectives and Issues
Web-based Event
March 20, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
“College Perspectives and Issues,” the fourth in a series of six “Think College!” webinars, will provide information from a postsecondary perspective that will assist professionals, individuals with disabilities and their families in creating a good fit between the goals of young adults with intellectual disabilities and those of postsecondary education institutions. Special attention will be given to common practical challenges and supports that are part of postsecondary education environments.

Global Youth Justice Training Institute
Workshops
March 13, 2013 - April 11, 2013
Denver, CO
The partnership for Families & Children and its National Center for School Engagement are offering a series of training workshops in the professional development series, in Denver CO. The workshops are designed for nonprofit professionals, teachers, and school administrators and will focus on nonprofit development, program evaluation, and school engagement. Full- and half-day sessions are available individually or as an entire track. Information on tracks, individual topics, and schedule are available at the website.

Supporting the Vocational and Social Development of Youth and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities
Web-based Event
March 13, 2013
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   (Central)
The International Dyslexia Association, Upper Midwest Branch Webinar: Supporting the Vocational and Social Development of Youth and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities will discuss issues young people face when they leave secondary school and face college or the work world. A young person with dyslexia or other learning disabilities in leaving the secondary school system needs to have strategies in place to alleviate the effects of their disability in vocational and social settings. This webinar will describe some of these strategies and present some resources families and individuals can access to support this transition. Topics covered include strengths-based development, accommodations, disclosure, and community resources that support young adults.

Creating Healthy Environments: Supporting the Mental Health of Youth in Confinement Facilities
Web-based Event
March 13, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) will present “Creating Healthy Environments: Supporting the Mental Health of Youth in Confinement Facilities,” the fourth in the NC4YC series on improving conditions of confinement. It will highlight the impact of practices to improve conditions and offer a promising alternative for a safer and more effective approach to providing mental health services in a proactive and responsive environment.

Professional Learning Communities and the Common Core: Putting Data to Work for You
Web-based Event
March 13, 2013
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
With the transition to Common Core State Standards, more is expected of educators than ever before. This webinar will introduce participants to strategies for using data to inform daily practice and help educators better prepare every student for success in 2015. Attendees will learn about key findings and best practices from the first year of a collaborative Professional Learning Community (PLC) program designed to build educator capacity using data. The Delaware Department of Education will share insights into their program that contributed to a 16-20% increase in the number of students who scored “proficient” on state tests.

Road Maps to Common Core Success
Forum
March 11, 2013
Indianapolis, IN
“Road Maps to Common Core Success,” an Education Week Leadership Forum, will be held twice, in Indianapolis, IN, March 11, 2013; and White Plains, NY, March 21, 2013. Each will be a daylong event, with state and district leaders and education experts sharing their common core implementation experiences, and new ideas on curricula, teacher training, and assessment. Deadline for reduced-rate early bird registration: January 9, 2013.

Ready by 21 National Meeting
Conference
March 11, 2013 - March 13, 2013
Atlanta, GA
The Forum for Youth Investment will offer a Ready by 21 Institute National Meeting in Atlanta GA, March 11-13, 2013. The Institute will explain the research behind Ready by 21, and the tools and resources for stakeholders to put its concepts for broad partnerships, ambitious goals, data collection, and bold strategies into action to improve children and youth’s readiness to succeed as adults. Information on new ideas, tools, partnerships and ways to strengthen networks will be featured.

Check & Connect Overview
Web-based Event
March 5, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Central)
This webinar will introduce participants to the research-based Check & Connect model, a comprehensive intervention to enhance student engagement at school and with learning for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12, through relationship building, problem solving and capacity building, and persistence. It will include a Q&A section. The webinar is limited to 20 registered computers; however, several participants may view from any registered computer. Deadline for registration: February 22, 2013.

Moving to Mastery: A National Policy Forum on Competency-Based Education
Forum
March 1, 2013
Washington, DC
“Using Competency Education to Improve Student Outcomes” is one of a series of Capitol Hill forums hosted by the American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF). States and school districts around the country are beginning to challenge the time-based educational system that has been in place for decades by moving to a competency education approach, using flexibility in awarding credit. The reasons for moving away from the restrictions of a time-based system include: ensuring that all students succeed in building college and career readiness, consistent with the Common Core of world class knowledge and skills; taking advantage of the extraordinary technological advances in online learning for personalization, allowing students to learn at their own pace, any time and everywhere; and providing greater flexibility for students who might not otherwise graduate from high school. This forum, cosponsored by CompetencyWorks and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, will showcase state and district efforts to implement and expand competency education.

Making Careers Happen: Transition and Career Development for Secondary Education Youth with Disabilities in the 21st Century
Web Conference
February 27, 2013 - March 1, 2013
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM   (Eastern)
Cornell University’s Employment and Disability Institute at the ILR School will present an interactive web conference, “Making Careers Happen: Transition and Career Development for Secondary Education Youth with Disabilities in the 21st Century,” in three sessions, February 27-March 1, 2013. Participants will learn about effective career development and transition practices for youth with disabilities, and how school-agency collaborations can deliver these practices from leadership, consumer, financial, and practical perspectives. The three sessions, each held 3:00-5:00 pm Eastern, are: “Individualized Career Planning and Program Development,” February 27, on effective secondary transition practices; “Leadership and Diverse Funding of Person-Centered Career Development,” February 28, on creating the capacity to deliver high-quality transition and career development curricula and services through individualized, student-centered planning and resource development; and “Ticket-to-Work: Build and Sustain Careers with Youth and Their Families,” March 1, on achieving funding for their transition programs through the Social Security Administration's Ticket-to-Work Program. This Web Event has been made possible by contributions from The Children’s Guild Foundation, Inc., of Buffalo, NY.

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