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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD): What You Need to Know to Help Your Clients
Web-based Event
June 12, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM   (Eastern)
The American Bar Association (ABA) will host a webinar, “Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD): What You Need to Know to Help Your Clients,” on June 12, 2012. Children and youth within the justice system are disproportionately affected by FASD, with ramifications for a variety of cases including delinquency, abuse and neglect, and education. This Webinar will help lawyers recognize individuals with FASD, especially those with IQ's above 70. Speakers will discuss how courts should treat individuals with FASD, the services they should receive, and the accommodations that courts should provide.

College and Career Readiness and Linked Learning
Web-based Event
June 5, 2012 - June 26, 2012
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM   (Eastern)
The Alliance for Excellent Education and the National High School Center in June will host weekly web meetings on college and career readiness. The June 5 web meeting will be on “The Complexity of College and Career Readiness,” to discuss challenges and strategies for addressing the increasingly complex landscape of college and career readiness. Deadline for registration: June 1, 2012. The June 12 session will focus on “Linked Learning,” a transformative approach for secondary education that integrates academic and technical curriculum through project- and work-based learning opportunities in small, career-themed pathways to increase student motivation, engagement, and achievement. Deadline for registration: June 8, 2012. The June 19 session will focus on “College and Career Readiness and Students with Disabilities” and will discuss challenges in actualizing college and career readiness for students with disabilities and suggest ways states and districts can develop frameworks addressing the needs and goals of all students. Deadline for registration: June 15, 2012. The June 26 session will focus on “Aligning Resources, Structures and Supports for Actualizing College and Career Readiness,” on the importance of aligning college and career readiness initiatives, such as the common core and career technical education standards and funding streams like Title I and Perkins with school structural changes such as expanded learning time and career academies. Deadline for registration: June 22, 2012.

2012 National Transition Conference: College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities
Conference
May 30, 2012 - June 1, 2012
Washington, DC
The National Transition Conference: College and Careers for Youth with Disabilities will provide a forum for developing an action agenda, bring together partners in the transition community to exchange ideas and approaches, share knowledge gained from policy implementation, discuss transition practices and research findings, and promote the development of networks and relationships. It will bring together youth and young adults, family members/advocates/caregivers, educators, vocational rehabilitation professionals, employment and training professionals, researchers, state and federal officials, leaders in the transition community, disability service staff, student development personnel, and behavioral health professionals.

The Three Ts: Using Technology to Change the Use of Time in Teaching
Web-based Event
May 24, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
The Alliance for Excellent Education will host a webinar on “The Three Ts: Using Technology to Change the Use of Time in Teaching,” featuring educators who have seen technology change the use of time in teaching. They will discuss how a “flipped classroom” can make a difference for student learning, how being an online teacher can keeps the teacher busy 24/7, how many afterschool programs are turning to technology to increase student engagement and outcomes, what some of the unexpected results are; and a wide range of ways that time can be examined differently and how digital tools can facilitate that process.

Got Transition Radio Show Episode 9: Health Care Transition and Youth Leadership – Can One Lead to Another?
Web-based Event
May 23, 2012
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
On “Health Care Transition and Youth Leadership – Can One Lead to Another?”, guest speaker Josiah Barber will join Got Transition Radio to talk about his health care transition experience, how it led him on a path of leadership within the field of Maternal and Child Health, and how attending the 2012 annual Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) conference as the first recipient of the Ryan Colburn Youth Scholarship fueled his interest in health care policy.

Improving Student Engagement Through Early Career Mapping
Web-based Event
May 22, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
Education Week will present a webinar “Improving Student Engagement Through Early Career Mapping,” on the challenges and benefits of mapping student learning plans. When students discover their career interests, they can get more excited about school and the relevance of what they are learning. To engage today’s tech-savvy student, many districts offer individual learning plan programs online. Students are given online accounts with passwords to track classes; create an electronic portfolio of grades, test scores, and work; research careers; and organize their college search. These exercises take an investment in technology, training, and personnel.

Youth Voice in Advocacy: a Guide to Strategic Sharing
Web-based Event
May 15, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM   (Pacific)
Strategic Sharing is the practice of safely and effectively telling the story of one’s lived experience(s) in order to achieve a goal. The purpose of this webinar is to inform participants of the main principles of Strategic Sharing to assist them in doing advocacy work. Panelists will identify reasons for sharing, the risks and benefits of sharing, strategically targeting events, developing strategies on answering difficult questions, and tips on being strategic in sharing.

Key Features of Comprehensive Principal Evaluation Systems
Web-based Event
May 15, 2012
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   (Eastern)
For individuals or districts concerned with assessing principal effectiveness, WestEd’s “Key Features of a Comprehensive Principal Evaluation System” webinar will organize research-based information into 13 critical elements that districts can use in designing and implementing improved principal evaluation systems. A panel of project researchers and district leaders will describe several Key Features and what they look like in practice.

Leadership: Keys to Leading Juvenile Justice Reform
Web-based Event
May 9, 2012
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM   (Eastern)
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) National Center for Youth in Custody (NC4YC) will present a webinar on Leadership: Keys to Leading Juvenile Justice Reform. Presentations will focus on collaborative leadership, leadership in culture change, and leadership in empowering youth and families in the rehabilitative process.

Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth
Workshop
May 3, 2012 - May 4, 2012
Seattle, WA
The “Breakthrough Strategies to Teach and Counsel Troubled Youth” workshop will look at 200 answers to turnaround problems like delinquency, violence, apathy, truancy, defiance, ADD, school failure, bad attitudes, and poor motivation, with a special focus on children with challenges and disabilities. The workshop is sponsored by Youth Change Workshops and is intended for teachers, youth workers, counselors, psychologists, court workers, social workers, justice workers, foster parents, and school administrators. (The workshop will also be presented October 11-12, 2012, in Portland, OR.)

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