Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Reducing the Risk of Suicide with Vulnerable Populations
February 26, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (Eastern)
On February 26, 2014, the National Center for Youth in Custody (NCYC) of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) will present “Reducing the Risk of Suicide with Vulnerable Populations,” the second Webinar in the series, “Improving Conditions of Confinement for Vulnerable Populations.” Suicide is the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10-18 and the leading cause of death for youth in confinement. Risk factors for suicidal thinking and behavior – much more common for youth in the juvenile justice system – include psychiatric and substance abuse disorders, physical abuse, neglect, and trauma. This Webinar will focus on methods for identifying risk for suicide among youth in custody and effective prevention and intervention strategies for responding to suicidal behaviors.
Six Trait Writing: Next Steps for Continued Success
February 25, 2014
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Eastern)
The “Six Trait Writing: Next Steps for Continued Success” webinar will model six traits for ensuring continued student improvement in the classroom, with strategies and tips for helping students build their skills and enjoy themselves doing it.
Learning Disabilities Association of America’s 51st Annual International Conference
February 19, 2014 - February 22, 2014
The mission of the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. LDA believes everyone can succeed at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community – given the right opportunities and supports as needed. The LDA Conference features presentations, workshops, and exhibits with the latest in LD research, effective teaching techniques and strategies, and critical policy issues.
Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM: Providing Hope and Support In and Beyond the Classroom
February 16, 2014 - February 19, 2014
Myrtle Beach, SC
The 26th Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM: “Providing Hope and Support In and Beyond the Classroom,” will be held February 16-19, 2014, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This year’s FORUM is designed to enhance the leadership skills of all adults seeking to strengthen interventions among school, community, and families, especially to assist those in at-risk situations. Presentations will share information about programs and research in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math; juvenile justice and law enforcement; educational alternatives; connections and engagement; interacting with specific populations; leadership, policy, and governance; and future teachers in action.
National Conference on Education: Evolve Your Perspective
February 13, 2014 - February 15, 2014
The theme of AASA’s 2014 National Conference on Education is “Evolve Your Perspective.” The conference features influential education researchers and education superintendents who have case studies to share addressing critical topics facing public school educators, as well as displays from over 200 companies committed to improving the K-12 space.
National Mentoring Summit
January 30, 2014
The 2014 National Mentoring Summit will bring together more than 700 youth mentoring organizations, as well as government, civic, research and corporate leaders. They will share effective and innovative practices, discuss new research, focus on professional development, and create a shared agenda to drive systemic change that integrates mentoring as a strategy to support young people.
The Discovery of Intervention Strategies to Improve Employment Outcomes for High Risk Youth with Disabilities: A Secondary Analysis of the NLTS2 Part II
January 29, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)
The Center on Transition to Employment will hold the second of a two-part informational webinar on a secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2). Having discussed in Part I a data mining strategy used to identify groups of youth who are at-risk of lower employment based on their non-modifiable characteristics, the second part of this research focuses on finding modifiable characteristics that are important predictors of employment for each of these groups.
Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy (LILA)
January 26, 2014 - January 28, 2014
ASCD’s Leadership Institute for Legislative Advocacy (LILA) is a national forum for educators, including teachers, principals, superintendents, district personnel, and university professors, to learn about federal and state education issues and advocate for policies that support successful learning and teaching. Registration is now open for the 2014 conference.
Digital Learning Day Community Outreach
January 23, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
The Alliance for Excellent Education will host “Digital Learning Day Community Outreach,” a webinar on preparing local Digital Learning Day efforts for reaching out to a wide community. Digital Learning Day, February 5, 2014, is a community-outreach event about inspiring students, engaging parents, and recognizing great teachers in the local community.
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January 22, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)
The Center on Transition to Employment will hold the first of a two-part informational webinar on a secondary analysis of the National Longitudinal Transition Study 2 (NLTS2). Part I discusses a data mining strategy used to identify groups of youth who are at-risk of lower employment based on their non-modifiable characteristics. Four groups of youth who were considered particularly at-risk were identified, with the ability to understand what is being said and disability type being the most important group predictors.
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