Other National Events Listed in Past Issues
Effective Methods for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders Options and Decision Strategies for Maximizing Positive Outcomes
April 5, 2011
This workshop sponsored by JFK Partners will spotlight the identification, application, and evaluation of practices and strategies that are most effective in educating, managing and supporting the needs of children with autism-related disorders. Registration deadline: March 31, 2011.
Developing School-Community Partnerships for Enhanced Transition Planning and Assessment
March 30, 2011
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern)
Supported by The HSC Foundation, The George Washington University and Kingsbury School developed a university-school partnership, Career Investigations for Transitioning Youth (CITY), to develop a community-based transition program. This program demonstrated how partnerships between universities and high schools can result in transition preparation for students with disabilities. This webinar will explore strategies for developing school-community partnerships, while establishing opportunities for transitioning youth with disabilities.
School Response Conference
March 18, 2011
Members of the school safety threat prevention and preparedness community are invited to attend the School Response Conference (SRC). SRC 2011 is a sub-conference of the World Response Conference on Global Outbreak 2009 which was telecast live by Homeland Security Channel and featured on ABC 13. The one-day conference will run from 7:00 AM-5:00 PM. Topics covered will include school violence, school shootings, bullying, dating violence, vandalism, gang activity, alcohol and drugs, bomb threats, child abuse, catastrophic events such as terrorist attacks, and technological intrusions. The conference brochure is available in pdf (2.63 MB, 6 pp).
The Common Core Curriculum Mapping Project
March 17, 2011
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (Eastern)
The Schools Moving Up Program at WestEd will present a webinar for educators on how to redesign their English Language Arts curriculum to accord with the Common Core State Standards. It will highlight the first totally new K-12 curriculum maps that are shaped around the Common Core State Standards. Presenters will include educators and staff from the Common Core curriculum mapping team.
A Tool of Hope: The Building Bridges Tip Sheets
March 15, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern)
Youth M.O.V.E. Oregon and the Building Bridges Initiative will present information on the development and implementation of youth- and family-centered tools to help young adults and supportive family members change the way they experience treatment. The Building Bridges Initiative believes that community and residentially-based treatment providers share responsibility to ensure that mental health services and supports are available, and brings this philosophy to their presentation.
Ready by 21 Institute
March 14, 2011 - March 15, 2011
The Forum for Youth Investment will offer a Ready by 21 Institute in Washington DC, March 14-15, 2011. 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. For more information and to learn how to apply to attend, contact Kiley Bednar, Program Manager with the Forum at Kiley@forumfyi.org or 202-207-3722.
SchoolsMovingUp: Implementing a Seal of Biliteracy
March 10, 2011
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
Mastery of two or more languages is an important skill, with economic, social and personal benefits, yet few young people achieve this language mastery, enrollment in world language courses is faltering, and the majority of English learners lose their home language as they develop English. SchoolsMovingUp, an online WestEd initiative, is presenting this webinar on “The Seal of Biliteracy,” an approach to validating and encouraging mastery of two or more languages.
Money Where It Matters: Tapping New Funds for Title I Schools
March 9, 2011
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (Eastern)
This webinar will introduce programs for elementary and secondary Title I schools. These programs were recently funded by the federal Investing in Innovation (i3) program to expand their services to Title I schools. The i3 funds enable programs to provide qualifying schools with grant-funded services. The webinar will describe i3 and evidence-based reform, and will present some of the funded projects.
Common Core Standards: Transitioning to New Rigor
March 2, 2011
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Eastern)
The Comprehensive School Assistance Program at WestEd will present a webinar on aligning district curriculum with the Common Core State Standards. The webinar will cover Common Core State Standards and a process to help districts transition their thinking about curriculum and interim assessments. Presenters will include WestEd’s Ruth McKenna, Director of Field Services, and Joe Sassone, Director of the Local Accountability Professional Series; and staff from the Alamosa (Colorado) School District.
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February 28, 2011 - March 1, 2011
The Equity Alliance will hold its 2011 Leadership for Equity and Excellence Forum, on promising practices in education, in Phoenix, AZ.
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