The Dropout Team at the Region 10 ESC is pleased to announce that we are hosting our first virtual conference! The 2016 Virtual Dropout Conference will be held on May 19, 2016 and participants will have the option of engaging in six strands which will provide strategies specific to each level (elementary school, middle school, and high school). The opening session will begin at 8:30 am and the final session will conclude at 5:00 pm.
This year’s theme is: Dropout: It’s Never Too Early or Too Late to Intervene. As this is a virtual conference, you can choose to participate online the entire day or check in for specific sessions of your interest. Spend the day with us learning new strategies for the identification, prevention, and recovery of students who are considering leaving or have left the education system. Additional topics will include legal mandates, meeting the social and emotional needs of students identified as ‘high risk’, alternative education options, foster care education, homeless education, and Career and Technical Education. Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits will be made available.
Conference Instructional Strands
The 2016 Virtual Dropout Conference will offer sessions that address the following six strands:
* College and Career Pathways
* Community, Family, and Student Engagement
* Counseling, Behavioral Supports, and Crisis Prevention
* Instructional Strategies to Increase Learning
* Re-Engagement and Recovery Strategies
* School Climate: Creating Community, Safety, and Student Wellness
As Dropout Identification, Prevention, and Recovery occurs at all educational levels, the committee is looking for proposals that will provide insights and strategies to meet student needs at the elementary school, middle school / intermediate school, and high school levels.
Save the Date
We are excited about the upcoming conference and look forward to the dialogue that will occur! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!