5/23-5/24 Safe & Supportive Schools Webinar Event: “Implementing New Programs—The Impact of Current Practice”

The Safe and Supportive Schools Technical Assistance Center (SSSTA), supported by the Office of Safe and Healthy Students in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, announces its next Implementation Webinar Series event, “Implementing New Programs—The Impact of Current Practice.” It will be offered twice to accommodate schedules:

  • Session 1: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 4:00 pm − 5:30 pm Eastern Time
  • Session 2: Thursday, May 24, 2012, 11:00 am − 12:30 pm Eastern Time

When schools assess the programs and practices they have in place to improve school climate, new programmatic efforts are sometimes implemented to address a school’s needs and strengths. The selection of new programs can be well intended and positively influenced by data collection, current practice and organizational realities. However, current practices and organizational realities can also impede the implementation process. Dr. Sara Truebridge, education consultant and researcher with an expertise in resilience and educational reform, will explore the “delicate dance” that can be required when new programs are inserted into existing organizational realities. It also will feature related work by Wisconsin’s Safe and Supportive Schools grant program.

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Upcoming Event: Education Stakeholders Forum on School Turnarounds and the School Improvement Grant (SIG) on Thursday, April 26

Please join us for the next Education Stakeholders Forum, which will focus on the progress of the School Improvement Grant as grantees work to turn around low-performing schools across the country.

The forum will feature educators and practitioners including:

  • Ann Chafin, Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Student, Family, and School Support, Maryland State Department of Education
  • Kelvin Adams, Superintendent, St. Louis Public Schools
  • Michael Haggen, Associate Superintendent, Office of Innovation, St. Louis Public Schools
  • Roy Sandoval, Principal, Alchesay High School, Whiteriver Unified District, Arizona

ED’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education Michael Yudin and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and School Turnaround Jason Snyder will also share their take on the program’s national impact.

DATE & TIME: Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: ED’s Barnard Auditorium in the LBJ Building, 400 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC, 20202

RSVP: To ensure building access, please RSVP with your name, organization, and title to EDStakeHolder@ed.gov no later than COB Tuesday, April 24th.

In addition, for those who are not in the DC area, this forum will be available on our USTREAM channel for live viewing on the 26th. ED’s USTREAM link is http://www.ustream.tv/channel/education-department.