In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, Check & Connect was established in 1990 with the goal of implementing comprehensive interventions designed to enhance student engagement for marginalized, disengaged students in grades K-12. We’ve seen great success in the 25 years since—compared to control groups, many more students who received the Check & Connect intervention stayed in school and were, by ninth grade, on track to graduate within five years.
We invite both professionals implementing the Check & Connect model and those interested in learning more about it to the first Check & Connect national conference. Experts in the field will share lessons learned, and you’ll have the opportunity to gain tools to support at-risk students in reaching their goals.
More than 35 researchers, practitioners and trainers will share their knowledge regarding student engagement and the Check & Connect program. Speakers include:
- Sandra Christenson, University of Minnesota
- Ann Masten, University of Minnesota
- Jim Appleton, Gwinnett Public Schools
- Kimberly Boyd, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
- Derek Peterson, International Institute for Student Support
- Kent Pekel, Search Institute
- Judge Dan Heath, Allen County Superior Court
- Amy Susman-Stillman, Center for Early Education and Development
When: October 7-8, 2015
Where: McNamara Alumni Center
For more information on the event, click here.
Pre-registration is closed, but walk-in registrations are accepted.
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