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Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement 2011 Summit

Keynote Address: Overview of Colorado Graduation and Dropout Rates

Judith Martinez and Peter Fritz – CDE

Morning Workshops

Doing What Works

Marlene Darwin, American Institute for Research

Using an Equity Toolkit in Building and Maintaining a Positive School Climate

Bill Delacruz, De La Cruz Consulting, Inc

Rachel Heide, J. Evans I.B. Middle School

Dropout Prevention & Intervention: A District Approach

Steve Dobo, Colorado Youth for a Change

Finessa Ferrell, The National Center for School Engagement

Deirdre Pilch, Boulder Valley School District

Turning Data Into Information: Performing a Data Audit to Determine the Nature of Dropout Problems

Alan Davis, University of Colorado at Denver

Peter Fritz, CDE

Engaging the Reluctant Learner

Dave Kollar, Jefferson County Public Schools

Melissa Schlinger, ScholarCentric

John Youngquist, Denver Public Schools

Afternoon Workshops

Effective Strategies & Successful Models to Support Service Learning

Paula Gumina, CDE

Marc Morgan, CityYear Denver

Family Engagement for Student Success

Strategy 1: Reorganizing Parent Teacher Conferences

Strategy 2: Workshops and Resources on Family Engagement for Schools

Scott Fillippini, Colorado Statewide Parent Coalition

Tina House, Colorado Parent Information Center

Pathways to Credit Recovery & Alternative Education Options

Chalmer Naugle, CDE

Susan Olezene, Aurora Public Schools

Elizabeth Shupe, CDE

Early Warning Systems: Gathering and Acting on the Data

Cody Blackburn, Englewood Middle School

Coleen Crowder, Englewood Middle School

Marc Rigsby, Tyler Technologies, Inc

Cori Canty Woessner, Denver Public Schools

Innovative Dropout Prevention Approaches: A National Perspective

Alan Blankstein, HOPE Foundation

Manuel Isquierdo, Sunnyside Unified Schools District, Tuscon, AZ

John Murray, AdvancePath

Education Reform Roundtables

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