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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 and 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, and 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 and Peter Fritz, CDE

Engaging the Reluctant Learner - Dave Kollar, Jefferson County Public Schools, Melissa Schlinger, ScholarCentric, and John Youngquist, Denver Public Schools

Afternoon Workshops

Effective Strategies & Successful Models to Support Service Learning - Paula Gumina, CDE and 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 and Tina House, Colorado Parent Information Center

Pathways to Credit Recovery & Alternative Education Options - Chalmer Naugle, CDE, Susan Olezene, Aurora Public Schools, and 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, and 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, and John Murray, AdvancePath

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