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How We Can Reimagine the School Experience to Support Students at Risk of Not Completing High School

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Facilitator(s): Michele Jones
Date:March 02, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 3:00 pm
No charge (lunch will not be provided)
Location: Spruce Grove (St. Teresa Catholic Outreach School)
2 - 420 King St.
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Course code: 18-CR-236

Target Audience

Outreach Educators

About this learning opportunity

For some students, the choice to complete high school is wrought with barriers. How can we design this exit so that students feel supported in addressing their needs and reasons for leaving as they exit, and so that their re-entry is a hopeful part of the exit conversation? When students who have left the school setting return to school, how can we create a plan for re-entry that will support their successful high school completion and address their needs? A newly released resource, Supporting High School Completion: A Tool Kit For Success, offers tools for educators and their partners to facilitate collaborative conservations when supporting students at risk of not completing high school. 

Learn how to use tools in the Tool Kit to leverage existing resources and initiatives in reimagining how you address relevance, rigor, and social belonging while enhancing natural support networks for learners in your schools. Consider how you can increase and extend collaborative partnerships within your school, with other schools, and with community partners to maximise collective impact in supporting successful continued engagement in school for vulnerable students. 

As well, learn how to use tools in this resource to facilitate thorough and thoughtful planning conversations with students, families, and community partners to support vulnerable students.

Talk with colleagues about the strategies they are currently using to support vulnerable students.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Michele Jones has been an educator for over 20 years.  Prior to joining the consortium, she worked as an instructional coach with Blackgold Regional Schools. Michele has her masters in Educational Leadership. She has a wide variety of teaching experiences, teaching multiple subjects across multiple grades.  She has been a champion of the Comprehensive School Health Framework since 2008.  Michele is an experienced leader in professional learning of school, district and provincially based opportunities.  The past year Michele was the Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation Lead Consultant for ERLC.