You Won’t Want to Miss this Webinar!

February 27, 3:30 p.m.−5:00 p.m. (ET)

Guiding Principle #1: Fostering Positive School Climate to Prevent Behavioral Issues and Promote Student Success

Continuing the efforts of the Federal Supportive School Discipline Initiative, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education* are pleased to announce the next event in the 2014 Supportive School Discipline (SSD) Webinar Series. The Series is designed to increase awareness and understanding of school disciplinary practices that push youth out of school and many times into the justice system, and provide practical examples of alternative approaches that maintain school safety while ensuring academic engagement and success for all students.

The third Webinar in the 2014 series, Guiding Principle 1: Fostering Positive School Climate to Prevent Behavioral Issues and Promote Student Success, is scheduled for February 27, 2014, 3:30–5:00 p.m. ET. This Webinar will provide an in-depth review of Guiding Principle #1 as outlined within the Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline, a key document in the recently released School Discipline Guidance Package.  In particular, it will walk through each Action Step identified for Principle #1 implementation, including exploring how each are being implemented by an expert panel of practitioners. These content experts bring deep knowledge of the practical realities associated with integrating Principle #1 strategies into current practice.

The Webinar will also include a “tracking guide” that will allow participants to complete a short self-assessment aligned with the Action Steps of Guiding Principle #1 and a list of related resources to support effective implementation.

The Webinar will be moderated by David Osher, Ph.D. (American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC), and feature key experts in the field who have implemented elements of Principle #1, including: Virginia Dolan, Ph.D. (Program Manager and PBIS Facilitator, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD), Nicholas Yoder, Ph.D. (Technical Assistant Consultant, Center for Great Teachers and Leaders, Chicago, IL), the Honorable Stephen J. Teske (Juvenile Court Judge, Clayton County Court, Jonesboro, GA), and Ricardo Martinez (Parents and Youth United, Denver, CO).

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*The Series is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Training and Technical Assistance Center (STTAC) and the U.S. Department of Education’s Supportive School Discipline Communities of Practice (SSDCOP) and the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE).


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