Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine

Join The Discussion!

  • Innovative and Practical Strategies to Improve Student Attendance and Learning
  • Policies and Programs that Support Student Success and Address Chronic Absenteeism
  • Regional and National Presenters Include:

  • Attendance Works
  • Johns Hopkins University National Student Attendance, Engagement, and Success Center
  • The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Connecticut and Maine Departments of Education
  • Regional School and Community Organizations
  • Program Agenda and Summit Flyer

    8:00 — Networking, Registration and Coffee

    8:30 — Welcome

    9:00 —Acheiving Results: State Policy and Local Practices
    Panelists from Connecticut and Maine Departments of Education and schools will discuss what ESSA and the indicator chronic absenteeism means for Maine schools and communities including how recent legislation in Connecticut led to increased attendance and academic achievement.

    10:15 — Break

    10:30 —Weaving the Web: Working Together to Support Student Success
    Panelists from Maine and New England will speak about effective strategies that have resulted in positive outcomes for youth.

    11:50 — Luncheon Speakers: Youth Voice

    1:15 —Innovative Programs and Practical Resources
    Choose from over 15 sessions presenting successful
    strategies and innovative programs that have increased
    attendance and student connections to school and learning.
    There will be hour-long and 25-minute sessions with
    elementary, middle, and high school presenters, focusing on
    practical resources that could be replicated in schools,
    organizations, and communities.

    Some of the afternoon sessions include:

  • Success Mentors: A Multi-Generation Approach in Primary and Secondary Schools
  • Restorative Practices, Family Engagement and Student Attendance
  • Monitoring and Supporting School Interventions
  • Managing a Mental Health Crisis
  • Freshman Academy: A Transformation in Student Learning and Engagement
  • Monitoring Data As A Team
  • Early Childhood and Attendance
  • Effective Approaches to Challenging Conversations
  • Health and Student Attendance
  • AND More!

    Register Here

    Please note that Maine After School Network is orchestrating the registration and appreciate their support


    CEUs and Certificate of Attendance are available

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    Who Should Attend

    The 2018 Spring Summit is intended for educators, policy makers, administrators, nurses, social workers, counselors, clinicians, case managers, after-school programs, businesses, families, school board members, community members and others who are interested and dedicated to supporting all students be successful in school.

    Summit Goals

    • Learn about research and practice-based strategies, programs, and policies that have resulted in better outcomes for students in Maine and nationally.
    • Build partnerships to collaboratively support students in their learning.
    • Hear about strategies on creating a welcoming and safe environment for staff, families and students.
    • Identify strategies and interventions that can address health and school attendance.

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