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  • 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Overview Course

    Contains 6 Product(s)

    National Dropout Prevention Center’s 15 Effective Strategies to increasing the graduation rate are based on the center’s 30 years of research. Recognized nationally and internationally, these strategies, when applied in a strategic manner, have increased graduation rates in districts around the country. This course provides an overview and introduction to those 15 strategies. Shorter courses providing a deeper dive into the key implementation considerations for each of the strategies is also available through NDPC’s website: www.dropoutprevention.org.

    National Dropout Prevention Center’s 15 Effective Strategies to increasing the graduation rate are based on the center’s 30 years of research. Recognized nationally and internationally, these strategies, when applied in a strategic manner, have increased graduation rates in districts around the country. This course provides an overview and introduction to those 15 Effective Strategies

    Learning Objectives
    The learner will explain how the 15 strategies work together to increase the graduation rate.

    The learner will explain why having the Foundational Strategies in place are important to the success of the other strategies.

    The learner will give examples of each of the 15 strategies.

    The learner will rate the success of his/her school or district with implementation of the 15 strategies.

    The learner will determine some specific key elements in the successful implementation of each strategy.

    Instructed By: Dr. Sandy Addis

    Est. Time: 05:00 hrs

    Introduction: Play Video

  • Active Learning

    Contains 3 Product(s)

    Active learning embraces teaching and learning strategies that engage and involve students in the learning process. Students find new and creative ways to solve problems, achieve success, and become lifelong learners when educators show them that there are different ways to learn.

    Active learning embraces teaching and learning strategies that engage and involve students in the learning process. Students find new and creative ways to solve problems, achieve success, and become lifelong learners when educators show them that there are different ways to learn.

    Learning Objectives

    The learner will differentiate between active learning and passive learning by citing characteristics of both.

    The learner will create a 1–2-minute video demonstrating active learning in a classroom setting.

    The learner will design a classroom in which active learning is the norm and explain their design.

    The learner will redesign a lesson plan containing passive learning activities to one utilizing active learning activities.

    The learner will explain how active learning prepares students to be college and career ready upon graduation.

    The learner will explain how active learning in classrooms increases a school’s graduation rate.

    Course Info

    Instructed By: Dr. Sandy Addis

    Est. Time: 02:50 hrs

    Introduction: Play Video

  • After-School/Out-of-School Opportunities

    Contains 3 Product(s)

    Many schools provide after-school, before-school, or summer options for academic, enhancement, and enrichment during which students benefit from tutoring, credit recovery, and support. These options are often high-interest options of learning and discovery for students and fill the “gap time” during which much learning can be lost. Such experiences are especially important for at-risk students because the time is filled with constructive and engaging activities and/or needed academic support.

    Many schools provide after-school, before-school, or summer options for academic, enhancement, and enrichment during which students benefit from tutoring, credit recovery, and support. These options are often high-interest options of learning and discovery for students and fill the “gap time” during which much learning can be lost. Such experiences are especially important for at-risk students because the time is filled with constructive and engaging activities and/or needed academic support.

    Learning Objectives
    The learner will explain how availability and quality of after-school/out-of-school opportunities can impact graduation rates.

    The learner will provide examples of at least 10 kinds of after-school/out-of-school opportunities.

    The learner will differentiate between effective and ineffective characteristics of after-school/out-of-school opportunities.

    The learner will utilize the components of effective after-school/out-of-school programs to analyze an existing model program.

    The learner will consider the needs within his/her own community and develop a high-quality after-school/out-of-school program to address them.

    The learner will explain how an effective after-school/out-of-school program can include principal elements from K-12 curriculum (STEM, college and career readiness, literacy, social-emotional skills) as part of their programming.

    The learner will identify possible funding sources utilized by after-school/out-of-school programs.

    Instructed By: Dr. Sandy Addis

    Est. Time: 02:45 hrs

    Introduction: Play Video

  • Alternative Schooling

    Contains 3 Product(s)

    Alternative schooling does meet the variety of student and family needs and the social behaviors required for youth in today’s world. Alternative schooling also offers school and community leaders the opportunity to fulfill their legal responsibility to provide equal access to education for all students.

    Alternative schooling does meet the variety of student and family needs and the social behaviors required for youth in today’s world. Alternative schooling also offers school and community leaders the opportunity to fulfill their legal responsibility to provide equal access to education for all students.

    Learning Objectives

    The learner will explain how the use of alternative schools impacts the dropout rate.

    The learner will identify at least 3 different types of alternative schools and their purposes in educating youth.

    The learner will identify characteristics of high quality alternative education schools.

    The learner will examine at least one alternative school for key characteristics that make it successful.

    The learner will design a high quality alternative school.

    The learner will identify the benefits and barriers associated with implementing an alternative school.


    Instructed By: Dr. Sandy Addis

    Est. Time: 02:30hrs

    Introduction: Play Video

  • Career & Technical Education (CTE)

    Contains 3 Product(s)

    Quality CTE programs and related career pathways and guidance programs with P-20 orientation are essential for all students. Youth need workplace skills as well as awareness and focus to increase not only the likelihood that they will be prepared for their careers, but also that school will be relevant to what is next.

    Quality CTE programs and related career pathways and guidance programs with P-20 orientation are essential for all students. Youth need workplace skills as well as awareness and focus to increase not only the likelihood that they will be prepared for their careers, but also that school will be relevant to what is next.

    Learning Objectives

    The learner will explain the impact of career and technology education on graduation rates.

    The learner will explore at least one career and technology education program and analyze its components based on a provided rubric.

    The learner will explain how CTE programs are essential to providing quality college and career preparation to students.

    The learner will design the ideal career and technology education program for a local community based on available data and local industry needs.

    The learner will explore 3 potential funding sources for their ideal career and technology education program.



    Instructed By: Dr. Sandy Addis

    Est. Time: 02:450hrs

    Introduction: Play Video

  • Course 1: Trauma-Skilled Schools (Overview)

    Contains 20 Component(s)

    This course gives an overview of the process for building a trauma-skilled plan that fits your school or district and how to implement and maintain the plan. Designed as an introduction to the Trauma-Skilled Schools Model, the course previews content from each of the five steps outlined in the model itself. Current systems are examined and the need for a trauma-skilled educator training is addressed.

    This course gives an overview of the process for building a trauma-skilled plan that fits your school or district and how to implement and maintain the plan. Designed as an introduction to the Trauma-Skilled Schools Model, the course previews content from each of the five steps outlined in the model itself. Current systems are examined and the need for a trauma-skilled educator training is addressed.

  • Course 2: Trauma-Skilled Schools Educator Knowledge

    Contains 48 Component(s)

    Increasing educator knowledge is Step 1 of Trauma-Skilled Schools and focuses on the effects of chronic stress and trauma on brain development and behavior and how these effects manifest in the classroom. It establishes the baseline language that all staff need for understanding and effective classroom management. The course examines the effectiveness of Trauma-Skilled as a Tier 1 strategy.

    Increasing educator knowledge is Step 1 of Trauma-Skilled Schools and focuses on the effects of chronic stress and trauma on brain development and behavior and how these effects manifest in the classroom. It establishes the baseline language that all staff need for understanding and effective classroom management. The course examines the effectiveness of Trauma-Skilled as a Tier 1 strategy.

  • Course 3: Trauma-Skilled Schools Building a Climate of Resilience

    Contains 65 Component(s)

    The Trauma-Skilled Schools Model Step 2 explains the value of managing stress and trauma and of building a culture that fosters the development of five resilience factors that leads to success in the classroom and in life. Emphasizing that culture must be systemic, intentional, and consistent, this course focuses on developing five resilience factors: Connection, Security, Achievement, Autonomy, and Fulfillment.

    The Trauma-Skilled Schools Model Step 2 explains the value of managing stress and trauma and of building a culture that fosters the development of five resilience factors that leads to success in the classroom and in life. Emphasizing that culture must be systemic, intentional, and consistent, this course focuses on developing five resilience factors: Connection, Security, Achievement, Autonomy, and Fulfillment.

  • Course 4: Trauma-Skilled Schools Management Skills for Educators

    Contains 28 Component(s)

    Step 3 of the Trauma-Skilled Schools Model develops individual skills that can be used to respond to the effects of chronic stress and trauma. Categorized as skills related to Prevention, Intervention, Recovery, and Referral, the course covers preventing negative manifestations, intervention techniques and identification of danger zones, basic de-escalation, and the use internal and external referral resources.

    Step 3 of the Trauma-Skilled Schools Model develops individual skills that can be used to respond to the effects of chronic stress and trauma. Categorized as skills related to Prevention, Intervention, Recovery, and Referral, the course covers preventing negative manifestations, intervention techniques and identification of danger zones, basic de-escalation, and the use internal and external referral resources.

  • Course 5: Trauma-Skilled Schools Implementation and Management Strategies

    Contains 16 Component(s)

    Step 4 and Step 5 define the processes for Assessment, Implementation, Maintenance, and Validation of the of the Trauma-Skilled Schools Model. This course highlights the strengths of different methods of implementation of the model and outlines how to earn and maintain Trauma-Skilled Schools certification for a school or district.

    Step 4 and Step 5 define the processes for Assessment, Implementation, Maintenance, and Validation of the of the Trauma-Skilled Schools Model. This course highlights the strengths of different methods of implementation of the model and outlines how to earn and maintain Trauma-Skilled Schools certification for a school or district.