Thursday – January 28th, 2021
EDMS & TATDP Welcome
Central Time : 8:30a - 8:45a
Pacific Time : 6:30a - 6:45a
The Every Day Matters Summit and Texas Association of Truancy and Dropout Prevention joined forces to provide a powerful virtual event targeted at our current COVID times, and how districts across the country are adjusting to keep students engaged in their instruction and education.
Justice of the Peace Panel
Central Time : 8:45a - 9:35a
Pacific Time : 6:45a - 7:35a
Judges from across the state answer questions as they relate to our changing education environment and community.
Cal Lopez - TEA
Texas Education for Homeless Children and Youth (TEHCY) Program State Coordinator
Best Practices and Strategies to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness During COVID-19 Pandemic
Central Time : 9:40a - 10:20a
Pacific Time : 7:40a - 8:10a
Students experiencing homelessness are significantly more at risk of losing services during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this session, participants will be provided with best practices, strategies and resources for student engagement, home visits, dropout prevention, and interventions to support students experiencing homelessness.
Coordinator of Counseling Services,
Helping Students to Persist
Central Time : 10:25a - 11:05a
Pacific Time : 8:15a - 9:05a
This session will discuss ways that helping professionals could build relationships that ignite hope in students. Examine the factors that may be barriers for at-risk students in achieving their goals. Share resources that may help at-risk students move beyond the barriers.
At Risk Coordinator, Student Services,
Using District-wide Processes to Recover / Re-engage Students
Central Time : 11:10a - 11:40a
Pacific Time : 9:10a - 9:40a
COVID adjustments to education models may leave us with more disengaged students than ever before. Join us as we discuss the district-wide best practices and processes Garland ISD are using to recover and re-engage this rapidly expanding group of dis-engaged students.
Dr. Chaun Powell
East Side UHSD, CA
Holistic Outreach - Improving Attendance & Getting High Schoolers Online During Distance Learning
Central Time : 12:00n - 12:30p
Pacific Time : 10:00a - 10:30a
As a result of the pandemic students and families across America are struggling to ensure that basic needs are met, their students have access to resources needed for distance learning and that they remain physically and mentally well. Join us as we discuss how implementing holistic outreach and support can improve student attendance during distance learning.
Dr. Kim Wallace
Process Makes Perfect, Former Bay Area Superintendent
The 3 R’s of Student Engagement: Rigor, Relevance & Relationships
Central Time : 12:35p - 1:05p
Pacific Time : 10:35a - 11:05a
As the now-infamous year of 2020 has turned so many of our lives upside down, it is more crucial than ever that we make significant efforts to keep America’s students attending school and fully engaged in learning. Furthermore, educators are now charged with designing lessons that can be implemented in online, hybrid, and/or in-person socially-distanced environments.
Redefining Attendance & Engagement Improvement in Distance Learning - Identifying / Tracking Present but Not Engaged
Central Time : 1:10p - 2:00p
Pacific Time : 11:10a - 11:50a
Many districts across the country are facing the challenge of redefining Attendance as it relate to Online or Hybrid Education models. This includes a new understanding and intervention strategy for those students marked "Present", but clearly not Engaged in the instruction of that class period or day. This Panel will discuss Challenges Faced, Lessons Learned and emerging Best Practices.
Attorney Grady M. Paris
Associate Director, TX Juvenile Crime Prevention Center