Thursday, April 6, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
This webinar will discuss how the Getting Ahead initiative in Howard County, Maryland, is keeping GA graduates engaged with their personal plans, active in Staying Ahead supports, and involved in their community. The initiative uses a holistic, collaborative approach focused on improving family and economic stability. Hear how host sites have reinvested back into their graduates with employment opportunities and how Getting Ahead graduates are taking on leadership roles in the community.
Thursday, April 20, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
In upstate New York, Schenectady Bridges has reached the point of believing in a sustainable transformation of their entire community. Unwilling to settle for anything less than a sustainable transformation, Schenectady is focusing on three core components of making this transformation happen. The three components are multi-sector collaboration, empowering employment and education, and developing indigenous leadership. In this webinar Mike Saccocio, executive director of Schenectady City Mission, will share what the community has done so far on this path toward sustainability. He’ll also discuss how a multi-million dollar grant has helped grow the initiative and what the next steps are for the community.
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Do males and females have the same emotions? How are emotions demonstrated, and what are the end results? This webinar will address the why and how of the way males deal with emotional issues. A critical examination of “the Boy Code” and “the Bro Code” will help participants learn how boys’ emotional development guides their emotional future as adults. Join in, have some fun, and learn how to unravel the mysteries of male emotions.
Thursday, June 1, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class to provide concrete tools and strategies for individuals, organizations, and communities to alleviate poverty.
This webinar will provide an introduction to a comprehensive approach to understanding the Bridges Out of Poverty constructs.
Participants will review poverty research and analyze poverty through the prism of the hidden rules of class, resources, family structure, and language.
The focus of the webinar is to provide a broad overview of the concepts.
Sonia Holycross and Jessica Echols
Thursday, June 15, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
This webinar will discuss how the Staying Ahead initiative at Partners in Hope, Troy, Ohio, guides individuals and families on a deeper exploration of the 11 resources addressed in Getting Ahead.
Since 2014 this Partners in Hope initiative has included relevant programming and opportunities for community involvement that reinforce the constructs of Getting Ahead. We work to assist our “Partner Families” in real-life application of their resources for barrier removal and achievement of their goals. Discussion will include the reality of program development (the good, the bad, and the ugly), as well as examples of the multiyear progress of clients in the Staying Ahead program.
September 7, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
Is there equity in your school’s gifted program? Do the demographics reflect the demographics of your campus as a whole? Gifted programs often serve wealthy and middle class students and exclude students from poverty. This webinar will outline a complete process for identifying gifted students from poverty using easy-to-implement instruments and detailed procedures.
Dr. Payne will share strategies and supports to retain students and foster success in gifted programs, suggestions for behavioral interventions in gifted programs, and techniques for working with parents of gifted students. Payne will discuss briefly how to use the Teacher Perception Inventory and Environmental Opportunities Profile instruments.
September 21, 2017, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Central
This webinar will provide tools and processes to use at the secondary level for greater student achievement. Dr. Payne will focus on content comprehension, expertise models that move away from fragmented content, getting students involved in their own self-assessment, relational learning, calibrated student work, and integrating grades, assignments, state assessment, and standards into a seamless approach.
Additionally, the webinar will provide a simple process to work through emotional issues with the staff and parents on campus. Approaches and tools to work more effectively with adolescent males on campus will also be addressed. Finally, the webinar will cover research on habit formation and habit change.