Thursday, August 25, 2016
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. CT
Does your district or state use an early warning system to identify students at risk of dropping out? If so, you may be interested in REL Midwest's webinar series on the topic of connecting with parents about early warning systems. In this two-part webinar series, experts and practitioners from the field share their experiences working with early warning systems and identify strategies to effectively communicate with parents about how data are used in these systems.
On Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (ET) REL Midwest hosted Connecting with Parents about Early Warning Systems: Tips and Resources for School Districts. This webinar featured Lacy Wood, a principal researcher at American Institutes for Research (AIR), who discussed strategies and tools for districts to communicate with parents. Dr. Montrischa Williams, researcher at AIR, covered potential research-based strategies that can be used in outreach to parents about EWS and dropout prevention. Sonica Dhillon, researcher at AIR, shared a brochure for parents that highlights indicators used in EWS and the value of a high school diploma. Participants also had the opportunity to hear from Laurie Kruszynski, a data coordinator at Scott High School (Toledo Public Schools), who shared specific strategies and messages that she has shared with families while implementing an EWS.
Sarah Rand, Communications Consultant, American Institutes for Research
Sonica Dhillon, Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Laurie Kruszynski, Data Coordinator, Scott High School (Toledo Public Schools)
Montrischa Williams, Ph.D., Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Lacy Wood, Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Who Should Attend?
Participants may include teachers, school leaders, district leaders and local education agency staff.
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