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Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention | Institute on Community Integration
Institute on Community Integration CEHD

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October 7-8, 2015 • Minneapolis, MN

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Day 1: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

8:00am Registration, Breakfast, Welcome, and Acknowledgements

Day 1 Keynote: Celebrating Check & Connect: Research & Practice Highlights Across 25 Years Sandra L. Christenson

Panel of Check & Connect Implementation Sites Rebecca Phillpott, Darnell Logan, Peg Sullivan, Andrea Matheson (moderated by Sandra Christenson)
TRACKS Stories from C&C Sites Implementing C&C Sustaining C&C Research
11:30am Check & Connect in Schools Serving American Indian Students Lowana Greensky C&C on a Shoe String: Using Volunteers and Current Staff as Mentors Kay Augustine, Erin Indrelie Swoboda, Stephen Pettinelli Understanding the Costs Associated with Interventions to Improve High School Completion David Johnson SEI: Systems-Level Measurement and Intervention Jim Appleton, Amy Reschly
12:30pm Lunch
1:45pm Florida's C&C Story: One Pillar to Support Successful Graduates Peg Sullivan, Lael Engstrom Implementing Check & Connect from a Pacific Island Perspective: Taking a Village Approach to Addressing Dropout Daniel Samuta, Arthur Mui Getting Started with Check & Connect at the Middle School LevelRichelle Dumas, Kathryn Szwed-Thompson The “Connect” in C&C: Understanding Developmental Relationships Kent Pekel
3:00pm Truancy Prevention and Re-Entry of Adjudicated Youth: Check & Connect's Use on Both Sides of the Juvenile Justice System Judge Daniel Heath, Jerome Graham, Eileen Klemm Using C&C with School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Andrea Matheson, Shelli Blazic C&C Sustainability: Supporting & Retaining Quality Mentors Carl Sumi, Nicole Fabricant, Darcy Cabral How to Listen to Staff, Volunteers & Clients Richard Krueger

Day 2: Thursday, October 8, 2015

8:00am Breakfast / Welcome

Day 2 Keynote: Ordinary Magic in Action: Promoting Resilience in Children and Youth Ann Masten

TRACKS Stories from C&C Sites Implementing C&C Sustaining C&C Research
10:15am The Role of Afterschool in Academic Achievement Kimberly Boyd, Daisy Loretta Smith Persistence Plus for the Mentor Team: The Role of Coordinator in Ensuring Fidelity of Implementation Rebecca Philpott, Brisa Rodriguez Is Your C&C Program Making a Difference? Karen Storm, Jane Fields, Melissa Haynes Promoting Cognitive Engagement Angie Pohl
11:30am Building & Sustaining Check & Connect: The Story of Minneapolis Public Schools Colleen Kaibel The Essential Components of Working with Families: An American Indian Perspective Dennis Olson C&C at the State Level: GradMinnesota and Systemic Improvement Plans (SSIP) Cammy Lehr, Eileen Klemm, Sandy Schmitz Engaging Young Learners Through Early Family Intervention Amy Susman-Stillman, Karen Storm
12:30pm Lunch
The Student Support CardTM Derek Peterson

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