University of Minnesota
Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention | Institute on Community Integration
http://checkandconnect.umn.edu
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Institute on Community Integration CEHD

Photo of mentor with student, representing Check & Connect Student Engagement Intervention.

Conference Schedule

October 12-13, 2017 • Minneapolis, MN

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Day 1: Thursday, October 12, 2017

8-8:30am Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:45am Welcome Remarks and Acknowledgements
8:45-9:45am

Ensuring An Equal Opportunity To Learn By Reducing Chronic Absence
Hedy Chang, Ph.D., Attendance Works

9:45-10am Break
TRACKS
Tools
Leadership
Systemwide Application
Research
Networking
10-11:10am

How to Use the Student Engagement Instrument to Increase Student Engagement
Institute on Community Integration, U of M

A Leadership View: Successes & Pitfalls of a Large District’s Application of C&C
Dekalb County School District

The Evolution of C&C at Treehouse
Treehouse

Understanding the Costs Associated with Interventions to Improve High School Completion
Institute on Community Integration, U of M

Statewide Implementation of Check & Connect
Check & Connect Trainer

11:10-11:20am Break
11:20am-12:30pm

Use What They’ve Got! Building Relationships to Engage and Empower Students
Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative

It’s Elementary My Dear Watson
Austin Public Schools

Graduation and Career Coach Initiative
Ivy Tech Community College

Taking a Team Approach: An Essential Strategy for Reducing Chronic Absence
Attendance Works

Community Organizations' Implementation of Check & Connect

12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:30-2:40pm

The Essentials: Student-Centered Planning
Treehouse

Implementing C&C in a High School Setting: Reavis High School Model
Reavis High School

Where Do We Go From Here? Lessons Learned in Florida
Florida Gulf Coast University

Student and Mentor Perspectives on Student Success in C&C
Center for Early Education and Development, U of M

Juvenile Justice Implementation of Check & Connect
Check & Connect Trainer

2:40-2:50pm Break
2:50-4pm

Strategies to Engage Black Males
Minneapolis Public Schools

Supporting Fidelity of Implementation: A Discussion in Leadership at the School and District Level
St. Paul Public Schools

Supporting Comprehensive Small- and Large-Scale Implementation with the C&C App
Institute on Community Integration & Educational Technology Innovations, U of M

Parent Barriers and Solutions to Preschool Attendance
Center for Early Education and Development, U of M


No session in preparation for Networking Reception

Day 2: Friday, October 13, 2017

8-8:30am Breakfast / Welcome
8:30-9:30am

Lessons Learned in Student Engagement and Dropout Interventions
Amy Reschly, Ph.D., University of Georgia

9:30-9:45am Break
TRACKS
Tools
Leadership
Systemwide Application
Research
Networking
9:45-10:55am

Climbing the Ladder to Meaningful Youth-Adult Partnerships
National Youth Leadership Council

A Leadership View: Successes & Pitfalls of a Large District’s Application of C&C
Dekalb County School District

Scaling Impact: Integrated Student Supports (ISS) and Check & Connect
Communities In Schools - North Carolina

Measuring Progress Over Time
Treehouse

High School / Middle School Implementation of Check & Connect
Check & Connect Trainer

10:55-11:05am Break
11:05am-12:15pm

Mentor Perspectives: A Panel Discussion with Check & Connect Mentors

12:15-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-2:25pm

Planning for Valued Social Roles Through Person-Centered Practices
Institute on Community Integration, U of M

Engaging Students through School-wide College Readiness
College Readiness Consortium, U of M

Districts in Action: Service-Learning as a Strategy to Meet District Goals
National Youth Leadership Council

A Longitudinal Analysis of Juvenile Offenders Enrolled in C&C
Institute on Community Integration, U of M

Elementary School Implementation of Check & Connect
Check & Connect Trainer

2:25-2:40pm Break
2:40-3pm Closing Remarks, Conference Evaluations, and Minnesota CEU Certificates

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