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

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

Upcoming Events

Open Enrollment Trainings

We offer implementation trainings open to all, as well as contracted on-site trainings for staff at your location. Below is our schedule of upcoming open enrollment trainings:

Inquire about holding a Check & Connect training at your site.

Check & Connect Biennial Conference

We held our first national conference in October of 2015 to celebrate 25 years of Check & Connect's student engagement intervention (see conference website). In 2017, we will host a conference with experts on the topic of student engagement more broadly.

Upcoming Conference Presentations

We present at local and national conferences to share information about Check & Connect. Please join us if you're attending any of these events in the future!

Past Events

Open Enrollment Trainings

Although we have been offering implementation trainings since 2009, here is a listing of open enrollment trainings since 2013:

February 23-24, 2017 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • Medford, OR
November 17-18, 2016 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
August 10, 2016 • Preparation and Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
August 11-12, 2016 • Mentor Training • St. Paul, MN
July 21-22, 2016 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
June 22, 2016 • Preparation and Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
April 7-8, 2016 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
March 9-10, 2016 • Mentor Training • Houston, TX (co-hosted by Communities in Schools - Houston)
January 6-7, 2016 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • La Quinta, CA (co-hosted by Desert Sands Unified School District)
November 19-20, 2015 • Mentor Training • St. Paul, MN
August 6-7, 2015 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
June 11-12, 2015 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
October 23-24, 2014 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
August 14-15, 2014 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
July 9-10, 2014 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • Johnston, SC
June 12-13, 2014 • Preparation and Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
November 11-12, 2013 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • Minneapolis, MN
October 7-8, 2013 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • Los Alamitos, CA
September 19-20 • Comprehensive Implementation Training • St. Paul, MN
August 14-15, 2013 • Mentor Training • Renton, WA
August 7-8, 2013 • Mentor Training • Minneapolis, MN
June 20-21, 2013 • Preparation and Implementation Training • Minneapolis, MN
February 7-8, 2013 • Mentor Training • Minneapolis, MN

*The above trainings are in addition to the contracted, on-site trainings staff provided across the country.

Past Conference Presentations

Below is a listing of our presentations since 2013:

14th International Conference on Positive Behavior Support • Denver, CO (March 2017)
Eileen Klemm, M.A. with Bess Wood, Iowa Department of Education and Shelli Blazic, SSW, Great Prairie Area Education Agency • Check & Connect: Statewide Scale-up Within a PBIS Framework Through Collaborative Efforts

DCDT 2016 Conference • Myrtle Beach, SC (October 2016)
Jean Echternacht, Ed.D & Xueqin Qian, Ph.D. • Check & Connect: An Evidence-based Model of Student Engagement

NIEA 2016 Conference and Trade Show • Reno, NV (October 2016)
Jana Hallas, M.Ed. • Re-engaging Students and Families in School Through Check & Connect

CASE NASDSE Conference • Milwaukee, WI (September 2016)
Eileen Klemm, M.A. & Laura Moran, Ph.D. (Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Network) • Check & Connect and Pennsylvania CAPS: Increasing Graduation Rates

1st Annual California PBIS Coalition ConferenceSacramento, CA (September 2016)
Eileen Klemm, M.A. & Jon Titley, Ph.D. (Rockland Academy Charter School) • Strong Kids and Check & Connect

2016 IASSIDD World Congress • Melbourne, Australia (August 2016)
David Johnson, Ph.D. & Jean Echternacht, Ed.D. • Enhancing PSE Opportunities for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in the US

Positive Behaviour for School-wide Learning ConferenceWellington, New Zealand (August 2016)
David Johnson, Ph.D. & Jean Echternacht, Ed.D. • Check & Connect Research and Practice Highlights

19th National School Social Work Conference • Baltimore MD (March 2016)
Eileen Klemm • Check & Connect: A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention

2016 National Mentoring Summit • Washington D.C (January 2016)
Sharon Mulé • Check & Connect Mentoring: A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention

Minnesota Indian Education Association Conference, Mahnomen, MN (November 2015)
Jean Echternacht • Check & Connect: Increasing School Engagement with American Indian Youth

2015 National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, San Antonio, TX (October 2015)
Jana Hallas • Check & Connect: A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention

National Indian Education Association 46th Annual Convention, Portland, OR (October 2015)
Jana Hallas • Check & Connect: Increasing School Engagement with American Indian Youth

VISIONS XXII Conference, Orlando, FL (May 2015)
Eileen Klemm with SPDG Team • Florida's Story of Check & Connect: Attend, Engage, Invest. Student Success!

2015 National Forum on Dropout Prevention to Native and Tribal Communities, Prior Lake, MN (April 2015)
Sharon Mulé, Jorden Donner (Fargo Public Schools) & Julie Smith (Circle of Life Academy) • Check & Connect; A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention
Sharon Mulé and Jana Hallas • Check & Connect: An Effective Approach to Engaging American Indian Youth in School (Pre-conference Workshop)

Council for Exceptional Children 2015 Convention & Expo, San Diego, CA (April 2015)
Eileen Klemm and Jean Echternacht • Making a Map: Finding My Way Back: Model Demonstration Project

2015 National Mentoring Summit, Washington, DC (January 2015)
Eileen Klemm and Jean Echternacht • Finding My Way Back: Mentorship From the Correctional Facility to the Community

Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) 2014 Convention, Cleveland, OH (November 2014)
David Johnson and Jean Echternacht • Supporting Young Offenders' Re-entry to School and Community: 3 Interventions

Illinois Association of School Social Workers Conference, Lisle, IA (October 2014)
Eileen Klemm • Check & Connect: A Comprehensive Student Engagement & Dropout Prevention Intervention

Minnesota Indian Education Association Annual Conference, Mahnomen, MN (October 2014)
Sharon Mulé and Jean Ness • Check & Connect

35th Annual Conference of Agencies and Organizations Serving Troubled Youth, Salt Lake City, UT (May 2014)
Angie Pohl • Check & Connect: A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention

National Dropout Prevention for Native and Tribal Community Forum, Prior Lake, MN (April 2014)
Angie Pohl • Check & Connect: An Effective Approach to Engaging American Indian Youth in School (Pre-forum Workshop)
Sharon Mulé • Connecting Through Service: Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Implements Check & Connect and Other Models to Engage Students (Connecting Through Service Project)
Eileen Klemm • Making a Map: Finding My Way Back (MAP Project)

Council for Exceptional Children 2014 Convention, Philadelphia, PA (April 2014)
Angie Pohl • Supporting Adolescents With Emotional and Behavioral Challenges: Check & Connect, An Evidence-Based Student Engagement Intervention

School Social Work Association of America, Chicago, IL (March 2014)
Eileen Klemm • Check & Connect: An evidenced-based student engagement/dropout prevention model 

National Association of School Psychologists 2014 Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. (February 2014)
Angie Pohl • Check & Connect Mentoring Skills for Promoting Student Engagement

25th Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference, Atlanta GA (November 2013)
Eileen Klemm • Select Steps for Check & Connect Implementation

Education Minnesota Professional Conference, St. Paul MN (October 2013)
Angie Pohl, Julie Gdula, Sandra Christenson • Beyond Dropout Prevention: Promoting Attendance, Engagement, and Investment

MASE Fall Leadership Conference, Brainerd MN (October 2013)
Eileen Klemm • Check & Connect: An Evidenced-based Student Engagement/Dropout Prevention Model

Frames for Change: Approaches for Engaging Youth in School & Community, St. Paul MN (September 2013)
Eileen Klemm • Check & Connect: A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention
Sharon Mulé • Connecting Through Service: A Youth Engagement Zone Project

Minnesota PBIS Institute and Film Festival, St. Joseph MN (June 2013)
Eileen Klemm • Check & Connect Mentoring: Tier 2 and Tier 3 Interventions

School Social Work Association of America National Conference, San Diego CA (March 2013)
Eileen Klemm & Angie Pohl • Check & Connect: A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention (Poster)

National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Seattle WA (February 2013)
Angie Pohl • Check & Connect: An introduction to implementation
Angie Pohl & Julie Gdula • Understanding and promoting a growth mindset

Check & Connect National Conference

We held our first national conference in Octoboer of 2015. We plan to host this event every two years (our next conference will be held in the fall of 2017). We post keynote videos and presentation slides so be sure to visit the conference website.

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Check & Connect National Conference
Celebrating 25 Years of Student Engagement
October 7-8, 2015 • Minneapolis


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