Safe & Civil Schools Virtual Courses are designed to help educators at all levels learn research-based tools to improve student behavior

While everyone is working to create social distance, you may have a luxury rarely afforded before—time for online professional development. We encourage you to consider using this time to provide vital learning for yourself and your staff.

Safe & Civil Schools has been working to create a variety of web-based training options. Below are possible offerings at the individual, classroom, and schoolwide levels. 

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Creating a Continuum of Tier 2/3 Supports for Chronic Absenteeism With Jessica Sprick

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Attendance matters. Research indicates that as early as kindergarten, students who miss too many days of school are at risk for lower academic performance. By sixth grade, chronic absenteeism is a clear predictor of dropout. This session will provide practical strategies to ensure your schools know how to measure chronic absenteeism and are prepared to implement a systematic, multi-tiered intervention approach to address concerns, including the design of function-based intervention plans. This session will also provide an overview of numerous interventions to address common causes of absenteeism.

This session is appropriate for counselors, social workers, Child Study or Student Support team members, school psychologists, and behavior/attendance interventionists. Administrators may benefit from attending to learn how to guide a team in designing and implementing a continuum of intervention supports to address chronic absenteeism.

Presented by Jessica Sprick
Included materials: Absenteeism & Truancy: Interventions and Universal Procedures

Course Duration:

2 weeks, 2 sessions, Mondays (6 hours total)

Session Dates:
Monday, November 08
Monday, November 15

Session Times:
1:30 pm-4:30 pm ET/10:30 am-1:30 pm PT
All sessions are 3 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting

Building a Universal Culture of Attendance With Jessica Sprick

REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED

Student attendance is critical for student success, but far too many students miss significant amounts of school. In this session, participants will learn universal strategies for boosting student attendance at the schoolwide and classwide levels. Learn how to help students and families understand the critical importance of regular attendance and how to use fun and engaging strategies to build a culture of regular attendance. You will also learn how to identify common causes of absenteeism in your school or class so that you can work to put in place preventative action plans that reduce the number of students who require individualized intervention plans.

This session is appropriate for attendance and climate/safety team members, administrators, teachers, and interventionists.

Presented by Jessica Sprick
Included materials: School Leader’s Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges

Course Duration:

2 weeks, 2 sessions, Tuesdays (6 hours total)

Session Dates:
Tuesday, October 19
Tuesday, October 26

Session Times:
1:30 pm-4:30 pm ET/10:30 am-1:30 pm PT
All sessions are 3 hours

Platform:
Zoom virtual meeting