Ms. Wausheka McClary, the Parent Mentor for the Elbert County School District, encourages parents to get involved in the graduation process. We must "know when our children are graduating and get them ready!"
This video clip shows how educators may sound as they use unfamiliar acronyms when meeting with parents or other educators. Patti Solomon stresses the importance of using "family friendly" terms to ensure understanding of the acronyms.
Ms. Wausheka McClary, the Parent Mentor for Elbert County School District, discusses her role in building relationships with parents and emphasizing the importance of graduation.
As an ASPIRE consultant, Colleen Lambert, encourages students to take a more active role in their Individual Education Program (IEP). Through the collaboration between the Georgia Department of Education and the Georgia Developmental Disabilities Council, school personnel and families are working together to build self advocacy skills in students with disabilities.
Catherine Fowler, Project Coordinator, National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC) reflects on Georgia's positive efforts at achieving better post secondary outcomes through creating a system of interagency collaboration and implementing evidence based practices.
Dennis Medders, Principal of Manchester High School, discusses how C.A.F.E.'s have encouraged collaboration between students, families, and communities to bring about successful relationships and improved achievement in Manchester High School.
Webinar participants will hear how schools have redesigned programs, adopted new practices, and implemented research-based strategies to become highly successful in preventing students with disabilities from dropping out of school.
Click on the attachments to access the Webinar flyer, the presentation powerpoint and accompanying handouts.
In today's world, a high school diploma is key to opening the doors to more options for our children. Parent to Parent is pleased to have Dr. Laura Brown, the Director of the North Georgia Learning Resource System (NGLRS) as our presenter. Dr. Brown will be sharing information & steps that we can take to help our children stay in school.
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) Graduation/Dropout Prevention Project is a major component of a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).
The GraduateFIRST project partners include The National Dropout Prevention Center- Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD), The United States Department of Education- Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP),The Georgia Learning Resource Systems (GLRS), and other divisions of The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE).