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Leveraging Online Instruction - Webinar


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Graduation rates are one of the most widely used yardsticks for measuring a school's success, yet many high school students are dropping out of the system. While the reasons are as varied as the students who leave the system, the situation leaves educators searching for ways to keep students enrolled, involved, and engaged. Because it is adaptable, accessible, and student-driven, online instruction offers a variety of benefits that help educators keep kids enrolled and help schools reach graduation objectives.

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Leveraging Online Instruction - Webinar

  1. 1. 12/15/2011Leveraging Online Instruction to  Improve Graduation Results Allison Bassler Texas Youth Commission Allison Bassler Texas Youth Commission 1
  2. 2. 12/15/2011 Outline Understanding the issue Understanding your population Identifying needed improvements Knowing what can change Developing a strategy Understanding the issueTackle TheissuesUnderstanding your population 2
  3. 3. 12/15/2011Identifying improvements needed Knowing what can change Developing a strategy In the EndReview AccomplishmentsLearn what improvements are neededGrow 3
  4. 4. 12/15/2011 Muriel Killion AMI Kids AMI Kids Sandoval Cuba, New Mexico All Educational Staff Overview• Alternative Educational Programs• Residential Treatment Center• Resources‐ to help teachers and students• Create‐ IEP’s for all students• Set‐ goals created by education and behavioral  management teams• Our Success with OdysseyWare 4
  5. 5. 12/15/2011 AMI Kids Alternative Education  Program• Student Backgrounds and past experiences Residential Treatment Center• Provide more intensive guidance and round‐ the‐clock staff‐secure supervision, attention  and care. • Average length of stay is six months, although  some students stay up to one year, depending  on his or her success. Resources‐ ODYSSEYWARE• Improvements1. Differentiated Instruction 2. Individualized Educational Plans3. More time for teacher assessments4. Placement Exams5. Assessments6. Custom Courses 5
  6. 6. 12/15/2011 Create Individualized Educational  Plans• Each One, Teach One• Review Test Scores and other Assessments • Implement Programs to help • Empower teachers • Utilize all areas of the program• Continuously assess to find improvements and  discuss weaknesses‐ ongoing  Set goals created by all team  members• AMIkids’ Residential programs combine  education, counseling and community service  projects. • All team members should be involved in the process of creating individualized educational plans Our Success with ODYSSEYWARE 6
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