Local Education Agencies

Building Authentic Relationships with Youth At Risk

McGrane, G. (2010).  Building Authentic Relationships with Youth At Risk. Effective Strategies. Clemson, SC : National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

Service-Learning Passport for Life

Service-Learning Passport for Life. (1996).  Linking Learning with Life Series.

Career and Technology Education (CTE) Resources

Publications

González-Rivera, C. (2014).  Bridging the Disconnect. Center for an Urban Future.
Connected Counseling: Connecting Students to Success. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2008).  Video: Connected Counseling in Action.
ACT Inc. (2006).  Ready for college and ready for work: Same or different?. Iowa City, IA : Author.
Plank, S., DeLuca, S., & Estacion, A. (2005).  Dropping Out of High School and the Place of Career and Technical Education: A Survival Analysis of Surviving High School. National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education.
Plank, S., DeLuca, S., & Eustacion, A. (2005).  Dropping out of high school and the place of career and technical education: A survival analysis of surviving high school. Columbus, OH : National Dissemination Center for Career & Technical Education.
Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.
Smink, J., & Reimer, M. S. (2002).  Career and Technical Education and the 15 Effective Strategies for Increasing Graduation Rates. Clemson, SC : National Dropout Prevention Center.
Phelps, R. P., Parsad, B., & Farris, E. (2001).  Features of occupational programs at the secondary and postsecondary education levels. Washington, DC : National Center for Educational Statistics.
Schmitz, E., Prescott, C., & Hunt, L. (1996).  Learning technology: Effective use of technology in education; A report on the status of technology in preparing students for the workplace. Waco, TX : Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD).
Hamby, J. V., & Monaco, F. A. (1993).  Enhanced Vocational Education: Developing a District-Wide Dropout Prevention Program. Solutions and Strategies.

Web Sites

the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers
a national nonprofit organization providing innovative changes in education to prepare students for greater success in careers and higher education; also sponsors the National Tech Prep Network and assists educators in secondary schools and colleges
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Individualized Instruction Resources

Publications

Griffith, C. A. (2011).  Research-Based Remedial Reading Strategies for Teens. Effective Strategies. National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.
Improving Graduation Rates through Virtual Schooling. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.
Nagel, J., & Smith, P. (2001).  The art of personalized learning. NASSP News, 2(3)
Gerstle, L., & French, D. (1991).  Structuring schools for student success: A focus on instructional improvement. Quincy, MA : Massachusetts Department of Education.

Web Sites


Educational Technology Resources

Publications

Software and Information Industry Association (2010).  Results of the Spring 2010 SIAA Vision K-20 Survey.
Dropout Prevention in the Digital Society. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Improving Graduation Rates through Virtual Schooling. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2009).  Video: NDPN Board Member Rob York talks about virtual learning options.
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network (2009).  Video: Student Success Stories With Virtual Learning.
Picciano, A. G., & Seaman, J. (2008).  K-12 Online Learning: A 2008 Follow-up of the Survey of U.S. School District Administrators. Newburyport, MA : The Sloan Consortium.
CSTA Curriculum Improvement Task Force (2006).  The new education imperative: Improving high school computer science education.
Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.
Falba, C. J., Grove, K. J., Anderson, D. G., & Putney, L. G. (2001).  Benefits of laptop computers for elementary teachers. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 33(5)
Lehman, S., Kauffman, D. F., White, J. J., Horn, C. A., & Bruning, R. H. (2001).  Teacher interaction: Motivating at-risk students in web-based high school courses. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 33(5)
Behrman, R. E., & Shields, M. K. (2000).  Children and computer technology. The Future of Children, 10(2)
Sivin, K. J., Bialo, E., & Rosso, J. L. (2000).  Online and electronic research by middle school students.

Web Sites

All of our students should have access to fast, reliable Internet at their school. Internet that allows students to learn from compelling online curricula that is personalized to fit their learning needs – without getting bogged down by slow connection speeds. The problem is that 80% of public schools in America lack fast enough Internet speeds to prepare our students for increasingly digital education.
a monthly newspaper developed to provide the news and information necessary to help K-12 decision makers successfully use technology
the largest professional educational association, principal voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through experiences in our schools (K-12)
With public education funding coming under increasing scrutiny, it can be difficult for teachers to insure that they are addressing basic educational needs, let alone find the capacity or space in their budgets to do something creative or original. So, like many artists that have chosen to trod the new territory of being independent, some teachers and other creative types have begun to turn to new sources of funding; in particular, crowd-sourced funding sites like Kickstarter. Educators can do the same.
a social networking site for K-20 educators interested in laptop learning

Active Learning Resources

Publications

Service-Learning: A Dropout Prevention Strategy and MORE!. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Keeping Youth In School - How Service-Learning Can Help!. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.
Pauley, J. A., Bradley, D. F., & Pauley, J. F. (2002).  Here's how to reach me: Matching instruction to personality types in your classroom. Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co..
Duckenfield, M., & Wright, J. N. (2001).  Pocket Guide to Service-Learning. Linking Learning with Life Series.
Nagel, J., & Smith, P. (2001).  The art of personalized learning. NASSP News, 2(3)
Wilson, D., & Conyers, M. (2000).  Courageous learners: Unleashing the brain power of students from at-risk situations. Winter Park, FL : BrainSmart.
Shirley, L. (1998).  Pocket Guide to Multiple Intelligences. Clemson, SC : National Dropout Prevention Center.
Waxman, H. C., Walker de Felix, J., Anderson, J. E., & Baptiste, H. P. (1992).  Students at risk in at-risk schools: Improving environments for learning. Newbury Park, CA : Corwin Press.
Texas Education Agency (1989).  Learning styles of at-risk youth: A schoolwide study skills program. Austin, TX : Texas Education Agency.

Web Sites

a unique international, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of professional educators whose jobs cross all grade levels and subject areas - founded in 1943, with the mission to forge covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners
a nonprofit membership association of educators, businesses, and community leaders founded in 1971; serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide

Professional Development Resources

Publications

Gail M. Sullivan, MD, M. P. H., & Richard Feinn, P. D. (2012).  Using Effect Size—or Why the P Value Is Not Enough. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 4(3), 279–282. Abstract
McGrane, G. (2011).  Building Authentic Relationships With Youth At Risk. Professional Development Series.
Hirsh, S. (2009).  A New Definition. Journal of Staff Development, 30(4), 10-16.
Building Authentic Relationships with Youth At Risk. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Call Me MISTER. (2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Simonsen, B., Fairbanks, S., Briesch, A., Myers, D., & Sugai, G. (2008).  Evidence-based Practices in Classroom Management: Considerations for Research to Practice. Education and Treatment of Children, 31(3), 351-380.
The Role of the Principal in Dropout Prevention. (2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.
Hammond, C., Smink, J., & Drew, S. (2007).  Dropout risk factors and exemplary programs: A technical report. National Dropout Prevention Center.
Consider These Critical Questions to Strengthen Your School Improvement Plan. (2006).  Journal of Staff Development, 27(4), 59-60.
Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout Prevention. Larchmont, NY : Eye On Education.
Sparks, D. (2002).  Designing powerful professional development for teachers and principals. Oxford, OH : National Staff Development Council.
Mizell, H. (2001).  How to Get There from Here. Journal of Staff Development, 22(3)
Garet, M., Porter, A. C., Desimone, L., Birman, B. F., & Yoon, K. S. (2001).  What makes professional development effective? Results from a national sample of teachers. American Educational Research Journal, 38(4), 915-945.
Peixotto, K., & Fager, J. (1998).  High-quality professional development: An essential component of successful schools. Portland, OR : Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NREL).

Web Sites

downloadable presentations dealing with CSTA's purpose, projects, and partnerships, given at conferences across the country
an alliance of educators, researchers, national associations, and officers of professional organizations and foundations committed to promoting the academic performance and healthy development of young adolescents
the only national education association dedicated exclusively to the growth of middle level education
founded in 1969; the largest nonprofit professional association committed to ensuring success for all students through staff development and school improvement
criteria identified by the National Forum to describe high-performing schools that serve students in the middle grades

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