Upcoming Webinars

Please note: all webinars are recorded. Archived recordings, powerpoint presentations, materials, and transcripts from Q&A are posted on our archived webinars page.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
McKinney-Vento and ESSA: Back-to-School Review

PRESENTERS: Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection
Patricia Julianelle, Director of Program Advancement and Legal Affairs, SchoolHouse Connection

DESCRIPTION: This webinar will review key topics in McKinney-Vento Act implementation, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act, including: identifying students experiencing homelessness; school of origin; immediate enrollment; strategies to support high school graduation; and preschool. We will review the law and implementation strategies, and take your questions.

TO REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4465619581429179907

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 12:00-1:15pm Eastern
Getting to Graduation: Strategies to Award Partial Credits, Recover Credits, and Award High School Diplomas for Students Experiencing Homelessness

PRESENTERS:
Melanie Barbeau, School Community Worker, San Juan Unified School District
Ardath Ferris, McKinney-Vento Liaison, San Juan Unified School District
Tyler Shoesmith, Director of Family Support Services, North East Independent School District
Patricia Julianelle, SchoolHouse Connection Director of Program Advancement and Legal Affairs
Students (not yet named)

DESCRIPTION: The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) places unprecedented emphasis on high school graduation for students experiencing homelessness. In this webinar, SchoolHouse Connection staff will review new legal requirements in Title I and the McKinney-Vento Act on issues such as credit accrual, full participation, transitions to college, and data. Then, school district homeless liaisons will share their practical suggestions for implementing these policies, with a specific focus on partial credits and alternative diplomas. Most importantly, students will share how these practices make a real difference for students struggling to overcome homelessness through education.

TO REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2154812276461166849

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
Title I and Homelessness: New Requirements and Best Practices on Funds and Data

PRESENTERS:
Heather Denny, Title I and Homeless Education Director, Montana
Nakita Scott, School Social Worker, Polk County, Florida
Trish Kirschten, McKinney-Vento Liaison, Missoula County Public Schools
Lynda Thistle-Elliott, State Coordinator, New Hampshire Department of Education
Patricia Julianelle, Director of Programs Advancement and Legal Affairs, SchoolHouse Connection

DESCRIPTION: The Every Student Succeeds Act’s amendments to Title I now are in effect, and there are several important changes to improve the availability and use of Title I funds for students experiencing homelessness. This webinar will review the law and share practical strategies from the state and local levels to calculate Title I set-asides, use funds creatively and appropriately, and track data. Join us to learn from peers and get your questions answered.

TO REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7644737606399046401

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM EDT
Identifying Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness

PRESENTERS:
Estella Garza, Senior Coordinator of Social Work, Foster Care & Homelessness, San Antonio ISD, TX
Kristine Nadolski, McKinney-Vento State Coordinator, Wisconsin
Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection

DESCRIPTION: The McKinney-Vento Act is a powerful law, but it cannot help students who are not identified as eligible for its protections. In this webinar, McKinney-Vento liaisons and State Coordinators will share best strategies for identifying eligible students. We’ll review the legal requirements, provide sample documents, and answer your questions.

TO REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7616433978077054977

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
Federal Policy Update on Child, Youth, and Family Homelessness

PRESENTERS: Eric Masten, Policy Director, National Network for Youth
Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection

DESCRIPTION: This webinar will provide the latest updates on federal legislation related to child, youth, and family homelessness. Topics to be covered include the FY2018 budget; two new bills to improve access to higher education for homeless and foster youth; the reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act; the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HUD Homeless Assistance reform), and the AHEAD Act (school-housing partnership legislation). Learn about the latest developments, get your questions answered, and find out what you can do to help.

TO REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7694839052808989187

Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM EDT
Federal Policy Update on Child, Youth, and Family Homelessness

PRESENTERS: Eric Masten, Policy Director, National Network for Youth
Barbara Duffield, Executive Director, SchoolHouse Connection

DESCRIPTION: This webinar will provide the latest updates on federal legislation related to child, youth, and family homelessness. Topics to be covered include the FY2018 budget; two new bills to improve access to higher education for homeless and foster youth; the reauthorization of the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act; the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HUD Homeless Assistance reform), and the AHEAD Act (school-housing partnership legislation). Learn about the latest developments, get your questions answered, and find out what you can do to help. PLEASE NOTE: This is a repeat of the September 21 webinar.

TO REGISTER: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4352816285993079553

 

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