Improve Attendance Early: Everyday Strategies to Keep Your At-Risk Students Coming to Class and Learning
Do you have students who are missing too many days of school?
Now is the time to improve attendance and safeguard your students’ learning from the harmful effects of chronic absenteeism.
Join Sue Forthergill from Attendance Works for a 2-hour webinar designed for classroom teachers, master teachers or coaches and administrators concerned about students’ chronic absences.
Sue will share lots of ideas, strategies and free resources you can bring to the classroom and to your interactions with parents and families. Find out what you can do to protect your at-risk students from falling behind.
- What is chronic absence and how it differs from Average Daily Attendance (ADA) or truancy
- What research says about the latest impact of chronic absence on student achievement
- School-level and district strategies that are working to improve attendance
- Communicating with parents and families about attendance
- Emphasizing the importance of attendance to students from Day 1
- How to leverage parent-teacher conferences and other parent interactions to improve attendance
- Attendance Works strategies for targeted classroom-based interventions
- How to build a culture of attendance in classrooms all year long
About the Speaker
As Senior Policy Associate for Attendance Works, Sue Fothergill provides technical assistance to communities across the country working to improve attendance. Since December 2008, Sue has served as Director of the Baltimore Student Attendance Campaign. She chairs the Baltimore Student Attendance Collaborative, a partnership of 20 non-profit and public agencies and the School Committee of the Baltimore Grade Level Reading Campaign.
Sue has more than a decade of experience in community organizing, policy analysis and advocacy and has worked to ensure that the policies and practices of state and city agencies positively affect student outcomes. Prior to her work leading the attendance campaign, she served as an Education Advocate for the ACLU of Maryland. She is a co-founder of the Baltimore Education Coalition, and three arts-integrated public charter schools; City Neighbors Charter School, City Neighbors Hamilton, and City Neighbors High School. Sue has a BA in Government and Public Policy from the University of Baltimore.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does a webinar work?
It’s simple. On the day of the event, you click on the link we provide. Enter your name and email address and you’re in! If your computer has good audio, the audio will be streamed to your computer along with the PowerPoint presentation. If your computer does not have audio, a phone number is provided so that you can access the audio by speaker phone.
How many can access the event per registration?
Registration is by site, not by individual, so there is no limit to the number of people who can participate at your site. We do request no more than one phone connection per site.
My school district only pays by purchase order. Do you accept POs?
Yes. You may fax the PO to 815-461-5647 or call us at 207-632-1954. Please include the full name and email address of the registrant.
What is the difference between the recording link and the CD-ROM?
Both include the synchronized audio and PowerPoint, but the link may only be accessed for 30 days. The CD-ROM provides a permanent record of the webinar.