You are invited to participate in a free webinar titled Beyond Credit Recovery: On Track for Life, designed primarily for teachers, principals and administrators who seek to harness credit recovery programs as a means to prepare high school students for college and career. To register, simply enter your information at the bottom of this page. Participants will leave the webinar having identified short-term steps they can take immediately, next week, and next month.
Additional support and information on the webinar and a variety of topics of interest to secondary school teachers and administrators can be found on the School Turnaround Learning Community website, an online community of practice containing many helpful resources free of charge: http://www.schoolturnaroundsupport.org/. Joining the Community will not only give you access to a variety of resources, it will also enable you to receive notifications when related tools, videos, and discussions become available.
Beyond Credit Recovery: On Track for Life
|Tuesday, October 29, 2013||2:30 PM Eastern||1:30 PM Central||12:30 PM Mountain||11:30 AM Pacific|
Beyond Credit Recovery challenges educators to not only help students graduate on time, but ensure they are prepared for college or career. This webinar will examine how existing face-to-face, blended and online credit recovery programs can enhance college and career readiness. Participants will explore ways to incorporate the vocabulary and structure of the college experience into blended recovery programs, and discuss how dual enrollment can be a first step to college for struggling students. Other programs to encourage academic preparation and college-readiness, including advisor programs and bridge activities will be addressed.
Participants will also examine the role of community partnerships in transitioning credit recovery students into internships, community college, or careers. We will wrap up by discussing how credit-bearing professional and technical skills coursework can be used within credit recovery programs to advance specific career and college goals.
Anthony Hubbard is director of YouthBuild Providence, an alternative education program that helps high school dropouts and students who are in danger of dropping out or aging out of the system, gain the academic, occupational, and life skills needed to make a successful transition into postsecondary programs and the workforce. The program is one of five initiatives managed by The Providence Plan, a nonprofit organization working to improve the social and economic well-being of residents throughout the state of Rhode Island.
Anthony joined the organization in 2005 and quickly moved through the ranks to his current leadership role. Under his leadership, YouthBuild has been deeply invested in efforts to promote a "multiple pathways" agenda in which urban youth have greater access to higher education. YouthBuild's established track record of helping out-of-school youth achieve improved educational outcomes served as the foundation for the creation of a formal partnership with the Providence School District to help at-risk students earn a diploma. Launched in fall 2012, with active support from Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and our district superintendent, this community/district approach to dropout prevention represents the first of its kind in Rhode Island.
Anthony's involvement in the community spans many roles, including Co-chair of the Mayor's Children and Youth Cabinet High School to College/Career Workgroup and the State Coalition Chair of YouthBuild USA's National Directors Council.