First Presenter's Institution

The W.O.R.K.S INC

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Location

Harborside East Center

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

We are working to close the achievement gap and promote learning for all children by providing ideas for equitable opportunities for all children to learn.

Brief Program Description

The commitment of the W.O.R.K.S. Program is to educate our students for life, so they can maximize their potential and the totality of their lives: academically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Summary

Our program involves all stake-holders in a child's life: parents, students, and teachers. We use modules that create discussions that all are involved in. Parents, students, and teachers are given practical strategies that they can use in real life situations. There are 14 modules in our program, and the subjects range from Home versus School Values, to being a positive Role Model. This is a very well rounded program that touches all aspects of a child's life.

Evidence

■Instructional Quantity (.84 effect size)-The time (hours) in which the student is actively taught. ■Frequent student removal may have a negative influence on student learning, by reducing the opportunity to learn (Advancement Project/Civil Rights Project, 2000). ■Comprehensive school reform efforts have consistently documented the academic effectiveness of programs intended to increase student time spent engaged in learning (see e.g. Borman, Hewes, Overman, & Brown, 2003 and Zurawsky, 2004) ■Descriptions of classrooms in which classroom management appears to be ineffective (e.g., Vavrus & Cole, 2002) suggests that, once disciplinary power struggles are engaged between students and teachers, they may substantially reduce time available for instruction.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Mrs. Sheila Coats is a former educator who had been an elementary teacher for over 30 years, and has worked with special needs students.

Keyword Descriptors

Academic Excellence, Decreased Discipline Initiatives, Personal Development, Service/Community Outreach

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-6-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

3-6-2018 5:30 PM

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Steering at risk students in the right direction on life's highway

Harborside East Center

The commitment of the W.O.R.K.S. Program is to educate our students for life, so they can maximize their potential and the totality of their lives: academically, spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically.