Title

Strategic Approaches: Academic Success Strategies For At Risk Students

First Presenter's Institution

Council For At Risk Student Education and Professional Standards

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Ballroom E

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

This proposal relates to academic achievement . The methods shared in this presentation have been used to train over 20,000 faculty members across the country. Most recently at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, CA in spring of 2017.

Brief Program Description

This interactive workshop presents strategies for increased learning and teaching opportunities of at risk populations. Strategies include methods to increase and enhance student engagement, student achievement, and graduation rates of at risk student populations. Participants will engage in discussion, sample strategies, and summations of concepts. This workshop provides participants the opportunity to connect with one another and increase strategic applications to their current practices.

Summary

This proposal describes practical models for engaging and sustaining the interest of at risk students in the classroom. The ANTF model will provide easy to implement strategies for teachers, administrators, and counselors in order to engage and teach at risk student populations.

Evidence

This method has been field tested for it's effectiveness in a college in Florida. The empirical evidence for this strategy is found in a variety of research articles and findings related to culturally relevant teaching practices.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Courtney Plotts is the National Chair for the Council of At Risk Student Education and Professional Standards where she overseas national certification content and training for K12 and college organizations. Courtney is a certified teacher, has a MA in education and MA in psychology. Her Ph.D is in psychology. She has taught for over 12 years in K12 and university settings and has been the acting academic director at Esperanza College of the Human Services and Community Development Department and a contributing curriculum developer at Delaware State University in 2016.

As youth Courtney was sexually abuse at the age of 11 and incarcerated as a juvenile in 1992. Currently, she trains faculty in methods that re-shape classroom dynamics for at risk youth and is a keynote speaker at a variety of conferences. during the year.

Keyword Descriptors

Policy, Teaching, Student Engagement, Graduation, Social Justice

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-6-2018 2:45 PM

End Date

3-6-2018 4:00 PM

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Strategic Approaches: Academic Success Strategies For At Risk Students

Ballroom E

This interactive workshop presents strategies for increased learning and teaching opportunities of at risk populations. Strategies include methods to increase and enhance student engagement, student achievement, and graduation rates of at risk student populations. Participants will engage in discussion, sample strategies, and summations of concepts. This workshop provides participants the opportunity to connect with one another and increase strategic applications to their current practices.