Title

Ensuring Academic Success for At-Risk Students in Title I Schools

First Presenter's Institution

Andrew McGee

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 4 (Ballroom D)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

This session will describe how to ensure that low-income and minority children enrolled in Title I schools have a plan that reflects students who are experiencing academic challenges. Presenter will guide participants through developing a Schoolwide plan which is required by the Georgia Department of Education and is designed to provide additional academic support for students attending Title I schools. Practical application from key components of the Title I program will be demonstrated. Presenter will illustrate best practices that are used to.

Brief Program Description

This session will focus on guidance, and best practices to provide LEAs and schools with information on identifying barriers and risks facing economic disadvantage students. The presenter will assist participants with devising a plan to effective and successfully support students who maybe academically challenged. Emphasis will be placed on:

1. Coordination of services,

2. Need Assessment

3. Equal opportunity to succeed in school

4. Eliminating barriers to academic resources

Summary

Principals and educators in Title I schools make decisions and take some actions toward continuous academic improvement in the lives of students we face daily. It is apparent that parents want the best education for their children. They are sending us the best child/children they have for us to educate. Therefore, it is our responsibility to provide additional support to ignite the minds of all students who in otherwise feels inadequate, at-risk of failure, least important, and no parent involvement. We must continue creating learning environments conducive to all learners no matter their socioeconomic status. The challenge of leveling the playing field for students in Title I schools is great. We must continue to engage students in conversation that will promote open discussions, creative writing, and parent engagement. The Schoolwide Plan serves to engage all students, parents, and stakeholders in a process intended to break the academic barriers for at-risk students.

In this session, participants will interactively explore a variety of strategies and interventions to include in a Schoolwide Plan that are scientifically/evidenced based. The plan will be used as a vehicle to develop a Title I budget/funds that provides additional academic support for students and those at risk of not meeting the State’s standards. The budget/funds must be aligned to the school’s Title I plan and be expended for activities and strategies that are scientifically/evidenced based. In addition, we continue to significantly elevate the quality of instruction by providing staff in Title I school with need based opportunities for professional development.

Evidence

All Title I programs use instructional strategies and methods that is evidenced-based. The evidenced based is research involves the application of rigorous, systematic, and objective procedures to obtain reliable and valid knowledge relevant to education activities and programs (Georgia Department of Education).

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Andrew McGee is a seasoned teacher and administrator who bring passion, professionalism and years of experience in the field of education. Andrew possesses a training style that integrates his ability as a practitioner to read and connect with an audience with humor and a willing to learn attitude. As a Director Federal Programs Director, Andrew has worked collaboratively with school systems around the state of Georgia developing and revising School-wide Plans, assisting schools with Targeted Assistant to School-Wide Title I Schools, and as a presenter at state and National Conferences. He has conducted numerous professional development and workshops. Currently, Andrew serves as the director of Federal Programs for Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice School System.

Keyword Descriptors

Title I Programs, At-risk, Goals, School-wide Plan, Evidenced based, Parent Engagement

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 8:30 AM

End Date

3-5-2019 9:45 AM

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Ensuring Academic Success for At-Risk Students in Title I Schools

Session 4 (Ballroom D)

This session will focus on guidance, and best practices to provide LEAs and schools with information on identifying barriers and risks facing economic disadvantage students. The presenter will assist participants with devising a plan to effective and successfully support students who maybe academically challenged. Emphasis will be placed on:

1. Coordination of services,

2. Need Assessment

3. Equal opportunity to succeed in school

4. Eliminating barriers to academic resources