Title

Moving Students From Potential To Performance

Presenters

Dorothy MooreFollow

First Presenter's Institution

Learning Options, LLC

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Poster Session (Harborside)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

The relevance of this workshop is related that it captures I "HEAD” and II "HEART". Because of the academic nature of the workshop, I address Alternative Education and Drop Out Prevention which is Strand I. Communication Skills and Character Education are concerns woven into my presentation and identified as part of Strand II.

Brief Program Description

The lines of growth hang on the potential of students but the at-risk youth's life is plagued with a variety of interruption. These interruptions take on many forms but understanding their effect create a system of beliefs that move students forward. This workshop will analyze these interruptions, discover avenues to moving them out of the and way pacing the way for performance or action from the student.

Summary

This proposal is designed to provide to assist administrators teachers counselors and all who work with youth. I will share in this proposal stories of children, young students who have endured what many adults could not handle. I am an advocate for children who want to rise to their dreams but because of the obstacles in their lives that interrupted their dreams and stifle their ability to move; the children are caught between 'a rock and a hard place". My presentation involves practical applications and strategies that the attendees can take home. One strategy and program that can be implemented is called TOMS. Yes, TOMS, Tips On Moving Students. We all are familiar with TUMS. TUMS can be used to treat the feelings of pressure or discomfort in the stomach. Well, TOMS can be used to treat the feelings of pressure or discomfort in our classroom or educational system as we work with at risk student. The question is asked, moving students where? From social and emotional draining situation to healthy communications and belief system that propels potential to its designed state of performance. This workshop will stress our means of communicating with students, deliver systems and walls of frustrations and problems that each educator wants to escape. TOMS will address: day to day strategies of slow learners and poor reading and math student, low or little motivation for graduation or anything, home life and emotional problems of students, power struggles and embarrassing moments for students and staff, creating a safe haven in school and community effects for involvement that can fail or succeed. I want after this workshop for the attendees to embrace Tom‘s because they will be great ideas suggestions and thoughts that can help them improve their learning climate and effective communication with their students.

Evidence

I have worked in alternative education for nearly 30 years. During that times we have tracked graduation growth in high school. We conducted students and parent surveys and the results are positive as it relates to the TOMS provided. I have attendance scores to share with those concerned about dropout rates. I will add the employability of high school students increased and I will share the data with the attendees.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Dorothy Travis Moore received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, where she was named ‘Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.’ She earned her Master of Arts Degree from Ball State University, Muncie Indiana (European Campus). In 2006, Dr. Travis received a Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Christian Counseling from Grace Theological Seminary.

Her educational background has produced many different titles and roles as Principal, Administrator, Special Education Teacher, Therapist and Businesswoman gaining the attention and respect from leaders, peers, students and the community.

Many of the honors and awards Dr. Travis has received include: ‘Top Principal of Leadership’, ‘Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in the United States’, ‘The University of Wisconsin Distinguished Alumni Award’, the prestigious ‘Rubies Award’ from the Women of Excellence in New Orleans, LA, ‘The Women Who Shape Our World Award in Education’, the ‘ Pamela Bates Porch Outstanding Educator Award ’ from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Milwaukee Community Journal ‘Our Women, Our Treasure, Our Jewel’ award for her outstanding contributions to the community. Additionally, Dr. Travis was once named by the Milwaukee Community Journal ‘Woman of the Year”. These many honors chronicle a lifetime spent addressing the needs of children and families who live with financial and emotional instability.

Keyword Descriptors

At-risk, engagement, motivation, achievement, creativity, expectation, community, potential, performance, connection

Presentation Year

March 2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 5:30 PM

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Moving Students From Potential To Performance

Poster Session (Harborside)

The lines of growth hang on the potential of students but the at-risk youth's life is plagued with a variety of interruption. These interruptions take on many forms but understanding their effect create a system of beliefs that move students forward. This workshop will analyze these interruptions, discover avenues to moving them out of the and way pacing the way for performance or action from the student.