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National High School Center Events

2012
  • December 12, 2012
    "Early Warning Systems"
    Data Quality Campaign Webinar
    Presenter: Mindee O'Cummings
  • August 30, 2012
    "College and Career Readiness: Secondary and Postsecondary Research Perspectives"
    Presenter: Joseph Harris
    Presentation recording
  • June 23, 2012
    "Developing Effective Fractions Instruction"
    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Summer Institute for Educators
    Aurora, IL
    Presenter: Yael Kidron
  • June 23, 2012
    "Doing What Works in Math Education"
    Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy Summer Institute for Educators
    Aurora, IL
    Presenter: Yael Kidron
  • May 3, 2012
    "Preventing Student Dropout with the Early Warning Intervention System"
    Presenter: Mindee O'Cummings
  • April 29, 2012
    "Doing What Works for Bullying Prevention"
    California League of Schools K-12 School Climate and Safety Summit
    Lake Tahoe, NV
    Presenter: Yael Kidron
  • April 13, 2012
    “A Systematic Approach to Implementing RTI in Three Colorado High Schools”
    Council for Exceptional Children 2012 Conference and Expo
    Denver, CO
    Presenters: Helen Duffy and Jenny Scala
  • April 13, 2012
    "Supporting School Turnaround: Coordinating External Supports to Improve Coherence"
    AERA Annual Meeting 2012
    Vancouver, BC
    Presenter: Susan Therriault
  • April 12, 2012
    "A Demonstration of an Early Warning System Implementation Process and Tool"
    Council for Exceptional Children 2012 Conference and Expo
    Denver, CO
    Presenter: Mindee O'Cummings
    Presentation slides
  • April 6, 2012
    "Promoting Postsecondary Success for ALL High School Students: Beyond the Common Core State Standards
    Southwest Regional Summit
    Las Vegas, NV
    Presenters: Helen Duffy
  • March 20, 2012
    "Promoting Postsecondary Success for ALL High School Students"
    OESE/OSEP Leveraging Conference
    Bethesda, MD
    Presenter: Joseph R. Harris
  • February 21, 2012
    "Using the National High School Center's Early Warning System Middle Grades and High School Tools to Keep Students On Track for Graduation"
    24th Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Presenters: Matthew Hauenstein and Michelle Perry
    Presentation slides
  • January 11, 2012
    "College and Career Readiness: Beyond the Common Core State Standards"
    Great Lakes East and West Regional Meeting
    Chicago, IL
    Presenters: Michelle Perry, Helen Duffy

2011

  • September 26, 2011
    "Doing What Works for Increased Learning Time"
    Arizona 21st CCLC Fall Conference
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Presenter: Yael Kidron
  • May 24, 2011
    "Overview of the National High School Center's Early Warning System Process and Tool"
    Central SIG Conference
    Denver, CO
    Presenter: Jenny Scala
  • May 18-19, 2011
    Midwest High School SIG Conference
    Chicago, IL
    National High School Center, Great Lakes East Comprehensive Center, Great Lakes West Comprehensive Center, and the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality
    Midwest High School SIG Conference Web site
  • April 27, 2011
    “Planning Tools for High School response to intervention (RTI) Implementation”
    CEC Convention and Expo
    National Harbor, MD
    Presenters: Joe Harris, Jenny Scala and Jessica Agus
  • April 8, 2011
    “High School Improvement and the Early Warning System (EWS) Implementation Process and Tool v2.0”
    Idaho Title I Conference
    Boise, ID
    Presenters: Jenny Scala and Lindsay Fryer
  • April 6, 2011
    Western Regional SIG Conference
    Los Angeles, CA
    “Tiered Interventions and RTI in High Schools”
    Presenters: Joe Harris and Jenny Scala 
    “An Overview of an Early Warning System Implementation Process and Tool”
    Presenter: Joe Harris
  • February 22, 2011
    "A Demonstration of an Early Warning System Implementation Process and Tool"
    National Dropout Prevention Center's 23rd Annual At-Risk Youth National FORUM
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Presenters: Lindsay Fryer and Amy Johnson, Research Associates, National High School Center
  • February 17, 2011
    "Building Early Warning Systems to Identify Students with Disabilities at Risk for Dropping Out of High School and Monitoring their Response to Intervention"
    Wisconsin Transition Conference
    Madison, WI
    Presenter: Mindee O'Cummings

2010

  • December 6, 2010
    "National High School Center's Early Warning System"
    Bureau of Indian Education in IA, MN, SD and NE
    Presenter: Susan Bowles Therriault, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • December 3, 2010
    "National High School Center's Early Warning System"
    NAACP Daisy Bates Education Summit
    Presenter: Susan Bowles Therriault, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • December 2-4, 2010
    "Building Early Warning Systems to Identify Students At Risk for Dropping Out of High School and Monitoring Their Response to Intervention"
    California League of Middle Schools/California League of High Schools Annual Conference
    San Diego, CA
    Presenters: Helen Duffy and Mindee O'Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaisons, National High School Center
  • November 18, 2010
    Panel Discussion: “Framing the Conversation to Address Differentiated ELL Support: Research, Practice, and Policy”
    Connecting Research, Policy, and Practice: Supporting Success for English Language Learners Symposium Series
    English Language Learners Center, American Institutes for Research
    Washington, D.C.
    Moderator: Joseph R. Harris, Director, National High School Center
  • November 2010
    National High School Center's Eight Elements and School Improvement Work
    Great Lakes East Regional Comprehensive Center
    Michigan
    Presenter: Jenny Scala, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • October 2010
    "An Early Warning System Tool and Process"
    Clearing the Path to Graduation for Students with Disabilities in Urban Schools conference
    Charlotte, NC
    Presenter: Mindee O'Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • September 2010
    "Approaches to Dropout Prevention: Heeding Early Warning Signs"
    REL Bridge Event: Dropout Prevention: A Forum for Washington State High School Leaders
    Seattle, WA
    Presenter: Mindee O'Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • August 2010
    "Keeping Kids in School: Graduation for All"
    OSEP Leadership Mega Conference
    Crystal City, VA
    Presenter: Mindee O'Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • July 2010
    "What Matters for Staying On-Track and Graduating in Chicago Public Schools: A Focus on Students with Disabilities"
    SEDL’s Turning Around Low-Achieving Schools: A Blueprint for Reform conference
    Austin, TX
    Presenter: Mindee O'Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • June 2, 2010
    State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) Professional Learning Community
    Presenter: Helen Duffy, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • May 2010
    "Approaches to Dropout Prevention: Heeding Early Warning Signs"
    REL Bridge Event: Dropout Prevention: A Forum for Montana High School Leaders
    Helena, MT
    Presenter: Mindee O'Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • May 18, 2010
    Poster Presentation: “National High School Center Resources”
    2010 Secondary Transition State Planning Institute
    National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center
    Charlotte, NC
    Presenter: Maggie Monrad, Outreach Team Leader, National High School Center
  • April 21-24, 2010
    2010 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Spring Conference
    Nashville, TN
    Presenters: Lou Danielson, Director of Research, Jenny Scala and Mindee O'Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaisons, National High School Center
    "High School Tiered Interventions: How High Schools are Using Tiered Frameworks" session slides
    "An Introduction to High School Response to Intervention" session slides
  • April 13, 2010
    Poster Presentation: "Supporting High School Improvement"
    Leveraging Resources 5th Annual Joint Meeting
    Academy for Educational Development
    Washington, DC
    Presenter: Chad Duhon, Research Team Leader, National High School Center
  • April 8-9, 2010
    2010 Regional High School Summit
    REL West and Southwest Comprehensive Center
    Phoenix, AZ
    Presenter: Helen Duffy, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • March 17, 2010
    Friends of the National High School Center Meeting and National High School Center Advisory Board Joint-Meeting
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
  • February 17, 2010
    "Use of State Data Systems for Research – Opportunities, Incentives and Barriers"
    National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Task Force on Research Use of State Longitudinal Data Systems Workshop
    Washington, DC
    Presenter: Jessica Heppen, National High School Center
  • February 1, 2010
    National High School Center Advisory Board Meeting
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC

2009

  • December 9, 2009
    Friends of the National High School Center Meeting
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
  • November 17-18, 2009
    "Looking at Your Data"
    2009 Building Effective Practices in Dropout Prevention: A Summit for State and Local Education Agencies
    Baltimore, MD
    Presenter: Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • November 2009
    "Building Early Warning Systems"
    Building Effective Practices in Dropout Prevention: A Summit for State and Local Education Agencies
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Presenters: Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, and Lindsay Fryer, Research Associate, National High School Center
  • October 2009
    "Building Early Warning Systems to Identify 9th Grade Students At-Risk of Dropping Out"
    21st Annual National Dropout Prevention Network Conference
    San Antonio, Texas
    Presenter: Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • September 16, 2009
    Friends of the National High School Center Meeting
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
  • September 14, 2009
    "Early Warning Systems for Students who are At-Risk of Dropping Out of High School"
    North Dakota Governor’s Indian Student Drop Out Prevention Committee Meeting
    Presenter: Susan Bowles Therriault, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • September 2009
    "Qualitative Research Methodologies in Program Evaluation"
    OEDG Principal Investigators’ Meeting
    Washington, DC
    Presenter: Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • July 2009
    "Building Early Warning Systems to Identify Students At-risk for Dropping Out of High School: Recently Validated Indicators for Students with Disabilities"
    2009 OSEP Project Directors’ Conference
    Washington, DC
    Presenters: Joseph R. Harris, Director, and Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • June 24, 2009
    "Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities"
    2009 NDTAC (National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center) National Conference
    Washington, DC
    Presenter: Ayse Ikilzler, Research Associate, National High School Center
  • June 22-23, 2009
    "Tiered Intervention at the High School level"
    California Collaborative on District Reform
    Los Angeles, CA
    Presenter: Helen Duffy, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • June 21, 2009
    "The Role of Student Assessment Data in Dropout Prevention: Two States’ Efforts to Identify Risk Factors"
    2009 National Conference on Student Assessment (The Council of Chief State School Officers)
    Los Angeles, CA
    Presenter: Louise Kennelly, Director of Product Development, National High School Center
  • May 14, 2009
    Webinar: "Effectively Educating English Language Learners at the High School Level: What Research and Practice Tell Us"
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
    Presenters: Ana Diaz-Booz, Principal, School of International Business (San Diego, CA); Neal Finkelstein, Senior Research Scientist, WestEd & Libia S. Gil, Senior Research Fellow, American Institutes for Research and Senior Advisor, National High School Center
    View more information about this archived Webinar here.
  • May 13, 2009
    Friends of the National High School Center Meeting
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
  • March 24, 2009
    "The C's of Collaboration"
    Office of Special Education Programs Leveraging Conference
    Washington, DC
    Presenter: Joseph R. Harris, Director, National High School Center
  • April 1-3, 2009
    "Powered up: Alignment and Renewal of High Schools"
    Southwest RCC’s Annual High School Reform Summit
    Presenter: Helen Duffy, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • April 2009
    "Designing Dropout Prevention Strategies and Using Readily Available Data to Promote Retention of Students with Disabilities” and “Meeting the Educational Needs of Delinquent Youth in Transition"
    Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention and Expo
    Seattle, WA
    Presenters: Mindee O’Cummings and Jenny Scala, Technical Assistance Liaisons, National High School Center
  • February 11, 2009
    Friends of the National High School Center Meeting
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
  • February 9, 2009
    National High School Center Advisory Board Meeting
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
  • January 28, 2009
    "Identifying Students At-Risk for Dropping Out of High School: Overview of a Tool for Developing Early Warning Systems"
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
    Presenters: Jessica Heppen, Mindee O'Cummings and Susan Therriault

2008

  • December 10-11, 2008
    Smaller Learning Communities Program (SLCP)
    "An Overview of the National High School Center, Early Warning Systems Tool"
    U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Phoenix, AZ
    Presenter: Jessica Heppen, National High School Center
  • December 9, 2008
    Webinar: "An Overview of the National High School Center, Early Warning Systems Tool"
    Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center Advisory Board Meeting
    Charleston, WV
    Presenter: Susan Therriault, National High School Center
  • December 3, 2008
    Friends of the National High School Center Call
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
  • November 14, 2008
    Webinar: Developing Early Warning Systems to Identify Potential Dropouts
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
    Presenters: Jessica Heppen, Mindee O’Cummings, Susan Therriault
  • October 31, 2008
    A Comprehensive Approach for High School Redesign: Systems Thinking
    Tennessee High School Redesign Conference
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Presenters: Todd Flaherty, CCSSO, David Rutenberg, National High School Center & Jenny Scala, National High School Center
  • October 21-22, 2008
    Smaller Learning Communities Program (SLCP)
    "An Overview of the National High School Center, Early Warning Systems Tool"
    U.S. Department of Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
    Baltimore, MD
    Presenter: Jessica Heppen, National High School Center
  • September 29, 2008
    “National Perspective on Adolescent Literacy”
    MC3 Teleconference
    Presenter: Helen Duffy, National High School Center
  • September 23, 2008
    Fall 2008 Content Center's Director's Conference
    New Orleans, LA
    Presenter: Joseph R. Harris, Director, National High School Center
  • September 10, 2008
    Friends of the National High School Center Call
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
  • July 28, 2008
    2008 OSEP Project Directors’ Conference
    Poster Presentation: "Drop Out Prevention for Students with Disabilities"
    Washington, DC
    Presenters: Jessica Heppen, Deputy Director, National High School Center; Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center; Ayse Ikizler, Research Assistant, National High School Center
  • July 24, 2008
    Strengthening Transition Partnerships: Building Federal TA Capacity Meeting
    Paper Presentation: "Improving Graduation Rates and Decreasing Drop-Out Rates Panel"
    Washington, DC
    Presenters: Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center; Loujeania Bost, Director, National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities; Joan Willis, Senior Policy Fellow, Institution for Educational Leadership
  • July 23, 2008
    2008 OSEP Project Directors’ Conference
    Paper Presentation: "Tiered Intervention: Considerations on the High School Level"
    Washington, DC
    Presenters: Joseph Harris, Director, National High School Center; Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • June 25, 2008
    National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk (NDTAC)
    Webinar Presentation: "Developing Ninth Grade Early Warning Systems to Identify Students At-Risk for Dropping Out of High School"
    Washington, DC
    Presenters: Jessica Heppen, Deputy Director, National High School Center; Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • June 18-20, 2008
    National High School Center's 2008 Summer Institute
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
    http://www.betterhighschools.org/SI08/agenda.asp
  • May 17 - 19, 2008
    Deputies Leadership Commission Spring Academy: Redesigning our Nation’s Secondary Schools
    Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Presenter: Joe Harris, Director, National High School Center
  • May 7 - 9, 2008
    Secondary Transition State Planning Institute: Building for the Future
    National Post-School Outcomes Center, National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center (NSTTAC), and The National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD)
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Presenters: Joe Harris, Director, National High School Center and Margaret Monrad, Research Associate, National High School Center
    http://www.nsttac.org/Default.aspx?FileName=institute_description
  • April 23, 2008
    Friends of the National High School Center Meeting
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
  • April 2 - 5, 2008
    Council for Exceptional Children’s 2008 Convention & Expo
    Strand: Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities
    Strand Co-Leaders: Joe Harris, Director, National High School Center; and Loujeania Bost, Director, National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
    Sessions: Early Warning Systems for All Students; Best Practices Shared by Proven Dropout Prevention Programs; and State Initiatives Focused on Dropout Prevention
    Session Leaders: Joe Harris, Director, National High School Center; Louise Kennelly, Director of Tools and Products, National High School Center; and Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
    Boston, Massachusetts
    http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/ProfessionalDevelopment/
    ConventionExpo/default.htm
  • April 2 - 4, 2008
    Regional High School Summit
    Southwest Comprehensive Center
    Session: Plenary Dialogue II: Integrating Approaches to Tiered Intervention Into High School Redesign Initiatives     
    Presenter: Helen Duffy, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
    Session: Jigsaw Dialogue: How States Can Utilize Adolescent Literacy Approaches to Support High School Redesign Goals
    Facilitator: Helen Duffy, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    www.swcompcenter.org/
  • March 31, 2008
    Kansas Department of Education
    Event: Conference, "Multi-Tiered Systems of Support at the Secondary Level: A National Perspective"
    Presenter: Helen M. Duffy, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
    Topeka, Kansas
  • February 13, 2008
    Leveraging Resources: 3rd Annual Joint Meeting of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Comprehensive and Equity Assistance Centers & the Office of Special Education Programs Technical Assistance and Dissemination Projects
    Poster Session
    Academy for Educational Development
    Washington, DC
    http://www.rrfcnetwork.org/content/view/513/450/
  • January 30, 2008
    Friends of the National High School Center Meeting
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC
  • January 28, 2008
    National High School Center Advisory Board Meeting
    National High School Center
    Washington, DC

2007

  • November 5 - 6, 2007
    The North Dakota Curriculum Initiative
    Event: Conference, "North Dakota Curriculum Initiative Conference on Tiered Intervention at the Secondary Level"
    Presenter: Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
    Bismarck, North Dakota
  • October 17, 2007
    Organization: Northwest Regional Comprehensive Center
    Event: Webinar, "RTI Learning Community: Meeting the Needs of Significantly Struggling Learners in High Schools"
    Speaker: Helen M. Duffy, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
    http://www.nwrel.org/nwrcc/rti-webinar/
  • October 15, 2007
    Organization: Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP)
    Event: RTI Community of Practice Call
    Speakers: Helen M. Duffy, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center, and Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
  • September 20, 2007
    Organization: National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center For the Education of Children and Youth Who are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk (NDTAC)
    Event: 2007 National Meeting Poster Session
    Location: Washington, DC
  • August 29, 2007
    Friends of the National High School Center Meeting
  • July 10 - 11, 2007
    Organizations: Hawai‘i Department of Education, the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa College of Education (UHCOE), and Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL).
    Event: Pacific Educational Conference (PEC 2007)
    Sessions: Developing systems of support for transitions into high school; Developing systems for early identification: Dropout prevention; and Linking High School Reform and Maximum Student Attainment: A Call to Action
    Speakers: Joseph R. Harris, Interim Director, National High School Center, and Helen M. Duffy, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
    http://www.prel.org/pec2007/
  • June 11 - 13, 2007
    National High School Center's 2007 Summer Institute, Advancing High School Student Success: Building Systems of Support
    Archived information and all presentations are available here.
  • April 3, 2007
    Organizations: Mid-Atlantic and Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Centers
    Event: SEA Leadership Forum for the Middle Grades to High School Transition 2007
    Session: Preventing High School Dropout: Understanding the Research and Useful Strategies to Address the Problem
    Speakers: Becky Powell, Director of Outreach, National High School Center, and Mindee O’Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center

2006

  • March 24, 2006
    Organizations: Center for Education at the National Academies, Education Sector, National Education Knowledge Industry Association
    Event: Policy Forum: High School Reform - How Can Evidence Guide Policy and Practice?
    Speaker: Becky Smerdon, Co-Director, National High School Center
    Location: Washington, D.C.
    See the Agenda.
  • April 20, 2006
    Organizations: Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center (MACC), Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC)
    Event: Middle Grades to High School Transition: Research to Practice Forum
    Session: Voices From Successful Transition Programs: Identifying the Policies, Resources and Flexibility Needed to Address Transition Issues
    Speakers: Becky Smerdon, Co-Director of the National High School Center, Corinne Herlihy, MDRC
    Location: Richmond, Virginia
    http://www.macc.ceee.gwu.edu/MACCevents/MHSForum06
  • April 28, 2006
    National High School Center Webinar: "Leading the Way to a Smooth Ninth Grade Transition"
    Archived Webinar
  • August 1, 2006
    Organization: Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education
    Event: 2006 Project Directors' Conference Program
    Session: Poster Presentation: High School Reform: What Are the Implications for Special Education?
    Speaker: Mindee O'Cummings, Technical Assistance Liaison, National High School Center
    Location: Washington, D.C.
  • November 6-8, 2006
    Organization: Grantmakers for Education
    Event: Grantmaking Strategies for Student Success
    Speakers: Rob Ivry, Communications Specialist, National High School Center, and Becky Smerdon, The Urban Institute
    Location: San Francisco, California
    http://www.edfunders.org/programs/conference/index.asp
  • December 13, 2006
    National High School Center Webinar: "Preventing High School Dropout"
    Archived Webinar