2009 Student Services Symposium: Supporting Students to Success

Posted by on March 30, 2009

Supporting Students to Success!
A Student Services Symposium

Agenda Highlights:
• Systemic alignment of all services, supports and academic strategies
• Approaches to infuse resiliency into schools’ work with students
• Chapter 12 Students and Student Services requirements and strategic plan
• Success of targeted grant funding for implementation of evidence-based strategies to support student success
• Promotion of community schools in Pennsylvania
• Latest research on effective program models that create a high-quality student learning
• Effective use of school and community resources to remove barriers to learning

Who Should Attend?
This symposium will provide valuable information for educators, pupil services personnel, elementary and secondary administrators, guidance counselors and other professionals.

Registration and Lodging Information
• There is no fee to attend this event, but preregistration is required.
• To register, please visit the Center’s website: http://www.center-school.org, and click on professional development.
• The registration deadline is Friday, May 1, 2009, or until maximum capacity is reached.
• Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
• Participants are responsible for their own lodging. To reserve your room, please contact the Marriott Lancaster no later than Thursday, April 23, 2009 and mention “Student Services Symposium” to receive the conference rate of $95.

Marriott Lancaster at Penn Square
8 North Queen Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: 717.239.1600
Website: http://www.marriott.com

Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, in partnership with the Center for Schools and Communities
When: Tuesday, May 19th, 2009
Where: Marriott Lancaster at Penn Square, Lancaster, PA

You are invited to join us for the fourth annual symposium to support Pennsylvania’s schools in the development of effective strategies to help students reach their educational and career goals. This symposium will focus on these components integral to a resiliency approach that enable each student to grow into an inspired, productive, fulfilled life-long learner:
• high expectations
• meaningful student engagement
• connectiveness and bonding
• skills for life
• clear and consistent boundaries, and
• unconditional support

The keynote speaker (invited) is Pedro Noguera, Ph.D., Executive Director and Professor, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education of the Steinhardt Schools of Culture, Education and Human Development at New York University in New York, NY. Dr. Noguera, a prolifi c writer and champion for issues relating to closing the achievement gap and ensuring equity and excellence for all students, will provide “New Directions for American Education” which will highlight new approaches to educating children and managing schools and districts to bring about the necessary educational outcomes that our nation so desperately needs.

If you have questions please contact:
Center for Schools and Communities
275 Grandview Avenue, Suite 200
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Phone: 717.763.1661, ext. 156
Fax: 717.763.2083
E-mail: llong@csc.csiu.org

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