ETAC Updates—December, 2020

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ETAC CoP “Chronic Absence Virtual Learning Series” Provides Solutions and Best Practices for Engagement & Attendance

On October 22, the ETAC kicked-off its “Chronic Absence Virtual Learning Series.” Featured presenters Ronald Cope and Jorge Blau, ETAC team members, and staffers from the National Center for Community Schools (NCCS), facilitated a lively and engaging discussion addressing both in-person and virtual learning engagement and attendance.

During breakout sessions, participants shared what was working and not working in their respective districts and schools and received best practice guidance and solutions. Of the participants, 100% said it was highly useful and 94% said that they learned something that they can put into practice right away. Proven attendance strategies and resources were shared with participants. It was wonderful to see a large and robust community learning from each other.

Participants cited the session as:

  • “Remarkable”
  • “Excellent session and strategies shared”
  • “Learning the strategies has changed my approach and practice to the work”
  • “Great information on how to collect engagement and attendance data”
  • “Unbelievable resources”
  • “Wonderful to connect with those around the state doing this important work and to learn from each other”
  • “An Informative and excellent session on attendance”
  • “Extremely useful”

Click here to learn about sessions and here to register for remaining sessions: December 17, 2020, February 4, and May 20, 2021.

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