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Is This a School You Would Want to Attend?. Infusing Resiliency into. “The System”. Bilingual Coordinators Network November 19, 2009 Dan Sackheim Educational Options Office California Department of Education. First,. The Basics. Every student needs and deserves…. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Is This a School YouWould Want to Attend? Infusing Resiliency intoBilingual Coordinators Network November 19, 2009Dan SackheimEducational Options OfficeCalifornia Department of Education

  • Every student needsand deserves an educational placement that is, at least, adequately matched to their learning and developmental abilities, needs and styles.

  • What works for one student, school, or district may not be appropriate or effective for another.One Size Does Not Fit All!Solutions O O O

  • Educational Options for All Students

  • Educational Options provide a supportive environment with specialized curriculum, instruction, guidance and counseling, psychological services, and tutorial assistance to help students overcome barriers to learning.

  • Is this a school you would want to attend?and that wants you to attend?

  • Keep kids in?Or push them out?EXIT

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said:Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

    Our nettlesome task is to discover how to organize our strength into compelling power.

    There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society, with a large segment of people in that society, who feel that they have no stake in it

  • Resiliency

  • Who Drops Out?Risk Factors for Dropping OutSocioeconomic status


    Repetition of a grade

    Student mobility

    Family situation

  • Who Drops Out?

    What Are the Kids Saying?Disengagement

    No one cares

    Uninteresting, irrelevant classes

    No real-world connection


  • Findings of Resilience ResearchRisk OutcomeBehavior CapacityPersonal Strengths = SuccessEnvironmental Supports & Opportunities = Life Success

  • Resiliency:

    External Assets Internal Assets

  • Three Protective Factors:CaringHigh ExpectationsOpportunities to meaningfully participate and contribute

  • The Youth Development Process: Resiliency In ActionInternal AssetsExternal AssetsCaring Relationships High Expectations Meaningful ParticipationSchoolHomeCommunityPeersCooperation





    Goals and aspirationsYouth NeedsSafetyLoveBelongingRespectMasteryChallengePowerMeaningImproved health, social, and academic outcomesThe RYDM Theoretical Framework


    healthy kids


  • Protective Factors = CriticalDevelopmental Supports & Opportunities

  • Healthy Kids Survey Resiliency and Youth Development Module

    Bonnie BenardResiliency: What We Have [email protected]

  • The 40 developmental assets include:EXTERNAL ASSETSSupport Caring school climate Empowerment Youth as resources and Service to othersSafety Boundaries and High Expectations School, family and neighborhoodAdult role models Constructive Use of Time Creative activities

  • INTERNAL ASSETS Commitment to Learning Achievement motivation School engagement Positive Values Caring and Responsibility Social CompetenciesPlanning and decision makingResistance skills and Peaceful conflict resolution Positive Identity Personal power Positive view of personal future


  • BEEP!Its just a

  • Listen ThroughTheir Ears!

  • Vocabulary Lesson:YouthsFormer Youths(Adults)

  • Educational Options support

    At-Risk / At-Promise Youth

  • How flexible is your cookie cutter?

  • How sharp is your cookie cutter?

  • The definition of was written by those who fit that definition.

  • Learning StylesAuditory




    Use Technology


  • I dont get it

  • Please explain/show that to me a different way

  • Asset Development BasedAcademic Development

    Social Development

    Emotional Development

    We are comprehensive education!

  • When there are so many students that the teacher cannot clearly see and respond to the strengths and needs of each student, but instead sees a class, then there are too many students.

  • There is Only One School Systemvv

  • Referral and TransitionPre-exitHand-offPost-exit support

  • Referral and TransitionAsset-basedChallenges vs deficitsNeed to learn and unlearn

  • Learning and Unlearning

  • Students Asset ProfileAcademicSocialEmotionalAsset DevelopmentUnlearning NeededBefore InterventionNow(Negative)

  • Rules

  • Rulesor

    /ExpectationsOpportunities to participate and contribute

  • Education Code Section 48916.1(a)At the time an expulsion of a pupil is ordered, the governing board of the school district shall ensure that an education program is provided for the period of the expulsion...

  • Mandatory ExpulsionsEducation Code Section 48915(c):(1) Possessing, selling, or otherwise furnishing a firearm. (2) Brandishing a knife at another person.Unlawfully selling a controlled substance listed in Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 11053) of Division 10 of the Health and Safety Code.(4) Committing or attempting to commit a sexual assault as defined in subdivision (n) of Section 48900 or committing a sexual battery as defined in subdivision (n) of Section 48900.(5) Possession of an explosive.

  • Administrator Recommendation of Expulsion Matrix Must Recommend Expulsion (Mandatory)

    Shall Recommend Expulsion Unless Particular Circumstances Render Inappropriate - Possessing drugs/knife (Expulsion Expected)

    May Recommend Expulsion (Discretionary) - Disruption

  • Two Definitions:

    Must punish/expel

    Must intervene

  • Administrator Recommendation of Expulsion Matrix Must Recommend Expulsion (Mandatory)

    Shall Recommend Expulsion Unless Particular Circumstances Render Inappropriate - Based on Developmental Concerns and Safety (Expulsion May Be Needed)

    May Only Recommend Expulsion If No Other Safe Intervention (Discretionary)

  • Character-based Curriculum

  • Dads Question:What have you done today to make the world better for someone who isnt you?

  • Parents have infiltrated all levels of society. There might even be some here now!Parents

  • Parent Night

  • Adults who care about me

  • Community Partnerships

  • School-to-Career

  • www.californiacareers.infoCalifornia Career Resource Network (CalCRN)

  • California CareerZone

    Assess Yourself --- Three Types:Quick Assessment (5 minutes)Interest Profiler (30 minutes)Work Importance Profiler (30 minutes)Explore Industry Sectors (Both O*Net and CTE)900 Occupations (Approximately 300 with videos):Additional ResourcesSearch OccupationsOccupation DetailsJob DefinitionInterestsTasks SkillsKnowledgeEducationSchool ClassesWages (California data)Outlook (California data)Similar JobsJob Openings (California data)

  • Reality CheckThree exploration Options

    Build a Budget in one of 22 California Cities, thenChoose an Education LevelChoose an Occupational Category

    Begin with a Future Salary then go directly to Education Level/Occupational Category page

    Begin Occupation Direct then count down through the budget categoriesBuild a Budget Monthly BudgetHousingUtilitiesFoodTransportationClothesHealth CareEntertainmentPersonalMiscSavingsTaxes (25% of Annual Expenses, no choice)

  • California Career Planning GuideContentsIntroduction to the career Planning ProcessLearn About YourselfInvestigate the World of WorkSynthesize What You Have LearnedTest the WatersWrap It Up Create a Career Action Plan

  • The Real Game CaliforniaTMTRGC is the latest addition to the internationally popular The Real Game SeriesTM being used in over 50,000 classrooms in ten countries.

    Students experience California adult life/work roles to learn career self-management competencies.

  • California Department of EducationCalifornia Direct Connect--Links to Your FutureA place to create your life and match it with your goals and aspirationsFinding a jobExploring career opportunitiesEducational opportunitiesOvercoming barriers to work

  • School is Workforce Preparation

  • Youth Development & Student AchievementSTAR test scores increased more in schools where students reported high levels of Caring Relationships at school, High Expectations at school, & Meaningful Participation in the community.

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  • Passive

  • How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single momentbefore starting to improve the world.- Anne Frank

  • The Greatest!

  • Bonus SlidesProbably no time during this presentation, but useful extensions

  • Funding Cost-Benefits and Sources

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • There are a number of additional fiscal benefits to operating a community day school that are often overlooked.

  • Money saved is real and significant money earned.

  • Average Daily Attendance (a.d.a.)x Base Revenue Funding Level ( )


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