Continuing the efforts of the Federal Supportive School Discipline Initiative, the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education* are pleased to announce the next event in the 2014 Supportive School Discipline (SSD) Webinar Series. The Series is designed to increase awareness and understanding of school disciplinary practices that push youth out of school and many times into the justice system, and provide practical examples of alternative approaches that maintain school safety while ensuring academic engagement and success for all students.
This Webinar provided an in-depth review of Guiding Principle #1 as outlined within the Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline, a key document in the recently released School Discipline Guidance Package. In particular, it walked through each Action Step identified for Principle #1 implementation, including exploring how each are being implemented by an expert panel of practitioners. These content experts brought deep knowledge of the practical realities associated with integrating Principle #1 strategies into current practice.
The Webinar also included a "tracking guide" that allowed participants to complete a short self-assessment aligned with the Action Steps of Guiding Principle #1 and a list of related resources to support effective implementation.
The Webinar was moderated by David Osher, Ph.D. (American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC), and feature key experts in the field who have implemented elements of Principle #1, including: Virginia Dolan, Ph.D. (Program Manager and PBIS Facilitator, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD), Nicholas Yoder, Ph.D. (Technical Assistant Consultant, Center for Great Teachers and Leaders, Chicago, IL), the Honorable Stephen J. Teske (Juvenile Court Judge, Clayton County Court, Jonesboro, GA), and Ricardo Martinez (Parents and Youth United, Denver, CO).
- View the Recording of the Webinar
- Download Presentation Slides
- Tracking Guide
- Questions and Answers (Coming Soon)
School Discipline Guidance Package
- Dear Colleague Letter
- Guiding Principles
- Directory of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources
- Compendium of School Discipline Laws and Regulations for the 50 States, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico
- Overview of the Supportive School Discipline Initiative
*The Series is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Training and Technical Assistance Center (STTAC) and the U.S. Department of Education’s Supportive School Discipline Communities of Practice (SSDCOP) and the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE).