Student at risk of dropping out. While planning for inclusion should take an individual focus, it should also occur within an ecological context. Students at risk of dropping out. info. Toolbox. Activity choices. Class brainstorm. COMMUNITY. Comprehension activity. Creative cartooning.
Student at risk of dropping out While planning for inclusion should take an individual focus, it should also occur within an ecological context
Class brainstorm COMMUNITY
Wrapping up... • Not all tools are going to be “in classroom” • Working within a department, a school and a system • An example: Olivia....
Policy ACT DET Policy website http://www.det.act.gov.au/ • Pregnant Student Policy and Implementation Guidelines http://www.det.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/19497/pregnant.pdf • Canberra College Cares – Program for students that are pregnant or parenting • Year 10 and Year 12 Certificates • Flexible and on-line program • alternative education for students aged 14-21 years • http://www.canberrac.act.edu.au/special_programs/cccares
Recommendations Identify : • your own tricks for your toolbox - for each of the factors of the 'ecosystem‘ • what your strengths are and what needs to be further developed • what you're missing - and where to get them - colleagues, departments, PD, “the hardware store” • funding issues and possible sources for funding
Conclusion Ways to reduce dropping out • mentoring of students at risk • providing support for students and families • focusing on vital literacy and numeracy skills for students at risk • training and professional development for teachers “Build on students strengths and maximise potential“ (Murik, 2002)