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Northeast Regional Focus on Freshmen

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Bring your high school and/or college planning teams to one of Three exciting professional development institutes coming to Boston, MA - March 11-12, 2015


Bring your high school and/or college planning teams to a dynamic, two-day leadership conference, a collaborative effort of The George Washington University's Freshman Transition Initiative and the Get Focused...Stay Focused! ™ model developed at the award-winning Santa Barbara City College.


Regional Focus on Freshmen

March 12-13, 2015  :  Boston, MA


With three professional development institutes to choose from, it's easy to find something to benefit each member of your team!


Freshman Transition Leadership Institute  :

Developed & presented by Dr. Rebecca Dedmond, Founder of The George Washington University's Freshman Transition Initiative

Using the Course Standards for Freshman Transition Classes, developed through The George Washington University’s Freshman Transition Initiative, learn the 10-Step Plan for initiating a freshman transition course and implementing a school-wide program to provide data-driven advisory opportunities.


Get Focused...Stay Focused!  College/High School Collaboration Institute  :

Developed & presented by Dr. Diane Hollems, Co-Founder of the Get Focused...Stay Focused! ™ Initiative

With over 3,000 high school students per year completing college credit courses, Santa Barbara City College has one of the largest community college-based dual enrollment programs in the country. Dr. Diane Hollems, who developed their program, will share how the college and the Santa Barbara area schools have joined together to develop the Get Focused…Stay Focused!™ Initiative starting with a dual enrollment freshman transition course for all high school freshman and continuing with 10th, 11th, and 12th grade follow-up modules that address the Common Core Standards in English.



Start-up Strategies for Launching Your Freshman Transition Course  :

Developed & presented by Principal Rudy Ramirez, Indio High School

Six years ago, a team from Indio High School attended a Freshman Transition Institute conducted by Dr. Rebecca Dedmond. They were systematically researching programs to increase freshman engagement of a predominantly Hispanic population in which 75 percent qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. Principal Rudy Ramirez will share the strategies and curriculum Indio High School uses in its Success 101 course, which is required of all freshmen. You’ll come away with the information and tools to launch a successful Freshman Transition Course.


Registration: $395 per person; $349 per person for teams of three or more!
This includes two days of in-depth capacity building with some of the top experts in the country, all materials and handouts for your chosen institute, and the opportunity to network with educators from around the region as you enjoy:
- A delicious buffet lunch each day
- Morning coffee breaks and afternoon dessert breaks
- A cocktail/refreshment reception at the end of the first day


Register today so you don't miss this wonderful opportunity!


We have also arranged with the Boston Quincy Marriott to offer a special room rate to Focus on Freshmen guests. Be sure to mention you are with the Regional Focus on Freshmen meeting and book your room by February 25, 2015, to receive the special rate of $145/night (plus tax).

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