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Trauma-Skilled Literacy: What’s the Connection?
Thursday, January 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Sandy Addis, Director, National Dropout Prevention Center
Sponsored by Achieve3000
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Dr. Sandy Addis, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center, shares the latest research on the critical link between building capacity as a Trauma-Skilled School and building literacy capacity for all students. Viewers will gain an understanding of trauma as a root cause of student challenges and how to support trauma-impacted students in strengthening their literacy skills.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Dr. Sandy Addis joined the National Dropout Prevention Center staff as Associate Director in May of 2013 and currently serves as Director. He holds an Ed.D. in educational leadership from South Carolina State University. He has 44 years of experience in public education in a variety of roles that include teacher, counselor, coach, principal, system-level administrator, and director of a regional educational service agency. He has designed and administered a variety of dropout prevention initiatives that include after-school programs, counseling, and service-learning. Dr. Addis has served as an alternative school principal and authored numerous grant proposals that funded summer programs, professional learning, family engagement, and character education. Dr. Addis has served as an adjunct instructor at several colleges in South Carolina and Georgia, trained local school boards, and consulted with local school systems on policy and leadership development. He has led educator teams in the development and distribution of student achievement measures and online systems for the delivery of educator training. Dr. Addis has served on numerous professional boards, testified before legislative committees, and recently chaired the Educator Ethics Task Force of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
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