College Changes Everything ... Continuing the Conversation

A Learning Community Focused on Student College and Career Readiness and Success

Our Subject: The Importance and Impact of Attendance

November 3, 2016
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ISAC’s Deerfield Office

Based on feedback from participants who have attended the annual College Changes Everything (CCE) Conference and other stakeholders, we want to provide more opportunities for collaboration on various topics of interest to our partners. Please join us as we host our first CCE ... Continuing the Conversation event. We intend these events to serve as a learning community focused on student college and career readiness and success topics and supporting the state’s Goal 2025 to increase the proportion of adults in Illinois with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60% by the year 2025.

The CCE ... Continuing the Conversation event will provide the opportunity to delve more deeply into a particular topic than we can normally do during an interest session at the annual conference. Our first topic we will be examining is the importance and impact of students’ attendance during their Pre-K–12 school years. Being at school and on time is a foundational essential/soft skill that students need to have in order to help them be successful for life after high school, whether they are pursuing a postsecondary education or starting on a career pathway.

The Illinois Attendance Commission was created in 2015 within the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to study the issue of – and make recommendations for strategies to prevent – chronic absenteeism in the state. More information can be found on the Commission’s website.

This half-day workshop will provide participants the opportunity to engage with other participants in small and larger group discussions on the topic, following a systematized protocol. The information and outcomes of this workshop will help inform the Illinois Attendance Commission’s work on identifying strategies, mechanisms, and approaches to help parents, educators, principals, superintendents, college faculty and administrators, and employers prevent chronic absenteeism.

Registration for this event is free, but space is limited, so reserve your spot now via this Eventbrite link.